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 foles:
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2.53/5  rDev -39.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2

I'm going to have to depart from the brilliant reviews given to this place (the reason I visited). My lunch experience there was awful.

I ordered a sampler of all the regular beers. I was advised that that they were out of their Rye IPA, so one space was empty. The waitress did not have the foresight to add a replacement beer (maybe one of the seasonals) to the sampler tray. So I asked her if she could add the Roggenbier to replace the missing one. She said "no problem" and did so. My wife ordered Calamari & I ordered a pulled pork sandwich. Unfortunately it was mainly octopus on the Calamari plate (not mentioned in the menu), and my wife doesnt like octopus. The food was overpriced as well, maybe to suit the seemingly wealthy demographic in the Healdsburg area. And it was of a lower standard to the other 10 or so brewpubs I visited in Norcal/Oregon.

When I received the bill I was shocked to find my sampler tray + ONE ADDITIONAL SAMPLE charged. So I was charged extra for the replacement beer sample despite being given one short to begin with. In addition there was a tip calculator printed on the bill. 18% = , 25% =. etc. The only time I have seen this in all my travels to the USA. Well they got a 50 cent tip from me, and that was generous in my opinion. As I was reading my bill I heard another waitress rudely address a nearby table, "Hurry up boys I need the table".

Beer was ok, but I have experienced much better in the region. I wont be visiting this place again. (1,492 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%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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2.92/5  rDev -30%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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