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River City Brewing Co.

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Based on:
144 Beers
332 Hads
Place Score: 85
Reviews: 35
Visits: 52
Avg: 3.72
pDev: n/a
Taps: 6
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

150 N Mosley St
Wichita, Kansas, 67202-2804
United States
phone: (316) 263-2739

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Reviews: 35 | Visits: 52
Reviews by morimech:
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3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Stopped by a weekday evening. Hotter than hell outside so this was a nice oasis. Large bar and a large seating area. Sat at the bar and ordered their brown ale. I thought the brown was excellant. Also had the red but was less impressed with that. The bartender was very friendly and chatty. She gave a couple of guys crap for ordering Bud Light by saying, "You do know you are in a brewpub." I thought the food was also very good. The crowd seemed to be a mixture of local families and wayward travelers like myself.

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Photo of aratcliffe
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of AdamTebbs
4.94/5  rDev +32.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Stopped in here while in town for work from OKC. Great place to grab a beer. I had an IPA that was stellar. The brewer, who was very busy at the time, even took time to chat with me about a watermelon beer I was making and gave me some tips on how to make a great pumpkin beer. Really cool place with great people. I highly recommend stopping here.

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Photo of JuanAlberto
4.21/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

I'm really trying to understand why our bartender on 6/5/15 was so dry with us, while being so vibrant and bubbly with everyone else at the bar. Otherwise an excellent place for delicious food and extraordinary craft beer.
So decided to give this place one more shot at redemption, excellent service today! Great place

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Photo of 10Crumra
4.28/5  rDev +15.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of Hcumberland
3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.25

I go for the beer not the food. 12-15 locally made beers on tap at all times. I can always find two or three that I like. Best of all, you can try a 4 ounce sample for a dollar and get it many of those as you like. My favorite place!

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3.83/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

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3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

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3.96/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Honestly, this has been a very surprising brewery for me. I come to Wichita for work once or twice a month from KC, and I always try to stop by here and some of the others in town (this is the best, if you ask me). Recently, I was delighted by some seasonal offerings that included a wheat wine and a peche saison. Both were very good, especially given how difficult these styles are to pull off. Food is decent but well priced and portions are large.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of DelMontiac
4.58/5  rDev +23.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

A day off played out with a trip up to Wichita today. The wife and daughter couldn't decide where to eat so naturally I took us to River City Brewing Co. since I'd never been there in all my trips up there.

The small brewery is in what is known as "old town." This area has that old charm about it with renovated old red brick buildings and renovated brick streets, lamps, and signs. It's also littered with drinking establishments. Parking was pretty easy since it was Monday after 2pm.

The brewery has an old western saloon feel about it with large natural wood beams and posts. Tables, chairs, etc follow the theme. The stainless mash tuns and fermenters can be seen through the glass behind the bar. There is a collection of malt bags on the walls and some metal sign boards with quotes you may have heard before. Also a sign about no slamming craft beer allowed. You'll see oak barrels scattered around the place with signs on them that tell what beer is being aged in them and when it will be finished. There are a few TVs, but very many so you don't feel like you're in a sports bar. It was fairly quite at this hour.

Service was fast, friendly, and efficient. We were asked what type of seating we liked and were seated accordingly. Our server knew the beer menu of about a dozen house made brews. He was very attentive and pleasant. Couldn't be better.

They pretty much have your beer mood covered here. Since I was driving I couldn't taste it all, but I decided on their "Fresh Cut IPA", a sessionable 4.5%er loaded with citra hops and a bit minimalist on the bittering hops. It was served in a nonic and, man I loved that beer! I also had their "Blonde Bombshell" Belgian style blonde ale which was served in a stubby tulip glass and had that great Belgian yeast profile along with plenty of Belgian candy sweetness. Another winner.

They have a pretty large selection of food so everyone finds something they can live with. I highly recommend the spinach/artichoke dip as an appetizer - wow! My Cuban sandwich was great, my wife's fish and chips were fantastic, and my daughter's mac and cheese was really good too. Plenty to eat! Everything fresh and hot. Ticket was $60 - about what I expected.

I'll definitely be back. Maybe on a Thursday when it's cool on the outside rooftop deck and they have some live music.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of DKrejsek
4.56/5  rDev +22.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

It's been a while since I've visited the River City Brewery, but what a place. Down in Oldtown Wichita, this place is absolutely awesome. The interior looks like an old time saloon. Lots of brass and atmosphere.

We ate and drank on the second level out doors. Nice and quiet for downtown. Couldn't ask for a nicer place to spend quality time with friends!

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of CSFerrier
4.13/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Located in the wonderful downtown Wichita this brewery is a great stop.

The atmosphere was quite fun, from the staff to the decorations. The brewery is step up with a sort of old saloon feel. Everything is old worn hardwood, which is nice. Throughout the bar there are decorations that mock lite beer, which is also nice.

The quality was excellent, everything seemed very well in order. From the food, to the beer, the cleanliness of the establishment.

Service was good, pretty typical. You wouldn't expect anymore, and you wouldn't expect any less. We never longed from our waitress.

The selection was more than outstanding. We had the sampler, 8 beers for 10 dollars, and we were able to great a broad view of their selection. The offered over 12 beers at the time. Extra samples are of course a must. The beers were served in their proper glasses, sniffers, tulips, etc. The had a range of beers from typical to high ABV special seasonal ones. Each one was a treat. Too boot, they had growlers for only 15 dollars for their lower ABV beers.

The food was outstanding for sure. We had Beer Bread, Buffalo wing dip, and some burgers. I had the Adobo Burger, which is a burger that is marinated in wheat beer and drizzled with special sauce. It was wonderful. The food went very well with the beer.

Value was quite reasonable. Like any brewery you could spend way to much, put theses were Applebees prices. Easily affordable.

I highly recommend this brewery!

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4.18/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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River City Brewing Co. in Wichita, KS
85 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.