House of 1000 Beers
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Taps: 40 / Bottles: 1000
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
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4.03/5 rDev -8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75 | $$$
I've been here a few times, I enjoy it. The staff and owner are very nice and knowledgeable. They have a huge cooler section and shelf beers. You will pay a little more for that "special" find but I don't mind. some of the offerings are way too high but I don't go for those, they wanted like 30+ for a Bruery White Oak. I would never pay that but some might. They have a lot of beers on tap. They also have great beer events. I would recommend going its a nice little hole in the wall bar. Also the do serve the beer in the right glasses!!!
11-19-2013 19:59:19 | More by chuckv
2.94/5 rDev -32.9%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $$$$
Went here based on the ratings on BA and was extremely disappointed.
Firstly, this place is very much a hole-in-the-wall type store and the staff was friendly and helpful, so I will give them credit for that. That is where the positivity ends though.
The selection was pretty good but almost anything that was interesting was SIGNIFICANTLY overpriced. It seemed as though the cheapest bomber in the place was $15 and they went WAY up from there. I generally don't care about a couple of dollars here and there when I buy beer, but the prices here were so high that I only bought about 5 bottles where I would have normally bought about 9 or 10 based on the selection. An example would be bottles of Alamanc Barrel Noir for $18 and Alamanac Fresh Hop Cluster for $19. I can order these beers on line with shipping costs for much cheaper than that. And that was just the beginning. This seemed to be a place that priced their more interesting beer intentionally high thinking that someone would eventually buy it at that price.
The other negative about this place for an out-of-towner is the location. This seems close enough to Pittsburgh when you map it on line but it is further than it looks and it is not the most pleasant of drives to get here. For how out of the way it is and the prices I would NEVER go here again.
It was also VERY warm in this store and I think they should invest in air conditioning to save the beer that is sitting on the shelves as most beer was not refrigerated.
10-13-2013 19:48:34 | More by TheSevenDuffs
3.86/5 rDev -11.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
A bit odd in its pricing, some beers you can get else where for a much cheaper price, but then other beers you couldn't find a better deal anywhere than here... Very odd! Atmosphere is good and staff if very warm and welcoming selection is very good especially for PA where bottle shops are few and far between
10-09-2013 16:32:54 | More by Tonerelia
4.6/5 rDev +5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | $
Along with Vintage Estate, this is easily one of the best places you can go for a great selection of beer and a great draft list too. They frequently hold a lot of interesting events and deals for craft beer drinkers that simply do not exist anywhere else. In the Pittsburgh area, none can even come close to House of 1000 Beers!
10-06-2013 03:37:02 | More by KJ2013
3.15/5 rDev -28.1%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$$$
The place is a little hole in the wall. The decor is beer, coolers and shelfs of beer, with a little bar around the corner with lots of tapps. They serve food but I didnt go there for the food. They dont seen to draw a big croud mostly locals and the beer nuts looking for a surprise find. They have a verry good selection but the prices are high and almost everything is stored at 75 degrees, unless its in a cooler, not good for stouts for aging.
frendly people and a good place to stop in for a suprize once in a while when tired of the same old things.
08-17-2013 17:44:47 | More by partypak
4.55/5 rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Traveling I stopped in here to meet a fellow BA. I found the selection to be great and employees to be very helpful. I was able to share a few killer beers with a few people and one of the owners. Upon making a nice purchase and before leaving the owner had asked if I had ever had VooDoo beers before and within 2 minutues of saying nope he took out 2 from the back and said let me know what you think. What a great guy. The price on the bottles were at a bit of a premium but if you consider the cost of s/h these days it all but makes up for it.
Hope to stop here again soon.
08-02-2013 14:22:11 | More by CTJman
4.6/5 rDev +5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$$
I live an hour from this place, and have always wanted to check it out, as I've heard good things. I wasn't disappointed. I rated the atmosphere accurately, because they lay out of the place is a bit of a maze and has a the feeling of being a cluttered garage. But, everything else is top notch. The staff is knowledgeable and amazingly helpful. You can tell they appreciate their craft beer. If you ask about something, they just won't point it out they'll go get it for you. There is also about 40 beers on tap - all excellent choices and many you JUST WON'T FIND ANYWHERE ELSE in the area. The tap prices are also VERY reasonable. The bottles and cans are a little on the pricey side, but you get what you pay for. Overall, I'm disappointed in myself for not checking out House of 1000 Beers sooner!
07-14-2013 14:13:33 | More by DWolf
3.11/5 rDev -29%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
Nice variety overall but finding things like Pliny for $14-$15 per bottle was not worth it. Had an off-putting interaction with an employee that stated a tasting list was not for me to take home, when i never asked or mentioned wanting such a thing. I do not plan on returning.
06-26-2013 01:35:15 | More by sugarcaneE
4.5/5 rDev +2.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 2 | $$
Great place to discover new beers, or get that hard to find beer. Good atmosphere, nothing special. Could use some more TV's for watching "the game" but if your just going to have drinks with friends it's perfect. Staff is very helpful and kind and the owner is cool and down to earth and will just sit down and have a beer with you and talk beers or whatever else. I definitely recommend The House to any one who's in the Burgh.
06-09-2013 04:54:08 | More by ScottyDuzntNo
4.58/5 rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
WOW! Loved this place. Stopped there on my way to VA from Pittsburgh. It's where I found my first bottle by Russian River (Consecration) and Alesmith (Speedway Stout). Great selection of beers and outstanding bar with extensive tap listings. The best part about tap listings was projected on a flat-screen TV above the bar. Very 21st century! The young guy behind counter was very helpful and friendly. The only downside was their price for certain "hard-to-find" bottled beers.
Would recommend this place to anyone who's in the area of P-town!
05-12-2013 17:14:51 | More by cw577enfield
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House of 1000 Beers in New Kensington, PA
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