11 Places to Get the Best Wings in Pittsburgh

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There are a lot of wings fans out there.

Some like traditional, some like boneless.

There aren’t any wrong answers, but there’s not usually restaurants dedicated solely to making wings, so let’s do a deep dive into Pittsburgh's restaurants to see where you can find the best wing options.

Whether it’s going to Buffalo Wild Wings or trying a new dive bar, GiftYa can cover all the costs of wing night with your friends. A perfect gift for any wings lover, GiftYa is a special way to make sure anyone gets their boneless (or traditional) wing fill. Let’s jump into some of Pittsburgh’s best wing locations.


Eat, drink, and watch the game? Yes please!

Archie's Bar
Archie’s storefront on Carson Street. Image courtesy of archiesoncarson.com


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South Side
2328 E Carson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

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Mon-Fri 5 PM-2 AM
Sat 4 PM-2 AM
Sun Closed

Archie’s is a perfect spot to grab some wings.

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“By far the BEST wings around. They are consistently delicious each and every time we go there. Spicy Thai and Garlic Parmesan are just some of our favorites!...” -Yelp Review

Their mantra, “Eat, Drink, and Watch the Game on Carson Street,” is simple, but don't let that fool you.

A bar at heart, Archie’s still offers fan-favorite wings for any sporting event. Archies’ boasts 23 unique flavors and 50 cent wings for Wing Night. They also host Trivia Night if you’re looking for another excuse to go grab some wings.

Meat & Potatoes

Discover the killer wings that few people know about

Yes, they have a killer wing selection. Image courtesy of Pittsburgh Magazine.


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649 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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Sun-Mon 5 pm-11 pm, brunch Sun from 10:30 AM to 2 PM
Tue-Thu 5 pm-10 pm
Fri-Sat 5 pm-12 am, brunch Sat from 10:30 AM to 2 PM
Sat-Sun 10:30 am-2 pm

Meat & Potatoes is aptly named.

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“We had the wings first and they are The best wings I've ever had. They are smoked then fried.” - Trip Advisor Review

They offer a lot of delicious heavy hitters: steaks, ribs, and burgers.

There’s a lot to get distracted with on the Meat & Potatoes menu, so it might not be a surprise that the wings fall in the Appetizers section--don’t let that fool you, though. The wings are one Meat & Potatoes best-kept secrets.

Winghart’s Burger & Whiskey Bar

An expansive menu for wing fanatics

Winghart's in Market Square
A winter-wonderland shot of Winghart’s. Image courtesy of Aleksandr Kalininskiy


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5 Market Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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Sun-Thur 11 AM-12 AM
Fri 11 AM- 2 AM
Sat 12 PM- 2 AM
Sun 12 pm- 12 am

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South Side
1501 east Carson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

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Sun-Thur 11 AM-10 PM
Fri, Sat 11 AM-2 AM

It’s got “wing” in the name, so it has to have wings, right?

“The service was top notch and the wings were out of sight. I can't wait to go back and try some different ones...I have no idea on the other menu items, but the wings are awesome.” - Trip Advisor Review

Yes, it does!

Winghart’s Burger & Whiskey Bar, has wings, among other things, so you can get that chicken-wing fix. Winghart’s expansive menu offers a large selection of wing sauces, ranging from Tikka Masala to Truffle Aioli to Butter Spice and all the classic flavors, like Honey Mustard and BBQ.

Bigham Tavern

Award winning wings in the Burgh

Wings are central to Bigham Tavern's menu ... Get it? Image courtesy of Bigham Tavern.


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Mt. Washington
321 Bigham Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15211

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Mon-Fri 11 AM-2 AM
Sat-Sun 10 AM-2 AM

No wings article would be complete without mentioning Bigham Tavern.

“...Best wing selection I have ever seen. Me and buddy tried 5 different sauces and every one was awesome. Great bar with laid back, neighborhood vibe. Fantastic place.” - Trip Advisor Review

Located in Mt. Washington, the people at Bigham are big believers in serving the best wings-- they’ve won Pittsburgh City Paper’s Best Wings seven years running!

If that's not enough to get someone in the door to try the wings, then I don't know what is.


Get some wings at a true Steel City favorite

Redbeard's Downtown Location
A full house of Steelers fans at Redbeard’s. Image courtesy of redbeardspgh.com


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144 6th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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Daily 11 AM-2 AM

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Mt. Washington
201 Shiloh Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15211

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Daily 11 AM-2 AM

Redbeard’s is another big-ticket wing spot.

“We returned...for all you can eat wings before the Penguins game. Wings were good and the service was great...” - Trip Advisor Review

Redbeards’ pays homage to all the Steel City sports, so it makes sense that it’s your one-stop shop to grab some grub on Boneless Mondays or All You Can Eat Thursday and watch the game.

Big Shot Bob’s House of Wings

Dive into a sea of wing flavors and sauces

Big Shot Bob's
Big Shot Bob’s features around 300 wing flavors. Image courtesy of Big Shot Bob’s Pinterest


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South Side
1324 East Carson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

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Daily 11 AM-11 PM

Big Shot Bob’s House of Wings is a Pittsburgh staple.

“OMG, such an amazing, surprising discovery! I have never had wings so amazing...

They have multiple locations spread around the city, not just in the South Side.

With four more locations in development, any of them are great stops to grab some wings.

...With something like 4,000,000,000,000 sauce options (OK, only about 300, I think), there has got to be something for everyone in this joint.” - Yelp Review


Insanely good wings ... Just try the insanity sauce!

Sidelines Bar in Millvalle
Outside view of the Sidelines Beer House, located in Sewickley. Image courtesy of Lee Taylor


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621 Evergreen Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15209

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Daily 11:30 AM-2 AM

Sidelines Beer House in Sewickley and Sidelines Bar & Grill are some other solid options to add to the go-to wings destinations.

“Best wings in town and a great variety of beer. I love stopping here before a show at Mr. Smalls. There is a large draft and bottle selection, something for everyone.”

Crank up the heat with Sidelines’ very own Scoville scale-- they turn up spiciness to level 13 with their Insanity sauce. There are, of course, other, milder options for the faint of heart, like Blackberry BBQ or Peanut Butter & Jelly. Sidelines offers a variety of 40+ different sauces or rubs--try them all!


So much variety that it's intimidating

Wiggy's Wings
Hot Cajun (left) and Buffalo Parmesan Garlic (right) wing from Wiggy’s. Image courtesy of David the Gastronome

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2350 Noblestown Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15205

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Mon-Thur 11 AM-10 PM
Fri, Sat 11 AM-11 PM
Sun 12 PM-8 PM

One of Wiggy’s menu centerpieces is the jumbo wings and myriad of different sauces.

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“...I am beyond picky with wings!! But Wiggy's is hands down the best of the best!!! It's always cooked and the flavor is amazing!!! They are fast, food comes hot and it's not expensive.” - Yelp Review

With almost 50 to choose from, it can be an intimidating task trying to select just one, when they all sound tempting. There’s Wiggy’s Wildfire, Old Bay, Maple Bacon, Blackberry Dijon, Supersonic, and Coconut Lime to sink your teeth into and more!

Fat Head’s Saloon

Killer beer, killer wings. What's better than that?

Fat Head's Saloon Southside
Fat Head’s brick building in a snow drizzle. Image courtesy of Fat Head’s Saloon Facebook


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South Side
1805 E Carson
Street Pittsburgh, PA 15203

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Sun-Thur 11 AM-11 PM
Fri, Sat 11 AM-12 AM

The famous Pittsburgh brewery is also well known for its bar food, wings included.

“All you need to know is get the wings!  Seriously some of the best wings I've ever had!” - Yelp Review

Get an order of their house-smoked wings-- they’re “dry rubbed, smoked, then chargrilled to perfection.”

If you’re still reading after that description, then I’m not sure what will sell you on these wings. Their sauce selection isn’t as big as some of the previous entries, but they focus on quality over quantity. The Killer sauce is waiting for you!

Nox’s Tavern and Grille

Take a trip off the beaten path for some awesome Pittsburgh wings

Nox's Tavern and Grille
A crowded bar inside Nox’s Tavern. Image courtesy of Abe Crowley


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720 Blaw Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15238

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Mon-Fri 11 AM-2 AM
Sat, Sun 12 PM- 2 AM

Nox’s Tavern and Grille wraps up the list.

“The wings come in a variety of flavored and are all great. There's many different beer choices and it's not long before you feel at home!” - Trip Advisor Review

Nox’s is a local tavern off the beaten path of Pittsburgh proper, but don't let that scare you off. The wings are still worth a shot and they also have a unique roster of sauces. You could try Steph’s Secret Sauce, Butter Mesquite, or Kitchen Sink.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg for Pittsburgh wings--these are just the cream of the crop. Add them to your to-do list, or your bucket list, because these wing stops are worth a try.


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