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Beer Available At Ballantine Gastropub (arranged by most recent)
merc7186 (159) North Tonawanda, New York | November 17, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
A: The place is very nice inside, good seating, long bar that holds 20, open kitchen.
Q: Quality of the beers was outstanding. Their worst tap beer is better than most places best beer. 25 taps, all solid. Great Bomber Selection too.
S: One bartender knew her stuff, had a new guy who is not a beer nerd but he will learn quickly. Very Attentive and Friendly
S: Solid Selection from across the country of great brewers. Only draw back was 1 tap was from Ohio.
No food today.
Overall, I really liked the place and personally a better spot to drink than Wiloughby Brewing (and they had one tap). Nice selection that really didnt let me down.
UDBeernut (114) Moving to Jax, Florida | April 28, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Pure gastro pub with a bit more class. Best pure beer place in town in terms of atmosphere, beer selection, and serving in proper glassware. Service can be hit or miss if not sitting at the bar. Food is good.
jmikolich (110) North Ridgeville, Ohio | February 14, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Next door to 1899 and across the street from Willoughby Brewing, Ballantine is a classier bar, with lots of seating and bar space, occasional DJ and windows that open directly onto the main drag of Willoughby, Good selection with lots of good things on tap, can be difficult to order later in the evening due to the crowds but much more spacious than any other place.. good specials and good atmosphere I only wish it were closer.
pouranother4me (1) Ohio | April 13, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
By far the best beer selection of american craft and belgian beers on the east side of Cleveland, if not the entire region of northeast Ohio... 29 taps with 12-13 rotating seasonals and rarities at any time. Bottle list is smaller but hits every variation of choice beers available including all trappist beers, amazing big bottle selection, and great american/ worldly breweries. Service is far above average and more knowledgeable then most beer bars!
alebrewer (15) Mentor, Ohio | February 23, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
One of the better draft selections on the East side of Cleveland. Yes lots of Belgians but also a lot of other US craft beers. Can be pricey. Food is great and happy hour specials really worth it. Staff is great and friendly.
f351c4v (77) Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania | September 19, 2008
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 8/20
Visited during a recent business trip. Clean bar area, many taps, including some standard Belgians (Gulden Draak, Piraat, Chimay), and micros (GLBC, Clipper City, Bellís). Drinks were a bit pricey, especially mixed drinks, but the staff was friendly. Bands on select nights, as well.
MikeF (204) Cleveland, Ohio | June 14, 2008| Updated November 25, 2009
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
New, clean, somewhat trendy gastropub. There is a large bar centrally surrounded by table and booth seating. There are many large HDTVs hung about. There are many available beers on draft including many great Belgians and high quality microbrews. The food has gone through a number of changes. The current menu and chef are excellent. The menu consists of a nice variety of sandwiches, pizzas, and entrees which are updated frequently. Service is reliable and prompt. Worth the trip to willoughby if you live in NE Ohio. Overall, a much better choice for beer and food than the neighboring Willoughby brewing company.
-update- menu has changed - mostly steaks currently. Also they have increased their beer prices slightly and now use appropriate glassware (good, but usually means less volume)
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