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Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

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Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown BrewpubFoothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
BEER AVG
3.86/5
Based on:
44 Beers
9,112 Hads
Place Score: 93
Reviews: 103
Visits: 196
Avg: 4.2
pDev: n/a
Taps: 10
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

638 W 4th St
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 27101-2730
United States
phone: (336) 777-3348 | map
www.foothillsbrewing.com

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Reviews: 103 | Visits: 196
Reviews by Photekut:
Photo of Photekut
3.35/5  rDev -20.2%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Arrived at Foothills at 4:30AM for the second time in two years. Last year I got bottle #69 and was hoping for it again. ( got 15 16 17 and 18 this time.) The line was cold, but the beers kept us warm...
** 2012 edit no more tasting in line

...until the staff brought out sausage biscuits and hot choc. Very awesome!
**2012 edit sounds like now they are going to amend the rules catering to those who want to show up late and biscuits are now $2 ea.***

The inside looks very nice and the seating was not crowded at all. The only thing that took away from the experience was the crazy Jamaican music that was playing over the loudspeaker above our heads in line. ( that was changed though :) ) No offense to those that enjoy it, but wow!! Never heard anything like it before.
**edit no longer able to get a seat and eat if you enter first. We were told we had to exit the building until after the bottle sale.

Like I said the staff was awesome, offering warm drinks, cleaning up the pink vomit no im not kidding that someone left on the sidewalk ( HAHA wasnt me!!) , they came to ask how the food was etc. and never let the drinks go dry. Jamie was going around signing bottles.
**2012 Edit The staff sold us beer we wanted to enjoy then and only then told us we had to drink it fast ( or waste it ) because it was not allowed in the back.

I had a Ruben and fries ( amazing!!! ) and the homemade ketchup and mustard was awesome too. Sampled the SC and it was very very good. I am glad I got my bottles.

Im going to be back next year for sure. I hope it is warmer.
**2012 edit no longer going back. plenty of better releases now.

MIssed a release due to the BS above and was told that the ways were ammended yet again.
Seems there is an ok compromise. drinking is legal until an arbitrary time, then it is not. The doors open earlier for more drinking which was cool. If things continue like this, Ill make the drive again.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of tjcamm
3.64/5  rDev -13.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of bsuedekum
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Tate21
4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Treyliff
3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Went here for the BA Sexual Chocolate release. The release event was awesome, one of the best I've been to and well organized. Plenty of space inside the brewery/restaurant, friendly staff and good beer, no complaints here!

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Photo of ryanhooks81
4.9/5  rDev +16.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Drive up to the bba sexual chocolate release this weekend. Super well run. Let us as soon as possible. Drafts were quick in coming. Giant sausage and buscuits were inexpensive and desperately needed.

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Photo of rw1992
4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of dvmin98
3.86/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Went for the BA Sexual Chocolate release. Brewpub was busy. Lots of diners. Beer selection wasn't as big as I'd hoped, but they had the BASC on tap prior to the release which was nice.

Two rooms. Wood tables with a long bar. Has a back room past the kitchen where they held the bottle share. More like a warehouse than an actual room.

Service was ok. Beertender kinda passed over people a few times, but they were semi-busy.

Overall, not bad. Seen better, seen worse. About average.

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Photo of ColdOneKev
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Stopped in on our way from Raleigh to Asheville on a Sunday afternoon. The whole neighborhood was pretty quiet and there was plenty of space in the dining and bar area. Very friendly waitstaff. Nice variety of food to choose from. We brought our one year old daughter and felt very comfortable having her there. Had the IPA of the Month for July. It was excellent. I wish we could've stayed longer. Definitely recommend this to anyone in the area.

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Photo of bawaddell
4.24/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of VinceMig
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of W_Des
4.41/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 2.75

Foothills is a Winston Salem staple and they make some damn good beers. They usually have a pretty good selection of stuff on tap and you can fill growlers and get bottles to go. The service has been up and down everytime I've been there. If you are a regular or semi regular it's pretty good but sometimes you just kind of sit around without anyone to tend to you or fill up your water.

The food is ok. It's standard pub food with some unique offerings from the chef. I think the calamari and loaded fries are the best apps on their menu. The Cuban, fish and chips and caesar salad have all been ok. Overall a great place for beer especially on celebrations like Sexual Chocolate release!

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Photo of DrunkinYogi
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of BigGold
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of edhizdeid
4.48/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of BGsWo22
4/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of David63Olson
4.41/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of jcb1130
4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Macsimus
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of VeganUndead
4.11/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Beautiful location, great vibe and service, decent portfolio

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Photo of NickTinyRace
3.68/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Khlinc
4.64/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Agentveba
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Zonian1
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub in Winston-Salem, NC
93 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.