Why lie? You know Great Lakes is the first place that crosses your mind when you pair the words 'Cleveland' and 'brewery' together. Every seasonal beer offered ensures as much. If you have any doubt about GLBC's standing in the Midwest, just think about how often your friends from Columbus, Cincinnati and other cities have inquired about it or bubbled with excitement upon finding the beers in their local grocers. It's about so much more than the drinks though. The brewery offers a historic feel that few can match, evidenced by the brewery tours that often sell out weeks ahead of time. There's live music every Monday, and who doesn't enjoy tipping back a cold Dortmunder or nibbling on a pretzel on a beautiful day while sitting in the beer garden?
2516 Market Ave., 216-771-4404, greatlakesbrewing.com.
Staff Pick: Fat Head's