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Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

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BEER AVG
3.98/5
Based on:
183 Beers
1,572 Reviews
Place Score: 95
Reviews: 68
Visits: 207
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: n/a
Taps: 34
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

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

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Reviews: 68 | Visits: 207
Reviews by guityler83:
Photo of guityler83
4.73/5  rDev +9.7%
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. (1,093 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Quijanoisaac
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
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. (138 characters)

Photo of brbrocc
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Gregf51
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of abkaroll
4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.94/5  rDev -8.6%
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 (201 characters)

Photo of zimm421
4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of helpingphriendlybook
4.36/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of JohnnyFu
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of bltgrpg
4.31/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Fat Heads is an enjoyable place to visit. The walls are covered in interesting "Fat Head" beer tops, their list of current beers on tap are updated daily on their chalkboard. The food is definitely good, just usually too much! That's why we sit at the bar to enjoy a couple of beers with wings. (296 characters)

Photo of DrMindbender
4.18/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.93/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Fat Head’s in North Olmstead, OH, is the brewpub associated with the brewery. The place is large and whenever I’ve been there has been nearly full. The food has always been excellent with large portions at reasonable prices. While TVs are about, they are not as omnipresent as in many other bars or sports bars. Still, when busy, it can be nearly impossible to hear conversations across the table. Outside tables are also available for both smokers and non-smokers. The wait staff allows adequate time to peruse the food and beer menus and don’t ignore you after you receive your meal. They are also knowledgeable about the beer offerings.
Yes, the beer offerings! The beer menu is updated daily and mine had 18 of Fat Head’s brews, a cask conditioned Heavy Seas, and 19 other beers ranging from Blue Moon to Duchess de Bourgogne and St. Bernardus. About half of these are other Ohio beers. Growler refills are possible and samples may be purchased. Cans are not available but may be purchased at a stop-and-rob about a mile down Lorain.
My GPS always tells me to turn left (coming from I80) when I get to Loraine but Fat Head’s is on the right – just a minor glitch in location – doesn’t matter because Fat Head’s is at the intersection and easily seen. (1,283 characters)

Photo of LXIXME
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of johnyb
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Billbraski
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of fredmugs
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ryand14
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Really cool place to visit. The selection has good and the brick over pizza was really good. Worth the trip if you are in the Cleveland area. (143 characters)

Photo of SGerrard
4.9/5  rDev +13.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Fat Head's is a fantastic venue for beer in NE Ohio. There is an extensive list of Fat Head's beers ranging from light (e.g. Duke of Lager, Bumbleberry) to heavy (e.g. Hop Lightning, Hop Juju, Bonehead Red) as well as an always changing guest tap list. Additionally, the bartenders are exceptionally knowledgeable and personable. The only point of improvement would be to add some more healthy food options. (407 characters)

Photo of ChrisMon02
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Great place with a huge menu and a nice selection of craft beer. Food is pretty good and the beer is great. Always something for everyone. Can get extremely busy at times. Try their brick oven pizza with a Headhunter IPA. (221 characters)

Photo of Eziel
4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of WoodBrew
4.95/5  rDev +14.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

F'ing AMAZING.....this place is a must stop. The beer and food were outstanding. Our server was very nice and somewhat knowledgeable. The spicy pulled pork was sweet! They had 20 of their own beers on tap plus many guest beers......great place. (248 characters)

Photo of Iamjeff6
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Naugled
4.86/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

A large and well run establishment with a great line up of their own beers as well as guest beers. You can't go wrong with a visit here (136 characters)

Photo of TX-Badger
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Beer21
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

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Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon in North Olmsted, OH
95 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.