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Twelve Whiskey BBQ, Pittsburgh, PA

Twelve Whiskey BBQ

3.9
3.9
42 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
TWELVE Whiskey BBQ was founded in 2015. Since then it has been our mission to provide top quality food and fun for all of our customers.

We are a tight-knit crew, striving to be your new favorite spot to eat! With a variety of food and over 100 brands of beer to choose from, you can find something to fit your mood.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Barbecue, American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–2:00 am Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 am
  • Phone number
    (412) 742-4024
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Please email christie@twelvepgh.com for catering
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 42 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

42 Reviews
  1. JimS

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I made a reservation for 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 2nd. When I got there, the place was closed and there was no note on the entrance explaining why. I will not be back.

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  2. LisaU

    Pittsburgh

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was great. We both had platters with ribs and pulled Pork. Also had the corn dip and chips that was really good too.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We had an excellent meal. Pass on the nachos, they were just okay. The turkey Club was one of the best things I’ve ever eaten and my husband loved his burger. The kids loved the burger and chicken fingers.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely loved it! The atmosphere, service, and food were all fantastic. The giant Bloody Mary was amazing! Thank you so much! 

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  5. JKnight

    Georgia

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Music was too loud for dinner but food and service were great!

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  6. Flaconserve

    Naples

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food. Too loud for comfort.

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  7. LilC

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was alright, but the service was really poor. The noise level was fine when we arrived, but then the bartender turned it up and I had to nearly yell to be heard at our small table. The worst part, by far, was the table service. It took at least 20-30 mins to get our appetizers and another 10 minutes just to pay the check. All in all, we spent nearly 2 hours somewhere that should’ve been a quick dinner. We were actually late because of the service. While the food was pretty good, I would not go back and not recommend this place to a friend.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good. Our waitress was very friendly. We had a great dining experience.

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  9. Matthew

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome time, and great service. Walked right in and was instantly seated at our reservation.

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  10. vincent

    Cleveland

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    good value meal, attentive wait staff, nice ambiance

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  11. KourtneyK

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was there in Pittsburgh for the first time and we needed a quick place to eat and it was a great place and a great time!! I would totally recommend this place!

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  12. FelixB

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good barbeque. There were a group, about 7 of young women who were extremely loud, and were just sitting there. had finished there meal. Otherwise, things were excellent.

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  13. anonymous

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was just okay, and for the price I expected it to be better. The drinks were rather expensive, and there ended up being hair in one of our dishes. We went for trivia, and it was so loud that it was extremely hard to play.

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  14. kobe

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Their bbq nachos and their corn cake were good but everything else we ordered were salty. My wife ordered the melting sandwich and was brought the banh mi sandwich which was salty from too much soy sauce as we didn't want to wait for another sandwich to be made. My brisket were salty too. We sat outside as the noise level inside was too loud from the people at the bar. There were random people including customers and non customer hanging outside smoking in our face even though there were clear no smoking signs posted. The waiter and the security did not do anything about it. I'd say it's more of a bar than restaurant so keep that in mind if you go there just for the food.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was amazing. All 9 of us loved loved loved our meals The pulled pork is incredible. And the service was outstanding- seriously the best waitress ever!!!I cannot wait to go back!!!

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  16. MelissaP

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and atmosphere! If you hit wing night (Thursday) at happy hour (5-7) you cannot beat the value! Best wings I have had! Will absolutely be going back!

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  17. EliG

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! Very accommodating. The website does not have the accurate menu, so check out the options when you get there. So good!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was a great place to go for a fun Saturday night dinner. We had a larger party and two small kids with us and the table we were at was perfect to keep the kids by adults and entertained. There is pretty loud music playing and the vibe is definitely upbeat. It was the perfect atmosphere to have toddlers playing and giggling. The service was great. The food was average. Nothing crazy amazing- but it was really good.

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  19. MaryAnnL

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was great as was the food and value! It was our first visit but it won't be the last!

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  20. CBPgh

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had stopped in for the first time on a Saturday and was impressed with the beer selection - the menu looked good, but I didn't have a chance to try the food. That week, I was going to dinner with my boss (from out of town) and was very impressed with Twelve. It was great food - friendly service and great drinks! My only criticism is that for a "whiskey" joint, the staff didn't just provide a list of whiskey - we had to ask for it. Will definitely go back and recommend it to anyone looking for some good food - it will not disappoint.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I absolutely love it here! We’ve made it a point to be there every weekend, and everyone is always extremely friendly and attentive! Best spot in Pittsburgh.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the baby back ribs with fries and green beans as a entree and for dessert I had the Banana pudding which I loved! I highly recommend this place to friends and coworkers and the OpenTable community! I really enjoyed it. It wasn’t too loud just right. The service was excellent.

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  23. KristaM

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This place was delicious, not too pricey and a great atmosphere.

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  24. JulieB

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We liked the space and how it was decorated even though the lighting is really low and made reading the menu difficult. The waitress was very nice and the issues with the food were not her fault. We each had a different dish (one combo platter and one with Korean BBQ) but sadly the meat and/or the sauce was unbelievably salty. This is supposed to be a BBQ restaurant, but unfortunately the meal just wasn’t worth the trip down to the South Side. Maybe it was just a bad batch but with other places to try we probably won’t be back.

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  25. TracyS

    Pittsburgh

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We have visited this restaurant several times and have always had great food and service. We will be returning for happy hour again.

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  26. Foodie2

    Pittsburgh

    159 reviews

    1.0

    159 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Awful service and less than average food!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    8 of us had a great time!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food 👌 I had the pulled pork on brioche and hush puppies and baked beans 🔥🔥

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  29. JimB

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It is hard to find a BBQ place this good in Pgh. Would highly recommend it. The only caveat is that the brisket was on the salty side, but that could just be how it was made that day.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Restaurant caters to college clientele. Music was blaring for a late afternoon dinner time. When asked if they could turn down a little, wait staff said no and the music is scheduled to go up at different times of the day. Asked for silverware when food came, wait staff did not return and we had to go get ourselves. A good place to watch college football but not a place for a family dinner out.

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  31. JacyT

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, generous portions, and a fun atmosphere! Will definitely recommend it !!

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  32. TracyS

    Pittsburgh

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great casual restaurant for Happy Hour! Appetizers and drinks are excellent! We frequent this restaurant a couple of times a month

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  33. William

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I thought the food was delicious and affordable . Our server was attentive and very courteous . The location was great, convenient to parking and shopping. Great ambiance too!!!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. Food and service is outstanding

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  35. Sartorical

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Twelve is a nice energetic spot. Their fried green tomatoes and pulled pork are favorites of mine on the menu. The brunch dishes are good but very heavy and filling. It definitely gets louder and more energetic into the evening. They are also very accommodating for groups!

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  36. Jess

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitress and staff accommodating and place was cool! We enjoyed our food and drinks! Will go again.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was wonderful. We took the kids and we will definitely be back again for more.

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  38. Diane

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The brisket was awesome! The ribs were good, but might have been overcooked a little bit.

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  39. TracyS

    Pittsburgh

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    One of the Best Happy hours in the Southside!! Will definitely return again soon! Have been there 3 times in the last 2 months!

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  40. ChemEngGirl

    Pittsburgh

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We went to Twelve for Restaurant week. The food was tasty but the service was incredibly, frustratingly slow. It was very loud, but I think that aspect would have been fun if we were expecting that.

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FAQs

Twelve Whiskey BBQ is rated 3.9 stars by 42 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Twelve Whiskey BBQ

1222 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–2:00 am Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Barbecue, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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