A stunning restored historic building, dark brick and wood. Service is good, but not beer centric. Food is better than average trendy bar food. Prices are dirt cheap for what you get. Beer is ok, but overall a nice place to go.
The brewpub/restaurant has a lot character. It is set in the second floor an old 19th Century hotel that also houses several other businesses, including a steakhouse, pastery shop, pub, restaurant and brewery. Each of these are very distinctive. It also contains a wonderful collection of beer memorabilia in the Toledo Brewing Hall of Fame & Museum. The glassed-in copper colored mash tun and kettle are the defining features of the pub. The Tap Room (bar) on the main floor (second floor) also has a mixed old world new world character with brick walls and new wood tables and chairs both raised and regular height.. The wood bar is located on the far wall with a large selection of spirits and booze in front of a large mirrored wall. They serve only Maumee Bay beers with 11 taps flowing, some regular, others seasonal.
Most of the beers are very good. For food, the specialty of the house is pizza, baked in a wood fired oven. The menu is pretty full featured and diverse, since it is adjoined by at least 2 resturants. I have sampled many items from the menu and found the food to be good but not great. The prices are very reasonable and I highly recommend this place for a good drinking and dining experience.
Stopped in for dinner and beers on 9/7/13. Not a lot of people dining, so I’m hoping we just beat the dinner rush. Located in the historic Oliver house, the brewpub is on the top floor (but make sure you take a second to check out the display of vintage bottles and beer glasses by the downstairs entrance). Beers were average to above; sampler available of their regular lineup. The french dip sandwich and cowgirl burger were pretty tasty. I would definitely consider making this a stop on the way to/from Michigan from now on.
I love MBBC. It’s also been a cool place, serving good food in a beautiful historical building with a cool little memorabilia museum. It’s improved in the last 5 years or so since getting a brewer who knows how to make quality beer.
Markm2151 (4) toledo, | December 29, 2012| Updated April 22, 2013
A great place to go either alone after work for a pint, or with as many friends as you can bring. I gave it 13/15 for selection because you have the ability to order food from anywhere in the Oliver House (Rockwell’s, Mutz, Maumee Bay, or the Cafe) while dinning in any of the mentioned places.
This place is worth the trip just for the beer memorabilia and the historical nature of the building. They have about 10 of their own beers on tap, in a wide variety of styles that in general are all solid examples. Full menu and a full bar. Very neat place that I would spend more time in if it were closer.