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Fat Head's Saloon

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Fat Head's SaloonFat Head's Saloon
BA SCORE
96
world-class

182 Ratings
Ratings: 182
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: n/a
Taps: 42
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1805 E Carson St
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15203-1770
United States
phone: (412) 431-7433

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Reviews by CortexBomb:
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4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Ran into this place randomly while in Pittsburgh to see the Pens and opted to hang out for a while prior to one of the games. Fathead's is a slightly upscale beer bar which seems to attract sports in mass numbers. The mildly upscale atmosphere combined strangely with the sports fans though, and I didn't find the atmosphere that stellar.

The bar has a strong number of taps for a beer bar including a number of house specials, and they seem to cut a wide geographical swathe including beers that I was surprised to see outside of MI such as Arcadia's Hop Rocket. They also have some treats on tap though (i.e.: Stone Imperial Stout). Quality on the brews I tried seemed fine, obviously clean tap lines and quickly rotating product.

The place lives and dies for me based on its food though, and that's flat out exceptional. The first time I went I only had brews, the second and all subsequent times I've had stuff off the menu though and it's insane. Something like 30 sandwiches and burgers are available with toppings that are impossible to find locally. Burgers topped with eggs, pierogies, Arrogant Bastard batter dipped onion rings and the like. Appetizer baskets are huge too and are a hell of a value...though they're way too much for two people to split with a meal...think 3 hour, game length munchies and you'll be on target. As far as I'm concerned this is the place to be in Pittsburgh; great food, great beers, fair prices...what's not to love?

More User Reviews:
Photo of PA-Michigander
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of slasich
4.14/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Yellolab2010
4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Ohiovania
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.25

Photo of Uniobrew31
3.84/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

If you don't mind a younger crowd then this is a good joint. Many many maannyyyy beers on tap

Photo of maxcoinage
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Great spot for some tasty brews and good grub. They have at least 10 of their own brews on tap with a mix of year round (Head Hunter) and rotating / seasonals. They actually had a 2013 Vintage aged Christmas ale in addition to the fresh one. They also have a nice selection of guest drafts. Backwoods bastard was on. Happy hour specials are great. half off their beer from 3-6 M-F so $3 pints of Head Hunter! It seems there is always a decent wait for a table here so don't show up too starving. But they take your phone number and text/call u when table is ready. I enjoyed the southside slopes sandwhich (kielbasa and a fried perogi with sautéed onions and cheeee) would definitely recommend. Their food selection is insane. so many options and all sounds so good.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.18/5  rDev -3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Omnium
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

The OG Fat Heads, been there more times than I can count. Good sammies, great selection of FH and other craft breweries, as well as arsenal cider. Service can be slow at times because its always packed.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.52/5  rDev +4.1%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of StevensBrewing
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Huge portion sizes of fantastic food really make Fat Head's stand above the rest! You'll have to wait a bit for a table occasionally, but that wait is worth it once you see their very large selection of beers. Their own beers are great and they carry a slew of other craft brews you can enjoy.
Check it out if you're ever down on the South Side of Pittsburgh.

Photo of Mikus
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Had a very nice time here this afternoon with the wife and kids. Not as kid-friendly as the N. Olmstead location, and a bit crowded, but we came in pretty much during the lunch rush. Excellent tap list. Great Fat Head's choices on tap (I had Sorcerer and she had Hippy Sippy), and a bevy of other great brews to choose from as well. Wide variety of styles. I thought the waitresses/bartenders/greeter were really nice, especially as we brought in kids and a 6 month old in a stroller (I guess we contributed to the crowdedness)! The food was good, and there was a ton of it. Overall, just a fun time, and a no-brainer if you are in the area and enjoy great Fat Heads brews!

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of mertzhb15
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

great place for a beer. If you are in PIttsburgh, stop here.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

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Fat Head's Saloon in Pittsburgh, PA
96 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.