1828 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA | Directions 1520340.428596 -79.979434
Neighborhoods: Southside Flats
These kilt jockeys know their scotch! – If you go there, go for the fabulous scotch selection. Best in the state, hands down. As far as the food, even the best made Scottish, British and Irish food are bland at best (they are practically all the same place). Just different variations of potatoes and meat. Truly boring. The beer selection is great for a normal bar but just average for a good beer bar. Screw them and their stupid soccer games. They act like soccer is a real sport in this place when it's actually just an extraciricular activity for kids.
Great Place for Beer, Scotch and U.K. food. – At the risk of ruffling feathers, both British and Irish food is done well here. It is tough to find elsewhere in Pittsburgh so I always get "Across the Pond" fare when I'm in.
If you love 'football", this is the place to be for the matches. Truly an English Pub atmosphere when a game is on, tough to understand for someone who might not have played "soccer" but think of a Steelers Bar in the Cotswolds and you'll get the idea.
The big draw though is the beer and the Single Malt Scotch. Drew does a fabulous job in coming up with Single Malts that truly are hard to find in the PA system. Even more, he lets you try them at a truly reasonable cost. Trying a taste of "Sheep Dip" before you buy a bottle can save you plenty of money. If you don't know scotch, talk to the staff and they will give you a guiding hand. (P.S. Drew's cousin imports and bottles single and vatted malts for sale in the US, these guys know their stuff.)
Now for the beer, Piper's has a wide selection of bottled beers and a great selection of drafts. The really special part of Piper's Pub is the fact that they have a "Firkin System" for a small amount of their draft beer. When I look at their price for a "Firkin Draft" (I know the potential joke there), I really don't know how Drew can keep it that low. You may come in once, taste the beer and say "what is the big deal" but if you continued to come in and try the beer as it matures, you would see what the "fuss" is about.
Go to Piper's Pub and taste things not available elsewhere in Western Pennsylvania, it is worth your time!
great pub – great selection of beers and surprisingly good food....very good atmosphere and frieindly service.. would recommend to anybody for casual food and good beeer.
Great Pub Though Theme Confused – Pipers is a great British, er... Irish, er.... British...Well your guess is a good as mine, Has mainly British menu items and a great selection of beer and single malts. Food is pretty good for hearty British/Irish fare and the atmosphere is great. Loved the fact there the music is understated, reminds me of being back home in London where Pubs are places to chat, meet friends and have a laugh without competing with loud Techno shite. So far my number one choice for Pittsburgh Pubs.
Great food Fun People – Piper's Pub has a great selection of wonderful food and an even better selection of drinks. Only one major draw back not enough music.
Great beer selection, and pretty good food too! – The complaints against Piper's Pub tend to be that it is crowded and smoky. So - the county voters are tkaing care of the smoky part, and the crowded part is because this is a cool place with good food and good beer. They also have a good whiskey/scotch selection by most accounts, but I'm not enough of a scotch drinker to know.
What you will not get at Pipers is a cheap beer and a lot of room for your friends. Many nights you are forced to snuggle up to strangers in order to fit, and the beer is $4-5 a pop. The beer prices ar not high, though, because of the quality of beer you are drinking. If you get a chance to get a table, do so, and enjoy some of Pittsburgh's only genuine English pub fare. It's pretty good, and I recommend the Toad In The Hole.
The emerald of Carson Street attracts undergraduates, soccer fans and bagpipe players with a taste for stout. – In Short
The pictures of historic abbeys along the walls and a green tin ceiling overhead help give Piper's Pub the look and feel of an authentic Celtic tavern. The pub also attracts local bagpipers who come to watch soccer games broadcast via satellite dish on the telly. College kids and middle-aged adults have plenty to eat while imbibing their pints of Guinness, as the menu features shepherd's pie, bangers and mash, and fish and chips.
Great food, good bar – Food here is definitely worth a try. Some traditional American food, but the Irish/Scotish dishes are what really makes things stand out. They have a Sunday morning brunch featuring those dishes. Great for something different.
As for a bar, not bad. Great selection of beer.
Great scotch selection – I have been to Piper's several times, usually on weekends. While I did in fact read the reviews of some other patrons, I must say that all of my experiences have been great. First, the Scotch selection is phenomenal, especially for a South Side pub, and the prices aren't bad either. Single malt Scotches that easily go for 8-10 for a shot at other places are 5-7 at Piper's. One of the bartenders (Josh), is always right there when you need a drink, and he's always very friendly. If you go on a weekend, stop in slightly before 11 p.m., as they open up the tables in the restaurant for bar patrons at 11 and you can always get a seat. Get there after 11:30 and plan on standing.
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