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Maumee Bay Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Maumee Bay Brewing CompanyMaumee Bay Brewing Company
Based on:
76 Beers
1,172 Hads
Place Score: 88
Reviews: 45
Visits: 79
Avg: 3.91
pDev: n/a
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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Reviews: 45 | Visits: 79
Photo of proc
4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

The building that houses this gem used to be a pre-Civil War Hotel. Its now a brewery, sports bar, restaurant, etc. and does a fine job at all of those roles. Bob the manager was very friendly and gave us a few beer history lessons while showing our group around the "Beer Museum" and showing us the brew room. The beer selection is good, but not expansive and the wait staff was extremely attentive and friendly. The story of the building being actually "haunted" by ghosts, coupled with good beer and food, makes this a nice stop. I'll be back.

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Photo of marburg
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

A real nice spot in Toledo, which is, of course, just an hour away from many of the Detroit suburbs. Bob, the manager, and his staff accomodated a large group of 15 or so BAs this afternoon for beer and food. He also took us on a tour of their brewing facilities and talked a little bit about the history of the building, which now also houses the Toledo Brewing Hall of Fame and "museum," a sizeable personal collection of beer memorabilia from the past several decades.

The interior -- and exterior, really -- is nearly unparalleled in terms of character and charm. It's a two story facility with a beautiful decor that screams "comfort" -- and "beer!"

The beer is a bit better than average, though you can tell that they really take pride in it, keeping their facility as clean and nice as possible. The chow was pretty nice as well. Certainly no complaints. The selection is fairly limited -- 9 beers on tap -- compared to some of the larger spots I've been to lately. But this was a great spot for a nice pint.

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Photo of ChappyCubsFan
3.54/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Located right on the Maumee River in Downtown Toledo, and just a few blocks from Fifth Third Field, home of the Toledo Mud Hens. This place has the most incredible display of breweriana I have ever seen in one place. It was like walking into a beer museum, beginning with the ground floor's old beer advertising signs. Upstairs was a great collection of old beer bottles and a pint glass collection, and just dozens of interesting beer novelties. I tried the IPA and the ale. They were OK, I've had better ales in Ohio and Michigan. I didn't stay long but wish I had, as it was a nice, friendly environment and one of the worst thunder storms I've ever driven through lasted from the time I left Toledo all the way to South Bend, Indiana.

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Photo of Biere
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

This is by far one of my favorite brew-pubs anywhere in the midwest. Most brew-pubs tend to have more of a focus on the restaurant side of the business, brewing only a few common styles of beer such as a pale, a red, a stout, and a light. Indeed, Maumee Bay Brewing has these styles, plus many more styles such as a wonderful Kolsch, a delicious Vanilla Bean Stout, a delicate IPA, and more. The Glass City Pale and the Fallen Timbers Red are absolutely excellent examples of their respective styles. Next to the Maumee Brewing Company is bar called Mutz. I can see why some reviewers and older people would not care for this type of bar. However, I think that this is one of the best bars in all of Toledo. Its always fun with a lively crowd with a couple of pool tables, a shuffle board table, and a play station 2. There are plenty of peanuts and the only $5 pitchers on Thursdays, quite a bargain for quality craft brew. Yes, they do serve Bud Light, etc. but that helps keep the clientelle well balanced and a fun atmosphere.

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Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

This is a pre- Civil War building, beautifully preserved, updated with modern amenities, and well cared for. The original brick, exposed framework, and use of wood all make this a great housing for a brewpub. The main bar is of heavy oak with a copper top and all encased in thick epoxy. Exquisite and easily maintained.

The service here is quite good, but I found both the beer and the food to be wanting. Just something too average about both. A shame really because I could see GLBC making something huge of a venue like this.

The main barroom houses the Toledo Brewing Hall of Fame honoring the 10 home town breweries since 1840. This includes photos and drawings of those operations along with biographies and period stories of the brewing families. Frankly, I had never heard of any of them which explain why none of them seemed to survive past the first half of the Twentieth Century.

This location also houses huge numbers of cans, bottles, and beeriana from the past. Most of the collection was acquired at the sale of assets from the demise of Oldenburg. I was assured that the visible collection is small compared with what's in storage. Wow!

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Maumee Bay Brewing Company in Toledo, OH
88 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.