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« on: July 16, 2018, 10:22:49 AM »
Anyone have any recent experience with Pittsburgh?  Looks like there's no thread in here about it.

I'll be in Pittsburgh during the afternoon/early evening of Thursday 7/26.  I've been to Pittsburgh twice before when I was younger but wasn't drinking age, so I'm mildly familiar with the layout but woefully unfamiliar with breweries / beer bars in the downtown-ish area.

We are ultimately there for the Radiohead show that night so ideally I'd like to leave my car somewhere downtown during the day, go have a few beers, eat some dinner, and then sober up during the show ahead of the drive home.

I know of Church Brew, but otherwise I'm pretty clueless.  Any ideas?
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Re: Pittsburgh
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2018, 10:48:06 AM »
Heard good things about Brew Gentlemen in Braddock, but that's not really downtown.

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Re: Pittsburgh
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2018, 11:33:25 AM »
play this a lot while you're there

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Re: Pittsburgh
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2018, 01:14:57 PM »
Radiohead! They're kick-ass live.

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Re: Pittsburgh
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2018, 09:42:07 AM »
Voodoo and Grist House also endorsed by local beer folk. Strange Roots looks very solid, they do the Drai Laag beers. I've had a couple good ones.
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Re: Pittsburgh
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2018, 04:43:22 PM »
Is East End still a thing?
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Re: Pittsburgh
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2018, 08:10:29 PM »
Get yourself a Primanti Brothers sandwich when you're there. beer wise I have nothing to offer other than what has been listed before but I heard great things about all of those.
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Re: Pittsburgh
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2018, 10:12:48 PM »
Get yourself a Primanti Brothers sandwich when you're there. beer wise I have nothing to offer other than what has been listed before but I heard great things about all of those.

I’ll be contrarian on the sandwich, not that good. Regular deli sandwich with boring fries and coleslaw on top to make everything soggy.

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Re: Pittsburgh
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2018, 02:16:27 PM »
I have had Primanti before, it was good but not necessarily great.

That said, we're probably going to stop there tomorrow because it's a block away from East End's taproom.  Their ratings/reviews are still pretty good.

Considered Grist House + Strange Roots but it'll be a tight window as neither opens until 5 and the show starts at 7:30.  Seems like a safer bet to get a sandwich, some East End beers, and then make sure we have more than enough time to get to the arena.  We'll see how it goes.
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Re: Pittsburgh
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2018, 07:02:13 PM »
Closer to downtown and open early on Thursdays is War Streets Brewing. Looks new and unproven. Also down the street from Peppi's, another sub place.
Penn Brewery is open early too. That said, East End looks like your best bet. Depends how many stops you want to cram in.

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Re: Pittsburgh
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2018, 01:57:45 PM »
Only made it to East End.  Could've chanced it and headed out a little bit but we were pretty comfortable at East End and the beers were good so we stayed.  Nothing outrageous but not a bad beer in the bunch.
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Re: Pittsburgh
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2018, 02:54:10 PM »
you see much else of Pittsburgh?

it has always interested me
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Re: Pittsburgh
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2018, 11:54:19 AM »
you see much else of Pittsburgh?

it has always interested me
Not really.  I've seen a little more of it on previous trips.  This time we just wanted to make sure there were no hiccups in getting to the show etc.

It seems like a nice city.  Rust Belt blue-collar vibe similar to Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit, but definitely a little more further developed in terms of economic development/upswing.  Layout is kinda odd with all of the mountains and the accent is wild.  All in all just reminds me of Buffalo and much of the rest of the Rust Belt, just larger.
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Re: Pittsburgh
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2018, 12:11:24 PM »
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Re: Pittsburgh
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2018, 04:41:10 PM »
Also, they LOOOOOOOOOVE their sportsball teams.  Probably the most loyal city in the country in that regard.
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