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Re: “Riley's Pour House

Today, I believe I received the worst service, I received in the 63 years of my life. I and a friend arrived at the Pour House at the same time as another couple. The only seats that were opened happen to be at the bar next to the other couple. We were asked what we would like to drink and then the server asked the other couple what they would like to drink. The server then severed us our drinks and the other couple their drinks. She then took the other couples order and walked right past me and my friend and never asked if we were ready to order or not. Seven minutes later the other couple received their order and we were still waiting to be asked what we wanted to order. I waited an addition ten minutes and after the failure of The Poor House to take my order for breakfast, I pushed my paper placemat to the front of the bar and told the drink maker that I no longer wish to order from a restaurant that fails to service their customers. My servicer finally arrived to take my order, 37 minutes after I received my first drink and asked if we wanted anything to eat. She stated the she was working outside and was very busy and our food was on her. I told her that that the other waitress may have informed her that I was upset but they also failed to inform her that I was no longer interested in ordering from a restaurant that treated their customers the way she did. I started to tell her that she had no problem taking the order of the couple next to me but she did not hear this, since she walked away from me before we finished our conversation. 45 minutes to take my order in unacceptable. I will never waist my morning in a place with such poor service. At least we know where their name comes from. Pour House, I believe not is it more like Poor Service!!!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by zten on 10/29/2017 at 2:45 PM

Re: “Mario's South Side Saloon

Bouncer who called himself "Jim" accused me of using a fake ID. (I turned 25 last week, my girlfriend surprised with tickets to a game at Heinz) this Jim guy pulled a knife on me trying to intimidate me into confessing it was fake? Not sure what his motive was but it happened. He told me his manager wasn't there, he lied. I went and found him and before could explain myself this Asian guy "Jim" came up telling his manager I tried to fight him! THIS OPERATION IS A JOKE - if you're in your mid 20s better make sure you bring a passport. I have seen several other reviews of similar things happening with an Asian bouncer. WOULD NOT RECOMMEND!

Posted by Ben Reichard on 10/24/2017 at 1:30 PM

Re: “Drew's Family Restaurant

Drews Family Restaurant NEVER removes the snow from the sidewalk in front of their restaurant. Why? This is in violation of a local ordinance yet it seem like Forest Hills does NOTHING to enforce this VIOLATION. This Restaurant is NOT RECOMMENDED since they show such little concern for the safety of their neighbors.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by umlaut2 on 01/10/2017 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Kelly's Bar & Lounge

Worst drink and customer service I have ever experienced from a bar. I politely asked for a cocktail menu and Caleb C. rolled his eyes at me and huffed as he turned. I ordered a Rusty Nail cocktail that had two ingredients Scotch and Drambuie of which it was poured very heavy on the Drambuie. I was polite the entire transaction saying please and thank you of which Caleb C. said nothing to either me or my friend. The people behind us even noticed his attitude towards us and even inquired upon it asking what we did to make Caleb C. frustrated with us. Caleb C. also associated the people behind us with them and proceeded to make the frequent customers Moscow Mule very sub-par as per asking them myself. I honestly feel shafted for $12.84 not only in money but in time and leaving such a bad taste in my mouth.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by kphill32 on 01/07/2017 at 2:10 AM

Re: “Baja Bar and Grill

My wife and I had stumbled upon this place while boating. Great bar and place to grab an afternoon bite! Highly recommend.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Bill Swarmer on 07/29/2016 at 3:23 PM

Re: “Silky's

They have this new chef in the kitchen me and a couple of friends went last weekend and ordered a California burger OMG the best burger I've ever tasted I will definitely be going back I think his name is moody good job

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Sarah Michelle on 07/19/2016 at 12:57 AM

Re: “Eat 'n Park

My name is Mary. I am responding to the message that I received from the assistant manager. I told him that I fell on the sidewalk in front of the restaurant. He told me that he was going to talk to Amy, the manager. She called me at 4:58 yesterday and told me that she was going to talk with the Corporate office. Amy called me this morning at 9:58 and told me that the sidewalk is the property of the borough. I looked it up. She LIED to me. I want to be recompensed. I want to meet and talk with Mr. Broadhurst, but not at the McKees Rocks eat n park.

Posted by Mary Moore on 04/27/2016 at 3:27 PM

Re: “Sloppy Joe's

I love going to sloppy joes always a blast. The bartender is terrific. Drinks are good and don't cost a fortune. The best is D.J. Cathy, she is awesome, she engages the crowd and is full of energy. I always have a good time.

Posted by joanne prisuta on 02/18/2016 at 6:19 PM

Re: “Sloppy Joe's

I would highly recommend going on Tuesdays when DJ Cathy is there doing her thing. I am from Detroit and came across Sloppy Joe's with people with me from all over the Midwest. We will never visit Pittsburgh again without going to Sloppy Joes and putting down a few cold ones while being entertained by DJ Cathy. Sloppy Joes and DJ Cathy is a winning combination.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Randy Heinz on 02/17/2016 at 1:28 PM

Re: “Sloppy Joe's

Karaoke on Tuesdays is so much fun! Really laid-back environment and everyone was very nice. The blonde DJ is really hot too!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by RickGrimes on 02/16/2016 at 7:34 PM

Re: “Sloppy Joe's

Sloppy joes has great service and great prices! On Tuesday they have karoke and the DJ is awesome! We went there for the first time last Tuesday and had a great time!

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by 60love&peace on 02/16/2016 at 7:11 PM

Re: “Sloppy Joe's

don't let one guys review from 3 years ago deceive you, this place is awesome! the drink specials are reasonable, the beer selection is quite extensive, there was enough room for myself and 5 friends to have at the bar, the bartender was attentive and sweet! we had gone on a Tuesday night which is karaoke with DJ cathy, who is incredible! the crowd was fun and diverse which is not what I had expected to find at a Mt. Washington dive-esq bar. almost everyone got up and sang something, probably because of the eclectic song collection that was provided. I would recommend this place to anyone looking to get out of the overpriced pretentious downtown/ south side scene who wants to have a good time with a good crowd. plus you're right on shiloh street which is so close to the overlooks and the views of downtown. can't wait for next tuesday!

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by deanosaurus_rex on 02/16/2016 at 6:46 PM

Re: “Recipes Remembered

This place has been closed for several years. A new restaurant is due to open there some time in 2015.

Posted by Edward Rockman on 10/03/2015 at 7:59 AM

Re: “Kelly's Bar & Lounge

A bar ultimately becomes what it's clientele forces it to become. Kelly's is no exception. Before this area of East Liberty turned into Shadyside-East, Kelly's used to be a hole-in-the-wall local spot that only neighborhood people knew about...and then all the doofus hipsters discovered it and now it's yuppieville central. Just another local joint subverted in the service of "progress."

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Sandoz on 06/11/2015 at 10:20 AM

Re: “Redfin Blues

This restaurant is a great find and the view is the reason for the visit. Service was great and our meals came quickly. You won't be disappointed and don't listen to the snobs that give this place poor reviews, it truly is s wonderful place to go!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Batman on 06/07/2015 at 1:01 AM

Re: “Kelly's Bar & Lounge

Super rude staff! I stopped in early this evening with my husband and son to grab a quick bite of dinner. Immediately upon entering and walking towards a booth, I was approached by a waitress saying very rudely "We are 21 and over, ALWAYS!" No hi...no I'm sorry...nothing. If this is the case, I get it. Just approach me with a better attitude and a little more respect. As we headed to the door, I stopped at the bar to get a food menu, figuring we'd just order takeout and eat at home. Same story from the bartender... a very rude "we are 21 and over." I said that all I wanted was a takeout menu, to order food to go (my son and husband were already headed out the door.).
The bartender rolls his eyes, walks away and begrudgingly gets me the menu.
I walked out, threw it away and will not return. You have lost a regular customer.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by JeanS on 05/16/2015 at 7:16 PM

Re: “Kelly's Bar & Lounge

Keep Kelly's a real pittsburgh blue collar bar! It's the best. The negative posters here probably prefer the suburbs to actually living. Kelly's has a soul just like the city. Deal with it.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Friendly east ender on 03/17/2015 at 7:36 PM

Re: “Kelly's Bar & Lounge

I moved to Pittsburgh in 2009 and just happened to check out Kelly's after going to a show (on a Monday, no less!). The place immediately resonated with my love of craft beer, stiff cocktails, and good food. The rotation of $4 daily specials offers a low-risk foray into trying mixed drinks that you might not be familiar with, and they are all great! Every time I have been to Kelly's (at least once per month since '09), the bartenders have offered friendly conversation, expertly made drinks, and fair prices. The DJ on the weekends isn't my taste, but otherwise, it's a great place to start the night.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Adult_with_valid_ID on 03/09/2015 at 3:19 PM

Re: “Kelly's Bar & Lounge

I go to Kelly's dozens of times a year--and have for as long as I've lived in Pittsburgh. It is the go-to place for me and my friends (hipster academics in our early 30s). The music gets a little loud. It's a little dark and cramped. But the tofu bites and fireflies can't be beat.

It sounds like the last reviewer is just butthurt because someone finally told him he can't have something. I'm female, petite, and have had 6 drinks in a two-hour span multiple times and have not gotten cut off. Last reviewer and co. were too drunk to be served and are pissed at being publicly shamed. His nonstop rationalizing gives it away.

4 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Kelly's is great on 03/04/2015 at 5:11 PM

Re: “Kelly's Bar & Lounge

I own a small business that recently moved into East Liberty, near Kelly's.

After an early dinner/business meeting we decided to walk across the street to Kelly's to wait out rush hour, as our one friend had to drive through it to get home.

The 3 of us are all educated middle aged professionals with families. We hung out at Kelly's for about 1.5 hours, during which time I had 2-3 very weak rum and cokes. The guy was pouring exactly one shot in tall glasses. I had no buzz whatsoever and was actually more hopped up on the caffeine. If it hadn't been freezing cold outside we would have gone somewhere else.

One of my colleagues, a male who is much larger than me, had about 4 very weak mixed drinks, and our other friend (the only one who was driving) had 3 beers. Remember, this was also after we had eaten an early dinner, and we were there for around an hour and a half.

This little stoner bartender with dreds down to his waist who looked to be about 24 cut us off and said "This will have to be your last round. You've had enough". Well it was going to be our last round because I had already asked for the check, but I have never in my life been cut off at a bar. It was insulting, embarrassing, and completely uncalled for.

None of us were drunk or talking loudly or misbehaving in any way. I have no idea why the stoner kid (we are all about twice his age) felt he needed to cut us off. It made absolutely no sense. There was hardly anyone in there and they clearly needed the business, so why insult your clientele unnecessarily??

I asked the kid if we had done anything to offend him or if he thought that were acting drunk and he said no, but that we had had a lot of drinks in a short time frame.We did have a few drinks, but there were 3 of us, we had just eaten dinner, and two of us were very large men.

We all have kids and get out about once a month if we're lucky, so we did have a few, but two of us were taking the bus home and were not a danger to anyone, nor were we drunk, and the other guy had 3 small beers on a full stomach over 1.5 hours.

My biz partner said the last time he took our employees there for happy hour that he received bad food and rude service from the same kid.

Kelly's lost a lot of money by alienating a person that owns a 20 person biz nearby. They are officially off of our company happy hour list - where we routinely drop a couple hundred for happy hour.

Lots of better choices in East Liberty. Better food, better drinks, better atmosphere, and nicer wait staff. As a former waitress I was apalled

8 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Cut Off?? on 02/24/2015 at 5:43 PM

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