Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

Fat Head's Brewery & SaloonFat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Fat Head's Brewery & SaloonFat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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

(440) 801-1001 | map

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D4kapa from Ohio

4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

The food is good enough that I know plenty of people that come for that alone. With that being said, the beer selection is above-average compared to other local breweries, and they make some of the best IPA’s in the state of Ohio. If you’re a fan of hops and gigantic burgers the size of your head, you’ll dig this place.

Jan 03, 2021
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Danzifer from Ohio

4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Usually really busy whenever I go which kind of bothers me but the food and beer is worth it. Huge beer selection, and they're all great! The Zeus Juice is like ambrosia.

May 27, 2020
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Blogjackets from Ohio

4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Nice site for the brewpub: the old Danny Boys produce store. Parking is not great, but the crowds are anecdotally smaller now that the FH beer hall opened in nearby Middleburg. Service is good and the food is above the norm for bar food. Specials can be downright tasty. But you’re here for beer and they make great beer. Many handles. Growlers, croakers and cans meet your beer purchasing needs. Go!

Mar 17, 2020
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cjgiant from District of Columbia

4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Stopped by for a few drinks when in town. A pretty busy place, with a large bar and a nicely sized seating area. The place had about 15-20 of their beers on tap with near a dozen or so guest taps. The brewery themselves had a decent swath of options, including lagers, some dark beers, a German and Belgian offering or two, and of course a few IPAs. Guest taps included some sours. Fun time, but i could se it being a little crowded for some.

Sep 20, 2018
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GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

4.74/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

This is a top 3 Brewery for me ever! The combination of quality food and beer is up there with the best. The service was great and the waiter was responsive and fun. I had a 8 beer flight in which the beers are pretty big. The quality of ipas and hoppy beers were phenomenal also had a weizenbock that was very good as well what a wonderful experience! It is a must-see!

Jul 29, 2018
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Oconomowocian from Wisconsin

3.93/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Dinner and drinks here on a Thursday it was pretty busy. Beer was solid, food decent, they had a nice tap list with some good guest taps. Kinda feels like an Applebee’s

Apr 26, 2018
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GOBLIN from Ohio

4.63/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

This place is lit !!! That's the word the kids say these days. Plenty of beer, plenty of fantastic food and the service is outstanding ! My first visit did not disappoint. The Indians vs Blue Jays got rained out but I had a back up plan to visit Fat Heads. The place is huge and spacious with plenty of seating and I doubt there is ever a wait. Pull up at the bar and enjoy a full line of anything you want to drink. Plenty of guest taps and a huge selection of Fat Heads brews, and they brew all styles very well. There is no way anyone's gonna complain about the beer here. The food is phenomenal. A huge menu and you'll definitely have trouble deciding on what to eat. I would suggest browsing the photos on Google before you go that way it'll make your choosing what to eat much easier. After you enjoy this place stop by the gift shop and grab a growler to go and a t shirt. Loved it !!!

Hipster free btw

Apr 15, 2018
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NotAlcoholicJustAHobby from Vermont

4.64/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Place is huge. Service was incredibly efficient and we received our food as quickly as anywhere I've ever eaten. Taplist was extensive and contained a wide variety of styles. I can't recommend the place highly enough and will certainly be returning the next time I'm in Ohio.

Oct 09, 2017
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West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

4.05/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

The beer is the star of the show here. It’s all quality. The brewpub is big and the service is fast. You’re about 20 minutes outside of Cleveland, but it’s worth the drive.

Oct 08, 2017
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schoolboy from Ohio

4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

My old friend, Faith, took me here when they first opened, which was right around the time she moved to the area. I did not go there more than once or twice again until I started working very near by in 2013. I still did not go there often since I live so far away, but my wife's out of town business guests loved it, so it turned into a go-to place for dinners after meetings, and I was often their driver (meaning I had to take it easy on the big brews). Now we are retired, but I still find excuses to drive over to Fat Head's.

They have a brew selection that cannot be faulted. On top of the exquisite brews of their own, they have excellent guest taps, all expertly served. The service is nearly always outstanding. The food is mostly hyper bar food - tasty things in huge servings. Much of their clientele are not really brew aficionados (many of the But Light persuasion) - they come for the food or drink Bumble Berry and think that makes them credible. That's fine, because it is a big, unpretentious place to just have a good time.

When I retired from TA (headquarters in Westlake), I had only been there three years, but the company sprung for a big party for me at Fat Heads (happy to see me go?). It was very well attended - it must have been because it was Fat Heads and free, but thanks to all who attended and the boss who authorized it.

Highly recommended.

Sep 05, 2017
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VABA from Virginia

4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

This brewpub was not too far from the main brewery and had a good atmosphere. The selection on tap was very good and the service was good. The only negative was that they did not have beers to go.

Mar 23, 2017
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WesMantooth from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

This is my favorite place in Ohio from my favorite brewery. Tons of drafts, including guests and casks, and the food is phenomenal. The "Headwiches" are a must try. They sell a lot of merchandise and do growler fills, but bottle sales across town at the brewery.

Dec 28, 2016
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monorailred from Texas

4.66/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Very cool place to enjoy some VERY good beer and a nice selection of foods. The service was great. Very attentive and fast. We chose the Parma Karma and was a great selection of local, ethnic foods that paired really well with an awesome selection of beer.

Highly recommend!

Dec 22, 2016
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SomethingClever from Ohio

4.65/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This place is huge fore a brewpub, and usually busy as well. Have a lot of their beers on tap and some nice Guest Taps as well. Really a great place to go and hang out. The menu is huge and the food is superb. You can buy Headhunter and Bumble Berry in bottles to go as well and merchandise. They will also growler fill anything they have on tap, except cask ale or one offs. They even growler fill guest taps.

Oct 15, 2016
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Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

4.54/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Leah and I had a very good experience here. Half off their beers for happy hour (4-6). 38 beers on tap. 15 of theirs. Fairly large seating area with high ceilings. Food selection is above average. Had the brewben sandwich. Yum!

Aug 01, 2016
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BillBabbitt from Ohio

4.61/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

A huge brewpub with a cool history and a great venue. Huge sandwiches, outstanding beers and exceptionally friendly service. The brewery is behind the glass walls, so the beer is always fresh.

Jul 09, 2016
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jenrhart from Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -15%
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.

Apr 09, 2016
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rjd722 from Maryland

4.61/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

Jan 15, 2016
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Sabtos from Ohio

3.88/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

The length of their snaking bar is pretty amazing, and they have an expansive beer selection, including some local brews--some of which could even be considered rivals--plus there's always something in a firkin.

Their food combos are simple but 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.

Dec 15, 2015
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a_beckman25 from Michigan

3.94/5  rDev -10.7%
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.

Oct 10, 2015
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speedvagen from Ohio

4.8/5  rDev +8.8%
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.....

Oct 07, 2015
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beatenbyjacks from Colorado

3.94/5  rDev -10.7%
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

Aug 10, 2015
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bltgrpg from Ohio

4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

Jul 31, 2015
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Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

4.93/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

Jul 09, 2015
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SGerrard from Ohio

4.9/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

May 19, 2015
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon in North Olmsted, OH
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