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Three Rivers Eatery And Brewhouse

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BA SCORE
89
very good

12 Ratings
Ratings: 12
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.4%
Active Beers: 14
Beer Ratings: 29
Beer Avg: 3.72
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

101 E Main St
Farmington, New Mexico, 87401-2701
United States
phone: (505) 324-2187

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Photo of Arenasjr
3.52/5  rDev -8.8%

Arenasjr, Tuesday at 01:52 PM
Photo of ONovoMexicano
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Let's talk about the beer first, since this place is a brewery.

The brews here are all over the board, with some (or most, really) being atrocious and worse than a newbies home brew, and a few being good. There was nothing great. I don't quite understand how such inconsistency could come out of a brewery that's been around as long as these guys, but then again, I have no idea how often they turnover brewers.

If there was one beer that stood out to me it was Afternoon D'Light, an India Pale Lager. It was light and easy drinking while still retaining a good body and tasty, sweet floral hop flavor. I had a couple of these. I could have had the Red Apple Flyer cider in a pinch, but that I'd rather drink a cider than the other beers here is a testament to how bad some are. Take the Schnitzengiggle, a dunkelweizen that somehow was as thin as rubbing alcohol. The wheat and malt flavors this beer should have were nowhere to be found. Ditto the scotch ale, which again should be a malt heavy beer, but somehow had the consistency of a soda.

Anyway, Three Rivers' redemption was the pizza we had with our beer the first night in town after a looooong day of driving. $18 got my pops and me a huge pizza with pepperoni, fresh mozz, and spicy marinara. The crust was thin and crispy and overall it was just a well-made pie.

If you're coming here for beer, you'll be disappointed. If you're coming to have pizza, this place is a good stop in Farmington.

ONovoMexicano, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of backslide311
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

backslide311, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of LXIXME
4/5  rDev +3.6%

LXIXME, May 21, 2014
Photo of Jruss72
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Jruss72, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of Eriebierie
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Eriebierie, Jan 07, 2014
Photo of Koufax21
3.4/5  rDev -11.9%

I've been here a million times, and I'm surprised I'm reviewing it just now. They pretty much own the whole block here. The pizza=awesome. Something about their crust of the pizza is what's so unique. I had a conversation with their owner recently and gave him praise on their improvement on the carbonation of their beers. He was very appreciative and mentioned how that was a focus of theirs. They need to focus on hiring better beer employees though. Never had a good beer conversation with anyone but the owner. This is a small brewery that seems to keep growing. What an awesome brewing community between Durango and Farmington. The IPA's are awesome. Roustabout Stout is great too. I can't wait til St. Patty's day for new mug club membership. It's totally worth it.

Koufax21, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.29/5  rDev -14.8%

Everytime I visit this place, they seem to have expanded it from the previous time, so you know they are doing something right (well, either that or too much speculative investment).

I really like the layout, open, lots of old school looking wood around. The back patio and fire pit are cool. Pool table, always nice.

The beer selection is pretty standard, English based, a seasonal selection or two is usually available. The quality exceeded my expectations, ipa was good, but pretty much straightforward and nothing unique about it, porter as well.

A cool place in downtown Farmington, it brings in a mix of natives in the area.

Beerandraiderfan, Dec 01, 2010
Photo of tronester
4.28/5  rDev +10.9%

Staying in Farmington for 4 nights on a business trip, I was very pleased to find Three Rivers. It is right off the main street in downtown Farmington, and all of the Three Rivers establishments encompass almost an entire city block. They have the Eatery and Brewhouse on the corner, followed by a banquet room, then the Three Rivers Pizzeria, and finally the Three Rivers Taproom, which has games and pool.

I ate at the Eatery one night and had Sushi which was very good and fresh. The next night, I ate there again, and had a filet mignon creation which was very good as well. The last night, I ate at the pizzeria, and it was fantastic as well. All 3 places were quite full when I went there, but there were always open tables at each.

NOW, on to the beer. Each place had approximately 12-14 tap handles (though not all were being used) and the tap room had a beer engine with 2 spouts. I think there were around 10 beers total to try.

I tried every beer they had available, and each one was at least a b- or better. Their Double IPA and Single IPA are fantastic, however. The cask offering wasn't that good, but I think I just didnt like the beer.

If you are in Farmington, or even driving through, you are missing out if you do not go to 3 rivers.

tronester, Jul 17, 2009
Photo of chileman13
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Three Rivers Eatery and BrewPub has now been in business for over 10 years. This must say they are doing something right or that they are the only game in town for breweries.They offer average Brew Pub food. Fried this and that ++. The druken sandwich is a favorite being marinated in one of their own brews. They don't try to be an upscale restaurant highbred. They have expanded to include a Tap room which offers a few tables, bar, some pool tables, video games, loud music and smoker patio. Yes they do the best they can to accomidate those who inhale. There are plans for a pizzeria.
The eatery is housed in an old Pharmacy and they take pride in sharing things from it's past. The brew pub used to be a meat maket in the past. They have almost engulfed the whole block.
The decor of both is diffinately beer oriented with coasters and can collections as well as memorabilia from Farmington's history.
Now for the beers. They offer some good standards such as IPA Papa Bear's Golden Honey Ale (gold @NM St fair) NM Colona which is a New "Mexican" beer, Arroyo Amber Ale and Red Apple Cider which have also both won Golds. Watch out for the Hop Scoth Ale and X beers (ten year anniversary) which have a kick.
3RB is a Brew Pub to check out if you are in Farmington. They also team up with Steamworks, Carvers and Ska in Durango Co. for the Mug Club which is a great value for locals.
***3RB has expanded and now includes 3RP, a great Pizza restaurant. They have a number of specialty Pizza's as well as build your owns. Good value for great pizza The dough has a base of their Papa Bears golden beer. You'll LOVE IT!***

chileman13, Jul 03, 2009
Photo of smellsofstout
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%

Tap room next to the brewhouse is a cool place to hang out with friends (pool tables etc..), behind the tap room is an outdoor area for smokers with a fire pit when cold out. Great food, great beer with alot of local flavor. Definitely check the place out if you are planning to be in the area. Brews are typically very good and mostly unique, had a brew called hops junkie in 12/07 very tasty and lived up to its name. I beleive as of the last 12 months the brew master for this location has changed for the better.
Suggest: Hops Junkie, Hop Scotch Ale.

smellsofstout, May 30, 2008
Photo of ruleof72
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%

I have visited Three Rivers each time I have been in Farmington over the last 6 or 7 years (about ten total visits). The food is not bad overall and is very good for Farmington while the beer has always been consistent with a few good surprises thrown in from time to time.

The general atmosphere is more restaurant than brewpub. There is the usual mix of sandwiches, burgers, and finger foods, all done fairly well. I haven't been blown away with any one food item, but is is good food for the money.

The beer selection varies and always seems to have a few staples (porter, weiss, stout) along with a seasonal or two.

If you happen to be in Farmington, definitely give Three Rivers a try. They offer good food and beer in a friendly atmosphere and at a price that won't break the bank.

ruleof72, Nov 14, 2007
Three Rivers Eatery And Brewhouse in Farmington, NM
89 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.