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Fat Headís Brewery & Saloon
Excellent based on 61 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

24581 Lorain Road
North Olmsted, Ohio United States 44070 [ print map ]
440 801 1001

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Hours: 11am to 12pm


Mayor: jmikolich (19) | Taps: 32-34 | Bottles: 10


Fat Headís Brewery & Saloon

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Beer Available At Fat Headís Brewery & Saloon (arranged by most recent)
Beachwood / Heretic / Stone Unapologetic IPA 98, Samuel Adams Sam Stout , Fat Heads Hippy Sippy Imperial Stout 91, Fat Heads Black Knight Schwarzbier 54, Fat Heads Goggle Fogger Hefe Weizen 88, Fat Heads Cosmic Cow , Fat Heads Alt Bier 54, Fat Heads Duke of Lager Fest Bier 66, Fat Heads Bumble Berry Honey Blueberry Ale 62, Fat Heads Jack Straw KŲlsch 60, Fat Heads Pseudo Pils , Fat Heads Pedal To The Pier Saison , Fat Heads IPL (Itís Pronounced ˈlŁ-pyə-lən) , Fat Heads Angels for ALS IPA , Fat Heads Cascadian Dark Ale CDA , Jackie-Os / Fat Heads After Hours Session Black IPA 84, Fat Heads Mad Cow Imperial Milk Stout With Hazelnuts , Fat Heads Prohibition Pauly Porter , Jackie-Os Mystic Mama IPA 97, Thirsty Dog Berliner Weisse
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61 reviews for Fat Headís Brewery & Saloon
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  80%
 Selection  83%
 Food  80%
 Value  80%
 Overall  83%
 Rating  95%
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72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee  (508) Toronto, ON, Ontario | July 26, 2010
A completely different vibe than the Pittsburgh location. Cavernous interior with lots of schwag and a whole lot more room than the other spot. It comes across as a little bit more chain pub like than the other spot. They had a very large selection of their own stuff (including the very tasty IPA) and a nice selection of guest taps (although probably fewer guest taps than the Pittsburgh location). Didnít eat at this spot, but we really enjoyed drinking with a few of the Cleveland folks.
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
voodoomonkey  (2) | May 11, 2010
Fathheads is my "Cheers;" my corner bar where everybody knows my name. Fine beer variety, including some remarkable house brews. Pub food is superior. A friendly and efficient staff.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
shawnr33  (10) Detroit, Michigan | April 30, 2010
Been to this place a few times now. One thing that brings me back is the food. The sandwiches are delicious. Their house brews are decent but I usually find myself ordering from their nice selection of guest taps. From my experience the bartenders have been pretty good. During busy times they do tend to walk by empty glasses now and then but their willingness to offer samples makes up for it.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Acetobacter  (46) Pennsylvania | March 15, 2010
Visited during a recent trip to Cleveland. Being from Pittsburgh (the site of the original Fat Headís), I was interested in seeing what their other location and production brewery looked like. Unlike the original, this location is in what seemed to be the suburbs of the city. The building itself is large, and is constructed in a contemporary mid-range restaurant on the inside. It lacks the unique and quasi-European feel of the Pittsburgh location, and at worst is numb and pretty soulless. It resembles your typical big-box chain restaurant. Eleven Fat Headís beers were on tap, along with about 25-30 other beers from other places in the US and Europe. Prices were essentially the same as the Pittsburgh location, ranging from $5 to $6 for a pint/snifter. The overall quality of Fat Headís beers is good, with some really good ones and a few clunkers. The food menu is laid out in essentially the same way as the Pittsburgh location. The food itself is rustic and hearty; big portions of better-than-average bar food. Prices are generally in line with portion size and ingredient quality. Our waiter was fairly attentive, but brought us the wrong size beers after we had initially ordered a sampler; due to the fact that he quickly walked away without really inquiring about what we wanted. Overall, worth visiting for the good beer and above average food, more so than the ambiance of the venue.
56
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 11/20
SrSilliGose  (252) pouring bus, New Brunswick | December 24, 2009
A big brewpub. Walked in and went to the bar. It took the bartender about 30 minutes to pour drinks for me and 4 of my friends. He was only helping us. It was ridiculous. The atmosphere here is a cross between a chain brewpub like granite city and a hooters. THe whole scene comes off as a bit gimicky and commercialized. Bottom line- the place lacks character. I was happy with the beer selection though. Started off with a marin IPA, then had a fat heads head hunter, and finally a sierra nevada celebration ale. Humongous portions and some interesting sandwich combinations (pierogies on hamburgers and stuff like that.) It is what it is...
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
barak316  (15) Elyria, Ohio | October 23, 2009| Updated January 24, 2013
I love this place. I just wish they had a bottle selection. The draft selection is fantastic. They have wonderful house brews and the guest taps are amazing. The food is absolutely the best around. It does get quite noisy in this place at times and the parkiing can get very irritating. Otherwise this place is nice up and coming bar/brewery!!! I hope they start bottling there beers soon!
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
Packard  (31) Kirkland, Washington | September 9, 2009
Just want to echo what arpagamos wrote - the Headhunter IPA on cask is as good as Iíve tasted; great on tap and perfect on cask. The two cask beers were the IPA and a smoked porter that was outstanding. Total of 13 locally brewed beers on tap and another 20 best of class from other brewers (think Avery Maharajah, Southern Tier Unearthly, and Reisdorff Kolsch). Their Gudenhoppy Pils is unfiltered and the first pilner Iíve had that I actually ordered twice. Itís bar food, but real good with huge portions. Try the Bob and Marthaís pastrami sandwich. The Battleaxe Baltic Porter was just right with their chocolate cake for dessert. Service was friendly and the staff well educated.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
arpagamos  (4) Ault, Colorado | August 30, 2009
The head hunter IPA was the best California style single IPA I have ever had and I used to live in Santa Rosa CA. I loved this brewery. The bartender was great and took the time to explain the beers to me. The Pack a Wallop made with heavy doses of Columbus hops was fantastic. I also thought their Belgian strong ale Collaborative Evil was easily as good as Damnation or other top Belgians made in America. Excellent selection of guest brews that I wasnít even tempted to go to even though some of them were among my favorites. There is something here for all beer lovers.
50
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 5/20
budbeer  (1) Alabama | July 20, 2009
Beer was really good. I tried 6 of the house beers and they where really great. But the overall experience was really bad. Iíve never run into this before, never. I frequent the Winking Lizards, Rock Bottom, Beer Engine, Brew Kettle, Willoughby Brewing etc.. I walked in with five friends on a Sunday night, the restaurant was about half full. All of the tables in the bar area where empty and 2 of 8 booths where occupied. I talked to the hostess and said we were expecting 6, could we grab a table. She asked if weíd be eating dinner and I said weíd probably just be drinking beer, we would probably order appetizers after a few. She said tables are for people eating food only. I said can I just order an appetizer now and have table. She said the tables are íREALLYí for people ordering dinner. What a crappy way to start an evening. So we had to sit a group of 6 at the bar couldnít talk very well to anyone but the person right next to you. We manged but it was not ideal, and totally unnecessary. 2 of the 3 tables remained empty all night, 1 table was occupied for half the time we were there. The booths were eventually all empty. I looked over at people sitting comfortably in a booth. They were eating a $15 dollar pizza and ice water. My beer bill was $20 with tip. What is baffling is that you would think a table of 6 ordering beer and appetizers for 2-3 hours would easily outspend a group of 6 eating pizza and sandwiches for dinner. Wouldnít the alcohol sales be more profitable? We would have ordered food if we where at a table. Maybe I should have asked to talk to the manager, but I just had a general feeling of disgust with the place. I probably will not go back.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
ZiggyDaMoe  (12) , Ohio | July 8, 2009
Started in Pittsburgh and they brew here and ship it there now. House beer is good. Very big inside with good ambiance. The menu is pretty good but too standard.

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