Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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5419 Dressler Road NW
Canton, Ohio, 44720
United States

(330) 497-2739

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Reviews by ChappyCubsFan:
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

I'll never forget this place because when we ordered their sampler, they brought out fifteen beers on a wooden plate shaped like a dog bone. That's right. A 15-beer sampler. Needless to say, the sampler was almost enough to wash down the steak dinner (which was good...nothing extraordinary). But this is a very nice place. Somewhat upscale, and located in a shopping center. The service was excellent and every patron we talked to was a big fan of this place. The Thirsty Dog beers have such great names like Leghumper Porter, Irish Setter Red Ale and Man's Best Friend. We did try a few pints from the menu before leaving. Everything was good. I give this place fairly high marks.

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Photo of cupbeerman
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Located in a very busy part of Canton, Thirsty Dog is a chain brewpub that packs some punch. Thirsty Dog has about 14 beers on tap; ten regular beers and four seaonals. The quality of the beers is very good, and seem to turn over quite well. The beer is severed at correct temperature. The beers each have a dog themed name to go with the gimmick of the brewpub.

The bar seems to draw the sports crowed, as evident with Cleveland team logos being plastered all over the bar. The bar itself seats about sixteen with tables surrounding it.

The lunch service was good; they brought us our beer and our food very quickly.

Overall, I must admit that this place is very similar to the Akron location, which is ok. About two exits away from the pro football hall-of-fame. A good place to go and have a beer, and the food was quite good as well.

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Photo of beergeek279
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Atmosphere: The Canton Thirsty Dog location is in a rather busy mall complex in the northern part of the city, about 3 miles from the Hall of Fame. The building on the outside looks like the Alamo, though in a much more worn state. Inside, there was a very wooden, old-fashioned look, continuing the theme. The bar was fairly large, and had at least 2 taps of each of the Thirsty Dog beers. In the back of the restaurant sat the brewing equipment, sealed off from the rest of the building, with a large pile of malt sitting next to the restrooms. Thirsty Dog even had a separate coffee bar in the restaraunt, definitely the first time I've seen THAT in a brewpub. We went at noontime, so we didn't really get to see the place going at night, but seems like it could get fairly lively.

Quality/Selection: Thirsty Dog had 14 different selections; the 10 chainwide regular beers, and 4 seasonal selections (which also seem to be chainwide, as they were the same as when we were in Akron). Since we had done the sampler before, we didn't get a chance to compare the quality between the two locations. The one beer we did have, a Stea...err, California Common, seemed to be served quite well and had no real QC problems.

Service: The service at Thirsty Dog was good. Our food came rather quickly, and the bar staff seemed to know the beers that they were serving.

Food: Once again, Thirsty Dog came through with the food. We again had their excellent Bacon Cheese Chips, with one of the best ranch dressings I've ever had on the side.

We definitely enjoyed our trip to Thirsty Dog Canton. A good selection of pub food as well as a larger-than-average brewpub beer list make this a place to stop in Northeastern Ohio, especially if visiting the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Photo of canoehornpoint
3.53/5  rDev -17.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I really liked their beers and the selection was pretty good. They were out of the IPA and another style. That was too bad because i bet the IPA would have been a good happy medium between the Pale Ale and the Hoppis Maximus (name says it all). They do a good variety of seasonals also. It looked like they had about 14 or so beers available. The equipment is all very visible which is nice. Decor is lots of growlers and different types of beer paraphernalia. My wife was happy with her meal. I ordered a fish sandwich and never expect much from that. My wife actually found a few beers that she liked and finished a whole pint WOW.

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Photo of rosebud
4.95/5  rDev +15.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

My boyfriend liked this place so much that visited it again over the 4th. The beer selection is always great. When we were there they had 16 on tap which included their regulars plus a few seasonals. The food is great and plentiful and the waiter we had was very knowledgeable about the food and the beer. We first went to this place because its Hoppus Maximus had won a medal at the GABF. Actually they've won several medals. The waiter was kind enough to get the head brewer out to chat with us. Max is a great guy. He also poured us a couple of their Anniversary Ales, definitely worth a try. Planning on going back over labor day.

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Photo of Dogbrick
4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

This Thirsty Dog location is in the Belden Village area of Canton, which is a very busy section of town. Getting to the parking lot might be difficult depending on the traffic but they have plenty of parking.

The atmosphere at this location is kind of ecclectic. You can still see some remnants of the Mexican restaurant that inhabited the building before Thirsty Dog moved in. The walls have kind of a stucco look. The brew works are in the back of the restuarant, behind a large screen TV. The bar area occupies the right side. They have some board games and a video game to occupy your time.

Thirsty Dog keeps at least 15 beers in rotation at any given time, and that's not a bad thing. Even better, you can get a sampler of 15 beers served on a bone-shaped tray for only $7.50! That is an amazing deal. Their ales run the whole gamut from American Lite Lager to Imperial Stout, and everything in between. I'm sure they have some bottled stuff too, but who cares.

The staff is generally knowledgeable about the beers and the service has always been good when I visit.

The food is typical pub grub. The Thirsty Dog chips are an interesting appetizer that is actually served in a dog bowl!

All in all this is definitely worth a stop if you find yourself in the Akron/Canton area.

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Thirsty Dog Brewing Company in Canton, OH
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