Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Great Lakes Brewing Co.Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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3.9/5
Very Good
49,853 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:
121
Reviews:
15,262
Ratings:
49,853
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.35/5
Reviews:
241
Ratings:
546
pDev:
10.34%
 
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Ratings: 546 |  Reviews: 241
Reviews by mzwolinski:
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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Located in downtown Cleveland. My wife and I made a trip up here from Willoughby on a Saturday afternoon to check the place out, and the place was jumping. There was some sort of street fair taking place out side, complete with craft-booths and belly dancers, and the outside seating was pretty packed.

It actually took us a bit of doing to find the place -- we initially confused the brewpub, which is on Market, with the brewery itself, which is only a block or so over.

Once inside the correct building, we found a spacious, tastefully decorated restaurant. The crowd was mixed -- some younger folks, but mostly families. The food menu was alright. Mostly standard pub-fare, but with enough interesting variations to keep it interesting. I had a blue cheese bacon burger, which was quite tasty.

The beer selection was decent, but only one "non-standard" beer was on tap while I was there. I had a glass of the Anniversary Belgian ale, and paid $10 for both the beer and a very attractive commemorative glass. The beer itself was decent, but I was especially impressed by their Porter and their Dortmunder Gold. The waitstaff didn't seem to know a whole lot of beer, but my experience was limited to just 1 waiter, so who knows.

Family-friendly with a good atmosphere in a location with lots else to do. Recommended!

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More User Reviews:
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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Photo of NMA
4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of CPAles
3.93/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 2 | food: 4.5

Photo of Buck_Jones
4.06/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of fern22
4.58/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

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Great Lakes Brewing Co. in Cleveland, OH
Brewery rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 49,853 ratings