Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

Fat Head's Brewery & SaloonFat Head's Brewery & Saloon
BA SCORE
87.6%
Liked Their Beers
3.93 w/ 13,997 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:
2,232
Ratings:
13,997
Liked:
12,255
Average:
3.93/5
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PLACE STATS
BA Score:
94.8%
Reviews:
79
Ratings:
252
Liked:
239
Avg:
4.42/5
pDev:
9.5%
 
 
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Reviews by adamette:
Photo of adamette
4.22/5  rDev -4.5%
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 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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Photo of Leibuys
4.38/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of BillBabbitt
4.61/5  rDev +4.3%
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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Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon in North Olmsted, OH
Brewery rating: 87.6% out of 100 with 13,997 ratings
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