McNulty's Bier Markt

McNulty's Bier MarktMcNulty's Bier Markt
McNulty's Bier MarktMcNulty's Bier Markt
Bar, Eatery

1948 W 25th St
Cleveland, Ohio, 44113-3438
United States

(216) 274-1010 | map

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.97/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

costanzo_mike from Massachusetts, Oct 16, 2016
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4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Bier Markt is a really lively, hip, and dimly lit bar in a district that is well known for its beer scene. The bar itself is pretty gorgeous and old school with near-antique tap handles lit up with classic, and not-so-classic brewery logos. The beer selection is huge, primarily featuring Belgian and German brews on draft with a variety of American craft peppered in. There is also a bottle list that is impressively massive.

Bier Markt is connected to Bar Cento, a casual Italian eatery putting out what many Americans would consider upscale food when comparing it to other Italian restaurants. The point here is this is a major bonus to Bier Markt, as their menu is basically Bar Cento's menu. So you can not only get lost in a sea of great beer, but get an added benefit of the awesome wood-fired pizzas or creative pasta dishes from the cute little place next door without the more serious ambiance.

Service may leave a little something to be desired if you're not sitting at the bar, so make sure you get up and be heard whenever it gets busy, as it often does. The bar staff is top notch though--real craft connoisseurs and very attentive to those on the stools.

There is also a staircase that leads down to a craft cocktail bar called Speakeasy.

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Sabtos from Ohio, Feb 21, 2016
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3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

DrBier from Pennsylvania, Oct 10, 2015
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4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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3.81/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

slasich from Pennsylvania, Jan 30, 2015
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4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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4.3/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

t2grogan from Arizona, Oct 10, 2014
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4.95/5  rDev +16.2%

Nicolette10895 from New Jersey, Aug 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

tommyguz from Pennsylvania, Aug 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of msquared36
3.91/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Great selection of Belgian and Belgian inspired beer, especially the tap selection. Not the ideal place for a non-Belgian fan. Food is well made, especially the house made sausage on the Big Board. Bartenders know their beer and their food, and are enthusiastic to talk about them. They do a good job of making suggestions to people not familiar with the beers they carry.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

TheRealPour from Illinois, Oct 27, 2013
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3.63/5  rDev -14.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Went in around 2:00 PM on a Saturday. Really cool atmosphere, that mix of industrial, and modern. You weave through the tables to get to the bar, which is pretty large and spacious. Once at the bar, there were about three or four people behind the bar, and not really busy, but it took a couple minutes to be recognized. Friendly, but somewhat elitist. Looking through the beer selection, which was very nice, but kind of run of the mill. Nothing really knocked my socks off. The food menu was nice as well, but ordering the meat/ cheese/ vegetable board for $19 and getting not that much. Not saying it wasn't good, but 3-4 ounces of meat, 4-5 ounces of cheese, and a beet and a cocktail onion for $19 was a bit much. I did enjoy this place, but I was expecting something a bit more the way I hear people talk about it. I just feel it was a bit pricey for about average stuff.

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OWSLEY069 from Pennsylvania, Dec 29, 2012
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4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Bier Markt is home to the first true Belgian-style beer house in the Cleveland area. The beer selection is what you would expect...Chimays, Trappistes Rochefort, Ommegangs, Duvel and so on alongside some typical Belgian fare such as Pommes Frites (which are outstanding and a must try). The atmosphere is generally low-key/laid back however the place gets loud and busy on Friday and Saturday evenings with a very diverse crowd. The beer selection, while vast, isn't changed up to often. They have weekly handle specials but for the most part, they stick with the same line-up. Service is good during moderately busy hours and they do fairly well keeping up on busy nights. In terms of value, food and most beers are reasonable, however, some of their high alcohol and rare beers are a little more pricey, but not outrageous. Overall, Bier Markt has a key to my heart because it was the place that I first experienced the Belgian-styles that I have come to adore. Its a great place for a date especially if its a quiet evening given their nice plush couches and comfy half-circle booths as well as the area surrounding the rear pool table. Be sure to check out Speakeasy, a cocktail lounge beneath the joint (the way you know it's open is by the chandelier that hangs over the stairwell that leads you to it..if its on, its open.) Cheers!!!

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4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Bier Markt is a great value. They have a number of Belgian and domestic beers, many of which are on tap and all of which are very reasonably priced. A few days ago, I had Three Floyds Alpha King, St Bernardus Abt 12 and Bell's Christmas Ale all on tap plus a serving of pommes frites for 28 dollars. Their dipping sauces are pretty good but I've definitely had much better ones but the frites are still really tasty. Worth a visit if you're in the Cleveland Area and right next to Great Lakes Brewing Company and Bier Markt's brother restaurant Market Garden Brewery.

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Hopdaemon39 from New York, Jan 11, 2012
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4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

(Visited 07/2011): McNulty's is located in the Ohio City area around the corner from Great Lakes. The brewpub is located on W 25th and Market. Parking is typically scarce in the surrounding area.

The interior is large and somewhat divided, and has a comfortable feel. It boasts a long bar along the right side with table/booth seating throughout the space. There is a large chalkboard behind the bar listing current offerings.

McNulty's beers have a strong Belgian influence, with a lot of the more common beers from that country. All told there are around 15 taps with Duvel (Green), Hoegaarden, Chimay, Lindeman's, St. Bernardus and Ommegang on this list. A sampler is available. The bottled selection numbers around 50 again with an emphasis on the Belgian style. Breweries such as Ommegang, Duvel, Unibroue, Dupont, and Westmalle are present. Outside of Belgium they carry common domestic macro and microbrews.

Service was good on a relatively slow (at least compared to Market Garden) weekday evening. The bartender had a thorough knowledge of of the beer list and was attentive throughout my visit.

I did not have any food on my visit.

Overall this is a nice spot to hit for a solid Belgian beer menu in Cleveland.

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4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Been here a couple times now, and headed back in 10 days. Bier Markt has good atmosphere- it's huge inside, and usually not too loud. There's also outdoor seating if you want to hang outside. Just around the corner from Great Lakes. The service has been good, but not great on my visits. It can, at times, be a challenge to get the bartender's attention- but it's not horrible. The selection is great- lots of Belgian beers, and a great selection of Belgians on draft. Never been disappointed w/ the drafts at all. Food is your typical pub fare, nothing outstanding. Value is pretty good, especially coming from Washington DC. This IS the place to go if you're in Cleveland and you love Belgian beer. Check it out- you won't be sorry!

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jayhawk73 from Maryland, Aug 23, 2011
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4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5

The Bier Markt on 25th is the only place I'll go outside of the Great Lakes Brewery when I'm in Cleveland. The selection is entirely Blegian, and the best selection of Blegians I've seen. They have Unibroue, Rochefort, and Westmalle. The draft selection is also amazing.

The atmosphere is really good, the only knock is the fact that it gets packed if you go in later in the night, but I guess that's a sign of a good bar.

I was thoroughly impressed when, the bar was packed and I had to wait at least 5 minutes to get a bartender's attention, I ordered Rochefort 10 and La Fin Du Monde. The lady bartender didn't even question me! Also, all carry-out bottles are $1.50 off which makes them still slightly expensive, but not for what you're buying.

Being a huge fan of Belgian beers, the Bier Markt is a place for me.

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VncentLIFE from North Carolina, Jul 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

My wife and I were visitng my brother over the Thanksgiving Holiday when we went to this place on his recommendation. I'm glad we did, because it was quite enjoyable.

The vibe has a bit of a personality disorder. Classy but laid back, it had a very comfortable feel to it. The patrons ran the whole gambit of hipsters to yuppies to run-of-the-mill beer fans.

Our server was a younger girl who seemed slightly cold, but made sure we always had what we needed and never took too long, I just like a bit warmer, helpful feel to the service.

The selection of beers is quite impressive, and the taplist is really nice. Although this place specializes in Belgian beers, there was no shortage of craft beer selection, even non-Belgian-inspired beers. Also, almost all glasses are branded to the beer, which is a big thing for the Belgians, and in my opinion improves the experience with most beers, so I dug that.

I'm not sure if they have food, as we just grabbed a couple drinks before moving on to have dinner at Momocho.

Cleveland has never disapppointed me with food and drink and this place was no different. I wish we had the time to spend more than a couple drinks at this place. Highly recommended!

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MowryJC from Illinois, Dec 10, 2010
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3.45/5  rDev -19%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

I have mixed feelings about this place. The first few times I was there it was a nice novelty in Cleveland to see all of the Belgian taps, and the atmosphere was nice. Every time in the past 2 years it has grown stale. The patrons are of the douche-bag variety is very large numbers, most of them drinking the cheap Pabst. The Belgian taplist has not changed and they have paid less attention to the proper glassware, something that made it fun the first few times. It takes FOREVER to get a beer when it is crowded. It would help if they could get a few more rotating guest taps.

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McNulty's Bier Markt in Cleveland, OH
Place rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 50 ratings