If you’re like us, you love golden crispy (and usually messy) wings. Whole wings, cut wings, traditional wings, boneless wings you name it, we probably love it. Do you prefer flats or drums? Mild or hot? No matter how you prefer your wings Pittsburgh’s got em! Here are some of the best spots to grab some wings in the steel city!
Voted for best wings in the Burgh since 2013, Bigham is offering 40 drool-worthy sauces including gluten-free options. Wednesdays mean one thing at Bigham and that’s Wing Night. All. Day. Long. This place gets packed with patrons ready to chow down on some of the most delicious wings this city has to offer so plan accordingly.
Our favorite flavor: Hyena
Fat Head’s Saloon
Order the classic fried wings and pick a flavor sauce or rub of your choice and you’ll be oh so happy. Order the house-smoked whole wings and you’ll be in wing heaven. These big guys are dry-rubbed, smoked, then char-grilled to absolute perfection. Extra dry rub is available upon request including any of their other sauces.
Our favorite flavor: House-smoked whole wings
The Huddle offers 7 whole wings per order and served with the classic fixings of celery and your choice of ranch or blue cheese dressing. Pick between buffalo, BBQ, seasoned or naked. Or opt for their fan-favorite: “Tanned Buffalo Wings” sauced and broiled to a crispy flavorful unique taste.
Our favorite flavor: Tanned Buffalo
Wings Suds & Spuds
Wings Suds & Spuds is dishing out crispy, saucy, fresh-cut wings that have anyone who visits coming back for more. Order a basket of fries for the table and add vinegar to get the full experience from this Pittsburgh classic wing spot.
Our favorite flavor: Buffalo
William Penn Tavern
This Shadyside staple has a deal no one can pass. $1 wings and .75¢ boneless wings with your choice of sauce. Five-piece minimum per sauce but we have a good feeling you’ll be ordering more than five wings at a time.
Our favorite flavor: Kitchen Sink
Caliente Pizza & Drafthouse
Order bone-in wings and all sauces are gluten-free. Boneless wings are also an option at this wing utopia. Choose between dry rub flavors or wet flavors, either way, you’re in for a good, messy time. Their house-made ranch is an absolute must to dunk your wings and even fries. Add a bed of fries with your wings for a small upcharge because let’s be honest, it’s worth the extra cash and cals.
Our favorite flavor: Blues Brothers
Insurrection is the perfect place to satisfy any wing snob. These babies begin their journey steamed then fried which creates that extra crispy texture and flavor. Choose your flavor but let us suggest their original wing sauce. You can thank us later.
Our favorite flavor: Aleworks
Gooski’s is a full bar and kitchen frying up some of Pittsburgh local’s favorite wings. If you haven’t given them a shot, you should most definitely add this spot to your must-try list!
Our favorite flavor: Old Bay
The Pittsburgh Bottleshop Cafe and Brewhouse
What pairs better with wings than a nice gold brewski? This kitchen is offering traditional crispy jumbo cuts cooked to perfection and boneless wings which are lightly breaded and cooked to a crisp golden brown. No matter what your wing preference is, The Pittsburgh Bottle Shop has something for you.
Our favorite flavor: Hot Garlic Parmesan
Sidelines Bar & Grill
With two locations in Millvale and Sewickley, you have double the chances of enjoying these fan-favorite wings. This lengthy sauce list ranges numerically 1-13 from “less heat” to “more heat” making this list foolproof, so you know exactly what you’re getting yourself into. The only question is, can you stand the heat of the Insanity sauce coming in at a HOT 13 OR the unique wing flavor, Peanut Butter & Jelly?
Our favorite flavor: Ranch Buffalo
Gino Bros. Pizzeria & Bar
Wing Dings, boneless wings, Gino’s fresh wings, which is your go-to? Wing dings are breaded and plain yet packed with flavor while boneless are…well, boneless and of course delicious. Pick your fresh wing sauce from classic flavors like hot, spicy garlic parm, honey bbq, and other delicious sauces.
Our favorite flavor: Wing Dust
Shenanigans Neighborhood Bar & Grill
Don’t let the name full you because, at Shenanigans, they are not messing around when it comes to wings. With a lengthy list of sauces and dry rubs, here you can enjoy traditional wings or their special Joe Beer’s boneless wings which can be fried or grilled then tossed in any wing sauce of your choice.
Our favorite flavor: Boom Boom
Burgh’s Pizza and Wing Pub
Take a bite out of Burgh’s pizza or their wings and you’ll be hooked. If you prefer something classic, their oven-roasted wings come with your choice of original, dry, or cajun spice flavors. Or give their Cajun Blackened (not burnt) wings a try. If you want something a little more unique try their Limoncello Oven Roasted Wings with caramelized onions.
Our favorite flavor: Buffalo
Big Shot Bob’s
Big Shot Bob’s has tons of locations with even more wing sauces and rubs to choose from. BSB offers many classic and signature sauces to pick from. The list of options seems endless and deciding which flavor to go with might be tough but we think you can handle it. That just means more visits are in order!
Our favorite flavor: Pigeon and Black and Golds
This small wing spot has a big list of sauces to enjoy with your jumbo chicken and boneless chicken wings. Offering 49 sauces including some gluten-free options, these sauces range from the mild side to the hotter side meaning there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Our favorite flavor: Maple Bacon and Honey JalapeñoThis content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.