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Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Great Lakes Brewing Co.Great Lakes Brewing Co.
BA SCORE
97
world-class

374 Ratings
Ratings: 374
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.09%
Active Beers: 86
Beer Ratings: 36,391
Beer Avg: 3.91
Taps: 10
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

2516 Market Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio, 44113
United States
phone: (216) 771-4404

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @glbc_cleveland

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Reviews by Realale:
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4.05/5  rDev -7.1%

I ate and drank in the bar. Lovely wood bar, with a really interesting wooden backbar. A few tables scattered about the bar. Quite packed relatively early on a Satuday afternoon. By about 12:30 people were waiting for tables. Very friendly mix of locals and not, and everyone seemed to be really into beer, which was very nice.

Standard Great Lakes offerings on tap, as well as three seasonals (Pumpkin, Holiday and Barrel-Aged Blackout on my visit). I had the Barrel-aged, and an Edmund Fitzgerald. Both were served surprisingly cold, and with pretty agressive carbonation. Surprised by that. Prices for the beer were very fair.

Food prices were definitely on the premium side, while the quality lagged some good bit behind. I had the chesse and beer soup, which was the highlight. Very nice flavors, not too heavy. Very well done. My veggie pizza ($11 for about an 8 or 9 inch pie) was okay. The veggies were a bit watery, and the crust kind of lifeless.

Service was outstanding. The bartender managed keep the packed bar and dining area in beer, without anyone having to wait, and still managed to fit in a nice chat about the beer, or the history of the building and brewery with several folks seemingly simultaneously. A real professional.

Overall a somewhat mixed experience for me. This was my first visit, and the brewery makes some of my favorite beers, so perhaps I had my expectations a bit high. I'll be back for sure though.

Realale, Oct 29, 2006
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Great Lakes Brewing Co. in Cleveland, OH
97 out of 100 based on 374 ratings.