Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Ratings: 359 | Reviews: 214 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by botham:
4.58/5 rDev +5.3%
Great Lakes Brewpub is excellent, through and through. right across the street from a wonderful local market, the brewpub sits on a tree lined street with a beer garden and streetside seating outside. inside one will find a cozy bar atmosphere, but the real gem is the beer cellar in the basement.
basically a second bar in the old beer cellar, set alongside holding tanks and smelling of old dampness. furnished similar to an old german beer hall, with out-of-place LCD screens behind the bar, this place just reeks of brewery history.
quality is great. clean conditions, proper glassware, great beers, and great food.
service was great. friendly and knowing bar staff are willing to discuss beer and seem to love beer at least as much as the average BA.
selection was the only aspect that left anything to be desired. four standard offerings from the brewery and three seasonal offerings, two of which not available in bottles. the Big Black Smoke was the highlight of the visit for this BA.
food was above a standard brewpub in quality, with very unique offerings, and high quality as well. the shitake pizza is a must have.
overall, anyone in the Cleveland area should hit up this brewpub. a very authentic feel and some great brews, along with a kickass beer cellar and a great location all come together to make this a solid stop for a brew. cheers!
06-05-2009 03:28:55 | More by botham
More User Reviews:
4.25/5 rDev -2.3%
This place is a lot of fun- Great Lakes' beers are always good, sometimes great and the food is really tasty. If you go in the summer, sitting outside is a must.
Beer I would recommend- Dortmunder, Oktoberfest when it's out, blackout stout when it's out, Edmund Fitzgerald, burning river. Hopheads, this is not really your kind of place but go ahead and try Lake Erie monster or nosferatu when in season or branch out and try some of their awesome German style beers.
In terms of food- the old world burger, chicken sandwich on a pretzel roll, or pretzel encrusted chicken with garlic mashes potatoes and pale ale mustard. Seriously the stuff with pretzels is awesome.
Service is fine- never have had bad service and have had good service most of the time. Could be more attentive but hey it's a brewpub. Definitely a place to check out if you're in Cleveland.
08-24-2014 19:38:20 | More by Hopdaemon39
3.98/5 rDev -8.5%
This rating is mainly due to the great beers they make. All of them are very good and a couple are really excellent. The food was only ok i thought. The service was a little shy of ok. Not really bad but definitely not good. This would be higher if the food and service at this place were nearly as good as the beer.
08-17-2014 23:38:03 | More by dexterk1
Great Lakes Brewing Co. in Cleveland, OH
96 out of 100 based on 359 ratings.