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Fat Head's Saloon

Not Rated.
Fat Head's SaloonFat Head's Saloon

174 Ratings
Ratings: 174
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.22%
Taps: 42
Bottles: 0
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 portia99:
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4.45/5  rDev +2.5%

A - We went here on a Sunday afternoon around early dinner time. A number of people waiting outside and inside was crowded with people waiting for tables. We initially came here just to grab a beer or two and move on to some of the other places down the street to check them out too. Very casual, decent sized bar and lots of tables available. Large board above the bar listing beers on tap and I especially liked the painted brewery/beer logos on the brick walls. Very low key place to sit and enjoy a couple beers.

Q - The beer selection was loaded with quality beers from many craft breweries and also several selections of Fathead's own beers. I had heard good things about their Headhunter IPA and was not disappointed. Plenty of beers from Stone, Troegs, Bells, Victory and many others on tap.

S - We eventually sat at the bar and found that the two bartenders on duty were mostly friendly and there was never a long wait to get a beer poured. Seemed like the sitdown areas were well staffed (maybe even overstaffed) too.

S - Good variety of beers from many breweries and hitting a wide range of styles. Something for everyone. Especially liked a couple of the house beers they were pouring too. A good mix, mostly of popular craft breweries, nothing too exotic or rare - but top quality all around.

F - Menu was expansive, but mainly consisted of pub appetizers, burgers and sandwiches...probably 25 different burgers available - made choosing something a tough decision. Ended up going with a pretzel with honey mustard, which was quite good, but maybe a bit too much salt on it, and some chicken wings which were also good - had a choice of maybe 10 different styles and heat levels - again something for every taste. Nothing fancy here but good nonetheless.

Overall liked this place - good place to stop for some quality brews. Definitely would go back, but there is some tough competition along this street.

portia99, Apr 26, 2010
More User Reviews:
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

caahare, Monday at 06:04 AM
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.

Omnium, Nov 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

baybum, Nov 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

kbuzz, Nov 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

jjf3792, Nov 02, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

alcohline_trip, Oct 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

acidreflux, Oct 21, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +4.1%

jmartinger, Oct 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

barflybastard, Oct 15, 2014
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.

StevensBrewing, Oct 14, 2014
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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!

Mikus, Oct 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

pep, Oct 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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

mertzhb15, Sep 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

chefduff2, Sep 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

TGallant, Sep 21, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

greg4579, Sep 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

cproioi, Aug 29, 2014
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

misternebbie, Aug 29, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

Dogleg, Aug 27, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +10.6%

BigRizz62, Aug 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Rhleocp, Aug 08, 2014
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ColdOne, Jul 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

_morandi_, Jul 14, 2014
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Fat Head's Saloon in Pittsburgh, PA
96 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.