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Third Street Aleworks

Not Rated.
Third Street AleworksThird Street Aleworks
BEER AVG
3.56/5
Based on:
34 Beers
89 Reviews
Place Score: 87
Reviews: 33
Visits: 60
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask:
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Eatery ]

610 3rd Street
Santa Rosa, California, 95404
United States
phone: (707) 523-3060

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Reviews: 33 | Visits: 60
Reviews by drewbage:
Photo of drewbage
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Sixth stop on the great 2004 Sonoma County Beer Run (http://stoutguy.com/beer/trips/Sonoma/)

We setup shop at the Motel 6 (South Santa Rosa) and grabbed a cab to this relatively small brewpub in front of a movie theater. Now by the time we reached this place it was full on dark and the brewpub interior was dark to match. Evidently, this is also one of the places you go to hang in Santa Rosa.

Interior is slightly industrial with metal and concrete with a narrow bar area in front of a serving tank area. Rest of the establishmet is dominated by tables for the eating crowd.

Beer selection is varied and crossing back throughout the British and German spectrums. (The website for the pub lists 22 different beers of re-occuring nature.) Definately something for everyone.

Also, give props to Denise Jones, the brewster who has to brew everything at the brewery using sack malt.

I think if you're in the area (and truthfully, the GSCBR is a great way to run this part), 3rd Street is a great place to stop in before calling it a night at the motel. (1,066 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of epyon396
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Google reviews held this place much higher than on here, but I wasn't terribly disappointed.
Good vibe with 90's alt rock, so you can't go wrong with that.
The server was friendly and attentive, so no fault there.
Their house beers were ok at best (we tried 4 between the 3 of us) and food was standard pub fare.

Not mind blowing, but a decent alternative if you don't want to die of old age in the Russian River line. (423 characters)

Photo of southsidejoe8089
4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.72/5  rDev +22.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Great service and beers. Knowledgeable and friendly bar tenders. Cool vibe/music. (81 characters)

Photo of Texasfan549
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of chrisjws
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Very typical brewhouse kind of setup. It's a good place to watch a game while you get dinner and some beers. The food and beers are both decent in quality, I've never had issues. Service is fairly average, no bad experiences and nothing that really stands out. The beer selection is pretty good, lots of different styles. (321 characters)

Photo of almostjay
3.84/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of RyanK252
4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Went late on a week night and it was still buzzing. Very friendly staff and tasty food. The sampler is the way to go. The night I was there it included 10 drafts and 2 cask ales. Beer isn't as good as their neighbors (Russian River) but still enjoyable. (253 characters)

Photo of Martin_carvalho
3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of italianstallion
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of Drink_LocalSD
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of pocat91619
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of hopazoid
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of MIrvine
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Decent, but not exceptional beer. Food is fine at best, service is constantly inconsistent. Go to one of the many other breweries or tap rooms in town instead. (161 characters)

Photo of aoampm
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of MichaelPiazza
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of banger7
4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of LuplinThreshold
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Real_JasonN
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of prsncop
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of dwagner003
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

A great place for lunch or dinner. The location is nice and close to the rest of downtown Santa Rosa. I've been partial to their excellent burgers.

Their beer range is decent, and haven't been disappointed.

Third Street, like it's nearby neighbor (Russian River BC), is always busy. That said, the food and beer makes it worth it. (333 characters)

Photo of Guden
4/5  rDev +4.2%

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Third Street Aleworks in Santa Rosa, CA
87 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.