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“Great Lakes Brewpub at Cleveland Hopkins Airport” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Great Lakes Brewing Company

Great Lakes Brewing Company
Ranked #7 of 1,822 Restaurants in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $40
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
North Royalton, Ohio
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152 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Great Lakes Brewpub at Cleveland Hopkins Airport”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014

Arriving at Hopkins airport early for a flight, having some time to burn, stopped at Great Lakes brewpub. Having exposure to Great Lakes Brewing during the year, tried their newest seasonal brew at the Brewpub, which was fantastic. One must try every Great Lakes brew, they range from mild lagers to strong IPA's and porters.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Cleveland, Ohio
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“It's a restaurant, not a social movement!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2014

I write this after about four visits over a year's time: Average quality food (although my wife's chicken on one visit was almost raw) and since I don't drink I can't opine about their beer. The building is a nice century-plus structure with lots of artifacts to look at. However the wait staff can be an issue along with the socially involved management. The urinals are no-water variety, despite the fact the restaurant sits less than a mile from the largest concentration of fresh water on the planet. This means that your meal will likely be augmented by alternating scents of urine and bleach (used to clean the bathrooms)... since the staff doesn't know how to maintain these unnecessary "green" fixtures. The wait staff can be hot or cold... more often cold. On several visits my friends and I waited for service while the waiter discussed his social and political beliefs with another table. When I waived my menu to get his attention he flew into a rage! Other visits were not so incendiary but it appears the staff thinks they are the only game in town. Not so!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PaulFarace
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Sterling, New York
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Funky Place to Drink/Eat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

Visiting Cleveland to watch the Indians play the A's and several guys in our group are avid craft beer connoisseurs, so we thought we'd try it out. It was a Saturday afternoon and the place was hopping! We probably waited a good 45 minutes for a table for 8, but ordered beers from the bar and sat outside at a table since it was nice out. No outdoor table service yet. The place is huge and has all these big rooms, small rooms, upstairs, downstairs and even a cellar room. Really funky! The beer was great and the food was delicious! I did not hear one negative about any of the food choices or the drinks for that matter. Server was pleasant and service was quick. For game nights, they offer a "Fatty Wagon" for $1 per person, plus proof of your receipt, to drive you over to the stadium and back to the bar afterwards. Great service! We even bought some growlers to take home with us. Overall, a great experience, great atmosphere and good food and drink! Will definitely go again if we're in the Cleveland area and recommend it to others visiting Cleveland.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lisa S
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Cleveland, Ohio
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Best beers in the country!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

Food is a cut above normal pub fare but the beer is the real reason to visit. I've tried craft brews all over the country and Great Lakes is still at the top of the list of favorites. They make so many different styles that are top-notch.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SevenJuran
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Cleveland, Ohio
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good beer , good patio, owned by two good brothers!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

Looking for a way to spend a lovely afternoon in Ohio City? Great Lakes Brewing Company is the place to go. The beer is great but for some reason the food is...well....not great. Pretzel Chicken and the Black and Blue burger are the two best choices from the kitchen .In the summer the Conway brothers operate the Pint Sized Farm at Hale Farm Historic Site in Bath, OH and use the produce in many offerings on the menu. The beer is great, consistent, and always the highest quality. The wait staff are all super people, especially Susan and Kevin. GLBC has been in operation since 1988 and what I really appreciate is Pat and Dan Conway's commitment to sustainability and the Cleveland area. Stop by and enjoy! Cheers!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tom B
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