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$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
600 E Superior St
phone: (218) 726-1392
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 59 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Stayed at Fitger's over the 4th. For the atmosphere, the rating is based upon the entire Fitger's experience (their superb location sitting on Lake Superior, the aroma of brewing beer as you walk through the complex, etc.) not just the inside of the brewpub.
Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of both brew and grub. They had several offerings on tap (and on the menu was a sampler of 7 beers for 7 bucks). I went for the Starfire on cask and the nitro-tap oatmeal stout (excellent!). They offer good pub fare...I enjoyed the salmon burger (the salmon comes from the local Northern Waters Smokehaus...also worth a visit) and would have it again next time. If you are in Duluth, you should do yourself a favor and stop in!
PS--If you are headed to the BWCA and can bear the weight, fill up one of their nalgene adventure growlers.
PPS--Also gotta love a brewpub that will deliver growlers to you (within the Duluth area)!
07-11-2011 04:44:03 |
More by mwilbur
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Great place to check out in Duluth. They have some really good beers and the food was good too, nice vegetarian options. Tried a handful of beers and picked up a couple of growlers to take some too. I will certainly visit each time I'm in town now that I have a few growlers to fill.
08-17-2013 00:46:05 |
More by einman
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Had a hard time finding the place to begin with. I walked into the tap room another bar in the complex. I was concerned because no one was there and the place kind of looked like a typical bar but the BT directed me to the right way to the brewhouse.
Walked into a nice lively place on a thursday afternoon. Handdrawn beer listing on the chalk boards with ABV and some S.G.'s . There was 11 different varieties to choose from. Decided to take a seat at the bar and ordered two Orange Blossom's. One for me, One for my gf. It was despended though a handpumped faucet. Something I'd never seen.
Overall it was a pleasant experience...
Since my first visit in the summer of 2006. I've stopped at the brewhouse every time that I visit duluth. The adventure growler are a nice travel companion as we are usually doing something that would break glass while in duluth. The food in the place is excellent. Beer battered fries are definitely worth a try. The red stag burger is my favorite. Beer has always been great and they are not shy about samples. They do offer boots by request and they don't cost too much to get either. Overall my favorite place to drink beer at.
07-18-2010 06:30:54 |
More by mnfinnkidd
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Great place to hang out and have a good beer.
In the historic Fitgers brewery, the building is huge stone block, beam ceilings.
Beer is some of the best I've had. Big boat oatmeal stout is perhaps my favorite beer. Always a good selection that rotates regularly. Every time in town I'll have a couple of growlers filled. (Big downside... they can't do growlers on Sunday so fill up early in the weekend.)
The people working there are friendly and helpful with selection. Service is quick.
The food is better than average, haven't had anything to complain about. But it's the beer that keeps me coming back.
02-22-2008 17:56:53 |
More by iron78
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
This place is as near to beer heaven as one can be. The list of expertly crafted brews always on tap is long, with lots of diversity and always one brew to really write home about. Prices are fair for the quality. My only complaint is the lack of proper glasswear.
The food is great pub food (try the Wild Rice burger). The service is quick, friendly and warm. The ambience is classic. Growlers are available in glass or nalgene for $6 refills!
I nearly lived here during my time in Duluth and now I miss it dearly.
Hoops is a masterful brewer, with great innovation and execution. Their recent expanse has been nothing but successful and talking to him at festivals is great. The whole brewing crew are a real good bunch.
07-22-2006 17:52:02 |
More by CharlesDarwin
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Walking in this place has a small bar with tables all around, unfortunately it is a little stuffy in there, but then wheather at the bar or at a table I have always received good service. Those nice servers then bring me whatever wonderful beer I ordered, some of the best beers you can get at a brewpub. The Hoops brothers know what they are doing (head brewers here and at Minneapolis Town Hall). There is always an IPA to choose from as well as some maltier offerings and sometimes even an extreme beer of some sort. They are not afraid to experiment and for that we win. The food has always been good and worth the money you spend on it.
04-16-2008 18:44:21 |
More by mnstorm99
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
I've been to Fitgers many times, but only once since I started reviewing beers and place s on BA. The brewhouse is located in the old Fitgers Brewery, which has been converted into a shopping complex, hotel, and microbrewery.
Last time I was there, I noticed a sign that says that the brew pub offers tours, although I don't know the details.
I was there at dinner time, and the joint was hopping. A few spaces at the bar, but the tables were all full. I was there for food and to sample a beer. I was faced with a 2 hour drive afterwards, so it was just one beer. Too bad, because they had many available. I had an IPA or a DIPA, either way, was excellent. The friend I was with had the same, and was quite happy.
I took my dinner at the bar -- I had a burrito and my friend had a burger. We both enjoyed the food, which ran us around $8-10 per entree, if I remember correctly. Although busy, we had good service at the bar, and the food arrived promptly.
07-18-2006 12:16:23 |
More by pweis909
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: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Fitger's was highly recommended as a must visit beer destination in Duluth, where I was last weekend for a fall colors trip with 3 others. Hungry from the drive, we all headed directly to the place.
It was busy, as one would expect in a beautiful city on a Sunday afternoon and we had to wait for about 10 minutes. We were promptly attended to and the dining room had a nice casual restaurant like vibe to it, which is good because nobody in my party except me wanted to get a beer.
Service was a little slow but that was because of peak load. The beers I had were good, and El Nino IPA was exceptional!
The food was great and the vegetarian options were really good. Two of my friends ordered vegetarian burritos and had a hard time finishing them because they were HUGE. My pub style wild rice burger was delicious too. So was my girlfriend's olive burger.
I strongly recommend this place for great atmosphere, great beer, and delicious food. The museum in the same building looked interesting and the shore of Lake Superior is easily accessible for a post lunch/dinner walk.
I will go to Fitger's again!
10-02-2010 00:31:25 |
More by tewaris
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
Probably my favorite place in Duluth. The food is incredible, and the drinks are very well priced during happy hour. Every time I fork out $2.50 for a pint of stupendous beer, I can't help but feel sad for all the people I know are paying the same price for a 12 oz. bottle of macro swill.
One line that I've heard here a few times that always brings a tear to my eye, is "Sorry sir, we don't carry that" after someone tries to order a Bud Light. ::sigh::
Any ways, the beers on tap rotate quite frequently, and I find I rarely get to enjoy the staple brews that are always on tap, since I always want to try the rotating ones before they go away. Can't say that this is a bad thing though, for it has been a great, affordable way that I got introduced to many styles of beer that I've since grown to love.
Atmosphere is decent, very small and cozy. Sometime the live music that is playing can dominate too much for the noise levels I prefer, but during the non-music hours, its always a nice place to just go an talk. Every time I've just sat at the bar, the others doing the same that I've talked to have been interesting and intelligent people capable of holding a good conversation. Never have I encountered a drunken jerkface that I just want to get far away from.People seem to come from far away to this place, and I often get to converse with others from around the nation.
Enough with the beer, lets move onto food. I can't say that I've ever eaten here and been disappointed. Everything I've ever had has been excellent, but four words really sums it up for me. Those words are "Wild Rice Pub Style." I'm not a vegan or vegetarian by any means whatsoever, but I won't shy away from saying that this meat alternative may just be my favorite thing to eat in this city. Everything I've ever ordered has been great, but are available at other places, and often done very well at those establishments. The pub style wild rice burger, however, I've never seen anywhere else. Delicious, healthier, and cheaper then its meat-made alternative. Definitely worth going for, even if you aren't a avid beer drinker.
12-01-2006 04:11:52 |
More by Sjixxxy
Fitger's Brewhouse in Duluth, MN
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