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Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Bear Republic Brewing Co.Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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BEER AVG
3.89/5
Based on:
88 Beers
25,406 Hads
Place Score: 92
Reviews: 100
Visits: 198
Avg: 4.15
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 | map
www.bearrepublic.com

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Reviews: 100 | Visits: 198
Reviews by willjschmidt:
Photo of willjschmidt
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

A brewpub located just off the square in beautiful downtown Healdsburg. I'm sure everyone is familiar with their beer, so I won't get into that much. It's universally fantastic. They had about 8 of their regular beers on-tap. These are the ones that are bottled and widely available. They also have about 6 seasonal beers. Prices are very reasonable. I did not have any food but it's a typical brewpub menu. Even though it's in a touristy town this place has a very local feel to it, especially if you sit at the bar. Bear Republic is highly recommended stop for anyone that finds themselves in Sonoma County.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of dsshuck
3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

A good size bar with over a dozen different beers. Food was good pub food but nothing outstanding. Service was good as the place was busy for Thursday night. Beer selection is the reason to go here. Beside the usual great IPAs that they do there are other varieties like sours and bourbon barrel varieties that don't make it out East.

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Photo of marshrat63
4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of frasergrove
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of dmk82
4.41/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of House_of_Pim
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of SMH_NWI
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Redgoatman
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Barracudas
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

The brewpub is in a very laid back and relaxing environment and the atmosphere is great!

A good place to stop for a beer lover even though it is in the middle of wine country!

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Photo of WillDavis707
3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Pretty regular food menu, burgers mostly. Beers were good, some special brewery only releases.

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Photo of Can_has_beer
3.31/5  rDev -20.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 2.25

Photo of IRONRakkasan
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of kbuzz
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of GarrettB
3.64/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

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Photo of TD351
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of bound4er
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

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Photo of DoctorZombies
4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

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Photo of tazzman
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Tylerhurlburt
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of southsidejoe8089
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of chrisjws
4.41/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

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Photo of Jeff0024
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of Bill69
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Geoffq
4.65/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

love the wild game chilli

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Photo of JohnBiale
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

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