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Maumee Bay Brewing Company

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Maumee Bay Brewing CompanyMaumee Bay Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.9/5
Based on:
69 Beers
891 Ratings
Place Score: 89
Ratings: 70
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.73%
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

27 Broadway
Toledo, Ohio, 43604
United States
phone: (419) 243-1302

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

The brewpub/restaurant has a lot character. It is set in the second floor an old 19th Century hotel that also houses several other businesses, including a steakhouse, pastery shop, pub, restaurant and brewery. Each of these are very distinctive. It also contains a wonderful collection of beer memorabilia in the Toledo Brewing Hall of Fame & Museum. The glassed-in copper colored mash tun and kettle are the defining features of the pub. The Tap Room (bar) on the main floor (second floor) also has a mixed old world new world character with brick walls and new wood tables and chairs both raised and regular height.. The wood bar is located on the far wall with a large selection of spirits and booze in front of a large mirrored wall. They serve only Maumee Bay beers with 11 taps flowing, some regular, others seasonal.

Most of the beers are very good. For food, the specialty of the house is pizza, baked in a wood fired oven. The menu is pretty full featured and diverse, since it is adjoined by at least 2 resturants. I have sampled many items from the menu and found the food to be good but not great. The prices are very reasonable and I highly recommend this place for a good drinking and dining experience.

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Photo of Amberluvsbeer
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Living in NWOH now I guess this is my hometown brewery. That's not a bad thing though. This place is super cool. It's a great brewery set up in one of the coolest buildings in the coolest part of Toledo downtown. It's a historical building made all of brick and wood with old settings and fixtures. I love the architecture of the whole place. When you go inside there's lots of space and places to sit either at tables, booths or the bar. Or you could sit in one of the very nice rooms next to the main room. One is an old ballroom and one has a view looking out at the MLK brisge if I'm not mistaken. That room has a view of the brick ovens too along with green glass and stained glass windows and dividers. There are 10 taps I think. I like the beer here and this brewery is really bringing it. I understand they didn't use to be all that great but now they have beers that are good to fantastic. The food is delicious and I like the way they cook it. Burgers pizza apps and dessert, it's all good. The service is always friendly and usually quick. The only time I ever went and it wasn't quick was when it's really busy. They also know the beer there. It's always annoying to go to a restaurant and the server doesn't know the beer. It's 100x worse at a brewpub. But everyone here knows the beer and every one seems to have a favorite. They have to try all of them as part of the job and I agree with that. The value is also very good. Most pints are around 4 bucks and some are less and they also offer some as 12 oz pints or 10 oz snifters and let you choose which.

Photo of Jay43613
2.43/5  rDev -38%
vibe: 3 | quality: 1.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3

The brewery is in an old warehouse that is part of 3 restaurants. The wood-fired pizza is pretty good to eat, along with the appetizers (if they have them in stock). The quality of beer would not warrant my return for the pizza though. There are plenty of pizza bars in the area that serve on-craft brew that is pretty close to what you're going to get for beer selection.

Photo of watzo99
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Came in from Detroit (about an hour drive) and stopped here to check out the brew pub. The atmosphere and service were both excellent. We were there shortly after opening at 3pm and it was very sparsely populated. The paraphernalia on the walls will entertain and possibly even educate you.

I had their Rye Level Double IPA in a snifter (very nice) as well as their regular IPA (a good, respectable IPA). Also had the giant pretzel appetizer which could easily feed 2-3 people (it's HUGE) and a cup of chili, which was excellent (perfectly spicy!). Cannot comment on the entrees or other food on the menu, but the overall pub experience was a good one and well worth the time to check this place out.

Photo of Yetiman420
3.33/5  rDev -15.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Stop # 336 on my world brewery/brewpub tour.

Visited in the late evening for dinner with a coworker who order what turned out to be a massively delicious piece of carrot cake as an appetizer. May have been the highlight of the visit.

Second attempt at visiting Maumee. The first time my beer buddy and I were denied on a Saturday afternoon which I thought was odd to be closed at a time like that.

It's located in a large historic brick building in a "quiet" part of downtown Toledo. Not much going on in the area but was quite busy on this Thursday night. Nice view of the vintage brewing gear and and plenty of breweriana to take in as part of the atmosphere.

Took a while to get my first round of samplers (as well as the carrot cake). Lots of bartenders but they all appeared to be chatting up patrons sitting at the bar.

Beers I went with...
Pale
Blood Orange Hefe (sounds better than it is)
Red Ale
Blitzen (leftover holiday ale with cinnamon on glass rim)
Rye 2 x IPA
Dry Irish Stout (best beer of the bunch)
Chocolate Cherry Porter (complete with cherry sprinkles)
Breakfast Stout

The beers were mostly average and I'm still not sure how I feel about the cinnamon and sprinkles as special effects on my beer. Samples were $.75 and $1.00 which was nice.

We also split a pizza which was pretty good.

Photo of buckeyerob
4.65/5  rDev +18.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

This is my hometown brewpub which I visit on a weekly basis. Quality of both beer and food is very good to excellent. Favorite beers include:IPA, Glass City Pale Ale, Amarillo Brillo(double IPA) and right now they have a very good Irish Red. There is a seasonal brown out right now(cant remember the name) and 2 other seasonals are coming in the next few weeks. Buckeye is an old Toledo favorite. IPA( bombers) and Buckeye(12 packs) are bottled and sold at retail establishments. Thursday is growler refill night and they have pizza specials on their release party days. These are not advertised very well but they do happen. Food and service has gotten much better since the new management team took over! Brick oven pizzas, greek salads, burgers, and ribs are some of my favorite foods. They have excellent potato chips and pretzels if you're looking for a snack. Flat screens are in the bar room and there is a separate dining room. Building itself has a great feel to it-very old, lots of beer "stuff"all over the place. If you show Walleye or Mud Hen tickets they will give you 15% off your bill(they did in previous seasons when they were not as busy not sure for 2011 Mud Hens). If in Downtown Toledo check out Maumee Bay Brewing Company!

Photo of tat2dhllblly
4.7/5  rDev +19.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

This is one of my favorite places to go and spend time with family and friends!!

The atmosphere is great with the beer history stuck in every nook and cranny. It is great just to spend time looking around and seeing every bottle, glass and can. I find a new one that I did not see the time before everytime.

The beer has always impressed. The only one that I never cared for is their Buckeye Beer. All of their other offerings are imaginative without being to radical to fall outside of the style guidelines. Special marks goes out to their DIPA and Barleywine!!! My wife loves their Hazelnut Porter.

the food has never disappointed. From the appetizers to main courses is great. Their personal wood fire pizzas will never let you down.

The staff is always friendly and helpful.

I suggest going on a Monday night and playing their free bar wide Trivia game and enjoying some great beer and company!!

Photo of JamnesCameron
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Visited the other night with a few of my employees. Out of the box a little disappointing - Buckeye, Octoberfest and the amber were out. How do you run out of your signature beer?

Atmosphere was pretty cool. Brewerania all over the walls from the brewing history of Toledo. Very high ceilings, gives it a wide open feel. Very inviting.

Quality was hit or miss. IPA and Kolsch were good. Glass City Pale Ale was infected or else they had dirty lines.

Bar service was very good. Food service was slower then molasses in January, as noted by several of reviews. Also, kitchen got my steak wrong, but the bartender/waiter was quick to take it back for me. Then took forever to get another one, which is marks off because I ordered it very, very rare.

Beer and food menu selection was good. and the food, when I finally got to eat, was very good.

Prices were pretty good too, not too expensive. Two beers, a growler, and a steak for $40.

I'll be back.

Maumee Bay Brewing Company in Toledo, OH
89 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.