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Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Bear Republic Brewing Co.Bear Republic Brewing Co.
BEER AVG
3.93/5
Based on:
88 Beers
9,067 Reviews
Place Score: 93
Reviews: 97
Visits: 187
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

345 Healdsburg Ave.
Healdsburg, California, 95448
United States
phone: (707) 433-BEER

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @brbcbrew

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Reviews: 97 | Visits: 187
Reviews by GeorgeH:
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

More User Reviews:
Photo of kbuzz
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of GarrettB
3.64/5  rDev -12.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

We felt a little dazed and confused the next morning after a long night of cheerful drinking at Russian River. So, if Hair of the Dog is a quick way to get back into travel mode, we decided to up the potable ante and start with Hair of the Bear. Just north of Santa Rosa, and a pretty 15 minute drive, Bear Republic is squished into the back of a fashionable corner of a lovely small town, and feel much more like a restaurant than the other sites we've visited on this trip. But rest assured, the beer is there and good. We sat outside under the din of an air conditioner, but appreciated the shade on a hot Northern California day. The food was excellent, too, and valued cushioning against the beer we'd be throwing on our guts during the day. My girlfriend lavished the ahi tuna salad with praise, and I deeply appreciated the black and blue burger. We wished we had more time to explore the area, too, but breweries and rush hour deadline beckoned. But everything went smoothly here on a calm weekday lunchtime, with great service, great food, great beer and even a little mercy. No faults here. (1,100 characters)

Photo of TD351
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of bound4er
3.83/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Visited on a recent trip to Sonoma County. Bear Republic is located in downtown Healdsburg making it an easy stop for a few beers and food. They had a nice selection of brewery only taps including four sours. Enjoyed one with blueberry and also a Berliner Weiss. Service was okay - didn't like the fact that we had to pay $1.50 for a small sample pour (my wife was unsure of the Berliner in terms of sourness). I can understand the policy but why not remove the charge if you end up ordering the beer in a full size glass? Really left a bad taste in my mouth. Selection was good (guessing around 15 beers on tap). Food was okay - bar food for the most part. Much preferred Russian River but I guess that would go without saying. (728 characters)

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.58/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Cool vibe and excellent beers. Helpful servers. WIFI is practically non existent inside. (88 characters)

Photo of tazzman
4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Tylerhurlburt
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of southsidejoe8089
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of chrisjws
4.41/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Went on a Monday afternoon

Decor is a little Red Robin, but it's alright. Chill pub kind of vibe mostly.

Brews were all fantastic. Lots of quality stuff that you can't get in stores from Bear Republic.

Service was okay, our server was on top of most of what we needed. I had to ask the bartender some questions about some of their beers.

There were roughly 15 Bear Republic beers on tap, including a barrel aged beer. Lots of really good stuff.

I had the Po' Boy, it was fantastic. My friends thought their food was damn good too. (535 characters)

Photo of Jeff0024
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of Bill69
3.83/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Geoffq
4.65/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

love the wild game chilli (25 characters)

Photo of JohnBiale
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of atone315
3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of vidisad
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Spreetaper
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of RyanK252
4.64/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Very friendly staff, outgoing bartender who won't let you keep your hand empty for long. Well done food, great beer from standards to specials. (143 characters)

Photo of jakecattleco
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of italianstallion
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of ryannaman
4.86/5  rDev +16.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Always visit when I'm within a few hours drive!! (48 characters)

Photo of SmashPants
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of sillyhed8
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Anaxagoris
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Kishanti
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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Bear Republic Brewing Co. in Healdsburg, CA
93 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.