Fitger's Brewhouse

Fitger's BrewhouseFitger's Brewhouse
Fitger's BrewhouseFitger's Brewhouse
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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

(218) 726-1392 | map
brewhouse.net

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.88
Beers:
107
Ratings:
1,245
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.31
Reviews:
71
Ratings:
72
pDev:
9.98%
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Ratings by mwilbur:
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Reviewed by mwilbur from Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
Stayed at Fitger's over the 4th. For the atmosphere, the rating is based upon the entire Fitger's experience (their superb location sitting on Lake Superior, the aroma of brewing beer as you walk through the complex, etc.) not just the inside of the brewpub.
Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of both brew and grub. They had several offerings on tap (and on the menu was a sampler of 7 beers for 7 bucks). I went for the Starfire on cask and the nitro-tap oatmeal stout (excellent!). They offer good pub fare...I enjoyed the salmon burger (the salmon comes from the local Northern Waters Smokehaus...also worth a visit) and would have it again next time. If you are in Duluth, you should do yourself a favor and stop in!
PS--If you are headed to the BWCA and can bear the weight, fill up one of their nalgene adventure growlers.
PPS--Also gotta love a brewpub that will deliver growlers to you (within the Duluth area)!
Jul 11, 2011
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 4.01 by Rifugium from North Dakota

Apr 07, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by Nbensonmn from Minnesota

Feb 16, 2021
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Reviewed by bbtkd from South Dakota

4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75
Located in a real old building but it has been modernized. Larger than expected, very homey and friendly taproom, great staff, excellent food, good selection of decent beer. Well worth a visit.
Sep 05, 2019
 
Rated: 3.9 by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

Jul 16, 2019
 
Rated: 4.78 by U2Chaser from North Dakota

Oct 15, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by runwild99 from Minnesota

Aug 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4.31 by DiggerDahl from North Dakota

Jul 26, 2018
 
Rated: 4.21 by JDoHo from Michigan

May 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.89 by eawolff99 from Minnesota

Apr 03, 2018
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Reviewed by weaselpiss from Minnesota

3.38/5  rDev -21.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4.25
This is a good place to eat for pub food and great servers. However, beer wise, this is not the same place as it once was. Huge turnover in Brewers including the head man. Tried two, the Starfire pale ale which used to be great. Now it's like it was brewed by a beginner home brewer. Likewise the apricot wheat. It's fine for those who don't know what good beer is, sad. Use to have a great wit, breakwater, but haven't seen it for quite awhile. Oatmeal stout is still ok but the days of great seasonals, specialties looks to be in serious decline.
Sep 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4.3 by StormAles from Canada (ON)

Jul 29, 2017
 
Rated: 4.08 by camiconnell from Minnesota

Jul 14, 2017
 
Rated: 3.68 by BrewNoob1 from Minnesota

Jun 11, 2017
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Reviewed by runmn from Minnesota

4.01/5  rDev -7%
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.
Feb 14, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by shivtim from Georgia

Aug 06, 2016
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Reviewed by fredmugs from Indiana

3.35/5  rDev -22.3%
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.
Jun 20, 2016
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Reviewed by SD-Alefan from South Dakota

4.16/5  rDev -3.5%
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.
Jun 09, 2016
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Reviewed by Taybeh from Minnesota

4/5  rDev -7.2%
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!
Jun 06, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by jakemn91 from New Mexico

Feb 28, 2016
 
Rated: 4.53 by CraigP83 from Minnesota

Jan 12, 2016
 
Rated: 4.45 by Yankeejw from Colorado

Nov 27, 2015
 
Rated: 5 by CaeserTits from Michigan

Nov 26, 2015
 
Rated: 4.2 by Rilesmiles from Wisconsin

Oct 13, 2015
 
Rated: 4.48 by JeffSK from Wisconsin

Oct 08, 2015
 
Rated: 4.41 by DaveMiller from Minnesota

Oct 06, 2015
 
Rated: 5 by UpNorthBrewhouse from Indiana

Sep 25, 2015
 
Rated: 4.23 by kingpin1010 from California

Aug 17, 2015
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Reviewed by Docrock from Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -16.5%
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.
Jun 30, 2015
 
Rated: 4.04 by iRun2Beer from Minnesota

Jun 23, 2015
 
Rated: 4.54 by Ilafan from Minnesota

May 10, 2015
 
Rated: 4.47 by HoistinBrews from Minnesota

May 03, 2015
 
Rated: 4.05 by BigAl18 from Minnesota

Apr 25, 2015
 
Rated: 4.65 by mnbrewery from Minnesota

Mar 05, 2015
 
Rated: 4.26 by hopazoid from Minnesota

Mar 02, 2015
 
Rated: 4.31 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Feb 23, 2015
 
Rated: 4.39 by jsprain1 from Minnesota

Feb 19, 2015
 
Rated: 4.94 by Sunny004 from Wisconsin

Feb 18, 2015
 
Rated: 4.6 by Bunuelian from Minnesota

Feb 05, 2015
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Reviewed by maedhros09 from Minnesota

4.73/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25
I'm not sure if I just got lucky on the last visit but both beers were really phenomenal. The Big Boat stout is really rich and unique - a must try for stout lovers. My recollection of past visits is also that the beer was excellent. The food was good, and the service was great. This is a must-stop location for any trip I make to Duluth.
Jan 23, 2015
Fitger's Brewhouse in Duluth, MN
Brewery rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 1245 ratings