Red Eye Brewing Company

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Red Eye Brewing CompanyRed Eye Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.85/5
Based on:
15 Beers
92 Ratings
Place Score: 94
Ratings: 32
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: n/a
Taps: 5
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

612 Washington Street
Wausau, Wisconsin, 54403
United States
phone: (715) 843-7334

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(Place added by: brakspear on 11-15-2007)
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3.45/5  rDev -19.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of OSOK
4.98/5  rDev +16.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

This is my "go to" in Wausau, WI. The atmosphere is fantastic. There is a constant flow of new brews avaliable from in-house. Also, there is avaliabilty of micro brews from out-of-house. I have had Lagunitas on tap here!!! If I stumble across something unfamiliar, be it food or brew, the staff is always avaliable to provide knowledgable info. They will not steer you in the wrong direction. Everything I have had here is fantastic!!! I can go with the wife, have a meal for two, fill a growler and/or howler, and have food to take home for about $70 (including a generous tip). If you are sking at Granite Peak or biking at Nine Mile Rec Area for the weekend, it would behoove you to indulge in Red Eye.... Oh yeah, if you like bikes you'll really dig this place.

I would like to note that I would give Red Eye a 5/5 however, being a local, the menu usually doesnt change. That's cool because I do have my favorites. So if you are out of area consider it a 5/5, perfecto.

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of ccherek4
4.91/5  rDev +15%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

This is my number one restaurant in the area when I return to Wisconsin from Washington D.C. Great food, often with a little twist that makes it stand out; Chef Dave has mastered the art of cuisine! The Brewmaster Kevin is second to none when crafting some of the finest IPAs I've ever had. The decor is nice and unique and the atmosphere lends to both fun, sporty and a good family environment.

Photo of Rihup
4.69/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Really solid food and the beer was great too. The bike theme was Very nice they service food even close to the closing time of 9 o'clock in the selection of beer was plentiful and delicious. I will be sure to visit redeye brewery next time that I'm in Wausau for the delicious food and the wide selection of great beers.

Photo of Jparker37
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Stopped in to try a couple of brews while on a ski trip. I was told about this much hyped brewery and thought it would be nice to experience and to drag my family to. The atmosphere was top notch. Very unique building structure almost as if it were a metal shed. Small micro brewing system. The bicycles hanging from the ceiling made for a one of a kind atmosphere. I wish they had bottled beer so I could have brought it home to review and share with friends but overall the beer was great to keep it simple. The bartender we had was friendly and quite funny. They had 6 beers running and flyers around the premise for when new beers would be tapped. The beers are pricy but well worth it. To sum it all up. It was good enough to make the journey 2 of the 3 days I was in town. In a flowing pass through Wausau I had a chance to try a vegetarian pizza that was excellent. Vegetables were very fresh and everything on the menu seemed to have a creative flair. Side note: buns for burgers are made from spent grain, very economical.

Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
3.99/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

This is a really nice place... one you can take your significant other and have a nice night. Nice modern building had bikes hanging much like one would expect with a brewery in Fort Collins, CO. I did not have any food but it looked very good, and the selection of food is one I would associate in this state of that of the Great Dane (in Madison, neglected to go to the one in Wausau). Beers were reasonably priced, had a sampler. Very good flavor profiles present, although some seemed a little watery. Standout of the night was the pumpkin beer, although there were other greats as well. Selection wasn't the best, but better than man other places I've visited. Service was satisfactory.

Photo of cptnspeed1
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

This place is my go to whenever I am in Wausau. The seasonal beers are almost always great, their anniversary beers have been stellar, and the food and philosophy are refreshing.

The one thing you will notice when you take a look at the menu: There are no deep-fryers. None. That doesn't mean you cant get wings or tater tots. You'll just get better (and healthier) wings and tater tots that will leave you feeling less guilty about having that extra beer.

And have that extra beer you will. The highlights over the last year include Charlatan imperial stout, BA thrust, Red Ey3, the black IPA, regular offerings such as thrust and bloom, Veruca Stout, and so on.

The staff is friendly, especially on a slow night where a conversation about the brewpub with an employee seems natural and not forced, hinting that the staff is actually briefed on their product and appreciative of it.

A destination for sure if you are ever in the northwoods.

Photo of brdc
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

This is quite a nice place in Wausau.
Small but very nice patio, small but also nice inside areas.
You can actually see the wood oven, a rare find around this part of the country, which makes very nice pizzas. My only problem here is the menu changes from time to time, and you arrive to not find your favorite pizza.
The beers are quite good, not great, but the variety is nice and the prices quite reasonable. Growlers available of all their beers. They have, right now, a wheat beer, a porter, an imperial stout (that drinks more like regular stout), an IPA and a couple of others. Service is quite good, although most dont know much about beers. The menu gives suggestions of pairings which helps some.
Well worthwhile if you are in the region, easily the best place in town for good food and good beer.

Photo of bound4er
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I've had Red Eye beer on two previous occasions but have never been to their brewpub. This is a great place. The bartender was very friendly and explained their beer line-up since this was my first visit. She let me sample for free their two hoppy beers - El Tormento and Thrust. I chose the Thrust, a very nice American IPA. I then ordered dinner, which was very good. I started with a spicy black bean soup, which went great with the IPA. I then ordered a glass of Scarlet 7 - Red Eye's take on a Belgian Dubbel. This worked nicely with my Cowboy (a turkey and bacon panini). The service was prompt and friendly, the place was very clean and well kept and the food and beer were great. My only minor complaint is their menu listed Veruca Stout as being available but it was not (they had a decent tasting nitro Rye Porter in its place). If your passing through Wausau I would highly recommend stopping off at Red Eye.

Photo of brewmudgeon
3.63/5  rDev -15%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

the place has a clean, modern vibe that's maybe a little instutional and chain-like (though it's not actually chain), but nice. the people are friendly, a definite highlight, and the service is attentive. if i return for another try, it will be largely due to this aspect of the experience. the selection of beers (about 7) is decent, though the offerings were (except for the IPA) a bit dumbed down. the pizza is good and appears made from quality ingredients, aside from the tomato sauce which has a chef boyardee flavor. $9 per 64 oz growler fill is on the pricey side for a low abv brew, and especially when compared to the $10 128 oz fills at my local brewery in jax.

Photo of beerwolf77
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Stopped in here on my way up north and had dinner with one of my favorite BA's. It has a very modern restaurant decor. If you didn't know already you would be hard pressed to guess this was a brew pub.

They had five beers listed however their IPA "Thrust" was out for the weekend. Which was a bummer since I was told this was a must try beer. I settled for the wit "Bloom" instead. Quite tasty so no real let down. We all ordered pizza and apps. All of which were very good. I really enjoyed the hummus platter.

Service was friendly and prompt. No problems.

Overall a nice place to grab a beer and some solid pizza. I will make it a point to hit this place for now on when I'm going up north.

Photo of Redrover
4/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I was passing through Wausau and was in need of sustenance and a libation. Red Eye filled the bill nicely.

There is a parking lot and lots of street parking. They have a nice outside terrace near the parking lot & entrance. .

Inside there are huge windows, which overlook Washington Street. These flood the pub with warm natural light. There are high ceilings with some exposed metal supports.

The bar is to your left as you enter. Its about 35' long and seats a good dozen or so. I didn't really care for the faux concrete bar top, but that's just me. At the hostess stand, you can buy t-shirts, glasses, etc.

They have lots of tables for dinning and have 3 high-tops right near the bar for overflow.

They were playing classic 60s and 70s rock on the XM receiver.

The kitchen is exposed and it is kind of fun to watch and listen to the cooks work. The food is good. They offer wraps, pizza, paninis, sandwiches, etc. I had a fantastic Beer, Brie and mushroom soup. Note that they try to be a healthier eating-place and do not even have a deep fryer.

Friendly staff, I was well taken care off. 6 beers on tap. The large blackboard lists the current and upcoming offerings.
Beers served in 14oz pint style glasses $4.03 per glass. I liked what I had.

If you ever find yourself in Wausau, I can really recommend that you stop by for some good beers and tasty food.

Photo of cdkrenz
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

So, I visited Redeye when they first opened up a while back. I have to admit I was not all that impressed. I felt like the brew was crafted in a manner that didn't peak my interest. Meaning it was simple tasting and not agressive.

Since then allow has changed at the Redeye. They have a solid beer menu consinting mainy of Belgians, pale ale styles, light lagers and they carry a nice stout too. They have a food menu that can't be beat by anyone else in Central Wisconsin and their service is always nothing short of friendly and at time, even engaging.

The atmosphere is centered around a well lit bar with cycling as the main theme of the establishment's decor.

While price of a beer or two and dinner will get an individual up in to the $20-$30 dollar range I have to admit, it's well worth it. A growler fill can be purchased for as little as $7, which in and of itself is a great deal, especially for some high quality brew.

Redeye, I love what you've become and I hope you continue down the same path because things are only going to get better for you.

Photo of KI9A
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

large, open area. Kinda reminds me of any chain resturant. Would be MUCH cooler if it were in an older building, maybe wood floor, ect. Seemed too cmmercial to give a good vibe.

The service, the beer, the food more than made up for it. Everyone I encountered was just awesome to talk to, they should be proud of their crew!

The menu was really complete, pretty much anything you want. Apps, dinner, desert. Our meal was great. The selection of beers were good, and the barman was very knowlegable of his beer. Can't wait to get back to town, and come again!

Photo of SykDoc
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Upon entering, there is a nice open feel to this place, which includes an open area where you can see are large number of the kitchen staff working. There is a bar along one wall and an outdoor patio that is presumably nice during the summer. The openness and atmosphere are definitely family friendly. The beer list is on a chalk board which includes information about the beer including ABV and IBU.

The quality is strong as well. The beer was good, the food was good and the service was quite good. From a beer perspective, they had a stout, two IPAs and several belgian beer, and I believe one other that I'm missing. The stout and double IPA were very good and I brought a growler of the double IPA home as it was comparable to some of the best, see my reviews of the others and compare, if you wish.

The food selection was primarily driven by their pizza selection which was very good. A nice children's menu again helps for families. The food quality was also quite good. Perhaps a few more visits and I can say more about other dishes, but their specialty pizza was very good. The food and beverages were all reasonably priced. This is well worth the visit if you're in the Wausau area. I know I will be returning.

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Red Eye Brewing Company in Wausau, WI
94 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.