Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
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Active Beers: 130
Beer Ratings: 4,342
Beer Avg: 3.9
Taps: 34 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 94 | Reviews: 56 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by WVbeergeek:
4.5/5 rDev +3.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Look folks, this maybe the best brewpub I've been to. I can't recall any that I enjoyed more. This was definitely the best suited for my rambunctious family. The kids are loud but so was the bustling conversation and lively atmosphere, I don't recall alot of big screens jumping out and ruining the socialization this place has, but there may have been a few near the bar. When we pulled up on the outside of the building on the corner of Lorain where it's located, I realized this place is booming. It's become a center of culture for this area, full packed parking lot hard to find a spot and it's pretty massive. Big Fathead's logos on both the buildings and the grain silo outside. Brewing equipment visible right as you walk in let's you know this place is making the beer, front area has the hostess with a gift shop right behind it I got my black military style cap with the Headhunter IPA log embroidered. Big wooden tables, benches, booths, long bar stretches across the whole front side of the house on the left with seating to my right. Mug club mugs proudly centered behind the main bar area, with guest taps up first with chalkboard art telling me what's flowing. Bathroom area still decorated with pictures from around the world where patrons sporting their Fat Head's gear are representing proud. As you pass the bar, dining area pops up this place was packed, no wait so it's evidently large enough to support the crowd. Selection was awesome, website is updated regularly to see what's pouring.
No Headhunter flowing but I'm kind of spoiled, I get it on tap in the Burgh pretty frequently. My standouts were Vienna Lager, Goggle Fogger hefe, Sunshine Daydreamer IPA, and the Imperial Oatmeal Stout other options flowing were Bumbleberry, Boogaloo Blonde, TBA, Rocket Man Red which they were pouring on cask, Alpenglow Weizenbock, Sorcerer dark Belgian style ale. I don't even see the need for the guest taps when you're pouring this kind of variety, but I name some of the highlights on the guest taps, London Pride, JP Bam Biere, Goose Island Sofie, and Two Brothers Dog Days Dortmunder.
Food was fantastic, I had the Pastrami/Italian sausage headwich, my wife had the Cheesesteak, huge portions with tasty house chips, kids shared some wings, fried pierogies, and a cheeseburger and fries. Look nothing gourmet about the food just barebones delicious pubfare, and they do it well especially with the smokehouse grilled wings.
Service at the tables were dead on, young friendly busy but attentive waitress gave us wonderful service and put up with the kids (who were all worn out from a day at the waterpark).
On the way out in the parking lot I ran into Matt Cole, let him know that I'm a Fat Head's fanatic from the Burgh, and that this place was Grade A. He was carrying a few plaques for the Pittsburgh location, with GABF, and Wold Beer Cup medals. Stand up dude, great brewer, gotta love the fact that they all had the vision to make this brewpub, and a production brewery...big things in store for Fat Head's...I can't wait.
06-08-2012 17:19:51 | More by WVbeergeek
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4.21/5 rDev -3.2%
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
Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon in North Olmsted, OH
96 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.