Winking Lizard Tavern
Taps: 24 / Bottles: 323
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 30 | Reviews: 22 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by scoobybrew:
3.71/5 rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
The wife and I stopped here on a recent trip to Cleveland with an old college buddy and his spouse. The place is somewhat sportsbar-ish with respect to appearance and décor. The beer list was fairly impressive in number - 100+ beers - which ranged from fairly common to rare, but nothing too esoteric. There was a nice variety on tap also. The menu also displayed 'beginner or novice' beers, being macros to fairly ubiquitous craft beers. This is a nice touch for the market they're aiming for. Apparently if you try all 100 beers on a list within a year, you receive a jacket with their logo on it. It's nice that they encourage an adventuresome spirit in trying out new stuff. That said, the management could work on the glassware a little - in availability, but also in training. I had a Chimay white on tap that was served in a wine-like glass, but my wife's Three Philosophers was served with a British-style pint glass(?). That said, overall it was worth the stop as it was very close to the hotel and an enjoyable enough environment with decent selections.
06-21-2008 12:14:50 | More by scoobybrew
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3.7/5 rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Had never been, so my wife and I went here for dinner on our way to see Lewis Black at the State Theater (great show, but I digress). Fantastic beer list, and a good selection on tap. Had one of the best burgers ever there, cooked just right, and the fries were extra crispy as requested. Wife said she wished the chicken in her Asian chicken wrap was a little warmer, but said it tasted good, just the same.
I had a Great Lakes Octoberfest and a Brother Thelonious on tap. Too bad no GL Nosferatu on tap -- surprised when the waiter said that it wasn't out now, they had it earlier in the year. Interesting, since we just got it from our distributor a couple weeks ago (writing this in mid-September) and the GL web site lists it as September-October. Oh well. There was so much else to choose from.
But + points to the waiter for steering me away from the Rueben, which I was thinking about getting (the look on his face when I asked about it told me all I needed to know). Hence the very satisfactory burger.
The place had a homey sort of look to it, don't look for glitz. Friendly staff, the hostess kindly called a cab for us to take us to the theater.
I would go back here. More beers to try.
09-18-2011 21:46:23 | More by jmosier
Winking Lizard Tavern in Cleveland, OH
88 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.