Winking Lizard Tavern

BA SCORE
87
very good

47 Ratings
Winking Lizard TavernWinking Lizard Tavern
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

811 Huron Rd E
Cleveland, Ohio, 44115-1120
United States

(216) 589-0313 | map
winkinglizard.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
87
Ratings:
47
Reviews:
25
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
6.17%
 
 
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Ratings: 47 |  Reviews: 25
Reviews by malty:
Photo of malty
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Visited 10/29/05: A unique, old wedge shaped building a couple blocks NW of Jacobs field. The atmosphere was somewhat generic reminiscent of TGI Fridays, what do you expect for a chain? The brewerana (sp?) was pretty impressive, lots of neat tid bits that surprised me every now and then. Lots of TVs tuned to every NCAA football games.

Quality of brews seemed good. Had Rodenbach on tap (yum), which was very fresh and right on. The beer coolers were front lit with fluorescent so I had the bartender grab back a few deep.

Service was OK. The bartender's knowledge of the beer was lacking, but he was very accommodating with my geeky requests (grabbing by beers from the back of the cooler).

Selection: I didn't actually count the taps (as there were two separate bars, with a few different beers available at each, but the majority of the beers they shared. I would say there was around a couple dozen different beers on tap. The bottled selection was where I explored the most, being there were several beers I couldn't get in Michigan. Pike's IPA, Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout & IPA, Alagash Grand Cru to name a few - solid selection.

Didn't try the food but ate a few baskets of free popcorn with my mates. Menu looked like traditional chain restaurant food though.

Value was decent. $5 for a 12 oz. Rodenbach on tap in its proprietary glass (which I ended up buying for $3, nice little glass) seemed fair enough to me. $3.50 bottles of (most) micros - not bad at all.

Overall a decent place to sit a try a few beers. Decent tap selection and a very decent bottled selection. Check it out when youÂ’re in town.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of dvmin98
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of CaptainHate
4.45/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I'm kind of biased toward this because it was my introduction to a large selection of craft beers plus I snagged a lot of free glassware and tee shirts. Even though other places have passed them in adventurous taps, I'll still stop in.

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Photo of therealJAYZ
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Great selection of beer, both bottle and draft. I had a couple of IPAs, Heavy Seas Tropicannon and Stone Delicious IPA. Food was ok. Service was excellent.

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Photo of EternalHoppiness
4.37/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Gregf51
4/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of glass_house
3.89/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

My first time at this particular Winking Lizard. Service was a bit on the slow side, but we stopped in prior to a Cavs game, so it was certainly understandable. Tremendous beer selection as generally reasonable prices. Food is above average pub fare. Wouldn't hesitate to return.

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Photo of JArt
4.31/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Brown120
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of OhioLimoncello
4.28/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of misternebbie
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.9/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of mertzhb15
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

its alright

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Winking Lizard Tavern in Cleveland, OH
3.89 out of 5 based on 47 ratings.
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