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Last 25 Bars Reviewed By: Beer Guy

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Reviewed: "Monkey Bar"
In Category: User Reviews · Apr 20 2012 03:10 PM
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Well haven't been to any new bars in a while, but found myself out at the Monkey Bar recently, and figured I'd share.The outdoor deck looked nice, though I stayed inside, certainly could see enjoying a cocktail with some friends out there. Inside the place was clean and reasonable. The staff was fairly attentive when I was there, though it was a weekday evening.TV's were everywhere, and the bar ... View More
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Reviewed: "Soba Lounge"
In Category: User Reviews · Mar 27 2011 03:48 PM
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Beer Guy admittedly hasn't been to the bars much lately, life has gotten a bit crazy.. however I did stop into Soba one night recently after a nice meal and found it to be a rather enjoyable experience.This is definitely a LOUNGE.. I can't recall the last time I saw so many folks in black turtlenecks, but I digress.I was able to find a comfortable seat with my companion and we relaxed and enjoyed ... View More
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Reviewed: "Whim"
In Category: User Reviews · Sep 03 2010 12:37 PM
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Well, the Beer Guy wound up at Whim one Saturday night... and I freely admit, I am probably not its target audience, but I have to say, for a dance club it was a pretty nice place.Previously I have only been near it on Friday nights, where it usually has a line and a cover, I was there on a Saturday night, for a private event, so I didn't get the whole experience as we had our own area in the ... View More
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Reviewed: "Hambone's - A Great Place To Wait... "
In Category: User Reviews · Jul 19 2010 11:42 AM
Last Post by: Hammer's Picture Hammer
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Hambones has been on Butler for decades, but yours truly had never stopped in before.... So, finally I stopped in to check the place out. The bar is nice, and there is a sizable dining room as well, the place was clean, the beer selection was decent, and prices were cheap, at least during happy hour they were anyway. The food was good, though the menu was very limited, I was shocked that a place ... View More
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Reviewed: "Kelly's Korner"
In Category: User Reviews · Jun 25 2010 12:26 PM
Last Post by: irish1010's Picture irish1010
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Kelly's is an Irish bar, but in reality, its just a ver nice neighborhood bar. Located a few blocks up the hill from Butler. This is the corner bar your dad took you to to watch the game when you were a kid, before everyone got all crazy that "there's a kid in the bar" Where you would have had your first root beer with the old man, while he sucked down a cold one or two.The bar is small, but ... View More
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Reviewed: "Double D's Saloon"
In Category: User Reviews · Jun 25 2010 12:26 PM
Last Post by: cdj8000's Profile cdj8000
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So, I found myself in Lawrencville, and hadn't been there for a while and stopped into Double D's... the place certainly seemed to have the crowd, they had Karaoke going on at the time.The place definitely seemed to be the busiest bar in the area I stopped in that night, it was a younger crowd, and everyone seemed to be having a fun time. However I will admit that the place was pretty cramped, so ... View More
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Reviewed: "Primanti Brothers - Cranberry Twp"
In Category: User Reviews · Jun 04 2010 09:36 PM
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Primantis is Primantis, really doesn't matter which particular one you go to they are all pretty much the same. Its not a bad family restaraunt/bar.The building is nice, with good open space, and the staff have always been nice and polite and relatively prompt when I've been there. The patio is nice as well.Unfortunately its just another suburban primanti brothers, like everything in Cranberry ... View More
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Reviewed: "Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh"
In Category: User Reviews · Apr 22 2010 10:19 AM
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The Hofbrauhaus is a place where you can certainly have a good time, particularly as a group. The brews are good, and the food as well. The staff does a fairly good job even when crowded keeping you served. It is truly hard not to like Hofbrauhaus, I mean seriously who doesn't like standing on benches and tables and celebrating Beer?Now with that said, this is a place, provided you want a ... View More
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Reviewed: "Barrys Public House - 'Sausage to Bajingos Significantly Favored the Sausage Side'"
In Category: User Reviews · Mar 29 2010 03:44 PM
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Well I've hit a lot of bars up and down Carson over the years, and finally Barry's turn came up. I was there on a Saturday night, and my general impressions were the following.Crowd tended to be younger, at least when I was there, place was fairly crowded, but not as bad as some of the worst offenders in this department. The front of the bar is, well, a large rectangular bar taking up most of ... View More
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Reviewed: "Ugly Dog Saloon"
In Category: User Reviews · Mar 27 2010 03:22 AM
Last Post by: Beer Guy's Profile Beer Guy
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Ok, I've reviewed this place in the past, but feel I have to review it again. I am in this bar very often, and its an ok neighborhood bar, nothing stellar, nothing poor. However, the bar owner needs to get a reign on things here.I know most of the staff here pretty well, and I have nothing personally against any of them as people.. but I can tell you that I have seen on multiple occassion the ... View More
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Reviewed: "All Star Sports Bar & Grill - No Stars For Service!"
In Category: User Reviews · Mar 02 2010 04:10 PM
Last Post by: fjk737's Profile fjk737
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Ok, about All Star... This place is definitely not a bad place to go to watch a game, there are several large projection TVS and large screens mounted everywhere. So I really don't think there is a bad seat in the house in terms of actually being able to see a major sporting event here.They also do have a pretty good beer selection for the beer snobs out there, not going to blow your mind, but ... View More
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Reviewed: "William Penn Tavern"
In Category: User Reviews · Feb 24 2010 05:32 PM
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The William Penn Tavern is probably one of the lesser pretentious bars over in Walnut area of Shadyside. The price of specials was reasonable, the crowd was decent, the tented outdoor area was nice too.The staff and bartenders have treated me well when I've been there. I can honestly say I'm not really someone you're going to find hanging around Walnut in Shadyside often, but if you do find ... View More
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Reviewed: "Bar 11 - 'Asses to Elbows'"
In Category: User Reviews · Jan 20 2010 03:48 PM
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Bar11 has a reputation, and it is without a doubt a very unique place, it is also a very popular place and a very very small place. This is without a doubt a party bar, and embraces that fact with gusto. The place is packed nearly any weekend night, and the crowd does tend to be younger. The place is distictive and it does have a nice vibe.Now with that said, with the huge crowds, comes ... View More
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Reviewed: "Tiki Lounge - 'Definitely Not A Bad Place To Go Dancing'"
In Category: User Reviews · Jan 20 2010 03:35 PM
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If you are familiar with the south side at all, but have never been in the Tiki Lounge, the easiest way to describe it is, like Lava Loungue with bamboo and fountains. Not overly suprising since I believe they are owned by the same people.For those not familiar, the Tiki Lounge like its name implies is a themed bar decorated with bamboo and other island type paraphernalia. The bar while skinny, ... View More
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Reviewed: "PD's Pub"
In Category: User Reviews · Jan 13 2010 11:38 AM
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Well, you can definitely do worse than PD's pub if you want to visit a bar in this part of town. The bar area is large, clean, well lit and the food was good, the beer selection was large and the specials made a night there none too painful on the wallet. The place has a nice enough stage and large enough to host a live band.. wasn't any playing the night I was there, but it definately could ... View More
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Reviewed: "Blush"
In Category: User Reviews · Nov 16 2009 11:18 AM
Last Post by: BigAsYou's Picture BigAsYou
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Blush is the latest incarnation of the Edison Motel.. Club Ed, Club Elite, doesn't matter the name its pretty much the same place.It has been a long while since I had last been in this place, and from the looks of it they fixed it up nice, it seems a bit larger inside than I recall it before the renovation.Probably the biggest claim to fame about this club vs the other strip clubs in town is that ... View More
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Reviewed: "Bossa Nova"
In Category: User Reviews · Nov 12 2009 11:35 PM
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Bossa Nova is a nice open upscale bar downtown and my experiences there have generally been good ones. It does have a DJ and dance floor area so you can dance if thats what you want to do, but the music not so loud you cannot have a reasonable conversation inside. It has some nice seating areas, and service is decent, though I wouldn't say its spectacular.Being an "upscale" lounge obviously the ... View More
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Reviewed: "Steelhouse"
In Category: User Reviews · Oct 26 2009 12:48 AM
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Well, my experience at the Steelhouse was simple... one boring sausagefest. Thank God this bar is connected to 2 others, because IMHO paying a cover for this place is an insult to sanity.I was there a night that they had a UFC fight or something going, and it was litterally a packed bar with maybe 5% females. Now this might have just been because that was the event they decided to have on the ... View More
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Reviewed: "Crystal On Penn"
In Category: User Reviews · Sep 20 2009 10:18 PM
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I have to say Crystal's was a suprise to me, not so much for what it is, but for what it is at the location it is. This bar really is the corner bar in any neighborhood in Pittsburgh, the only difference is this one is located downtown.The place was busy, but not so much so you couldn't get good service or overly crowded. The bartenders and employees knew all the regulars by name, and the ... View More
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Reviewed: "The Bar at 2132"
In Category: User Reviews · Sep 16 2009 03:06 PM
Last Post by: meghannsmail's Profile meghannsmail
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The Bar at 2132 is a nice place, very nice atmosphere, the wood work in the place is very nice. Plenty of TV's to catch a sporting event or something the food I had was excellent. The bathrooms were damned near impecably clean something that's a rare treat down on Carson. I also found the chalk boards you are free to write on an entertaining diversion to read and write on while in there.If ... View More
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Reviewed: "One 10 Lounge"
In Category: User Reviews · Sep 16 2009 03:06 PM
Last Post by: Beer Guy's Profile Beer Guy
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Well, what can I say about one*10? Well, for those of you familiar with the downtown area, this used to be Jimmy's... it got sold a year or two ago and was briefly called "steel city" or something.The place got a bit of a face lift, newer tvs, and much better lighting. Then somewhere along the line it became 0ne10. One10 seems to try to be billing itself as a cool upscale chic place (well at ... View More
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Reviewed: "Lava Lounge"
In Category: User Reviews · Sep 05 2009 06:16 PM
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The Lava Lounge is a distinct place, of that there is little doubt. The place was fairly crowded on the Friday night I was there, but service was quick and I didn't wait too long to get served ever, and in spite of it being a narrow building, and it being rather busy It didn't feel crowded, I was able to move around reasonably well and didn't get that asses to elbows feeling I get in other ... View More
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Reviewed: "Soho"
In Category: User Reviews · Aug 31 2009 11:01 AM
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What can I say about SOHO.... The place is nice enough, its big and nice, and the outdoor area is nice to relax on on a nice evening.The staff when I have gone have been rediculously slow in service in my opinion, especially considering their prices. Which while not rediculously over the top are higher than the bar around it. Prices are definately higher than comparable bars on the block.The ... View More
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Reviewed: "Silky's Sports Bar & Grill"
In Category: User Reviews · Aug 05 2009 02:32 PM
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Silky's is a nice neighborhood bar, it bills itself as a sports bar, and there are many TV's and they generally have some sporting event on, so I guess that qualifies.The bar is nothing fancy, decent bar on the first floor, with tables and a balcony with more tables, and a good view of the bar and tv's downstairs as well.The beer selection is reasonable, nothing stellar, the atmosphere is pretty ... View More
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Reviewed: "Downey's House"
In Category: User Reviews · Aug 03 2009 02:17 PM
Last Post by: davecli's Picture davecli
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Downey's House (formerly Jabby Joes) has treated me well the times I've been there. The dining room and food is very good, and the bar is open and large, and it has a covered outdoor patio area as well. The crowds always been fun and friendly when I've been there and the prices reasonable.Probably the biggest negative for this place is, its located sort of in the back part of a strip mall off Rt ... View More
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