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Buckeye Beer Engine

Not Rated.
Buckeye Beer EngineBuckeye Beer Engine

Taps: 30 / Bottles: 200
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
95
world-class

47 Ratings
Ratings: 47
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 7.39%
$$ - reasonable
[ 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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sitarist

Ohio

4.72/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$

Today was my first visit to the Buckeye Beer Engine. After enjoying their beers which I bought at local retailers; I thoght Id give this place a try. Let me tell you I'm glad that I did.

The atmosphere is inviting. More like a neighborhood bar than a high end beer pub. They have a horseshoe bar with tables along the walls, and an dining area off to the side. The back wall behind the bar has around 30 taps and a price list for what they have on tap.

The quality and selection were both outstanding. The day I went they had 27 beers on tap, two being cask conditioned. Besides having their own beers on tap they had selections from Bells, Bear Republic, Brew Dog, Dark Horse, Dogfish Head, Grimbergen, Ithaca, Lagunitas, Left Hand, North Coast, Ommegang, and others I cant remember. Besides a great selection of draft beers they also had around 200 different bottled beers from around the world. Only two were macros, Pabst and Schlitz.

The service and food were also very good. I would go just for the burgers.

As for the value, I had a glass of beer, a plate of sliders with fries and breaded pickle, a couple samples, and took home a 64 oz growler for under $30 with tip.

I highly recommend this place.

Update:

Ive been back several times and all I can say is this place is dedicated to beer. They have beer dinners, beer breakfasts, Ive had vintage/aged beers there, not to mention 420 Hop Fest is coming up. This really is a great place.

02-15-2010 21:21:06 | More by sitarist
More User Reviews:
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spointon

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-10-2014 18:58:35 | More by spointon
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austina3214

Ohio

5/5  rDev +15.5%

03-06-2014 15:56:19 | More by austina3214
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throwback

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

02-25-2014 22:07:47 | More by throwback
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rcjennings

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-16-2013 00:50:41 | More by rcjennings
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4.04/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | $$$

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%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | $$

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%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5 | $$

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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codyhaskell

Texas

5/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$

I don't have a bad thing to say about Buckeye Beer Engine and highly recommend it to anyone looking for some great beers.

I landed in Cleveland and remembered reading about a couple of bars near the airport and decided to check one out before heading down the road for the week. I opened Google Maps on my phone and simply searched "beeradvocate" to discover Buckeye Beer Engine just a few miles north of CLE.

Madison Street wasn't looking too promising and upon seeing the bar I had my doubts, but they all left my mind upon opening the door and seeing the giant U-shaped bar.

It was just after 5 o’clock and I took a seat at the bar; I was immediately greeted and given both draft and bottle lists in addition to the food menu. The draft list was a more detailed list of their beer board and offered ABV, style, serving vessel, and cost of 4 ounce samples. The bottle list was eight pages long and was separated by style. Both lists included local, national, and international craft beers in all styles.

I ordered the “Hippie Burger” with shoestring fries, both of which I recommend. The burger came with a “breaded pickle” (a fried pickle) which was a bonus and made me think of my Texas home.

By the time I left the bar had started to fill up with all walks of life, both old and young, eating and drinking their fill in a fantastic bar with friendly staff, excellent food, and fantastic beer.

03-14-2012 00:08:25 | More by codyhaskell
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wingedeel

Indiana

4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $

Have been to Buckeye Beer Engine many times,including three times on my recent visit to the Cleveland area.

First off,I have never encountered the short pours the previous reviewer was complaining of.Never.As a matter of fact one of the days we went was my anniversary,and when the bartender heard us toast each other,she gave us both a free beer.And we arent locals.Pretty classy.

The beer selection is great,and prices are pretty reasonable.They always have had a fantastic selection,and a few things I have not tried,which is not easy in my case.

Service is friendly,food is fantastic.

Highly recommended.

12-14-2011 18:44:09 | More by wingedeel
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Buckeye Beer Engine in Lakewood, OH
95 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.