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:
3.89
Beers:
137
Ratings:
52,444
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.35
Reviews:
247
Ratings:
318
pDev:
10.11%
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Ratings by Hoptometrist:
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Reviewed by Hoptometrist from Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4
I was just here a couple weeks ago and it is one of the top places to go in Cleveland.

A- The atmosphere is great, nice to sit outside or in the garden room on a nice summer day, but the beer cellar has a lot of character too.

Q- The beer is exceptional, having an Edmund Fitzgerald here three summers ago is what got me into beer. The Commodore Perry IPA and Elliott Ness Vienna Lager are great year-round beers, but they also have some great seasonals and rotate some brewery exclusives that are great too. Ohio City Oatmeal Stout is a great brewery exclusive.

Service- The wait staff is very friendly and know their beer. They also offer brewery tours with plenty of samples. It is a great tour and the tour guide has a great sense of humor and is very knowledgeable

Selection- The selection is good, all their year-round beers, seasonal offerings and some brewery exclusives. No guest taps, but when I am at Great Lakes I want to drink their beer so that's not a big deal to me.

F- The food is pretty good, lots of standard pub food, but also some more gourmet style food. I usually stick with the fish and chips or a burger, but they are well-made
May 03, 2011
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 5 by KT3418 from Colorado

Mar 17, 2022
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Reviewed by GrumpyGas from Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3
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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Reviewed by Danzifer from Ohio

4.19/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.25
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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Reviewed by CXBrad from Canada (ON)

4.85/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5
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
 
Rated: 4.26 by adab123 from Ohio

Nov 12, 2019
 
Rated: 3.85 by Phoodcritic from Michigan

Nov 03, 2019
 
Rated: 4.44 by themayorkoch from Ohio

Oct 16, 2019
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Reviewed by JoeZZ from Michigan

4.54/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75
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
 
Rated: 4.49 by O-Meg from New York

May 22, 2019
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Reviewed by StoutSnob40 from California

3.71/5  rDev -14.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5
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
 
Rated: 4.46 by Matt23 from Virginia

Feb 21, 2019
 
Rated: 4.04 by Arg914 from New York

Feb 10, 2019
 
Rated: 3.68 by MikiMo from Texas

Jan 27, 2019
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Rated by Blogjackets from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
Beautiful wood bar in a cozy space lends it a warm vibe. Excellent food to pair with excellent beer.
Jan 23, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by OKCNittany from Oklahoma

Oct 23, 2018
 
Rated: 3.52 by ikidunot from Canada (ON)

Oct 05, 2018
 
Rated: 4.58 by Rubezahl from Pennsylvania

Aug 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Aug 04, 2018
 
Rated: 4.64 by PatrickLipaj from Ohio

Jul 30, 2018
 
Rated: 4.05 by LeftHanded666 from New York

Jul 29, 2018
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Rated by ProNR from Florida

3.89/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3
Good service and friendly atmosphere. Food was average. Took a tour of brewery which was worth it.
Jul 15, 2018
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Reviewed by mmgolfer from Ohio

5/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5
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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Reviewed by msbuffy from Pennsylvania

4.89/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5
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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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25
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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Reviewed by JohnBoy43 from South Carolina

5/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5
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
 
Rated: 3 by emptyglassagain from Massachusetts

May 15, 2018
 
Rated: 4.41 by DigitGrowler from Kentucky

May 12, 2018
 
Rated: 4.2 by Whitey_from_Remedy from Pennsylvania

Apr 15, 2018
 
Rated: 4.39 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Apr 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4.38 by Richie_C_Johnson from Minnesota

Mar 05, 2018
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Reviewed by PrideofCleveland from Ohio

5/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
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
 
Rated: 4.26 by ADKbeerguy from New York

Nov 26, 2017
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Rated by Kmorgan310 from Michigan

3.03/5  rDev -30.3%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1.75 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5
This beer has a strong bitter after taste
Aug 25, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Aug 25, 2017
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Reviewed by TimInPA from Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4
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
 
Rated: 4.6 by camiconnell from Minnesota

Jul 14, 2017
 
Rated: 4.1 by mkyer from Connecticut

Jul 03, 2017
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Reviewed by GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5
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
 
Rated: 4.31 by midlifec from Michigan

May 20, 2017
Great Lakes Brewing Co. in Cleveland, OH
Brewery rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 52444 ratings