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Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Great Lakes Brewing Co.Great Lakes Brewing Co.
BEER AVG
3.92/5
Based on:
93 Beers
40,465 Ratings
Place Score: 97
Ratings: 446
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: n/a
Taps: 10
Bottles: --
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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Photo of PittBeerGirl
4.38/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

My boyfriend took me here as a birthday surprise last month! I've been wanting to try their brewpub for awhile-but hadn't made the trip out to Cleveland yet.

The place is located in a pretty crowded area of Cleveland just across the Burning River from some of the home of the indians.

The brewery is just across the street from the brewpub and offers a really good free tour. The gift shop is on the corner of the street between the two and offers all the Great Lakes classics and seasonals in addition to The Wright Pils-brewery only bottling.

Atmosphere-There was quite a long wait to get a seat inside or outside-so we opted to go to the pub in the basement-which was an excellent choice and had no wait. So when you go here- SIT IN THE BASEMENT PUB. The pub area is somewhat dark and industrial-but really reminiscent of a late 1800s/early 1900s pub in an industrial region. Really dark wood everywhere with slightly off-white walls. Small and cozy. The upstairs is more of a typical restaurant atmosphere.

The Beer- This is only my second experience at a prewpub affiliated with a big craft brewery with a large distribution radius (the other being Victory in Downingtown). The tap list is their typical year-round offerings (Dortmunder, Edmund Fitz, Elliot Ness, Burning River, Commadore Perry). The current seasonal (at the time O-fest), the Wright Pils (brewery only), and two prewpub only tap offerings (at the time cellar dwellar which is a Kolsch, and BA BLACKOUT STOUT!!). So I was clearly stoked to have the BA Blackout stout on-tap. In conclusion-they have a nice mix of their regular offerings and brewery/brewpub only exclusives.

Food and Service- Our service was timely and the server was able to answer my only question-regarding the cellar dwellar. The food menu was a mix of pub fare and some unique items made with local ingredients-which is always nice to see.

Overall- This is one of the more impressive brewpubs that I have been to. I will be revisiting here again.

Photo of Yetiman420
4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I'm finally getting around to a review of GLBC after my third visit over a roughly seven year time span.

The most recent visit was on a very busy Saturday early afternoon when lots of stuff was going on in the surrounding area - charity walk and a street fair directly in front of the brewpub. We had to wait 30 minutes for a table for six and the service was a bit off which I'm not factoring in to my overall experience.

Great, old historic building near the Market so you could make this a half day's visit. For such a large, multi-level building, the bar is rather small.

The beer selection is mostly what they offer in bottles with the exception of maybe one or two. They had a "cellar" Czech pilsner and a smoked ported on the menu. Neither of them had an official logo or artwork so I assumed they were not part of the regular lineup. Both were excellent.

The food has a local, organic, and sustainable emphasis on it. Many of their sources are listed on the back of the menu and I suspect come from the market next door. We all enjoyed our meals and beer and I would continue to return to GLBC when in the Cleveland area.

Photo of Buggies
3.58/5  rDev -18.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Made it there on a Friday. The place was jumpin. The beer was really good, as I am a fan of the brewery. My food was good (fish and chips), nothing really awesome... just good tasting fish and chips. Although I was a little disappointed it only came with one piece of fish. The waitress was awesome. She kept the glasses full and everyone was happy.

Now, they were crowded. But my only real gripe is that the hostesses were crap. Three hostesses. The nice hostess was friendly but mostly clueless. Our hostess was mean and a mega bitch. She was unkind and not real welcoming. We had 9 people in our party that night. We did not all arrive at the same time (just me and the wife initially). Even though the table was ready and set for us, they would not let us take our seats until the entire party showed up.

Fine I guess, but some of our party was running a little late. We had to stand there for an hour before they would let us have our table. If it wasn't for the good food, beer, and awesome waitress, I would of had a miserable experience.

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.45/5  rDev -21.2%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Was here for dinner on a recent road trip with the girlfriend.

We stopped in, were brought to our table and immediately there was a distinct but very pungent smell of urine... whoa... not a good sign. The place was nice enough. It was a pretty large area but inconveniently separated into a bunch of different sections that didn't have any rhyme or reason to them. Lighting was also really poor. I understand the dimly light dive bar feel... but this was a bit overboard. I could barely see my hands in front of my face.

Quality of the beer was actually pretty good. Served in the right glassware at the right temperature with a coaster. Not much else to say here.

Service was solid. All parts of our dinner was delivered on time from ordering, to drinks, to the appetizer, main course, desert, and the check at the end. Given how busy it was, our waitress was very quick and friendly.

Selection was decent. They had a couple of guest taps if I recall correctly as well as 8-10 of their regular offerings. Above average due to the guest tap.

The food wasn't memorable but it was good. I got the flat iron steak as well as the sausage sampler. The sausage was really good and the different types of mustard and other condiments were a nice touch. The steak was done as I'd wanted and it was tender and juicy. Pretty good for the price.

Great Lakes isn't an outrageously cheap place but it wasn't by any means expensive either. Worth a visit if you're in the area as its a nice little alcove with a bunch of other brewpubs and bars also. Just hope they get that stench issue resolved.

Photo of sdsurfer217
3.83/5  rDev -12.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

Stopped here on an anniversary weekend up in Cleveland. We enjoyed the free tour and the tastings during the tour. Our tour guide seemed like a little out of it, but was very knowledgeable. We enjoyed dinner after our tour.

Upon arrival there was disconnect between the patio hostess and the pub hostess. Both seemed very clueless and overwhelmed. We waited for 30mins before being seated, even though we had "called ahead". Enjoyed a beer from the bar.

Waitress was great, knowledgeable about the beer and food, humor-able and friendly. Helped us make a decision and offered samples. I settled with a "Rye of the Tiger IPA" and wife had a Holy Moses, both tasty, although, they only had 1 beer on tap that they don't bottle and distribute. Food was delicious, but entree's were over priced for what they were, 11ish bucks for a burger is pricey, but it's all local/ohio food.

I'd go again if in the area for whatever special beer is tap.

Photo of Hoptometrist
4.38/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I was just here a couple weeks ago and it is one of the top places to go in Cleveland.

A- The atmosphere is great, nice to sit outside or in the garden room on a nice summer day, but the beer cellar has a lot of character too.

Q- The beer is exceptional, having an Edmund Fitzgerald here three summers ago is what got me into beer. The Commodore Perry IPA and Elliott Ness Vienna Lager are great year-round beers, but they also have some great seasonals and rotate some brewery exclusives that are great too. Ohio City Oatmeal Stout is a great brewery exclusive.

Service- The wait staff is very friendly and know their beer. They also offer brewery tours with plenty of samples. It is a great tour and the tour guide has a great sense of humor and is very knowledgeable

Selection- The selection is good, all their year-round beers, seasonal offerings and some brewery exclusives. No guest taps, but when I am at Great Lakes I want to drink their beer so that's not a big deal to me.

F- The food is pretty good, lots of standard pub food, but also some more gourmet style food. I usually stick with the fish and chips or a burger, but they are well-made

Photo of greenmonstah
4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

What a cool building! A historic building nestled into a cool little block in an otherwise sorta dumpy part of Cleveland, be sure to ask your server about the history of the building. They'll tell you that there's a bullet hole created by Eliot Ness the legendary prohibition agent and inspiration for one of GLBC's great beers. Furthermore, the efforts made by GLBC towards sustainability are very impressive. Nice focus on local food on the menu, I tried the Local Plate appetizer, a selection of local meats, cheeses, and veggies. The burger was an average brew-pub burger. Had a pint of Edmund Fitz that was brilliant as always and a selection of samplers (I tried every beer they had that wasn't one of their flagship bottled beers, but didn't really care for them, which is disappointing, considering how great their main beers are). So good food, great beer (stick to the proven classics of their main line of beers), and an awesome location combine to make this one of my favorites!

Photo of Sanford
4.63/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Stopped in at the bar with my wife and kids before dinner across the street. It was during a spring snow storm (Clevelamders called it a "dusting", but we got 3 inches in a couple of hours). the bar space is inviting and cozy, I actually commented to my wife how I could imagine sitting all afternoon drinking and eating, while watching the snow. Our server was great; friendly yet professional, and very knowledgable regarding the menu and the beer. We had a charcuterie plate that was quite nice, and reasonably priced. I got the beer sampler, which was 10 five ounce pours, for $15...that's 50 ounces of beer. I'v always thought highly of Great Lakes beers. They are like Boulevard and Schlafly, here in Missouri, in that their basic year-rounds and seasonals are very well made, and satisfying, while not flashy. I am looking forward to returning.

cheers, Sanford

Photo of ndolover
3.75/5  rDev -14.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4

GLBC is located dowtown across the river in a historic old brick building. They have upgraded the place to be as "green" as possible.

The beer is great! You can also get a few beers that are not available anywhere else.

I was there during St. Patty's day, so I am willing to give them another try. However, the service was below average. My server was checking her face book page will running my tab. I also noted she made 2 other mistake with other patrons. I also noted that other servers were more interested in chatting amoung themsleves then taking care of customers.

Overall, this is THE place to hit if you are a craft beer lover in dowtown Cleveland. Just be prepared for spotty service.

Photo of MbpBugeye
3.24/5  rDev -26%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 3

Naturally I hit this place while I was in town on a semi-beercentric trip.

We didn't have any food, and our stay here was very short. We entered in the gift shop side. I browsed around here. I've been in the gift shop before when I went to buy my allotment of BA Blackout. It was expensive and over priced then and its expensive and overpriced now. Over $8 for a snifter, over $6 for a taster glass, over $1 for a coaster? $25 tee shirts? I mean c'mon, this ain't Disney Land.

I was told that I had a shot at Rackhouse, and honestly that was the only reason I came here. But alas, Rackhouse was gone. Just my luck.

The place is pretty nice, it seems to look very inspired by Cleveland's industrial history. The decor is distressed but up scale.

The staff seemed to not really care that we were there, wandering and gazing aimlessly. We stood right by the bar, in front of the hostess stand, for a few minutes with no one offering to help or even say hi.

We ate at a near by pub because rumors are that their food isnt worth the price.

I'll probably be back, certainly to buy some BA Blackout, but I wont rush here. I'll take my time at Fat Head's and Buckeye Beer Engine.

Photo of MrDanno96
4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I've been to Great Lakes several times since moving to Cleveland for law school and am always impressed. They only have their own beer on tap, which is no problem. I have yet to have a bad beer from them and their taps are constantly rotating. They always have their year round offerings on tap (Ed Fitz, Dortmunder, Com. Perry, Elliot Ness and Burning River), plus their seasonals and several brewery only offerings. The brewery only releases are usually really good - I especially recommend "Quitness" (dry-hopped IPA) and Wolfhead Stout (dry Irish Stout).

Great Lakes brings the same attention to quality to their food as they do their beer. Everything on the menu is tasty - I've enjoyed their pretzels, cheese plates, sweet potato ravioli and burgers. I'm actually writing this review after returning from St. Patrick's Day dinner at the brewpub - it was truly excellent. Really great corned beef and soda bread.

I find the atmosphere here can get a little noisy, especially on weekends. The waits tend to get excessive on weekends too. These are both the result of the brewery's increasing popularity, which you cannot really fault.

Overall, Great Lakes' brewpub is a great place to grab dinner and some great beer. Definitely stop by if you're in Cleveland.

Photo of gabedivision
4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Took a trip to Cleveland and all i got was this lousy review... Great Lakes brewery, what more is there to say. It's a bar. A damn fine bar, with all your favorite Great Lakes brews on tap. Got in on a Saturday around 4pm the place was starting to get mobbed, both bars up and downstairs were filling up. The brewery tour happened at 5 so we downed a few fresh Com. Perry's and off we went. A nice guided tour with samples of each beer(though, limited samples) that great lakes had brewing including the Doppelrock, yum. Nice tour that including everything from brewing to bottling, I enjoyed this tour very much. Ah, so dinning, took about a half hour for us to get seated after that. The food came out very well prepared, and very delicious. The prices weren't through the roof, i was surprised at how much it was to fill a growler however. All in all it was a great time with good food and great beer. I encourage anyone out that way to stop in.

Photo of alleykatking
3.23/5  rDev -26.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Stopped by here this past week while visiting the in-laws.

A- This is a nice little place. Good old school feel to this place with a new school twist. We were sitting in the newer outside area.

Q- The beers were good and served in proper glassware. The food plates were alright for the most part. There was food specks on some of the plates and when one of us got coffee there were lipstick marks all over it.

S- Our server was nice but took a little while in getting things for us. At times our beer glasses were empty and we had to wait to find her. She didn't seem to be that busy but overall our service was a little slow all around.

S- Nothing really special as far as beers went. Only 2 beers on the menu that I couldn't get outside of the pub. The actual menu as far as food goes was good with there being no problems with finding multiple things that we all wanted to eat.

F- The food was good but a little pricey. I had the pulled pork which was amazingly good. My wife though split a salad with my mother in-law as we had a couple of appetizers and when it came to us was not only enough to share but wan't enough to fill one person. The price of that salad? Eight bucks!!!

Photo of Auslander
4.38/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Reviewed from notes. Visited in October. Stopped by the gift shop first to purchase BA Blackout Stout. The folks behind the counter were very polite and efficient. Afterward, we went next door to the bar/restaurant. They were busy as hell but the staff was still incredibly freindly and fast. While waiting for our table we visited the bar downstairs and enjoyed a few beers. Two of us ordered BA Blackout. Others in our group enjoyed Wright Pils and Edmund Fitzgerald.

Venturing back upstairs, we were promptly seated and our food orders taken. I had the Bratwurst and pierogis. My meal was excellent. My friends ordered the Olde World Burger and the Walleye.
Our meal was followed by glasses of Quitness.

A good time was had by all. I look forward to visiting Great Lakes again.

Photo of armock
4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Atmosphere - As you walk in the bar is straight ahead with a dining area to your left with the glassed in brew house. Farther left is their gift shop with glasses, shirt, bottled beer, and other brewery schwag. Downstairs is where the restrooms are along with their basement bar that I didn't really check out. The restaurant and bar area is dimly lit with lots of dark wood.

Quality/Selection - Well its Great Lakes so all the beer is of high quality. During my visit they had seven of their beers on tap that ranged from a Dortmunder to their IPA and they were all good.

Service - My waitress during my visit was friendly and seamed to know about the beers that they had available.

Food - The food that I ate was very good I started out with a cup of the beer cheese soup and had the pulled pork quesadilla and they were both outstanding.

Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
4.15/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Made a point to stop here through Cleveland. Neatest part of the pub is its basement, as it has that old pub feel to it with arched doors. Beers were good, but it was sort of packed and remember waiting for a chance to get a sampler. Was disappointed to not try anything special, but the people were friendly and it had a good neighborly feel to it. If you do stop in for one, beware of the Cleveland parking gestapo if you don't want to go inside the parking lot and pay a fee. The gestopo has weird hours for parking on the street, perhaps because the city is in debt.

Photo of mdunman
4.15/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

Stopped here not too long ago while I was in town and definitely enjoyed the experience.

First I went with my girlfriend on the free brewery tour (always a plus) to get in the mood for a good Great Lakes brew. Afterwards we went to the pub, almost took a seat at the bar, but decided to go downstairs into the basement cellar for a few beers. The old time cellar feel was great and really made the trip memorable. The beers from Great Lakes are always satisfying, but they were understaffed so it took us a while to get a chance to enjoy our drinks. I would go back again and try the food, but only at an off time when it wouldn't be too packed.

Photo of AwYeh
4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Stopped by a few times before and after Cavs games; in my mind one of the best ways to enjoy what Great Lakes has to offer.

First, the beer: all five of GL's year round offerings will be on tap (Dortmunder Gold, Burning River, Eliot Ness, Commodore Perry, and Edmund Fitzgerald), plus any seasonals and brewpub exclusive The Wright Pils. There usually are two other exclusives on tap, which are often seasonals served at an unusual time of year, beers that could be seasonals or otherwise coincide with Cleveland-area events, or simply beers they don't bottle and distribute. The pub exclusives are definitely the highlights of my visits; they're never of lesser quality than their more common brethren, and it's fun to try something unique considering how much I enjoy most of their beers.

I like stopping in the basement just for beer, but the food served is good too. Nothing out of this world, but much higher quality than standard bar fare (and much of it sustainably produced, which is a plus for me). Many of their sauces (and some food) incorporate one of their beers in the recipe, and these are all enjoyable. Drawback of the tasty, sustainable eating is the price- probably a bit higher than what you would pay for similar eats elsewhere.

Service is good, even though they're generally quite busy for most of the evening. I've never needed to wait too long for drinks, and food service is fully adequate. One of my favorite parts of coming on game days is the shuttle bus they provide to the arena; $1 for a round trip to and from the game. This means I not only avoid having to chip in for parking in downtown Cleveland (possibly on the 6th floor of a parking garage), but save a huge amount of time in traffic (and, as a bonus, can have another drink or two at the bar). Parking nearby can be a bit difficult, but I've occasionally gotten lucky and found a spot less than a minute walking distance from the door. Traffic in the area is no problem at all, and it's very easy to find the place.

The attached gift shop is decent but there's nothing out of this world; $6-8 glasses, $20 shirts, and some bottle artwork in poster form (these are pretty cool, but the really nice ones are $40 each). They also sell 6 and 12 packs of their distributed beer, as well as The Wright Pils (though it was out during my last visit).

Photo of tat2dhllblly
4.22/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Great Lakes has always held a special place in my heart and I finally got to go to the Brewery for the first time this last October. I was not let down. The beer was great on tap (their normal distributed rotation-Burning River, Edmind Fitz, Commodore Perry, Holy Moses, Elliot Ness, Dortmunder Gold) and they also had Nosferatu on tap.

They also had some pub only offerings, Wright Pils and their Cellar Dweller. I was very impressed with the Cellar Dweller which was a Kolsche Style Ale.

The food was great but a bit high on the price side. The beer was priced about average. Parking is a pain but there are alot of street parking areas (we just took a cab).

The atmosphere is great but I suggest just going to the cellar pub or if the weather is right sitting outside.

Enjoy!

Photo of Philfromakron
3.45/5  rDev -21.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Went and had dinner on a Friday night. Really busy, but I expected it to be and the wait really wasn't that bad. People were nice even though it was crowded.

The beer was good, as expected.

Service was fine, as much as could be expected from an extremely busy staff.

The selection was the only thing that was disappointing to me. I was hoping they would have a build your own six pack/by the bottle option so that I could take home a variety, but they had pretty much the same selection as the stores around here.

Food was reasonably good. Had a burger and it was tasty, but not spectacular.

Photo of brewnic
4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Stopped by on a Friday night after dinner on a short trip to Cleveland. Sat at the small bar in the down stairs of the pub nice cozy place. Didn't have much to eat but the kettle chips that were good to snack on over some beers. At the time they had great beer selection but it was also Cleavland beer week. The sampler menu of the beers is a really good buy. I opted for the Berlot, Blackout, and Nosferatu. Great place to spend some time would defiantly go back next time in Cleavland just wished they had some casks or variety that you couldn't pick up in the liquor store.

Photo of jillmart
4.08/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I stopped by the brewpub when I was in town for a weekend because of the good reviews I saw on BA.

This is in a cool area of town -- Ohio City by the WestSide Market -- that's pedestrian friendly. It was around 2 p.m. on a Saturday with great weather, so a lot of people were out and about. That made Great Lakes crowded, but we got a table in 10-15 minutes.

It's a little too late for me to review the beer I had, which was the Edmund Fitzgerald Porter, but I will say it was a solid porter that I would buy if I had access to it in Atlanta.

I got the Old World Burger, which was recommended on the Great Lakes website to pair with the porter. It was a good combination of beer and food. The prices are what I would expect, and the service was just right for a late lunch on a Saturday afternoon for a couple of really hungry people who just wanted to drink and eat.

There's also a Great Lakes Brewing Co. gift shop in the restaurant for those interested in this kind of thing.

I'd recommend this place to a beer person or someone who just wants to go to a nice area of Cleveland looking for a good place to eat and hang out.

Photo of projectflam86
4.65/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I waited to write my review until I had been to GLBC more than once. My first time visiting was last summer and I went on the free tour of the brewing facility. The tours are on saturdays and start at the giftshop. The tour guide was very pleasent and informative. They had a quick sample session on the tour which included most of the regular lineup with one seasonal. Very cool to see the inside of the brewery!

The brewpub itself has an old time brewery atmosphere with nice dining area upstairs and a cool stone cellar-like basement for drinks only. I ordered the old world burger with eddy fitz bbq sauce and it was fantastic. The pints were $4 for the regulars and $5 for seasonals and brewpub exclusives. The tap lines run underneath the street straight to the brewpub so the beer poured has never seen the inside of a keg! Most of the food was pretty well priced and the eddy fitz chocolate chip ice cream was great!

The giftshop was nice and things were reasonably priced (~$20 for tshirts ~$6 glassware). The had large signs of all of the bees for sale which would make a great addition to hang above any beer stash.

I've been up to GLBC a few times now and I always have a great time.

Photo of BogeyTheDog
4.25/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

My wife and I just recently visited for the first time. Edmund Fitzgerald is one of my favorite beers and since we are only an hour away we decided to give it a try. Very nice atmosphere. We ate upstairs but also checked out the bar in the basement. Very historical atmosphere. Friendly servers. Cool place. Food was quite good and of course the beer was excellent. They only serve their own brews but that's fine with me, that's why we went.

I absolutely would recommend giving this place a try. My only complaint was that we had to wait over an hour for a table. But actually that's a good thing not a negative. Just means they do a great business.

Photo of lackenhauser
4/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Having visited GLBC 5 times over the past 20 years I figured I might as well review it. I have sat at the bar, in the upstairs dining room and the downstairs areas. Very old timey, pre prohibiton feel to it. Service has always been good-my most recent trip (9/10) the bartender Steve was very attentive. Decent selection this past visit-standard line up of their beers as well as a German Alt and a newer pils-all were very tasty-the beers here have never dissapointed. Food is a bit of an upscale pub grub-had some great clam chowdah and a Ceasar salad this go round. Have had some great chili and steaks there as well.

Always worth stopping here when in town. The market across the street is a great place to check out for all your fresh food needs-meat, cheeses, breads, fish and produce abound-a real throw back to getting your groceries daily. I put on 20 pounds just walking thru the place!

Great Lakes Brewing Co. in Cleveland, OH
97 out of 100 based on 446 ratings.