Russian River Brewing Company

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Russian River Brewing CompanyRussian River Brewing Company
BEER AVG
4.07/5
Based on:
50 Beers
48,257 Ratings
Place Score: 100
Ratings: 685
Reviews: 318
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 coldriver:
Photo of coldriver
4.78/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Visited with my wife at lunch time December 22. Sat in the bar area at one of the high tables. I love all the somewhat sarcastic beer memorabilia hanging on the walls - arguably the best brewery in the world and they have beer signs for common swill beers like Hamms and Jax everwhere you look.

Started off with a flight of Belgiums all of which were outstanding. My wife is a life long beer hater and she was amazed by the quality as well. As we rated our choices the waiter was giving her a bad time for giving out "B's", but that's high praise from someone who rarely gives any beer better than a "D". Had a very nice plate of meats, cheeses, olives, etc and later on some rather slow arriving pliny bites. Waiter apologized for the wait and actually comped me a pint of Pliny the Elder! People watching is great with a steady stream of locals arriving to get their growlers filled.

Overall a very enjoyable afternoon and relatively inexpensive. The Belgian flight (think it was 10 two oz samples), four pints on tap, a souvenir glass, the meat & cheese tray, the pliny bites, and three bottles of Pliny to go was only $62!

More User Reviews:
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
4.65/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of almostjay
4.28/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I've been lucky enough to be "forced" to travel to Sonoma County for work. RR brewing is a pretty great place on random weeknights when it's not insanely busy. It's always busy, but you can actually find a seat at the bar on random weekday afternoons, and that's pretty important to me.

There are plenty of California trucker hat/hoodie types here, but they don't really bother me. The bar staff are pretty nice when they're not slammed with people. The beer is obviously amazing. This is one of those places that I wish would expand just a little bit, but I fully understand why they don't want to. If you're in the area, you should definitely go, but I'm sure my rating isn't what will compel you in the end.

Photo of ryannaman
4.9/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Its Russian River...that is all.

Photo of ac24
4.36/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of jaemeno3
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Compwizsac
4.56/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

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5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4/5  rDev -12.7%

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5/5  rDev +9.2%

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5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of Dmmflys
4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

beer is awesome!!!! make sure to get the flight, people are supper nice, food is OK the sesame salad dressing is really good

Photo of Corbin_DuCharme
4/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of Smidge
2.75/5  rDev -40%

Had to deal with a DH who asks if I was local? Nope and DHness continued.

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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

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5/5  rDev +9.2%

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5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.95/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.28/5  rDev -28.4%

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5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

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Russian River Brewing Company in Santa Rosa, CA
100 out of 100 based on 685 ratings.