Fat Headís Saloon | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Fat Headís Saloon
Excellent based on 65 ratings
Type: Bar

1805 East Carson St.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania United States 15203 [ print map ]
412 431 7433

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Thirsty Dog Ankle Biter , Free Will Key Lime Lambic 65, Fat Heads Bonehead Imperial Red Ale 85, Fat Heads / Devils Backbone Fat Devil 66, Fat Heads Sorcerer 90, Fat Heads Rye Saison , Fat Heads Zest For Breasts 70, Fat Heads North Olmsted Bicentennial Lager , Fat Heads Hippy Sippy Imperial Stout 94, Arsenal Cider Archibaldís Amber Hard Apple Cider , Fat Heads Spooky Tooth Imperial Pumpkin Ale 96, Fat Heads Goggle Fogger Hefe Weizen 88, Dogfish Head Hellhound On My Ale 97, Sierra Nevada / Oskar Blues Beer Camp CANfusion Rye Bock 88, Sierra Nevada / Asheville Brewers Alliance Beer Camp Tater Ridge 87, Sierra Nevada / Victory Beer Camp Alt Route 90, Deschutes Chainbreaker White IPA 87, Weyerbacher Verboten 86, Bacchus Vlaams Oud Bruin 76, Fat Heads Smokey The Bier 52
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65 reviews for Fat Headís Saloon
 Ambiance  78%
 Service  77%
 Selection  79%
 Food  83%
 Value  74%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  91%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick  (787) Columbus, Ohio | May 25, 2004
Located on the insanely busy Carson St. in Pittsburgh, good luck finding a parking spot here on a weekend night. There are only a couple pay lots and street parking is soaked up by the residents. If you are lucky enough to snag a spot though, head to Fat Headís.

Inside the dining area is on the right and in the rear, while the bar is on the immediate left. Taps line the wall, and on the opposite side are large boards that list the beer club members who have completed the circuit. There is a lot of wood and the walls are a strange seafoam color. There are a few TVs to watch too.

The beer selection is impressive to say the least. Nearly 50 beers on tap (one on cask) and probably twice that in bottles. On draught they have Troegís, Stone, Heavyweight, Victory, Rogue (including the Rogue Fat Headís ESB) etc. In bottles they have an extensive selection of micros and imports.

The service is good despite the crazy crowds this place seems to draw.

The food here is really good. The Wanzco Chicken sandwich is particularly tasty, and they have good homemade chips.

Overall this place is a must stop if you are in Pittsburgh but you are going to work for it unless you go on a weekday afternoon.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee  (511) Toronto, ON, Ontario | July 26, 2010
Ended our night in Pittsburgh here and it was a pretty good stop. Crazy massive portions of pretty tasty burgers and sandwiches - I walked in hungry and couldnít get through my burger in spite of that. A large selection of guest taps and an oddly limited selection of their own stuff (only the Head Hunter and a Blueberry fruit beer). The place is very popular and we ended up having to wait for 90 minutes to get seated (although with Smokiní Joeís two blocks away, that wasnít all that much of a sacrifice). The prices were pretty good and I had a great time hanging out with the Pittsburgh crew. I particular enjoyed watching one of the locals get shot down by the hostess.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
LilBeerDoctor  (345) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | July 7, 2013
This bar has the best beer selection in Pittsburgh. They have numerous taps, including ~5 of the Fat Head house beers, and they get the most interesting/unique kegs available in the Pittsburgh area. They also offer a few Arsenal ciders regularly. The one downside to the place is that it is almost always crowded. I remember once they had a special firkin of Sierra Nevada Celebration and I arrived 30 minutes after it was tapped - it had already kicked. So bear this in mind when you visit, especially if itís during game time. It has a sports bar kind of theme, but is also very family friendly. There is outdoor patio seating available (which is covered in the winter). The food menu is a bit more extensive than your typical bar - their specialty is sandwiches. Watch out, their portions are HUGE. Overall, the best place for beer in Pittsburgh but if youíre looking for a more cozy, intimate setting this may not be the place for you.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
msante79  (342) Mount Prospect, Illinois | July 2, 2013
Stopped in for dinner and a few beers a couple of nights ago. Pretty cool building that always seems really busy. Was a able to grab a stool at the bar where I had 3 Fat Head beers that were all solid. They had 12 or so of their own offerings and at least as many guest taps. Nothing rare, but a solid tap list none-the-less. Mine only gripe with this place was the food. Everything that I saw come to the bar looked great, but I went with a buffalo shrimp appetizer which was horrible, and a buffalo chicken sandwich which was disappointing as well. i am going to stop in again before I leave town to try another sandwich as like I said the offer food I saw looked great.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
swoopjones  (311) Buffalo, New York | February 27, 2007
Great place. 40 or so on tap & mostly good choices. Victory, Stouts. DFH, Maredsous. Lots of Belgians in bottles. Huge menu with all sorts of choices of pub fare. Nice beer passport for regulars. Love the carry out bottle shop upstairs. Why canít we do that in NY?
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje  (307) Enghien, Belgium | May 26, 2012
Visited with friends a few years back. One among many of food-beer theme bars in the US. Located in the busy festive Pittsburgh area. Decent draft and craft beer selection with delicious menu of again, pub food but just great burgers and sandwiches ... after all this is Pittsburgh and yes, the place was insanely crowed when we got there. .
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Nate  (291) Indiana, Pennsylvania | March 16, 2006
Had a late lunch here today. All TVs tuned to Boston College vs. Pacific. Nice tap list, though there werenít many I hadnít tried already. Settled on a Great Divide Titan IPA to go with my chicken fingers and fries. Decent menu and the portion sizes are for the serious eater. Service was excellent and I enjoyed my hour there. I know they get darned crowded on weekends, so if you really want to enjoy a quiet pint or two, itís best to go during the off hours. Even on a Thursday afternoon, it was pretty busy, though a lot of that was probably because of March Madness.
illinismitty  (279) Nashville, Tennessee | December 28, 2007| Updated February 24, 2008
Stopped two nights in a row during the week. First night was around 11pm, and it was crowded, but tolerable. The second night, I stopped in at 7pm, and you could not get anywhere near the bar. When I returned at 10pm, I found a seat at the bar. Crowd appears to be the young trendy types, with the occasional mix of middle aged farts like myself. Selection on my visit was decent, as they had Southern Tier Gemeni and Chokolat, as well as Double Bastard 05 and 06 on draft. Here is what I like about this place- easy to read draft list on the wall, no smoking, beer selection, good service, and clean, simple, and semi contemporary decor. What I did not like was the parking situation (very bad), too crowded at certain times of the day and it can get loud. Worth a visit if you time it right and donít mind hunting for parking. There is also a take out bottle shop upstairs, but bottles can be pricey due to the PA case laws and the county pour tax Smokiní Joes is down the street, and has some of the same beers on tap, but with a much larger bottle selection. However, Smokin Joes is smoky, loud, and has more of a blue collar, BMC sports fan patronage. That does not matter to me, but worth noting if you have the snooty, non-beer drinking friend or family member with you.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
cratez  (256) Toronto, Ontario | April 12, 2013| Updated February 10, 2014
When I visited: Late summer 2012. What I had: East End Big Hop Harvest Ale (cask), Yards General Washington Tavern Porter (draught), Fat Headís Head Hunter IPA (draught), The Duck-Rabbit Brown Ale (draught), South Side Slopes headwich. What I liked: Bustling approachable atmosphere, friendly patrons, massive well-organized beer list, efficient and welcoming bartenders, delicious world-beating sandwiches, great retail store upstairs, mind-blowing IPA. What I disliked: Aside from having to wait a few minutes for our seats, nothing really. Would I go back? Definitely. Overall Rating: 96
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88  (244) Portland , Oregon | March 4, 2013
How I missed going to this place eludes me. On the South Side with cheap parking just across the street. A ton of taps, all solid craft beers. Loads of Fat Headís stuff, maybe 10. A small expensive bottle shop upstairs. The food looked great, I didnít partake. Lively, good service and relaxed. A great place. The bartender offered a few samples as well.

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