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Russian River Brewing Company

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Russian River Brewing CompanyRussian River Brewing Company
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BEER AVG
4.07/5
Based on:
52 Beers
55,585 Hads
Place Score: 99
Reviews: 352
Visits: 864
Avg: 4.5
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 | map
www.rrbeer.com

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Reviews: 352 | Visits: 864
Reviews by beerwolf77:
Photo of beerwolf77
4.55/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

So any self respecting beer geek owes it to themselves to visit this place at some point in their life. This was the pinnacle of our beer trip out west.

My wife and I stopped in at around 7 on a Tuesday night. We were a bit shocked by the crowd. The place was packed wall to wall. After a brief wait we scored a table and began drinking the place dry. My head was spinning from all the SOUR POWER available on tap. Glass after glass was consumed. Our server was super friendly and quick with the refills. After getting a solid buzz we ordered food. I had heard good things about the jalapeno pizza bites. They did not disappoint. So spicy and delicious. We ordered a couple entrees as well and they were very tasty. We finished the evening with several more pints and cabbed it back to our hotel.

I told my wife I wished we could of had a more intimate experience while there. So she recommended we head back first thing in the morning when they open. I love that woman. We did just that and it turned out to be a great decision. We were the only people at the bar. Got to shoot the shit with the staff and get a more personal view of the place.

Can't wait to go back. This is a must stop for all beer fans.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of bouncepass
4.78/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of MadDawg
4.65/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of SourAddict
4.13/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Photo of windowside
4.28/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Photo of ThurstonHowell3
4.83/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Pizza here is great, and the beer is even better! Pliny!!!

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Photo of elvisdoc
4.5/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Great place. Pliny on tap. Great food. Pliny on tap. That is all that need be said.

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Photo of KEEPonPOURING
4.56/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

My pilgrimage from VA was top notch!

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Photo of JimyJazz
4.78/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of MIrvine
4.18/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Great beer, good bar, decent food.

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Photo of Beerbom
4.69/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Great brewery and restaurant food quality. Gotta love their Pliny bites. The only thing their really lacking is quality stouts but they've got at least 8-9 amazing beers available here at all times. I wish they had a better system for their bottle releases (we've waited in line before for Bestifivation for 8 hours) but that's how it goes I guess. I still keep coming back because they've obviously got all other aspects of running a brewery down pat.

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Photo of Abragg3
4.63/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Very cool Beer geek vibe. Staff was super cool and friendly

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Photo of stan913
4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of ZexyDestroyer
4.2/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Loved the vibe of the place. Ran the gamut with a flight of all their beers. EXCELLENT

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.26/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Cool place, almost always lines now. They seemingly intentionally create a greater more desperate demand by the way they handle staffing. The quality of the product is top notch and not debateable, its one of the best breweries in the whole world.

There is pretty much something available for a wide area of beer choices. Hoppy, mild, sour, bready, smooth, robust, white wine barrel, red wine barrel.

Good food, pizza and calzones are phenomenal.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.28/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of GMan310
4.63/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

love this place traveled 7 hours from SoCal to get there. My opinion best brewery in California.

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Photo of dmk82
4.98/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of W_Des
4.45/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 2.5

This was one of my have to visits when I was in the Bay area and I made the trip up one night. The place was absolutely packed with a line outside just to get in. Our party of three got in about 45 minutes after we arrived and I saw my drink order: a flight of all 17 beers currently on the Russian River chalkboard. That was the best part of the night. Most of the beers were great with a few here and there that I didn't care for. We also ordered two pizzas, BBQ chicken and the Sicilian, but they were just ok, more on the salty side than anything. Definitely a stop for any beer lover though!

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Photo of Absolut
4.64/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Drove up from LA. Line is split in two-- those looking to sit and have food and drinks, and those looking for beer/ merchandise to go . Staff was extremely nice an friendly.

had blind pig, pliny, whole cone madness ad confirm no deny. all were excellent.

split two of their pizzas which were both very good.

really and enjoyable place.

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Photo of RajaSTL
4.39/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Frobert_Reynolds
5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Jgmiller829
5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of SMH_NWI
4.54/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.16/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3

The beer is the obvious draw. What pleased me was how incredible the 'lesser known' selections were. The English IPA, the two pilsners, the wit, the biere de garde, dry Irish stout, etc; these were all phenomenal examples of their respective styles. The vibe is crowded and noisy, not the most pleasant place to drink. The food is pretty lowest common denominator pizzas. Due to the crowds, service can be spotty.

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Russian River Brewing Company in Santa Rosa, CA
99 out of 100 based on 352 ratings.