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Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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

379 Ratings
Ratings: 379
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.09%
Active Beers: 87
Beer Ratings: 36,922
Beer Avg: 3.9
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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Ratings: 379 | Reviews: 215 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by masterbruewer:
Photo of masterbruewer
3.8/5  rDev -12.8%

We ate there on a slow Sunday afternoon.

The place is very cool looking, Old wood bar with an outdoor patio and a very cool cellar bar. The atmosphere was hard to judge since there weren't too many people there. Those we saw seemed pretty cool.

Service was spotty. Despite making professions of my beer geekness and trying to engage the bartender in conversation, she seemed more interested in talking to other staff and folding napkins. To her defense, it seems many restaurant employees do this when business is slow.
I was beginning to get a complex from being ignored, but the bartender pulled out a good save. After the napkins were folded, she began asking me about my vacation that was just ending and about the four other breweries I had been to that week. She made me feel a little better and turned out to be very nice and helpful in my purchase of glassware. (By the way, of all the breweries I'd been to: Pearl Street in Buffalo, Martha's Exchange in Nashua, NH, Wachussett Brewery in Westminster, MA and Northampton Brewing Co in Northampton, MA, Great Lakes had the best prices on glassware.

The quality of all Great Lakes brews I've had has been great. The two I tried that day, Owen's Olympic Pilsener and the Elliot Ness, were fine. Strong flavored and smooth.

The beer selection is pretty good. About 10 choices in a variety of styles.

The food was a little high priced and not too much variety, but it was pretty good.

masterbruewer, Aug 23, 2004
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Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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.

Hopdaemon39, Aug 24, 2014
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1/5  rDev -77.1%

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Great Lakes Brewing Co. in Cleveland, OH
97 out of 100 based on 379 ratings.