Market Garden Brewery

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Market Garden BreweryMarket Garden Brewery
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3.78/5
Based on:
27 Beers
324 Ratings
Place Score: 90
Ratings: 70
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: n/a
Taps: 24
Bottles: 12
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1947 West 25th Street
Cleveland, Ohio, 44113
United States
phone: (216) 621-4000

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @marketgardencle

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Ratings: 70 | Reviews: 24
Reviews by woodychandler:
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4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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Photo of TheBrewo
3.19/5  rDev -20.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3.75 | food: 2.75

We had the opportunity to visit Market Garden recently while passing through on a trip from Detroit, Michigan to Rochester, New York. We had originally stopped in this area of Cleveland hoping to revisit Great Lakes Brewing Company, but after being informed about the long wait for a table, we decided to try Market Garden across the street instead.

After finding a parking space (parking is either on the street or in public lots, and did prove a bit tricky for a Saturday) we approached Market Garden Brewery from its rear. The outside looked a lot like a beautiful farmer’s market, with large block lettering clearly marking the front entrance. In fact, the brewery sits adjacent to the 100 year-old Western Market, and has clearly taken advantage of this prime, foot traffic-heavy location. Upon entering the establishment, we were immediately greeted by a hostess counter, along with a small cooler filled with seasonal bottled offerings, including their swing-top Festivus Ale. The interior had a warm industrial feel, sporting high ceilings, brick walls, and tear dropped shaped lights hanging down over wooden tables. As the hostess lead us to our table, we only then began to get a feeling for the true size of this place. It’s huge!! There are 2-3 bars throughout the one-floor spread, with large windows towards the backmost seating area serving as a viewing platform for their brewery floor’s mash tuns. There was also a large outdoor “beer garden” that was not being used during the winter months for anything but smoking cigarettes, but looked like it would be beautifully inviting throughout the summer.

The beer menu was a good size for a smaller brewery, and the offerings included 10-15 house beers on tap. We have had the Citramax before at another local bar, and comparatively were a bit disappointed in our selections on this trip, which included Cluster Fuggle and their Wallace Tavern Scotch Ale. After finishing these we decided to split a Citramax and were just as pleased with this one as the first time we had it at a bar coincidentally next door to Market Garden. We supplemented these with a selection from their food menu as well. We were, however, a bit disappointed with their vegetarian options. If you are a vegetarian, you will pretty much be limited to sides and maybe an appetizer for your meal. We ordered the roasted garlic bean dip, Brussel sprouts, stuffed Piquillo peppers, and a cheeseburger. We asked if there was a vegetarian soup option, and were informed that the tomato bisque was vegetarian, so we ordered that as well. Unfortunately, the food portion of the trip was not a great experience for us. We waited approximately an hour and a half to get the food once placing the order. We asked several times for an update, and were told that they were very busy and would get the order out as soon as possible. Additionally, the tomato bisque arrived with visible pieces of meat throughout the soup. The stuffed piquillo peppers were good, but everything else was just average. After finishing out meal, we purchased a couple bottles of the Festivus ale and headed back to our cars feeling a bit annoyed about the long delay.

Overall, this was a somewhat aggravating experience, mostly because of the delay in food service. Otherwise we enjoyed average beers and average food in a nice modern facility. We would not be excited to return for a meal currently, but the Citramax is phenomenal, and would make repeated trips there for a beer a high point should we ever find ourselves in Cleveland again.

Photo of Brewstradamus
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Nice looking place in a great location. The bar is pretty large and wraps around. Lots of TV's and the staff is friendly. I sat at the bar and told them to give me a second to see what I wanted. The bartender then started chatting and I was neglected to the beer menu a little longer than I wanted. Same thing happened when we wanted the check so we just left cash. Still a pleasant place.

Photo of McMatt7
4/5  rDev -0.5%

I got too drunk and they made me coffee at 6pm, really nice people, good beer

Photo of francus
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

A very nice brewpub with more emphasis on the pub part. The brewery is hidden all the way in the back in the corner. If you aren't interested in the brewery part you could come, eat, and go and never even see it if you didn't want to.

The beer selection was good and they had 9+ brews of their own as well as a good selection of other craft beers from around the country. I tried three of their beers and our group split a round of tasters. All the beers were very clean tasting and well made. The food was very good and the portions were decent sized. Personally I think things were a bit on the high side, but not too much. The price of their t-shirts was way high.

The restaurant area looks great and is very clean and well maintained. They put a lot of money and thought into the place to get the atmosphere right. All in all I would definitely recommend this place.

Photo of SpartyJoe
4.18/5  rDev +4%
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.

Photo of general_staal
4.53/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

Photo of mikepcarney
4.77/5  rDev +18.7%
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.

Photo of SudsTerkel
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
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.

Photo of buschbeer
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

Photo of tommyguz
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

Photo of OWSLEY069
4.14/5  rDev +3%
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.

Photo of Maltyduo
4.8/5  rDev +19.4%
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

Photo of Stinger80OH
4/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.55/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

real cool location on the west side. place is absolutely massive. top floor is too crowded and we couldnt get a table anywhere as walk-ins. beer garden was packed too on a saturday night, so we were sent to the basement to eat at the bar. its loud as hell down there, but other than that the ambiance is nice. wood everythwhere, chalkboard beer menu, and a visible kitchen. again, its really packed. there were quite a few beers on tap. i thought the saison and the scotch ale were the picks, but all that i tried were more than passable. service was rough because of how busy it was, but the bartender did his best. he did not know much about beer though, which was comical. our food was very good. we split the mussels, i had the duck and fresno chilli mac and cheese, while my girlfriend had the rock shrimp tacos. all of it was great. prices were decent, and all up its a place id return to, but ill call ahead next time or rock up on a weekday.

Photo of cratez
3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

When I visited: May 2012.

What I had: Market Garden Spring Porter (draught), Victory Headwaters Pale Ale (draught), mixed berry ice cream, Kono Sauvignon Blanc and beer cocktail for my better half.

What I liked: solid tap list with awesome guest draughts (Sixpoint, Great Divide, Lost Coast, Ballast Point), efficient service, enjoyable fare.

What I disliked: club atmosphere, highish prices, fine for drinks and dessert but I can’t see us having dinner or a lengthy session amidst the blaring music.

Would I go back? Possibly.

Overall Rating: 72

Photo of alebird
3.55/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4

This place is OVERPRICED, but maybe that’s what “cool” people do, pay too much for the beer they imbibe. Alebird has been here twice. Last fall, their Oktoberfest beer was EXCELLENT, really top-notch, but Alebird went back recently, after a 15 brewery tour through Hawai’i, California and Arizona, and Alebird found it APPALLING that EXCELLENT beer at a VERY FAMOUS Sonoma Valley Brewery could be purchased for $3.50 a pint, $3.50 a pint in one of the most expensive places to live in America and happy hour had passed, and pints at Market Garden are $5 or $6 each, EVEN in the middle of the day. SCREW THAT! Wise up Cleve, Market Garden Brewery is OVERPRICED. Head to the other brewery nearby for Waaay better value.

Photo of WoodBrew
4.53/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

The Market Garden from the outside doesn't look like much, but inside it is quite different. The MG is located in the West Side Market area of Cleveland. The bar area where I sat had a nice industrial feel with pleanty of bar seating and high tops. The place is mamoth and I hope to come back in the summer to try their outdoor patio. The quality of the food, beer, and service was great. There was plenty of house made beers on tap and pleanty of choices on the food menu as well. The food was decent, better than your average brewery. Overall it was a nice experience....two full samplers, two lunches, and two pints came to $70 bucks. I guess I would like to see MG pay tribute to WWII vets that were part of Market Garden...a high risk operation that failed planned by English General Montgomery....Monte's English IPA....or Arnem Belgium Ale...or Airborne Amber....that would be cool.

Photo of Dogbrick
4/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

(Visited 07/2011): Market Garden is located in the Ohio City area literally right around the corner from Great Lakes (side note: I asked one of the bartenders if they considered it a slap in the face that another brewery opened so close, but she said the more the merrier). The brewpub is located on W 25th and Market. Parking is typically scarce in the surrounding area.

The interior is open and clean looking, with 2 different bars in different sections. Communal benches throughout. The front bar is where I posted up, and it features an L-shaped bar, chandeliers and a "Beer" sign made out of light bulbs.

The beer list consists of around 20 taps, 8 of which are house beers and the rest guest taps. Market Garden's beers are available in a $15 sampler and include a Pils, Wheat, Scotch, and Fuggles IPA. All of the beers are decent. They also have a selection of bottled beer, including "large format geek beers".

Service at the bar on a weekday evening was good. The bartender was friendly and well-versed in their beer.

I did not try any food on my visit, but the pretzel appetizer the couple next to me got looked delicious.

Overall this is a nice addition to the Cleveland beer scene. Another side note: Kenny Lofton was in the house during my visit.

Photo of headbucket
4/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

A: nice modern look inside, hard wood floors and dark wood tables, clusters of electric chandeliers with reds lights hanging from the ceiling, nice clean tiled bathrooms. The patio out back looks nice, a bunch of rows of tables to stand at with what looked like heaters over them. A nice big fireplace out back also makes it look like they are well set up for colder weather.

Q: the beer was all quality. Nothing bad, I just didn't like the octoberfest beer much, but I'm not too into the style to begin with. None of the beers are too strong or strange of styles, but the eight samples I tasted, were all enjoyable session-like beers. The wheat beer(not too spiced) and pale ale(reasonably hoppy and flavorful) were my favorites.

S: we got there a bit before the dinner rush. We got our beers in a normal time, and our three dinners came out quicker than I thought they would.

S: a nice variety of house beers, and I was pleased they had more lower abv beers to choose from, not just high abv and extreme flavors. They also had a nice varitety of guest beers on tap and in bottles. They didn't have a huge food menu, but there are a lot of enticing food to chose from....and scotch eggs!

F: they seem to want to feature seasonal and local foods and I think they are doing well. I got a nice steak with veggies, my parents both got huge sandwiches with good fries. I got the most beautful piece of bacon I have ever seen with my steak, a nearly 2 inch high square or seared bacon...so good.

V: the sampler of beers in a bit expensive, but I like being able to try a bunch of their different varieties. I get to find what I like and will order those individuals next time. Probably won't order the sampler again, but regular beers seemed around $5, which is reasonable to me. My parents sandwiches were huge with a bunch of fries and only cost $10. My steak was the second most expensive item on the menu at $18, and it was very good. So prices are reasonable, especially for what you get.

Overall a nice new place I want to hit again. And they are going to be distilling their own liquors in the future, which is exciting. A mixed but somewhat upperclass and hip crowd, not really my scene of people, but it won't keep me away.

Photo of ike4tay45
3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

My wife and I stopped by a week or so ago. We were seated outside on the patio. Great atmosphere, really cool vibe on the patio. I decided to start with the Cluster Fuggle IPA. Solid beer overall. Hops get you up front with a bitter finish. Like I said solid but nothing special. My wife and I both ordered tacos. Small serving size, and not as tasty as they looked. Left us both a little disappointed. I then tried the Pearl Street Wheat. Once again solid. Would have liked a little more clove, but it was a decent hefeweizen. Overall my wife and I had a very good time. Were the food was lacking, the atmosphere and the people made up for it. Looking forward to heading over there again before the weather turns!

Photo of fermobot2000
3.48/5  rDev -13.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Ended up checking out this place when the wait at Greatlakes was too long. A surprisingly large place once you get inside with a spacious feel to
it with two bars and outdoor "beergarden".
Service was good especially for a busy Sat. though we probably got there before their peak
rush. An interesting menu. I tried the taco's
which were OK. They were a bit on the skimpy side
and could have been a little more flavorful but
overall weren't bad. Other diners had lobster roll (thumbs down) & veggie burger (thumbs up).
Wings were good. Overall the food wasn't bad but
left some room for improvement. Onto the beers.
My main criticism was $15 for 6-4oz.sampler.
I paid it but probably should have complained because obviously expensive for 24 oz.of beer!
The beers were most of the usual standards: pale,stout,wheat,brown,light lager plus a Scotch & IPA. All their beers were well made throughout.
Though not maybe the most exciting styles it is much easier said then done to produce good quality for all the house beers & these had it.(it's amazing to me how many brewpubs serve flawed/tastless beers!) The Scotch & the pale ale
stood out to me as being especially good.the pale was a refreshing change of pace to compared to the intense hoping of all the IPA's out there.
All in all a good place. Not quite at the level of Greatlakes beer/foodwise but still well worth the visit.

Photo of wlamep
2.85/5  rDev -29.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2 | food: 3

I went to Market Garden during the first week of opening. So I was not expecting it to be perfect. I had a paddle of the beers on tap, nothing in the brews seemed to stand out. It is nice to see another brewery open in Cleveland but, if you are going out for good beer you may want to wait until they make some more batches before making a considerable effort to go. The atmosphere seemed like an upscale brewery/restaurant. The food was good, definitely not normal Bar food. The price for a paddle is a little expensive.

Photo of fiver29
3.15/5  rDev -21.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 5 | selection: 2 | food: 5

I visited this establishment this past Saturday night. I made a reservation using open table. Valet parked. So this seems more like an upscale brewery to me than the usual brewpub. We were seated next to the bar. I asked if we could be seated on the patio and was told that was first come first serve and there was a wait time any where between 30 minutes and 3 hours if people just sit there and don’t leave. We took the seat by the bar. Funny thing about the patio. There were half a dozen tables out there with wooden reserved blocks on them. I had a reservation, too. Guess I wasn’t good enough to sit out there. I ordered a beer sampler. Most of the beer on the menu here are about 5-6% ABV. So mostly session beers. None stood out. The beer here is pretty boring actually. The IPA was not hoppy, the stout one dimensional, and so on. Best beer of the bunch was the Brown ale. I’d have that one again. I ordered the pork tacos to eat. All the food is ala carte. So we shared a pretzel first. Which was very good. And the tacos were outstanding. Overall, the place had a nice stuffy upscale vibe to it. The beer was boring. Food was outstanding. If I choose to go back it will clearly be for the food. Not the beer.

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Market Garden Brewery in Cleveland, OH
90 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.