Nano Brew Cleveland
Ratings: 24 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
4.06/5 rDev +6%
Transcribed from notes dtd Boxing Day, H, 26 Dec 2013.
This seemed to be a logical next stop after Market Garden, especially since it is the same owner and brewer, plus it is on the same side of the street and in the same block. I dig how far Kleveland has bounced back in the last decade!
A short storefront with its opening in the centerline, it had a laminated blonde wood semi-shuffleboard table-like high table directly to the right of the entry. Similarly designed high tables with chairs lined the left wall. The "L"-shaped laminated blonde wood bar ran halfway down the right wall, past the aforementioned table. The brewhouse sat aft of the bar, behind wrought iron, making it just that much more impressive. All of the way aft on the left side was a spiraling wrought iron staircase for brewer's uses, from which was suspended a Dorothy-like bicycle, just before the lavs, off to the right. All of the way aft, a pair of doors led to picnic tables with heaters and a secondary bar. Just as before, there were no takers on this day.
Service: Man, this was a fun joint! The staff was friendly, the customers were amicable and we joked and palyed around until my amicable departure.
01-22-2014 19:58:34 | More by woodychandler
4.03/5 rDev +5.2%
We had one night in Cleveland, was told by friends in the know that this was a place to check out. Yes, they were right, was not disappointed.
Open and airy, very casual pleasant and comfortable sorta spot. Outdoor area for dining and imbibing in the rear.
They brew their own and have a nice guest tap list. We sat at the bar where the service was friendly, quick and more then "easy on the eyes" if you get my drift.
Burgers were mighty tasty. Gotta love a place that has an "acid trip" burger on the menu!
Great place to relax, watch the game, have a few pints and a tasty bite to eat. Go with your buddies, for a casual and fun date, not so much with the family/inlaws
Had a fun visit, I'd no doubt be a regular if I was local....
08-27-2013 16:57:46 | More by Billolick
3.41/5 rDev -11%
Stop #415 on my world brewery tour.
Great historic atmosphere and a world-class list of guest taps.
Amusing to take a look at the roughly 10 x 10 cage of the nano-brewery. Not sure I saw a way the can control fermentation temps in the plastic ferment tanks.
Lots of TVs and beautiful people.
Now for the beer. Like their bigger Market Garden Brewery, I find it hard to believe a place can open in the shadow of GLBC and have marginal beers. I got a flight which included an ok kolsch and a porter that had a distractingly low body to it.
I'd certainly come back for the guest taps and the atmosphere. For exceptionally well-made house beer, I'd stick with Great Lakes.
02-22-2014 15:34:03 | More by Yetiman420
4.16/5 rDev +8.6%
a great stop through spot right in downtown. it has an old restored pool hall sort of vibe, modern meets rustic, charming really. its quaint, a few high top tables is all, and a one barrel brew system, hell yeah! true nano action! the ipa on is sensational, and the other beers are all nice. the guest tap list is also blissful, a destination for beer lovers to get some good stuff flowing. the service was a little uninspired, which is odd for such an esoteric beer place, but I suppose it is tied to market garden, so maybe that's the culprit here. not bad though, and the food is great. sort of farm to table vibe, good burgers if a bit unhealthy. the beers weren't cheap, but quality trumps value here, as is often the case in the beer world. this is a place I am already dying to get back to, I think they will grow beyond nano, but that's another issue. check this place out for sure.
07-02-2013 22:28:00 | More by StonedTrippin
3.65/5 rDev -4.7%
They have a decent tap list (~15?) which includes several from their affiliated / house brewery, MGB: Market Garden brewery.
I had a very hoopy IPA, something with Citra, from MGB which was delicious. The rest of the tap list was solid, but I had to remain somewhat sober, and this was the third stop of the afternoon.
The assistant bartender / barback didn't know what he was talking about on several points, and answered several questions inaccurately, to me, and to others. 9he indicated that a MGB brew, Festivus (SP?) was a hoppy IPA, when in fact it was a winter warmer.) But he was super friendly about it. Fortunately the main bartender was knowledgeable and friendly.
Atmosphere is slightly upscale, but not pretentious.
Selection, like I said, is solid.
Didn't try food.
It's slightly spendy for Cleveland, but not over the top, and probably reflects the neighborhood.
Just around the corner from Great Lakes Brewing, which is closed on Sundays (BOO!)
06-28-2013 16:36:09 | More by warmstorage
3.84/5 rDev +0.3%
I checked this place out for the second time before a Gladiators game. The interior of the building is brick with some iron decor. The bar is along the right wall as you walk in. They had about 18-20 beers on tap with two being in house. I tried the hefe which was okay. The place was not that busy, but it was two in the afternoon.
I ordered the schnitzel. It was a tasty dish. It came with German potato salad. My buddy ordered the sliders which he seemed to enjoy. There is a small patio out back. The interior of this place reminded me of the Map Room in Chicago a little bit.
The service was good, but there would have been no excuse not to be considering the meager crowd. It prefer the other establishments in the area i.e. Great Lakes, Market Garden, and Bier Market, but this place is definitely worth checking out. Ohio City is a great area of Cleveland to explore.
05-16-2014 03:12:58 | More by buschbeer
Nano Brew Cleveland in Cleveland, OH
87 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.