United States > Ohio > Cleveland Heights
Dogbrick (797) Columbus, Ohio | December 19, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
(Visited 10/2014 during Cleveland Beer Week): BottleHouse Brewery is located on Lee Road in Cleveland Heights off Mayfield. Street parking is available in front of the building.
There is a small patio outside. Inside is one large room with a stage near the entrance and a small bar in the rear. There are picnic benches for table seating. Large windows let in a lot of light. Wooden floors with hanging lights, and a large board behind the bar listing the available beers.
The beer list at BottleHouse numbers around 15, with about half being beer and the other half Meads. On my visit the beer list included Autumn KŲlsch, a Hefe, IPA, IIPA, Jakt Pumpkin and a Barrel Aged Hazelnut Imperial Stout. As far as Meads there were some interesting offerings like Pineapple Mint Habanero, Gewurztraminer Pyment and Blueberry Blossom. Sampler flights are available, and the samples I tried were all solid. They offer a few bottles to go as well, located in a fridge near the bar.
Service at the bar on a Friday early evening was good. The bartenders were very knowledgeable about the beers and Meads and attentive throughout my visit.
I did not have any food on my visit.
Overall this is another good entry in the brewing scene of the Cleveland area.
botheja (1) , | August 24, 2014
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
My wife and I are regulars at this fine establishment. The beers and meads are of excellent quality. Donít miss the Rising Star Stout, which uses locally sourced coffee. The Locktender and Terminal are also superior beers. In addition, the cocktails are fantastic, probably the best in Cleveland (yes, that includes VTR).
rumproasts (207) Grand Rapids, Michigan | August 10, 2014
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
of all the places i went in cleveland, this was my favorite. solid beers and meads, all available in flights. good food, excellent service, and low on the bros. highíy recommended.
Brigadier (291) Clevelandish, Ohio | July 26, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
I was not sure what to expect as it looks very low key from the outside. Located in an area of town with several other bars and just down the street from Melt, this brewpub has a great ambiance that would work even if it were just a bar. A stage is set up for live music although that evening it was just people hanging out.
The bar is set in the corner along with a To Go fridge. Drafts can be ordered as a flight or by the pint. If mead is your thing then you can also go crazy with six to choose from. Everything is brewed on premises just a few feet away in the back room. Most of the beers were solid though a few, such as the ginger saison or honey lemon wit, felt like they had gone a little off the rails at some point during the brewing process.
The food is solid though a little on the expensive side. While seating was ample on a not so busy Saturday night I could see if being problematic with more of a rush. On the other hand there are also five great pinball machines to help ease the pain and all are set to an affordable quarter or fifty cents per play.
Were this closer I would call it a great local. As it is if you are in the near East Side looking for something to do along with a trip to Melt and Warehouse Beverage then stop in.
drfabulous (103) Lexington, Kentucky | April 25, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Small brewery taproom in Cleveland. Super friendly folks running the place. Looks like they have bands play, there are video game machines, and a cooler full of some of their 22 ounce bottles. Surprised more locals havenít rated this place. Decent to good beers in a friendly atmosphere. This should be a top for out of towners looking for new destinations to check out.
Tomtb (1) , | November 16, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
This place opened in May and they didnít have their own beer on tap until July. I waited until then to stop by. Their first batch of beers were alright nothing special. However after nearly 6 months of brewing their beers are very good. They have a rotating draft list which seems to contain at least 5 of their own beers.
My wife and I stopped up on a Saturday night to find a packed house and a great jazz trio on stage. I had an Imperial Amber which was full of aroma and body. Excellent. My wife had a cocktail and loved it.
Definately a brewery to watch.
miketd (125) Cleveland, Ohio | June 24, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Stopped in this place this weekend. They have been open for a while, but just started brewing their own beer and thatís why I stopped by. They only had one beer on of theirs during this visit - a Pale Ale. While it wasnít horrible, it was not very good. It had decent aroma and on ok flavor, but the color was brownish and it was extremely cloudy. Iím sure they are still working on getting everything dialed in. No food here, itís BYO eats. Interior of the place was cool, if a little small. They have a stage in the corner, so I assume they have local bands in the evening. Service was ok, but a little indifferent. The one big problem I have was the prices - beers were $6-7 a pint for stuff a dollar or two cheaper at other bars/breweries. If I can get a Head Hunter for $4.50 at the brewery, I ainít paying $6 here. Their own beer was $6 as well and I found that very high. This place has upside but as it stands now I wonít be out here much.
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