1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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

395 Ratings
Ratings: 395
Reviews: 218
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 10.07%
Active Beers: 96
Beer Ratings: 37,786
Beer Avg: 3.92
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

Notes:
None, yet.

(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Place: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 395 | Reviews: 218 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by buschbeer:
Photo of buschbeer
4.03/5  rDev -7.8%

I recently made my third visit to Great Lakes. The building has all kinds of history associated with it. As you enter, you are met with a dining area to the left with the gift shop beyond that. The upstairs bars and dining area are ahead of you. I have never dined nor drank upstairs. It is very clean and well lit. I had gone to the basement bar each time.

The basement is more dimly lit. The walls are cobblestone and it is a relatively small area. The bar was full on this occasion, so my date and I grabbed a small booth.

The server did not make us wait long before she attended to us. I was immediately disappointed when I found out that they ran out of Alberta Clipper earlier that day. They were also out of Rackhouse Ale and Tripel Dog Dare. I settled for a Abbey Ave. Dubbel. As with all Great Lakes selections, it was perfect for the style.

The menu isn't extensive but they have pizza and some nice comfort dishes. I settled on a open faced pot roast sandwich which was good but not great. My date chose the chicken pot pie and raved at how good it was.

Ovreall, I have had favorable experiences here. My only disappointment is that on the last two occasions there have been one selection of beer on tap that I cannot purchase in bottles. Don't get me wrong, I love Great Lakes beers. I just want to try some other offerings. I have either had poor timing or the beers are so good that the demand exceeds the supply.

buschbeer, Feb 10, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of EricTKole
4.5/5  rDev +3%

EricTKole, Today at 01:30 PM
Photo of biegaman
3.9/5  rDev -10.8%

biegaman, Yesterday at 04:03 PM
Photo of boot11222
4.5/5  rDev +3%

boot11222, Sunday at 04:30 AM
Photo of Juggernaut25
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Juggernaut25, Saturday at 03:41 PM
Photo of AndrewRivera21
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Never disappoints!

AndrewRivera21, Friday at 08:19 PM
Photo of mpg611
5/5  rDev +14.4%

mpg611, Friday at 02:40 AM
Photo of McMatt7
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Love Great Lakes, good beer food people

McMatt7, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of whitenads
4.5/5  rDev +3%

whitenads, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of zwest
5/5  rDev +14.4%

zwest, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of ambruns1979
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

ambruns1979, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of Beef_Curtains
5/5  rDev +14.4%

Beef_Curtains, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -8.5%

t2grogan, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of GOBLIN
4.5/5  rDev +3%

GOBLIN, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of nismo923
5/5  rDev +14.4%

nismo923, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of ILuvBeer
4.56/5  rDev +4.3%

ILuvBeer, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of Andyrectenwald
4.36/5  rDev -0.2%

Andyrectenwald, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of UrbanCaveman
5/5  rDev +14.4%

This is a mandatory stop for me any time I am anywhere near Cleveland. Not only do they always have a fantastic lineup on tap, but the food is just as good (they have a lamb shepherd's pie made with their Edmund Fitzgerald porter - mother of god!!!), and the brewery itself is a fun tour!

UrbanCaveman, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of SINKTIPS_N_SUDS
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

SINKTIPS_N_SUDS, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of chewy6935
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

chewy6935, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of dheldman
3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

dheldman, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of Ianyourbrother
3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

Ianyourbrother, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of Jeffsbowen
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Jeffsbowen, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of IndianaAndy25
4.44/5  rDev +1.6%

IndianaAndy25, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of Bmeyers
5/5  rDev +14.4%

Bmeyers, Sep 15, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Great Lakes Brewing Co. in Cleveland, OH
97 out of 100 based on 395 ratings.