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Red Eye Brewing Company

Red Eye Brewing CompanyRed Eye Brewing Company

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 19
Beer Ratings: 76
Beer Avg: 3.78

Taps: 5 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

22 Ratings
Ratings: 22
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
$$ - reasonable


[ 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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cptnspeed1

Wisconsin

4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

08-09-2011 02:11:56 | More by cptnspeed1
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OSOK

Wisconsin

4.98/5  rDev +16.9%
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.

03-23-2014 20:20:59 | More by OSOK
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KnappStout

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +17.4%

03-19-2014 19:30:16 | More by KnappStout
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ccherek4

Virginia

4.91/5  rDev +15.3%
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.

02-20-2014 02:03:26 | More by ccherek4
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Rihup

Illinois

4.69/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

08-07-2013 03:31:26 | More by Rihup
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Jparker37

Wisconsin

4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

03-23-2012 02:28:16 | More by Jparker37
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MilwaukeeCrusher

Wisconsin

3.99/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

12-03-2011 09:10:07 | More by MilwaukeeCrusher
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brdc

Wisconsin

4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

10-27-2010 01:09:06 | More by brdc
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bound4er

Wisconsin

4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

09-09-2010 01:31:18 | More by bound4er
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brewmudgeon

Wisconsin

3.63/5  rDev -14.8%
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.

08-06-2010 18:25:01 | More by brewmudgeon
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Red Eye Brewing Company in Wausau, WI
93 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.