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Taps: 40 / Bottles: 30
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
1828 E Carson St
phone: (412) 381-3977
(Place added by: QXSTER1)
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| Reviews: 26 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Jan. 8 ,2009 - Since this is my first trip to Pittsburgh I'm scouting out different places to sample the local ambience. Having lunched and tasted some brews we departed the saloon and looked across the street to see another establishment call Piper's Pub. Could that mean bag pipers? Well upon entering we see a pleasantly ornate bar and were immediately greeted by some friendly people. The bartender knew about every one of the beers on tap and in fact could blend them to make some interesting concoctions. Yes, I could almost hear the pipes while sipping the Belhaven Scottish Ale. All kinds of Lagers, Ales and Stouts are present and at a reasonable price, especially the Choklat Stout. The number and selection of cask beers will be a welcoming sight to the discerning beer drinker ready to enjoy brews as they do on the other side of the "pond".
Special thanks to barkeeps Chris, Alex and Tim
01-15-2009 03:42:48 |
More by outdoorbrewer
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
This is not only a great place to find some good and interesting beers on tab but one of the best places in the US to watch Football (soccer). I have been to Pitt twice in the last six months and both times made sure I spent time here.
I went to watch the football but loved the beer. Each time they had 2 very interesting beers for the cask and a good selection of beer on draft. The selection is reasonably priced and varied.
This is a bar during the day time for footy fans. It is open early with lots of people there for the games. It is a Scottish pub .
I have had breakfast there twice everything my family and I ate was excellent. I had the lamb shepherds pie ... Wow. My wife loved the bread pudding. Food is reasonably priced
Football beer and food this the place
The staff was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable
04-15-2012 02:28:44 |
More by Gratefullawyer
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
Nice place! The shepard's pie is excellent enough that I'd come here again just for that, and the menu looked good enough that there are even more reasons to come back. Service was excellent, very attentive and knowledgable. Add the beer and scotch selection to the food menu, and that's how I rated it so high. If you want an import, especially for a scotch ale, this is the place to come. I am definitely returning. The only down side I can think of is that its atmosphere seems more like a nuvo restaurant instead of a Scottish pub.
Had the scotch eggs and shepards pie April 26th, 2008. Fantastic! It was great and the service was wonderful as always.
10-02-2007 01:34:09 |
More by JamesS
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5
A bit of the UK on the Southside! This is the type of pub where you can settlie in for an evening of eating and drinking a feel completely relaxed and at home. The beer selection is tremendous, not so much in # of taps, but in the excellent variety. You will find anything from toDelirium Nocturnum to Old Speckled Hen with some great Scottish and German selections in between. The bar staff are friendly and knowlegeable about the beer and the food. The will 'bullshit" the night away with if you would like or they will leave to enjoy your beer solace if this is what you prefer. The food is hearty and plentiful with classic UK fare from shepherd's pie to Scotch eggs. The offer a nice Sunday brunch menu also. Definitely a must stop for any BA visiting the 'Burgh!
02-17-2003 15:54:27 |
More by maltydog
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
Piper's Pub is an excellent example of a fine UK pub except for one thing: They have 24 different beers on tap! Only three of these are from North America (SN Pale and IPA + Labatt light). The rest are mostly UK offerings, with a few Belgian and German offerings to complete the stylistic offerings. There are also scores of bottled offerings, which are presented on a well defined beer/alcohol menu. It really has the look and feel of what you would expect the classic pub to look like. An oak bar with brass accents beneath a green tin ceiling. The liquor selection is good as well, with around 70 different scotch offerings available on the mirrored shelves lining the back of the bar. I expected to spend a few minutes in here enjoying my beer, but spent 2 hours talking to the owner and the bar attendant. Other places have a larger selection of beers on tap, but what is here is top quality, with top-notch food to match. Stop in to Piper's Pub, and truly enjoy your next pint.
02-03-2003 14:02:48 |
More by aaronh
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
Wow i love this place. The place is always very clean, well lighted and loaded with tv's, usually playing football, both nfl and soccer. Great selction of craft beers on tap, around 12-15 and plenty of bottles. The bartenders have always been great, really friendly, down to earth and will suggest a beer for you. The prices of tabs are right on with everyone else, and some beers are 16-20 oz pours! What really makes this place great is the food! This is usually my last stop in south side cause this is were i eat my sober up lunch/dinner. Food is always top notch, fresh and plenty of amount for your dollar. Anytime im in south side, i stop here without even checking the tab list. Love it, for sure stop in for a beer and a bite to eat.
05-16-2012 21:58:10 |
More by wvsabbath
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Your walking into an authentic pub folks not a knockoff, this place is completely legitimate. Don't believe me try the Shepard's Pie, it's mindblowingly delicious you will be licking your plate. A slew of drafts offering classic UK offerings, with some micros and imported Belgian specialties on occasion great place to drink on St. Paddy's Day. Servers are all very professional yet friendly and personable at the same time, that can be hard to pull off they do it pretty nicely. Almost right across from Fathead's and a couple blocks from Smokin' Joe's definite must visit threesome in East Carson St. Usually some live music going on as well great lively atmosphere with awesome food this is the whole package, a true pub. Oh and on the weekends they show Rugby and Soccer games, for those in tune with that scene.
Drew and company have continued to do what works since I wrote that initial review in 04. In addition, the cask room has been created with other adventurous projects in the works. I stopped by a couple weeks back, to see what was on cask. When I got there and saw Drew, I had to ask if my pal Chad and I could check it out. This system was done right, there's no other cask system like this pouring in the Burgh right now, in fact you may have to go to NYC to get anything close to the quality of cask that this place has been producing. I've been there multiple times in the last year, and each visit has brought excitement through beers that I had either passed over or never had on cask. Duck Rabbit Milk Stout, Firehouse Red from North Country, Black Strap to name of few were all excellent, and for me light years better in quality than the standard carbonated fare we are all accustomed to. I've seen a trend in more craft offerings being available here, still has a great mix of imports and Single Malts but I've seen alot of Terrapin, Victory, Troeg's, Erie, East End, and Duck Rabbit in the last year. A great move for the beer as a whole in addition to the kick ass cask conditioning going down. I've respected the fact that these casks have been provided by a handful of brewers, but I'm excited to see what other possibilities arise for this system as Drew makes friends with other micros wanting to send the Burgh some real ale. This review was not CAMRA approved just the thoughts and ramblings of the WVbeergeek.
By the way, checkout the lamb and chestnut Shepard's Pie if you haven't already. Oh, and the next big project is coming soon, Pittsburgh's first authentic Fish and Chips shop right next door to Piper's Pub. This place has earned it's identity as a member of the Holy Trinity of beer in the Southside along with Fathead's and Smokin' Joe's. A staple for me every time I carouse around in the Southside.
12-04-2004 19:19:47 |
More by WVbeergeek
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
The wife and I checked out Piper's last night, a cold and dreary evening, and the place was exactly what we were looking for. It was pretty empty throughout our visit; music was kept pretty low; there were four or five tvs on ESPN and VS. but the sound was down. Really, the only sound you heard was from the gregarious bartender and the other patrons. That, to me, is the true sound of a good pub.
Piper's has about 20 taps, mostly dedicated to UK imports, with a few other domestics, micros and imports in the mix. My wife had an well-poured Guinness and I started with an Old Speckled Hen on a nitro-pour.
The food menu includes many typical pub items, as well as a section of just UK type foodstuffs. My wife had the Chicken Shepherd's pie, and I opted for the traditional beef shepherd's pie. Both were preceded by a simple, but very fresh, house salad. The pies arrived nuclear reactor hot and smelling very, very good. Rather than the traditional browned mashed potato crust, these featured half-smashed potatoes with some nice big chunks of skin-on redskin potatoes in the "crust," which added a nice element of texture. I oredered a draft Fuller's ESB (sweet!) to go with the pie. Both pies were enormous and, when you factor in the salad, were incredible values for $13.95. Even though we both absolutely loved them, we had lots left to take away.
One of the real draws of Piper's, at least to me, is their enormous scotch selection. They list about 80 or so, and the menu says that's only a portion of what they have in stock, but that shelf space limits what they can offer at any one time. I wonder how frequently the displayed items change...Anyway, being a fan of single cask malts, I went with a Tamdhu 10-year Speyside malt which was served in a proper Glencairn tasting glass, with a small bottle of spring water on the side (which I didn't have to ask for- nice touch.) The menu listed it at $21, but it was only $16 on the check, so I'm not sure about the discrepancy.
Overall, we spent a very relaxing couple hours in this very charming pub. I'd love to get back to watch some EPL soccer on one of their big screens and see what kind of a crowd they draw for that. My wife said that if we didn't have kids, and lived closer, Piper's was the kind of place we'd be pretty serious regulars in; that, I think, sums it up best.
02-26-2008 16:35:06 |
More by Mattysox
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Hey!! A nice pleasant surprise. Located on the South Side practically across the street from Fatheads, this little pub gets marks for their great mostly UK beer selection. 2 dozen taps, the breakdown is roughly 10 English, 3 Irish and 3 Scottish, as well as 3 German, 3 Belgian and a pair from North America (Sierra Nevada Pale Ale & Labatts light). Just great taps,... Corsendonk Brown, Fullers, Beamish, Belhaven, yeah.
The bar is spacious, dark wood and brass, a green tin ceiling and large mirrors with some bar tables towards the back wall and the rear of the place is a large room of restaurant seating. TV's over the bar, a good liquor selection and attentative, friendly service. Just a clean, neat pub to drop into for a pint or two.
10-19-2003 17:26:02 |
More by slander
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Atmosphere: Piper's Pub is across from Fathead's on E. Carson St. With a subdued wood front with only a small Piper's Pub neon (I missed it the first time I went down to Carson), it's easy to miss. Once you walk in, though, it's worth it to find. The bar on the inside is what I'd imagine an English/Irish pub to be. In addition, there's almost always soccer on the TV, and Piper's does a nice business with British expats.
Quality/Service: There are about 20 taps at Piper's. There are several English beers like Youngs and Fullers and usually Strongbow, along with some of the German and Belgian favorites. The tap selection is rounded off with US micros...that's right, no macros on tap. I haven't had a bottle here, but there's a decent bottle selection: Scottish, English, German and Belgian beers are the great majority.
Service: I've had no complaints about the service here at Piper's. Most of the staff seems friendly, and know about the beer.
I suppose Piper's tends to get overshadowed by the other two great beer bars up this way on Carson, Fathead's and Smokin Joes. Though I'd probably rank Piper's slightly below the other two, it's certainly worth a visit when you're on the South Side, especially with taps the other two don't have.
02-09-2004 01:07:49 |
More by beergeek279
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