Fitger's Brewhouse

Fitger's BrewhouseFitger's Brewhouse

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

600 E Superior St
Duluth, Minnesota, 55802-2222
United States

(218) 726-1392 | map

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Ratings: 132 |  Reviews: 69
Reviews by Sjixxxy:
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4.7/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Probably my favorite place in Duluth. The food is incredible, and the drinks are very well priced during happy hour. Every time I fork out $2.50 for a pint of stupendous beer, I can't help but feel sad for all the people I know are paying the same price for a 12 oz. bottle of macro swill.

One line that I've heard here a few times that always brings a tear to my eye, is "Sorry sir, we don't carry that" after someone tries to order a Bud Light. ::sigh::

Any ways, the beers on tap rotate quite frequently, and I find I rarely get to enjoy the staple brews that are always on tap, since I always want to try the rotating ones before they go away. Can't say that this is a bad thing though, for it has been a great, affordable way that I got introduced to many styles of beer that I've since grown to love.

Atmosphere is decent, very small and cozy. Sometime the live music that is playing can dominate too much for the noise levels I prefer, but during the non-music hours, its always a nice place to just go an talk. Every time I've just sat at the bar, the others doing the same that I've talked to have been interesting and intelligent people capable of holding a good conversation. Never have I encountered a drunken jerkface that I just want to get far away from.People seem to come from far away to this place, and I often get to converse with others from around the nation.

Enough with the beer, lets move onto food. I can't say that I've ever eaten here and been disappointed. Everything I've ever had has been excellent, but four words really sums it up for me. Those words are "Wild Rice Pub Style." I'm not a vegan or vegetarian by any means whatsoever, but I won't shy away from saying that this meat alternative may just be my favorite thing to eat in this city. Everything I've ever ordered has been great, but are available at other places, and often done very well at those establishments. The pub style wild rice burger, however, I've never seen anywhere else. Delicious, healthier, and cheaper then its meat-made alternative. Definitely worth going for, even if you aren't a avid beer drinker.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of camiconnell
4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of BrewNoob1
3.68/5  rDev -14.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of runmn
4.01/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

This brewpub is a historic gem to Duluth that contains a hotel, multiple bars and restaurants and even some shops. Their main restaurant is very inviting and busy. It offers outdoor seating as well. They frequently hold events but seem to not update their social media to inform others about them. Although I have never had any of their rare highly rated beers, I have had many of their flagships which have always been pretty solid. Their food is delicious and reasonably priced. This is one place I always try to go to when in Duluth.

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Photo of shivtim
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of fredmugs
3.35/5  rDev -21.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Based on the reviews I was really looking forward to going to this place and was incredibly disappointed. I had a 6 beer flight and scored every one at least 0.5 below the average on here. The IPAs tasted like medicine. The food was OK and usually when the beer sucks the food is great but there was absolutely nothing about the place to make me ever want to go back.

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Photo of SD-Alefan
4.16/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Very cool, historic location on the shores of Lake Superior. The building and complex are kind of amazing, almost mazelike with shops throughout. It took a while to find the brewhouse where they serve the food.
The vibe there is old industrial. We were seated upstairs in a small, loft-like space. The carpet was pretty dingy and our table was a bit cramped but we still had a good time.
We tried their 7-beer sampler as well as a few individual pints. The beer quality ranged from near-awful to outstanding with the Cognac barrel aged wheat wine being the standout.
The food is excellent pub fare. The wild rice burger kills it.
Service was superb.
Pricing pretty much on par with most brewpubs.

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Photo of Taybeh
4/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

As other reviews note, the brewpub is inside a very large multiple level complex in a old historic building right on the lake in downtown Duluth. Interesting shops and also a separate home brewing store and a store where you can buy brewery gear and growlers. Bummer that the brewpub isn't on the fact, though it is two levels, it has a fairly small and crowded and cramped feel to it, with little natural light...I could see how that might be cozy sometimes. It didn't put me off, though I was just there for lunch on a fact, I enjoyed the vibe, but I could see how it could get really loud and crowded in the evening. Anyway, I enjoyed the beer...their pales and IPAs kind of reminded me of Town Hall, though a little cleaner, and they had a decent selection of different styles. The food was pretty good...wish I would have gone for the wild rice time!

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Photo of jakemn91
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of CraigP83
4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Photo of Yankeejw
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of CaeserTits
5/5  rDev +16.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Rilesmiles
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of JeffSK
4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of DaveMiller
4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of UpNorthBrewhouse
5/5  rDev +16.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of kingpin1010
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Docrock
3.6/5  rDev -16.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Got the flight which is 7 beers that they preselected. I wish places that did this would at least let you choose one or two of your own. Was not really impressed by any of the beers. They were ok but nothing that I would select again. The service was very good, our waitress was very attentive. The main reason for going to Fitgers is their Wild Rice burger. It is one of the better ones I have ever had and well worth the visit just for that.

There were a total of 11 beers on tap and 2 of that same 11 also available on cask.

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Photo of iRun2Beer
4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Ilafan
4.54/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of HoistinBrews
4.47/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of BigAl18
4.05/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of mnbrewery
4.65/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of hopazoid
4.26/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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Fitger's Brewhouse in Duluth, MN
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