Rocky River Brewing
Active Beers: 13
Beer Ratings: 40
Beer Avg: 3.69
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Ratings: 28 | Reviews: 20 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by buschbeer:
3.71/5 rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I hadn't been to Rocky River Brewing in at least five years, so I decided to revisit this joint. It has a chain restaurant feel to it, except a tad nicer. They have a deck to enjoy the weather, but I heard children out there as I approached, so my date and I sat at the bar. They have a pretty long bar and plenty of tables to accommodate a good sized crowd. I arrived about noon on Saturday. I was promptly greeted by the bartender. They had seven in house beers on tap. I choose a sampler of six of them. I passed on the Pirate Light. I had an IPA, an altbier, a blueberry ale, a vanilla porter, a kolsch, and a peanut butter amber, which was interesting.
There menu had several interesting appetizers and some good pub fare. We started out with Asian nachos which were tasty and different. My date ordered a chicken sandwich, which she enjoyed and I got buffalo chicken egg rolls since I ate most of the nachos. The buffalo egg rolls were amazing. Spicy, buffalo chicken and blue cheese. It don't get no better! The food was really slow coming out. The bartender said that ticket times were 45 minutes and the place was not even full.
Overall, I would say the food outweighs the beer. They did have three or four guest taps that I failed to pay attention to. I highly recommend this place for a meal. Don't expect to be blown away by the beer though. It is definitely worth a stop. It was family friendly because there were a lot of people there with their children.
05-20-2013 01:39:46 | More by buschbeer
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3.91/5 rDev +8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
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
Rocky River Brewing in Rocky River, OH
84 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.