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Butcher and the Brewer

2043 E. 4th St. (Prospect Ave.) Send to Phone
The locally driven, seasonal menu offers ideal pairings for a wide selection of house-brewed traditional and innovative beers.

Dinner Mon.-Sat.
Open late

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Butcher and the Brewer, Cleveland, OH

Butcher and the Brewer Restaurant Review

: Butcher and the Brewer goes beyond the modest culinary ambitions of a typical brewpub with a farmhouse-inspired menu drawing on local ingredients, quality preparations and artisan products. Meats are pasture-raised and humanely treated without the use of antibiotics or hormones. An in-house butcher works in a see-through meat locker, skillfully dividing Ohio beef that is then transformed into hand-ground burgers, steaks and even dried jerky. Pork is treated with equal care. With a 10-barrel brewhouse offering nine house beers and a slew of guest brews, B&B’s beer selection is as much a draw, if not more so, than the food. Go with friends, find a communal table and order dishes to share. Start with the house-smoked corndogs, which are unexpected and as fun as you’d imagine them to be, or the bacon-wrapped dates, which are sweet and, thanks to some chorizo, a little spicy, too. Among bigger dishes, we suggest the deconstructed lobster roll, while the smoked lamb ribs are well-seasoned and served with sweet mango chutney and a drizzle of chile oil. Because B&B lives inside an old warehouse the size of a gymnasium, sound travels, so come prepared to shout while you enjoy the eats and drinks.


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