Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Great Lakes Brewing Co.Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Great Lakes Brewing Co.Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

2516 Market Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio, 44113
United States

(216) 771-4404 | map
greatlakesbrewing.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.88
Beers:
63
Ratings:
49,355
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.35
Ratings:
565
pDev:
10.11%
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5 by KT3418 from Colorado on Mar 17, 2022
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4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3
by GrumpyGas from Illinois

Great stuff. So much going on here. Local bar feel, great beer with national distribution, and personable, friendly service.
Multiple levels provide a variety of spaces including a big, welcoming social bar and cool crannies for a more private escape.

I was excited to have Nosferatu on tap, and also enjoyed Christmas Ale, but Ness and Fitz were obvious starters.

We didn't get food.

Oct 30, 2021
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4.19/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.25
by Danzifer from Ohio

A local brewery for me. Can find their beers almost everywhere where I live, so naturally I've tried almost every beer I've seen by them. Most of them have been excellent. Dortmunder Gold is a personal favorite. They're always crafting new brews too. Definitely thankful for them.

May 27, 2020
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4.85/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5
by CXBrad from Canada (ON)

This is a great spot. Love going into the basement pub, really makes you feel like you are drinking on hallowed ground. The selection of beer will suit almost any taste. The staff are friendly, and have always been knowledgeable and willing to help with beer selection.

Feb 10, 2020
 
4.26 by adab123 from Ohio on Nov 12, 2019
 
3.85 by Phoodcritic from Michigan on Nov 03, 2019
 
4.44 by themayorkoch from Ohio on Oct 16, 2019
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4.54/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75
by JoeZZ from Michigan

This is the place that started it all back in the day here in Cleveland...Great food & beer, nice gift shop. Parking can be a challenging but worth the effort. If you have time visit Westside Market is neat to stop by?

Sep 26, 2019
 
4.49 by O-Meg from New York on May 22, 2019
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3.71/5  rDev -14.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5
by StoutSnob40 from California

Certainly has the vibe of dive bar. It’s not dirty or anything.. it’s actually really nice, but there are a lot of older dudes who were way too drunk on a Tuesday. Selection is fairly average.. stuff you can find at the store. Still, a staple of Cleveland’s beer scene, and worth a visit for historical purposes.

Feb 27, 2019
 
4.46 by Matt23 from Virginia on Feb 21, 2019
 
4.04 by Arg914 from New York on Feb 10, 2019
 
3.68 by MikiMo from Texas on Jan 27, 2019
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
by Blogjackets from Ohio

Beautiful wood bar in a cozy space lends it a warm vibe. Excellent food to pair with excellent beer.

Jan 23, 2019
 
3.75 by OKCNittany from Oklahoma on Oct 23, 2018
 
3.52 by ikidunot from Canada (ON) on Oct 05, 2018
 
4.58 by Rubezahl from Pennsylvania on Aug 28, 2018
 
4.5 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Aug 04, 2018
 
4.64 by PatrickLipaj from Ohio on Jul 30, 2018
 
4.05 by LeftHanded666 from New York on Jul 29, 2018
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3.89/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3
by ProNR from Florida

Good service and friendly atmosphere. Food was average. Took a tour of brewery which was worth it.

Jul 15, 2018
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5/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5
by mmgolfer from Ohio

Great Lakes Brewery has great beers across the board, huge seelction of regular rotation and a seasonal beer for every month. It will stand up to any brewery in the country!

Jul 15, 2018
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4.89/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5
by msbuffy from Pennsylvania

Wonderful selections! Never thought I'd be saying great things about anything coming from the water of Lake Erie, but then I'm from Pittsburgh, so... We've tried several of the offerings from GLB, Co. and enjoyed every one more than several times. Our favorite is Dortmunder Gold Lager so far. I'm not much of a lager fan, but this is not your typical lager. While it's rich, it doesn't have the usual heaviness and it's great for a hot day! All in all, it's almost a perfect beer that goes great with a summer meal. Enjoy!

Jul 04, 2018
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4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25
by VABA from Virginia

A good brewery located close to downtown Cleveland and very close to the West Market (which is worthwhile exploring). I wish I had spent more time there, but I had a prior engagement, never-the-less I did get to try a few of their beers (which I had never tried before).

Jun 11, 2018
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5/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5
by JohnBoy43 from South Carolina

This is a can't miss place. Sitting at the same bar John D. Rockefeller sat at and where Elliot Ness shot a hole in is a great experience. the basement bar has an hones old pub feel. the food is top notch and the service was excellent. If you are lucky enough to be in Cleveland, you must make this a priority.

May 22, 2018
 
3 by emptyglassagain from Massachusetts on May 15, 2018
 
4.41 by DigitGrowler from Kentucky on May 12, 2018
 
4.2 by Whitey_from_Remedy from Pennsylvania on Apr 15, 2018
 
4.39 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Apr 09, 2018
 
4.38 by Richie_C_Johnson from Minnesota on Mar 05, 2018
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5/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
by PrideofCleveland from Ohio

While I can't rate the food, I can assure any potential visitor that the Holy Moses, Turntable Pils, and Dortmund Gold were absolutely delicious, and were great to have over a long conversation... I'm confident that if Washington operated over a couple bottles of Great Lakes, we wouldn't have quite so many problems with our government that we do...

Jan 30, 2018
 
4.26 by ADKbeerguy from New York on Nov 26, 2017
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3.03/5  rDev -30.3%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1.75 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5
by Kmorgan310 from Michigan

This beer has a strong bitter after taste

Aug 25, 2017
 
3.75 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Aug 25, 2017
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4.6/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4
by TimInPA from Pennsylvania

Went here before a Cavaliers game to eat dinner and drink some beer. Restaurant provides a shuttle ride for $1/person to and from, which is a nice bonus. Beers on tap are just as good as what you can buy in a bottle.

Jul 25, 2017
 
4.6 by camiconnell from Minnesota on Jul 14, 2017
 
4.1 by mkyer from Connecticut on Jul 03, 2017
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4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5
by GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

A very unique, old building in which it is very dark. The cellar pub is even more dingy, but cool. They hav]d several beers on tap in which a few are not commonly found. The gift shop had much variety in which all flagship and some other beers are offered for takeout.

Jul 02, 2017
 
4.31 by midlifec from Michigan on May 20, 2017
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4.95/5  rDev +13.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5
by dean2017 from Ohio

Love the atmosphere and of course the beers.

Apr 30, 2017
Great Lakes Brewing Co. in Cleveland, OH
Brewery rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 49355 ratings