Greg Goodrich will be taking another bite of the Cleveland apple this Thursday when he unveils Beerhead, the latest in a spate of brand spanking new dining, drinking and entertainment venues in the Flats East Bank. The bar joins eight other freshly opened bars and restaurants in the immediate area.
If the business name doesn’t sound familiar that’s because Goodrich’s previous beer bar went by the name of Beer Cellars, which lasted in University Circle’s Uptown development for about a year. In the other five or so markets that Goodrich operates, the businesses had been called Beer Market, but all locations subsequently have been changed to Beerhead to reflect operational tweaks, says Goodrich.
“Over the last year we made a big effort to come up with a new brand, new logo and new look,” he explains.
When it opens this week, Beerhead will be different from Beer Cellars in three major ways, says the founder. Unlike before, the beer-focused business will offer a full-service food menu, will sell craft spirits, and will better emphasize locally brewed options. Like the original, live music will be a component.
Open from 11 a.m. to midnight or 2 a.m. seven days a week, the riverfront bar will have seating for 100 guests indoors and more on the front patio. Food options will be a casual mix of bar snacks, salads, sandwiches, pizzas and desserts.
Of course, the big draw is the beer menu, a roster of some 50 beers on tap and 400 in the bottle or can, give or take. One of the modifications Goodrich and company have made since launching the Beer Cellars/Beer Market concept was to pare down the non-draft list by at least 100 bottles.