Beerhead Bar & Eatery to Open at Fountain Walk in Novi in January


Beerhead Bar & Eatery, an Illinois-based American craft beer bar franchise, is opening at Novi’s Fountain Walk in January.

The new establishment, which will be at 44375 W. 12 Mile Rd. in the Fountain Walk complex, will feature nearly 500 brands of beer with plans to showcase local choices. Beerhead will feature a lunch and casual dinner menu with food that highlights locally sourced ingredients.

The menu includes specialty pizzas, the brand’s signature Barbarian Pretzel, sandwiches like four-hour ale braised bratwurst and the pulled pig, salads, and desserts such as a Belgian float, skillet chocolate, and a croissant-wich.

“Michigan has one of the best craft beer markets in the nation and I plan to utilize the many great local breweries we have around us,” says, Yousef Ayyash, the local franchisee. “I look forward to opening in such a great entertainment complex like Fountain Walk for a place where people can gather to enjoy great drinks, live music, a fun community atmosphere, and excellent food.”

The Beerhead franchise, which started in Vernon Hills, Ill., offers live music, communal seating, and a loft-like interior featuring a large bar, wood floors, brick accents, and large-screen TVs.

It is in the midst of an aggressive nationwide growth program. Plans for 2019 include an 11-store (including the Novi opening) Midwest expansion.

There are no plans yet for further development in Michigan, according to the company.