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Thunderhead Brewing Company

18 E 21st St, Kearney, NE 68847-5402
+1 308-237-1558
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pretzels” (16 reviews)
“pizza” (87 reviews)
“honey wheat” (7 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
$$ - $$$
18 E 21st St, Kearney, NE 68847-5402
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

I forget about this place and am gonna try not to! They have fabulous calzones and are the only place in Kearney that brews their own beer. My resolution is to eat here a couple times per month!

Thank kari m
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I love local beers and definitely like stopping in to have soon when I'm close by. Good time with friends and solo. Always fresh taste. Come on in try something you won't regret.

Thank Kevin J
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Always fast service....Great beer selection. Always seating within a short time. Good bar food and atmosphere.

Thank jodeneb738
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Oh my...the beer is delicious! We tried several kinds of beer and loved them all. I had read the reviews on line and some said the food is just average bar food...not true! We had a pizza and breadsticks...they were both VERY good. Order the...More

Thank boothieOakGrove_MN
Reviewed 2 October 2016

By accident my husband and I have started to seek out smallish, local breweries as we travel across country. What fun to find a place such as Thunderhead! Kearney is an unlikely destination (although it is quite a quaint town) but this establishment is not...More

Thank Sfrogers
Reviewed 29 August 2016

They have a small, limited menu. The salad was good, pizza ok. Go for the beer and a snack, not dinner.

Thank Barb K
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Pretzels are handmade and the beer is amazing! Try the peach wheat, jalapeño ale, and the Thunder punch! Great place to meet friends too!!

Thank katielane2016
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Traveling across country wanting to sample local beer and food I found Thunderhead Brewing. They have an extensive menu, thought I would try a calzone, they are fried to perfection, slightly golden exterior, hot soft and just beyond gooey on the inside, plenty of sauce...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Stopped in for lunch and had beer and pizza. Nice selection of light and dark beer and they serve pizza and bar appetizers.

Thank joycetwin2
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Thunderhead Brewery looks like a typical college town bar and grill but it is much more. The décor fits that image, although it is clean and comfortable. Beyond that, the brick-oven pizza is delicious, crispy dough with plenty of toppings. Best of all the brewers...More

Thank NEcm104
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Would it be ok to bring kids to watch the Husker game?
4 September 2016|
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Response from Toshasmom | Reviewed this property |
Well it is a bar.....its family friendly on non Husker days but I might be a bit hesitant to bring kids in to watch a game. I'd agree with Dwight.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 E 21st St, Kearney, NE 68847-5402
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Kearney
  • Phone Number: +1 308-237-1558
  • E-mail
Woodstone oven pizzas, calzones, salads served with wonderful craft brews.