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Russian River Brewing Company

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Russian River Brewing CompanyRussian River Brewing Company
BEER AVG
4.07/5
Based on:
50 Beers
48,992 Ratings
Place Score: 100
Ratings: 705
Reviews: 323
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
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 TheRealBigC:
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4.48/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

FINALLY made it out. This place is only 4 hours away, but damn that California traffic! I was going to stop here and Lagunitas in the same day, but Russian River was just too bountiful and too good and I couldn't make it out to Petaluma by the end of my stay in Santa Rosa. Not much needs to be said about Russian River. It is one of the best breweries in the world. Their taps run the gamut from porter to sour to IPA. And they are ALL good, if not better. And it's reasonably priced! 4.50 pints or 3.25 during happy hour. 2oz. tasters under a dollar? Could a beer lover ask for more? Well there is more! You can buy bottles to take home! They obviously cost less coming directly from the source. And their food is pretty good too! The only issue I had was that the house vinagrette was too oily - not mixed enough or something.

Service is a little slow sometimes, but you can't fault them entirely considering how packed it gets in there.

A tremendous value to be sure. You're drinking $$$$ quality and you're paying $$ for it.

More User Reviews:
Photo of xJMFCx
4.84/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of kals
4.81/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of smartassboiler
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of hoppy91
4.64/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of sjrodriguez
4.4/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of mdlb44
4.85/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Dangladpb
5/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Majik143
5/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of eric_stoner32
4.6/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of Crafty-Individual
5/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Great service especially at the bar. The food is great! Their savage sauce is really good with the pizza. The pliny bites are always a hit (tip: ask for pepperoni to be added, it's free). Very reasonable prices for exceptional beers! I highly recommend you get a sampler with all the beers. Really great deal!

Photo of Forplay678
4.68/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of CJNAPS
4.81/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Live music on Fridays and Saturdays, very nice staff a little slow but the place is crazy busy
and Pliny is on tap there, what else do you need.

Go there for the first two weeks of February and be a part of the Pliny the Younger scene, it's crazy

Photo of RyanK252
4.85/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

It can get a bit busy and noisy, but the food is outstanding, not to mention the beer. Pints and chalices of world class beers at unbelievable prices, especially on happy hour. I keep coming up with excuses to stop hete.

Photo of kmos27
4.41/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of indian_pale_ale
5/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Bartenders were awesome. Super cool dudes.

Photo of jakecattleco
4.34/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of mmulebarn
4.81/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Martin_carvalho
4.9/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of kdpcp22
5/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This place is awesome. I make the 2 hour drive up here fairly regularly and it never disappoints. Yes, it gets EXTREMELY crowded extremely quickly. It opens at 11 so I recommend getting there right at opening, get your haul and stash it in your car. Then go back in and enjoy some pints, some pizza and the great atmostphere.

Photo of OUJayhawk1799
4.71/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Samsyounglife
4.86/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Fogindex
4.26/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of Ann-lise
3.65/5  rDev -20.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 3

I used to go here a lot when I was in college and it was a fun place to grab a bite and a beer with a friend. Since Pliny has gained in popularity I only stop in to fill a growler or grab some bottles. It's always packed and the service has never been very good. But you're not going to the Russian River for the service or the food, you're going for the beer.

Photo of italianstallion
5/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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Russian River Brewing Company in Santa Rosa, CA
100 out of 100 based on 705 ratings.