Market Garden Brewery

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BEER AVG
3.83/5
Market Garden BreweryMarket Garden Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1947 West 25th Street
Cleveland, Ohio, 44113
United States

(216) 621-4000 | map
marketgardenbrewery.com

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Added by EricHeff on 07-04-2011

BEER STATS
Beers:
32
Reviews:
73
Ratings:
461
PLACE STATS
Score:
90
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
88
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
6.77%
 
 
Taps:
24
Bottles/Cans:
12
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 26 | Ratings: 88
Reviews by woodychandler:
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4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Transcribed from notes dtd Boxing Day, M, 26 Dec 2013.

It was my intent, following Wink's, to hit GLBC, but they were slammed, so I weighed my options and headed to this relatively new entry to the scene along W 25th Street, just east of Western Market and directly across from McNulty's Bier Markt!

Windows ran along its front with the entry on the eastern end of the building, opening directly onto the m.d.s. I announced my presence and proceeded to the long, curved, black bar which resembled an elongated boomerang.

My tall, blonde, long drink o' water server was momentarily taken aback when I told her that I wanted to make like Simple Simon and taste the wares. What?!? Not every patron starts out by ordering a ten-beer sampler?

Settling in and down, I began to take note of my surroundings. The windows were all fronted by standard restaurant tables and chairs, followed by high tables and chairs and then, the bar, itself. The back bar would have been run-of-the-mill with its wooden shelves, were it not for the Victory BC-style growler filler and the word "BEER" spelled out atop the back bar in metal and illuminated with yellow bulbs, pre-neon like, early movie marquee-stylee. Along the back wall was booth seating, followed by the lavs and then another short, blonde wood bar with patio seating out back, but no takers on this cold, snowy day. I loved the flickering, faux-lamp chandeliers, the exposed ducting and the high ceilings.

I ate, but my notes do not have it recorded. I believe that it was salmon and that it went well with their AIPA, my default beer at any new place.

Mom Test: I might get her to visit her cousins and come here, no problem. She would undoubtedly be bemused at my prickliness towards the waitstaff. Hey, the blondes looked like they had been pressed from the same mold. I could not resist.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of nater919
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of akopczyk
4.45/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of schoolboy
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

I've only been to th Market Garden once but I already love Market Garden. They are located on the site of the old chicken vendor. Back in the early 60's I would cringe when my mom would stop over there with me in tow. I couldn't stand to see the chickens getting slaughtered.

Now they serve great beer there. Their own products are first class and they had great guest taps too. The food and service were outstanding. The 25th street area around the West Side Market is paradise for beer livers - er, I meant lovers. Visiting this area is something fun to do in Cleveland year round.

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Photo of MikeCactusGordon
3.61/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of slander
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

February in Cleve-the-land. Post, well, you know where we started, do we need pretend otherwise? I mean, really, we’re right around the corner from Fitzgeraldtown (won’t you take me to?), how can you not kick it off with a freshie? Having gotten out and ventured all the way around the corner, this one’s got 3 cops out front, wondering if they weren’t expecting me...

Rounded ‘L’ shaped wet laminate topped wood bar with a wood panel base & foot box; and seating for 2 dozen+ on hightop chairs. 2 towers of 12 with mad logo handles along the wraparound bar, and a 12 tap tower on the bar back over cupboard space below. Booze countered, shelved glassware over mirrored panels, and flats above with tap list pieces showing beer, style, & ABV. Flats over the bar. Wrath of Khan Genesis Project growler (golbi) apparatus for the filling of.

Off white walls with windows, tall, vertical, & narrow up front, and pieced wood wall play on both ends. Slat wood floors, and a black ceiling with noise reduction boards, a phat chunk of ductwork, & spinny fans. Clustered mix & matched candle bulb chandeliers, mounted wall lamps, the giant ‘BEER’ marquee sign over the bar, and spots where need be.
A dozen and a half hightops off the bar, booths to the side, and shorty low boys along the perimeter. A pretty sizable room to the rear curtained off just now with a straight bar and hightops as far as I can see (from the entrance to the room, anyway), and some kind of snow covered pen out back.

14 taps (Retro Hippo, 10%, Barleywine; Prosperity Wheat, 6%, Hefeweizen; Progress, 5.5 %, German Pils; Citramax, 6.7%, IPA; Midnight Vorlauf, 6.5%, Coffee Porter; Friar Power, 8.7%, Belgian Tripel; Chinook Strike, 5.5%, Pale Ale; Wallace Tavern, 8%, Scotch Ale; Illuminator, 8.5%, Dopplebock; Particle Accelerator, 9%, Imperial Rye Pale Ale; Boss, 5%, Amber Lager; #Kolsch, 5%; Viking, 5.5%, Pale Ale; St. Emeric’s Stout, 4.5%, nitro Dry Irish Stout), + 10 guest taps including Oskar Blues 10 Fidy & Great Divide Hercules, goods from Fatheads, Boulevard, Heavy Seas, Humboldt, & 4 String, and cider & ginger beer. Had the Progress (solid Pils), Citramax (nice IPA), and the Boss (tasty Amber, good balance, nice malt backbone). Pretty good range overall. I would have liked to have gotten at the dopple, both pale ales, and the kolsch.

Foodwise, I could have slammed the coriander crusted yellow fin tuna tacos, or any of a bunch of other things (I want!), but it’s later than food is happening. See, now it’s politics, and midnight on a Friday. Dark and kind of clubby, at this hour at least. Candle bulbs of orange shimmer in my head, spinning. I really need a day of not starting somewhere else and seeing the scene. I think I may have solicited the best breakfast skinny from the cops, how soon is now?

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Photo of TrapJaw77
3.3/5  rDev -17.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 2.5

Location and Vibe working for it. Selection was just okay, food could use some work.

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Photo of AC-Mivsek
4.14/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of pbass0
4.63/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Awesome food

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Photo of Doublicious
4.46/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Brian29
4/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of Sabtos
3.11/5  rDev -22.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.25 | food: 2.5

Photo of StoutBoi
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Gregf51
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of zimm421
3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Ryften
4.43/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of spoony
3.99/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

V-This place is pretty good sized and located in a cool area of town near the West Side Market (like right next door to the Market). There is a nice patio and lots of tables spread through a few rooms. The crowd was younger when I visited for lunch on a Saturday in late May.

Q-The house-brewed beers that I tried (a pils, a wheat, and an IPA) were solid, if not spectacular. The guest taps were above-average offerings from the likes of Bells and Left Hand. Solid.

Ser-Our server was friendly and she could answer questions about the beers she was selling. Service was maybe a bit slow, but nothing awful.

Sel-There was a good number and variety of Market Garden beers on tap. The selection was seasonally appropriate with more wheat beers and lagers on tap than you might find in December, but they also had an RIS if you were interested. The guest taps were a nice touch. I also saw a few bottles on the list.

F-My lunch was OK, but not great. I polled my lunch companions and received similar reports. Typical brewpub food.

O-A nice place with some tasty beers and a fun, Cleveland vibe.

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Photo of BeerBucks
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of magszilla
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Benjhilmer
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of TheBrewo
3.19/5  rDev -20.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3.75 | food: 2.75

We had the opportunity to visit Market Garden recently while passing through on a trip from Detroit, Michigan to Rochester, New York. We had originally stopped in this area of Cleveland hoping to revisit Great Lakes Brewing Company, but after being informed about the long wait for a table, we decided to try Market Garden across the street instead.

After finding a parking space (parking is either on the street or in public lots, and did prove a bit tricky for a Saturday) we approached Market Garden Brewery from its rear. The outside looked a lot like a beautiful farmer’s market, with large block lettering clearly marking the front entrance. In fact, the brewery sits adjacent to the 100 year-old Western Market, and has clearly taken advantage of this prime, foot traffic-heavy location. Upon entering the establishment, we were immediately greeted by a hostess counter, along with a small cooler filled with seasonal bottled offerings, including their swing-top Festivus Ale. The interior had a warm industrial feel, sporting high ceilings, brick walls, and tear dropped shaped lights hanging down over wooden tables. As the hostess lead us to our table, we only then began to get a feeling for the true size of this place. It’s huge!! There are 2-3 bars throughout the one-floor spread, with large windows towards the backmost seating area serving as a viewing platform for their brewery floor’s mash tuns. There was also a large outdoor “beer garden” that was not being used during the winter months for anything but smoking cigarettes, but looked like it would be beautifully inviting throughout the summer.

The beer menu was a good size for a smaller brewery, and the offerings included 10-15 house beers on tap. We have had the Citramax before at another local bar, and comparatively were a bit disappointed in our selections on this trip, which included Cluster Fuggle and their Wallace Tavern Scotch Ale. After finishing these we decided to split a Citramax and were just as pleased with this one as the first time we had it at a bar coincidentally next door to Market Garden. We supplemented these with a selection from their food menu as well. We were, however, a bit disappointed with their vegetarian options. If you are a vegetarian, you will pretty much be limited to sides and maybe an appetizer for your meal. We ordered the roasted garlic bean dip, Brussel sprouts, stuffed Piquillo peppers, and a cheeseburger. We asked if there was a vegetarian soup option, and were informed that the tomato bisque was vegetarian, so we ordered that as well. Unfortunately, the food portion of the trip was not a great experience for us. We waited approximately an hour and a half to get the food once placing the order. We asked several times for an update, and were told that they were very busy and would get the order out as soon as possible. Additionally, the tomato bisque arrived with visible pieces of meat throughout the soup. The stuffed piquillo peppers were good, but everything else was just average. After finishing out meal, we purchased a couple bottles of the Festivus ale and headed back to our cars feeling a bit annoyed about the long delay.

Overall, this was a somewhat aggravating experience, mostly because of the delay in food service. Otherwise we enjoyed average beers and average food in a nice modern facility. We would not be excited to return for a meal currently, but the Citramax is phenomenal, and would make repeated trips there for a beer a high point should we ever find ourselves in Cleveland again.

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Photo of Brewstradamus
4.23/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Nice looking place in a great location. The bar is pretty large and wraps around. Lots of TV's and the staff is friendly. I sat at the bar and told them to give me a second to see what I wanted. The bartender then started chatting and I was neglected to the beer menu a little longer than I wanted. Same thing happened when we wanted the check so we just left cash. Still a pleasant place.

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Photo of imdabuzzard
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of _morandi_
4.31/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Ohiovania
4.03/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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