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Taps: 17 / Bottles: 285
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 39 | Reviews: 28 | Display Reviews Only:
3.89/5 rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75 | $$$
The wife and I had only one morning/afternoon in Charlottesville before driving across Virginia and West Virginia to Athens, Ohio. Beer Run was our beer place of choice, after walking around downtown C-ville and before touring Monticello.
Beer Run was mighty busy on a beautiful, sunny Sunday at brunch/lunch time. All the outdoor tables were occupied but we found a spot at the bar. The bartenders were busy and hangover but still managed to provide good service.
17 taps, with a bunch from Founders because of a tap-takeover that had happened the night before: Backwoods, Smoked Porter, Boyl'r, All Day, Centennial... and Devil's Backbone, Yards, Allagash, Natty Boh, Lagunitas Sumpin', Bluegrass Bourbon Barrel...
The food is simple but mostly organic and local. I had an egg-scramble that didn't disappoint. Bloody Mary's are delicious too!
The store attached to the bar/restaurant ain't bad either but you won't find anything rare there. They have all the major names in American craft beer, and they are a bit pricey... 25 dollars for DuClaw Retribution, 16 dollars for Xantus... damn, I've scored cheaper in NYC!
Still, this is a great place. Beer, food, gourmet coffee... a bit of everything. I would definitely visit again.
05-28-2014 02:57:30 | More by DoubleSimcoe
2.95/5 rDev -30.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 2.75 | service: 4 | selection: 2 | $$
I was able to finally make it to Beer Run this past weekend.
A - It's fine? It feels like any bar USA. Reminds me of just about any Lost Dog Cafe in NoVA. The bar has a bit more of a retro feel, but the night was gorgeous so I was able to sit outside.
Q - Dat beer list. I'll get more into it in the selection. Some of the bottles on the inside were definitely collecting dust and had passed their code date awhile ago. But overall an OK selection. A bottle or two made me say "not bad" but a pretty run of the mill selection.
S - Our guy was attentive and knew a good amount about the beer on tap.
S - Alright. So, I don't get it. Top 100 beer bar in the country. Bottle selection is a cross section of a Total Wine. Draft list is, as my good friend MordorMongo put it, "I come across better tap lists at Mexican restaurants." The best beer was Enjoy by 4-20. The second best was...the new Terrapin/Starr Hill collab? I mean...I just got Troegs Sunshine Pils since I haven't had it this year and have an irrational like of that beer. It takes a simple preorder form 12% or B.United to make this list look crazy better. Maybe I just happened to hit the bar at the most inopportune time and came across an incredibly pedestrian list.
It's not often I end up this disappointed with a bar. It's not a bad place. It's a completely and utterly average beer bar. Just think about this: Beer Run made top 100 this year but Mekong didn't. lelwut?
04-16-2014 01:36:26 | More by raveskdr
Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA
93 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.