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Active Beers: 102
Beer Ratings: 2,032
Beer Avg: 3.91
Taps: 34 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
24581 Lorain Rd.
phone: (440) 801-1001
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Reviews by WVbeergeek:
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Look folks, this maybe the best brewpub I've been to. I can't recall any that I enjoyed more. This was definitely the best suited for my rambunctious family. The kids are loud but so was the bustling conversation and lively atmosphere, I don't recall alot of big screens jumping out and ruining the socialization this place has, but there may have been a few near the bar. When we pulled up on the outside of the building on the corner of Lorain where it's located, I realized this place is booming. It's become a center of culture for this area, full packed parking lot hard to find a spot and it's pretty massive. Big Fathead's logos on both the buildings and the grain silo outside. Brewing equipment visible right as you walk in let's you know this place is making the beer, front area has the hostess with a gift shop right behind it I got my black military style cap with the Headhunter IPA log embroidered. Big wooden tables, benches, booths, long bar stretches across the whole front side of the house on the left with seating to my right. Mug club mugs proudly centered behind the main bar area, with guest taps up first with chalkboard art telling me what's flowing. Bathroom area still decorated with pictures from around the world where patrons sporting their Fat Head's gear are representing proud. As you pass the bar, dining area pops up this place was packed, no wait so it's evidently large enough to support the crowd. Selection was awesome, website is updated regularly to see what's pouring.
No Headhunter flowing but I'm kind of spoiled, I get it on tap in the Burgh pretty frequently. My standouts were Vienna Lager, Goggle Fogger hefe, Sunshine Daydreamer IPA, and the Imperial Oatmeal Stout other options flowing were Bumbleberry, Boogaloo Blonde, TBA, Rocket Man Red which they were pouring on cask, Alpenglow Weizenbock, Sorcerer dark Belgian style ale. I don't even see the need for the guest taps when you're pouring this kind of variety, but I name some of the highlights on the guest taps, London Pride, JP Bam Biere, Goose Island Sofie, and Two Brothers Dog Days Dortmunder.
Food was fantastic, I had the Pastrami/Italian sausage headwich, my wife had the Cheesesteak, huge portions with tasty house chips, kids shared some wings, fried pierogies, and a cheeseburger and fries. Look nothing gourmet about the food just barebones delicious pubfare, and they do it well especially with the smokehouse grilled wings.
Service at the tables were dead on, young friendly busy but attentive waitress gave us wonderful service and put up with the kids (who were all worn out from a day at the waterpark).
On the way out in the parking lot I ran into Matt Cole, let him know that I'm a Fat Head's fanatic from the Burgh, and that this place was Grade A. He was carrying a few plaques for the Pittsburgh location, with GABF, and Wold Beer Cup medals. Stand up dude, great brewer, gotta love the fact that they all had the vision to make this brewpub, and a production brewery...big things in store for Fat Head's...I can't wait.
06-08-2012 17:19:51 |
More by WVbeergeek
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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