Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Ratings: 355 | Reviews: 212 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by 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.
08-23-2004 02:56:44 | More by masterbruewer
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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
Great Lakes Brewing Co. in Cleveland, OH
97 out of 100 based on 355 ratings.