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Willoughby Brewing

Willoughby BrewingWilloughby Brewing

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 34
Beer Ratings: 375
Beer Avg: 3.71

Taps: 8 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
87
very good

49 Ratings
Ratings: 49
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 14.51%
$$ - reasonable


[ Brewery, Eatery ]

4057 Erie Street
Willoughby, Ohio, 44094
United States
phone: (440) 975-0202

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Reviews by cleveland361:
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cleveland361

Ohio

2.85/5  rDev -26.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 1 | $$$

the willoughby brewings atmosphere was pretty good, but depending on the night you go. thursday thru saturday it is impossible to get a drink. the bartenders are slow and way to many customers standing in your way. the crowd is generally older. the place is very spacious but get packed when busy. the quality if the food was very poor, but the beers average. they did have several to choose from tho... the food my friend and had was horrible. i had a steak. they cooked it wrong two times and when they got it right it didnt taste very good. i felt everything was a bit over priced. i will probably be back but ony to drink.

12-21-2008 01:43:36 | More by cleveland361
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hghops

Ohio

2.31/5  rDev -40.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 1 | selection: 2.75 | food: 2.75 | $$$

Somewhat disappointed on our last visit to the Willoughby Brewing Company. The food was decent, but once the orders were taken, the food took a while to appear, and then once it was served, our waitress disappeared. The food is a bit pricey for what you get. The presentation was good, but the Walleye sandwich at least was completely devoid of flavor.
I would suggest that a microbrewery that has a few good IPA's like this one should ALWAYS keep at least one on tap!
Mandatory valet parking was a bit hard to swallow, since the parking lot was only half full when we left. The parking attendants were a bit snobby when we refrained from using their services. The food here is decent, the beer average or better (when an IPA is on tap), the service just OK, but not worth paying for mandatory valet parking! The whole idea of this mandatory valet parking eluded to a bit of arrogance to say the least!
This was likely our last visit to the Willoughby Brewing Company. The food, service or beer are simply not good enough here to sacrifice my car to snobby, rude valets!

03-30-2014 00:17:16 | More by hghops
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Frobozz

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

03-15-2014 19:40:43 | More by Frobozz
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brewtus

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

03-03-2014 00:44:20 | More by brewtus
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throwback

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-25-2014 21:46:10 | More by throwback
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

01-25-2014 14:34:48 | More by Cynic-ale
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SpartyJoe

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

01-11-2014 20:47:51 | More by SpartyJoe
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-14-2013 18:59:22 | More by PittBeerGirl
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cestlavie

New York

3.4/5  rDev -11.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $

Was super excited to check out Willoughby, for the mere fact that some of my peers and I thoroughly enjoyed Cosmic IPA and Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Porter at SAVOR in NYC this Summer. When we realized that we would be traveling past Willoughby back from our road trip to Chicago for Goose Island Black Friday releases, we were ecstatic to grab some flights to try other beers, and come home with growlers of the Cosmic and PBCC.

When we arrived on Saturday night, 12/1, we were seated at the bar and shown a chalkboard of what was on tap. The place was absolutely jumping, with more people there for the food (and parties- apparently everyone has their party here, there must have been 4 or 5 going on) than the beers. Much to our dismay, Cosmic IPA was listed, but when we ordered our flights, it was left off- we inquired about it (as we were specifically there to buy growlers).. we were told that they were out of it. In fact, our biggest issue with the situation was not that they were OOS, but that we had called ahead, and were basically laughed at when we told them how far we had travelled to get some of their beer. Very unprofessional; and while one bartender offered us a pint of our choosing on the house because she felt bad, when we received our tab prior to leaving, we were charged for everything- food, growlers of PBCC, Flights, everything. So it was an empty offer, and while we didn't bring it up, it seemed to further our thoughts that beer was not a priority at this "brewpub".

All in all, we are still big fans of WBC's beer, specifically the Cosmic IPA, PBCC Porter, their Kolsch (really nice) and the Winter beer, Wenceslas. Unfortunately, it seems as if you can only get their beer at this brewpub, and I'd be hard pressed to find myself yearning to go back. I know they are in the process of working on a production facility, and hopefully this allows me to get their beer without driving 9 hours and have a shitty restaurant/brewpub experience.

Message to WIlloughby- you are a Brewing Company first! Take care of the people who love your great beers... otherwise you will lose them, and end up ONLY being a restaurant/party hall!

12-04-2013 19:02:23 | More by cestlavie
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crashdavisinoh

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

11-04-2013 05:22:25 | More by crashdavisinoh
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Willoughby Brewing in Willoughby, OH
87 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.