CLEVELAND — The renovations at Great Lakes Brewing Company are officially complete, as the brewery's Ohio City flagship brewpub recently received a face lift.
The dining area closed temporarily Jan. 26 for a kitchen expansion and dining renovations.
The facility is now reopening with two new concepts. Brewhouse No. 1 is a more upscale dining experience, while the Beer Garden is built around casual dining and sports.
The transformation to both areas included painting, light fixtures, furniture, new drink rails, adding some walls and a new front entrance. The kitchen area also got a makeover, with new floors and appliances.
Allison Pryce, general manager of the brewpub at Great Lakes Brewing Company, said, “The inspiration was really to just create more dining experiences for our guest. So they can come and have a beer whether they want to hang out in a casual, fun sports bar environment or sit down and have a really nice meal.”
While the company was set on refreshing some of the spaces, it didn’t want to throw any history away in the process. Pryce says they still have a lot of history around and never thought about touching the iconic 1901 main bar.
“So much of what makes us a cool place to visit is that we have sort of a collection of brewing history around the space, so history will always be important to us," she said.
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