Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Great Lakes Brewing Co.Great Lakes Brewing Co.
BA SCORE
3.91/5
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49,606 Ratings
Great Lakes Brewing Co.Great Lakes Brewing Co.
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

2516 Market Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio, 44113
United States

(216) 771-4404 | map
greatlakesbrewing.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
123
Reviews:
15,094
Ratings:
49,606
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.35/5
Reviews:
241
Ratings:
550
pDev:
10.11%
 
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Ratings: 550 |  Reviews: 241
Reviews by MDekker:
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4.58/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

My three younger brothers and I drove up to Cleveland to visit on the occasion of a 30th birthday, and it was well worth it.

A: Located in a very cool old building, lots of old woodwork (including the bar), a unique straw-bale-walled bier garden, a stone basement, and also in an interesting nieghborhood with other attractions too. It got crowded fast, though - we were there as they opened and got a table right away but we were amazed at how fast it filled up.

Q: Anyone who knows Great Lakes knows that they make good beers, and a long list of their year-round, seasonal, and pub exclusive brews were available.

Service: the waitress was fine, but the free tour was exceptional. We ended up in a group of 6 people total, and the small group certainly helped that. We got up close to everything involved in the process (they don't brew on Saturdays, so that probably helped) and the tour guide was very informative and easy to talk to. We noticed that the group was much larger for the next tour - we took the first one available, at 1:00. I'm not a brewery tour veteran, but this was one of the greatest free things I've ever received.

Selection: see Q above.

F: What we had was good, not raging awesome. It seemed a bit on the expensive side, maybe - certainly more than what I'm used to in Grand Rapids.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Rubezahl
4.58/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of PatrickLipaj
4.64/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.05/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of ProNR
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.

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Photo of mmgolfer
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!

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Photo of msbuffy
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!

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Photo of VABA
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).

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Photo of JohnBoy43
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.

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Photo of emptyglassagain
3/5  rDev -31%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 2.75

Photo of DigitGrowler
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
4.2/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Curt3
4.39/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of PrideofCleveland
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...

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Photo of ADKbeerguy
4.26/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Kmorgan310
3.03/5  rDev -30.3%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1.75 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5

This beer has a strong bitter after taste

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.75/5  rDev -13.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of TimInPA
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.

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Photo of camiconnell
4.6/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of mkyer
4.1/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Gobearswalter34
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.

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Photo of midlifec
4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of dean2017
4.95/5  rDev +13.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Love the atmosphere and of course the beers.

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Great Lakes Brewing Co. in Cleveland, OH
Brewery rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 49,606 ratings