Fuel & Fuddle
Ratings: 21 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
5/5 rDev +22%
Reopened under new ownership on August 5th, 2014 after being closed for three due to a kitchen fire . A fresh look, new menu items, more rotating craft beers and a friendly staff. New owners are Brandon Smith and Greg Ripper. Went in during the grand reopen and it's awesome.
08-08-2014 01:16:49 | More by sharkfin
4.01/5 rDev -2.2%
This was my #1 go-to place for eats and drinks in college, and I always make sure to stop by when I'm back in town. It's almost singlehandedly responsible for me getting interested in beer, I never really drank before I discovered the Beer Bible challenge at Fuel: drink 100 different beers, get your name on the wall. Obviously, this means they have over 100 beers available, and there's always a good tap selection.
Kind of a dive-y vibe, but mostly for Pitt and CMU kids, so not a real dive bar. Good variety on the menu, as long as you're not looking for artsy presentation and "flavor profiles" out of MasterChef. Burgers/sandwiches are especially good.
I gave this $ instead of $$ because most food is half price if you're willing to show up late, but dinged the service because the staff sometimes get overwhelmed and lose track of tables, and (very rarely) inflate tips.
06-14-2013 05:37:34 | More by LordTorgamus
4.4/5 rDev +7.3%
I was looking for a place in the Oakland area I hadn't gone to yet, but reasonable price with a good beer selection...being someone who enjoys a great pizza this place really got my interest.
The atmosphere is interesting. It's a snug fit which would explain who there has been known to be long lines. When I got there around 2pm, most the tables where full but the bar was basically empty. there is some classic looking painted on brick ad style art for the place on one wall.
The kitchen is fully visible which always brings an interesting aspect to things....However, can't imagine what that is like for them(being an ex line cook myself)
My bartender / server was fantastic, cheerful, helpful. She had no problem when I asked for a glass for the beer when she handed me just a bottle.
I ordered a classic maggie pizza. I found it a little tough to eat without a fork and knife. I'm not a fan of eating pizza with that method. But the taste was fantastic and made up for the trouble.
The beer selection is better than some people make it out to be. You'll find some great craft beers that not a lot of other places have and the prices make sense to me. It's also a place that if you have a family member who isn't into craft beers, you'll find something that they probably will drink.
As for value, on my first tab I had 2 beers and the pizza and it was 18 bucks.
I know of places in the city that it would cost me a great deal more for the same thing.
I'll be back for more beer and food for sure.
02-25-2012 10:58:12 | More by Garlicjosh
4/5 rDev -2.4%
We stopped in here on a Saturday night after our daughter's ballet performance. Arrived at 10pm and just beat the college crowd. The line was out the door by the time our food arrived.
Located in Oakland, so you expect this place to be teeming with Pitt students. All in all a pretty nice vibe, though. A lot of wood, a long old man style bar, comfortable booths and tables.
There were about 8 craft beers on tap, including two house beers that are made by Smuttynose. The Pump House Pale was quite nice. Some good regional selections complemented the few taps of macro stuff. Not a list that would blow you away but plenty good enough for a dinner visit.
Food was quite good with some nice healthyish selections, which is not always easy to find here in the city that serves fries with everything. Service was prompt, pleasant and competent.
Not a beer geek's delight, but a nice local place for a meal and a couple beers. I'd go back.
11-18-2011 13:57:47 | More by sholland119
Fuel & Fuddle in Pittsburgh, PA
91 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.