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Fitger's Brewhouse

Fitger's BrewhouseFitger's Brewhouse

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 103
Beer Ratings: 873
Beer Avg: 3.91

Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
95
world-class

70 Ratings
Ratings: 70
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.74%
$$ - reasonable


[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

600 E Superior St
Duluth, Minnesota, 55802-2222
United States
phone: (218) 726-1392

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Djsaturn1

Minnesota

3.74/5  rDev -13.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5 | $$

Nice place. Waitress did not seem to know much about the beer. Food was good. Beer was great. Love the cask offering. Got a table right away with kids on a Friday night. Seemed pretty busy. Service was good and valet parking. Hoppaluja was fantastic.

11-30-2013 16:06:58 | More by Djsaturn1
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Beerlover

Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$

this place was always one of my favorite places to go when I lived nearby. Fitgers has good to great beer, sometimes even mind blowing but mostly just good everyday beer. Their food is excellent and there prices are very reasonable for the quality and quantity. definite destination spot if traveling to Duluth.

09-22-2013 03:03:42 | More by Beerlover
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einman

Minnesota

4.01/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

Great place to check out in Duluth. They have some really good beers and the food was good too, nice vegetarian options. Tried a handful of beers and picked up a couple of growlers to take some too. I will certainly visit each time I'm in town now that I have a few growlers to fill.

08-17-2013 00:46:05 | More by einman
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stark379

Minnesota

4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$

Fitger's is one of the original brewpubs in Duluth. They are constantly making new styles of beer along with the classics that many have come to expect. Bartenders and servers are more than willing to let you try a sample of a beer first before buying a pint, and they also offer tasting flights.

You really can't go wrong with any of their beers. My personal favorites are the El Nino IPA, Superior Trail IPA, and Wildfire. The food in the establishment is usually very good too. Service can be hit or miss, but that is to be expected with many restaurants. Prices are what one would expect for Duluth (tourist area), but nothing outrageous. Beers are around $5 pint and most meals are between $10-15.

Fitger's is definitely worth checking out if you are in the Duluth area. Another thing to note is that some of their beers are served off site at their "sister restaurants" Burrito Union and Tycoon's.

03-12-2013 18:10:43 | More by stark379
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pizza

Minnesota

4.83/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75 | $$

Great Brewhouse. A comfortable atmosphere, gets loud at night, often musicians playing.
Fun to go just for a beer or to get dinner. Many options on the menu, from continental to Mexican to fresh fish from the lake outside the back door.
The beer selection is pretty decent, although the same beers stay on tap for very long periods of time. It would be nice to see new IPA's from time to time, even though the El Nino is a classic. Nice to have the option of taking a growler of the good stuff home with you.
Good service. Highly recommended.

02-27-2013 03:55:18 | More by pizza
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imthaschmidt


3.65/5  rDev -15.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$

This place has a very mellow feel to it... i sat upstairs along the rail and its nice to just looks down while drinking some great beer.

Another really cool thing was that the Taps were all made of custome blown glass, i thought this added some character to the place.

Walk downstairs and you can see where the brewq the beer and they also have a gift shop where yo ucan purchase clothing and grownlers of some of the beer they produce.

this place will have a beer that you like, that is guarenteed

Very cool place and i would def go back

12-28-2012 17:48:10 | More by imthaschmidt
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MarcatGSB

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -24.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$

This place is a complex. You drive up to the building, and it's actually very impressive (or not) to see what they have done with this beautiful older building.

The Brewhouse itself is a lot smaller than I initially thought. Seats maybe about 115 people, with a 10 or so seat bar. We arrived and were told that there was a 15-20 minute wait for the two of us, so we headed across the hall to the little "club" type thing, and had a beer. They serve Fitger beers there as well.

I had the Oatmeal Stout which was pretty tasty, I didn't take any notes for a formal review. we were called for our table in about 3 minutes, so I felt rushed to drink my beer so we didn't have our table given away to another party. Part of the reason I drove to Duluth and to check out Fitger's was their website stated they had a Woodford Reserve ESB on tap, so that was definitely a draw. When we were finally seated, I realized they didn't have the ESB on the tap board, and I asked the server...her response was "Yah, it was on tap the last couple days, but it's not gone, they just aren't pouring it today" Okay? So I can't get one, even though I'm fairly certain it was still on tap, ready to reach my lips. That was a bit frustrating.

I ended up getting the Cherry Batch, which was really tasty, and the Witte was decent as well. Food was slightly above average, but not much more. We had a couple salads, and veggie black bean chili, which was OK, no real stand out flavor for me.

Besides the disappointment of not having a beer available (I understand when a place runs out of a beer, or a menu item in general, but to just not serve it, herm). I'm not hating on Fitger's, but I didn't leave with a warm and fuzzy feeling, and I especially know that a special trip 250 miles across the great north woods isn't worth it, solely for Fitger's.

10-11-2012 21:04:22 | More by MarcatGSB
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gatornation

Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

always stop here when in Duluth for brew ,food, the lake and the atmosphere, plenty of parking all around fitgers is on the north shore on LK superior its an older classic looking place with a mall inside a hotel specialty shops a growler shop and other retail food and clothing but what i come here for is the ever changing brews and the tried and true ones, the bar is always packed it is 2 levels but i seem to always stay by the small bar, thay offer flight of 7 brews or pints ive never been diisapointed by the brew, the food ,the service or the atmosphere , this is a destination and a must stop when on the north shore i always buy a growler when there and if it were closer to minneapolis i would drive there more often

12-11-2011 00:42:23 | More by gatornation
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hohnx012

Ohio

5/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$

Fitger's is hands down the best bar in Duluth. Great beer, great food, great atmosphere. Anyone passing through Duluth should definitely check this place out. While the bar itself has outgrown itself, and can be a little cramped at times, this bar is definitely a unique experience. The Apricot Wheat and Oatmeal Stout are my personal favorites, but its hard to go wrong with any beer at Fitger's. If you're going for dinner, the Wild Rice Burger is a must-try! Delicious! If you're going anywhere in Duluth, it may as well be Fitger's.

11-23-2011 15:25:12 | More by hohnx012
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DesMoinesMike

Iowa

4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$

This place is truly the gem of Duluth. Out of the remnants of a defunct mass-production brewery is this eclectic brewpub that employs lots of innovation while appreciating its roots. The building that is almost two complete city block is now a brewpub, brewery museum, motel, bar, other restaurants, and a mall with several shops.

The brewpub takes up 2 stories, with the fermentation tanks visible from the interior mall corridor. The menu has many burgers and sandwiches, with pizzas and typical pub appetizers. The beer selection consisted of 8 or 9 house brews, some with atypical names. The el Nino IPA, at 7%, seemed like a good option and turned out to be a good pick. For food I got some southwest chicken sandwich that had some great tasting BBQ sauce. The stout was nice, the cask beer didn't have much flavor to it, and the black IPA was nasty, like sour candy and pepper mixed together.

The service was great. The staff answered many questions and was happy to get any extras I wanted.

If you are fortunate enough to visit this city that's a hidden treasure of the Midwest, Fitger's is a required stop.

10-04-2011 03:02:10 | More by DesMoinesMike
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Fitger's Brewhouse in Duluth, MN
95 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.