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Willoughby Brewing

Not Rated.
Willoughby BrewingWilloughby Brewing
BEER AVG
3.81/5
Based on:
51 Beers
921 Hads
Place Score: 89
Reviews: 47
Visits: 88
Avg: 3.93
pDev: n/a
Taps: 8
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Eatery ]

4057 Erie Street
Willoughby, Ohio, 44094
United States
phone: (440) 975-0202 | map
www.willoughbybrewing.com

Notes:
Place added by: BeerAdvocate

Although this brewpub has an Erie Street address, the building is located off the street and is located behind the businesses that face Erie Street adjacent to a city parking lot.
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Reviews: 47 | Visits: 88
Reviews by mzwolinski:
Photo of mzwolinski
3.36/5  rDev -14.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

This is a *big* place. There's a restaurant area to the left as you walk in, and a bar to the right. My friends and I showed up on a Friday night, and there was a live band with dancing. Not a terribly *good* live band, but...

Beer selection was pretty boring. A wheat, a pale, a light, and an oatmeal stout on tap. The oatmeal stout seemed the most interesting, but even it is was only about a 3.7 or so. Far outclassed by Great Lakes Brewing's Porter, from up the road.

More of a hangout spot than a beer spot -- but there are probably better places for both in town.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of RayOhioFelton
4.56/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Nice brewery with something for everyone. Food is solid and with peanut butter cup porter on tap non stop worth the trip. Also have a crowler machine! Call ahead and give them a heads up if you want more than 2 or 3.

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Photo of Brian29
4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of BigAlofOrion
4.49/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Gregf51
4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of jds16
4.31/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of OGFGabv
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

First time visit was for the Nutsmasher release so it was a mad house. They did the best they could to try and keep up with serving, but I would have to guess on a non event day, this place would be really chill. Great beers and great apps. I do plan on returning to get a full meal and more of that great beer!

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Photo of indianabeerman
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of JArt
3.18/5  rDev -19.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 3

My first visit to Willoughby's was for the Nut Smasher release. Given the large turnout, service was extremely slow; however, the bar/restaurant was very nice, and I would definitely return for a non-event visit.

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Photo of Ns2361
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Photo of SudsTerkel
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Hit the WBC during a biz trip through NE Ohio. It was my 2nd visit and was very pleased both times. The Daisy Cutter is a must have for the IPA fan and their Christmas Ale is one of the best of breed. They generously brew that as part of a 'Christmas in July' celebration, which coincided with one of my visits.

Food here is also excellent; you can really do well if you show up @ Happy Hour, when appetizers are 1/2 price. Service was very friendly and accommodating.

Kudos to the owners on the fine job of converting a former railroad station to a pub/restaurant use which provides a very appealing and comfortable setting to enjoy WBC's good works.

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Photo of fredmugs
4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ryand14
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

I only had the Peanut Butter Porter, which was pretty good. I really enjoyed the food. I had the pretzel, chicken spring roll and their version of a corn dog (a kielbasa with a jalapeno & corn batter).

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Photo of Shandycan
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Nlandi27
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Outside patio is awesome when the weather is nice. Cool space.

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Photo of ChrisMon02
3.61/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of toppoop
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Brewski
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of _morandi_
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Photo of dcbobcat
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3 | food: 2

Photo of Ohiovania
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5

Photo of WesMantooth
4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of doppleb
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Very good beer, good food, inviting atmosphere and extremely friendly staff.

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Photo of MANix73
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Great big, spacious bar & restaurant. Ambience is great! This is the kind of place you can go for parties, dates or just beers & football. Very nice & versatile place.

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Photo of BeerMeBro720
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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Willoughby Brewing in Willoughby, OH
89 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.