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Taps: 24 / Bottles: 18
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery ]
28699 Chagrin Blvd.
phone: (216) 292-5567
Reviews by GilGarp:
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I visited this place with the family over the weekend. B Spot is a very casual place located in a very upscale shopping center. In fact it seems completely out of place. It really should be in an old abondoned warehouse in downtown Cleveland. There is corregated metal and beer cans on the walls, dim lighting, and (mostly) rock music. Meanwhile, you're surrounded by high-end shopping and boutique stores. Strange?
Service was average and I'm kind in saying that. Our server was prompt but lacked any personality and/or suggestions, recommendations, etc.
Selection was very good and I was happy to see beers on tap from all over the country. A good variety of selections and organized on the menu in a way that made it easy to 'shop.' A light, medium, dark, and "hop driven" which you've gotta love if you're a hophead.
The food, probably the best part about the place, is worth the drive from far away. The Lola burger was topped with fried egg, bacon, cheddar, and pickled red onions. What a great hamburger! The fries with rosemary salt were awesome as well.
Overall a fantastic place for a casual atmosphere, great beer, and fantastic burger.
08-31-2010 04:56:39 |
More by GilGarp
More User Reviews:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
A: A slightly trendy looking bar on the inside of a mall with stores I don't regulary visit. But stopped in after the Pancake House was really busy. As you walk in there is a nice amount of tables, with a horseshoe shaped bar and some boothes. In addition, there is some seats in the indoor patio that is in the mall area.
Q: No problems with any of the quality of the beers and the freshness.
S: Service was decent as it was not overly crowded. Friendly and efficient.
Sel: They have about 18 beers on tap today. Most are craft beers with one or two macro's. In addition, they have about 3-4 can selections and about 8 bottled beers to choose from. On tap was some Jolly Pumpkin Bam Bier, Founders Red Rye, Victory Prima Pils, Stone Levitation, DFH 60, Heavy Seas Loose Cannon, Sam Adams Wee Heavy, Brother Thelonious, Edmund Fitzgerald, Left Hand Milk Stout...etc They had some bottles of Sierra Nevada Grand Cru, SN 30th Anniversary
F: They offer a wide variety of burgers. They have some odd combinations. The Philly Burger I had was steak, cheeze whiz and onions along with a burger. It was a nice sized portion, not too small and not over the top big.
This was a nice place to visit for lunch. Offers you enough of a craft beer selection and affordable lunches as well.
08-14-2011 21:02:23 |
More by IronCitySteve
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
It's a great casual spot, fun to take out-of-towners, but it has not warmed up to make it my choice for a local craft brew watering hole. The format is similiar to Blanc Burger in Kansas City. It attracts a ton of people given the Food Channel hype and Michael Symon star power. The 'B' stands for burger, brat and beer. Most patrons do not care about the beer. The beer quality and diverse selection is excellent. It's mostly American craft beers and a handful of Belgiums. Much of the offerings are expensive brown bombers. I'd guess they have 12 drafts? They seem especially focused on Belgium styles and small batch beers. If you ask, the bartender might even offer you a unique beer that they are sampling but not on the menu. The bartenders' technical knowledge I found to be ok, and they don't seem to be involved in the selection process. They could use more session beer selections. I was there March 26, 2010 and they were tapped out of 2 of the 3 IPAs they carry - they had the Dogfish 60 minute but were out of Stone's Arrogent Bastard and Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye. To their defense, they were changing over their beer list and had some beverage supply issues. I'm sure over time it will mellow out, build character, and be more suitable for beer geeks looking to chill out at the bar. Dont' forget to hit the condiment bar for the huge selection of pickled cucumbers, peppers and onions, and the fried bologna sandwich is a cholesteral bomb well worth the cardiac risk.
04-03-2010 02:48:22 |
More by xchinbrown
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
I added this place to BA so I will try to represent it well. Bspot (no spaces, that is correct!) is one of at least two restaurants opened by the Iron Chef and Cleveland native Michael Symon. I know of one other one at Quicken Loans Arena (where LeBron and the CAVS play). I will keep my further comments focused on the beer centric aspects of the place. They are based on my visit there on or about 12 15 09.
Atmoshphere: Very "hip" with hard wood, brushed metal (the kind that has swiss cheese holes in it) along with a very cool beer can display in which the letter "B" is spelled out in green cans with light colored cans forming the background. That is cool. There is probably seating for 100 and the wait was 45 minutes when we went on a weeknight. Young professionals and a few families fill the place. Bspot is located inside Eaton Place there in Woodmere. 4.0
Quality: Very good indeed. This is a beer advocate place with a high respect for beer as it forms almost the entire back of the menu and with a few BMC exceptions there is good stuff here. The quality is also bolstered by Michael Symon's cooking and reputation for a top notch place. 4.0
Service: Overworked staff are patient and professional but I always struggle with "service" anyway. The beer is presented very well indeed with proper glassware so I suppose that could go toward "service." 4.0
Selection: Excellent for a hip restuarant. 3 BMC and 36 craft and imports and only 5 wines on the menu. Well, as of this post this is the selection:
Light Bodied, Light in Color, Dry
Pilsner Urquell, Czech Pilsener, Czech Republic, Draft, 4.4%, $5
Great Lakes, Dortmunder Lager Gold, Ohio, Draft, 5.8%, $5
Stella Artois, Euro Pale Lager, Belgium, Draft, 5.2%, $5
Reissdorf Kolsch, Kolsch, Germany, Draft, 4.8%, $5
Pabst Blue Ribbon, Light Beer, Illinois, Draft, 3.6%, $1
Budweiser, Light Beer, Missouri, Draft, 3.7%, $5
Bud Light, Light Beer, Missouri, Draft, 3.7%, $5
Einbecker N/A, Non Alcoholic, Germany, 11.2oz., .5%, $5
Light to Medium Body, Deeper Color, Slightly More Richness
Weihenstephaner Hefe-Weissbier, Hefeweizen, Germany, Draft, 5.4%, $5
Ommegang, Witte, Witbier, New York, Draft, 5%, $5
Old Speckled Hen, English Pale, England, Draft, 5.2%, $5
Dupont Saison, Farmhouse Ale, Belgium, 750mL, 6.5%, $18
La Chouffe, Belgium Strong Pale, Belgium, 750mL, 8%, $19
Fantome, Classic Saison, Belgium, 750mL, 8%, $27
Tart, Sour, Funky, Listed from Lightest in Color to Darkest
St. Louis Framboise, Lambic/Fruit, Belgium, Draft, 5%, $6
Etienne Dupont, Brut, Cidre, 2008, Hard Cider, Normandie, France, Draft, 5%, $8 (gluten free)
Jolly Pumpkin, Oro de Calabaza, Biere de Garde, Michigan, 750mL, 8%, $18
Cantillon, Classic Gueuze, Gueuze, Belgium, 750mL, 5%, $23
Jolly Pumpkin, Noel de Calabaza, Belgium Strong Dark, Michigan, 750mL, 9%, $18
Cantillon, Iris, 2006, Unblended Lambic, Belgium, 750mL, 6%, $24
De Ranke, Kriek, Lambic/Fruit, Belgium, 750mL, 6%, $19
Jolly Pumpkin, La Roja, American Wild Ale, Michigan, 750mL, 7.2%, $15
Leelanau Brewing Co., Petoskey Pale Ale, 2009, 2nd Batch, Michigan, 750mL, 5.8%, $19
Hop-Driven Beers, Floral, Citrus, and Bitter Flavors
Sierra Nevada, Pale Ale, American Pale, Chico, California, Draft, 6%, $5
Dogsh Head, 90 minute IPA, American Double/Imperial IPA, Delaware, Draft, 9%, $5
Heavy Seas, Winter Storm, ESB, Maryland, Draft, 7.5%, $5
Bear Republic, Hop Rod Rye, Rye Beer, California, Draft, 8%, $5
Medium to Almost Full Body, More Amber, Full Flavor and Richness
Stone Brewery, Arrogant Bastard, American Strong Ale, California, Draft, 7.2%, $5
Lexington Brewing Co., Bourbon Barrel American Strong Ale, Kentucky, Draft, 7%, $5
Bells, Best Brown, English Brown, Kalamazoo, Michigan, Draft, 5.8%, $5
North Coast, Red Seal, Amber Ale, California, Draft, 9%, $5
Unibroue, La Fin du Monde, Tripel, Quebec, 750mL, 9%, $16
Sierra Nevada, Life and Limb, American Strong Ale, California, 750mL, 10.2%, $17
The Bruery, 2 Turtle Doves, Belgium Strong Dark, California, 750mL, 12%, $19
Dark, Rich, Full, Including Stouts, Porters, Old Ales, etc.
Great Lakes, Edmund Fitzgerald, American Porter, Ohio, Draft, 5.8%, $5
Great Divide, Hibernation, Old Ale, Colorado, Draft, 8.1%, $6
Guiness, Irish Dry Stout, Ireland, Draft, 6%, $5
Thirsty Dog, Siberian Night, Russian Imperial Stout, Ohio, Draft., 9%, $5
Hoppin Frog, Bourbon Barrel B.O.R.I.S. the Crusher Oatmeal Stout, Russian Imperial Stout, Ohio, 22oz., 9.4%, $24
Food: Salads, Burgers, Bratwurst, Bologna, Hot Dogs, Shakes Fries and Onion rings are the specialties here but they are done with class and interesting presentations. This is a grub place with a high class presentation.
Value: I think that you can see by the beer list that it was a bit pricey.
12-29-2009 02:41:42 |
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