The Vault Taproom

4.5
92 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
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 92 people are saying
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JanelleO
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Overall not bad. The restaurant was not very crowded but we waiting quite a while for appetizers. Could have been under staffed so it was not a big deal.

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Aeakle15
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Stoped in before a concert with about 2.5 hours till the show, we barely made it, it was at least ten minutes until we were even greeted and even then it was just hi and I’ll be back he didn’t explain the beer wall or offer drinks at that time. Then the table next to us was sat and they were tended too first the rest of the evening! We had to flag out server down for anything we needed, and I’m glad the beer was self serve or we wouldn’t have had much to drink. Or food was decent and the beer wall was pretty cool but I’m glad it was happy hour.

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NICHOLEN
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience , the food and service were great !

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JohnP
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wasn't sure what to expect having never been here before, I was very happy with the food and self serve tap system. I got a cocktail, which was pretty good but a little pricy. Overall will be back again!

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GerardD
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff. Awesome selection of beers. Bit noisy but not really an issue. Food was delicious

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patrick
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was a amazing for all three members of our party. The taps were fun to use! Very friendly staff and a clean restaurant!

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FloridaBoiler
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We are not from the Pittsburgh area and this place met the criteria of having foods that my family could eat and had some beers! ;-) Overall the place was nice. The tap set up was interesting since you can pour your own. The food menu was pretty good and all 3 of us could find something we liked. The next time we are in the area and if we have the time we will probably visit again. Just be prepared to find parking on a street or in a garage somewhere and walk to the location since it is in the city.

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AnitaW
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The waitress was not friendly, the beer was the only good thing.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was a good experience ! Service was a tad bit slow but she made up for it.

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AshleyM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing! The management and staff were wonderful. The food was delicious. I can't wait to go back.

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PaulaR
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

It was nice to see a full restaurant. However it was a TAD. Louder than our previous visit. That said, food was delicious. Our server was wonderful and very pleasant.
We liked sitting at round table. Easy to
Talk with each other

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LesyaJ
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing. She was so welcoming and helpful

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jva24
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Great menu and service, everyone was very welcoming. Set up more to be a late night drinking establishment than a brunch site. Have a nice little outside back deck.

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PaulaR
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was our first time visiting the taproom. Server was friendly. Food was delicious. We got there for happy hour. Took advantage of 1/2 price appetizers. The cauliflower wings were great. The baked beans were the BOMB.

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sallyl
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fun restaurant. Cool atmosphere, great food. Excellent way to sample a variety of beers. Wait staff was very nice

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Kravchenkoe
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great servers. Always love stopping by

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Emily
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy to reserve a table, food was delicious and waiter was very helpful

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NicoleP
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great waitress, great food, only thing was the music was wayyyyyy too loud. Screaming the whole time.

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Shepherd2899
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience4

Food was disappointing but alcohol selection and price during happy hour cannot be beaten. Will recommend only for happy hour.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

corinne was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Incredibly loud, waited half an hour to get served even just drinks, waitress took shots and sat at the table next to us forever after taking our order before going and putting in the orders, half our food came out wrong. Bummer, usually love it there.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was amazing. Beer selection was great. Music was way too loud overtop of blaring TVs with the Pens game on. Music was so loud in the bathroom I couldn’t take a phone call. Server disappeared for about 45 mins and then took over an hour to get our checks together. She then messed up the checks multiple times after re writing it down twice. Half of us had to leave to make it to our next reservation. We were told when we checked in we had to leave by 7:15. We asked for our checks at 6:45 and didn’t leave until 7:45! Overall great food and drink just a bit so great atmosphere.

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RachelH
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the patio and had a lovely time! Our waitress Rhiannon was nice and attentive, and the food and beer were good. We’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
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
Pittsburgh
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
Pittsburgh
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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vipSarahS
New York Area
5 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
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good service good food

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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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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
7 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
Pittsburgh
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
3 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
4 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
13 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.

FAQs

The Vault Taproom does offer delivery in partnership with 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 4.5 stars by 92 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.