Active Beers: 33
Beer Ratings: 362
Beer Avg: 3.71
Taps: 8 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 48 | Reviews: 39 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by neenerzig:
4.28/5 rDev +10%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Even though I have lived in Cleveland my entire life I had never been to this establishment until yesterday afternoon. I arrived at about 3:30 P.M. There is plenty of free parking in a big lot right outside in front. When I walked in I noticed that the place seemed rather dead, which i guess shouldn't be surprising for a Tuesday afternoon. The bar is located to the right of the front entrance. I first thing I noticed was so spacious the inside of this establishment was. There are lots of tables and booths to sit it and of course the car. There is also an outside patio int he front by the bar area. There was one couple at the bar when I sat down to order my first beer. the bartender came over to me immediately when i sat down. I got my first beer promptly. When I finished my first beer he offered me a sample of a beer that I was considering ordering as my second beer. I enjoyed the sample and ended up getting that beer as my second one. When he served me my second beer it was about 3:55 P.M. 5 minutes before the start of happy hour. The bartender was kind enough to wait until 4:00 to ring up my second beer so I could get the happy hour discount on it. I will certainly try to visit this place again soon. Both the beers I had were quite enjoyable and I look forward to trying some of their other offerings.
05-30-2007 05:05:14 | More by neenerzig
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3.4/5 rDev -12.6%
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
Willoughby Brewing in Willoughby, OH
88 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.