Redbeard's keeps it casual, but adds upscale tastes
Although Redbeard's Sports Bar & Grill still caters mostly to the casual crowd, the restaurant — with locations in Mt. Washington and Downtown — will soon be adding more upscale entrees, like a salmon dish and pasta dishes.
But the atmosphere will remain friendly and personal, says Scott Collins, general manager of the Downtown location. He makes sure the bartenders shake hands with people and get their names.
The focus at the Mt. Washington Redbeard's is more casual, as a sports bar with a nice mountaintop view, Collins says. The Downtown Cultural District location, which opened a year ago, has a more-upscale feel, and attracts a fine-arts crowd, along with people going to and from Pirates, Steelers and Penguins games. The Downtown location, Collins says, offers theatergoers a quicker and more affordable option than some other nearby, fancy restaurants. With the semiannual menu shift, diners can soon expect to see new entrees available.
Still, the main focus is sports, Collins says. A variety of games are shown on the multiple televisions screens.
Cheese logs, a $7 appetizer, are among the most popular menu items at Redbeard's. These aren't ordinary fried mozzarella sticks: the large breaded-and-fried cheese logs, three to an order, feature a secret blend of cheeses. Other appetizers include pretzel logs — soft pretzel dough twisted into sticks and baked — for $6, and pretzel dogs or a nacho platter for $8.
Redbeard's also serves Pittsburgh-style pierogies for $8, spring rolls for $9 and deep-fried pickles for $5. Diners can build loaded fries for $7.50 with a choice of four of 17 toppings, including shredded cheddar or mozzarella cheese, black olives, marinara sauce, bacon and chili.
The most popular burger is Redbeard's Mountain Climber, a beef patty with bacon, cheddar cheese, onion straws and Redbeard's Signature sauce for $9.75. The burger menu also includes Early Tee Time — topped with fried egg, bacon, American cheese and mayonnaise — for $9.75, and the Field of Dreams, a house-made veggie burger topped with roasted red peppers and sauteed mushrooms, for $9.25.
Redbeard's jumbo wings — with orders of 10 to 50 for $9 to $34 — sell well and come with more than a dozen sauces. The new menu will add eight sauces to the lineup, and an all-you-can-eat wing specials on Wednesdays for $9.99.
Four flatbreads are offered, including spinach/artichoke and buffalo chicken for $9, and tomatoes/fresh mozzarella and sausage/roasted red peppers for $8. Nine salads fill the menu, from a simple garden or Caesar salad for $5, to a chicken salad and taco salad for $12, Greek salad for $9 and steak salad for $15. Wraps and quesadillas include a chicken wrap or a turkey, bacon, and cheddar wrap for $9, and a hamburger quesadilla for $10.
The restaurant has three desserts at a time, including coconut cream pie and carrot cake, that rotate daily.
Redbeard's Bar & Grill has two locations: 144 6th St., Downtown, and 201 Shiloh St., Mt. Washington. Both restaurants are open 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily. Details: 412-261-2324 (Downtown), 412-431-3730 (Mt. Washington) or www.redbeardspgh.com
Kellie B. Gormly is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-320-7824.
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