Top 10 Cleveland Pub Breweries to Check Out
If you have been around our agency for any amount of time, you know that we like to have fun and enjoy ourselves. We also like to support local businesses in the process of relaxing on the weekend with friends and family. We could think of no better way to combat the hot Ohio summer months than to share with you the best pubs right in our backyard by sharing the top 10 Cleveland Pub Breweries you should check out this summer!
Market Garden Brewery
Take a tour, grab some lunch and buy some beer… Market Garden Brewery has it all, which is why it is on our list of top 10 Cleveland pub breweries to check out. Not only can you grab lunch, but Market Garden Brewery serves dinner, Sunday brunch and even serves late-night food if you want something to go with those late-night drinks. If you’re interested in checking out the brewery, they offer tours as well as a beer tasting of four beers for just six dollars.
Masthead Brewing Co.
Located in downtown Cleveland, this brewing company offers a full bar, wood-fired pizza and many different types of beers. Masthead Brewing Co. was actually built in 1921 to be an automotive dealership but now, of course, is a brewing company where you can enjoy all of the pizza and beer you could ever want. From the New England IPA, “Simcoe Vice” to “Rasberry Espresso Torte” Stout, there’s something for everyone to enjoy, so bring the family, bring the crew, or come solo and enjoy yourself with great food and (arguably) even better drinks.
Collision Bend Brewing Company
Beers brewed on site and Southern California street food? Yes, please! From green chile posole to dried cherry & almond bread pudding, there are enough amazing options to make your mouth water. Of course, you can finish it off with some freshly brewed beer. Located on the Cuyahoga River, eat your food and drink your beer with a view. They even offer private dock spaces for those who have been boating all day and want to grab something to eat or drink. This is one of the biggest reasons it made our list of top 10 Cleveland pub breweries to check out.
Rocky River Brewing Co.
With 4.5 stars and over 500 reviews on Google, Rocky River Brewing Co. is almost guaranteed to be a hit. Established in 1998, this brewpub and restaurant serves hand-crafted beers as well as lunch, dinner and late-night food. With a 5,000 sq. feet dining/pub area, you can bring the whole family or your whole friend group for a great dinner or night out. Not only can you bring your friend group, but you can actually host a party here, which is yet another reason why they made our list of top 10 Cleveland pub breweries to check out.
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
In 1986, two Irish brothers opened this Great Lakes Brewing Co. location in Cleveland. Decades later and they’re still going strong. From brewery tours to private events, this brewpub is said to be “full of history and charm.” They even have an eco-friendly beer garden… yet another reason why it made our list of top 10 Cleveland pub breweries to check out. This company is big on being environmentally responsible and that shows even in the food they serve, which is local, naturally-raised, wild-caught, etc., so go have some Mitchell’s Creamery ice cream and a nice IPA.
Beerhead Bar & Eatery
Live music with an inviting family atmosphere, Beerhead Bar & Eatery will have you feeling entertained and right at home. The idea behind the bar/eatery was to make it feel local and family-like and they have done just that with their local beer offerings and communal tables. Stop in for a shareable Barbarian Pretzel and some craft beer.
Forest City Brewery
From a vintage tasting room to a historic beer garden, Forest City Brewery really does have it all. That’s why we added them to our list of top 10 Cleveland pub breweries to check out. Grab a handcrafted beer in the 40-seat tasting room and check out all of the vintage décor. Next, you’ll want to check out the beer garden, which is actually the oldest in the city of Cleveland. They even have a tree named “Big Red” that is the tallest Red Mulberry tree in the state of Ohio. Pretty cool, if you ask us.
Hansa Import Haus.
This authentic Eastern European brewery/restaurant features a 15-barrel brewery and an entire restaurant. If you want to take a step back from American cuisine and drafts and step into a different culture, check this place out. The uniqueness had us not even questioning their place on the list of top 10 Cleveland pub breweries to check out. From Femdom Kolisch bier to one called, “Bye Felicia!” this place can be summed up in one word: different. Grab a Jagerschnitzel and a cold one and enjoy the Cleveland views.
Butcher and the Brewer
Featuring old-world cuts and hand-built brews, this locally owned and operated brewpub features a farmhouse-inspired menu and a wide range of beers from more traditional ones to new and innovative brews. Their on-site brewery makes this all possible. Like you would think from the name, they do, in fact, have an in-house butcher ready to cut the fresh meat for your meal.
Noble Beast Brewing Co.
Whether you are hungry or thirsty, this place has got you covered. From house beers such as Keller Union Pils to guest beers such as Gypsy Tart, this place will cover your drink needs and then fill your stomach with menu items from the “CLE Corndog” to a “Noble Brat.” You won’t go hungry or thirsty when you stop here. Bring the crew or come solo… there’s something for everyone, which is why it made our list of top 10 Cleveland pub breweries to check out.