Market Garden Brewery
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Reviews by woodychandler:
4.08/5 rDev +1.5%
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
More User Reviews:
3.88/5 rDev -3.5%
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.
08-12-2014 12:41:46 | More by francus
Market Garden Brewery in Cleveland, OH
90 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.