Great Lakes Brewing Company | Cleveland, Ohio
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Great Lakes Brewing Company
Excellent based on 145 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

2516 Market Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio United States 44113 [ print map ]
216 771 4404

Hours: 11:30a-12a Mon-Thu; 11:30a-1a Fri-Sat; Closed Sunday

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Great Lakes Brewing Company

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Beer Available At Great Lakes Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Great Lakes Winter Fitz 88, Great Lakes Pumpkin Ale 86, Fifty West / Great Lakes Walking Sticke , Great Lakes Ohio City Farmhouse Saison , Great Lakes Cleveland Brown Ale (Barrel-Aged) , Great Lakes Rye-O-Rye Can’t We Win? Brown And Orange , Great Lakes / Oskar Blues / Lager Heads Mash Appeal , Great Lakes Red Right 88 56, Great Lakes Cleveliner Weisse , Great Lakes Eliot Ness 93, Great Lakes Oktoberfest 81, Great Lakes Sharpshooter Session Wheat IPA 48, Great Lakes High Striker Single 59, Great Lakes Alberta Clipper 91, Great Lakes Truth, Justice And The American Ale 73, Great Lakes Conway’s Irish Ale 76, Great Lakes / Cigar City Wandering Pelican Black Lager 91, Great Lakes Blackout Stout - Barrel-Aged 100, Great Lakes Blackout Stout 99, Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter 99
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145 reviews for Great Lakes Brewing Company
 Ambiance  86%
 Service  76%
 Selection  73%
 Food  78%
 Value  72%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  90%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
HopTsing  (27) Sandston, Virginia | September 16, 2015
Nice place. Easy to get to. Good food, lots of good beers. Had live music out side the night I was there.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
tia  (128) Sandston, Virginia | August 26, 2015
We happened in on a beautiful evening when they had a good musician playing- we got to sit in the lovely breeze and listen and eat- so extra ambiance points. Service was decent- it was busy. Decent selection of their own stuff. Food was not as good as I hoped, but not bad.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Ron  (114) Rochester, New York | August 17, 2015
Very conflicted on this. It soooo long to get our food, but they did give us free desert. A Saturday afternoon and our party of 5 was sat right away. We got our drinks pretty fast. Then he would not take our food order for awhile. People who were seated 15 minutes after us got their food before we did(several different groups) They then gave us free desert. Only Great lakes beers on table and had already had most of them. Over 2 hours to have a drink and lunch.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77  (321) Reno, Nevada | May 22, 2015
went years ago and remember liking it. Will update hopefully in 2016. dortmunder gold on tap was and still is a favorite in style. i remember it being the first american blonde that i really liked.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
tectactoe  (73) Michigan | January 27, 2015
Pretty large place. They actually have the huge production brewery down across the street from the pub. The store is separated from the pub (but next door) & the pub with the store spans almost an entire block. The pub is two stories tall as well. Very nice food menu with great food. Had the pretzel crusted chicken & it was great. So was the crème brulee for dessert. Beer list is kind of small, but it definitely has at least a few solid choices. About 6-7 normally bottled brews with 4-5 pub exclusives. Seems more like a restaurant than a pub, but nothing wrong with that. Waitress was extremely nice & very knowledgeable about the beers (even where the names originated from). She gave me a free small cup of the ice cream, too, since I was torn between that & the crème brulee. Seems like it would be a great place to just chill & have dinner with some good beer if you lived nearby. Recommended.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
OPIE788  (40) Ohio | November 19, 2014
Stopped in after some shopping at the Westside Market. Nice old building with a couple of bars. We drank in the basement bar. They had 4 beers on tap that you can only get at the brewery and another 5 or so that you can get everywhere. Even though it was pretty busy, the service was good. I really like the feel of the basement bar. It kind of felt like a speakeasy during Prohibition. Definitely going back.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
SmashinSaxon  (20) Virginia | April 8, 2014
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
sturmthis  (85) Ohio | January 26, 2014
A great place to visit while in Cleveland. The score would be higher, but the selection isn’t big because they only serve their own beers. Went here on a very snowy afternoon and the place was packed. I was able to get a table in the bar area though. Although it was crowded, my server was very quick to ask what me and the other people wanted to drink and she stayed very attentive the entire time we were there. They always have a few pub exclusive beers on tap, which are interesting to try. The food here is really good and everyone in my party enjoyed what they had. There is a gift store connected where they sell their beers, among other things. I go here a few times a year and it has always been a good experience.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
AdamChandler  (260) Enfield, New Hampshire | December 2, 2013
Awesome historical setting but the beers are just okay. Prices are pretty high. Staff was awesome though and the place is huge. Certainly a setting for everyone with loud bar front seating to a quiet basement. the pretzels were awesome!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops  (170) Epping, New Hampshire | December 2, 2013
The building of this place is really something else. Its three stories with a beer cellar, main floor and attic. It’s decorated really well with lots of beer paraphilia. And the building has some historical significance as well. I only had an appetizer so I can’t accurately comment on the food. As for the beer, the sample flight had 12 beers. Overall very average with a few really well made ones. (The Blackout Stout is a standout and Edmond Fitz Porter is nice as well) and just like anywhere else sometimes it depends on your personal taste in certain styles of beer. If you’re in the Cleveland area it is worth a stop for sure but…. I would be more interested in a return trip to Fatheads.

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