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Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

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BEER AVG
3.95/5
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PLACE STATS
Place Score:
94
Reviews:
73
Ratings:
223
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
5.63%
 
 
Taps:
34
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

24581 Lorain Rd.
North Olmsted, Ohio, 44070
United States

(440) 801-1001 | map
www.fatheadscleveland.com

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-13-2009

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Reviews: 73 | Ratings: 223
Reviews by WVbeergeek:
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
3.85/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of jenrhart
3.75/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Decent beer but not excellent. Stopped on our way through Cleveland on a two week long beer-cation last summer. Just didn't stack up against the other greats.

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Photo of TrapJaw77
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 5

Food is awesome. Beer selection was okay; they had lots of IPAs on tap; wished they had a lighter stout the day I went. Love this place.

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Photo of jrb378
4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Junichi
4.01/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of RayOhioFelton
5/5  rDev +17.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This place is world class and a must visit! Use the app No Wait to avoid the long wait once you arrive!

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Photo of rjd722
4.61/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Awesome beers, great sandwiches, and solid service. Had the Hop JuJu and Imperial Red, both pretty exceptional. Big variety of their own beers and guest beers on draft.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.88/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

The size of the bar is pretty amazing. They have an expansive beer selection, including some local brews--some of which could even be considered rivalries--plus there's always something in a firkin. Their food combos are simple but are large, and they offer some unique takes on NE Ohio dishes. The problem with this place, and too many other breweries lately, is they want to cater to everyone and allow families--the worst part being small children, and lots of them. A bar or brewery is no place for rugrats, especially when it often consists of half the place. Sure it may seem great for business but they'd be doing good with an age limit as well. When a restaurant is this large and there's a line out the door on a weekday in the middle of winter, kick out the kids. Adults need their own place to chill.

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Photo of BeerMeDrD
2.48/5  rDev -41.8%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of BDeibs
4.43/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of orangesol
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of DSWeller
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of a_beckman25
3.94/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Visited the Middleburg Heights location. Pretty cool setup with the tanks being about 20 feet from your tables. Good luck finding the place. Its actually in a giant warehouse with only a small sign to show you its the right drive.

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Photo of speedvagen
4.8/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Didn't try the food, but seriously, the selection, quality was amazing, possibly the best I've experienced! Tried an experimental dipa that was the best I've had, seriously, and I've tried A LOT.... Will definitely stop in whenever I'm nearby.....

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Photo of ejimhof
5/5  rDev +17.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Quijanoisaac
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Good bad but it is always extremely busy. There has been times the beer selection outside of their own beer can be a little underwelming.

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Photo of brbrocc
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Gregf51
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of abkaroll
4.59/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.94/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

What a massive production facility. Lots of overly hoppy beers on tap. New girl didn't know much about the beer, but the food was quite tasty. When in Cleveland it's a fun stop.... If you like hops

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Photo of zimm421
4.59/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of helpingphriendlybook
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of JohnnyFu
4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon in North Olmsted, OH
94 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.