This was my second visit to Pipers Pub.
The first time was on a Sunday morning and we went there for a late breakfast where we sat in the "restaurant" area. My second visit was by myself on a Tuesday evening for dinner.
This time I sat at the bar.
Walking in and taking a stool at the bar I noticed that the bartender seemed to be preoccupied with a waitress and virtually ignored me.
I sat there patiently waiting while I perused the bar area probably for about 5 minutes.
They have two large LCD televisions at either end of the bar playing sports channels.
I kept myself occupied by reviewing the huge selection of beer taps that line the bar and checking out the other parts of Pipers Pub.
Finally getting the bartender's attention he offered me a menu and took my drink order.
I quickly knew what I wanted but the bartender failed to return for another 8 to 10 minutes to take my order.
I have to note that there were only 3 people plus myself at the bar this night.
The restaurant area had about 14 to 16 people in it.
So it wasn't as if they were overwhelmed.
I simply made a mental note and reminded myself that there was no hurry as I had plenty of time to meet my friends.
The fish and chips arrived.
This was perhaps the largest platter of fish and chips I've received here in Pittsburgh.
It was so huge I think it had its own zip code and national anthem dedicated to it.
Good, but not the best I've had here in the Burgh.
However, on the plus side I would state that this dish could've been ordered for two people and shared with no issues.
I failed to conquer the "nation sized" portion of fish and chips on my platter and thus surrendered my knife and fork to the bartender after making a heroic attempt.
But seriously, the two pieces of fish were much larger than I could eat.
Probably several pounds of fresh fried fish along with a heaping side of fresh cut French fries.
The bill for my evening was a bit over $11.
Not too bad I think.
Even though I had to wait on the bartender "visiting" with the waitress and "chatting up" the ladies sitting next to me;
I would return.
As the food here is really good.
Last time at Pipers Pub I had the Shepards Pie.
It was extremely hot direct from the oven and was like molten lava on my plate...but very delicious and a huge portion!
Don't miss out on their gigantic selections of beer and their incredible food at Pipers Pub.
Overall I would give them a 9 even though the bartender wasn't as attentive as he could have been.
I won't hold Pipers Pub totally accountable for just one employee that seemed to have other thoughts on his mind during such a cold night.
Being a non-smoking bar is another added bonus in my book.
Gigantic beer selection
Great food with huge portions