Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

BEER AVG
3.96/5
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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:
210
Reviews:
2,155
Ratings:
13,587
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PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
241
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
5.36%
 
 
Taps:
34
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 78 | Ratings: 241
Reviews by WVbeergeek:
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Look folks, this maybe the best brewpub I've been to. I can't recall any that I enjoyed more. This was definitely the best suited for my rambunctious family. The kids are loud but so was the bustling conversation and lively atmosphere, I don't recall alot of big screens jumping out and ruining the socialization this place has, but there may have been a few near the bar. When we pulled up on the outside of the building on the corner of Lorain where it's located, I realized this place is booming. It's become a center of culture for this area, full packed parking lot hard to find a spot and it's pretty massive. Big Fathead's logos on both the buildings and the grain silo outside. Brewing equipment visible right as you walk in let's you know this place is making the beer, front area has the hostess with a gift shop right behind it I got my black military style cap with the Headhunter IPA log embroidered. Big wooden tables, benches, booths, long bar stretches across the whole front side of the house on the left with seating to my right. Mug club mugs proudly centered behind the main bar area, with guest taps up first with chalkboard art telling me what's flowing. Bathroom area still decorated with pictures from around the world where patrons sporting their Fat Head's gear are representing proud. As you pass the bar, dining area pops up this place was packed, no wait so it's evidently large enough to support the crowd. Selection was awesome, website is updated regularly to see what's pouring.

No Headhunter flowing but I'm kind of spoiled, I get it on tap in the Burgh pretty frequently. My standouts were Vienna Lager, Goggle Fogger hefe, Sunshine Daydreamer IPA, and the Imperial Oatmeal Stout other options flowing were Bumbleberry, Boogaloo Blonde, TBA, Rocket Man Red which they were pouring on cask, Alpenglow Weizenbock, Sorcerer dark Belgian style ale. I don't even see the need for the guest taps when you're pouring this kind of variety, but I name some of the highlights on the guest taps, London Pride, JP Bam Biere, Goose Island Sofie, and Two Brothers Dog Days Dortmunder.

Food was fantastic, I had the Pastrami/Italian sausage headwich, my wife had the Cheesesteak, huge portions with tasty house chips, kids shared some wings, fried pierogies, and a cheeseburger and fries. Look nothing gourmet about the food just barebones delicious pubfare, and they do it well especially with the smokehouse grilled wings.

Service at the tables were dead on, young friendly busy but attentive waitress gave us wonderful service and put up with the kids (who were all worn out from a day at the waterpark).

On the way out in the parking lot I ran into Matt Cole, let him know that I'm a Fat Head's fanatic from the Burgh, and that this place was Grade A. He was carrying a few plaques for the Pittsburgh location, with GABF, and Wold Beer Cup medals. Stand up dude, great brewer, gotta love the fact that they all had the vision to make this brewpub, and a production brewery...big things in store for Fat Head's...I can't wait.

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Photo of Barracudas
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of sposter4
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of EternalHoppiness
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Keeling
4.03/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of WesMantooth
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
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 +8.6%
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 +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of SomethingClever
4.65/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

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Photo of claaark13
4.73/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of Bluerabbitbell
4.54/5  rDev +5.8%
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 +4.4%
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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Photo of Leibuys
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of BillBabbitt
4.61/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

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Photo of shanegatter
3.89/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Muss42
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

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

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.83/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

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

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.98/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
3.85/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of jenrhart
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
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.

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Photo of TrapJaw77
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 5

Food is awesome. Beer selection was okay; they had lots of IPAs on tap; wished they had a lighter stout the day I went. Love this place.

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Photo of jrb378
4.58/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

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

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Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon in North Olmsted, OH
3.96 out of 5 based on 13,587 ratings.
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