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Jun 2, 2009 04:43 PM

Cleveland Lunch & Beer

I saw there was another thread on here that touched on some Cleveland spots but mainly dinner. I am looking for good lunch places downtown for a Saturday and/or Sunday (maybe Brunch) as well as good bars or restaurants with great beer selection. Any places with 20, 30, 50+ beers on tap? Thanks for any help!

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  1. Downtown is far too limiting for this queries. Many others, too.

    You should go to the Buckeye Beer Engine. Great hamburgers. Best in the city. All the other food I've had there has been good, too. I've never been to their brunch but I'd really like to. I don't pay attention to it so I'm not sure about the quantity or quality of their beer selection, but I think they have a good reputation for it. You can review it yourself:

    Buckeye Beer Engine
    15315 Madison Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107

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    1. re: stuart

      Buckeye beer engine (in near by Lakewood) is a micro lovers dream. they usually have a mainstream beer like Schlitz for giggles, but the rest are US micros and imports on draft, and nice range of styles.I think they are partial to hoppy though. If you like belgian beers you may want to check the Bier Markt . I think they are open Sat for lunch (check first) and fathers day for brunch. There are not 50 on tap, but several.

      Melt also in Lakewood has many beers, great food. They probably have a dozen plus excellent taps.

    2. The Winking Lizard has a great beer selection as well as good burgers and wings, but most of their beers are in bottles.

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      1. re: Kelli2006

        ditto THE HARBOR INN as far as massive by the bottle selection.

        1. re: mrnyc

          I forgot about the Harbor Inn. Thanks.

      2. I've been to Fat Fish Blue on a Saturday for lunch. Quite good.

        Fat Fish Blue
        21 Prospect Ave E, Cleveland, OH 44115

        1. Also the recently opened Fatheads in North Olmsted might be good.

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          1. re: rockandroller1

            I decided to do a little reconnaissance on Fat Head's. I had a very good pulled pork sandwich and the smokehouse wings. The smokehouse wings were fantastic.

            Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
            24581 Lorain Rd North, Olmsted, OH

          2. Fat Fish Blue was fun, and Bar Cento had good (not great) pizzas with a huge beer selection.