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Russian River Brewing Company

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Russian River Brewing CompanyRussian River Brewing Company
BA SCORE
100
world-class

571 Ratings
Ratings: 571
Reviews: 305
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.75%
Active Beers: 54
Beer Ratings: 44,689
Beer Avg: 4.06
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

725 4th St
Santa Rosa, California, 95404-4407
United States
phone: (707) 545-2337

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Reviews by Jayli:
Photo of Jayli
4.45/5  rDev -2.6%

Hit this place up twice on a recent visit to Northern California.
I was salivating over going here and it sure the hell did NOT disappoint!
The bar itself is rather rustic - cement floor, wooden tables, walls are decorated with signs of beer and merchandise. Long bar with tables surrounding it. There is a side room with a few tables in there as well.
First trip in there was a bit busy. Wait staff was definitely stretched but they were all friendly, helpful and willing to talk to you about the beer. My second trip back (those less busy) proved to have the same friendly service I received before.
Food was outstaaanding! Somewhat limited yet expansive menu. Sounds weird right? Well, There are really only appetizers, calzones and pizzas... however the selection of pizza is amazing. Oh, and I should mention FREAKING delicious! Get The Clipper! You won't be disappointed!
Beer selection? Come on - this is RR. They had a fantastic selection of beers - IPA's, Sours, Belgians, a Stout.
The price on this place is ridiculous!!! Ridiculously cheap! First time we hit at happy hour, but even the second time, reasonable. I mean a pint of Pliny for like 4.50? I could get a craptastic Corona in Boston for 5 or 6 depending on the place.
Great food, great beer, staff that is knowledgeable and friendly. This is a must stop if ever in the area!

Jayli, Dec 10, 2009
More User Reviews:
Photo of banger7
5/5  rDev +9.4%

banger7, Yesterday at 10:45 PM
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev -7%

so as beer goes, there is no place better than russian river, these guys absolutely kill it, we all know about the ipas and the sours, those are some of the best in the world. the place though maybe isnt quite as good as the beer. overly crowded all the time from what i gather. service was awesome, we had a friendly girl who handled here huge workload with grace and ease, but it was noisy and unrelaxing inside. beer medals are strewn about the place like they come pretty easy, other decor is unremarkable. the beer list is impressive, they had all the heavy hitters pouring. the beers of theirs that werent sour or hoppy didnt do much for me sadly. i had higher hops for some of the base beers, but i suppose thats not really a focus here. prices were fair, food looked good, cooked all in a pizza oven, but we didnt eat. a place that has been demystified a little for me, having visited and seen its run by humans. a place of lore that is somewhat of a beer lovers mecca, but the beer is better than the location, hands down.

StonedTrippin, Yesterday at 05:05 PM
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

Probably the best beer drinking experience I've ever had was at Russian River Brewery! Arrived two days after the Younger release was over so we had no problems with crowds. Yes, we missed a great beer but I'm not willing to wait 4-8 hours. The pub has a great atmosphere with a lot of energy, between the locals at the bar and the out-of-towners sitting at the tables. The people next to us drove up from LA just for the beer. The flight of 17 beers was the best I've ever had and included some great sours like Supplication and Consecration. The pizza is great, the Pliny was good as expected and I took a bottle of Consecration home. Next stop was Laganitas.

ELS, Yesterday at 05:58 AM
Photo of BKotch
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

BKotch, Thursday at 06:16 AM
Photo of jhestand
5/5  rDev +9.4%

What hasn't been said about this place at this point? Its world class! I had a smile on my face the whole time I was there.

jhestand, Wednesday at 10:37 PM
Photo of dagubna
5/5  rDev +9.4%

dagubna, Tuesday at 09:33 AM
Photo of gspeer711
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

gspeer711, Monday at 06:50 AM
Photo of wethorseblanket
4.65/5  rDev +1.8%

wethorseblanket, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of rastlin
5/5  rDev +9.4%

rastlin, Sep 13, 2014
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Russian River Brewing Company in Santa Rosa, CA
100 out of 100 based on 571 ratings.