Originally Posted by tdavisii
Im in town for another week. Ive sort of on and off stayed here for work the last couple months.
Well then you have time to hit a couple more local joints to see how they compare.
In addition to Great Lakes and the Bier Markt in Ohio City, Winking Lizard is a great place to go for a large selection of less common beers from around the world. They serve basically pub food but have 100 beers on their menu and many I have trouble finding any place else. If your working downtown there is one in the Gateway district. Great place to watch a game if you can find a seat.
Out east Willoughby Brewing company in Willoughby has some good beers and food. Their beers are definitely better than the Chophouse and the food is reasonably priced.
On the west side I have heard good things about the Beer Engine but I havn't made it out there yet.