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Northwoods Brewpub and Grill

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Northwoods Brewpub and GrillNorthwoods Brewpub and Grill
BA SCORE
81
good

17 Ratings
Ratings: 17
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 22.42%
Active Beers: 19
Beer Ratings: 190
Beer Avg: 2.73
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

3560 Oakwood Mall Drive
Eau Claire, Wisconsin, 54701
United States
phone: (715) 552-0510

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @northwoodsbrew

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Reviews by WoodBrew:
Photo of WoodBrew
3.96/5  rDev +20%

Stopped by the Northwoods Brewpub and Grill with the family on the way to Mall of AMERCIA! The brewery is positioned on a service road parallel to a highway. The building itself is quite nice and rustic....unfortunately the ambiance inside was a bit stale....there was no background music or anything. The beer and food were outstanding....the deserts are amazing. The service was very attentive and certainly carred. There was plenty to choose from off the menu and satisfied even the pickiest of six year olds. I thought the overall value was inexpensive and would recommend a quick stop. I also liked the fact that they sold six packs that you can mix....as well as six packs of cans which are easier to travel with.

WoodBrew, Aug 13, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of justinrphillips
3.3/5  rDev 0%

justinrphillips, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of stouts4me
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Meh. Nuff said.sorry, but that is the facts.

stouts4me, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of gmtisme99
2/5  rDev -39.4%

gmtisme99, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of majorbase2
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

majorbase2, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of Fluffmeister
1.25/5  rDev -62.1%

Fluffmeister, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of heytomcat
4.1/5  rDev +24.2%

I went by here on a recent road trip thru Wisconsin. I loved the whole log cabin type atmosphere of this place. I like how you can see the brewery right when you walk in and they have lots of fun merchandise to buy. A huge selection of house beers. 16 or 17 available at the time. I ordered the sampler which included 8 small glasses of their beer. They were all easy drinkin' beers but for me the Pils, Pale and IPA could have used a little more hop bite. Huge food selection too. I had the Marble Rye Reuben which was fantastic and the service was great. I'm part Norwegian so I was surprised to see lefse on the menu. I had to take some home with me. Definitely worth a stop.

heytomcat, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of beerwolf77
3.15/5  rDev -4.5%

Stopped in here on a recent road trip. The place has a nice rustic log cabin feel and decor. Lots of large wooden chairs and tables. A nice fireplace with seating area. Medium sized bar. We took a couple stools at the bar and ordered.

The bartender was pleasant but a bit distracted. The bar was half full with his buddies. They were all talking and re hashing the night before and how much they drank. I assume they all went to Eau Claire together. This got super annoying.

We ordered the beers sampler and an appetizer sampler. Both were less than impressive. All the beers were forgettable and seemed to taste similar. The food was super greasy and not very tasty.

Overall nothing special here. I won't make any return trips anytime soon.

beerwolf77, Apr 15, 2011
Photo of ChimRichels
2.93/5  rDev -11.2%

I have always admired the large tank adorning the exterior of Northwoods BrewPub, and I finally had a chance to see what it was all about. My only prior experience was with a can of "Floppin' Crappie" given to me by a friend. I wasn't a fan, but I thought maybe I would find some better offerings within.

We started by ordering our food. Lots of traditional foods you would expect from a "Northwoods" themed restaurant, as well as some Nordic influenced dishes. There were lots of unique Lefse creations that I opted not to try.

While waiting for our food, we ordered a sampler of the beers on tap (I believe there were 8). The beers were not much more impressive than the Floppin' Crappie I had tried before. The beers ranged from a traditional light-lager to a stout, and were arranged according to color. I thought the APA and stout were the best of the bunch, although not a spectacular offering. It seemed that the brewers followed the lead of Leine's in making beers that were bland, easily accessible, and unoffensive that project the image of a quality craft brew. My dinner companions (non-craft drinkers) arrived to the general consensus that the beers were "pretty good". One thing worth mentioning is that almost every single beer I tasted had a very prominent diacetyl flavor.

Shortly after the beer, we received our food. The food was pretty decent, about on par with what I had expected. Nothing mind-blowing, but I certainly wasn't disappointed by any means. It was a step up from the beer. Portions were large, and I think nobody between four of us came near finishing our meal.

Overall, the service was good, prices were reasonable, food was good, and the beer was below average. I could see myself coming back here again with friends, but I wasn't crazy about it.

ChimRichels, Dec 21, 2010
Photo of arboristfish
4.33/5  rDev +31.2%

This is a fun place to go out to eat, although it is a bit on the pricey side. They do brew their own beer here, some of which have won awards at the Great American Beer Fest. The selection of food is interesting. They have an elk steak, and a buffalo burger that are very good! Also their fish fry is another great choice. They also have an interesting selection of pies, which from the ones I have had are all excellent! Like I said its a fun place to go and try out some beers, watch them brew if they are brewing, and have some great food!

arboristfish, Nov 12, 2010
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Northwoods Brewpub and Grill in Eau Claire, WI
81 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.