Great Lakes Brewing Company

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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
beerhugger  (9) Oshawa, Ontario | March 30, 2005
Yeah the food was a little pricey, but it was very good. I got the draught sampler of whatever happened to be on at the moment and it was a great way to get an idea of what they offer. I would go back without hesitating - and I have to check out the cellar still!
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 9/20
liquidcrack  (15) Ohio | March 22, 2005
after 3 too many visits, i’ve given up. ambiance is to " snooty" for my liking. too many turtle-necks and pda’s. food was a step above a franchise menu taste was maybe as good. prices where above reasonable. except for out-of-towners, no need to return
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 19/20
Dogbrick  (807) Columbus, Ohio | March 21, 2005
GLBC is located right over the bridge from downtown. Parking isn’t too hard to find between the pay lots and street.

Inside, the Beer Cellar is downstairs and is the ideal place to kill time waiting on a table. The ground floor and upstairs are devoted to dining. Breweriana adorns the walls, and the atmosphere is cozy.

But the beer is the attraction here. Even though I have had all of the beers except for Wolfhound Stout, there is that intangible benefit to drinking them on-site out of GLBC glasses. The Eliot Ness and Conway’s were both good too.

The service here is great. The staff are efficient and really know the beer. Our waiter knew my wife was drinking a Ness that she brought from the Cellar. Big deal, right? Well to me the Ness looks a heck of a lot like Conway’s. Maybe a lucky guess, but we were impressed nonetheless.

The nicest surprise of the evening was definitely the food. The walleye bites were good, and so was my bratwurst. As for my wife’s plate, sweet-potato ravioli: Absolutely out of this world. The food is pricey but worthwhile, and they do have some cheaper options for the budget-minded. The menu details where the local/regional ingredients come from and there is a beer recommendation for each dish.

All in all this place is the first place any beer lover should stop on a trip to Cleveland.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
bushwik  (2) chicago, Illinois | March 13, 2005
GLBC is key of you are in Cleveland looking for a proper beer digs...I love this place...its in a great part of the city too, Ohio City is purely historic in all respects. I love the English Pub feel of the bar. Very Unique and clean in the bar as well. I believe the Non Smoking rule actually makes the place much much enjoyable for someone looking to enjoy food and beer. The beers on tap are bursting with freshness. I was hoping that they would be a tad bit cheaper at the brewery considering its their own beer but at least you can sample tham all on tap which you cant say about anywhere else in the area.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
kujo9  (32) North Ridgeville, Ohio | December 22, 2004
Very good place to have a couple of pints and a bite to eat if price is not your worry. It’s not the most expensive brewpub in Cleveland, but it’s probably 2nd only to the Chophouse. However, I think GLBC beers are superior to the Chophouse. The menu is sort of eclectic with various burgers, meat dishes, fish, a couple vegetarian, etc. and I’ve eaten there numerous times and have yet to have a bad meal or bad service. Beer selections rotate with a few seasonals and they have a few that they have on tap that are not available in bottles. Not the place to go for a limited budget, but it won’t completely break the bank with a dinner for 2. Full bar service with liquor and wines, but no macro crap! A little noisy due to close quarters with the tables, and usually a fair amount of people in the place. Early mid century decor with dark wood floors, a beautiful brass railed bar, and a knowledgeable friendly staff. Tours of the brewery on the hour, but not very informative for the home brewers. Very general info, but free samples at the end...Very nice!!!
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
crizay  (128) Brook Park , Ohio | November 9, 2004| Updated July 6, 2008
Right across the street from the West Side Market this place is nice, brick building with wood decor everywhere. One side is the bar area the other is seating and the downstairs is where I always go very small but cool old brick walls a couple plasma tv’s just a great feel. The food is pricey but well worth it and everything is made with beer. The beer is awesome all the regulars always available but they always have pub exclusives on. Also outside seating near the street and a soon to open side area completely renovated and a few first ever crazy things going to conserve energy.
68
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
ampp  (2) Cleveland, Ohio | November 7, 2004
I enjoyed my visit to GLB.. The menu was not extensive, but the food that I ordered was very good. The space is a little cramped, but it has an old pub feel that is cozy. All of the regular GLB brews are available along with some of the specialty GLB brews. They could improve the parking situation, but overall it is a nice place to visit.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
11026  (58) Alabama | October 24, 2004
Nice brewpub type setting. Good selection of tap beers. Service was prompt and friendly. Food was decent. Would return if in Cleveland again.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
muzzlehatch  (255) Burlington, Vermont | October 9, 2004
Fabulous place; had the Glockenspiel and Anniversary to drink, a really great ravioli and mushroom dish to eat. Fish n chips a bit high-priced but just about the best I’ve tasted in a brewpub. Lots of organic and veggie stuff on the menu, great seasonal selection, lovely atmosphere...this is really top-notch.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
BBB63  (146) La Porte , Indiana | June 1, 2004
The big boy on the block, a good tour of the brewery (across the road) and the beers were a good as expected. The food was also good. A must visit in Cleveland.

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