Front Street Brewery
Active Beers: 26
Beer Ratings: 137
Beer Avg: 3.74
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 40 | Reviews: 35 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by mechamifune:
3.83/5 rDev -1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Probably my second favorite brewpub in NC, behind foothills.
Very nice atmosphere upon entry, place has always been pretty full on all three of my visits there, which helps with the ambiance. The place has a very intimate feel without really feeling cramped.
Waitstaff has always been attentive and pleasant, though at the same time has never really blown me away in terms of attitude or knowledge of the product. Still, nothing to complain about.
Food is very good, with the menu being far more on the "restaurant" side of things than pub food.
The beer itself is at times the biggest stumbling block for the place. In total i've probably tried about 15 different beers there, and not a single one of them has ever made me think, "better remember to order this one again next time i visit".
To be fair, i've also never had anything that was outright bad. I couldn't say that the quality of beer detracts from the experience, but it doesn't add to it in the way i'd hope it would.
Still, i would highly recommend stopping in if you're in Wilmington, as a visit to front st is always one of the highlights of my visits there. They also seem to turn over beers often as well and have always had a relatively large amount available on tap, so there might be some better stuff there right now than what i remember.
01-30-2009 21:15:10 | More by mechamifune
More User Reviews:
3.66/5 rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75 | $$
Oldest brewpub in eastern nc. Food is good, Beer is worth the visit and the bourbon selection is very good, I enjoy there wheat and India pale ale,Worth a visit if you are in the area. They are very active in local issues and the atmosphere is very nice.
02-12-2014 05:25:42 | More by dlj
4.28/5 rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
A very beautiful location in Wilmington downtown with the riverfront on the back side. I tried their sampler and it was presented and served in a professional manner with the rate beer rating sheet. Excellent and timely service. Do try their beers and visit the place if you are in Wilmington. I went for a walk with my wife after trying the beers and it was a great experience overall. Recommended.
12-28-2013 03:30:12 | More by AmitC
4.03/5 rDev +4.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | $$
I've come here quite a few times and every time I really enjoy it. Never eaten here, but i've seen the food they put out, and it looks very delicious. So far, my favorite beer I've had here so far is the sinful stout. It is actually on of the best beers that I've ever had. The bartenders are knowledgeable about what they serve so that is always a plus! I've also had their scottish beer which was very good, but had a bit of an unappetizing finish.
11-07-2013 15:02:47 | More by dredz_126
4.41/5 rDev +14%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75 | $$
Another one of Wilmington's go-to spots, especially if you wanna support local brews! Front Street certainly focuses extensively on both beer and food, but the latter never outweighs the former. From Dram Tree Scottish Ale to Brett the Hitman Tart (Wild Ale), there is certainly a lot of creativity going on in the back of house.
Servers/bartenders are friendly and provide good service, and the brewers provide a brief tour and explanation of the brewing process during weekday afternoons (talk to Kelsie or Kevin about getting the REAL tour!). There's always an interesting one-off or seasonal on tap, so check back in often to see what cool new beer they have!
08-25-2013 03:30:44 | More by hellhammermario
Front Street Brewery in Wilmington, NC
88 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.