Iíve been here a few times and never bothered rating it, I donít know why, call me lazy. However, my last experience changed this. Iím not going to talk about the atmosphere, food, etc. This place for me is all about the beer. But the place is sweet inside and very nicely laid out. Anyways, after trying some excellent beers on tap, my brother, my friend, and I wandered back to the brewing area where we saw a few gentlemen tasting some commercial micro stuff. One of them was our waiter (whoís getting married-congrats), the other one was the owner (Chris), another was the Chrisís friend (forgot your name-sorry), and another guy I that didnít introduce myself to. Well we all started talking beer, as they shared the coveted 3Fís Dark Lord. After chatting it up for a while, Chris busted out some other GREAT beers. He promptly grabbed some glasses and shared with us 3Fís Alpha Klaus, Behemoth Barley Wine, and some 04 Victory Storm King. It was an awesome unexpected treat! We talked beer, shared experiences and drank great brew. Chris is a class act! I had a great time and Iíll be coming back to share some brews with ya (if your interested of course)! Definitely visit this place if you are in the area!
My favorite beer bar in the city! A fantastic and eclectic collection of drafts that is always changing. The Ringneck brews are good (I had their Maibock last time I was there), but save room for some of their other selections. Food is good and comes in big portions. Service is friendly and generally knowledgeable about the beer they serve. If you are visiting Cleveland or live here, make time for The Brew Kettle.
We showed up at 2:05 p.m. on New Years Eve to a sign that said theyíd be closing at 2:00 p.m. that day. The door was open, so we wandered in and the bartender told us that we could do one round since we traveled a ways to get there. The four beers we shared between the five of us were really good - especially the Holly Day Stout and Barleywine. We also grabbed a bunch of bombers from the back ($2.99 a bottle, or something awesome like that.) I would have liked to stay longer, but it was good while it lasted!
Wow, a lot of reviews for this place...I canít do much but add to the praise. Cool looking place...kinda sports-bar like but you forget about the TVs with all the great breweriana, much of it from regional midwestern brewers long gone...nice touch. The service was as quick and friendly and knowledgeable as Iíve seen in a long time, and English wasnít even my serverís first tongue. Food was terrific, they emphasize BBQ and smoked stuff; not gourmet, this mark is not meant to be compared to "the best" restaurants, but as brewpub fare goes, pretty awesome; I had the best brisket sandwich Iíve had. And the beer was all decent to very good...nothing truly great on my first visit, but this is worth another out-of-the-way trip, definitely.
Combination brewpub, bar and BOP. One of my favorite combinations. And smoke-free, to boot! Lots of breweriana tchotchkes, a chance to buy some bottled brewmaster experiments from the BOP cooler; man, thatís liviní. Had to try a pulled pork sandwiches to test their "smokehouse" rep: it wasnít comparable to other ícue Iíve had, but thatís fine by me anyway. After trying all their fine Ringneck beers as a sampler, I had to go for one of the many guest beers for a full glass (an Avery 12), though I could have had quite a bit more of the Imperial Schwartzbier they had up. The bartender was concerned I might post a rating for the bottled "Brew Kettle" labeled stuff that wasnít meant to be sold as a "Ringneck," but I think when I crack them open, they will turn out quite all right.
This is my favorite bar in the Cleveland area. The brewpubís beers arenít as good as Buckeyeís, but theyíre still good. The atmosphere isnít as cool as Great Lakes, but itís not as crowded and is still a cool place to hang out. The food isnít really as good as Great Lakes, but Iím partial to barbecue. On top of that, the place has a large selection of high quality guest taps like Stone, Dogfish Head, Bellís, 3 Floyds and Founders. The place rocks.
brentfeesh (80) Mansfield, Ohio | February 24, 2005| Updated March 30, 2006
Missed Ogre Fest but made it the following week for some well deserved tasting. This was my first time to the Brew Kettle and I will be back. The selection of beers was just outstanding. I was able to try many brews from around the country and many of the Kettleís offerings. Jay was an excellent and knowlegable bartender, and I even got to meet the brewer on my way out the door. Great place everyone! Iíve been back since and had an equelly enjoyable experience. Ring Neck beers are average to very good and the food is satisfying. I make it a regular stop when ever Iím in the area.
The Brewkettle is a great place to meet your freinds, take your boss and even bring the wife and kids! Pam and Chris make sure that everyone has a great time in their establishment. They take the time to talk to you, if you want, and will always suggest the perfect beer for your meal. Do not hesitate to bring the kids because my two daughter love the place and they are 9 & 6. Thanks for having this place because I need a place to escape! Love the Brewkettle, Fin
kujo9 (32) North Ridgeville, Ohio | November 17, 2004| Updated February 16, 2005
Lots of breweriane adorn walls and shelves. Mostly metal beer trays from different breweries, bottles, and a deer head with a nice stained glass Ringneck Brewing sighn hanging over the bar. 22-24 draft selections with both house and guest beers on tap. They usually have about 6-8 RN beers on at all times and the rest are guest beers. One of the really good things about RN is that their beer lineup is everchanging. They have some of their flagship beers like Chiefís Rye Ale, a pale ale(4 Cís or other), but their bottle selection changes with the wind it seems. Definitely worth the stop if youíre in town with some time to kill. Iíve had a few different food items from RN, but the pulled pork sandwich and chicken wings are outstanding, as are the black bean cakes. I would highly recommend the wings if you are there!!!
Stopped in on a lazy sunday afternoon. About 3 hours later, I was pretty convinced that this was a place I had neglected for far too long. Relatively easy going beer knowledgeable crowd. Staff was hip to what was good, even between kegs of the same beer! Nice to see a bar around here hiring smart beer people for behind the bar instead of someone who is simply eye candy and canít pour a pint to save their life. I think they had a contemporary blues/ rock station on the satillite radio, which was really cool. Two TVís playing beach volleyball and the Tribe game further enhanced the scene. Selection was just sweet. Probably the best commercial selection of drafts in the area, along with Buckeye. Gumballhead, 90 minute, Dominion Oak Barrel, Hog Heaven, and Ephemere to just name a few. Plus about 6 Ringneck brews on. Though their in house stuff was not as good as other local breweries, it was still good. I wasnít really blown away by the food, but most people who I talk to seem to like it. The brewery in the back is really nice looking. Overall, a neat spot not to be missed. Clevelandís version of Falling Rock.