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Great Lakes Brewing Company

Great Lakes Brewing Company

Brewery, Burger Joint, and American Restaurant$$$$
Ohio City, Cleveland
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  • Jason S.
    "Two best seasonals: Christmas ale and Conways Irish ale"(11 Tips)
    Todd B.
    "I recommend the Burning River Pale Ale and the food is great"(4 Tips)
    Chrissy S.
    "... nonprofits. Love the pretzel chicken, fish and cups, pierogi and brat, turkey..."(4 Tips)
    Lauren M.
    "Take the Brewery tour-- it's free and you get a free beer!"(5 Tips)
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  • Jay M.
    Unique 🍺 beer on tap not found anywhere else besides the standard & seasonal styles
  • Adam P.
    Always get a side of tater tots with your meal
  • John M.
    John MillsApril 15
    Check out the brewery tour!
  • Thomas G.
    I knew the beer would be good. I didn't know just how good the food was before eating. Exceeded our expectations big time. Would happily recommend the Butternut Squash Ravioli.
  • Sarah E.
    Sarah EmMarch 6
    The fries are SO good! Also the tots are super huge and basically a latke in a ball.
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BDecember 30, 2016
    The homemade tater tots are absolutely delicious!
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BDecember 30, 2016
    Try the Buckeye Burger. Don't let the description fool you. The Chocolate BBQ sauce is like a Mexican mole--not sweet. The peanut butter is subtle. Together they make this burger delicious!
  • Kristy V.
    Kristy VollNovember 5, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Food is expensive for what it is and it's always crowded; go to the basement bar for some cool atmosphere and less people.
  • Don D.
    Don DiamantOctober 25, 2016
    Excellent food beer and service on game day they run a shuttle to and from the baseball park awesome
  • Claire C.
    Claire CastlemanOctober 7, 2016
    It's fun to bring visitors and get a full-size sampler (it's every beer -- you won't need to order any other drinks)
  • Island Bruin
    Island BruinAugust 26, 2016
    If you take the tour, you get 4 tastes. And hit the brewpub also- many more of their beers on tap. Tripel Dog Dare is to die for.
  • Dave R.
    Dave RomeroAugust 22, 2016
    One of the best restaurants in the market area
  • James H.
    James HolbyJuly 30, 2016
    Can't go wrong here great beer and great food, they also have some sweet merchandise.
  • David K.
    David KrukJuly 17, 2016
    The Christmas brew is amazing!
  • Eric B.
    Eric BreeceJune 23, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Pesto sandwich is well worth the visit. Oh, and the beer is good, too.
  • Mike M.
    Mike McDermottMarch 31, 2016
    The beer is awesome!
  • Wade S.
    Wade SchlusserFebruary 12, 2016
    The food was really good! Great service even when busy and the downstairs pub is really cool!
  • Stephen F.
    Stephen ForbesJanuary 18, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    The Tater Tots make an even better appetizer than side dish. Get them with the Stilton Cheddar Soup for dipping!
  • Chris B.
    Chris BirdJanuary 13, 2016
    The tour price and drink tokens for while you wait
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BDecember 30, 2015
    From October to early is Christmas Ale time!
  • David B.
    David BouchardNovember 25, 2015
    They have homemade tots with bleu cheese and candied bacon!
  • Squib G.
    Squib GirlOctober 23, 2015
    Bread pudding is a spiritual experience!
  • Phil K.
    Phil KatzOctober 4, 2015
    Great food, even better beer
  • Jeiran H.
    Jeiran HasanOctober 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The cellar downstairs is a nice place to sit to get away from the crowd upstairs. Love all the beer!
  • Josh
    JoshAugust 31, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    They allow well-behaved dogs on the patio
  • James C.
    James CAugust 25, 2015
    Food is out of this world and the beer is outstanding.
  • Chris V.
    Chris VodolaAugust 24, 2015
    Solid brews with good food. Nothing will blow you away, but you're at the source so enjoy. You'll find more exotic stuff down in Akron at Hoppin Frog.
  • Taylor C.
    Taylor CopperbergAugust 18, 2015
    The pretzel chicken was amazing!! Don't get the Bloody Mary though, not good at all.
  • Dianna J.
    Dianna JoslynAugust 13, 2015
    The beer, duh.
  • Kathryn C.
    Kathryn ChiassonAugust 1, 2015
    Food service is slow, drink service is fast.
  • Bin Y.
    Bin YangJuly 7, 2015
    Sack up and get the full flight. For food, start off with the local & fresh plate with creamy cheeses and smoky meats. Follow up with some fish and chips, rich buckeye burger or pretzel chicken.
  • Ryan J.
    Ryan JohnsonJune 27, 2015
    Sit in the cellar. It has a cool vibe.
  • Rachel W.
    Rachel WhinneryJune 20, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place. Eliot Ness lager is very good. As is the Cleveland Cobb - homemade bleu cheese dressing was amazing.
  • Stephen W.
    Stephen WhelanJune 10, 2015
    Best brews in Cleveland
  • Matt B.
    Matt BauschMay 14, 2015
    THE BEST BEER ON EARTH!!!!!!!
  • Scot O.
    Scot OrloffMay 4, 2015
    Nothing bad on the food and beer menus
  • Nick D.
    Nick DavisMarch 25, 2015
    Awesome tap house restaurant and bar.
  • Jackie C.
    Jackie ChanMarch 5, 2015
    Bread pudding is phenomenal
  • Seth B.
    Seth BuntonFebruary 24, 2015
    Great food! Awesome beer!
  • Tricia S.
    Tricia StephanchickJanuary 4, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great good and beer. Staff isn't very friendly but after a beer who cares.
  • Graham G.
    Graham GeiselmanDecember 27, 2014
    Best draught beers in the city. Come in December when Christmas Ale is on tap.
  • Dave J.
    Dave JohnsonDecember 8, 2014
    Great beer and food
  • Raj P.
    Raj PDecember 7, 2014
    Beer is great. Be sure to venture beyond the classics to the pub exclusives.
  • Michael
    MichaelDecember 2, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    ---d(-_-d)---
  • Kristin W.
    Kristin WeisNovember 30, 2014
    Don't get the falafel burger. The patty is good, but the burger is overall just dry and lacking in flavor.
  • Joshua W.
    Joshua WilkesNovember 27, 2014
    The Mac and cheese is really good. For kids, the hotdogs are awesome! I wish I knew where they got them.
  • John B.
    John BNovember 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    They have several beers on tap here that you can't get anywhere else. The Edmund Fitzgerald ice cream is fantastic.
  • Jenn M.
    Jenn MOctober 19, 2014
    The mushroom pizza was so-so. Everything else was great. Glad they remodeled their upstairs.
  • Jenn M.
    Jenn MOctober 19, 2014
    Their pumpkin beer is delish. (So is their everyday Eddie Fitz.) The bread pudding was awesome and I will be coming back to have it again once Xmas Ale comes back.
  • Chrissy S.
    Chrissy Stonebraker-MartinezSeptember 22, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    It's not just for beer. Lots of local ingredients, sustainable practices, generous to nonprofits. Love the pretzel chicken, fish and cups, pierogi and brat, turkey club, meat and cheese tray
  • Greg D.
    Greg DSeptember 15, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    If the main bar is to busy go downstairs in the cellar to get some quick beers.
  • Linda N.
    Linda NaderSeptember 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Excellent beer food and service
  • Linda N.
    Linda NaderSeptember 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Dog friendly. Stilton soup
  • Heidi
    HeidiAugust 19, 2014
    Ask for Jamie, server, gracious and thorough
  • Keith L.
    Keith LamprechtAugust 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The basement is the place to be in the winter, get the Chillwave
  • Brandyn B.
    Brandyn BrosemerAugust 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The Christmas Ale is delicious, as well as Chillwave!
  • Jonathan S.
    Jonathan SullivanAugust 7, 2014
    Eliot Ness is one of my favorite standbys, but most of of Great Lakes' brews are well crafted.
  • Emily Z.
    The food and beer were good, but it was understaffed for a Friday, the greeting staff did not communicate clearly, and the kitchen was slow.
  • Patti R.
    We had a real good time sitting outside in the rain. But we covered our beer.
  • Michael O.
    Michael ONeilJune 10, 2014
    Oatmeal Stout is yummy
  • Tricia S.
    Tricia StephanchickMay 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Beer is great but food is over priced and not worth it to me..
  • Bathilda H.
    Bathilda HApril 26, 2014
    Service was slow. 35 mins from sitting down to getting our food. Food was good.
  • Nils B.
    Nils BuurmanMarch 15, 2014
    Outstanding Burger's!!!
  • Rob L.
    Rob LucasMarch 9, 2014
    Try the brownie "out of the commode!" It's delicious!
  • Kim R.
    Kim RottetJanuary 14, 2014
    I love that they have beer/food pairing suggestions. It is a great place in a fun section of Ohio City. Parking can be a little bit of a pain, but valet is available if you don't want to walk.
  • Andrew T.
    Andrew TurnerDecember 20, 2013
    Get Mike to advise on beers and focus on the seasonals.
  • Travis S.
    Travis StevensonOctober 23, 2013
    Pumpkin beer is tapped...
  • Jeannie R.
    Jeannie ReedOctober 9, 2013
    You sexy thang!
  • Jeannie R.
    Jeannie ReedOctober 9, 2013
    I thought they weren't doing the Christmas Ale this year. I know a few who will be very happy that they are.
  • Heithem E.
    Heithem El-HodiriOctober 4, 2013
    Have the Stilton cheese soup. After the foodgasm is over, have the pretzel chicken. You can sub pierogies as a side.
  • Erik C.
    Erik CintronSeptember 30, 2013
    This was a live bar filled with a great selection of local brew, brewed in house. The food was surprisingly good. It had TVs and nice crowd. A shop next store so you can buy ur fav beer or souvenir.
  • Dawn A.
    Dawn AbleSeptember 21, 2013
    Great food, great beer! A must-see whenever we come to Cleveland.
  • Justin
    JustinSeptember 18, 2013
    Great place to go before Indian's games. Highly suggest the local appetizer and beer sampler.
  • William B. H.
    William B. HaynamSeptember 13, 2013
    Happy happy!
  • Jen B.
    Jen BSeptember 8, 2013
    Booooo..out of Cleveland Browns ale already.
  • Elizabeth
    ElizabethSeptember 7, 2013
    Sausage sampler is awesome. Great variety and flavors.
  • Cheryl Sherry L.
    Cheryl Sherry LeSureAugust 10, 2013
    Delicious food..try the Shrimp & Grits...
  • Brenda C.
    Brenda CorriganAugust 8, 2013
    Great food. We'll be back :-)
  • Trish B.
    Trish BugajskiJuly 31, 2013
    Checking in gets you 10% off the bill!
  • Trish B.
    Trish BugajskiJuly 31, 2013
    Ask for Colleen she is great and very friendly. Also, to start order the Brewer's Barley Pretzels - we devoured them
  • Alex R.
    Alex RhubartJuly 31, 2013
    If you're a fan of sausage, try the sampler. It's delicious.
  • Sunshine A.
    The mac-n-cheese is sooooooo good. Would highly recommend!
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithJuly 28, 2013
    Grab a growler or jug and take some of this delicious beer home with you. It's a little pricey, but it's also the freshest Great Lakes Brewing Co. beer you can buy.
  • Rachael W.
    Rachael WilsonJuly 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Firkin Thursday is great!
  • Megan I.
    Megan IrvineJuly 13, 2013
    This looks pretty awesome.
  • Brad Z.
    Brad ZandstraJuly 6, 2013
    Every beer is outstanding. Locally sourced food when possible.
  • María R.
    María RománJuly 5, 2013
    Good beer, good atmosphere !
  • Darcy
    DarcyJuly 5, 2013
    The pub fries are insanely good.
  • Steve D.
    Steve DavidJune 16, 2013
    Milk stout is awesome!
  • Samantha L.
    Samantha LangJune 2, 2013
    amazing!!!! Turkey sandwich and fresh veggies hit the spot! Try the Wright Pils! It's amazing!!
  • Dan B.
    Dan BreneiserMay 9, 2013
    The fries are amazing!
  • Daniel K.
    Daniel KerrMay 7, 2013
    10% off with check in
  • CJ H.
    CJ HolmesMarch 24, 2013
    Ok, don't come for the food. Ever. Beer only. The ribs were brought to us and they were ice cold. I generally will not send back food but it came back with cold mashed potatoes and hot cole slaw
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BallMarch 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Ohio city oatmeal stout. Amazing!
  • Ally O.
    Ally OFebruary 15, 2013
    Bread pudding is delicious!
  • Jeremy O.
    Jeremy OngFebruary 11, 2013
    Try the American Onion Soup
  • Melissa C.
    Melissa CaseJanuary 26, 2013
    Pulled pork is wonderful!
  • Drew W.
    Drew WebsterDecember 29, 2012
    Amazing! It's my heaven on earth
  • James C.
    James CatulloDecember 28, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    If it's crowded downstairs, try the new bar upstairs.
  • Kristen M.
    Kristen M.December 18, 2012
    Was in their tasting room for a holiday party and they were awesome!
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