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Buckeye Beer Engine

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
95
world-class

49 Ratings
Ratings: 49
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 7.16%
Taps: 30
Bottles: 200
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

15315 Madison Ave
Lakewood, Ohio, 44107-4020
United States
phone: (216) 226-2337

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Notes:
Beers brewed by Buckeye Brewing:  http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1837 

(Place added by: irishmoss on 03-15-2007)
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Reviews by scoobybrew:
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scoobybrew

Indiana

4.08/5  rDev -5.8%

I stopped here with my wife on a recent trip to Cleveland. The outside looks like it was a fast food joint previously. As it was around lunchtime, the interior had a lot of natural lighting from the large windows along the front and partially along the sides. They have quite a large bar with plenty of table seating as well. The walls are decorated with a variety of craft and micro signs and banners, giving it a pseudo-sports bar feeling. There was only a manager and one waitress working that afternoon - with the manager seemingly tending to some business with a distributor - so the service was a little slower than perhaps desired. However, this doesn't mean the service was negligent, quite the opposite, but very busy. They had about 30 beers on tap ranging from wheats to Belgians to double IPAs - you name it. There own 'house beers' (smoked kolsch & altbier) were buried in the list and perhaps they should be emphasized a little more because they were tasty. Aside from the taps, there was a very large selection of bottled beers available. The food was very tasty: I had the fried bologna and veggie chips that went extremely well with their house altbier.

Overall, I'd recommend the place if you're stopping for a drink or want to get a sandwich with a beer.

06-21-2008 11:36:05 | More by scoobybrew
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Michigan

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Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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rcjennings

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4.04/5  rDev -6.7%

I have been here several times - where oh where did my review go. Last night’s visit proves this as a long time premiere destination, arguably the best in cleveland. Sizable friendly bar, astute service, reasonable bottles to have or bring home. Good sized patio. Very decent brews of their own. Good sometimes great guest taps

08-02-2013 13:17:47 | More by Sammy
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mhaugo

California

3.73/5  rDev -13.9%

This place is built like an old Jack-in-the-Box converted into a brewpub. The interior is maroon with wood stained highlights. It is decorated with various bottles and tap handles, beer flags, tin advertisements, and neon signs. In the center is a half-moon tarnished wooden bar, supported by a few wooden tables, and ample patio seating. Classic rock that pre-dates all the staff plays on the overhead. The scene is completed by a few televisions, a juke box, and an ATM machine.

Behind the bar is an island that holds most of the bar’s glassware. There are a few tulips available, but it’s mostly shakers. This landmark is flanked by a couple dozen draft handles. Above the facets are televisions that give a live update of everything on draft. There are two casks and an impressive bottle list. The draft list includes Goose Island, Dogfish Head, Flying Dog, Southern Tier, Rogue, Victory, Lagunitas, and Epic. They also have six of their own “Buckeye” beers (they do no brew on-site).

I asked the friendly bartender for a local recommendation and all they had were their beers and one from Columbus Brewing. I had the Buckeye IPA and it was awful. That was kind of disappointing, but overall this is a pretty good beer bar. The certainly had enough handles to be respectable, and a decent bottle menu. I’d come again, but I’d think twice before I ordered another house beer.

06-22-2013 05:24:15 | More by mhaugo
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cratez

Ontario (Canada)

4.58/5  rDev +5.8%

When I visited: May 2012.

What I had: Stoudts Pils (draught), North Coast Ruedrich’s Red Seal Ale (draught), Creamy Cheddar & Ale Soup, Garden Salad and cocktails for the lady.

What I liked: mind-blowing tap list, two cask engines, many hard-to-find draughts and bottles, large comfortable bar, Stanley Cup Playoffs on the flatscreen, good crowd, capable servers, awesome breweriana throughout the interior.

What I disliked: food was average.

Would I go back? Definitely.

Overall Rating: 92

07-22-2012 18:57:06 | More by cratez
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Buckeye Beer Engine in Lakewood, OH
95 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.