Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

BEER AVG
3.94/5
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:
217
Ratings:
13,907
Reviews:
2,214
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PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Ratings:
250
Reviews:
78
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
5.37%
 
 
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Ratings: 250 |  Reviews: 78
Reviews by frazbri:
Photo of frazbri
3.73/5  rDev -12.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I visited Fat Head's Brewery in the middle of a sunny Sunday afternoon. The brewpub stand's in the corner of a large parking lot next to a strip mall. We entered through the bar.

The first thing that struck me was the size of the place. This is a big operation. Stainless steel tanks line both sides of the entrance. The bar has seating for a football team. The vibe is somewhere between sportsbar and family restaurant. It's comfortable, but not homey.

The menu is a mishmash of pub grub, pizza, and barbeque with a little polish flair thrown in the mix. My friend ordered a plate of sausage & pierogi. It was a platter of knockwurst, kielbasa, bratwurst, pierogi and various accoutrements. I ordered six bbq wings with chipotle sauce and a plate of garlic fries. The chicken was good and smokey, and the sauce had a nice pepper kick while still having good flavor. The fries are the new king of spuds. Serving sizes were ginormous.

Service was solid. Our waiter had a decent grip on the menu, but did get a blank expression on my beer order. (I told him the style, but not the beer name) We were seated quickly, and served quickly as well. Everything seemed to operating smoothly.

The beer menu came printed on a dated printout. There were seven or eight house beers, about twenty guest taps, and two casks. The house beers didn't stray far from standard fare. I tried their amber lager, and it was clean and flavorful. The guest taps included many local beers, and a few imports. The most notable included Victory Storm King on cask, and BORIS on tap.

I'd definitely like to return. The beer was solid, and the garlic fries are awesome.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Lukass
5/5  rDev +16.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of DaveCash
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

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

Photo of scott2269
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Chackman151
4/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Coho11
5/5  rDev +16.8%
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 -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 VABA
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

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Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon in North Olmsted, OH
3.94 out of 5 based on 13,907 ratings.
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