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D's SixPax & Dogz
Taps: 27 / Bottles: 1000
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery, Store ]
1118 S Braddock Ave
phone: (412) 241-4666
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This is my kind of place. I go here for the hot dogs and the ever-changing selection of drafts. The cooler and beer cave don't change much, but the drafts are always many and different.
The hot dogs are really good. Very hearty. The salad and pizza? Not so much.
The servers are very relaxed and chill - this means they won't be over to fill your water glass every time you take a sip, and it might be a while for them to come to you on their own accord to check in or bring the check. But they will talk to you as people, not just another table of blank faces. They will answer any questions you have about the beer selections, and make recommendations if you ask. They may not come back to your table often, but they are quick to bring your beers when you order them, even if you had to flag them down to get their attention - but unlike some other places, they know they do this and won't sigh and roll their eyes when they see your hand waving at them or yelling their name across the restaurant.
10-30-2013 18:28:11 |
More by Hopst
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
D's has one of the best selections of craft beer in Pittsburgh! The beer cave is a well organized paradise of craft beers from all over the world. It's a very chill place. D's is a great spot to relax and enjoy a frosty beer and eat a hot dog. It's very relaxed and family friendly. They always have many outstanding brews on tap. Definitely one of my favorite spots to hang out on a week day. Only downside is that the prices are a bit high. Overall a fantastic establishment!
08-18-2013 02:14:29 |
More by HollyHops
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4 | $$
again, pittsburgh loves its food and beer. this place has a decent tap seltion, maybe 12 or so at a time, some rare stuff (rarely) and the normal stuff to keep the craft beer geeks and their girlfriends happy, the real treasure is the beer cave. TONSSS of bottle to pick and drink there or to go, and when i said tons, i meant a couple hundred. as for the food, the hot dogs are awesome and the other stuff is solid, its a go to, but if youre from otta town, its not super close to downtown
05-10-2013 17:08:34 |
More by basickness
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$$
This place is right off of 376, so I like to make a visit whenever I'm in the area.
Atmosphere: typical small sports bar with a separated restaurant area with the beer cave in the back. the bar area is fairly breezy and cold in the winter. its a nice area with a good crowd.
Selection/Quality: one of the biggest and best in town. however, since there are a lot of people in the area that love beer and know this place, better beers don't stay long. Still, if you visit, you'll definitely be able to find something interesting that you haven't had. I was able to get Ballast Point Victory at Sea and Brooklyn Black Ops here, both of which i've never seen anywhere else. The bar also has a lot of great beers on tap. I got Unibroue Terrible and Great Divide Belgian Yeti
Beers are a bit pricey
01-23-2012 18:40:04 |
More by AdamBear
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $
Checked this place out while in Pittsburgh a couple months ago. It is a great place! Have been to Pittsburgh a few times and have been to several bars/places and this one is near the top. The variety of the hotdogs are great! I have tried a few and all were good.
The best reason to come is for the beer selection in the back room. You can make your own six/twelve/24 pack from singles of many beers. The variety of beers to choose from is impressive. Beers from mostly eastern US and PA, but they still have plenty from other regions to choose from. Overall, great place!
12-31-2011 00:23:36 |
More by dexterk1
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
This place is one of my favorite bars n Pittsburgh. They have a pretty awesome selection, good beers always rotating on tap, and they fill growlers! Unfortunately their growlers are ridiculously expensive (~$40 filled) but you can bring your own in and they'll fill it up.
The atmosphere is good, though they could have a little more room around the bar.. a few more TVs would be nice as well. The setup is nice, very casual and relaxing and AWESOME music - lots of blues, rock, classic rock, etc. I don't recall them playing anything that made me angry, and I'm very picky about today's music. Regent square is a nice location, too, so it's worth the trip.
The beer selection is pretty good - I think they have about everything that is distributed to the East side of Pennsylvania. Though the prices aren't the best (mainly due to the alcohol tax) it's definitely affordable, just not what I'm used to seeing in Ohio. They have both a walk in cooler that has the majority of stuff you want and then a chiller that you can use to chill anything that's not in the freezer.
The hotdogs are awesome and cheap! The pizza is pretty good, too, and thus far I haven't had anything that I hated.
10-25-2011 17:06:10 |
More by twaddlac
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
I haven't been to this place in a while so it was cool to visit since I decided not to go to Ohio for new beers.
Went in on a Thursday at about 3PM so nobody was there. As I walked in I wasn't greeted and said my "hello" and walked to the beer cooler. Not much in there really except for a Number 17 and some singles that I could find everywhere and nothing seemed to interesting so I took my empty sixer and went to the back. Walking the first Isle I noticed some pretty good Belgium and German beers but really nothing caught my eye.
Once I turned the corner in the "domestics craft" I easily mixed almost a whole sixer without even turning around and seeing another section behind me! With about 300 domestic craft I easily mixed one and then two sixers replacing some offerings with others until I was satisfied.
Getting out was rather difficult as nobody was at the register so I literally had to walk to the bar and ask to pay. The two guys (one seemed to be on break) ignored me until a lady came out and I asked so she told me I had to check out at the bar. What the H? My beer was already up front so I had to go to the front register and get my beer.
I complimented them on their selection and agreed with the price of 38 dollars for 14 beers (two bombers) and went on my way.
My only gripe was some of the prices were pretty outrageous some noted were 10.50 for a Great Divide fresh hop ale, about 4.50 (with discount) for 2010 Cerise, and Samuel Smith Cherry Ale at an astounding 9.95, which I can find even at my local place for 7.50. Not to mention that some beers were considerably old
GD fresh hop from August 2010 and still full price?
Regardless if you check dates you should be able to find some great brews at a pretty reasonable price (most craft from 3-5 dollars before 1 off to go discount) Great beer store!
01-21-2011 07:15:39 |
More by DrDemento456
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Ive been here 3 times now. I like the bar, the way its laid out and alot of cool stuff on the walls like the painting of all the famous people. They got a good draft lineup, usually 10-12 beers. The servers have always been nice but, every time ive been there, its too busy. They always could use another server. The wait time for food was long, i never got a refill, and theres just not enough room in that place once a few people come in and sit down to eat. The food is always great, though some of the pizzas get pricey. There well known for there speicalty hot dogs.The beer selction is great, 500+ beers on display and 100-150 in the cooler. I found a few beers i been looking for. One problem though is other then seasonal beers, nothing really changes, not many new beers come in, so that meens some beers sit there for awhile. So there is the threat of old bottles there. I got a victory baltic thunder that expired march 2010. Lucky it was fine to drink. The prices are expensive. But its in a money area, and thats expected. Overall i love going to d's but, the drive sucks for me since i got to go through the fort pitt tunnels, then deal with the squirel hill tunnel mess.
11-23-2010 05:19:21 |
More by wvsabbath
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2.5 | $$
The service was great at both locations I visited, and easy on the eyes to boot. To be honest I spent most of my time in the beer cave. coming from a place like virginia I had never seen any thing like this before. a stand alone walk in freezer nice and dark. and then a beer cave back, which may not impress some of you but my jaw was on the floor the whole time. the cheese fries made me sick but that was something I was willing to get over because of how enamored I was with the place. The guy who stocked and watched the cave was very friendly and informative. They had a very nice and affordable brand name selection of glass wear in the hallway leading up to the cave. In my area you have to hunt for good glass wear. Great place going back every time I'm in town each year.
09-09-2010 12:14:31 |
More by terrapinfan88
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
I live two blocks from this place, so for convenience alone, I end up going here at least once a week. It's been through a lot of changes over the years, some for the better and some for the worse. D's occupies a warm spot in my heart, which is why I hate pointing out it's flaws, but it's got enough going for it that it's really not to be missed for a beer lover.
Let's start with the positives. The food here is pretty solid, for what it is, which is bar food. The hot dogs are great, they make a decent pizza, their salads are a great alternative. I stay away from their bread-heavy sandwiches, 'cause I prefer to drink my bread. Their tap selections are eclectic and broad -- I can almost always find something. The beer cave has a selection second to none in the area. There are so many beers it can be a little chaotic, but you won't find a better selection in town. The recently revamped cooler has ~200 cold choices for singles to have with your dinner, and if you're not in a hurry they now have a "rapid" chiller for the room-temp beers you grab from the cave. The decor in the dining room is really intricate and makes for a great conversation piece, even if it's a bit kitschy.
And now for the not-so-greats: The service in this place sucks. It's not the waitstaff's fault -- they're all super nice people and I've gotten to know several of them by name -- but the way the service is run is just stupid. When you eat here, you don't have "your waiter," any waiter can (and will) wait on you. Result? Total chaos. Food comes out at drastically different times depending on whether your food comes from the bar (hot dogs, sandwiches, burgers) or the kitchen (everything else.) Even though it's been years since they made the transition from a tiny 12-seat bar with a few high-tops to a full-fledged restaurant, they still haven't figured out how to run service. Also the tap list, while eclectic and different, often reeks of 'laziness.' For instance, it'll be the middle of summer and they'll *still* have Christmas beers on tap, but not one hefe or wit. The tap lists they put on the tables are almost always seem to be out of date, and my fiancee and I seem to have a special talent for picking every beer on it that "just kicked" which is really frustrating.
All in all, I still love this place, but I wonder how often I'd make the trip if it wasn't within walking distance. That said, it's a real destination for 'burgh beer geeks and should be on everyone's list to try out at least once. There are few options around here that even come close. The fact that it's still constantly packed and clearly thriving despite these issues should be proof enough of it's significance and underlying charm. If the owner would just look at how service is run at every other restaurant on Earth and emulate that, and perhaps be a little more proactive with the tap rotation, this place could reach it's full potential and be a true juggernaut of beer in the 'burgh.
07-20-2010 02:38:54 |
More by ipmcc
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