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Buckeye Beer Engine

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Buckeye Beer EngineBuckeye Beer Engine
BA SCORE
96
world-class

56 Ratings
Ratings: 56
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 7.39%
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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Photo of Beerpiggie
3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of mhaugo
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.

Photo of bamadog
3.74/5  rDev -13.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

Checked this place out on a recent trip to Cleveland for the BA Blackout Stout release. Not bad, but probably wouldn't be a place I'd frequent.

Atmosphere: It wasn't awful, but kind of reminiscent of a college-type kind of bar, something that I'm just not really interested in frequenting a whole lot. A little loud and there were some folks getting pretty hammered on hard liquor next to us that insisted on spinning trays on their fingers.

Quality/Selection: Pretty nice overall with a really solid variety on tap. This would be what would keep me coming back if anything would. They've also got cask brews available as well, so for me, that's pretty interesting as there's not really a ton around me here in the greater Cincinnati area. They've also got beer to go and a pretty well-stocked cooler, so even if I didn't look to hang out here, it would likely be a place I could swing by for some decent beers to stock my fridge with.

Service: Hard to judge this especially accurately because I've only been there once, but they weren't especially busy and we seemed to be largely ignored because of the table full of people getting hammered next to us (mentioned above). I'd like to think that all tables would get some form of service though.

Photo of DuqTroops
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

My wife and I wanted to try something new on the east side for dinner one evening. We came over here last week (looks like Buckeye Beer Engine) has been open less than a month. The service was the best part of our experience.

The food was not overly great as other people have mentioned it. I am a huge fan of bbq and meat. The brisket, hog wing and cheeseburger was not up to what they made it out to be. The popcorn shrimp was too unique for the establishment, too. The shrimp were soaked in an asian sauce without indicating so on the menu - surprise!

The beer was decent. Most of the offers you can get in other areas, the rarest beer would have to be the North Coast on draught.

Service was awesome. The bartender was extremely nice as well as the wait staff. Establishment still needs to be renovated a little more, too - restrooms are in a weird spot (downstairs).

Photo of MbpBugeye
3.79/5  rDev -12.5%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Stopped here after Fat Head's on my random trip to Cleveland. It was a sleepy, windy Monday afternoon.

This place is tough to spot. Its very unassuming and barely has any signage. Luckily it has its own parking lot.

The interior is nothing to write home about. Kinda dim, full of dark wood and corny, old chairs and bar stools. The beer menu is one of those black dry erase boards. The place is small-ish. I really did get envious over the beer related decorations that adorned the walls. The outer walls display empty bottles and tap handles. Being the nerd that I am I enjoyed looking at them all. There are awesome, and probably very rare, posters and signs all over the place from breweries from all over the world.

Again, it was a Monday afternoon so there were only a handful of other people and one bartender. We had no problem being helped though.

When we sat down we were given the beer list. And what a list it is! I've heard that this place has the best bottle list in the state. That's no undersatement! The bottle list was 9 pages! There's so much beer on that list that I could almost never come to a decision. The prices on this list seemed all over the place. Looking at the to go prices, some bottles were very cheap. Often times around $2-$3 less than what I'm used to paying. But other times a bottle is around $4 MORE than what I'm used to seeing. Its pretty strange, but might have to do with turn over and specifics that pertain to each certain beer.

Either way, that bottle list blew me away. Some things were there that I've never once seen on shelves in Columbus.

The tap list was good too. Mostly house brews but they had a lot of guest taps, many of which I was unfamiliar with. They seem to enjoy bringing in very obscure beers, and they do a good job of it. They had many Buckeye beers that are not bottled. Prices for the tap stuff was very low, especially for house beers.

I had the only selection from their cask that was pumping that day. It was Buckeye Engine Mild and it was the single best mild I've ever had. Down right stellar.

This is another one that I'll never again miss when I'm up on the lake. The atmosphere is pretty dive-ish but these people know beer.

Photo of alebird
3.8/5  rDev -12.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

SHORT POURS. Need I say more? I'll say it again: SHORT POURS. I sat at the bar recently and watched pint after pint after pint be filled with at least an inch of foam, which effectively made each glass about a 12 oz serving. I even continued to watch the glasses around the bar to see how low the foam settled, just to be sure of what I was seeing. (I was drinking out of snifters.) SHORT POURS on top of prices already on the pricey side don't leave a good taste in one's mouth. SHORT POURS suck. I've been here a half dozen times and the beer selection is above average, the burgers are great, but the beers are a tad on the pricey side. SHORT POURS are the reason Alebird wont be back anytime soon. There are too many alternatives out there for drinking fine beer and not getting a SHORT POUR. Not slamming this place out of malice. Many good things about this place, but if you're going to charge me for a pint of beer, I better get a pint of beer. Without actually measuring one, I suspect the snifters were SHORT, too. If your money is tight and you're looking for a couple of pints of beer, all you'll get here are SHORT POURS, so be warned.

Photo of ShareANevada
3.94/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

What a treat!

Friends brought me here on a recent visit, and I have to say, I was quite impressed! Cleveland obviously embraces real beer culture much more than Cincinnati (with all its German brewing heritage, even).

I expected : A Brewpub, a selection of their local offerings.

I got: Much, much more.

On a weekend night, it was fairly busy, somewhat noisy, and possibly the crowd was a bit younger than me. Not the ambiance of a true 'date spot', but who cares! I was here for beer!

Besides a number of tap handles featuring local and micros, and some great imports, I was really impressed when
I got my hands on the beer list. Nothing fancy, a computer-run-off packet, stapled together. I think it was organized by state or country. The real beauty is that they show both the bar price, and the carry out price, both striking me as pretty darn reasonable. Maybe a bit more for carryout than what you might find in a store, but not much. And they offered beers that can hardly be found in a store. I'm sure I've never found Pannepot available for carryout before!

As soon as I got to the second page of the list, I realized I needed a pen! I made my list, and presented it to the bartender, who knowledgeably informed me that they were out of one of my choices, no biggee. I was glad to not have your average CMB barmaid looking at you disgusted for ordering beers she can't pronouce. She quickly filled my request, and totaled me up, while serving my in house choice alongside. Dandy.

Although we didn't eat, (saving room, right?) my friend noted that the food was very good here as well.

Will I be back? Sooner than later.

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UPDATE:
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Second visit:

Man this place makes me wish I lived in cleveland! On tap last night:
Barrel Aged Bigfoot
Boon Oude Geuze
Lindemanns Framboise
St Louis Framboise
Heavy Seas Below Decks
Weyerbacher Double Simcoe
Simcoe Stoopid
Victory Hop Wallop
Bells HopSlam
Buckeye Brewing Beers (Hippie, Heidi, 76, Gold Smoke)
Magic Hat
Hop Rod Rye
Mojo Risin
Hop Sun

Two Hearted and another Bells on Cask
Not to mention the availability of Cantillon, both Pannepots, t'Smisje, a number of De dolle's (including specials), and so so much more available in bottles (and priced for carryout, THANK YOU)

Photo of Mxsluis
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Cuban wrap was awesome. Beer selection good. I look forward to returning.

Photo of squaremile
4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

The is one of the better beer places in Cleveland, if not the best. What it lacks in atmosphere it makes up in selection and quality. The room feels like any other west side bar, and it leaves a lot to be desired. But take a look at the taplist and all of that quickly changes. Servers were attentive but not annoying and overall it was a nice place to have an evening of drinking. Cleveland has an emerging beer scene and this place really seems like a cornerstone of that. I'd like to check it out next time they have a special event tasting as well.

Photo of Sammy
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

Photo of scoobybrew
4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

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.

Photo of Kegatron
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

We stopped by here late last August on a run through Cleveland and we had such a solid time that I wanted to drop a positive BeerFly on them. The outside of this place is kind of unassuming from the outside, looking like a former Pizza Hut, but we were quite surprised by the inside. The interior screams "beer bar" with a lot of bright light and wood with tons of breweriana on the walls that gives off a welcoming vibe. A nice looking half-circle bar sits in the middle with plenty of seating and a couple of TVs for sports watching. This is just a nice all around atmosphere for enjoying beer.

The beer selection here was very good. 27 taps in total with 2 cask offerings and a fairly extensive bottle list. The tap list consisted of a nice mix of American Craft beer (including at least 4 beers from Buckeye Brewing) along with some solid Imports as well. I was pleased to see that all was served in appropriate glassware as well. Prices varied with the local Buckeye brews going for around $3.75 a pint while some of the Imports were more expensive. I think I paid around $6.24 for a 10 oz of Alvinne Extra Restyled IPA. As far as food went, we were lucky enough to be able to stop in on a Sunday morning and take advantage of the brunch that they offer. Lots of good options but I went with the BBQ omelet with pulled pork, mustard BBQ sauce, and pepper jack cheese. It was very tasty and filling and worth the $7 I paid for it considering that it also came with potatoes and toast. Service was commendable as well, being both knowledgeable and prompt despite it being quite busy at times during our visit.

This was a solid stop that exceeded our expectations and I would recommend it to anybody that is passing through the Lakewood area. Heck, you can team it up with a trip to the nearby Rozi's for a great local beer experience. I know that we'll be definitely be stopping back by again.

Photo of Deuane
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

A small but well laid out place. A nice U shaped bar with plenty of table seating around in little nooks and crannies. Brewerania stuff abounds on the walls.

The bartender was pleasant and responsive when we needed another round. More than happy to give us a sample of this and that when asked.

Everything we had seemed fresh, no problems concerning the quality.

With 27 taps, 2 beer engines and 125+ bottles how could you go wrong. Maybe a few more taps and this place would get a 5 from me. Nice to see a few, 3 or 4, Buckeye beers available along side some real heavy hitters. Clipper City Peg Leg Stout on cask, a few Rogue offerings and nice, Ommegang Rouge!

In addition to drinking in they offer good pricing on beer to go as well.

We had eaten lunch erlier up the street at Melt so food was not in the cards during this visit, maybe next time.

FOOD EDIT:Visited on a our return trip from Michigan on 12/1/08. Hit the BBE at lunch and enjoyed the $5 sandwhich and a side menu. For $5...and that includes tax...you get to choose from one of half dozen sandwiches and the same amount of sides. I got a BLT wrap and spicy tomato bisque. Both of which were full sized and very tasty.

Overall a very good beer bar I will certainly visit again when in the area. With close proximity to Rozi's, Melt and I-90 how could you go wrong?

Photo of adamette
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

There is a great S shaped bar with about 30 chairs, 27 taps and 129 bottles available for purchase. In addition there are 12 tables and 4 booths for an estimated seated capacity of about 125 with a complete capacity of about 150. This is a MUCH smaller place than I thought it might be when I read about it online. My wife and I made a special trip to check it out tonight.

A Very good for a small place. Lots of beer signs, bottle lined the walls and current selections were clearly listed on a chalkboard above the bar. We arrived at about 6 30 pm on a Friday and there were still 7 to 8 tables available. That was not the case 45 minutes later as there were people waiting to be seated in this place that was the size of maybe a McDonald's. I could have done without the neon signs but really a nice atmosphere awaits.

Q Fair to good in my opinion. There is "bar food" but they make their own potato chips (get them!) and they had a nice "Oktoberfest" special list of German foods. The food was pretty good but portions were small I thought. The quality of the beer, however, raises the bar and it is excellent.

Service: It was fine. Our waitress Linda was pretty good, kept our water filled nicely and was attentive to the four beers that I ordered. She even provided a good description of cask ales upon my request.

Selection. Beer: excellent. Food fair to good again. They make their own potato chips (a big plus since they are so good!) but otherwise they have a basic selection, not unlike the Winking Lizard which is a chain bar/restaurant. Again, I did appreciate the German offerings in celebration of Oktoberfest. Beer selection is really very good. See the numbers above. Out of the 27 taps I had previously had two of them and out of the 129 bottles I had maybe 30 of those. Really great beer selection.

Food. I have been commenting on it all along...I will let you read above.

Value: Wife and I had sandwich and fries/chips and I had 4 premium beers and the tab was $43.00. I think that is very good. No beers and it would have been about $20.

Addendum 10 11 09: The selection of on tap beers and available bottles at Bucheye Beer Engine is world class. Anything less than a 5.0 rating is wrong. I am updating my rating from the previous (and wrong) 4.5 to the correct 5.0

Photo of AltBock
4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Buckeye Beer Engine is located on the corner of Arthur Ave and Madison. It's 3 blocks on the left from Warren Rd. I had a hard time finding this place because they didn't have any sign out near the street stating what business this is. Oh, they had a big white pole near the road, but there was nothing on it. They didn't even have any letters on top of the building. I later found out that all they had was just a little black flag in the window. The only thing that caught my eye from the road after I passed it the second time was the few neon craft beer lights they have in the window. I'll tell you what, it doesn't look like a bar on the outside. It looks more like a fast food joint (it probably was before the Beer Engine took it over) that Buckeye Brewing turned into their brewpub/bar. They have a relatively small free parking lot on the left side. If it's full, you can park for free on Madison, but I wouldn't do that, unless you like your car being smashed by another car. It looks small on the outside, but it's bigger on the inside. On the inside, they decorated the place with the usual beer signs and neon lights. Above the bar, their lights are made out of old Buckeye beer bottles. They have a big old wooden bar that can probably seat up to about 10-20 people. If you don't want to sit at the bar, they have some of those high tables and chairs around the bar. I noticed they have a small alcove on the far left that looks very similar to what an authentic German beer restaurant would look like. It had small wooden tables, wood booths, and a wall that was decorated with German beer signs, banners, and beer bottles. Good luck if you're trying to find the bathroom. You have to go down two flights of stairs to a hallway filled with kegs, pass the room that's going to be their sports bar (?), down another hallway, and then it will be on your right.

Their service was great. When I went, it was almost dead in there. When it finally started filling up with beer loving patrons, they still were pretty fast serving beer pints and burgers as fast as they could. The 2 bartenders that were there when I went, knew a lot about the beer they sell and even one of them gave me a small history lesson on cask conditioned beers. They also offer a bar tap list that lists all the beers they have, information about the beer, and even tasting notes. If you ask nicely, they MIGHT give you a free sample.

I didn't have any food this time, but their menu is just filled with a few appetizers, burger/sandwiches, and a few dinners. Not the biggest menu around, but it's OK. I didn't see how big the burger/sandwiches were, but I thought were pricey. They range from $6 to $10, with the average price of $8.50. They better be some big tasty hamburgers for that price.

I counted 27 taps and 2 firkins. They usually have 2 firkins every day all day and not a once a week treat. When I was there, their firkins were Jolly Pumpkin's Madrugada Obscura Dark Dawn Stout and Bell's Two Hearted Ale. The day I went, their tap list consisted of Spaten Optimator and Bock, Avery Czar, Ommegang Witte, Rogue Chipolte Ale, Jolly Pumpkin's Oro de Calabaza, DFH 90 Min, Victory Hop Devil, Old Engine Oil, North Coast's Red Seal and Old Rasputin, De Ranke XX, Two Brothers Bitter End, Original Sin, Wolaver's, Breckenridge 471, Franziskaner, St. Bernardus Abt 12, Arcadia's Hopmouth, Small Craft Warning, a few Buckeye Brewing beers, and Pabst. You need to have something for the masses. They rotate their beer list daily, so get your favorite beer while you can. The prices for their beers are from $1.75 for Pabst to $6 for the St. Bernardus Abt 12, with the cask beers at $5. The average price for a beer is about $4.

It was overall a great place to go to for a pint of Buckeye Brewing beer, imported craft beer on draught, beer on cask, or a good ol' American craft beer on draught. That is, if you can find this place. Maybe they will soon have a a big sign up that you can see from the road. One can only hope! Until that time, look for a place that looks like a fast food joint with craft beer neon lights in the window.

Photo of brew4health
4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

The atmosphere is good, a large room defined by a large half-circle shaped bar. They have raised tables with stools in an area adjacent to the bar. There is also a separate area with tables and I think a few booths.

The beer selection is very good. They have about 30 beers on tap, with 3 or 4 Buckeye beers available at and a very large selection of bottled beer. A beer engine was also running. Most beers are served in pint glasses with the ”big beers” offered in 12 ounce brandy snifters. Prices are reasonable, mostly $4 to $6 per glass. I particularly appreciate the fact that they had a large variety of beer styles both on tap and in bottles.

The staff are knowledgeable about their beers and are happy to discuss and recommend their favorites. Four ounce beer samples are available on a sliding scale price which varies from $1.25 to around $3.50 per sample.

Burgers, sandwiches and dogs were on the menu but we didn’t sample the food. Bartender was very attentive.

I like this place and stop there whenever I am in the neighborhood.

Beers sampled: Buckeye Red Head Irish Ale, Victory Hop Devil, Bell’s Expedition Stout, Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA, Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye

Photo of Yetiman420
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Stopped in on a Wednesday evening while in Cleveland on business. Seems like a nice neighborhood that might be moving from working class to the younger set.

Compared to some of the world-class beer bars I've visited in the past week, Buckeye comes in at a B.

Compared to the BW-3's I stopped at for a quick pint in Medina (s. of Cleveland) prior to calling it a night, Buckeye comes in at an A+.

The positives are cool neighborhood vibe, adequate tap list, 4 oz samples (which I'm a huge fan of), amazing bar food. In fact, the portabello burger with roasted red bell peppers and rosemary goat cheese is enough to convince you to become a vegetarian. The perrogis (sp?) were also awesome. Some of the best bar food I've encountered.

The negatives, which are hard to ignore, are the Buckeye beers and the strong representation from Barrel House out of Cincinnati. I had a couple 4 oz samples of Buckeye beer and don't have anything positive to report back.

They were doing a Christmas in July theme with their beers which I thought was interested. I wanted to ask how that was going over (one of my requests was out so I imagine well).

I went with their best offerings..

Buckeye Wheat 4oz
Buckeye 76 IPA 4 oz
Buckeye Yuppie 4 oz
an IPA sample
Cask Pint of Heavy Seas
Cask Pint of Bells Porter
Jolly Pumpkin Noel 4 oz
Hivernation 4 oz
Winter Beer (?) 4 oz
Weberbacher Winter 4 oz

Photo of Nipitato
4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

If you have friends that you are trying to turn on to beer other than BMC this is the place to go. The Buckeye Beer Engine is an above average beer bar/brewpub cloaked as a sports bar. The bar is located in a building that used to be some chain restaurant. My brother, who lives in Lakewood, mentioned that he has seen several places come and go here. Anyway, as mentioned on the inside this place kind of looks like an average sports bar - lots of tvs, jukebox, etc. The only thing that really gives away this place's craft beer leanings are micro/craft beer signs that adorn the walls.

The beer menu was pretty solid and the prices were excellent. I had a New Holland Dragon's Milk (great) and tried some of the Beer Engines house beers (decent). Drinking compatriots had Duvel, Bells, Great Lakes and others. I did not see Bud, Miller, or Coors on the menu (the did have PBR). As far as am concerned that takes some balls in Lakewood - the demise of the Warren St. Tavern an obvious example of why. Didn't eat there so can't comment on the food.

Photo of Telix
4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I lived in Lakewood until I was 18, and my family still lives in town, so I get back a few times a year. For most of my life, the BBE location was a normal-looking restaurant. When I discovered that the Beer Engine had moved into the location, I was pleased... when I saw their beer list I flipped! The Beer Engine is another great example of the rise of the craft beer and brewing scene in Cleveland - a bar that focuses on getting great drafts from all over the country and keeping things interesting.

The biggest draw to the Beer Engine, of course, is the beer! A great selection of their own beer, rotating drafts from around the country, and a fantastic bottle list, and all at fair prices. They routinely have fairly rare or interesting releases that other bars would never bother getting. The food is really solid and routinely great, and they have a good variety of food for vegetarians. If you want to have a food experience, go for the Fatty Melt - a half-pound patty in between two grilled cheese and bacon sandwiches.

The Beer Engine isn't the most attractive place in the world, but it has nice sturdy wood tables and a nice big wooden bar to sit at. It's kinda rowdy at certain hours but I've been there plenty of times and it's really laid back. The bartenders are really nice and the majority of the servers are younger women who seem to like what they do and usually know their stuff.

The Beer Engine is a great asset to any beer lover in the area. I go there nearly every time I'm back in town.

Photo of DrBier
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Tyrawlings
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

The Buckeye Beer engine is located in Lakewood,Ohio. A clean establishment that caters to the brew lover in each of us. Service is prompt and curtious. The staff was very infomative about the selection of beers available. The Beer Engine has twenty seven taps that provide a wide array of interesting brews from around the globe. I was very impressed with the selections on tap. The food was nothing more than a step up from the normal bar fair. They specialize in gourmet burgers and offer a range of sandwiches for varying tastes. Prices were a tad pricey but nothing to quibble over.
All said, the Buckeye Beer Engine is a must visit when in the Cleveland area. Cheers!

Photo of neenerzig
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

I visited this establishment for the first time last night, mainly to try some cask ale. Four friends and I stopped here for a beer and a bite before heading to a concert in Parma. The selection of beers they have are excellent. No BMC offerings to be found here! The have 27 beers on tap at all times and also have a good number of bottled beers available and two cask offerings. My friends and I were all going to get Bell's Amber ale from the cask but they had just run out of it. Instead we all got a tasty Double IPA, but it was so busy in there and so noisy, that I couldn't hear the name of the beer clearly from our waitress. I am not even sure it was a cask offering or one of their fine offerings from the tap. The only thing I didn't enjoy about my experience there was that this bar had a sort of sports bar feel, with 2 large flat screen TV's above the bar showing sorts games. Some of beers on tap include: PBR, Buckeye Chinook IPA, Stone Pale Ale, Stone Ruination, Buckeye Amarillo IPA, Blanche de Chambly, Rogue I2PA, Bar Harbor Blueberry Ale, Monty Python Holy Grail Ale, etc. The food portions were large enough, but the fries I received were thin and stringy. The service was excellent. I will revisit this place again soon at a time when it is not so busy and I will be sure that I get a cask offering!

Eric

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Buckeye Beer Engine in Lakewood, OH
96 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.