Market Garden Brewery
Active Beers: 17
Beer Ratings: 124
Beer Avg: 3.67
Taps: 10 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
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2.85/5 rDev -28.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2 | food: 3 | $$$
I went to Market Garden during the first week of opening. So I was not expecting it to be perfect. I had a paddle of the beers on tap, nothing in the brews seemed to stand out. It is nice to see another brewery open in Cleveland but, if you are going out for good beer you may want to wait until they make some more batches before making a considerable effort to go. The atmosphere seemed like an upscale brewery/restaurant. The food was good, definitely not normal Bar food. The price for a paddle is a little expensive.
07-21-2011 17:20:07 | More by wlamep
3.15/5 rDev -20.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 5 | selection: 2 | food: 5 | $$$
I visited this establishment this past Saturday night. I made a reservation using open table. Valet parked. So this seems more like an upscale brewery to me than the usual brewpub. We were seated next to the bar. I asked if we could be seated on the patio and was told that was first come first serve and there was a wait time any where between 30 minutes and 3 hours if people just sit there and don’t leave. We took the seat by the bar. Funny thing about the patio. There were half a dozen tables out there with wooden reserved blocks on them. I had a reservation, too. Guess I wasn’t good enough to sit out there. I ordered a beer sampler. Most of the beer on the menu here are about 5-6% ABV. So mostly session beers. None stood out. The beer here is pretty boring actually. The IPA was not hoppy, the stout one dimensional, and so on. Best beer of the bunch was the Brown ale. I’d have that one again. I ordered the pork tacos to eat. All the food is ala carte. So we shared a pretzel first. Which was very good. And the tacos were outstanding. Overall, the place had a nice stuffy upscale vibe to it. The beer was boring. Food was outstanding. If I choose to go back it will clearly be for the food. Not the beer.
07-14-2011 01:19:19 | More by fiver29
3.48/5 rDev -12.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$$
Ended up checking out this place when the wait at Greatlakes was too long. A surprisingly large place once you get inside with a spacious feel to
it with two bars and outdoor "beergarden".
Service was good especially for a busy Sat. though we probably got there before their peak
rush. An interesting menu. I tried the taco's
which were OK. They were a bit on the skimpy side
and could have been a little more flavorful but
overall weren't bad. Other diners had lobster roll (thumbs down) & veggie burger (thumbs up).
Wings were good. Overall the food wasn't bad but
left some room for improvement. Onto the beers.
My main criticism was $15 for 6-4oz.sampler.
I paid it but probably should have complained because obviously expensive for 24 oz.of beer!
The beers were most of the usual standards: pale,stout,wheat,brown,light lager plus a Scotch & IPA. All their beers were well made throughout.
Though not maybe the most exciting styles it is much easier said then done to produce good quality for all the house beers & these had it.(it's amazing to me how many brewpubs serve flawed/tastless beers!) The Scotch & the pale ale
stood out to me as being especially good.the pale was a refreshing change of pace to compared to the intense hoping of all the IPA's out there.
All in all a good place. Not quite at the level of Greatlakes beer/foodwise but still well worth the visit.
08-30-2011 14:21:42 | More by fermobot2000
3.55/5 rDev -10.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$$
This place is OVERPRICED, but maybe that’s what “cool” people do, pay too much for the beer they imbibe. Alebird has been here twice. Last fall, their Oktoberfest beer was EXCELLENT, really top-notch, but Alebird went back recently, after a 15 brewery tour through Hawai’i, California and Arizona, and Alebird found it APPALLING that EXCELLENT beer at a VERY FAMOUS Sonoma Valley Brewery could be purchased for $3.50 a pint, $3.50 a pint in one of the most expensive places to live in America and happy hour had passed, and pints at Market Garden are $5 or $6 each, EVEN in the middle of the day. SCREW THAT! Wise up Cleve, Market Garden Brewery is OVERPRICED. Head to the other brewery nearby for Waaay better value.
05-22-2012 14:53:37 | More by alebird
3.55/5 rDev -10.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
real cool location on the west side. place is absolutely massive. top floor is too crowded and we couldnt get a table anywhere as walk-ins. beer garden was packed too on a saturday night, so we were sent to the basement to eat at the bar. its loud as hell down there, but other than that the ambiance is nice. wood everythwhere, chalkboard beer menu, and a visible kitchen. again, its really packed. there were quite a few beers on tap. i thought the saison and the scotch ale were the picks, but all that i tried were more than passable. service was rough because of how busy it was, but the bartender did his best. he did not know much about beer though, which was comical. our food was very good. we split the mussels, i had the duck and fresno chilli mac and cheese, while my girlfriend had the rock shrimp tacos. all of it was great. prices were decent, and all up its a place id return to, but ill call ahead next time or rock up on a weekday.
08-27-2012 23:48:37 | More by StonedTrippin
3.63/5 rDev -8.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
When I visited: May 2012.
What I had: Market Garden Spring Porter (draught), Victory Headwaters Pale Ale (draught), mixed berry ice cream, Kono Sauvignon Blanc and beer cocktail for my better half.
What I liked: solid tap list with awesome guest draughts (Sixpoint, Great Divide, Lost Coast, Ballast Point), efficient service, enjoyable fare.
What I disliked: club atmosphere, highish prices, fine for drinks and dessert but I can’t see us having dinner or a lengthy session amidst the blaring music.
Would I go back? Possibly.
Overall Rating: 72
07-22-2012 19:03:42 | More by cratez
3.73/5 rDev -6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$$
My wife and I stopped by a week or so ago. We were seated outside on the patio. Great atmosphere, really cool vibe on the patio. I decided to start with the Cluster Fuggle IPA. Solid beer overall. Hops get you up front with a bitter finish. Like I said solid but nothing special. My wife and I both ordered tacos. Small serving size, and not as tasty as they looked. Left us both a little disappointed. I then tried the Pearl Street Wheat. Once again solid. Would have liked a little more clove, but it was a decent hefeweizen. Overall my wife and I had a very good time. Were the food was lacking, the atmosphere and the people made up for it. Looking forward to heading over there again before the weather turns!
09-12-2011 18:00:42 | More by ike4tay45
3.84/5 rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75 | $$
I stopped in the Market Garden the past couple of Saturdays for my second and third visits. It is located in Ohio City right by the West Side Market. It is a pretty good sized place with a couple separate bar areas and an outside patio.
They had several in house selections as well as quality guest taps. I tried the Cluster Fuggle and the Spring Porter. The porter was average. I thought I enjoyed the Cluster Fuggle on a previous visit, but the first two visits I was drunker than seven Indians. The sober visit did not have a positive reaction to it. I tried their Citramax at another bar, and it was good. They were out this past Saturday.
I have eaten here before, but as I mentioned, I was intoxicated. The menu has a lot of dishes that seem worthwhile. I decided to try something different. I got the Scotch egg, which was a couple hard boiled surrounded by sausage. It was decent. I am glad I tried it, but would probably not order it again. They have tacos and pizza, as well as many other dishes. My buddy ordered a chicken sandwich that he seemed satisfied with.
I have been there for lunch and dinner the past two Saturday. At dinner time the place was packed. For lunch it was busy but not packed. The bartender I had for lunch was very friendly, and it didn't hurt that she was pretty hot. She mentioned that they served a lot of cocktails for the later crowd. It comes across as a pretty classy place that happens to make some average beer. The neighborhood is great. It's worth a stop.
05-27-2013 20:55:02 | More by buschbeer
4/5 rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
A: nice modern look inside, hard wood floors and dark wood tables, clusters of electric chandeliers with reds lights hanging from the ceiling, nice clean tiled bathrooms. The patio out back looks nice, a bunch of rows of tables to stand at with what looked like heaters over them. A nice big fireplace out back also makes it look like they are well set up for colder weather.
Q: the beer was all quality. Nothing bad, I just didn't like the octoberfest beer much, but I'm not too into the style to begin with. None of the beers are too strong or strange of styles, but the eight samples I tasted, were all enjoyable session-like beers. The wheat beer(not too spiced) and pale ale(reasonably hoppy and flavorful) were my favorites.
S: we got there a bit before the dinner rush. We got our beers in a normal time, and our three dinners came out quicker than I thought they would.
S: a nice variety of house beers, and I was pleased they had more lower abv beers to choose from, not just high abv and extreme flavors. They also had a nice varitety of guest beers on tap and in bottles. They didn't have a huge food menu, but there are a lot of enticing food to chose from....and scotch eggs!
F: they seem to want to feature seasonal and local foods and I think they are doing well. I got a nice steak with veggies, my parents both got huge sandwiches with good fries. I got the most beautful piece of bacon I have ever seen with my steak, a nearly 2 inch high square or seared bacon...so good.
V: the sampler of beers in a bit expensive, but I like being able to try a bunch of their different varieties. I get to find what I like and will order those individuals next time. Probably won't order the sampler again, but regular beers seemed around $5, which is reasonable to me. My parents sandwiches were huge with a bunch of fries and only cost $10. My steak was the second most expensive item on the menu at $18, and it was very good. So prices are reasonable, especially for what you get.
Overall a nice new place I want to hit again. And they are going to be distilling their own liquors in the future, which is exciting. A mixed but somewhat upperclass and hip crowd, not really my scene of people, but it won't keep me away.
09-24-2011 00:26:51 | More by headbucket
4/5 rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
(Visited 07/2011): Market Garden is located in the Ohio City area literally right around the corner from Great Lakes (side note: I asked one of the bartenders if they considered it a slap in the face that another brewery opened so close, but she said the more the merrier). The brewpub is located on W 25th and Market. Parking is typically scarce in the surrounding area.
The interior is open and clean looking, with 2 different bars in different sections. Communal benches throughout. The front bar is where I posted up, and it features an L-shaped bar, chandeliers and a "Beer" sign made out of light bulbs.
The beer list consists of around 20 taps, 8 of which are house beers and the rest guest taps. Market Garden's beers are available in a $15 sampler and include a Pils, Wheat, Scotch, and Fuggles IPA. All of the beers are decent. They also have a selection of bottled beer, including "large format geek beers".
Service at the bar on a weekday evening was good. The bartender was friendly and well-versed in their beer.
I did not try any food on my visit, but the pretzel appetizer the couple next to me got looked delicious.
Overall this is a nice addition to the Cleveland beer scene. Another side note: Kenny Lofton was in the house during my visit.
01-01-2012 22:07:19 | More by Dogbrick
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Market Garden Brewery in Cleveland, OH
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