The Vault Taproom

4.6
53 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 53 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NicholasW
Pittsburgh
9 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
2 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
19 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
25 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time going to the Vault around dinner time. It was amazing! Food was delicious, the ambiance was great, and the wall is amazing. The wall is categorized by different types of beer such as sour, light, stout, etc. There’s even wine on the wall. The wall is a must try obviously. Definitely will be coming back again! 😊

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

JP was fantastic. The food was great ! The explanations of the alcohol and options were perfect!
We will be back!!

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RyanH
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique dining experience, with top tier service! Menu and beer selection have a great variety

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vipJeffK
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really like that the beer selection is always new every time; great options of all styles. We had the cauliflower wings with the bbq sriracha to start which were the best cauliflower wings I’ve ever had. Then we had an assortment of tacos for our main that rival any I've had.

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Susan
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were fantastic and service was excellent!

The Vault Taproom
Responded on February 18, 2020

That's great to hear, hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was great! Loved the beer wall. Only thing was super slow service. Understand it was busy, but not checked in on often.

The Vault Taproom
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you so much for the feedback, we apologize for the speed of service - we are currently in the process of revamping our training and we hope to see you back again soon, we promise the service will be much improved!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cocktails. Tap wall is great with a wonderful mix of 26 different types of craft beers. Servers and managers were friendly and attentive. Both the chef and owner stopped by our table to check on our evening. Great choices on all parts of the menu for the vegetarians in our group. Will definitely be back!

The Vault Taproom
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for the feedback, we can't wait to see you again!

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NYEdinner
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our valentines dinner was perfect. The food was very good and the service was outstanding!

The Vault Taproom
Responded on February 18, 2020

That's wonderful to hear, we hope to see you again soon!

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jeaner823
Pittsburgh
30 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy going to the Vault. All of the food I've had there has been very good. I love being able to pour my own beer. It's nice to be able to try different kinds and only take as much as you want. The macaroni and cheese is delicious. The appetizers are great too and they have good happy hour deals. Overall, I enjoy coming here and I will be back.

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vipSRPGH
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. We were sick of the normal Southside brunch spots so we decided to try something new. As picky eaters, we struggle to find food we actually like. This was definitely worth it. The staff was awesome and the beer selection was really great (they had ciders and wine on tap as well).

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Whitney
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beers were of course delicious. Food was VERY good and the portions were large. Definitely want to go back!

The Vault Taproom
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you so much for the feedback! We can't wait to see you again!

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AmandaR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server Robbie was excellent. Highly recommend going here!

The Vault Taproom
Responded on February 18, 2020

Robbie is phenomenal! Thank you for the feedback, we'll pass that along!

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vipstork
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service. Excellent cocktails. Creative menu. Highly recommended

The Vault Taproom
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you! We can't wait to have you back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had excellent service. The food was fantastic and I had a BOGO! I will definitely return.

The Vault Taproom
Responded on February 18, 2020

That's great to hear, we can't wait to have you back!

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Karen
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I was happy that this place served both lunch and brunch on Sunday, however we were told that they did not have anything on the menu that was smoked so that was limiting. I ordered the green eggs and ham with a side of bacon which was smoked so not sure why they didn't have anything else that was smoked. The bacon was the best part of my brunch, the eggs really did not have much flavor, nor did the potatoes so I ordered ranch and that made everything better. The coffee was free and really good, however when when we asked for refills, the waitress brought a carafe that looked very weak, so we asked for a fresh pot and it was fine. The owner stopped at our table and was very friendly and helpful. Service was a little off and slow and it wasn't busy, but I will always respect wait staff when I know they are really trying to do their best. I am not sure if I would go back only because there are just too many other places to try on the southside.

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 53 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.