Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Bear Republic Brewing Co.Bear Republic Brewing Co.
BEER AVG
3.96/5
Based on:
90 Beers
9,052 Reviews
Place Score: 93
Reviews: 96
Visits: 185
rAvg: 4.17
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: 96 | Visits: 185
Reviews by coldriver:
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4.58/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Stop 2 (after Moylan's) on a Russian River Valley pubcrawl 7/18/2011. Bear Republic is consistently one of my favorites with Hop Rod Rye, Racer #5, and Big Bear Stout and I was very excited to see the point of origin. About evenly balanced between indoor and outdoor seating and we choose to sit inside at the bar. Bartendress was about as good as they get and seemed to anticipate our needs very well. You could see into the brewery behind windows and we noted an employee totally working his ass off - if you ever come to Texas you're hired dude. Decent selection of their regular and special beers but the waitress apologized that the last keg of Cafe Racer 15 was kicked the previous day. Right before we left though, working-his-ass-off-dude wheeled out a fresh keg and our waitress went out of her way to make sure we got a free sample. We had the wings during our visit and they were fantastic. Overall a very enjoyable visit.
Incidentally, we stopped for coffee at Flying Goat before leaving town and I've gotta say it was the best cappuccino I've ever had. The barista was a true maestro! (1,098 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of TD351
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of bound4er
3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
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 +9.8%
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 -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Tylerhurlburt
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of southsidejoe8089
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of chrisjws
4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
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 -4.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of Bill69
3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Geoffq
4.65/5  rDev +11.5%
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 +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of atone315
3.85/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of vidisad
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Spreetaper
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of RyanK252
4.64/5  rDev +11.3%
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 +0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of italianstallion
4.21/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of ryannaman
4.86/5  rDev +16.5%
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 -10.1%

Photo of sillyhed8
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Anaxagoris
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Kishanti
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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2.92/5  rDev -30%

Photo of belgbeerdrinker
4/5  rDev -4.1%

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Bear Republic Brewing Co. in Healdsburg, CA
93 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.