Maumee Bay Brewing Company
Active Beers: 58
Beer Ratings: 780
Beer Avg: 3.89
Taps: / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 61 | Reviews: 43 | Display Reviews Only:
4.55/5 rDev +16.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I stopped in here w/ HellsBells24 after stopping at The Andersons and before the Mudhens game. We definitely made a great choice stopping here.
Atmosphere: This has the best atmosphere of any brewpub I've ever been too. The building was old school brick and has been around since the 1850's. This place is like a museum for old beer signs, lights, bottle, glasses, cans, openers, etc...I've never seen such an amazing selection of old signs, bottles, beer memorabilia. If you have been drinking beer for a long time, you will see some things you haven't seen in a while. There are a few TVs on the wall and by the bar and the brewing equipment is visable from all parts of the bar and sitting area.
Quality: Everything we had here was high quality. From the beers to the food to the service, all of it was top notch.
Service: The service was very good. The bar tender gave us a few samples of the beers not part of the sampler, our beers, water, food all came out real quick. The bartender was knowlegdable of all the beers, which was nice. They also have a shuttle service that is free to the Mudhens games (you just have to tip the driver). They drive and pick you up right in front of the stadium. The driver was going to recommend some places for us to check out if we were staying in town for the night.
Selection: They had a nice selection of beer and food. For the beers, they had Buckeye Beer (a very nice lager), a pale ale, a Centennial IPA on the hand pull, a malty red and vienna lager, a saison, and a oak aged cherry stout. We took a growler to the cherry stout to go. All of the beers were good, especially the stout, buckeye, and IPA. They had a nice and reasonable food menu that had plenty of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, pizza, and a few main dishes. We split a chicken, pepper, and pesto pizza and a pepperoni, spicy sausage, and green pepper pizzas. They were some of the best pizzas I've had at any restaurant and were very reasonable at 8.95 each. They had a beer for everyone....light, hoppy, malty, etc....They also had a full bar for the non beer drinkers.
Food: The pizzas we had (also above) was very good and reasonable.
Value: Like I mentioned above, the prices here are quite reasonable. All the food was under $10 except for the main dishes and the beer was $4.50 for a six beer sampler, $3.50 for a pint, or $8.75 for a pitcher.
Overall: This was one of the best brewpubs I've every been to and I've been to some nice ones. The atmosphere was the nicest, and the food and beers were very good too. Anyone going through Toledo or wanting to make a day trip (stopping at a few beer stores too), this is worth the stop. Its also not too far off I-75, which is nice. Highly, highly recommended.
08-19-2007 18:45:17 | More by northernbrews
3.93/5 rDev +0.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
I stopped here for a late lunch on a return business trip from Michigan.
The building that houses the brewery is exceptional. It is part of an old complex of brick buildings. You walk down a small flight of stairs to the main entrance to the brewery. When you enter you are greeted by a hostess who directs you to the main bar and restaurant on the second floor. (Their is a sports bar on the first floor but it was closed.)
There is a great collection of breweriana displayed on each floor as well as up the stairway and in the bar.
The main bar has a collection of antique cans on the wall, a display case of old bottles and glasswear, and a great collection of old beer signs on the walls and behind the bar. Even the small hallway to the restrooms has two display cases of antique bottles.
I tried the sampler and all the beers were good according to style but not exceptional. They had a pale ale, a lager, a stout, a saison, an IPA, and "Buckeye Beer". The IPA was on cask and was clearly the best of the bunch. I had a full one in addition to the sampler.
They had a nice selection of food and it was good.
I didn't check it out but there was a large dining room beyond the bar room.
If I lived in the area I would spend a good deal of time here. I really liked the atmosphere.
I would recommend this place and will definitely return if I am in the area again.
07-16-2007 02:46:03 | More by cueball52
4.38/5 rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Sampled all their beers. They were all good.
The Cask IPA was exceptional!
Buckeye Beer, is a Czech Pilsener. I would call this a three point seven five out of five.
Dry Stout, is a Irish Dry Stout- I would call this athree point seven five out of five.
The rest were all three point five out of five
Easy to get to right down town. I wish I knew more about this place. They need a web site. I was staying down townand went for a jog and "stumbled" upon it. Glad I did.
People who worked their knew beers!
Pizza looked realy good. I didn't try it, but a couple who was sitting at the bar said it was excellent. Only had time for the six samplers and two IPA's.
Look forward to going back when I have more time.
05-30-2007 03:01:13 | More by chipsbr
3.73/5 rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I stopped by this place on my way to points east. For those of you on the road and interested in stopping in, I found this place to be a very easy detour from the Ohio Turnpike (I80/I90). It took me no more than 10 minutes from the highway.
I'd never been to Toledo before. The city wasn't too much to look at, but the building that the brewery was in was pretty cool looking.
The hostess let me into the bar (and the bartendress served me) 10 minutes before they opened which was nice of them. She seemed busy and not very chatty, but was quite pleasant. The atmosphere of the place is very cool; it is an upscale restaurant, but you have to walk by the aging tanks to get the bar upstairs and the walls are strewn with all kinds of beer memorabilia...pretty cool.
I only had one beer, the cask conditioned IPA, which was quite good. I sampled the root beer (also made on site), which was also quite good. I wish I had more time to spend here, but unfortunately I had a timetable to keep! Perhaps I'll get to it again on the way home.
12-23-2006 21:12:02 | More by BeerBelcher
4.25/5 rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Stopped in a couple weeks ago.
Matt the bartender was knowledgeable, friendly and knew his beers.
The beer selection was fine and, unlike many brewpubs I've been to in the region, they weren't out of any of their styles.
I had the IPA, Stout and samples of much more. Everything tasted great, the stout was excellent. The others were all good examples of their styles.
Food selection was a little disappointing with mostly pizza and bar type food, but the nachos were quite tasty.
The staff was friendly and efficient. I highly recommend this place.
12-03-2006 04:21:26 | More by masterbruewer
3.98/5 rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Maumee Bay Brewing Co is located on Broadway right off the bridge. There is limited parking in a small lot and on the street out front, plus another gravel lot across the street. The building is a nice brick structure and the entrance is down a flight of steps.
Inside is one of the most impressive breweriana collections I have seen, with much of it devoted to the history of Maumee Bay. It is everywhere, not just relegated to one area. The bar is upstairs with many seats that offer great views of the bay. The lower floor is all restaurant seating.
Maumee Bay offers 7 beers on tap, from staples like Buckeye Beer, to a Dry Stout and all the typical offerings in between. They also feature a cask beer regularly along with a seasonal or two. The beers are also available in a sampler.
Service here was just fine on a slow early Monday afternoon. Our server doubled as the bartender and still had plenty of time to explain the beers and make food recommendations.
Pizza was what was recommended, and that was what we had. The brick oven BBQ chicken/carmelized onion pizza I had was stellar, and complemented the beer very well.
Being the only brewpub in Toledo alone makes this place a must-visit. While the beers are average for the most part, adding the great atmosphere, historic perspective and good food makes this place worth seeking out for any beer lover in the Northwestern part of the state.
10-15-2006 02:43:03 | More by Dogbrick
3.55/5 rDev -9.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$
Visit Maumee Bay with my wife and have a good time. We had trouble finding this place becauce it is in The Oliver House Restaurant Complex. Once we found the place, we went upstairs admiring all the beer artifacts. We sat at the bar and the bartender was very informative about the establishment and very attended.The beer was really good especially their cask condition ale. My wife had their wheat ale and was impressed. We ordered some apps. which were decent. Great place to visit for food, service and of course their really good brews.
09-27-2006 00:52:58 | More by GimpyCane
3.8/5 rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5 | $$
I have spent some time in both the bar Mutz and the resaraunt and this is a wonderful place. The bar is not as appealing as the restaraunt but the beer is good here. The restaraunt has a brewing hall of fame and a beer museum. It is very cool. All the beers here are quite good and the only handcrafted brews in Toledo. Definitely my favorite place to drink in Toledo.
I spent my time in the Bar section of the Brewing Company, this is called Mutz. I thought this was a very cool bar. It spanned a section of two buildings and had a courtyard that was in the middle of them with tables and kareokee. This was a bar if I'd ever seen one. Peanuts on all the tables, shells on the floor. The service here wasn't very good but then I guess you have to think, this is a bar, at least there is service. The food was ok, nothing to boast about. The beer was pretty good. My friend and I split pitchers on a thursday, $3.00 pitchers. We got their dopplebock and their pale ale. They were both pretty good. I would definitely go to this place again. I could definitely go for thier dopple bock again, and I will have to try their stout.
07-09-2005 18:51:28 | More by Ellbert
3.48/5 rDev -11.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.5 | $$$
maumee bay brewing company is located in the nice, touristy (if tourists ever came there) area of toledo. first let me say this town is an absolute pit of misery. this is a highlight, however, and adds some life to the downtown area here.
first, we went for food. the upstairs dining room is a bright, naturally-lit open space with 20 or so booths and 20 or so tables. the supposed 'view' does include a bridge and the bay, but mostly the oversized empty parking lot in the rear of the building. i had the 'spicy italian' wood-fired pizza.. it was good, not great (im a new haven native).. my sig. other had the "special", which was advertised as a seafood plate of scallops, lobster and some other nice seafood in a light garlic cream sauce. picture that in your head. yummy. well, when it arrived, the seafood was chopped to tiny bits and the sauce was thicker than sausage gravy. atrocious and a waste of (what probably wasn't) good seafood. i ordered a tripel after dinner.. came in an imperial pint, available in pitchers. 10.6%?!?!?!? i joked with the waitress about this and she got it, relaying the fact that the staff knows but they were never told to pour light and so thats how it is. service was good though.
the best part of this place is mutz, the attached lounge.. think it was mutz, or mugz, or something like that. right off of the dining room.. the best collection of brewerania i've ever seen in a bar.. vintage coasters, cans, bottles, growlers on display. even beer artifacts, including a bottle of the first beer ever brewed in toledo, found during the construction of the brewpub. nice high ceilings, comfortable couches.. not at all crowded.. pool table and small bar with lots of cool light-up signs behind it.
i would go here if i lived in town, will never detour again just to hit it up.
05-06-2005 22:06:46 | More by goodbyeohio
3.53/5 rDev -9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Maumee Bay is Toledo's original brewpub. I love the use of the old building. This is essentially three operations rolled into one. First is the main dining room. With a view of the high level bridge and the Maumee river, its a good setting for a romantic evening, or a nice family meal. The second section is the upstairs pub. Its still very nice, just a little less formal. Much of the breweriana colletion is in the pub. The final part is Mutz. Mutz is a dive bar, brewery hybrid. You can play pool, pinball, darts, or just relax. (and I don't mean dive in a negative sense) They all share the same kitchen and brewery, they just each have there own atmosphere.
The menu has your basic brewpub favorites. The full menu is only available in the main dining room, Mutz serves sandwiches, pizzas, and munchies. The wood fired pizzas are very good, the artichoke dip just average. The beer still can be a bit inconsistant. Last night, the stout was quite good, and the brown was okay. At Mutz, they have just two taps, but do offer the full beer line. (it takes just a little extra time to get em)
Overall, this is a good brewpub, and it has the potential to be great.
03-05-2005 18:33:49 | More by frazbri
Maumee Bay Brewing Company in Toledo, OH
88 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.