Sad decline of a once solid neighborhood establishment.
Sad decline of a once solid neighborhood establishment
I have been going to the Colony with my family a couple times of month for the past 20 years and I am sorry to say I won't be back.
The current crew of managers is clueless.
In the past 6 months-
- Our table was told that we would have to get our own drinks if we weren't ordering food. This was at 9:30 and maybe half the tables were occupied.
- My family and I were harassed at our table by a drunk posing as a Cleveland Hts. cop. (He wasn't, but I didn't find that out until the next day) and we were asked to leave because we were told by the manager that we were too loud when telling him to go away.
- Four of us were having dinner and one of the dinners didn't come out with the others. I know this happens sometimes, but the server was nowhere to be found to tell him. It was another 15 minutes until the food arrived. We finally did find a manager to tell him about the problem and the vanishing server. He must have reprimanded the server, because he followed us out into the street and yelled at us for complaining to the manager rather telling him about the problem.
I did enjoy the food there, but it's just not worth it to have your evening ruined by a poorly run establishment.
There are plenty of other choices on Lee Road.
Can't go wrong.... Cozy, friendly corner pub with awesome food. Great place to watch the game. They have quite a variety of food, not your typical bar fare. The best portabella sandwich I've ever had. Soups are like grandma's. You still can't go wrong with the burgers.
Served daily: chili and camaraderie, cold beer and sizzling entrees..
Not Your College Colony
A decade ago, the Colony had a rep as a beer-and-shot John Carroll hangout. But when the bar changed ownership, it also began to reflect more accurately the demographics of its home turf: Cleveland Heights, a suburb known for its diversity. These days, Brennan's Colonists are neighborhood folks who catch up after yoga classes at the nearby Atma Center, film buffs looking for a nibble after a movie at the Cedar Lee, young professionals having a drink and a burger before heading home, and families drawn to a bar that has a relaxed vibe while still catering to a spiffy looking clientele.
Not Your Average Pub Fare
For many, Brennan's Colony is a restaurant first, a bar second--despite the large and impressive U-shaped fixture that dominates the main room. After cozying up to that bar, or seating yourself in a comfortable booth, check out the menu. You'll find traditional bar offerings (wings, skins, poppers and burgers) as well as salads and sandwiches. The affordable entrees change nightly and recently included a fantastic beef brisket with Pugliese bread and portobello ravioli with a creamy Dijon sauce. Fish is a highlight here, and Brennan's is likely to offer separate entries on the same night featuring sea bass, salmon, rainbow trout, grouper and lake perch.
Welcome Wee Ones
Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult; a normal night at Brennan's will see a handful happily playing the video games near the door while their parents chatter.
This bar has a great softball team.. If you wanna see some cute guys after their summer softball games - just head over to The Colony on Mondat night :)
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