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Thunderhead Brewing Company

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
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18 E 21st St, Kearney, NE 68847-5402
+1 308-237-1558
11:00 - 01:00
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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73 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a nice little brewpub in downtown Kearney that is simple, very local, and low-key without obnoxious music blasting. It is also a brick oven pizza joint! Basically, there is not much on the menu besides the various selections of specialty beers and also pizzas (which no doubt many people have already reviewed). I would like to focus this... More 

Thank TLAM99
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister and I had a flight of the beer and we both liked all of them. We did not order a meal but ordered a pretzel and it was so good. Not the run of the mill frozen pretzel but homemade and absolutely delicious. We liked the beer so much that we got a 6 pack (you can pick... More 

Thank Patricia T
Minneapolis, MN
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I landed at Thunderhead for lunch on a recent visit to Kearney. Our veggie pizza was fine, nothing special. We didn't order beer, although the names of the brews are entertaining. The entrance to Thunderhead was really distasteful, since the ground outside the door was covered with discarded cigarette butts. I suggest the proprietor either provide receptacles... More 

Thank GigiMinneapolis_MN
Arvada, Colorado
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't sample widely, but we can report that the Chicken Spinach Alfredo pizza is tasty (the crust -- thin and chewy -- was perfect) and the Peach Wheat beer went down easy.

Thank Lisa80005
Cole Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went only knowing one, left knowing several. I had the pizza and it was very good. Beer was cold, and when you go places that I do not like

Thank icecream2017
Planet Earth
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When all aspects of a visit to a restaurant go well, you know it is well managed. Kyle, our server, was fantastic. His personality really adds to the experience and makes you feel right at home. We bought a 6 pk of "Crop Duster" from the grocery store a few days ago and found the brewpub after researching who made... More 

Thank seadawgsx2
Janesville, Wisconsin
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

stopped by on a Sunday and there was not a lot open in town. We were happy we did. Good local beer, and the pizza and calzones were terrific. Another good reason to go away from I-80 and the fast food chains!

Thank Patrick G
Kearney, Nebraska
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86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not a beer fan, but I enjoyed the place nonetheless! Root beer and pizza were very tasty and my husband enjoyed his bread-water as well. Only complaint was that the building itself could use some TLC- some of the booths were missing cushions and not all that comfortable.

Thank AmiSpade
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The actual brewery is located out of town, this is a tap room with pizza, and other liquors. The staff is very attentive and friendly. We talked about the evolution of brewing in our respective states and the obstacles that lobbyists from major BREWING tries to put in the way. The have a very good selection to chose from and... More 

Thank Goldfisher132
Hampton, Iowa
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5 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Every time I go to Kearney I must get my Kearney drink of Thunder Punch!!! I enjoyed 2 drinks with our pizza !!!! I only eat pizza here as I am not a pizza eater... so a return visit here is a real treat for me!!! Dan was with me so he purchased a logo pint glass!!! Waitress had her... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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
Woodstone oven pizzas, calzones, salads served with wonderful craft brews.

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