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$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
403 East Ohio St.
phone: (412) 224-2273
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Not to entirely dismiss the previous review, but this place has been under new ownership for a few years. It's clear that "Z" places a premium on craft beer. The room is long and skinny, and there isn't much seating aside from the bar. There are free popcorn and peanuts, and there is not a cover for the bands that play Friday and Saturday nights. This is one of the oldest bars in the city, and you get that sense from the tiled ceiling.
But enough about atmosphere... let's talk about the beer list. I didn't write down every draught offering, but on a recent Saturday night the options included: Oberon, Railbender, Peak Organic Pale Ale, Sunshine Pils and Green Flash IPA. If you're looking to kick up the ABV a notch, you could choose from: Human Blockhead, Blackout Stout, or Unearthly IPA. A nice treat was the 30th Anniversary Flashback Ale from Boulder.
I certainly didn't expect that kind of list at this kind of place. If I lived in the neighborhood, it would really be a toss up between the Park House and the Monterey Pub for my regular spot.
05-19-2010 12:26:21 |
More by coachdonovan
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Living around the corner I hit up this place every now and again so I figured I'd throw in my two cents. As mentioned the place is supposed to be on of the oldest in the city so the decore has an old fashioned feel to it, which I like. There isn't a ton of seating but the only time I've had an issue with that is when a band is playing (when there is even less seats because of the "stage" area). Havent had too much food there but what I've have has been ok. The free popcorn and peanuts are a big plus though.
The beer selection isn't bad. A few good beers on tap and a couple coolers with mirco brews. I do feel that a pay 1 dollar or so more for a pint than I would at another place but the prices aren't too bad.
Overall a good little place for the North Side.
12-29-2010 19:46:06 |
More by citizenjdf
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4
Billing itself as Pittsburgh's oldest tavern, the Park House is a staple of the North Side and is doing good business now that the stadiums are complete. I used to be here all the time in the early 90s, about when the local media abandoned it as a watering hole of choice. Still, a nice place, small but lots of wood and a good jukebox selection. Good bottle selection and source of numerous pitchers of Pennsylvania Pilsener (my number one consumption spot as I usually went for the Kaiser Pils at Penn Brewing). Food was good, no fryers on premesis, so you get potato salad with the burger. Crab leg night was fun. Free popcorn and yes, a throw your shell on the floor peanut joint. Surviving the perception of the North Side as "dangerous" well, this place has a lot of memories for me -- met a lot of buddies from the Carnegie Science Center here, sometimes before and after Pirates games in old Three Rivers Stadium. The owner has opened a new Park House in downtown, haven't visited yet.
08-06-2003 16:06:28 |
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Park House, The in Pittsburgh, PA