Big River Grille & Brewing Works
Active Beers: 16
Beer Ratings: 200
Beer Avg: 3.53
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: / Beer-to-Go: N
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Reviews by MikeRa:
4.83/5 rDev +30.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
I went to the Big River Grille & Brewing Works at the Boardwalk Resort and Villas, at Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, FL in November 2010. This location has a nice athosphere, where you can either eat inside, or out on the Boardwalk. I was able to get a table right away.
I had 2 great beers while here, the Rocket Red Ale, and the Oatmeal Stout (which is the new entry to the Brewer's Select list here), and had to eat there a bowl of the Beer Cheese Soup, and the Blackened Mahi Mahi sandwich, and I can tell you, they both were excellent, as well as the two beers.
The next time I return to Walt Disney World, I will visit this place again.
12-05-2010 01:54:55 | More by MikeRa
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2.79/5 rDev -24.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 2 | food: 3 | $$$$
A kinda modern with a lot of brushed aluminum... Cool that you can see the brewing stuffs.
Q the beer is well crafted but lacks flavor and variety...
S this is the highlight of the place, bartenders are very nice.
S same thing every time... Nothing new or exciting in the past five years.
F eh... Mostly fired, comfort food. Nothing too fancy
V very expensive, but its disney so it's expected.
06-07-2013 17:52:17 | More by Lare453
3.48/5 rDev -6.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$$
I took the family to Walt Disney World for a mid -February vacation, and we visited this brewpub for a quick lunch soon after we checked int a nearby resort. I had actually visited this brewpub several years ago (1999, I think) with my wife, before we had children. Nothing had changed. Modern decor, malt aroma, moderately limited seating. The location on the boardwalk is nice, and it is a great place to people watch. The beer is typical ales, oohing adventurous. They were well made, and there was nothing wrong with them. I particularly liked the winter rotation, a brown ale. The service was fast, and, typical of Disney, very friendly. The food was somewhat better than most pub fare. I had an excellent mushroom Swiss burger. The prices are higher than. Necessary, but in line with a vacation resort/theme park. Worth a visit if you are in the area.
02-18-2013 21:05:32 | More by Suds
3.66/5 rDev -1.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Snuck out of the Boardwalk resort one night last week to have a few beers at Big River. I'd been here last years ago (at least 7, if not more).
Atmosphere: Tuesday night, not too crowded. Entering through the now white awning, the bar is straight on. To the right, a small seating area and brewing equipment. To the left, more seating. Behind the bar, additional tanks. The bar area has a second, long table that passes for a second bar. Tap handles and alcohol behind the bar.
Quality: The restaurant was slowing down. So despite a few fratboy shenanigans all was quiet. That gave me the opportunity to talk with the bartender. Plus there. Six beers on tap and a full menu. Also, very busy at regular meal hours.
Service: The bartender was friendly but not overly talkative. He did, however, make some recommendations for me.
Selection: Six beers on tap. A stray firkin and handpump sat unused as well. The regular lineup included a pale ale, red, and pils with a seasonal hefe and IPA. I liked the pale and and red best and, after the sampler went with a full pint of pale ale. Several were good.
Food: A full menu is available but I didn't eat.
Pricey like everything else in an around Disney. Despite the Boardwalk being a mecca for outdoor drinking, Big River's license doesn't allow for carry-out to to go sales. Too bad there.
07-02-2012 00:45:38 | More by akorsak
Big River Grille & Brewing Works in Lake Buena Vista, FL
85 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.