Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

Fat Head's Brewery & SaloonFat Head's Brewery & Saloon
BA SCORE
3.92/5
14,055 Ratings
Fat Head's Brewery & SaloonFat Head's Brewery & Saloon
PLACE INFO

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

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

(440) 801-1001 | map
fatheadscleveland.com

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-13-2009

BEER STATS
Beers:
224
Reviews:
2,253
Ratings:
14,055
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PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.42/5
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
254
pDev:
9.5%
 
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Reviews by Thorpe429:
Photo of Thorpe429
4.05/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Stopped in this afternoon for lunch and a few brews on our way between Virginia and Grand Rapids. Was really looking forward to trying the Head Hunter IPA and it did not disappoint.

Walked in and, as would be expected at most locations, it was not terribly crowded on a Thursday afternoon at 11:30 AM. Off to the left when you walk in is a nice gift-shop-type area. We walked ahead to the bar and grabbed a seat. The bar is very, very large with multiple tap areas.

We had the choice of seven different Fat Head's beers on tap plus a single cask offering. (It looked like they have the capacity for two casks.) We selected the sample tray. In addition to their own beers, there were 10-15 other nice craft brews available. Props for this, first of all. Second, good job having a sample tray, which should be a requirement for any brewpub. I'd like something other than the generic sample glasses, though not many places have mini snifters for their sample trays, so I'll certainly give them a pass on that.

The vibe of the place is really cool. They've got brick walls with all sorts of Fat Head's logos and accomplishments. As you go into the dining area, they have all sorts of brewery logos painted on the walls--mostly those from the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic.

The service was pretty good, though not fantastic. The bartenders were quite friendly, though not the fastest. Still, we never sat for long when we were interested in something else. The food menu had plenty of offerings and the sandwiches were as advertised: very, very large. Mine was quite good.

Altogether, a very nice selection of house and outside craft beers at a good value. I'll definitely return for a sandwich and a Head Hunter the next time we're on our way through.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4.64/5  rDev +5%
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.

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Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of schoolboy
4.4/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Highly recommended.

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Photo of BeerHawkeye
4.41/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Lukass
5/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of DaveCash
4.4/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of mkyer
3.85/5  rDev -12.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of scott2269
4.34/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Chackman151
4/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Coho11
5/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This is a treat when they have it!

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Photo of NMA
4.26/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Jaszucs
4.06/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.6/5  rDev -18.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of VABA
4.33/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of sposter4
4.23/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of EternalHoppiness
4.38/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Keeling
4.03/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of WesMantooth
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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Photo of monorailred
4.66/5  rDev +5.4%
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!

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Photo of shoretaxi
4.45/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of SomethingClever
4.65/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

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Photo of claaark13
4.73/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of Bluerabbitbell
4.54/5  rDev +2.7%
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!

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Photo of Rickybutler
4.48/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Great beer and good food. So many unique menu items. Headhunter is an all time favorite.

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Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon in North Olmsted, OH
Brewery rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 14,055 ratings
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