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[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
600 E Superior St
phone: (218) 726-1392
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vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
We visited Fitger's for the first time upon returning from the north shore. Located in a historic complex which includes a fine hotel, shops, etc., we were really impressed with the experience.
In the downstairs store, we purchased several growlers including and orange infused EPA and an oatmeal stout. Our only disappointment was that they were out of apple beer until Thanksgiving time. This was recommended as a "must try."
We decided to grab some lunch at the Brewhouse upstairs before leaving. This is a really nice bar/restaurant set-up that has a lot of historic charm. The featured beers were all proprietary and included a special release Bourbon Barrel finished Red Barley Wine which was simply amazing.
Our lunch consisted of a special advertised tuna sandwich with fries. The tuna steak was prepared Cajun style and was placed upon a multi grain bun with field greens, onion, cilantro, and phenomenal pineapple/habanero salsa that really set things off! The fries were partially coated and deep fried and were very tasty as well.
Service was decent but not out of the ordinary for what one would expect from an establishment like this. Value was good as we were out the door with two sandwiches and a couple beers for $38.00 with tip. Well worth the stop. Next time (when we have more time...) we would like to explore the place a bit more. There's a lot of history here and they have various displays and informative areas set up in the hallways that would be interesting to check out.
11-13-2008 16:11:44 |
More by Beerking721
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Visited this one with my wife on a trip up north. Atmosphere- this is a fun place, lots of bumper stickers all over, friendly people and live music. Quality of the brews is pretty decent. Only the Farmhouse Ale and Starfire Pale Ale were very close to memorable, the rest were kind of ok. The apricot wheat beer was also good, although thats not really my favorite style. Service was decent, but it took a while to get in an get our food. Selection was very good, several options for food and drink, they also specialize in whiskeys. Food was good, not exceptional but beer batter fries are always good. Reasonably priced.
10-06-2008 23:47:47 |
More by supercolter
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
My fience and I came here my the suggestion of her father, he's a "Ranger" with a love for Duluth and Fitger's. Well it's easy to say that I wasn't dissipointed. That's with the city or The Brewery. For those who don't know Fitgers is in a giant water front complex, that i got a little lost in. It was woth it though because the brewing equiptment and people working are highly visible along with some historical equiptment. Once you get to the resturant you can enjoy one of the fine brews. I got the ESB and Amanda had there Apricot Wheat. I wanted a cask ale but they recently ran out. The beers we had were fresh and well crafted. They were served promptly and poured well. We also had there Wild Rice VeggeBurger, wich is quite possably the best veggeburger We've ever had. It was Large and it didn't fall apart. It also tasted like wild rice soup, what else would you expect from Northern Minnesota.You can get it as is or pub style with grilled onions, mushrooms and a spicy sauce that supports but dosn't overwhelm the flavor of the burger. For all those veggetarrians out there they have a good amount of opitions. Deffinatly come here, the city is great as well.
08-14-2008 19:39:50 |
More by johanvond
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
I stopped in here with my wife and two children on the way to Eagle Mountain in the Boundary Waters Wilderness Area. Therefore I will say family friendly. I was most impressed by the fact that the whole "mall" establishment/facility used to be a bigger brewing facility and now has a hotel, shops and the brewpub itself. I enjoy a historical flair in a brewpub. It was a cold and dreary early June day here in Minnesota and the atmosphere provided us a wonderful respite from travel and the elements. I had a sampler with my lunch and went "off the board" with a smoked trout wrap. I love fish but rarely order it at restaurants as I am often disappointed. I must say that I was not disappointed here. The nachos accompanying it made it a lunch, but with some fancier rice, couscous or the like it was dinner quality. Back to the beer. . . I made particular note of the Apricot wheat and Witchtree ESB. It seems more and more brewers are using apricot and this beer justified that move. All of the beers were solid even if some weren't my type. They had more than came in my sampler but I was on a schedule. Great place. I would really like to get back there sooner than later.
07-11-2008 01:56:56 |
More by Ragingbull
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Walking in this place has a small bar with tables all around, unfortunately it is a little stuffy in there, but then wheather at the bar or at a table I have always received good service. Those nice servers then bring me whatever wonderful beer I ordered, some of the best beers you can get at a brewpub. The Hoops brothers know what they are doing (head brewers here and at Minneapolis Town Hall). There is always an IPA to choose from as well as some maltier offerings and sometimes even an extreme beer of some sort. They are not afraid to experiment and for that we win. The food has always been good and worth the money you spend on it.
04-16-2008 18:44:21 |
More by mnstorm99
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
I have been a regular here, about once a week for about 4 years now. So my review is a bit biased.
The atmosphere is top notch. It's in the old fitger's brewery building, and there are remnants of that still seen (at least thats what I would guess). Nice woodwork all around, lots of old brewerania (there is a cool Hamm's poster/sign in one of the siderooms). All the pillars throughout the brewpub are covered in stickers, some quite hillarious. One of the siderooms has a view of one of the fermenting areas. There are signs in every room posting the currect beer selections. It can get quite packed in here when there is music, and there is often a wait thursday-saturday night for dining, but I guess this stuff is all common of restaurants/brewpubs.
The beer quality is fantastic. Rarely a disappointing beer.
Service. We (wife, friends) have gotten to know various servers throughout the years, most are very friendly, especially the more you get to know them. A lot of them unfortunatly move on to something else. They are always knowledgable about the beer.
Selection again is fantastic, always about 10 or so various choices, all from the brewpub. You could complain that they rarely have guest beers on tap, but with such a good selection of their own great beer, there is little need.
Food. I am probably the most biased here. Having been going there for so long, I've tried basically everything on the menu. It's hard for me to pick favorites that really stick out, and also hard to pick anything that you shouldn't order. Everything is very good, with a great variety of salads, burgers and sandwiches. That all being said, the main draw is the beer.
The value is about the same as most brewpubs. One complaint is there is no happy hour food specials. Happy hour beer is a decent deal at $3/pint. There is also pitcher nights on Thursdays which I believe is at $9/pitcher now. Great deal with some good music usually going on.
Best brewpub in the north (of Minnesota), hands down! (Although there isn't much around for competition)
02-26-2008 16:36:07 |
More by sweetkness
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Great place to hang out and have a good beer.
In the historic Fitgers brewery, the building is huge stone block, beam ceilings.
Beer is some of the best I've had. Big boat oatmeal stout is perhaps my favorite beer. Always a good selection that rotates regularly. Every time in town I'll have a couple of growlers filled. (Big downside... they can't do growlers on Sunday so fill up early in the weekend.)
The people working there are friendly and helpful with selection. Service is quick.
The food is better than average, haven't had anything to complain about. But it's the beer that keeps me coming back.
02-22-2008 17:56:53 |
More by iron78
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Fitger's Brewhouse is an essential stop for anyone in the area.
This Brewhouse is a great cozy place to grab a bite to eat and a beer. The nice thing is they always feature qunique beers and constantly rotate offerings. Growlers are affordable but many times they do not offer all the available beers in growlers. Also they pre-fill growlers so some times you will receive a growler that was filled a week ago. Other than that it wonderful place to stop for lunch or diner. The service is good and staf is very knowledable about the beer.
The food is mostly your standard brew pub food offerings. With that said they have some unique menu items and almost all of the food is reasonably priced and tastes good.
02-17-2008 22:35:14 |
More by ryantupy
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
I've visited this place several times during the Christmas holiday. This year I had extra time to make two trips to Fitger's. The beers have always been very good. Here's what they had on their menu this weekend: Bellsnickle Wheat Wine, Big Boat Oatmeal, El Nino IPA, Gale Force Cranberry Ale, Ginger Pale Ale, Heaven or Helles, Lighthouse Golden, Saaquatch, Starfire Pale Ale and the Witchtree ESB. I did not try the Wheat Wine and the Sasquatch was all gone. The food has always been very good. My California Chicken sandwich was okay but they really skimped on the guacamole. The atmosphere is pretty good. They are working on a retail store in the basement. Overall, Fitger's is a place that you shouldn't miss in Duluth.
Edit: Dec. 2008 - Retail store is done. Fridges have filled growlers and 750ml corked bottles.
12-30-2007 19:32:55 |
More by zeff80
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
In my second trip to duluth in as many years, I made sure I came back to Fitger's.
Beer: Great selection, about 10 or so brews on tap. I sampled every offering in two trips on my recent visit. Nearly every beer was an above average sample of the style they were brewing, with some individual flare.
Food: A large selection, great burgers, good lunch specials.
Service: Polite and very knowledgeable. Appropriate amount of attention and the food was served quickly and hot. Pretty much something on the menu for everyone.
I would like to enjoy some live music there on my next visit to Duluth. If you're in Duluth this is MUST visit...trust me you stop by and end up staying for quite a while.
11-02-2007 18:06:05 |
More by uwmgdman
Fitger's Brewhouse in Duluth, MN
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