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Fat Head's Saloon

Not Rated.
Fat Head's SaloonFat Head's Saloon
BA SCORE
96
world-class

176 Ratings
Ratings: 176
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.99%
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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @fatheadspgh

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Reviews by Slatetank:
Photo of Slatetank
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I went in to Fathead's on a Friday evening not knowing what to expect. I actually used other's beerfly reviews and compared it to my mood and was pleasantly surprised at first. I like the layout and the appearance with chalkboards and painted metal signs for the draft menu. The acoustics are sort of gymnasium like. There was a group yelling undecipherable utterances by the door. They had to be told to lower the volume and they replied "that's my favorite speech"

It was not a crowded place considering it was Friday and it was happy hour. The view of the street was appealing as I sat at the end of the bar. I could see logos of famous Microbreweries and painted labels on the brick in the corner as well as Fathead's around the world over my shoulder (their picture gallery of Fathead's fans) After I ordered my Renee Burger and Atwater Mai Bock I took a peek upstairs.

The bottle selection was incredible cold and non-chilled you can't go wrong just for the take out selection alone. I contemplated picking out a mix six, but returned to eat the mouthwatering burger and beer battered mushrooms that came quickly. I decided to go with a growler of Gonzo Imperial Porter for the road. I felt the only negative was noise and the service was adequate, but not overly friendly. I enjoyed the fact they had bottles of Rogue's YSB with their logo on, Belgian delights as well as more sandwich and grilled food choices than you could shake a stick at. The selection and quality were very good and I would definitely make a return trip if I am in the area.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Magery
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of dexterk1
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%

Photo of caahare
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.

Photo of baybum
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of kbuzz
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of jjf3792
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%

Photo of barflybastard
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!

Photo of pep
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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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of misternebbie
1.88/5  rDev -56.7%

Great selection and sandwiches, long waits for tables, rude staff,very drunk patrons,and the few times I was there it was mid afternoon ! Lots of kids, basically free roaming kids while there parents get drunk. On guy actually disciplined a kid by picking him up by his foot and holding him up toward the ceiling,while the crowd and staff roared with laughter, not for mature craft beer, shame because the potential is there

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.8/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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Fat Head's Saloon in Pittsburgh, PA
96 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.