This place was awesome. COME HUNGRY and expect to feel full for the next 24 hours. Along with my friends, I got to try the Artery Clogger sandwhich, bacon cheese fries, fried pierogies and the South Side Slopes sandwhich - HUGE sandwiches - just extremely fattening and delicious. It was busy as fuck, so the service was a tad slow but our server was nice so...who cares -I’m low maintenance anyway. Onto the beer, I had a ridiculously fresh batch of Green Flash West Coast IPA on tap, I was so damn full from the food I didn’t check out their bottle selection. Good tap selection of approx 20-25 beers, I forgot. Check out their bottle shop upstairs too, very good. No smoking too!
Fantastic! I’ve always enjoyed Fathead for the beers but just recently ate there for the first time. I have a buffalo chicken sandwich with carribean killer sauce. KICKED MY ASS!! I love this place. Only wish there would’ve bee something better on cask this time.
A truely great place. 42 Beers on tap plus many more bottles to choose from. Food that cannot be beat as far as bar food is concerned. Best wings in the city to go along with the beers. An excellent staff working behind the bar
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 don’t 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 don’t 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 Smokin’ 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 can’t 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 can’t 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 weren’t many I hadn’t 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, it’s 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 you’re looking for an extensive bottle selection or hard-to-find beers, you’d be better served eleswhere. Smokin’ 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 750’s, some US 22’s, and a few select 12 oz offerings. As with most South Side bars, Friday and Saturday nights are packed, you’ll have a better experience visiting during the afternoon. New bottle shop located upstairs, as with any such establishment in socialist PA, prices are outrageous.