Craft Beer Spotlight – Fette Sau
Fette Sau (German for ‘fat pig’) is a barbecue restaurant located in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia. The meats are sourced from small, local farms, dry-rubbed with a house blend of spices, and smoked in-house with our industrial sized smokers. The menu changes daily, with a rotating selection of meats available for purchase by the pound. The sides are kept simple and rotated as well, including mac & cheese, burnt end baked beans, broccoli salad, pickles, sauerkraut, house-made coleslaw, cornbread, and seasonal offerings. The style of service is unique, and it can best be compared to a deli: order your meat at the counter by weight, everything is cut fresh and put on a tray, grab a seat and enjoy!
Fette Sau specializes in North American spirits, but the whiskey list is the most impressive with over 140 selections including bourbon, rye, American, white, Canadian, and Tennessee. Nine craft beers and a cider are featured on tap. Beer sizes include a half pint, pint, quart, half gallon, and gallon, all of which are available during one of the best happy hours in Philly: half price any beer in any size, $5 old fashioneds & manhattans, burnt end brisket sandwiches, smoked chicken legs, and smoked deviled eggs.
Picnic tables are the primary form of seating, giving the restaurant a communal atmosphere and making it great to host a sit-down dinner or an impromptu gathering of friends. The space has an industrial feel, with reclaimed wood, cement floor, and exposed beams in the ceiling. Fette Sau also features off-site catering for weddings, holidays, corporate events, birthdays, and any other get-together.
Fette Sau is in the perfect location for its atmosphere and menu. Fishtown is a growing neighborhood located just west of the Delaware River. Residents include college students, young professionals, new families, and locals that have resided in the neighborhood for generations. Fishtown is often compared to Williamsburg, Brooklyn for its plethora of bars and restaurants, as well as its artistic vibe.