Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Active Beers: 81
Beer Ratings: 34,768
Beer Avg: 3.92
Taps: 10 / Bottles:
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 330 | Reviews: 211 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by mzwolinski:
3.75/5 rDev -13.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4
Located in downtown Cleveland. My wife and I made a trip up here from Willoughby on a Saturday afternoon to check the place out, and the place was jumping. There was some sort of street fair taking place out side, complete with craft-booths and belly dancers, and the outside seating was pretty packed.
It actually took us a bit of doing to find the place -- we initially confused the brewpub, which is on Market, with the brewery itself, which is only a block or so over.
Once inside the correct building, we found a spacious, tastefully decorated restaurant. The crowd was mixed -- some younger folks, but mostly families. The food menu was alright. Mostly standard pub-fare, but with enough interesting variations to keep it interesting. I had a blue cheese bacon burger, which was quite tasty.
The beer selection was decent, but only one "non-standard" beer was on tap while I was there. I had a glass of the Anniversary Belgian ale, and paid $10 for both the beer and a very attractive commemorative glass. The beer itself was decent, but I was especially impressed by their Porter and their Dortmunder Gold. The waitstaff didn't seem to know a whole lot of beer, but my experience was limited to just 1 waiter, so who knows.
Family-friendly with a good atmosphere in a location with lots else to do. Recommended!
06-06-2004 15:05:47 | More by mzwolinski
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Great Lakes Brewing Co. in Cleveland, OH
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