Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant

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Block 15 Brewery & RestaurantBlock 15 Brewery & Restaurant
BEER AVG
4.01/5
Based on:
69 Beers
368 Reviews
Place Score: 92
Reviews: 26
Visits: 52
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: n/a
Taps: 12
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

300 SW Jefferson Ave
Corvallis, Oregon, 97333
United States
phone: (541) 758-2077

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @block15brewing

Notes:
Place added by: SurlyDuff on 03-17-2008

Hours:
Sunday-Wednesday 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m. - 1 a.m.
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Reviews: 26 | Visits: 52
Reviews by RedDiamond:
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3.8/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Technically, Block 15 is the only independent brewpub in Corvallis. This is due to the twin facts of the local McMenamin's outpost not being independent and Oregon Trail not operating a pub (though the New World Deli very nearly serves this purpose). The name derives from when Corvallis was originally platted. At that time the spot now hosting Corvallis's only independent brewpub was simply designated as Block 15. The town was called Marysville back then, but later took the name Corvallis to signify its post at the "heart of the valley."

Block 15 has an ideal location in the heart of the heart of the valley. It draws brisk business from students and professors at OSU - a sign of both good crossover appeal and the collegial vibe of the town. They offer darts and shuffleboard, frequent, free live music, and decent bistro food (pastas, burgers, salads) at reasonable prices and in good portions. They also uphold a number of sustainable practices such as water conservation, carbon offsets, and the frequent use of "natural" meats and local organic ingredients.

Block 15 emerged following a major renovation of their 82-year-old building, which originally housed a newspaper press and more recently was a pizza parlor. Huge timbers, skylights, and leaded glass contribute to a relaxed atmosphere amid greenery and artwork. Though you don't notice it at first, the floorplan is actually circular and you can walk either way around to the rear gaming room. Just bear in mind that the alcove near the far staircase is a service shadow - I got no service there at all for a full twenty minutes while I used the WiFi. (Perhaps I should have emailed for service.)

Beer quality is mid-range, but a few standouts are worth mentioning: Aboriginale, Alpha IPA, Trubbled Monk. Since they've only opened recently, it's too soon to call any trends. On the plus side, it's easy to feel at home here. Upstairs diners enjoy good table service and the overall vibe is comfortable and inviting. I didn't care for the highway diner-like serving ware or the plastic ketchup squeeze bottles. And the varnished 2x6 booths looked and felt like something I built in my garage. But the service at the bar was excellent and the popularity of the place is well deserved. (2,257 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Topher78
4.6/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Great place!!! Very family friendly and accommodating to large parties (10 people). Our party had 5 kids and when our waitress brought us to our table, there were kids books and chalk. The kicker was that the tops of the tables were painted with chalk paint that allowed the kids to decorate them. Our waitress was friendly and attentive and the food was wonderful. Beer was outstanding and paired very well with the menu. (423 characters)

Photo of TreeBear
4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of alexrichman
4.78/5  rDev +14.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

This brewery is one of the best in Oregon. Hard to believe a sleepy little college town like Corvallis would hold such a hidden gem. Block 15 focuses on ultra high quality beers and always has a huge selection of seasonals to accompany their standard beers. Huge focus on sours and hop forward beers - styles this brewery truly excels at. A must visit for any beer lover. (375 characters)

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4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Scott_Anderson_
4.38/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Block 15 is a fantastic brew pub. I lived in Oregon before moving to Tennessee and ate/drank here regularly. They always have new and exciting brews and the food is some of the best I've had anywhere; Aboriginale and Figgy Pudding are a couple of my favorite beers.. They make a phenomenal Oregon pesto pasta and offer a wide variety of burgers to choose from (Southwest burger with jalapeños is exceptional). Their fries are first class and they make all of their own dressings. Their prices did increase a bit and the service started to lack somewhat, but I would go back in a heartbeat. Wish there was something like this in TN. (632 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of dipso123
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Have been three times in the past six weeks.
Nice atmosphere and rather busy every time I've gone, but always a few seats at the bar which is a plus. Food was better than average pub fare and the beers are well worth the trip. Each time there were 2-3 one-off or seasonal beers. The quality is very high and of the eleven beers I've tried all were v. good with a couple outstanding and just one that I didn't like. HOWEVER, it should be noted that it was a one hop with Orbit and I don't think I like Orbit (stone fruit characteristics leaning toward the candy/soda pop version of those fruits - more peach Jolly Rancher than peach).

Only downside is that although there is a lot of staff the service is not good. Friendly, but amateur and inattentive (my empty glass on the bar for 5+ minutes without a "what's next?" or "would you like another?". You'll need to grab their attention each and every time for another beer or the bill. (936 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant in Corvallis, OR
92 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.