Fat Head's Saloon
Taps: 42 / Bottles:
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 148 | Reviews: 114 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by therica:
4.25/5 rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
What else can be said that hasn't already been said? A definite standard for Pittsburgh beer-lovers. Great huge beer selection that rotates every time a keg runs out, the list is continually being updated.
Food-- another overspiced mouthburning-obsessed Pittsburgh beer place, and nearly impossible to find anything that's not going to numb your face. If you're up to fire, get the onion rings for sure.
Noisy of course, frequently crowded with college-ites that flow down from Oakland and elsewhere especially on weekends. Getting seating is difficult-- they don't allow phone-in reservations and you can expect a 1-2 hour wait once you put your name in on a weekend night.
Service at the table seems to vary and decreases in accordance with distance from the kitchen and bar area.
TV's are scattered in various places, usually showing various sports games.
Gotta go if you've never been here. And if it's really crowded, we recently discovered that there's even an upstairs, and that's also where the "gift shop" is.
11-19-2010 04:24:33 | More by therica
More User Reviews:
4.54/5 rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75 | $$
Fat Head's has the most consistently interesting tap list in the city. I can't really think of anything that would even be close. They seem to have really increased their own offerings, with around 10 of the draft lines for at least the last 6 months. Frequently top selections like IBUsive and Barrel-Aged Battleaxe are available, but it seems impossible to go wrong with a Fat Head's brew as long as it is a style you like. There are a bunch of styles that I have become interested in just by trying them here. They do a very good job of bringing in other interesting drafts too, and unlike a few of the competitors in and around the city they seem to do it within normal distribution channels. It can get crowded, and there isn't much room in the bar area. The food selection is extensive. It wouldn't be healthy to eat there too often, but you can't find better tasting bar food in my opinion.
06-05-2014 21:09:57 | More by outoffocus
Fat Head's Saloon in Pittsburgh, PA
96 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.