CraftBeer.com received more than 3,400 nominations this year for its "Great American Beer Bars" promotion. The website divided up the country into five regions and narrowed the list to the top 10 in each region. People can now vote on their favorites.
Lizardville -- a brand of the Winking Lizard Tavern chain -- is in the North Central region. Lizardville, which offers 800 bottled beers and more than 200 whiskeys, is the only bar from Ohio in the running. (There also are Lizardvilles in Copley Township and Lakewood.)
"We want to win this award for Cleveland and Ohio, but we need help getting there," the chain said in an email.
To vote, click here. Voting ends Sept. 5.
To read the full news release from Lizardville, see below:
Cleveland, Ohio, August 16, 2014 – The locally owned Winking Lizard family consists of three brands: Winking Lizard, Winks Bar and Grille and Lizardville. Lizardville is a craft beer and whiskey pub-style bar, located in Bedford Heights. Lizardville has just won a nomination by the Craft Brewers Association, craftbeer.com, as a “2014 Best American Beer Bar”, celebrating the best craft beer bars in the country. There were over 3,400 bars nominated, and now only 50 bars are left in the USA, with Lizardville the only nomination in Ohio. The final voting will end on September 5, 2014. We want to win this award for Cleveland and Ohio, but we need help getting there. People can vote for Lizardville here: http://www.craftbeer.com/news/craftbeer-com-news/vote-craftbeer-coms-2014-great-american-beer-bars
Lizardville has 800 bottled beers and over 200 whiskeys. They offer eight rotating, unique draft beers. The goal is to continuously educate the consumer on different breweries, beers and brands. The Lizardville staff is highly educated on craft beer. They know beer, including proper glassware and pouring techniques. The bottled beers are categorized by style on the walls. This allows the consumer to sample a style that they have never had or find new beers within a style that they know they enjoy. You have the option of drinking your beer right at the bar or taking it to your own home.
You can pair your beer with an extensive food menu including tasty appetizers. A few items offered include a delicious charceuterie board of local meats and cheeses, a large Bavarian pretzel, and a Sierra Nevada beer cheese dip. Finish off your visit with a Belgium waffle, one of our signature dishes.
Lizardville, the beer and whiskey bar in Cleveland is a member of Winking Lizard Tavern Group, headquartered in Bedford Heights, Ohio. Winking Lizard Tavern owns and operates 17 Winking Lizard Tavern’s, three Lizardvilles and two Winks Bar and Grille’s.
25380 Miles Rd. Bedford Heights,OH 44146. Ph: 216.831.0505. www.winkinglizard.com