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Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon

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Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 132
Beer Ratings: 5,031
Beer Avg: 3.91

Taps: 34 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y

101 Ratings
Ratings: 101
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 9.38%
$$ - reasonable

[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

24581 Lorain Rd.
North Olmsted, Ohio, 44070
United States
phone: (440) 801-1001

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(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-13-2009)
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North Carolina

4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25 | $$

I stopped in with a coworker before heading to the airport to fly home. I'd had their Head Hunter at a bar and wanted to check them out.

What a fantastic atmosphere! The space is huge but every inch is authentic and comfortable. The decor is fantastic. I love their logos. I think it's a great celebration of all of us with fat heads.

The beer lineup was pretty extensive with quite a few of their own and several guests. I went with an IBUsive (fantastic) and a Hippy Sippy IS (good). The menu is huge and so hard to narrow down but I went with the Cuban Burger. Between the burger and fries, the plate was huge. The roll and toppings of the burger were outstanding but unfortunately the burger was overcooked and somewhat dry. But overall I enjoyed the meal.

I can't wait to get back for another visit!

02-20-2014 01:33:55 | More by GJ40
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4.36/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5 | $$

Fat Heads makes some outstanding beer. They have a top-notch selection of their own beers and guest taps. The guest taps typically include some rare stuff. The food is great - huge sandwiches, wings, etc. My only beef is that it is always crazy-busy. Hopefully now that they have opened a separate tasting room, the wait times will be shorter.

01-11-2014 19:57:29 | More by SpartyJoe
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New York

4.68/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$

My buddies and I were super excited to hit this spot on our way back from a road trip to Chicago. We are big fans of their beers- have gotten to try Head Hunter, Hop Juju, Trail Head Pale and others at GABF, and were enamored with the marketing and quality of liquid.
We ordered pretty much everything on the menu (beer wise), and flights were pretty well priced. $1.50-2.50 per sample, with some amazing and high ABV beers in there. Our favorites were: Hop Head, Centennial Wheat (hoppy wheat- almost an IPA), Trail Head Pale (amazing! should be classified as an IPA...), Duke of Lager (Marzen- amazing), Starlight Lager (Helles, and goddamn these guys can make a lager...), Pimp My Sleigh (Strong Dark Belgian, 9+%), and Goggle Fogger Hefe (I was a big fan, buddies weren't; pure bubblegum).
We ended up buying a case of Head Hunter to go, as well as a couple sixers of Holly Jolly Christmas ale, which was a nicely done Winter Warmer. We are big fans of the beer here, but similar to our trip to Willoughby, if you didn't sit at the bar, it seemed like more of a family restaurant rather than a Brewpub. It could pass for a John Harvard's, except with WAY better beer, and better selection. Overall, a much better experience than Willoughby, although I wish they had Hop Juju on tap... but Trail Head Pale totally made up for it. Kicking myself for not grabbing a growler of this or Starlight Lager, but fresh Head Hunter should do the trick!

12-04-2013 19:20:19 | More by cestlavie
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4.73/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | $$

On a trip to Cedar Point with the girlfriend we made a point to stop in OH to visit Great Lakes and Fat Head's (neither disappointed). Fat Head's was second on the agenda and it was about 9:30pm by the time we arrived and were able to get in right away and sit down for a couple beers.

The waitress brought over a menu, but we weren't to interested in food having just come from GLBC so we grabbed the lengthy beer menu and took our time. I saw two wet hopped beers ('tis the season!) so grabbed a Hopportunity Knocks, while the lady went with a Spooky Tooth Pumpkin Ale. The Hopportunity rived some of the best IPAs I've ever had and would compare it to a wet hopped version of Zombie Dust with more and rounder bitterness. amazing. Spooky Tooth was good in small doses, lots of pumpkin flavor but not the overly spicy, cinnamon, all spice bomb like some pumpkin beers can be.

Our waitress came several times to check how we were doing and made sure we were never left dry. I ended up getting 2 4-packs of the Head Hunter IPA to take home and will defiantly make it back here in the future.

10-24-2013 17:29:22 | More by guityler83
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4.59/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75 | $$

This is among the best craft beer places you will ever find. Can't say anything bad about this place. Great selection of food and beer which can be a tough combination to come across. Great selection of craft beer and the beer they brew themselves is as good as anything else out there.

10-06-2013 03:33:54 | More by KJ2013
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4.78/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$

I was excited to get to FH's because I had sampled their work @ GABF and met several of their brewers there. Suffice to say that anything these guys put out is eminently drinkable. I had to have the Head Hunter IPA, which is both grand and glorious, followed by a very hoppy Pilsener [in my mind, the salvation of the style] and a superb Porter. Their place is very busy and if you need some quiet, get one of the tables in the back, away from the bar. The menu has got something for every palate and be forwarned: the portions are generous. Service was friendly, prompt and efficient. As Ahhnold used to say, "I'll be back....!"

07-02-2013 16:55:36 | More by SudsTerkel
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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

If you ever find yourself in North Olmsted, OH (outside of Cleveland), then you absolutely need to do yourself the favor of visiting Fat Head's. Delicious beer, wonderful atmosphere and an immensely hospitable staff. Undoubtedly, one of my favorite brewpubs/breweries/restaurants in the country...did I mention they brew the award winning Headhunter IPA? Fantastic!

05-08-2013 21:18:00 | More by threeviews
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3.58/5  rDev -18.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 1 | $$

Fat Head was sort of a mixed experience. My wife and I found the bar to be very comfortable once seated and a couple drinks in hand. Its a family place where people go to get hammered. Sampled a lot of Fat Heads beers. The house beers ranged from a chore to drink, cant remember that beers name but it was the India Imperial Barley wine (Hop Thunder?). Other beers IBUsive and Up in Smoke gave me an excellent beer drinking experience. The service was spot on once you got a seat. Getting a seat could be a bit of a pain. The beers available covered a wide array of styles. Guest taps available generally seemed to be excellent, Doom, Enjoy By ---, Breakfast Stout and the like. Not a bad beer drinking experience. The food left a lot to be desired. The food came in a couple flavors bland, burnt and unacceptable! I wasn't that hammered that substandard food could be passed off. Have some drinks and go eat else where.

05-07-2013 01:40:49 | More by nlmartin
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4.98/5  rDev +14%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$

Great brewpub. The food is killer and the staff is tons of fun. They offer 12 or so of their own beers on tap but still have a bunch of other craft beers on tap.

Can't wait to go back when the next selection of beer is on tap. Favorite beers from last night were the Head Hunter and the Sorcerer.

02-22-2013 20:44:10 | More by HopsandVines
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4.86/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75 | $$$

Just finished up a tour of all the Breweries in Cleveland and Fat Heads was easily the best in the area. The beer, food and service was tremendous. The building was very clean with lots of room for gathering. Some of the best beer in Ohio with a very big selection. Could very well be the best and nicest in the state.

01-25-2013 09:51:20 | More by conversekid
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Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon in North Olmsted, OH
96 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.