Stayed one night in Pittsburgh and this is the highlight for sure. Besides we had a pretty nice hotel room only a few blocks walking which we sure needed when we left this place. Such a great selection I had to keep ordering more. They do some mixtures which I donít usually do but to mix Unearthly with Gonzo sure was delicious. We had the chicken artichoke dip with fresh fried pita chips and it was so tastey and filling. You get a card that holds the beers you drank and you can eventually get your name on a plaque. If you live nearby and can drink that much. Also was cool to meet someone wearing a Collins Bar T-shirt (RIP Collins Bar).
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.
This place is extremely crowded, and thankfully is non smoking. Their tap selection is a rollercoaster, it can be very good and very bad. Love their "haystack". In my opinion Smoking Joes is starting to gain a little in the draft selection.
went there with 4 different beer drinkers everyone was happy.very crowded but service was great. excellent selection and glassware. all food was good esecially 3-pepper cheesesteak and garlic fries. wonderfull 6-pack shop
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?
pet3rman (24) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | February 6, 2007| Updated January 8, 2008
Spent a Friday night there. Decent tap list. Got to try out some exotics. I canít knock the service. They did well despite being extremely busy. Carribean Fire wings were excellent. Burger and fries were average. Price are above average. Nice carry-out bottle shop. The only problem was the crowd and the lack of space. Other than that, this place is the real deal.
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.
Fat Heads is a good place to grab a sandwich and a draft in the South Side, but if youíre looking for an extensive bottle selection or hard-to-find beers, youíd be better served eleswhere. Smokiní Joes on 20th and Carson has a MUCH better bottle selection, and comparable draft offerings for less cost. On the upside, the extensive menu of sandwiches and bar food will keep your head spinning while you sample one of their 50+ drafts, mainly microbrews, plus a few Belgians. Bottle selection is reserved mostly to a few Belgian 750ís, some US 22ís, and a few select 12 oz offerings. As with most South Side bars, Friday and Saturday nights are packed, youíll have a better experience visiting during the afternoon. New bottle shop located upstairs, as with any such establishment in socialist PA, prices are outrageous.
Had lunch here with friends and everybody took food home. (GOOD food). If youír looking for a classy place this is not it, but it is fun. Nice selection of beer. If yor are unsure about a beer they gladly provide samples. Nice carryout selection upstairs. Carryout is NOT cheap.
Nejhleader (87) Lemoyne, Pennsylvania | February 6, 2006| Updated January 12, 2009
Pretty good food, and lots of beers to choose from. Workers were also very friendly, and helpful, If iím ever in the steel city any time soon iíll have to check this place out again. Oh yeah there head trip is an amazing brew that has to be tried!
nice place. The fact that they sell beer by the bottle upstairs is an added bonus. Service is really good, never had a bad experience there. If you like wings then this place has a very good selection of sauces. The beer seclection is great most of the time. Hard to find beers sometimes ends up on their taps. Somewhat pricey for somethings but most places do that! Never seem to leave there sober.... downside is it gets really busy and crowded.