The Vault Taproom

4.6
68 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

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Great Beer
Casual
The Vault Taproom is Pittsburgh’s first self-serve draft beer and wine restaurant and bar, serving up craft beer, cider, and wine in a unique, upscale casual small-plates format. Situated at the corner of 14th and Carson Streets in Pittsburgh’s historic Southside, The Vault Taproom offers a comfortable and casual setting for your next lunch, dinner, or night out. Here you can depend on great service, unique southern-fusion food, and a rotating selection of craft beer, cider, wine, and cocktails. Come visit us at The Vault Taproom where craft beverages mix with delicious food and a warm, friendly atmosphere to create the ultimate dining experience.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 68 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.4
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4.6
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is wonderful! I love everything about this place, the food, the atmosphere, the service; absolutely nothing bad to say!

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NicholasC
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Went with 9 of my family members. Andrew was very attentive and funny.

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AlannaB
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great drinks. Cards that you can at the tap are a great idea.

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SarahS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Beer wall is very cool. Food is decent. It’s super loud in there though.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been here a couple times, always good food and can’t beat beer that you pour yourself! Only complaint is that we had made reservations but when we got there they didn’t show I had made them - not sure what happened - but luckily they had some free seating as this isn’t close to my home!

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GoBuckeyes
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Met up with our best friends post-vaccination after nearly a year of quarantining and not dining out. We ordered a lot of food, a couple of drinks and just enjoyed the time. The Vault remains one of our favorite spots. Personable service, solid food and their ingenuity during initial covid (takeout with small, commercial-grade disinfectant + toilet paper rolls when there were none on the shelves) won us all over as customers for life. We would recommend dropping a check a little earlier once we conceded that we were all set. We would've gladly moved along so more people could sit & enjoy, but also gladly enjoyed our company for a bit longer. Looking forward to checking out the patio soon!

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vipMick
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Brought our groups meals out separately then we had a long wait, meanwhile, some people's food was cold.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was amazing. The music, the value, the atmosphere, all something I can rave on about! The staff was also amazing. I feel like, so far, this is the one place I can freely recommend to people and know people will love it, especially during happy hour.

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TrendyMama
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Not much explanation for the ‘serve yourself’ drinks. Not many ppl when we got there and service was sub-par. Manager did stop by, which was nice. Ordered a salad that never came out. And of course...Southside parking ‘options’. Overall, nice new place/experience, in general though.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Clean, pretty, and fun. They have a great selection of food, beer, wine and music! Cocktails are also delicious and creative. My go-to spot when I’m in town.

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Kyle
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great! Love the beer wall and the pour your own drinks. No worries about COVID, place was clean, tables spread out, disposable cups for each beer fill and disposable gloves available for whoever wants to use them. Kyle the gm is always friendly to deal with. Our waitress wasn’t the most attentive, probably the only downside to this visit. But once you order food and have your beer swipe card there isn’t much reliance on the staff. Can’t wait to return in the future.

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CharmainneT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food!! The location is great as well!

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ShaunaM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

There was hardly anyone working on a Sunday during prime brunch hours so service was slow and food was sub par. The worst part was the cloth napkins smelled disgusting! I couldn’t figure out what the stale paint scent I kept smelling was until I realized it was the napkin in my lap...
Going to keep The Vault as a beer drinking destination, not a brunch one.

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RachelH
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even on a chilly night, the patio was nice and enjoyable because of the heaters. The waitress was kind and attentive and the host made sure the spot was warm enough for us and even folded up a piece of paper and put it under the table leg to make the table more balanced. The beer wall had a great selection and the food was good. We will definitely be back!

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OliviaC
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food and our waitress was great! Was very loud though

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NicholasW
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place that everyone doesn't know about yet!

Our favorite place for brunch in the whole city. The weekly specials are always great. Menu items are great. The beer wall is always great. The bartender makes fresh drinks from scratch.

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vipsbd1123
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I made 3 reservations for Sat night for 2 larger groups & the manager was fantastic worked with us to allow us to combine tables & move up the times of the reservation. Our waiter was very patient and we all had a great time. The food was good & atmosphere was fun. Good to see the place was busy and people having a good time!

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vipDrea
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Worst service and customer service ever! We had people served before our table and we had already been seated for an hour. Once my husband asked where our food was we were continuously told by management and the waiter well done steak takes a while (which doesn’t take an hour). Once another table was served my husband asked again and then we were greeted by a rude cook! Asking if we want the food or not! At that points it’s been over an hour. I don’t want your food and thanks for ruining my birthday with bad service! We will never return!

The Vault Taproom
Responded on February 21, 2021

Hi Drea, I'm posting this simply to clarify the situation for anyone who reads your misleading review. Your food was ordered 30 minutes after arrival, took 20 minutes to prepare due to a well-done steak, and then your party complained about the quality of food and requested that the order be refunded but insisted upon keeping the food which you had complained about. Your husband also man-handled original artwork, through receipts at my server, and spit on our window. You are not welcome back.

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JennaB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun atmosphere with beers, ciders, and wine that you pour yourself! Perfect for girls night out.

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vipRobB
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and beer

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Emily
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is becoming a favorite for my fiancé and I!

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JoeC
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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BigDougLovesCheese
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drink options. Took care to ask about food allergies.

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EllaS
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the staff was super helpful! The food was delicious and they we’re really accommodating of our big table

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vipRobR
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for Sunday brunch. Great food, reasonably priced, and good, friendly service!

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OpenTable Diner
West Virginia
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Food was great but server was rude and used nicknames based on my friends’ arrivals and clothing. Called them “new guy” and “Carhartt” and was just generally standoffish. Pretty disappointing considering how amazing the food is.

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ReneeP
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was creative and delicious. Highly recommend brunch! Cocktails were amazing!!!

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pattycake
Pittsburgh
34 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Different types of food. Great selection of beer! Our waiter, Andrew was very friendly and attentive to our needs. The only downfall is parking on the Southside.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had brunch at the Vault Taproom on 10/24/2020. Food was delicious, service was excellent and the chef went the extra mile to accommodate a young guest. Liked the music and ambiance. We will be back to enjoy the taps sometime soon.

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vipLyss
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and beer selection!

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CMore
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

So, the loudest place I've been without a live band. We couldn't hear each other. Food was expensive, $15 for a sandwich and fries. Beer wall was great. Only charge you for what you drink. I love the concept.

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fivestar
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to get together with our college aged daughter and her friends. Delicious food and lovely atmosphere outside. My husband enjoyed the beer tap and our daughter and friends delighted in beautifully served drinks. We look forward to going back when we visit again.

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vipTracyS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional quality to food, service, and care of patrons.

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vipSRPGH
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a good time here. The food comes out quickly, it’s always clean, and the staff is wonderful and friendly.

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vipTheresaM
Pittsburgh
20 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

First visit. Came to celebrate son’s 21st birthday. Calamari and the pretzels were really good. Everything else was just okay. Menu on website is different than menu in restaurant. Doubt we would visit again. Wasn’t overly impressed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food and great drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was visiting from Maryland during g COVID and was so impressed. Great experience...especially since we got to chat with the chef about the food. Went back again during our stay.

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Heidi
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It's a southside bar. I suppose, as a large space, and judging from the crowd out the door when we were leaving, it's very popular with the usual southside young crowd. The food was very average. The novelty of pouring your own beverage from the tap is novel but I wasn't a big fan of the place. It's convenient for city theatre though.

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Lexm
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was a good experience and a nice place to do brunch. My sandwich was a little burnt but the taste was good overall.

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vipSuzel
Pittsburgh
27 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for a bite to eat, drink before City Theater. Daisy was a delightful, helpful and lovely server. Happy hour was a plus. And the 'pour your own beer' an interesting way to try new brews. Definitely recommend.

FAQs

The Vault Taproom does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. The Vault Taproom also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 904-4462.

The Vault Taproom is rated 4.6 stars by 68 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.