McNulty's Bier Markt
Taps: 30 / Bottles: 100
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 39 | Reviews: 34 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by mzwolinski:
4.22/5 rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
I bumped into this place by accident on my most recent trip to Cleveland, on the way to the Great Lakes Brewing Co. It was a Friday afternoon and they didn't open till 4:00, so we came back after having a few beers at GLBC. The GLBC beers were good but rather uninteresting, so we were happy to see the amount of variety on Bier Markt's menu.
We showed up just as the place was opening, and my friend and I were the only two people in the bar. This got us very personal attention from the bartender, who was very friendly and, while not as knowledgable as a lot of the beer geeks on this site, was enthusiastic about good beer and knew enough to steer his way around the bar's reasonable number of taps and impressive bottle collection.
The decor is very hip and young feeling, as is the staff. We sat at the bar, rather than taking advantage of the nice patio with free wifi. Didn't look to see what kind of food was available, but snacked on some bar nuts while we drank.
The stuff on tap was pretty impressive for Cleveland -- Dogfish Head 60 min IPA, St Bernardus Abt 12, La Chouffe, Rare VOS, LaBatt. OK, well, not all the stuff was good. But still -- an impressive set of stuff, and even more in bottles. A bit pricey (6 or so bucks a beer for most things), but so what?
The bartender told me they're planning on expanding the draft selection by another 10-20 taps in the near future. Since they seem to have a very good distributor, I imagine this is going to be very good news.
All in all, a great bar. They just opened up about 6 months ago so they're still in their fledgling stage -- so they need your support! Stop by next time you're in town, have a couple pints, and show your love for a business that's doing good things for craft beer.
05-27-2006 17:51:35 | More by mzwolinski
More User Reviews:
3.91/5 rDev -8.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25 | $$$
Great selection of Belgian and Belgian inspired beer, especially the tap selection. Not the ideal place for a non-Belgian fan. Food is well made, especially the house made sausage on the Big Board. Bartenders know their beer and their food, and are enthusiastic to talk about them. They do a good job of making suggestions to people not familiar with the beers they carry.
02-09-2014 20:17:43 | More by msquared36
3.63/5 rDev -15%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$$
Went in around 2:00 PM on a Saturday. Really cool atmosphere, that mix of industrial, and modern. You weave through the tables to get to the bar, which is pretty large and spacious. Once at the bar, there were about three or four people behind the bar, and not really busy, but it took a couple minutes to be recognized. Friendly, but somewhat elitist. Looking through the beer selection, which was very nice, but kind of run of the mill. Nothing really knocked my socks off. The food menu was nice as well, but ordering the meat/ cheese/ vegetable board for $19 and getting not that much. Not saying it wasn't good, but 3-4 ounces of meat, 4-5 ounces of cheese, and a beet and a cocktail onion for $19 was a bit much. I did enjoy this place, but I was expecting something a bit more the way I hear people talk about it. I just feel it was a bit pricey for about average stuff.
12-29-2012 19:41:44 | More by OWSLEY069
4.2/5 rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Bier Markt is home to the first true Belgian-style beer house in the Cleveland area. The beer selection is what you would expect...Chimays, Trappistes Rochefort, Ommegangs, Duvel and so on alongside some typical Belgian fare such as Pommes Frites (which are outstanding and a must try). The atmosphere is generally low-key/laid back however the place gets loud and busy on Friday and Saturday evenings with a very diverse crowd. The beer selection, while vast, isn't changed up to often. They have weekly handle specials but for the most part, they stick with the same line-up. Service is good during moderately busy hours and they do fairly well keeping up on busy nights. In terms of value, food and most beers are reasonable, however, some of their high alcohol and rare beers are a little more pricey, but not outrageous. Overall, Bier Markt has a key to my heart because it was the place that I first experienced the Belgian-styles that I have come to adore. Its a great place for a date especially if its a quiet evening given their nice plush couches and comfy half-circle booths as well as the area surrounding the rear pool table. Be sure to check out Speakeasy, a cocktail lounge beneath the joint (the way you know it's open is by the chandelier that hangs over the stairwell that leads you to it..if its on, its open.) Cheers!!!
09-24-2012 18:57:17 | More by Stinger80OH
4.38/5 rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Bier Markt is a great value. They have a number of Belgian and domestic beers, many of which are on tap and all of which are very reasonably priced. A few days ago, I had Three Floyds Alpha King, St Bernardus Abt 12 and Bell's Christmas Ale all on tap plus a serving of pommes frites for 28 dollars. Their dipping sauces are pretty good but I've definitely had much better ones but the frites are still really tasty. Worth a visit if you're in the Cleveland Area and right next to Great Lakes Brewing Company and Bier Markt's brother restaurant Market Garden Brewery.
01-11-2012 04:05:07 | More by Hopdaemon39
McNulty's Bier Markt in Cleveland, OH
94 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.