Fat Head's Saloon

Fat Head's SaloonFat Head's Saloon
Fat Head's SaloonFat Head's Saloon
Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

1805 E Carson St
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15203-1770
United States

(412) 431-7433 | map
fatheadspittsburgh.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.34
Reviews:
137
Ratings:
226
pDev:
8.99%
View: Place Reviews
Reviews: 137 | Ratings: 226 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by brother_rebus:
Photo of brother_rebus
brother_rebus from Maine

4/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Decently diverse tap and bottle selection due to it being a specific brewery's brewpub. FOH and BOH were a bunch of jaded apathetic spinsters. But the waitstaff and bartenders were cool. Rocked golden tee for a solid hour. Win. The food landed me in a coma that I came out of with diabetes mellitus. But the portions were fair for the higer priced menu items. Wish they offered a bit more diversity in terms of pour sizes.still great beers.

Dec 07, 2015
More User Reviews:
Photo of cratez
cratez from Canada

4.8/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

What I had: East End Big Hop Harvest Ale (cask), Yards General Washington Tavern Porter (draft), Fat Head’s Head Hunter IPA (draft), The Duck-Rabbit Brown Ale (draft), South Side Slopes headwich.

What I liked: Bustling approachable atmosphere, friendly patrons, massive well-organized beer list, efficient and welcoming bartenders, delicious world-beating sandwiches, great retail store upstairs, mind-blowing IPA.

What I disliked: Aside from having to wait a few minutes for our seats, nothing really.

Would I go back? Definitely.

Overall Rating: 96

Jan 29, 2020
Photo of seanchai
seanchai from Virginia

4.08/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Dec 29, 2018
Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
Richie_C_Johnson from Minnesota

4.59/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Mar 20, 2018
Photo of weird_al_1106
weird_al_1106 from Maryland

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

Dec 24, 2017
Photo of epyon396
epyon396 from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Nov 10, 2017
Photo of kayrex
kayrex from Pennsylvania

4.91/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Jul 14, 2017
Photo of heddar33
heddar33 from Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

May 23, 2017
Photo of Craighead
Craighead from Georgia

4.56/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Vibe: Expect to wait, but "chill out man, have a beer". Fat Heads has a uniqueness to it that will comfort anyone from a single man to a big family. It's really a pleasant place.

Quality: Fresh taps, and well taken care of. I'd be surprised if you ever get a dirty head-killing glass or a flat beer. You can tell that these people care about the suds, the people, and the food.

Service: It's a busy joint, be patient, but honestly - the service has always been top notch.

Selection: Always in rotation, but there will definitely be something here to please the crowd, especially if you're eating. The spicy foods go extremely well with the IPA's on tap, but there are plentiful flavors in all different categories. Bottom line, you'll enjoy the Fat Heads brews at the least. The other taps are bonuses.

Food: If you have an appetite and a reasonable palette you can close your eyes and point at the menu and be blown away. The food is so good it's frightening. I have yet to be disappointed.

Overall: If you are still debating going by the time you read this, I'm not sure what to say. It's a must-visit-family-friendly-awesome-pub.

May 08, 2017
Photo of glass_house
glass_house from Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

If I know I'm going to be in the southside, it's tough to pass up a stop at Fat Head's. Huge selection of house beers, as well as beers from all over the country. Best happy hour in Pittsburgh. Most people don't realize Fat Head's was famous for their sandwiches long before their world class beers. Try one and you'll realize why.

Feb 23, 2017
Photo of DeaconWhite82
DeaconWhite82 from Pennsylvania

4.61/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Started going here in 1993 when the the boss and his wife would stop in every night. My name is on the first Wall of Foam plaque. Beer selection is excellent. If you get a Headwich , the kielbasa with pierogies is fantastic. My favorite time to go now is at lunch on a weekday. Not to busy but you can sit at the bar, relax, and talk to some local South Siders. A must go to place if you are in Pittsburgh. Before it was retired, Youngs Old Nick Barely Wine Ale was my beer of choice.

Jan 27, 2017
Photo of yergermeister
yergermeister from Pennsylvania

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

Oct 03, 2016
Photo of IDABEERGUY
IDABEERGUY from Idaho

4.85/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Jun 30, 2016
Photo of WillieThreebiers
WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Very upbeat vibe...surprisingly big on the inside, bar on the left, table area on the right. addition tables in back of bar, an outside courtyard, as well as, space upstairs. (did not go upstairs). Bar seat 10-15. Looked like about 40 taps, half their beers, half guest. I had the Sunshine Daydream, Midnight Moonlight, & the Oompa Loompa... all very enjoyable. Servers were friendly and knowledgeable. I did not try the food, although I was tempted by the plates I saw passing by. They sell bottles to go.

Jun 19, 2016
Photo of eppie82
eppie82 from Illinois

4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Jun 01, 2016
Photo of Swettenham_Shire
Swettenham_Shire from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Not a fan of the location. Took forever to get there from downtown, and parking seemed impossible. Good thing we took an Uber. Surrounded by college bars and the like. However, once inside, I relaxed; such a chill place to talk and drink GOOD beer. Big selection. They were out of the beer I wanted the most (tweaked out Hippy Sippy), so I settled for Head Shrinker. Solid IPA, falls short of Head Hunter and Hop JuJu. Additional guest taps were solid as well.

Upstairs is a to-go shop with apparel and beer. Next time in Pittsburgh I'll give the food a shot.

May 08, 2016
Photo of Soloveitchik
Soloveitchik from New York

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 2.5

May 06, 2016
Photo of SaisonRichBiere
SaisonRichBiere from Michigan

3.98/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Apr 29, 2016
Photo of Rodosman
Rodosman from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Apr 03, 2016
Photo of Brock
Brock from California

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

An old favorite. Food selection perfect for beer. Highlights: South Side Slopes, Beauty and the Beasty, wings, "nachos". Plenty of fresh taps with good variety. Great service most of the time. No place I'd rather go in the 'burgh. Little bit of a warehouse vibe, but come with a few friends, order a round, and you won't think twice about that.

Feb 06, 2016
Photo of SomethingClever
SomethingClever from Ohio

4.9/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Fat Head's brewery makes excellent beer so they always a great selection of their own plus they always have a decent selection of other breweries beers and at least one cask beer on. The food is usually great bar food but there is always a ton of it so if you get an appetizer you better split a sandwich. The vibe is quasi hipster funky colors on the walls. Service has always been very good there, if you get a growler fill please ask them to bottom fill it otherwise they crank open the tap and you have 64 oz of flat beer to take home with you.

Sep 30, 2015
Photo of Craft_Imperial
Craft_Imperial from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Sep 25, 2015
Photo of cosmo4u
cosmo4u from New York

4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Everytime I go to Pittsburgh I make sure I go out of my way to make a stop at this place. The beer selection is amazing and the food is over the top! I havent had one bad thing off the menu in all my time going here. The bartender saved me money sending my down the street to a beer distro to buy a case of beer instead of buying it there. Staff are super friendly and have always made me feel like a local

Sep 19, 2015
Photo of Billolick
Billolick from New York

4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Awesome place

Must visit if you are in or near Pittsburgh

Tons of great FH beer, over the top chow...get ready to pig out, enjoy great beer and have a very good time.

Really enjoyed my visit

Sep 16, 2015
Photo of tpearsol13
tpearsol13 from Pennsylvania

4.59/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Sep 01, 2015
Fat Head's Saloon in Pittsburgh, PA
Place rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 226 ratings