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Rocky River Brewing

Rocky River BrewingRocky River Brewing

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 13
Beer Ratings: 38
Beer Avg: 3.68

Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
85
very good

26 Ratings
Ratings: 26
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.12%
$$ - reasonable


[ Brewery, Eatery ]

21290 Center Ridge Road
Rocky River, Ohio, 44116
United States
phone: (440) 895-2739

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Reviews by aracauna:
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aracauna

Georgia

3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

This place reminds me of a steak house for some reason (outside more so than inside). It's a bit on the small side with not a lot of seating that I could see. The food seemed to be along the lines of an Applebee's or Chile's, but a step or two up. The beers were interesting, but not exciting. The server was helpful and quick enough with his service despite the fact that the group I was in only had an appetizer and a couple of beers. Worth a visit, but I don't know if I'd be a regular if I lived in the Cleveland area.

06-10-2004 04:15:35 | More by aracauna
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coombski

Maine

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

03-29-2014 01:15:11 | More by coombski
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throwback

Ohio

4/5  rDev +10.2%

02-25-2014 22:06:38 | More by throwback
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cathomae

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

02-20-2014 19:30:35 | More by cathomae
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Rfrick11

Ohio

3/5  rDev -17.4%

01-23-2014 02:33:19 | More by Rfrick11
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AGHolmes

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

01-03-2014 04:26:01 | More by AGHolmes
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Hacksaw99

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

10-29-2013 21:38:04 | More by Hacksaw99
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buschbeer

Ohio

3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

I hadn't been to Rocky River Brewing in at least five years, so I decided to revisit this joint. It has a chain restaurant feel to it, except a tad nicer. They have a deck to enjoy the weather, but I heard children out there as I approached, so my date and I sat at the bar. They have a pretty long bar and plenty of tables to accommodate a good sized crowd. I arrived about noon on Saturday. I was promptly greeted by the bartender. They had seven in house beers on tap. I choose a sampler of six of them. I passed on the Pirate Light. I had an IPA, an altbier, a blueberry ale, a vanilla porter, a kolsch, and a peanut butter amber, which was interesting.

There menu had several interesting appetizers and some good pub fare. We started out with Asian nachos which were tasty and different. My date ordered a chicken sandwich, which she enjoyed and I got buffalo chicken egg rolls since I ate most of the nachos. The buffalo egg rolls were amazing. Spicy, buffalo chicken and blue cheese. It don't get no better! The food was really slow coming out. The bartender said that ticket times were 45 minutes and the place was not even full.

Overall, I would say the food outweighs the beer. They did have three or four guest taps that I failed to pay attention to. I highly recommend this place for a meal. Don't expect to be blown away by the beer though. It is definitely worth a stop. It was family friendly because there were a lot of people there with their children.

05-20-2013 01:39:46 | More by buschbeer
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ndolover

Minnesota

3.91/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$

Stopped here during St. Patty's day.

It is located in a inner burb off a main drag. The building outside is unassuming. The inside is the typical brewpub, with brass, wood, brick and fermentation vessal cased in glass.

The service was outstanding. They met me right away introduced themselves and shook my hand. I had 2 servers do this at the bar. It seemed a bit like the BJ's chain, but I like the formula! When I asked what is the one beer I should try, he asked if I liked hops (with a positive repsonse) he poured me Hoptimus Prime. Which almosted seemeded like a single Simcoe Hop IPA. A bit too much celery and soap, but good none the less.

They did seem to have an interesting selection of beers for a fair price.

In short, I liked the vibe and it was easy to get to. Check it out if you are in the area.

03-21-2011 14:30:54 | More by ndolover
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KYBrewgrass

Kentucky

3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

Stopped by the RR Brewpub for lunch and a couple drinks on a Sunday afternoon in June 2010 when Great Lakes was closed downtown. My wife and I sat out on the patio and enjoyed some nice shade on a warm day. The bar outside was pretty cool and the place was pretty busy, actually, considering the late lunch.

We started with some Asian nachos that were quite tasty (and different). I had the California Chicken sandwich and it was good. Drawing a blank on what my wife had but she was happy with it I remember.

As far as the beer - I loved the peanut butter brew, it stands out in my mind. I wish I could get more! I'm not even finding this on the BA listings, so I suppose it was a very limited batch. My wife tried the blueberry ale and enjoyed that as well. I believe we had a couple other regular offerings that were solid, too. Nothing that stood out too much, but definitely worth trying.

I can see potential in this pub. The food was good and so was the brew. It's in a pretty busy suburban location, so that wasn't anything special, but it was a good experience nonetheless.

03-14-2011 17:11:54 | More by KYBrewgrass
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Rocky River Brewing in Rocky River, OH
85 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.