Stopped in for lunch and beers on my way to Nano brew then a hockey game. Since they are the same brewer this is really one review with two parts. They had 11 market garden beers on tap. We had 2 tasters so tried 8 and liked them. Favorites were lager of the lakes and Yankee Doodle pale ale.i thought both were excellent. The other 6 beers were good as well, then finished with a pint of Zombie Dust! Lunch was good and then moved down the street to Nano. Great start to our session !
feel is a a tad too polished and sports-bar-esque for my liking. beers are fine, nothing terribly exciting- a lineup like most other typical brewpubs across the country. better beers at great lakes across the street.
Great location next to the Market and appealing structure wise, but the lighting inside sucked ... two bar areas we went to the back bar which had more of a sports bar feel to it ... The service sucked especially since they weren’t very busy and they were very slow on asking if we wanted another beer ... they seemed to have a decent selection of beer, but they were nothing to write home about .... didn’t eat here .... they are in a very competitive landscape with great lakes down the street and the market next door .... I wouldn’t repeat .... trendy hipster type of place that better step it up if they want to survive
Trendy looking place with some outdoor seating and a good number of taps with a interesting and tasty food menu. Beer descriptions are detailed and the beers available on this Wednesday night were creative and all solid. You can’t beat the one two punch with Great Lakes across the street.
Ambiance: The place has some really nice brick but the lighting inside is poor. The bar area is pretty long and can hold easily 20 patrons with plenty of tables around it.
Service: Decent, knowledgeable bartenders although a little slow to refill a glass especially on a slow night.
Selection: Decent Selection of many different styles but the quality of the beer was a little disappointing, expected more.
Food: Ordered the chorizo tacos and it was delicious and made with fresh ingredients.
Value: Beers were about 1-2 dollars then comparable places in the area and the quality was less than those beers, not worth it at that price. Food was a little high on the price side too but not far out of whack like the beer was.
Crowded when we went here for dinner but my tacos were fabulous...little pricey but definitely great. Atmosphere was a mix of brewpub/sportsbar but not bad. Service seemed fairly decent as did the beers. I’d go again for dinner.
Huge place. Nice and hip vibe, but dark. Good service on a slow night. Good selection of mostly their own stuff. Didn’t eat. Prices seemed average-ish.
miketd (125) Cleveland, Ohio | December 9, 2011| Updated April 17, 2012
Huge space with two bars and tons of seating. Had about 8 of their own beers and a decent guest selection. Prices were high - $7.50 for a Great lakes Christmas Ale? Why? I can get it two dollars cheaper right across the street in the brewery. Growler prices are insane also... for mostly average beer. The five beers I tried were average to bad. Service was ok, but i saw plenty of staff standing around talking. This place has potential, but not worth going very often right now.
So, the beer baron of Ohio City owns this too, and they make boring beer. but there is another side to the coin. If you get here early, you can eat and have decent (albeit overpriced) food and a drink no problems, come on saturday night and its filled with Douches who have friended the barkeep and thus get served anytime they walk to the bar, but they don’t order the house beers, they order Vodka Cranberries and redbull vodkas... whatever. getting served on a busy saturday night is an exercise in futility even with the 3 or 4 large bars (2 upstairs, 1 outside 1 in the basement)
Their prices are standard for Ohio City about 5 bucks a pint, their beer is boring and don’t expect anything to wow you, bland IPAs, thin stouts etc.. their session beers are better but not great.
all in all depends what you want, you’re in a trendy area of Ohio filled with hipsters, if you like that.. great.. if you don’t avoid the area on friday and saturday nights.
realistically its great to have another local brewery even if all they produce is substandard flavorless beer.