Pies & Pints Restaurant Review
Why We Went: I invited a group of classmates to join me for an impromptu get-together in downtown Charleston, West Virginia’s Pies & Pints restaurant for gourmet pizza and beer. Pies & Pints is a trendy and foodie restaurant that is welcoming to families, singles, big parties, and groups. They also meet your craft beer needs with their huge selection to choose from as well as hitting the culinary mark on mouthwatering pizzas and side items.
What We Had: We all selected happy hour beer specials as well as the Pork & Pepper Nachos and a half and half pizza. Half of our pizza pie was Grape & Gorgonzola (maybe their best seller) topped with red grapes, rosemary, and Gorgonzola bleu cheese crumbles, while the other half was topped with Steak & Mushroom with caramelized onions, Gorgonzola, scallions, and horseradish crema. My two favorites!
Noteworthy: PBR (Pabst Blue Ribbon- duh!) happy hour specials for $1- that is pretty noteworthy! Pies & Pints has 19 beers on tap, 39 different bottled beers, and 8 cans in stock currently.
Best Part of the Meal: I have personally tried all of their appetizers, which are just highly impressive, but my personal pick is the Pork & Pepper Nachos with black beans, jalapeños, cheddar cheese, salsa, scallions, and chipotle crema. Holy smokes these nachos are yummy!
Bonus: Happy hour is Monday through Friday from 3-6 PM and features $1 off select pints and house wines plus $2 off appetizers.
Something Special: Pies & Pints allows you to pick two different pizzas to share in one, called a half and half pizza, available in large sizes only. They will make each half from a different pizza combination, thus you can share with someone and at least have two options; it is a win, win for everyone! Gluten-free choices are also available.
What Needs Improvement: They need to expand to Florida quickly, please!
A Brief History: Pies & Pints first location was in Fayetteville, West Virginia, about 2 hours from Charleston. Every time I visited that area, I always stopped in for a pizza, which I might add is my least favorite food in the world, outside the pies at this establishment, which rank really high up my food chain. A new location opened in Charleston and it was immediately purchased/franchised. There are currently Pies & Pints restaurants in West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky, and I hear more to come in the near future.
Pies & Pints
222 Capitol Street, Charleston, WV 25301
Hours of operation: M-Th 11AM-10PM, F&Sat 11AM-11PM, Sun 11AM-9PM
My Rating Scale 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest)= 9 1/2
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