Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

BEER AVG
3.95/5
Fat Head's Brewery & SaloonFat Head's Brewery & Saloon
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:
2,165
Ratings:
13,653
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PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
244
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
5.37%
 
 
Taps:
34
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 78 | Ratings: 244
Reviews by adamette:
Photo of adamette
4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

I just returned from my first trip to Fat Heads a few hours ago. Here are my thoughts.

Atmoshphere. Quite good. Very spacious, nice hard wooden tables, visible brew house, huge bar, there might be seating for 500 (?) and beer signage (craft brewery logos painted on walls, coasters from around the world framed and displayed in what unfortunately look like kind of cheap, mass produced frames...but they are pleasant enough and celebrate beer so what the heck...) a small "sports" area with dart boards and "bowling." It felt comfortable there.

Quality. Good, especially in the presentation of the beer.

Service. Just fine. I knew much more about the products than our waitress but that is not a surprise. She was responsive, courteous and smiled a lot.

Selection. 8 of their own beers (a few of them quite good indeed) and something like 20 "guest" beers that included Ommegang Ale 2009, Aventinus (!), North Coast Brother Thelonius, 2 from Avery, NH Mad Hatter, DFH 90 Minute, Gouden Carolous Cuvee van de Keizer, North Coast Old Rasputin, Bell's Oberon, Avery Hog Heaven American Barleywine, Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest, Boulder Beer Co. Flashback Anniversary Ale, Left Hand Sawtooth Ale, Troegs Hop Back Amber ale and Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA.

Food. Alot of fun. Many huuuge and funny named sandwiches and "headwiches" so named because they are roughly the size of your head. Not just big but the food was good.

Value. Four in my group and we had 2 dinners, a bowl of soup, a huge bowl of salad (there was a head of lettuce in the salad) and 11 or 12 beers for $59.09. I think that is inexpensive.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of NMA
4.26/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Jaszucs
4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.6/5  rDev -15.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of Barracudas
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of sposter4
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of EternalHoppiness
4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Keeling
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of WesMantooth
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
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 +8.9%
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 +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of SomethingClever
4.65/5  rDev +8.6%
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 +10.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of Bluerabbitbell
4.54/5  rDev +6.1%
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 +4.7%
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 +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of BillBabbitt
4.61/5  rDev +7.7%
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 -9.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Muss42
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of jkonte
5/5  rDev +16.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.83/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of FlexMonster
5/5  rDev +16.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.98/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
3.85/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of jenrhart
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
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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Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon in North Olmsted, OH
3.95 out of 5 based on 13,653 ratings.
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