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Portside - CLOSED

983 Front Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113
+1 216-586-6633
Review Highlights
Nice respite on the edge of downtown

Portside distills their own spirits, and also offers flights of other area whiskeys. I tried one... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
Good spirits!

We stopped here to try their rums, and ended up buying a bottle to go. We didn't try the food or... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
via mobile
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Founded in 2011, Portside is a locally owned and operated small batch producer of hand crafted beer and spirits. Our Brewery and Distillery and Pub, overlooks Lake Erie in Downtown Cleveland’s East Bank of the Flats. We are northeast Ohio’s first brewery and distillery, and we pride ourselves on providing unique experiences in our pub as well as through tours, tastings and private events. Our tours take place on Saturdays at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 and on Sunday at 2:30 and 3:30. The tours last around 45 minutes and include a sample of beer and rum at the conclusion.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good48%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“spiced rum” (2 reviews)
“artichoke dip” (2 reviews)
“an appetizer” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
983 Front Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Portside distills their own spirits, and also offers flights of other area whiskeys. I tried one of the flights, and had some of the local artisan meats and nacho plate. This is a nice place to refresh yourself. Staff did a good job and were...More

Thank jonp276
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped here to try their rums, and ended up buying a bottle to go. We didn't try the food or beer but both looked great. They played good music and had a fun bar scene. It's not exactly in the mainstream area but it's...More

Thank maxpaste
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

This was our first stop on our Cleveland vacation. The beer was good, a lot of variety. Food was just snacks, but the Buffalo dip was great! We went with our 2-1/2 year old...high tables only, but there were games and tv's do he was...More

Thank Lindsey M
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We were recommended the Portside by our dinner waiter who loves beer and rum. We were spoilt for choice, the spiced rum was good, and the altbier &" the 216 pale ale was delicious. We were also able to watch the US crush Nicaragua on...More

Thank Virginia20171
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Northeast Ohio's only Brewery and Distillery under the same roof, very unique. They brew small batch craft beers, with two core beers always available and up to twelve beers that they rotate. The beers that we tried were all very good. We didn't try any...More

Thank Kurt L
Reviewed 13 June 2017

I stopped by Portside before a Browns game and had a hard time leaving... The RUM is AWESOME!! Next time I'll just stay and watch the whole game sipping RUM!! Gary G Erie, Pa.

Thank Gary G
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Dark and unattractive inside but still, good beer and a friendly bartender.The place could use some lighting and decoration.

Thank keith46er
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We tried a flight of the rums and they were fantastic! I would highly recommend the maple syrup and vanilla bean rum, as well as the Christmas rum. We will be purchasing some bottles to enjoy at home. Additionally, my husband tried the Manhattan and...More

Thank giners
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Once you locate this gem....you have made it to a place you will visit again and again. We arrived in the afternoon with 6 adults and 2 small children as our party/family of 12 were gathering in Cleveland. They gave us a table in a...More

Thank MaryRz2015
ericarae11, Public Relations Manager at Portside, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

So glad you enjoyed your experience! Thank you so much for the lovely review.

Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Very nice atmosphere. Location is convienant especially in the flats. The distillery has nice decor and is very cozy. Decor is modern and appealing. It was not crowded. We were greeted by our waiter Scott who was very friendly and helpful. He explained the menu...More

Thank revwiggins
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