(Visited 03/2012): Lizardville is on Miles Rd not too far off I-271, right next to Winking Lizard’s bar and party center. Pretty square brick building with a private lot in front.
The inside opens to a bottle shop, and past that is a cozy bar. The shop has wall to wall shelves full of beer from all over. Between the bar are some barrels and the bar wraps around, showing off a well-stocked whiskey selection and board listing their draught beers.
Lizardville has around 12 draught beers featuring craft brewers like Founders, Great Lakes, Victory and CBC. Growlers are available. The shop has 400+ selections from domestic and international microbreweries.
Service was friendly and knowledgeable on our visit.
We did not try any food on our visit.
Overall this is a great spot that I would frequent heavily if it were nearby.
An awesome beer store with a strong whiskey/bourbon selection at the bar with a few taps as well. Place was really dark (to the point it was tough to read some labels in the middle of a sunny day) with beer shelves throughout, a bar towards the back and seating off to the side in the back. Service was great and the bartender was happy to answer questions about bottles or taps. Selection of bottles was amazing with a good number of foreign bottles. Any bottle could be opened by the bartender in the store. They also had some cool taps with samples available. Did not try the food on my visit and prices seemed reasonable. A really cool spot!
Stopped in on a Saturday afternoon. At first, the place wasn’t too busy, but the longer we stayed, the busier the place got. We eventually decided to move our drinking to the outside bar where, surprisingly, nobody else had figured out was empty. The bottled beer selection was supremely impressive and organized about as well as anybody could request. Everything was organized by style. It was easy to find something if it was there. The draft selection was quite impressive, carrying mostly seasonals, imports, and one-offs. They definitely get the most out of their 8 taps. If you’re into whiskey at all, they have a 69 page whiskey menu. The staff was all very helpful anytime I had a question. Burl, who took care of us for most of our visit, was very knowledgeable and able to talk about any beer we decided to talk about. The place is a must-stop if you are in the Cleveland area. If you don’t, you will have missed a golden opportunity.
Plenty of parking right in front. Place is dimly lit, which is cool for the bar, but it is a little hard to see what they have. Bottles on the left front and on the right. Nice quality of brews and medium size quantity. Bar on the back left with some pretty interesting selections. Descent selection of locals and sours. The girl who helped me wasn’t uber beer knowledgeable, but was nice and between the both of us we were able to figure things out. Nothing rare, but nice selection none the less.
Located in old Winking Lizard site just off the interstate this is a must stop on Cleveland’s east side. Now that they’ve added a small area with tables and limited food service there is no reason at all to go next door. Just watch out for the parking which can be tough to find with people using the lot to go to the Winking Lizard.
From the day it opened Lizardville raised the bar for northeastern Ohio. With beers that I did not even know were distributed in the state on the shelves they are not afraid to take risks. From BFM to De Molen and limited sours if it is available you will find it here. Beers are available in singles as well; you don’t have to take risks with six packs to try that new local.
The only real knock is that prices can be high for the taps. While the pours are generous $8.50 a pop adds up very quickly. As a result I visit much less often than I probably would otherwise. Still if you are in the area check it out.
solid spot. great atmosphere, great bottle selection, done by style not brewery (pros & Cons with this)Staff was great, extremely helpful, talkative & informed. Great selection of struise drafts the day i was there. Great bottle shop
bro, this place does growler fills. some wood, dark bar feel. boutique-y atmosphere to by some brews. nice selection with some rare brews around. everything available in singles it seems. prices fine. location of store a little goofy.
I came from Sav On Tobacco in Mentor and thought it was over rated by the locals...this place is not.
When you walk in, your first impression is...nice place. They have 8 high end taps and about 80 bottles in coolers for on premises consumption. They have a great selection of beers that are seperated by style, not brewer or state. That is a nice twist to your typical store. The atmosphere is definitely of a beer snob bar with bottles along the wall to choose from. The bartender Jaime was excellent, very knowledgable about beer. The prices were decent too. If you come to Cleveland, this should be a stop on your way.