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 mgbickel:
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3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Ah...my second visit to the Winking Lizard...the first being back in 2002 during my craft beer obsession infancy! In all honesty, it looks like the place hasn't changed much! You can enter from either side of the building...it is a bit of an odd triangle shape...there is a small bar at the apex of the triangle and a larger (but still pretty small) eating area at the base. The d├ęcor is what you would expect in a neighborhood sports bar...low lighting, lots of TVs and wood.

The beer selection is pretty decent...they have a nice bottle list that is available for take-out. There are coolers behind the bar that house the bottles (some of which are hidden behind others and wine). Not sure on the exact numbers, but I would guess about 100 bottles and 20 or so drafts. Lots of local and domestic craft available. The imports were not strongly represented though.

The bartender and hostess were very friendly and helpful. They even offered for me to join a "world of beer" tour (or something along those lines).

If you are in the downtown area of Cleveland, this place is worth checking out for sure!

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

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

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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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