Barley and Hops filled a ciritical need in the South Hills Suburbs - an area that is otherwise a craft-beer desert, in such stark contrast to the city.
But all good things must come to an end. Fiday, August 16, 2013 was they last day in business. Bye-Bye
This is my favorite spot to eat on the southside! They have such a
different menu. Their fish sandwich and the salmon club sandwich
are the best things on the menu! I highly recommend them both!
Also the beer selection is great and the service is good too. Get
There early though cuz the place gets packed quick!
Checked out IVP Bar & Pizza last night. They opened in the old 'Coogans Bar' spot on Carson. While not too havvy that they didn't have any light beers on tap besides Bud Lite, I was very happy with their $.35 wings. I ordered 6 in 'Honey BBQ' and 6 in 'Fiery Hot'. The fiery hot is a combination of Franks red hot and red pepper that had a great kick but didn't gag me when eating. The honey bbq was delicious. It was thick & rich, clung to the wing when I picked it up- aside from the one drop that landed on my pants. :)
We found them on BarSmart while driving down Carson and decided to stop in... We're glad we did...
Go ahead, Give IVP a try...!
Great place for happy hour if you smoke. Good deals
and nice help. They also have decent food and upstairs
is non smoking.
Horrible new bartender (Katie) And Manager (Daniel)! Katie tells me that the $4 martinis for the night are these ones...Not all night we are drinking $10 martinis. New Katie then leaves and old bartender that knows us says you are not drinking the special, why yes we are Katie told us so...In comes Daniel who only wants to comp us $1 a drink. Local customers who will never come to this establishment again. We got stuck with a $82 bill for what should have been $48.
Mind you these are the same people who have never paid the local contractors who build this place, putting some of them out millions and out of business. This place is bad for local business overall. I implore you please do not go here!
Truly terrible, like everything around it. Stick to the city.
Cain's sucked no food, waited an hour, Services was horrible it's cleaned up
but same old carp. We would never ever go there again. If we could give it
a negative 5 we would.
Bartender was rude. Drinks priced ok, shots not made properly, and did I mention the bartender was rude?
Sorry to say that I had a bad experience. Stopped for a quick drink with friends. The bar was 1/2 full, but I had trouble getting a drink. After 4 people were served that arrived behind me, I tried to get the bartenders attention by asking if "I could get a beer--I've been standing here for 5 minutes." That was the extent of it. The bartender immediately responded "oh no, we don't put up with the kind of attitude in here", put his hand up and walked away from me. He then proceeded to tell the individual waiting tables not to serve me either. Needless to say, I wasn't the one with the attitude. Hope others have a better experience that I did--I won't be trying it again.
Family friendly, Yeah right!
Okay, I really have no words for the experience I had while attending a wedding here this past weekend. I understand these folks are running a business and need to protect what they own but you also should know how to deal with people tactfully.
I am a father of two little ones and I always watch them closely but a 2 and 5 year old get excited when the see their family and a dance floor. I was told by the dj that the owners do not want anyone running around on the dance floor because it could cause too much noise for the patrons of the restaurant below. Wait... what?? YOU were the ones which decided to facilitate weddings above YOUR restaurant. Maybe you should design the place better. Or, maybe you shouldn't have weddings any more or maybe you shouldn't have your hand in multiple in both. How about you pick one or the other.
Then while the kids from the wedding were also having fun but by no means being unruly, we were told to make sure they get in there seats and away from the windows and curtains. I was there already handling the situation and had some lady come from out of no where to tell me this.
Finally the last time I was reprimanded was when three of the children were moving out of the way and off the dance floor and into a hallway which was less crowded. It just happened that we ended up in the way of two servers who told us to move out of the way and stay out of the area for safety reasons. So a lounge area with a few places to sit is unsafe??
Come on. Get a grip and realize that you're not a super high-end establishment. You are dated and out of touch with reality. So check yourself and realize that the people who come to your restaurant/banquet hall are paying you money and should be treated with respect.
Horrible service. Wait, wait some more, and then, maybe, you will get some attention.
On four visits to the Peters Township location (No, I guess we didn't learn from the first three), we waited in a nearly empty restuarant for 10 minutes for the hostess to seat us. It went downhill from there. The waitress chose to chit-chat with the bartender instead of bringing us our drinks. The food took 45 minutes to get to us.
Stay away, unless you really like to be treated like a distraction instead of a customer!
I had the pleasure of dining at Big Jim's last night. We also sat at the bar. It felt like we had front row seats at the Comedy Club. The barmaid was hilarious. I had the sandwich with the fried egg and side of onion rings.My guest had the chicken salad. Both portions were generous bring your appetite. As a bonus Big Jim's is located close to the Eliza Furnace Trail. A nice place to stop after a bike ride.
If you are into trendy quaint martini bars, this aint the place. However, if you want the best rueben and a cold beer, you are going to love this place. I just went there tonight because I heard Guy Fieri (food networks Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives) made a stop there. As I drove up, I almost turned around, this is not the type of place I usually go when I travel, but I wanted to go to a good old fashioned neighborhood bar when i was in Pittsburgh. I parked around back and went in. it was dark and poorly lit, but the food smelled awesome. I sat at the bar and the barmaid was really friendly and said they are famous for thier rueben. I ordered another option which was basically a reuben with a fried egg and cole slaw instead of sourcrout. IT WAS FANTASTIC!!! The people were great, and the bill for dinner was $12 including a great cup of soup. An awesome restaurant for the "Regular Guy" (to quote Rodney Dangerfield). The pizza also looked excellent.
Give it a try!!!
Burgers, Panini's, Wraps, Salads and great appetizers as well as a full bar featuring an excellent collection of craft beers in a unique bicycle themed setting.
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-10pm; Sat 12pm-1 a.m.; Sun 12pm-8pm
Price: $10 or less
I FIND THE CAGE A VERY INTERESTING PLACE WITH FUN FOLKS THAT COME IN. YOU CAN ALWAYS FIND SOMEONE WHO MAKES YOU LAUGH. THE DRINKS ARE FINE, AND THE CHEAP FOOD IS GOOD. ENJOY IT, IT'S GOOD. ANGELLADY
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