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A Picky Gourmet - House Of Brews

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9 Ratings
Ratings: 9
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 5.81%
Taps: 33
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Store ]

3311 NW Main Ave
Jensen Beach, Florida, 34957-4423
United States
phone: (772) 692-6999

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(Place added by: Threxix on 09-22-2010)
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Photo of Gh0st
4.41/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3

Brent knows what he's doing love this spot when ever I go up always find great beers you can't find anywhere else this is definitely a spot to just chill and enjoy great beer no craziness just a real chill place always a must place to stop and see what he has in his honey hole of shelves

Photo of great7dividers
4.45/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I'm not sad that I moved away from the area recently, as it wasn't a good fit for me, but I'm bummed I won't be a patron of this place any longer. Brent (owner) is a really nice guy and very personable. The whole staff has a very friendly and welcoming attitude, as if you're in their living room. As most people have already said in the previous reviews. He's kept a remarkable selection on tap, considering the circumstances. I'm most impressed with the selections he gets from Cigar City and the various Southeast Florida breweries that are poppingh up. I've often tasted some great selections from excellent breweries like Great Divide, Dogfish Head, Smuttynose and Southern Tier at HOB. So, there's no shortage of great beer from across the states.

Two things I really like about this place: They've got an excellent bottle selection that is growing both in size and selection. I started finding stuff there that I couldn't get at Total Wine. Also, both the food and beverages are well priced.

Two things that I'm not so hot on: While the food is very good, the focus in this bar is on the beer (as it should be), so the selection isn't much to write home about. Although you can get pizza from Hungry Howie's next door without leaving your seat. Also, While I think its awesome that they have the huge bottle selection and the taps/eatery under the same roof, the bottles are stocked all around the seating area, so it can get a little akward standing two inches in front of someone eating their sandwich and drinking their beer as you bend down to get a better look at the bottles on the bottom shelf.
All in all, its a small price to pay for such quality and selection, particularly in this part of Florida.

Photo of NoleMercy
4.85/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

I clean place to drink great beer if you don't like what you see on tap there are 100's of other beers to grab off the shelf. The food is average and pricey; however if you come here it's all about the beer. You do not have any loud music or young pretentious people showing off as this place is a come as you are beer/store. I would like to see this place brew their own beer, since the place is called, "The House of Brews".. However, I would call it a diamond in the rough since the other bars in the area have your everyday beers of Bud & Miller Lite.

Photo of nmbr0ne
4.83/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Atmosphere: The bar is in the center of the establishment with probably about 20 seats all around. There is also a seating area with tables and chairs. All of this is enclosed with shelves and shelves of probably hundreds of beers around the walls. You're literally surrounded. Great drinking environment. Everyone there is friendly. The staff is the best. Brent (the owner) and his parents are always the best hosts. Makes me feel like I'm drinking in the comfort of my own home.

Quality: Classy bar. Great beers are always on tap. Great selection of gourmet foods also available for eating at the bar or to take home. Clean taps too. I have never had a bad beer from them because the setup is always taken cared of really well. You can see Brent cares about his work and has a passion for beer and great quality.

Service: Perfect service. Friendly, fast, entertaining, and I can go on and on.

Selection: Taps rotate weekly. There are about maybe eight to ten taps, and dozens of cold bottles along with the myriad of bottles on the shelves that you can buy to consume at the bar as well.

Food: Gourmet finger food prepared on the premises. Delicious.

Photo of SwillBilly
4.18/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2

Made House of Brews a must stop on my recent trip to the Treasure Coast after reading a thread in the S.E. forum. Glad I did.

Located in a small strip mall and sort of tucked in the corner of the mall.

Interesting place, its a gourmet market/beer and wine store/beer bar all wrapped up in one. You walk in and notice a nice size bar right in the middle of the store. Bar seats at least 10-12 people with 12 taps, 11 being beers from Florida. Nice bonus. The walls are lined with a nice selection of beers and the aisles have gourmet condiment, snack type, and other items and wine.

Service was excellent. The owner gave us the run down on all the beers on tap and mentioned that all the beers on the stores shelves are available to chilled down and served at the bar. Its really great to be offered half pints instead of full pints, especially when you want to sample new beers. On tap were beers from Swamp Head, Cigar City, Dunedin, Tequesta and Terrapin, the lone beer on tap not from FL. Overall quality of the beer was good. Cigar City and Swamp Head stood out. Plenty of bottles to be had as well, close to 500 if I remember correctly. Bar snacks were free and were even offered free pizza which was delivered to the bar from the next door pizza joint.

Currently food is limited to hot dogs and sausages but you can bring in any food you want. Plans are to expand the food options once they get more established.

Overall, a highly recommended stop if your on the Treasure Coast. Great service, great selection and nice prices. Definitely will be back.

Photo of GallowsThief
5/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Updated: 2/1/14 - 69 taps now! Woof!

Updated: 5/2012 - Brent now has 33 taps. Go get some. 11/12 - Nitro tap as well added.

Update: 10/14/11

Best place in town just got much better. Brent moved into new digs in the same plaza. He now has a nice bar with 12 taps to go with his huge bottle selection! On tap this eve was Cigar City's Minaret, Good Gourd, Xenu and Florida Cracker, Tequesta Brewing's Big Hitter, Gnarly Barley and Der Chancellor, Brooklyn Chocolate Stout, Southern Tier's Pumking and Harvest too! No BMC! Tons of bottles as well. Food is in the near future. TV's, tables to sit at other then the bar. Win all around. Thanks the gods for Brent!

Growlers fills are available now as well. You can bring your own or he has some for purchase. You can only fill 32 oz or gallon in Florida for those out of towners. (weird Fl. law).

Old Review:

This is a nice little gourmet shop which has named its beer wall "The House of Brews". The owner Brent claims to have 500 different beers in stock. I'm not counting but he has a ton. You can pick up all beer by the bottle and mix and match a 6 pack, 12, case etc. The variety really is staggering. Brent also leaves the new arrivals or seasonals out front so you know whats new and what is on special. He will also make recommendations and has a good knowledge of the beers in stock. The shop has also started getting a nice inventory of glassware in as well. He runs many advertised specials as well.

The shop also has a huge wine selection if that is what you like and a ton of gourmet food choices. If you are in the Treasure Coast it is well worth a visit to this great little place.

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Photo of biggsbowler
4.4/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

The beer selection is pretty solid and getting bigger. The selection of Cigar City beers is the best in the area. Brent is always looking for new beers. If you buy 6+ beers, he usually gives a disc. Also, he is willing to do special orders. This store includes wine and gourmet food products. The new store has eight tap handles, a bigger cooler, and is about 3 times the size of the old store. Their are table inside for you to sit down and enjoy a pint of beer. This place has really come along and I see good things for its future. Brent loves what he does and is constantly trying bring new items into the store. Also, his prices are on par with Total Wine and at times cheaper.

Photo of groovyzane
4.88/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

A wonderful selection of beer and owner Brent is very helpful. Beer lovers can escape the Total Wine warehouse atmosphere for a nice independently owned alternative... that's just down the street from Total Wine. No extra gas to get there in most cases. Brent has made some great recommendations and turned me on to new beers I love. The most recent finds being the Coney Island Albino Python and Cigar City's Marshal Zhukov stout. I'm glad to not be forced into local chain liquor stores for micro brews anymore. Thanks for opening.

Rumor has it kegs not available in bottle or can will be available soon. Even more awesome.

Photo of timtim
4.85/5  rDev +4.3%

I think the owner of this shop is doing the best he possibly can with what is available to him in the middle of an area that has pretty much been a beer wasteland for a long time. I also think that he is a Saint for setting up shop where he has and going against the odds for beer nerds like me. Great selection that should please any beer fan, and if he doesn't have what you want, he knows what you are talking about, and will order it for you if it is available. Knowledgeable staff. Clean and well organized. Best beer experience in SE FL yet. I will be going back. Might not compare to your favorite beer store if you are from Philly or NY or DC or SF or.... but better than anything else for miles and miles around. Keep up the great work Brent!!!

A Picky Gourmet - House Of Brews in Jensen Beach, FL
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