The Brew Brothers
Active Beers: 8
Beer Ratings: 49
Beer Avg: 3.41
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Reviews by Billolick:
3.73/5 rDev +18%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Stumbled, literally, into this casino lobby location and was pleasantly surprised. We were staying in the Hotel and looking for a bite after a day of travel. They do their best to respect beer and the beer they serve while being right in the middle of the road was decent to wash down a fairly tasty burger and salad. Lots of TVs with assorted sports on, fermenters and what looks like an actual brewing set up visible behind glass near the entry. Friendly staff and good service. I ordered "whatever is hoppiest" and was served a bland Pale ale type of thing, so the house beer was not stunning, but it was beer and it seemed fresh. In short, you could do a lot worse in Reno, and this place provided a pleasant, clean setting, a decent meal and decent brew for folks passing through Reno.
09-03-2006 13:27:19 | More by Billolick
More User Reviews:
2.33/5 rDev -26.3%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
I have been going to this bar since it opened the doors. I live in Reno, I used to eat here a couple of times a week since I gamble at the Eldorado and my meals are free (comped). Even though I can eat here for free it is not worth it!
I was frustrated with one bartender that was so bad we would just walk out when he worked. He is now back. We sat down for lunch and he walked up to us and asked us what we wanted and literally turned around and watched the tv while he waited for our response! I thought I was on an episode of "What would you do?" where they give extremely rude service to see what the customer would do! Why would anyone go to a bar with such consistently bad service?
The manager must be incompetent.
Another time I was in the bar a customer was so out of control that everyone around him was making fun of his antics and the bartenders saw it all and they just let this idiot ruin the atmosphere for the other customers. Why go into a bar where the manager can't figure out to get rid of the problem customers?
Since the management is clueless and incompetent I will get my free meals at another Eldorado restaurant.
07-16-2014 19:42:59 | More by edge666
3.56/5 rDev +12.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 1.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75 | $$
Some bartenders rock, some suck. Complete hit or miss. I would say half the bartenders should be sent down the road, hope you get the other half. This would be my favorite bar if they could figure out basic service!!!
The food is usually very good. The beer is always good. If you can tolerate the poor service go anytime, if you like decent McDonald's level service, then you will be disappointed!
02-21-2014 21:41:46 | More by grok
2.35/5 rDev -25.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2 | selection: 2 | food: 3 | $$$$
Located in the casino, I think right before the threshold for Circus Circus. This is totally not a beer lover's destination. The most exotic beer you might get is their pale ale. The house beers suck, the best thing they might have is Great Basin's Icky IPA (think british underhopped style, and this is the best thing they have!). Super expensive, this place, and the airport one, for what you get.
So even on top of the lousy beer they make, they also have terrible service. All the servers and bartenders were huddled for like 5 minutes, talking about how they hate sports, customers, Fox news (I loved the artsy coffee barista looking guy, "I heard Fox news doesn't even check 50% of their facts. . . "). OK, that part was actually amusing in a "you poor soul" kind of way.
Anyways, sometimes they have overpriced cigars out front, depending on how trendy it is at the time. Sometimes it'll be the older crowd here, sometimes there's the tourist party accountant types. But the beer is always lame and overpriced.
01-14-2011 17:55:27 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.43/5 rDev +8.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
I did a review of Brew Brothers a few years ago but it seems to have disappeared so I will try again.
Brew Brothers is located in the Eldorado Casino on a second level, just follow the signs inside the casino. The atmosphere is like a sports bar with no feel to it, at least thats my opinion. As for beer I am a IPA guy but there Big Dog IPA has a funny taste to me, maybe to much critus for my taste. I do like the Gold Dollar Pale Ale, good warm weather beer but good year round.
As for food my two favorites are the White Pizza, three cheeses, mushrooms and truffle oil. And the other everyone has to try at least once is the Grilled Chedder Cheese Sandwich Burger, this is really different and one of a kind.
For first time visitors Brew Brothers has a lot of Beer and food specials, just look at their website and do a few google searches and hopefully save some money.
This is not my first choice for a micro in Reno, but when I meet people for lunch this is where they want to go, so we go!!!
08-01-2010 20:25:46 | More by VegasBill
3.38/5 rDev +7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
This is a great oasis in the middle of the Casino. Walking in you get the impression of a sports bar with a number of large screens. They have about 8-9 beers on tap, a bit of something for everyone. The beers are good but nothing outstanding. The bartenders seem to know the beers quite well. The food menu has a good variety without being too large. Can't beat the 3-6 happy hour prices with a large beer only $3. Service can be a bit spotty at times. It is fairly quiet in the afternoon but activity and volume ramps up as the evening progresses.
It is supposedly rated "Best Brewpub in America" by someone. It's really more of a happening night spot that serves decent beers.
07-04-2010 14:55:53 | More by soju6
3.88/5 rDev +22.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $
lets just say i like this place a lot and not mainly because of the beer. for me i mainly go there for the food because it is pretty damn good, especially for the price. monte cristo and their rueben are super nice. it also helps that they have their own brew which is pretty good, but not great...although based on the food it is just a bonus that they have decent beer. if it wasnt the combo of the 2 i probably wouldnt go there every time i was in reno. for a brew pub based on just beer and food, its a great place. atmosphere is lacking a bit, its more of a place to get food rather than a beer. if youre eating a meal of food and wanna sit down though, then go.
10-14-2009 20:05:45 | More by juhl31
3.38/5 rDev +7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $
The best thing about the place was the happy hour food specials. Great deals including by one get one free personal pizzas. You can't beet that, and they were pretty good pizzas.
The beer was good and a couple were very good. I thought their Gold Dollar Pale Ale was fantastic and the best I'd had at any of the five brewpubs I visited on that trip. The Kolsch and Hefe were also very good. I was a bit disappointed in the IPA however.
Inside the casino so you have to walk through the floor to get t it, but it's worth it. Nice beer, nice prices.
11-10-2008 19:41:41 | More by Butch
The Brew Brothers in Reno, NV
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