Market Garden Brewery
Active Beers: 19
Beer Ratings: 166
Beer Avg: 3.68
Taps: 10 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 33 | Reviews: 20 | Show All Ratings:
4.08/5 rDev +1.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75 | $$
Transcribed from notes dtd Boxing Day, M, 26 Dec 2013.
It was my intent, following Wink's, to hit GLBC, but they were slammed, so I weighed my options and headed to this relatively new entry to the scene along W 25th Street, just east of Western Market and directly across from McNulty's Bier Markt!
Windows ran along its front with the entry on the eastern end of the building, opening directly onto the m.d.s. I announced my presence and proceeded to the long, curved, black bar which resembled an elongated boomerang.
My tall, blonde, long drink o' water server was momentarily taken aback when I told her that I wanted to make like Simple Simon and taste the wares. What?!? Not every patron starts out by ordering a ten-beer sampler?
Settling in and down, I began to take note of my surroundings. The windows were all fronted by standard restaurant tables and chairs, followed by high tables and chairs and then, the bar, itself. The back bar would have been run-of-the-mill with its wooden shelves, were it not for the Victory BC-style growler filler and the word "BEER" spelled out atop the back bar in metal and illuminated with yellow bulbs, pre-neon like, early movie marquee-stylee. Along the back wall was booth seating, followed by the lavs and then another short, blonde wood bar with patio seating out back, but no takers on this cold, snowy day. I loved the flickering, faux-lamp chandeliers, the exposed ducting and the high ceilings.
I ate, but my notes do not have it recorded. I believe that it was salmon and that it went well with their AIPA, my default beer at any new place.
Mom Test: I might get her to visit her cousins and come here, no problem. She would undoubtedly be bemused at my prickliness towards the waitstaff. Hey, the blondes looked like they had been pressed from the same mold. I could not resist.
01-22-2014 19:41:18 | More by woodychandler
4.18/5 rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
Market Garden is a cool place. The big patio on the back is a tremendous place to grab a beer in the summer. Or, you can sit on the front and watch all the action in Ohio City. The beers are very tasty. I really like the food, my wife was underwhelmed.
01-11-2014 19:40:35 | More by SpartyJoe
4.53/5 rDev +13%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4 | $$$
Market Garden is a good time. I recommend eating out on the patio. The atmosphere is great with the Westside Market right next door. The service was also very good. I tried their Saison and the Wahoo Whit. Both beers were very good (I left with a growler of the Saison). Price-wise they aren't too bad, but I spent more on the growler than I wanted to spend. The food was great, but they were out of a couple things that I wanted to try.
07-16-2013 02:21:36 | More by general_staal
4.77/5 rDev +19%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Very nice place. Sat outside in the patio and received prompt service with a group of 8. Didn't push ordering food. Beer selection was nice. Done rare bottles along side their house selection. I would recommend the patio during the summer. We sampled the house wit and then a GLBC Deuchutes collaberation.
07-05-2013 15:08:15 | More by mikepcarney
4.75/5 rDev +18.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75 | $$
Visited the MGB during a biz trip to the 'Cleve' on 6-19-13.
I had the 'Cluster Fuggle' IPA to start, with a Citramax IPA next and closed with a ESB that was a collaboration between MGB and Ohio City's legacy brew palace, the Great Lakes Brewing Company. They were all brews so beautiful that they made me want to cry in my beer. Man, they were just about perfect!
For eats, I chose a roasted eggplant sandwich from the menu that was hearty and tasty sustenance. The crew behind the bar were true beerheads who proudly waxed on about their offerings and beer in general. The premises are ideally executed and a gorgeous space and I took a tour of the their grand brewroom, where all the magic elixirs originate. They've got an app pending for a distillery that will result in a further expansion and there's talk of bottling and canning, too.
Cleveland's fortunate to have an establishment of this caliber. Long may they prosper.
06-20-2013 06:20:14 | More by SudsTerkel
3.84/5 rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75 | $$
I stopped in the Market Garden the past couple of Saturdays for my second and third visits. It is located in Ohio City right by the West Side Market. It is a pretty good sized place with a couple separate bar areas and an outside patio.
They had several in house selections as well as quality guest taps. I tried the Cluster Fuggle and the Spring Porter. The porter was average. I thought I enjoyed the Cluster Fuggle on a previous visit, but the first two visits I was drunker than seven Indians. The sober visit did not have a positive reaction to it. I tried their Citramax at another bar, and it was good. They were out this past Saturday.
I have eaten here before, but as I mentioned, I was intoxicated. The menu has a lot of dishes that seem worthwhile. I decided to try something different. I got the Scotch egg, which was a couple hard boiled surrounded by sausage. It was decent. I am glad I tried it, but would probably not order it again. They have tacos and pizza, as well as many other dishes. My buddy ordered a chicken sandwich that he seemed satisfied with.
I have been there for lunch and dinner the past two Saturday. At dinner time the place was packed. For lunch it was busy but not packed. The bartender I had for lunch was very friendly, and it didn't hurt that she was pretty hot. She mentioned that they served a lot of cocktails for the later crowd. It comes across as a pretty classy place that happens to make some average beer. The neighborhood is great. It's worth a stop.
05-27-2013 20:55:02 | More by buschbeer
4.03/5 rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25 | $$$
This was a pretty cool place. There was lots of seating, three separate bars and an outdoor beer garden. We ate lunch here once and dinner here the other time. Both times the meals were really good. The beers we tried were pretty good, they are supposed to be distilling at some point too.
Overall it is a pretty nice place with a fun atmosphere, excellent food and some pretty good beers. Check it out.
05-08-2013 13:37:17 | More by tommyguz
4.14/5 rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
After leaving Bier Markt, I walked across the street too this place. A modern and industrial decor, with two bars and an intense growler filler. Above each bar were signs that looked like they got them from American Pickers. They had 100 of their own beers and 10 guest taps. The bartenders were quite attentive and nice. Looking at the menu, more my speed. I did not eat, but looking at the plates that came out, it looked good. All the beers were nice, and a nice variety. The only two complaints I have is that I did not come here first, and the staff was quite hipster, but I can deal with that.
12-29-2012 19:53:37 | More by OWSLEY069
4.8/5 rDev +19.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Great brewery/restaurant right next to the larger Great Lakes Brewery practically next door . However, the focus is on Market Garden and their extensive and awesome in-house beer selection. I cant recall all the names, however fall/winter is a great time to enjoy malt-rific brews like malt train, brown ale, scotch ale, porter, and wintery seasonals (even though most of these mentioned are avail year round as well). Overal,l one of my favorite bar/breweries in Cleveland, not just for the brews but an awesome patio, and cool hidden bar down below (when open). Great place to take friends in town, watch a game, or meet clients to for a beer. Highly Recommended
10-22-2012 17:32:07 | More by Maltyduo
4/5 rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
Market Garden Brewery sits next door to its big brother West Side Market in Cleveland's Ohio City. MGB is a vast space with front and rear bars with tables throughtout, a large outdoor patio and an equally large basement bar and dining room. The place is fairly dark with really cool, locally built lighting throughout. The beer selection is decent with 7-10 house brews on-tap and another dozen or so guest beers available, nothing too rare but good quality stuff. Samplers are available and customers are encouraged to only sample the MGB beers but I have been there and was able to throw a guest beer or 2 on a 6-sampler set. Their beers usually is a mix of a wheat, IPA or two, stout, porter, scotch ale and seasonals. Food is good quality and i think is slightly overpriced. Service is attentive especially if you are sitting at any of the bars. MGB will succeed due to its location and proprietor but I think their menu pricing needs an adjustment. Overall, def a place to stop on the Cleveland beer tour.
09-24-2012 19:20:16 | More by Stinger80OH
Market Garden Brewery in Cleveland, OH
90 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.