The Vault Taproom

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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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.
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vipTracyS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipSRPGH
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
6 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
10 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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Birthday
Philadelphia
5 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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

It was difficult to catch our server. I sat for 10 minutes after I joined my party and she didn’t come. Then I went to the bar for a drink and waited another 10 minutes and was not acknowledged by either bartender. Food was good. Server was friendly, but I think was too busy.

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karenh
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just had dinner here tonight. My hubby ordered the bbq wings & mac n chess and I had the classic burger with parm fries. The food came out fast and was delicious! This is our 3rd time here and each time it gets better. Our server was awesome as well.
This Vault is a great addition to the Southside. Will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The waitress was very rude

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Jason
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fairly large number in our party (10), so The Vault was one of the only restaurants that could accommodate us on somewhat short notice. Hate to say it, but given the availability, we weren't sure what to expect -- but this place blew us away! Every one of us loved everything about it...from the very cool pour-your-own beer feature, to the appetizers, to the entrees, service, and ambiance. Highly recommend! And thanks, Vault Taproom, for a great NYE dinner experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food was good. Beer selection was solid. I will return.

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BrettB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is very unique and interesting. The beer prices are a bit high, but the variety is amazing. The food is very very good!! I will go back just for the food but the beer wall will also get my visit lol. Keep up the great work guys!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience4

The food was great, but our server was barely around. It took almost an hour just to order our food.

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vipBobABooey
Pittsburgh
81 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Had Sunday brunch with party of 9. Not very prepared for a Sunday brunch, maybe a little early in the morning. Some food cold (likely due to trying to serve all 9 meals at same time), a couple items sub-par in quality. Deciphering the check and dividing in the end was very problematic also.

I've dined there in the evening and has an excellent experience in terms of quality of food and service so I would visit again in a smaller group.

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GabrielaF
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food1service5ambience5

We loved our waiter I think his name was Pj. He was awesome!!! The food was not that good but the beer and atmosphere were good I would definelt go back for drinks!!!

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Steve
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, awesome beer, awesome service. What more could you want?

The Vault Taproom
Responded on December 12, 2019

Thank you Steve, we're so happy you enjoyed your experience - hope to see you again soon!

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angsmi
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from Houston, TX. To be fair, I stopped in with my party because I am siblings with one of the bartenders (hi, Hanna!). However, I definitely stayed for the food, cocktails, and our adorable server, Daisy! Get the cauliflower "wings" and the shishito peppers and you won't be disappointed. The tap wall is such an interesting concept as well. 100% recommend!

The Vault Taproom
Responded on December 12, 2019

Thank you, we're so happy you enjoyed yourselves!!

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DonnaJ
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Visited on November 16th. We were seated and waited 15 minutes for the waitress to come to our table. My husband loves hard cider and was looking forward to trying a variety but they only had 1 on tap. We ordered regular drinks from the bar since he didn’t like the 1 cider offered and put in our food order. 20 minutes later we still had not received our drinks. We saw our waitress as we were walking out the door and asked her to cancel our order. Staff was all walking around but not much seemed to be actually getting accomplished. The restaurant was pretty full and for the 35 minutes we were there, we only saw 1 table get their food. Have to give 1 star because we never got anything except water

The Vault Taproom
Responded on December 12, 2019

Hi Donna, we sincerely apologize for your experience - it is not typical of our bar to make our patrons wait an extended period of time for their drinks. The mistake was entirely ours and we would love if you would give us another opportunity to impress. If you have a moment, please send us a message either through our website or via email at info@thevaultpgh.c o m so that we may make proper reparations.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great atmosphere and good food. Service was not the best. We loved the sled serve tap area.

The Vault Taproom
Responded on December 12, 2019

Thank you for your comment! We appreciate honest and sincere feedback, we're glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and food and by the next you are back, I am sure you will notice an improvement in service!

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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 4.4 stars by 36 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.