Pittsburgh Restaurant Scene
Before we get to the next Restaurant write up please allow us to apologize for slacking on our posts. This has been a long and crazy winter, we promise to step up our game in the spring and summer.
We love the Strip District, that is no secret. Usually our trips down there are on the weekends and in the morning. However, when our friend’s birthday plans involved going to Altar Bar for a concert we needed to decide where to eat for dinner. Tonight we are joined for dinner with Dan and Courtney, Bar Marco would have been our first choice, but we didn’t think it would be their “cup of tea”. As good as Primanti’s is, we wanted to try somewhere new; our choice was The Beerhive. We have heard about the Beerhive but have never been there, seemed like our kind of place, simple bar food and a huge selection of beer.
The layout is pretty basic; bar on the 1st floor with a few high-top tables, and upstairs is a dining area. They do not have a beer menu but they recommend you take photos of the list behind the bar on your phone (different, but effective). If you are looking for very attentive service, this is not the place for you, the bartenders also serve the upstairs so make sure when they are at your table you ask for everything you need. We all ordered our beers and browsed the menu.
We started off with the “Full On Fries” a big plate of fresh cut fries cooked nice and crispy covered in cheese sauce, bacon, green onions and sour cream. The fries had a great dry seasoning on them that had a bit of a kick. We all agreed that these fries were even better than the famous “Lounge Fries” served at a few local joints.
Dan, Courtney and I went with burgers for our meals, excellent choice on our part. The burgers here are great 2 smaller patties come standard but the burgers are still easy to handle. The have 8 burgers to choose from, Courtney copied me and ordered the Bacon Cheddar, Dan just changed up the cheese and went with the Bleu and Bacon. Burgers come with lettuce tomato onion and pickle. Chips come with the burgers but you can always upgrade to fries. De however was enticed by one of the sandwiches. She ordered “The Belt” a BLT with the addition of a fried egg and jalapeño mayo, this sandwich was just as great as the burgers were.
Now I hate when people try to label something as “the best” of something, its great for getting a discussion going and comparing different places. I will not say these were the Best Burgers, but I will say these were great burgers (and a great sandwich).
I didn’t know there were any places left in the Strip that we hadn’t been to yet. I am however extremely glad we went to The Beerhive, and even happier that we got to enjoy the meal with great friends.
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2117 Penn Avenue
Pgh, Pa 15222