Visited around happy hour on a Friday night and there were only a few people in the building... not an impressive looking building inside or out, but does have some patio seating, and the tap list is extensive, both for their own beer and guest beer. I visited specifically to try the West 12. Prices were reasonable, beer quality was above average, and access from the turnpike was simple. Recommended if you’re road-tripping through town.
Very West Cleveland, about 10 miles down the street from Rocky River. After 8 years of unsatisfied success East of the Heights, they have been here a year and a half. This is out of sunlight, except for the protected patio, and downstairs. Somewhat noisy though not that busy, TVs and relaxed environment, particularly compared to Buckeye which was much more white collar crowd. Now the best part is lots and lots of beer. Many taps of their own concoctions, with a good sprinkling of guest taps. And their beer in bottles and reasonable prices (Ohio is reasonable prices for beer).
Easy to find location after you decide to go to North Ridgeville. Good parking in front. Clean older building with bar and brewing equipment in the back with tables for food and beverages in the front. Standard and seasonals on tap and good selection of bottles. Freindly server and brewer with good knowledge of brews. Standard pub menu with daily special. I had a sandwich and onion rings. I will stop again if I every need to be near North Ridgeville.
A very large place actually. Many different seating areas include outdoor seating. somewhat rustic. multiple taps mostly of the brew keeper great brews, but with good guest taps as well. very helpful and friendly workers. food is average. beer is great. overall, a great value.
Ambiance is a completely empty banquet hall type place, with a nice quiet copper bar with the brew kettles behind glass to the left. Service was very very good, with a hot milf bartender, haha. Selection was pretty solid, 19 of their own beers on tap I think, plus some other bottles to go. Think I got all 19 samples for something like $12 or something, great great price. Cool place with solid beers, too bad they went under.
crizay (128) Brook Park , Ohio | September 21, 2007| Updated June 7, 2009
Updated rating. First time was killer with the make your own pizza bar and Guitar Hero to play but now it seems they may not make it much longer. The pizza bar is closed during the week because of slow business, the tap list is ok but nothing very crazy, the house beers are solid but nothing amazing and the food is just your standard flat top greasiness. The idea is good but the location is not and it just really isn’t worth me driving out of the county when I have so much more right in Cleveland. If you live near here please support the place because it is good and the service is great mainly because it’s so slow but with gas at $4+ I’ll stick with my locals.
Cliff (72) The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio | May 20, 2009
I have absolutely no idea how this place stays open, and its not a testament as to the food/beer/service. I just don’t get it, everytime I am here its is completely dead. This past time, a nice Tuesday evening around 7:30, my wife and I were the only people there. The food is good, regular bar food, burgers, sausage sandwiches, grilled chicken, the beer is good to really good and usually has some nice guest taps and bottles, the service is always really good (usually b/c you’re the only one there). I guess it is just in a really crappy location...which it is. I hope it makes it because I enjoy going.
Visited whilst in Cleveland to see a fellow Ratebeerian and friend. The place sits in a small town about 25-30 minutes outside of Cleveland, in a nondescript and somewhat soulless looking building. The entrance was initially a bit mis-leading, as the door is on the side of the place, rather than in the front. The front lobby has some beer trinkets, and leads to a dark, somewhat dated dining room that was empty during our visit. The beer sits at the far end of the room, with the brewery in an enclosed room to the left. The beers on tap were a combination of those brewed on-site, as well as several guest taps. Most of the former were fairly well-crafted, and fell within a broad range of the style spectrum. The brewer was there during our visit, and was kind enough to show us around the brewery, and to talk with my buddy and I for over an hour. Overall, definitely in need of some cosmetic improvements, but the fundamentals of good beer and friendly people were there.
kujo9 (32) North Ridgeville, Ohio | May 31, 2007| Updated October 8, 2007
They’ve gotten the place up and running! The food that I’ve had has been pretty good... Although I’ve been fairly limited in what I’ve tried! The mashed potato bowl is very good! The pizza is decent (I’m a little particular when it comes to pizza). The beer selection usually has something for everyone! IPA’s, light lagers, dopplebocks, etc... Still has lots of taps, and they also have bottles adding to their selection. Guitar Hero on the big screen, corn hole on the patio, 3 dart boards... 2 steel tip, one soft tip video... (needs to have direct lighting on them), a few video games, and still very clean! They did have some issues w/ the BOP a while back, but things are straightened out now! The menu has been expanded, and I think they have their stuff together. I personally like the fact that not many people are there when I go in... But in this case, I’d be happy to sacrifice a little elbow room for more people to get in there and give the place a go!!!!!
dkoonce (25) People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio | October 9, 2009
Decent small brewery, bar. Seems to be a bit low budget. Was there on a Friday and the crowd seemed light. Selection was heavy on the IPA’s with quite a few guest drafts. If you’re a hop head, check it out.
The food was basic bar quality.