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Winking Lizard Tavern

Not Rated.
Winking Lizard TavernWinking Lizard Tavern
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

16 Ratings
Ratings: 16
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 8.98%
Taps: 16
Bottles: 100
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

6111 Quarry Ln
Independence, Ohio, 44131-2203
United States
phone: (216) 524-2226

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(Place added by: Dogbrick on 10-03-2005)
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

TheHoppiest, Jun 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

dailyminefield, May 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

SpartyJoe, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of GJ40
3.7/5  rDev -10.2%

Decor is mostly sports pub. They pack a good, lively crowd even early in the week. The beer list is extensive but it was tough to find one I hadn't had before or couldn't get in NC. The first night they were out of FFF Alpha King but they had it the second night so that was great. I wish they had more local beers like Fat Heads. I enjoyed my visits but it wasn't one of those places I gave to get back to. I especially liked the Green Iguana in the front entryway. He reminded me of one I had years back.

GJ40, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of IpaRay
3.5/5  rDev -15%

IpaRay, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of Kramo
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Kramo, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of Mybeercanbeatupyourbeer
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%

This location has changed, and hasn't been in the strip mall area for almost 2 years.
It's currently located on top of a hill, with horribly limited parking.
They moved locations to grab a functioning patio, but this is Ohio and patios only work for 3 months out of 12.
So the location has lost about 25 tables, unless the patio is open. The secondary bar area has an echo and gets extremely loud.
I've been a tour member for a couple of years, I've finished 3 times and I've grown tired of the lizard.
They have a large pull in the Ohio area when it comes to brews, and I love the glass of the month. But this location has lost it.
It's size, it's service, it's quality, it's location has turned this once good location, into utter garbage.
Go to Avon, or Lakewood instead.

Mybeercanbeatupyourbeer, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of laria007
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%

I've been to other locations in Ohio and by far this was the best. I went during a non-peak time (no games in the area) and still had a great time. I didn't have to wait for service someone was at our table within minutes of walking in. It was a business trip and the dinner was on the "boss", but it was still a great time. I would like to revisit this location during a game or vacation. The one thing that I found to be odd is the location and the entry. It’s located in a strip mall like setting and if you blink you can pass it.

laria007, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of cosmo4u
4.53/5  rDev +10%

stopped in here on vacation 8//7/11

Was skeptical about the place from the gimmicky name and outside look. But forgot all my stereotypes as I sat down to see a beer and tap menu ranging over the 50's. I truly needed to ask the waitress for more time because I couldnt decide.
Staff: very friendly, helpful and on point with helpful suggestions.
Atmosphere: perfect for a sports bar yet not the cheap wings and beer feel.
Food: Great for a late sunday dinner ordering a steak and wife had a burger.

Beer: had a Great variety from local breweries as well as the big guns. Covered the BMC as well for those that care.

Have a special beer list called the 100 beers from around the world. Awesome choices

living in NY I think all beer prices anywhere else are cheap, so I cant comment on the prices

cosmo4u, Aug 08, 2011
Photo of damndirtyape
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%

Reviewed before they move to their new place on July 27th....so atmosphere I think you should take with a grain of salt here. I saw the new building today when checking into a hotel and while the building looks to be a step up from where they are at now, my review will be on their current location - so keep it in mind.

Atmosphere: Typical loud, dark sports bar. Stuff on the walls, games at the edges and on the bar, plenty of TVs over the bar. Nothing special really. Music loud and throbbing, but not so loud as to blow out the eardrums.

Quality: Beer quality here is TOP NOTCH. I really have to emphasize how high quality the beer is here. Sure - they have US domestic macros, but they have a wide range of highly rated US craft and international beers here. Whoever stocks their taps and bottle locker on the wall behind the bar knows their stuff.

Service: Can't complain for a Sunday night - not too crowded and got seen by a server within 5 minutes of sitting down. Not pushy, not surly - really just right service, but then again I'm usually easy to please when it comes to ordering and getting food. Food came within 10 minutes of ordering, and the beer within 2-3 minutes of ordering. Again, for a Sunday night - I can't complain.

Selection: Nothing less than amazing. 105 different bottles and 25 beers on tap. Wide range of US and international beers, covering all different styles. Large boards emphasizing the different styles on tap and descriptions of each beer on the several-page bottled beer menu.

Food: Typical American sports bar fare - burgers, sandwiches, hot wings, etc. But...the food is good, at least the burger was. The fries were typical - a bit mushy in the middle and not very crunchy on the outside. Still, I inhaled that burger - nicely juicy and tasty.

Value I thought was reasonable. I got a pint of beer in a Nonic glass and a burger for ~$12. There are some expensive beers in bottles though if you're so inclined.

damndirtyape, Jul 17, 2011
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Winking Lizard Tavern in Independence, OH
91 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.