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Active Beers: 101
Beer Ratings: 2,024
Beer Avg: 3.9
Taps: 34 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
24581 Lorain Rd.
phone: (440) 801-1001
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Reviews by Thorpe429:
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped in this afternoon for lunch and a few brews on our way between Virginia and Grand Rapids. Was really looking forward to trying the Head Hunter IPA and it did not disappoint.
Walked in and, as would be expected at most locations, it was not terribly crowded on a Thursday afternoon at 11:30 AM. Off to the left when you walk in is a nice gift-shop-type area. We walked ahead to the bar and grabbed a seat. The bar is very, very large with multiple tap areas.
We had the choice of seven different Fat Head's beers on tap plus a single cask offering. (It looked like they have the capacity for two casks.) We selected the sample tray. In addition to their own beers, there were 10-15 other nice craft brews available. Props for this, first of all. Second, good job having a sample tray, which should be a requirement for any brewpub. I'd like something other than the generic sample glasses, though not many places have mini snifters for their sample trays, so I'll certainly give them a pass on that.
The vibe of the place is really cool. They've got brick walls with all sorts of Fat Head's logos and accomplishments. As you go into the dining area, they have all sorts of brewery logos painted on the walls--mostly those from the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic.
The service was pretty good, though not fantastic. The bartenders were quite friendly, though not the fastest. Still, we never sat for long when we were interested in something else. The food menu had plenty of offerings and the sandwiches were as advertised: very, very large. Mine was quite good.
Altogether, a very nice selection of house and outside craft beers at a good value. I'll definitely return for a sandwich and a Head Hunter the next time we're on our way through.
02-24-2011 20:14:26 |
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vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
If you ever find yourself in North Olmsted, OH (outside of Cleveland), then you absolutely need to do yourself the favor of visiting Fat Head's. Delicious beer, wonderful atmosphere and an immensely hospitable staff. Undoubtedly, one of my favorite brewpubs/breweries/restaurants in the country...did I mention they brew the award winning Headhunter IPA? Fantastic!
05-08-2013 21:18:00 |
More by threeviews
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 1 | $$
Fat Head was sort of a mixed experience. My wife and I found the bar to be very comfortable once seated and a couple drinks in hand. Its a family place where people go to get hammered. Sampled a lot of Fat Heads beers. The house beers ranged from a chore to drink, cant remember that beers name but it was the India Imperial Barley wine (Hop Thunder?). Other beers IBUsive and Up in Smoke gave me an excellent beer drinking experience. The service was spot on once you got a seat. Getting a seat could be a bit of a pain. The beers available covered a wide array of styles. Guest taps available generally seemed to be excellent, Doom, Enjoy By ---, Breakfast Stout and the like. Not a bad beer drinking experience. The food left a lot to be desired. The food came in a couple flavors bland, burnt and unacceptable! I wasn't that hammered that substandard food could be passed off. Have some drinks and go eat else where.
05-07-2013 01:40:49 |
More by nlmartin
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
Great brewpub. The food is killer and the staff is tons of fun. They offer 12 or so of their own beers on tap but still have a bunch of other craft beers on tap.
Can't wait to go back when the next selection of beer is on tap. Favorite beers from last night were the Head Hunter and the Sorcerer.
02-22-2013 20:44:10 |
More by HopsandVines
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75 | $$$
Just finished up a tour of all the Breweries in Cleveland and Fat Heads was easily the best in the area. The beer, food and service was tremendous. The building was very clean with lots of room for gathering. Some of the best beer in Ohio with a very big selection. Could very well be the best and nicest in the state.
01-25-2013 09:51:20 |
More by conversekid
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
Excellent food, with an outstanding menu (and HUGE portions, which make it worth the money). They have an excellent and diverse beer menu...In my opinion, this is, bar none, the best brewery in northern Ohio, if not the whole Great Lakes region. I live near Cleveland, Ohio, but I've been to many breweries in Ohio, some in Illinois, Some in NY, and some in Ontario. So far, this is my favorite brewery in the U.S. I first fell in love with beer in Austria and Germany in 2007, with their Hefe Weissbiers...in 5 years, I have never tasted a Weizen Bier as close to a TRUE Bavarian Hefeweizen in the U.S. except at Fat Head's, with their "Goggle Fogger", and "Alpenglow" biers. THE BEST Weizen biers in the U.S. that I've tried...Give them a try! ....cheers! :-)
01-24-2013 00:07:17 |
More by Liberty733
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75 | $$
Great place for excellent beer and food. The huge selection of food is reasonabley priced, and tastes paired very well with the beer. Head Hunter is just amazing on tap!!! You cannot leave hungry with the man-size portions, or sober with the great selection of taps. The best part is my wife even enjoys coming here, always good to have a DD.
01-19-2013 19:32:17 |
More by ZRT
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I love this place. Great beer and very very good food. I live within 5 minutes so I frequent often. The beer selection is OUTSTANDING. Plus they have growlers for take home beer. Not too expensive for such quality products. I would highly recommend stoping by.
01-12-2013 19:20:50 |
More by Browns149
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
This was an unexpected stop on my way out to WI. I met a guy named Mike at the Brew Kettle who informed me that I needed to check this place out. So we went. Got there and grabbed a seat, ordered a flight of the first 8 beers on their menu and started tossing them back. The atmosphere was a little on the loud side but it's a bar so whatever really. The service was helpful and willing to talk with everyone. The selection was really extensive with many styles of beer to choose from. The food was also really good and the portions are MASSIVE! The value wasn't too bad I didn't think. I actually forget how much I spent there... Either way, I was glad I got to see the place and try a bunch of their beers. I would hit this place up again.
10-03-2012 02:41:10 |
More by Knapp85
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
Fatheads is a beer and food lovers heaven. Fathead's is always busy and has a great buzz there especially during special events. Their beers, guest selections, menu options and service staff all make for visits that will have you coming back for more. The portions of food are gigantic and you will likely need a doggie bag at the end of your meal. Be sure to try their Smokehouse Wings and Headwiches. Fat Head's notable beers which have won several medals include the hopped up Head Hunter IPA, Battle Axe Baltic Porter and Belgian Strong Dark Ale Sorcerer. Fat Heads bar has 2 rotating casks and the only "big" American brew they sell is Miller Lite. Also, they have occasional large format bottle specials, to include stuff from Three Floyds and The Bruery to name a few. In terms of value, the food is reasonable and is always a lot so come hungry. You will spend a little more on beers house and guests beers here but the quality and selection is worth a few extra $$. Overall, Fat Head's delivers exceptional beers, tasty grub, and is a great space for large parties (including a game room equipped with a bowling machine, pool tables and flat-screen TVs for all your sports entertainment)...its a place with A LOT of regulars and a must visit stop if you're a beer (and food) fanatic visiting the Cleveland area.
09-24-2012 18:39:55 |
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Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon in North Olmsted, OH