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Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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

352 Ratings
Ratings: 352
Reviews: 212
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.4%
Active Beers: 84
Beer Ratings: 35,816
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 brewdlyhooked13:
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +0.5%

I went here to watch Monday Night Football in December '07 while on business in the Cleveland area.

The entrance into the bar area is softly lit, giving off a warm comfortable atmosphere right away. I sat in the bar area; not that big, a few TVs, lots of polished red wood (cherry?). Peeking into the restaurant area, I get a glimpse of some stately-looking high back black leather booths, very classy.

I wasn't sure what to expect on a Monday Night Football night, but the place wasn't busy as they don't pander to that. A basic meal of fish & chips hits the spot, washed down with a Rock's Rye.

I order the sgnature dessert, bread pudding, and an Edmund Fitz to go with. In the meantime, I stroll down the stairwell to check the rest of the place out. Halfway down the steps is a door to the bier garden. Feels toasty and looks awfully cozy with a roaring fire in the stone hearthed fireplace. 'See a hostess about sitting in here' so says the sign on the door.

I venture to the bottom of the steps to find a little bar area with lots of concrete, wrought iron and wood. Makes me feel like I'm in a private little basement, I'd be right at home in here! Restrooms are down here, too.

Back to my table, the place in getting a bit full now, not for the game though. The bread pudding and porter arrive, along with a shot of the Rackhouse Ale. The server and I spoke about it briefly and she wanted me to taste it. The bread pudding is phenomenal by itself and with either brew. Whew, time for a water and then a serving of the Rackhouse, I can't resist. Mmmm...

My neighbor back in Cincy loves a good bourbon, I think he'll dig this. I get a growler of it to go. With the fancy growler and tip, it's close to 50 bucks. Money well spent. The neighbor and I drank over half of it the following week, its the best 'weird beer' I ever had him try, so he says.

An outstanding experience, I hope I get the chance to visit again.

02-16-2008 21:26:09 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -8.7%

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
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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.7%

08-17-2014 21:13:06 | More by NoProblem
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Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

08-17-2014 18:06:18 | More by mpolewan
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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Indiana

5/5  rDev +14.7%

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Mississippi

4/5  rDev -8.3%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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Great Lakes Brewing Co. in Cleveland, OH
97 out of 100 based on 352 ratings.