Fitger's Brewhouse

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BEER AVG
3.88/5
Fitger's BrewhouseFitger's Brewhouse
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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

(218) 726-1392 | map
www.brewhouse.net

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BEER STATS
Beers:
96
Reviews:
431
Ratings:
1,217
PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
129
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
7.46%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 68 | Ratings: 129
Reviews by bucko:
Photo of bucko
4.7/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Fitger's Brewhouse occupies prime real estate in the Fitger's complex, which once housed Fitger Brewing Company, a regional brewery that closed in the early 1970s. Given it's history, it's no surprise that the atmosphere in the Brewhouse is quite nice, with lots of old wood, exposed brick and brewerania on display. The quality of the beer is top-notch, and the guys working in the brewery are constantly churning out new brews for both the Brewhouse and the Red Star Bar. There's always a range of styles on tap... Belgian-style beers... lagers.... IPAs, etc. Lots of seasonal offerings... They also have a cask beer each week. I've always had great service and many of the servers seem to have a solid understanding of the various beer styles. As I mentioned, the beer selection is great... definitely diverse. The food selection is quite good too, with a variety of choices and price ranges. And though I'm not a vegetarian, the veggie options are pretty tasty as well. Great bar, great beer, great people, great brewers. Thumbs WAY up.

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More User Reviews:
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 lake-side...in 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 Sunday...in 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 burger...next time!

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Photo of jrsaffert
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

Photo of jsprain1
4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Sunny004
4.94/5  rDev +15.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Bunuelian
4.6/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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Fitger's Brewhouse in Duluth, MN
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