The G.O.A.T. Sports Bar brings fantastic food and cocktails to a fun sports atmosphere, perfect for a Pens game.
Enter The G.O.A.T.
Just a short trip up the road from the Penguins sports complex in Cranberry sits G.O.A.T. with an elaborate interior you don’t know where to look first. All of the major sports are represented.
In the back of the restaurant, along the top of the walls, is Hockey jerseys from all the N.H.L. teams, and situated below is a large booth that holds a few tables made out to look like a hockey rink.
As you round to the side and head back towards the front, you can see the brick wall to symbolize Forbes Field and baseball in general. At the end of the wall is a glass case of memorabilia from local sports.
The Football items are more present near the bar area with helmets and other things to show off. The entire G.O.A.T. Sports Bar is covered in T.V.s. I don’t think it is possible to miss the game from any spot in the restaurant. I loved watching the Pens play while dining.
The bathrooms have some comedic art in them. I am just going to leave it at that.
Now let’s chat about the hidden room. I say it is hidden cause we didn’t know it existed in the previous restaurant, and you don’t see this room unless you rent it or ask, but let say it is perfect for a draft party. There is a large room split into two furnishing lots of large T.V.’s. One of the rooms has a pool table, a few video games, and some high-top tables. The other room is outfitted with leather seats and couches and some end tables, more like a living room. I could see a bachelor party there or a draft party. The rooms are available to rent.
The G.O.A.T. Cocktails
Libations at The G.O.A.T. Sports Bar have such variety it was hard to pick just a few. Big Springs, located in State College, have a hand in the restaurant’s opening and a taproom next door, so most cocktails are made with Big Spring Spirits. The much has a few different sections for cocktails: Clubhouse Cocktails and Tap Cocktails. They have about six cocktails on Tap, including a Springria, Big Springs Vodka, Aronia Juice, Orange Cordial, lemonade, and Club Soda.
I had a Ruby Rum Fizz, Big Spring Rum, Grapefruit and Guava Juices, fresh lime, and cane molasses syrup. Also, I had a Pink Lloyd, Seven Governors Gin, Tait Farm Raspberry Shrub, Orange Cordial, and Fresh Lemon Juice.
At the G.O.A.T., there is an extensive beer list with Taps and cans, and bottles.
The Food of G.O.A.T. Sports Bar
If I were to say I didn’t geek over the food, it would be a lie. The food was terrific, with every bite better than the last. I began the meal with Mediterra Bakehouse Soft Pretzel Sticks with a double side of beer cheese. Another notable Pre-Game is The G.O.A.T. Wings; Five whole jumbo chicken wings with local Pittsburgh favorite Uncle Jammy’sJammy’s Sauce (Multiple to choose from).
I had a G.O.A.T. Super Smash Burger; two 4oz smash burger patties, American cheese, griddled onion, pickles, shredded lettuce, fancy sauce, and brioche bun.
Another notable dish is the Steak Frites with a Ribeye and an order of fries.
Check out The G.O.A.T.
The G.O.A.T. is located in Seven Fields, just a few short miles outside of Cranberry. Reservations are available through Open Table. For more information and full menu, visit The G.O.A.T. Sports Bar’sBar’s site.
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