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Fitger's Brewhouse

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Fitger's BrewhouseFitger's Brewhouse
BEER AVG
3.89/5
Based on:
84 Beers
1,066 Ratings
Place Score: 96
Ratings: 110
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

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

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Reviews by MarcatGSB:
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3.25/5  rDev -25.3%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of hopazoid
4.26/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of jsprain1
4.39/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Sunny004
4.94/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Bunuelian
4.6/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of maedhros09
4.73/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

I'm not sure if I just got lucky on the last visit but both beers were really phenomenal. The Big Boat stout is really rich and unique - a must try for stout lovers. My recollection of past visits is also that the beer was excellent. The food was good, and the service was great. This is a must-stop location for any trip I make to Duluth.

Photo of pat61
4.08/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

They have 13 tap handles and put out a decent variety of beer - porters, pale ales, sours, wheats, and ales. The food is pretty standard bar fare augmented with some salads and interesting sandwiches. It is a must stop if you are near Duluth.

Photo of Beerdrinkingsafetydude
4.83/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of NathanMilesLund
3.68/5  rDev -15.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of PlatonicOtterLuv
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of TooGood
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of dheldman
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of SurlyZach
5/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of The_Dude_710
5/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Incredible venue in a historic hotel on the shores of Lake Superior. Place was packed not only for beer but for food. Did a sampler and was impressed with an oatmeal stout, as well as an imperial. A must stop for a beer lover in the area.

Photo of vikinghorn
4.04/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Josh012012
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

I live next to this place. It has mostly made from scratch food and about a half dozen house made craft beers on tap (all pretty solid). If you are out of town this would be a pretty safe bet for a satisfying evening of beer and food. Expect an hour wait on fri and sat.

Photo of BeerSnobRobinson
5/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of sparx1100
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of saja0015
3.24/5  rDev -25.5%

Photo of Pug
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Vukusich
5/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of lonewolfcry
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of socon67
4/5  rDev -8%

Headed to this place while travelling for work. The building is in the downtown area and is a bit of a museum to the original Fitger's, which was nice.

I had the sampler which included their seasonal and Brewer's Reserve. Menu is a bit sandwich heavy, but food was solid.

Great pub to show what local Duluth brewers can do. I'd go back.

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Fitger's Brewhouse in Duluth, MN
96 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.