Great Lakes Brewing Company

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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
tectactoe  (73) Michigan | January 27, 2015
Pretty large place. They actually have the huge production brewery down across the street from the pub. The store is separated from the pub (but next door) & the pub with the store spans almost an entire block. The pub is two stories tall as well. Very nice food menu with great food. Had the pretzel crusted chicken & it was great. So was the crème brulee for dessert. Beer list is kind of small, but it definitely has at least a few solid choices. About 6-7 normally bottled brews with 4-5 pub exclusives. Seems more like a restaurant than a pub, but nothing wrong with that. Waitress was extremely nice & very knowledgeable about the beers (even where the names originated from). She gave me a free small cup of the ice cream, too, since I was torn between that & the crème brulee. Seems like it would be a great place to just chill & have dinner with some good beer if you lived nearby. Recommended.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
OPIE788  (40) Ohio | November 19, 2014
Stopped in after some shopping at the Westside Market. Nice old building with a couple of bars. We drank in the basement bar. They had 4 beers on tap that you can only get at the brewery and another 5 or so that you can get everywhere. Even though it was pretty busy, the service was good. I really like the feel of the basement bar. It kind of felt like a speakeasy during Prohibition. Definitely going back.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
SmashinSaxon  (20) Virginia | April 8, 2014
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
sturmthis  (85) , Germany | January 26, 2014
A great place to visit while in Cleveland. The score would be higher, but the selection isn’t big because they only serve their own beers. Went here on a very snowy afternoon and the place was packed. I was able to get a table in the bar area though. Although it was crowded, my server was very quick to ask what me and the other people wanted to drink and she stayed very attentive the entire time we were there. They always have a few pub exclusive beers on tap, which are interesting to try. The food here is really good and everyone in my party enjoyed what they had. There is a gift store connected where they sell their beers, among other things. I go here a few times a year and it has always been a good experience.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
AdamChandler  (276) Enfield, New Hampshire | December 2, 2013
Awesome historical setting but the beers are just okay. Prices are pretty high. Staff was awesome though and the place is huge. Certainly a setting for everyone with loud bar front seating to a quiet basement. the pretzels were awesome!
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops  (202) Epping, New Hampshire | December 2, 2013
The building of this place is really something else. Its three stories with a beer cellar, main floor and attic. It’s decorated really well with lots of beer paraphilia. And the building has some historical significance as well. I only had an appetizer so I can’t accurately comment on the food. As for the beer, the sample flight had 12 beers. Overall very average with a few really well made ones. (The Blackout Stout is a standout and Edmond Fitz Porter is nice as well) and just like anywhere else sometimes it depends on your personal taste in certain styles of beer. If you’re in the Cleveland area it is worth a stop for sure but…. I would be more interested in a return trip to Fatheads.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
absgt  (6) , | October 16, 2013
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor  (388) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | June 1, 2013
This place was packed on a warm, sunny May afternoon during an Indians game. We eventually got a seat outside and only came for a beer. They do offer some special taps separate from their standard offerings. I got to try the ESB and Schwarzbier, which were both very good. Didn’t try any of the food. Overall, a place I’d be interested in coming back to. Be careful, this place fills up on a nice summer day though!
78
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier  (321) Chagrin Falls, Ohio | May 30, 2013
This part of Ohio City is a great place to spend an evening in Cleveland. Start off here at Great Lakes to enjoy some great locally crafted beers along with better than average food before hitting Market Garden, McNulty’s, and more.

There are typically a couple of brewpub only releases on at any given time. In addition a small shop lets you buy take out bottles although you can generally get a better deal at Giant Eagle. Parking can be hard to come by depending on the time of day but a lot behind the building is available if you are lucky.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
jsquire  (271) St. Marys, Ohio | May 9, 2013
This is a great brew pub.. I’ve been coming here for many years and it is always a good time with good food and good beer. They have a large patio for outside dining, and the bar room feels like an old preprohibition place. The stilton cheese soup is great. They have most of the line up on tap all the time, with some pub only handles. Parking sucks especially if the lot is full, and the food is not cheap, but it is worth a stop. Try to arrange to be on the tour.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
devman171  (164) Annapolis , Maryland | April 24, 2013
Cool brewpub, easy location but closed Sunday!?1?! did a big sampler and pretzel which were awesome!

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