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Russian River Brewing Company

YOUR RATING = None |
BEER AVG
4.08/5
BEER STATS
Beers:
55
Reviews:
14,797
Ratings:
57,586
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
99
Reviews:
358
Ratings:
888
Avg:
4.5
pDev:
5.33%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
Russian River Brewing CompanyRussian River Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

725 4th St
Santa Rosa, California, 95404-4407
United States

(707) 545-2337 | map
www.rrbeer.com

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Reviews: 358 | Ratings: 888
Reviews by coldriver:
Photo of coldriver
4.78/5  rDev +6.2%
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!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of StoutBoi
4.36/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

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

Photo of djkrause
4.65/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Photo of bmantravel
4.78/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Arrived here at 11am for opening to ensure we got a table. This is Mecca for heathen beer geeks. The place filled up and was packed by 11:45 - loud and busy. Service was good and knowledgeable - they knew their beers. There were 20 beers on tap. You can get a flight of California beers and Belgium sours styles.

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Photo of icemanls4
4.15/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of willreid86
4.44/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of cadaugherty
4.34/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of DOCRW
4.2/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Hoppedelic
4.64/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of billab914
4.46/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of BretMC987
4.9/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

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

Photo of Nuggetz
4.89/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Spoda1983
4.4/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

It is typically extremely packed in the evenings and there has always been a line to pick up Pliny (in the morning) when I was there. The waits are typically not too bad though. In my experience the staff is friendly even though somewhat spread thin on a busy night. There is always a large fantastic selection of regulars and special brews (can be found on their website ahead of time). Food is what you would expect in the range of brewpub food. Because it is RR, i think inherently the vibe is quite cool. Especially if it is your first time there

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Photo of WesleyCannon56
4.24/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Some amazing beer. Super busy and very crowded. Pizza is good Pliny is worth the wait.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.75/5  rDev -16.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Stood in line for about 30-40 minutes on a weeknight. That was annoying and unexpected. Set the tone for the visit a bit I guess.

And then so damn crowded once I got inside. Couldn't even find a seat at the bar so I ended up requesting a table just so I could sit down and drink beer. I prefer generally to sit at the bar chat with the bartenders and other patrons and more easily order beers. This too put a bit of a damper on things.

I didn't find much in the way of beers I hadn't had for. Another disappointment but given how awesome their beers are it was nice to try Blind Pig and Supplication on tap.

Biggest bummer was that by the time I had my beers and wanted to grab something to go from their shop, it was closed. Womp womp. Can't win 'em all.

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Photo of Jason_cs
4.44/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BootLeg_Pete
3.75/5  rDev -16.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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

Photo of BarleyAndBrett
3.84/5  rDev -14.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.25

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

Photo of reggggg
4.15/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of HopfenUndMalz2015
4.71/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

I made what I like to call "the pilgrimage" for Pliny the Younger Day. As expected we waited in line extremely early to get in and with good seats. The beer ....of course.... is phenomenal, the food is great, although to be honest we didn't really get much food. The Pliny Bites & Beer Bites were awesome. The server was suer friendly, very nice, helpful, and especially of note is that this is probably the busiest day at the Brewpub of all year. She was great. Lots of reviews for this brewpub, so, it is definitely worth going to if you like their beer.

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Photo of dsshuck
3.99/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

There was an half hour wait to get in and another half hour to get a table. The to go line had no line when we were there. Beer selection is great and the sampler of all their beers on tap (21) for $22 was a great deal. The place was packed as it was a Saturday night. The service was good and the only disappointment was the food which was just average Italian fare. I came for the beer so wasn't disappointed there. I picked up a fixed box of 12 beers and some merchandise on the way out so have some Pliny at home now.

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Russian River Brewing Company in Santa Rosa, CA
99 out of 100 based on 358 ratings.