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Legend Brewing Co.

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Legend Brewing Co.Legend Brewing Co.
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1,701 Ratings
Place Score: 85
Ratings: 70
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: n/a
Taps: 12
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

321 W 7th St
Richmond, Virginia, 23224-2307
United States
phone: (804) 232-3446

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @legendbrewingco

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Ratings: 70 | Reviews: 46
Reviews by ikats:
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4/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I went to Legend Brewing on my recent visit to Virginia. It was a wonderful, sunny Saturday afternoon and I went to Legend for lunch. I am not very familiar with Richmond, so I cannot judge the location fully. Seems to be off the beaten path, across the river from downtown. They have a nice deck with views of downtown; too bad it was cold when I was there.

Since I was there around 3-4 pm, there were just a few people. The vibe was very pleasant as everybody enjoyed themselves. The atmosphere was very relaxed. The place is quite big, so I am guessing even when it's full the atmosphere does not suffer.

Decor is simple - kind of like an oversized pub: simple wood tables and chairs, large bar area. I believe they have a pool table in the corner. As I mentioned before, there is a fairly large deck overlooking downtown Richmond.

I sat at the bar and ordered their sampler. The sampler consisted of their six regular beers, but the bartender was very nice and poured me a small sample of Chocolate Porter and Imperial Pilsner, Legend's seasonal brews. The beers were good. Nothing blew my mind, but I did enjoy all of them. Imperial Pilsner was great. I picked up a bottle of Legend in Once Upon A Vine on my way out of Richmond (this is important because I only support brewpubs and breweries I have positive impression of).

The bartender was very nice and helpful (and in general, the staff seemed very friendly and helpful). He never let me go idle, but he also didn't bug me too much. Plus, I got a taste of Legend's seasonals which were not part of my order (and I did not ask for them explicitly). How can anyone complain about this?

I only had a bowl of chili for lunch, which was good. That's about all I can say about food from my limited experience.

Legend has a mug club. A place always scores extra points from me for having some kind of a club for their regulars. Being a regular in a bar is like coming home, so it is only fitting that there's something your own that patiently waits for you there.

Summary: Nice, relaxed, easy-going place with solid beers and friendly staff. Definitely highly recommended if you are in the area.

More User Reviews:
Photo of ZosoIII
3.54/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

Photo of DrinkDrankPunk
4.18/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of NickTinyRace
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

I was just visiting from the north and stopped in and found a place that I know the locals are proud of. Great vibe, great food, great beer, and great people.

Photo of Bru-Dog
4.14/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Mikestaf
3.46/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.24/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of LeeEvolved
4/5  rDev +6.7%

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5/5  rDev +33.3%

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3.8/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of blinky1717
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of hophead_87
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Good food and pretty solid beer. They also let you try nearly all of their beers in flights!

Photo of cbfmanu
4.26/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of CycleHops
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Their Triple is outstanding for the price. The food is what you might expect for a brewery. The scenery and the beer is why I enjoy this place. I would recommend Legend Brewing to any and all of my friends. They give out generous samples for those who want to taste all available brews.

Photo of QuadriderMX
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Coach_Dog
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of glf60
4.5/5  rDev +20%

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4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

Photo of Shrek
3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

I remember standing in the alley just outside the tasting room, because there only like 12 seats in the tasting room. Legend was my first beer love in richmond. From those humble beginnings Legend morphed into what you see today. A very nice restaurant upstairs and a nice beer vibe. The Legend brown and IPA were always a mainstay, my favorite was the porter until Tom the owner made the master brewer change the recipe to make it more mainstream. This is the only brewery where I retain a mug the "Beerslayer", the barley wine is my new favorite. There has been constancy issues with food and beer over the years. But I still recommend everyone try a Legend brew. They were the first good craft brewery in Richmond and have stuck around. We all owe Legend our beer respect.

Photo of HoppyBastard1
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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85 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.