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Beer Available At Fat Headís Brewery & Saloon (arranged by most recent)
Fat Heads Battleaxe Baltic Porter 94, Fat Heads Holly Jolly Christmas Ale 76, Fat Heads Centennial American Wheat , Fat Heads Goggle Fogger Hefe Weizen 84, Fat Heads Spooky Tooth Imperial Pumpkin Ale 96, Fat Heads / Jackie Os Liquid Courage 87, Fat Heads Sorcerer 92, Fat Heads Belgian Pale Ale , Dogfish Head American Beauty 92, Heavy Seas Powder Monkey 51, Fat Heads Ancho Mama , Fat Heads Hopportunity Knocks IPA , Fat Heads / Chardon Brew Works Wango Tango Mango 93, Fat Heads Shakedown Stout , Fat Heads Uber Hopfen Lager , JAFB The Conqueror Barleywine , JAFB Wooster New Stout 69, JAFB Red Ale , Fat Heads Autumn Weisse , Fat Heads The Dude ESB
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kujo9 (32) North Ridgeville, Ohio | February 20, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Iíve been here quite often, so Iíve got a pretty good feel for the place. Iím glad I live close, because their draft beer selection is one of the best in the area. They turn them over quickly, so freshness is never an issue. Their house beers are solid to excellent, especially anything hoppy. The food is really good, albeit not that healthy for you, but you get a lot of food for the money. If you leave hungry, itís not their fault. The service is usually pretty good and very friendly, but there can be a wait on weekends around the normal dinner time running through about 10:00 on some evenings. The holiday season from Thanksgiving through New Year is quite busy almost every day of the week, so if you go then, you might expect a bit of a wait. Decor is hand painted beer signs/labels on the red brick walls with pictures of patrons in Fat Heads "gear" popping up throughout the entire place. It can be quite loud during busy times, so if youíre taking small children or donít like noise, you might be better off visiting during off peak times (dinner hours). I would recommend Fat Heads to any out of towners if youíre looking for good food and good beer.
jmikolich (99) North Ridgeville, Ohio | December 21, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
well the food here is out of this world, their beer is really darn good too, however they completely pay favor to the regulars to the point it is a hindrance to the occasional guest... Iíve waited 10 minutes before IPAfest for a table and over 1.5 hours on a saturday night.. however the wait staff is excellent and the food... oh the food, its spectacular. The onion rings will light a fire in your gut in a good way. GET THEM! beyond that they have atleast 10 taps of their beer, and a constant rotating guest taps.. canít wait until they start to bottle their beer so I donít have to wait so long to enjoy. an hour and a half is a bit much, especially when I saw every joe-schmoe walk in and give the secret handshake to the manager and get seated prior to me.
Steeeve (36) Ambler, Pennsylvania | December 6, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Kind of an odd, divey-looking diner from the outside. Inside, it was festively decorated, garish bordering on a little cheesy, but altogether welcoming. Very long bar, made of stone or some other odd material. Nice long list of 12 house brews and around 15 guest beers. Service was horrible at first; there was only bartender, and he had his hands full with a group of chumps trying to split their bill and pay with cash and multiple cards. It was settled after about 10 minutes, he apologized and gave us 2 beers on the house, and everything was straight after that. We ordered nachos which were pretty tasty, heavily adorned with meat and cheese. I have to dock a point for serving them on house potato chips rather than tortilla chips. Prices were pretty much on par. Had we paid for the first two beers, it would have been about $28 for 4 beers and the nachos. Overall a pretty cool spot with lots of interesting brews on tap. Would definitely recommend.
herchick (7) Akron, Ohio | November 26, 2011
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 20/20
The decor in this place is first class. Great hand painted brewery logos on the interior brick walls add to the brewpub feel of this place. Great place to take the whole family for lunch or dinner. LARGE sandwiches with unique combination of ingredients that make their sandwiches outstanding. Great selection of guest taps and house brews from Matt Cole. Amazing, award winning beers! Try the Hop Ju Ju for Imperial IPA for a hop heads delight. Watch out for the onion rings though...they are VERY spicy!
hopscotch (203) Vero Beach , Florida | October 13, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Nice big place. Lots of flat-screens and lots of wood. Not noisy. Bar, table or booth seating available. It was brewing day, so the place smelled great. Also contributing to the wonderful aroma and ambiance was the decadent selection of sandwiches, soups, deserts and other entrees. I could go on, but whatever. The place is really cool. The beers were well above average. Just a joy to visit. Save up some calories before you hit the place up, because Iím pretty sure every item on the menu comes with a complimentary heart massage if necessary.
Thorpe429 (58) , Illinois | September 1, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
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 Headís 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. Iíd like something other than the generic sample glasses, though not many places have mini snifters for their sample trays, so Iíll certainly give them a pass on that.
The vibe of the place is really cool. Theyíve got brick walls with all sorts of Fat Headís 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. Iíll definitely return for a sandwich and a Head Hunter the next time weíre on our way through.
DiarmaidBHK (712) Pennsylvania | August 3, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Oddly enough based on the iconography of the logo and the slickness if the presentation I assumed it was a chain. Itís not. They had 6 of their own on tap and 20 other craft brews on tap and, oddly enough, miller lite. The beers were all solid. They have a massive dining room and a very long bar and even an hour before closing time on a Tuesday it was really loud. Iíd go back if I was in the area.
m0sf3t (12) Kettering, Ohio | July 17, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
We stopped here on the way home and it was GREAT. We went during the week and it was dead, so my review may be a bit off compared to peak hours. The food was great and the selection of their own beers was great. They had a somewhat good selection of other brewery items as well. Would recommend going here if you are in the area.
Sammy (497) Toronto, Ontario | July 9, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Loud and boisterous place, you have to shout over the others. Large and buzy,the staff were mostly bossy and harried, although ours was a peach. Very working class, decent guest taps with ane ye out for the new and different. Their own beers are fairly good, although i havehad the standouts in Buffalo before. They fill growlers, including the guest taps. They make the best root beer in the state, and one of the 5 best I have had in the USA, and a growler of that for the family was only $6. ear the main airport, and come with your own group.
Dogbrick (637) Columbus, Ohio | May 31, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
(Visited 07/2010 and a couple times since): Fat Headís is located in North Olmsted which is southwest of Cleveland. The brewpub is on Lorain Ave a couple miles off I-480. There is a pretty good-sized lot behind the building that is partially shared by a strip mall.
The interior is spacious with the bar near the entrance and a large table seating area past that. The walls are brick with many of Fat Headís beer logos painted on here and there. The bar allows a view of some of the brewing equipment behind glass, as well as a board listing all of the beers available.
As for the beers, there are over 30, with 10 being Fat Headís and the rest guest brewers such as Thirsty Dog, Victory and others (including a collaboration beer with Bear Republic), plus a house root beer. There are samplers available as well. The beers are all above average, especially the award winning Head Hunter IPA, and several stray from the typical formula such as a Heller Bock, a Smoked and the aforementioned collaboration Rye beer.
Service on an early weekday afternoon was good. The bartender was knowledgeable about the beers (both Fat Headís and guests) and was helpful with samples, etc.
The food at Fat Headís is good. I strayed a little from my usual pub grub and hat a Salmon burger and it was good. I have heard their burgers go toe to toe with Beer Engine so I will definitely try one of those next time.
Overall this place is a must stop in the northeastern part of Ohio.
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