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Beer Available At Fat Headís Saloon (arranged by most recent)
Full Pint Oak Aged Tri-PA , TrŲegs Scratch 82 50, Fat Heads Hippy Sippy Imperial Stout , Penn Fakin the Funk 29, Fat Heads Imperial Up in Smoke Smoked Porter , Fat Heads Alt Bier , Helltown Purgatory , Fat Heads Imperial Bean Me Up (Coffee Stout) 78, Voodoo Ergot , Lavery Barrel Aged Belfast Black , Arsenal Cider IPC Hop Cider , Founders All Day IPA 96, Victory Rye Expression 80, New Holland Brandy Barrel Aged Charkoota Rye 87, Sly Fox Nihilist Imperial Stout , Victory Schwarz Pils 92, Fat Heads Battleaxe Baltic Porter 93, Fat Heads Oompa Loompa Chocolate Cream Stout 92, Fat Heads The Antagonizer , Fat Heads Alpenglow Weizenbock 90
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Dogbrick (561) Columbus, Ohio | May 25, 2004
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
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.
JoeMcPhee (465) Toronto, ON, Ontario | July 26, 2010
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 14/20
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.
illinismitty (279) Nashville, Tennessee | December 28, 2007| Updated February 24, 2008
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
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.
Nate (258) Indiana, Pennsylvania | March 16, 2006| Updated February 24, 2008
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
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.
swoopjones (230) Buffalo, New York | February 27, 2007| Updated February 24, 2008
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
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?
sebletitje (228) Enghien, Belgium | May 26, 2012| Updated February 24, 2008
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
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. .
SudsMcDuff (174) .....Manchester United.........., Texas | January 25, 2013| Updated February 24, 2008
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
great lively place .. lots of their house beers on (no samplers though, i hate that shit) .. lots of other great brews on tap .. beer store upstairs. pricey as shit though .. . would be happy with this place being my local even if the workers there were irritating...
gsmitty80 (169) Washington DC | February 7, 2011| Updated February 24, 2008
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
It took me a while to get to this bar but it was well worth it. Went superbowl weekend on Saturday and waited about an hour for a table of two. I had two of the fat head beers including the head hunter and was impressed. M roast beef sandwich was awesome. The price was a little high for Pittsburgh, but very comparable to a bigger city restaurant.
cratez (151) Toronto, Ontario | April 12, 2013| Updated April 15, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
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: 94
douglas88 (142) Salt Lake City, Utah | March 4, 2013| Updated April 15, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
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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