Nice brewpub with a solid bar area and dining area. Lots of brick and wood give this a good comfortable vibe. Service was good, but not overly beer focused. Huge selection of beers, enough that you will find something new. Flights are available. Food as with all their location is huge and quite good. A great stop.
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 Head’s.
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 Troeg’s, Stone, Heavyweight, Victory, Rogue (including the Rogue Fat Head’s 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.
Stopped in on a Sunday afternoon for lunch. Parking is payed across the street. Wasn’t too busy, despite the Steelers game being on TV. Walked in and was seated immediately. 42 beers on draft. Don’t think they had a bottle menu. If they did, I never saw it. My burger was delicious, Southside Slopes, highly recommend it. The homemade potato chips were very good as well. Service was quick, attentive, and friendly. The beer was very good, I stuck to the Fat Heads stuff. If you get the chance to stop in here, I would highly recommend it. You won’t be let down. The bottle shop upstairs had a nice selection of around 75 to 100 bottles. If you buy them individually, you’ll get ripped off. However, if you build a 6 pack, you get a $12 discount, which evens things out a good bit. This part is still pretty pricy.
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 couldn’t 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 Smokin’ Joe’s two blocks away, that wasn’t 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.
Parking on street only, so it is not easy. Good mix of 20 somethings and 30 somethings for the most part. My sandwich was the size of my head and was very good pulled pork. the onion rings were great. There is a bar on the front left. The rest is tables for food. The place was busy, but we got a seat right away. Service was good and food was brought pretty quickly. They have a shop up stairs with a limited number of fat heads six-packs and other beers which they have a paper list of, and some fat heads paraphernalia. They had a selection of fat heads and other beers on draft. They don’t have a sampler though. Really good time, hope to go back.
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. .
Great brewpub in a busy area in Pittsburgh. Lots of their own beer on draft and a good selection of other stuff as well, though the outside taps didn’t seem well curated. Ambiance is cool - watched the Canada-U.S. world cup hockey game here and worked hard not to cheer for Canada out loud. Flights are available. Service good.
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 it’s 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 you’re looking for a more cozy, intimate setting this may not be the place for you.
decent place in the south side of Pittsburgh. I came about 3:30 on a Wednesday and struggled to find a seat. Anyone after was standing for sure. Had 3 FH beers, all of which were excellent and half priced during happy hour (hence why so busy I suppose). I ordered nachos for dinner and ate about 1/4 of the plate. Most food item portions were stupid big. service was satisfactory.