River City Brewing Co.
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Active Beers: 95
Beer Ratings: 200
Beer Avg: 3.62
Taps: 6 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 39 | Reviews: 31 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ndolover:
3.28/5 rDev -12.3%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
This brewpub located is located dowtown. In an area that has seen a resurgence. The old brick building has spartan decorations. The brewing equipment is the star here.
They had a couple interesting beers on tap. Of note, was the S.M.A.S.H. (single malt single hop) beer. Golden Promise and Citra were on the menu that night. The beers were well executed, but could use some work.
The service seemed to be an issue. Having all drinks poured by one bartender seemed to be the issue.
The food was average brewpub fare...and so is the vibe.
Overall, this would be a great place if you lived in the area, as choices are limited. An out of town guest might want this as number 3 on the list.
11-04-2011 00:11:27 | More by ndolover
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4.58/5 rDev +22.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25 | $$
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.
07-08-2014 03:02:22 | More by DelMontiac
4.56/5 rDev +21.9%
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!
02-07-2014 01:21:04 | More by DKrejsek
River City Brewing Co. in Wichita, KS
86 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.