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Great River Brewery

Not Rated.
Great River BreweryGreat River Brewery
Based on:
23 Beers
996 Hads
Place Score: 90
Reviews: 12
Visits: 34
Avg: 4.03
pDev: n/a
Taps: 12
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

332 E 2nd St
Davenport, Iowa, 52801-1702
United States
phone: (563) 323-5210 | map

Place added by: indiapaleale on 06-23-2010

Growlers are available for anything currently on-tap. 4-packs (16 oz cans) are also available for Roller Dam Red Ale, 483 Pale Ale and Redband Stout.

Hours of operation for the Brewer's Lounge at Great River:

Monday-Wednesday 4:00-9:00
Thursday 4:00-11:00
Friday-Saturday 12:00-11:00
Sunday 12:00-6:00
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Reviews: 12 | Visits: 34
Reviews by MarcatGSB:
Photo of MarcatGSB
3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Emily and I were both very surprised when we walked in the door to find only about 12 bar stools, and a very small "tasting room". So I had to knock a few points for atmosphere, because when it's full, it's full, and uncomfortable. The quality of the beer was middle of the road. Tried the Farmer John Brown Ale, and felt it was a decent brown, nothing too extraordinary, but nothing too bad. We however did enjoy the Aged Series Farmer Johns brown ale, which was supposedly aged for 7 months on Rye Barrels. It was very tasty...the oak and rye spice did nice work to the middle of the road brown. Then we tried their Straight Pipe Stout, and it was the same. Medium cream head, medium bodied. Seemed almost the brewery was aiming not to miss, rather than shoot for bulls. We then tried to Stout aged in Oak Barrels because the Farmer John in Rye ran out. Once again, the Stout was a lot better after some age to it, and barrels did some nice creamy/spicing to the beer. Will return when in the area.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25

Small establishment with the majority of its seating outside on wooden benches. It's their brews that are the showcase, but the real treat here is the great location with a beautiful view of the nearby dam and drawbridge.

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Photo of martinfletwood
3.17/5  rDev -21.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Photo of ackeeper
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.37/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

My favorite local place. Great vibe with a great patio. Very nice BT's. Their Golden Keg events are a blast. They are tapping of new beers and the first keg is free. Great 1/2 price growlers on Sundays and Mondays. Not top tier beer, but they try. Fresh beer because close to home. Dog friendly with lots of bikers. Have a coupon that they print locally in which carry out even cheaper. Redband stout is their best!

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Photo of invalid665
3.76/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of BaronVonHawkeye
3.71/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25

Photo of rossracing
4/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of aubzachsyd
3.34/5  rDev -17.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25

Photo of ALC82
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of mjwoolley33
4.36/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Definitely the best of the Quad City area breweries. Patio is great during the summer -- dog friendly, lots of places to sit, extra tap island for busy days. No food service but several local places will deliver. Friendly staff and patrons.

Good variety of seasonal brews and standards. Big fan of the Golden Ale and the 312 Pale.

Tip: If the Government Bridge swing span is open tap beers are 1/2 off.

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Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of PhillyStyle
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

The others have pretty accurately described the place. I think that I visited on a night in the middle of the week, so there was not a lot of people, which is ok with me. It may have been close to closing time. The bartender was friendly and knew what she was talking about. There was also a couple of refrigerators for carry out, which is nice, especially for out-of-towners looking to sample the local brew. I don't recall any music being played. If I am ever back, I am sure that I will stop by.

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Photo of jdh924
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of larhule
3/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of Nowlansavage11
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Tmeier5014
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of JeremyAnaya
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of antichuckmoore
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of boogs
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of skubas86
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of DCdevyl78
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Lionhawk
1.5/5  rDev -62.8%

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Great River Brewery in Davenport, IA
90 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.