Another mega busy place in Cleveland. Fortunately it is pretty big with tons of seating, including a patio area. I sat at the bar which had lots of empty seats. Service was exceptional and friendly. They had 7 of their own beers on tap, plus a couple of guest brews running. Flights were like 13$ with tax I did not order food. Beers were mostly pretty Meh, but the IPA was solid as was the Hef. Clearly running in fifth place in the cleveland craft brew scent, but still worth a stop.
I visited here on a Friday night around 7pm and waited no more than a half hour, with some friends so that was nice. I was very skeptical as the Rocky River beers i’ve had to date were subpar.. but let me be frank, the beers are still average, but the food was FANTASTIC... absolutely great food.. price was fair, and they have 8 taps of their beer and 5 or 6 guest taps, which included DFH 60min and Bear Republic Racer 5, (And Mojo Risin’ too) got the Reisch burger.. man it was good.
MollyH (1) Rocky River, Ohio | January 2, 2012| Updated January 3, 2012
I’ve NEVER been more insulted when visiting a restaurant than I was when I visited RRBC this past Friday night. After waiting longer than expected for our table the hostess ADMITTED to me that because she could not read her own writing she had been seating tables of guests who had arrived after us with the same number of people in their party. After being seated finally, we asked the hostess admit her error to the manager and would it be possible for them to send over a complimentary drink. We were then greeted by GARY the OWNER who informed us that NO ONE walks into his bar and asks for free drinks, that it wasnt his policy. Furthermore after we explained our situation, he returned to us with the hostess sign in sheet arguing that the guests who were seated before us were only seated several minutes earlier. I’ve never in my life been so rudely spoken to by a server let alone the OWNER of a restaurant. Needless to say we left immediately with GARY rudely shouting after us "GO AHEAD, LEAVE". For those of you out there in search of a great independently owned restaurant and/or local brewerey, look elsewhere. There are plenty of other restaurants out there with owners who appreciate and respect their customers.
(Visited 09/2010): Rocky River is located on Center Ridge Road not too far off I-90. There is a private lot on the side and rear of the building.
The inside is a mustard yellow and brick motif. The bar is immediately past the host stand/merch cabinet and is partial wrap-around. Dining areas are on either side of the bar, which offers a view of brewing equipment behind glass, as well as a chalkboard listing what beers are on tap. They also have beer menus at the bar.
As for the beers, Rocky River carries 8 house brews plus 4 guest taps. The RR beers range include a Light, Kolsch, Blueberry, Amber, Oktoberfest, Brown, Stout and Pale. Guest brewers include Left Hand, North Coast and Dogfish Head. The beers are available in a sampler too. All in all they were average to above average, with nothing really standing out.
Service on a weekday afternoon was good. The bartender was friendly and somewhat knowledgeable about the beer.
I did not try any food on this visit.
Overall this place is a worthwhile stop for anyone visiting the area or passing by on the freeway.
Foxbush (143) Richmond, Virginia | May 7, 2011| Updated May 11, 2011
Family oriented clean brewpub. It was on Derby day and it was crowded a with famililes and their children. Good food with excellent service. We had mussels the best of our trip. Many TV screeens for the derby. Good selecton of beers. The amber ale was out of stock.
Swung by here around lunch time. A decent sized crowd was eating lunch here, but there was plenty of room at the bar. I didn’t eat during this visit, but I’ve eaten here a couple times in the past and always enjoyed the food. I remember liking the cajun blue cheese burger. The sampler of beers was like $10 for eight 6 oz ? beers. bigger than normal samples fo sho. Worth a visit.
Pretty nice brewpub. Around 6 house made beers on tap. Food is usually pretty good too.
Cliff (72) The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio | July 6, 2009
Noce brewpub. Usually has around 5 to 8 house made beers on tap. Food is always really good. The Pad Thai and fish tacos are awesome. Beers are good to really good. The Oompa Loompa Chocolate Stout is awesome. Decent decor, lots of wood. Overall a really nice place.
I stopped here near a dead time between lunch and dinner. Finding it can be tricky if you do not know where it is. Plenty of parking is available in back so the hardest issue will be getting in and out.
The food was solid for a brewpub. More upscale than your typical fare it offered tasty choices including a gouda pizza which was a reasonable value at $8.50.
Pints are $3.75 each and the sampler runs $11.50. Looking over the tap list I was not overly impressed; four of the seven offerings were pale ales or lighter styles and all seven were below 5% ABV. My irish ale was decent but nothing special. For a neighborhood brewpub it would make a nice stop. However I would not recommend going out of your way to visit.