Great Lakes Brewing Company | Cleveland, Ohio
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Great Lakes Brewing Company
Excellent based on 142 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 High Striker Single 63, Great Lakes Alberta Clipper 91, Great Lakes Sharpshooter Session Wheat IPA 49, Great Lakes Truth, Justice And The American Ale 73, Great Lakes Conwayís Irish Ale 78, Great Lakes / Cigar City Wandering Pelican Black Lager 91, Great Lakes Eliot Ness 94, Great Lakes Barrel-Aged Blackout Stout 100, Great Lakes Blackout Stout 99, Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter 99, Great Lakes Christmas Ale 92, Great Lakes Fitzmas 75, Great Lakes Chillwave Double IPA 100, Great Lakes Ohio City Oatmeal Stout 95, Great Lakes Loch Erie Scotch Ale 88, Great Lakes Aloha Ale 76, Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA 92, Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale 95, Great Lakes Smoked Maple Porter , Great Lakes Shift IPA
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142 reviews for Great Lakes Brewing Company
 Ambiance  86%
 Service  77%
 Selection  73%
 Food  78%
 Value  72%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  90%
Rating Distribution

  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.
  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. Itís not the most expensive brewpub in Cleveland, but itís 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 Iíve 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 wonít 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!!!
  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 tvís 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.
  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.
  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.
  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 Iíve tasted in a brewpub. Lots of organic and veggie stuff on the menu, great seasonal selection, lovely atmosphere...this is really top-notch.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
BBB63  (145) 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.
michael-pollack  (100) King of Prussia, Pennsylvania | April 1, 2004
Not impressed. Beers were weak. In a bad area.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
NVBeer232  (21) Reno, Nevada | March 1, 2004| Updated March 31, 2005
Located on beautiful Market Ave. in Ohio City, Great Lakes is a gem. The 100+ year old bar just oozes character. Allegedly, the bar still has a bullet in it from a raid by Eliot Ness and his crew when thebar was a speakeasy in the 20ís. Beer is world class. Edmund Fitzgerald on nitro as long as there isnít a stout on draft. Awesome! The seasonals are what really bring me there. Food has dramatically improved in the last few months. Service is just great. I canít say enough good things about the GLBC staff. Simply a Cleveland landmark.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
mike3  (4) cleveland, Ohio | February 17, 2004
excellent beer, food & atmosphere

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