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Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Active Beers: 71
Beer Ratings: 27,476
Beer Avg: 3.92
Taps: 10 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
2516 Market Avenue
phone: (216) 771-4404
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | $$$$
Naturally I hit this place while I was in town on a semi-beercentric trip.
We didn't have any food, and our stay here was very short. We entered in the gift shop side. I browsed around here. I've been in the gift shop before when I went to buy my allotment of BA Blackout. It was expensive and over priced then and its expensive and overpriced now. Over $8 for a snifter, over $6 for a taster glass, over $1 for a coaster? $25 tee shirts? I mean c'mon, this ain't Disney Land.
I was told that I had a shot at Rackhouse, and honestly that was the only reason I came here. But alas, Rackhouse was gone. Just my luck.
The place is pretty nice, it seems to look very inspired by Cleveland's industrial history. The decor is distressed but up scale.
The staff seemed to not really care that we were there, wandering and gazing aimlessly. We stood right by the bar, in front of the hostess stand, for a few minutes with no one offering to help or even say hi.
We ate at a near by pub because rumors are that their food isnt worth the price.
I'll probably be back, certainly to buy some BA Blackout, but I wont rush here. I'll take my time at Fat Head's and Buckeye Beer Engine.
03-18-2011 07:32:05 |
More by MbpBugeye
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$
Stopped by here this past week while visiting the in-laws.
A- This is a nice little place. Good old school feel to this place with a new school twist. We were sitting in the newer outside area.
Q- The beers were good and served in proper glassware. The food plates were alright for the most part. There was food specks on some of the plates and when one of us got coffee there were lipstick marks all over it.
S- Our server was nice but took a little while in getting things for us. At times our beer glasses were empty and we had to wait to find her. She didn't seem to be that busy but overall our service was a little slow all around.
S- Nothing really special as far as beers went. Only 2 beers on the menu that I couldn't get outside of the pub. The actual menu as far as food goes was good with there being no problems with finding multiple things that we all wanted to eat.
F- The food was good but a little pricey. I had the pulled pork which was amazingly good. My wife though split a salad with my mother in-law as we had a couple of appetizers and when it came to us was not only enough to share but wan't enough to fill one person. The price of that salad? Eight bucks!!!
03-13-2011 07:14:23 |
More by alleykatking
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 2.5 | $$$$
Visited July 2012: after 10 pm on a Saturday evening.
We were seated outside under a canopy and had a large party 12 people. The food portions were small and pricey 15$ for 2 brats and three small pirogi's.
We tried the beer sampler, which included 5 oz of each of the beers on tap (10). A very hoppy Summer selection. Would rather have a malty Winter selection so our timing was poor.
The area we sat in was near empty, and the service was moderate. Server was often hard to find for refills on soda's.
We were very excited to go here, having heard great things about the brewery. We had a good time, and enjoyed ourselves, but that was more the company we were with than the food or beer.
I can honestly say several of the beers tasted so similar as to not be able to really taste the difference, and mixing an IPA with honey, was NOT a good idea.
08-16-2012 22:00:31 |
More by Brubaker
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 2 | $$$
I had great expectations regarding the Great Lakes brewpub in Cleveland. Their beers don't always do it for me, but they're nevertheless very interesting.
The brewpub is a failure, at least in my trip. Super crowded and huge, not a small taproom or cozy brewpub as I expected. Service was overwhelmed, place was filled to the brim.
Selection of beers was weak, weak. Did I say WEAK? Yeah. About six or seven beers on tap, all of them at around 5-6% ABV. Nothing on cask, nothing weird, no huge beers, no specials. Just their regular offerings, which I can get pretty much in any beer bar in Ohio. So why bother coming here?
Didn't try food. Beers were a bit pricey for Ohio. Left soon. Not impressed.
07-29-2010 18:50:41 |
More by DoubleSimcoe
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 2.5 | selection: 1 | $$$
This place was a let down x10. they didn't even have wright bro's pilsner at all. i mean a pub exclusive... on our (gf and i)trip to cleveland to see primus i was geeked to stop there after we got situated at our hotel. i walked into the gift shop first to only notice they had 3 year around b.s. beers and one seasonal which you could find anywhere to go in 6 packs. the usual commadore perry, edmund, octoberfest, and burning river. so then we walked to the actual bar to notice they had pretty much the same thing. the only special beer if you wanna call it that was some dark smokey pale ale that sounded like crap. i looked around the bar area to notice pretty much 80% of the people were either drinking edmund or blackout stout (that being dark in color).so being pissed i figured i'd settle with the blackout stout which my beer stores in my local area still have alot of. well i asked how much for a growler for the stout and the dude told me $33. i mean bend me over and do me dry here. the scene of people in their looked really snoodish. very white collar. i felt like great lakes lost there ways with the harding working blue collar peeps who don't wanna spend 20 bucks on a burger and fries. what was really cool tho was one of the dudes working there told me about a store in the area that had a little micro selection. i asked a girl working there and she said "i don't drink this kind of stuff". like wow great lakes employ people who don't have a passionate for beers but for their face and rack. i glanced at a menu for food and the prices seemed high roller. and looking at the food people were eating no way seemed worth it. i ended up just getting a lake erie monster pint glass and a hippy bumper sticker. i just don't understand how they offer nothing special at all. like a treat for people who drove the way or whatever. great lakes stock plumited in my book.
PS- totally made it worth the lame let down tho was this old lady who was bitching how they had nothing special. i mean old like 70+. she said "i drove all this way to find beers i coulda bought back home". i wanted to just give her a high five.
08-04-2010 23:04:32 |
More by claminat420
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