Russian River Brewing Company

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Russian River Brewing CompanyRussian River Brewing Company
BEER AVG
4.12/5
Based on:
52 Beers
14,044 Reviews
Place Score: 98
Reviews: 324
Visits: 795
rAvg: 4.45
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: 324 | Visits: 795
Reviews by drewbage:
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4.4/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

The seventh and final stop for the first evening of the 2004 Sonoma Co. Beer Run (http://www.stoutguy.com/beer/trips/Sonoma/)

After a few brews at the 3rd Street, D, the erstwhile navigator, and I wandered over to the new home of Vinnie C. We were a bit surprised to arrive at the joint and find it jumping with a band and a lot of other folks. The space screams industrial with thick concrete, posters and giant hop burlap sacks. Parts of the brewery are visible through the windows behind the long bar, including the previously mentioned barrels.

No big surprise after walking around the joint, that the whole space once belonged to a bank. If you get a chance to run into Vinnie, he'll even tell you his office is located in the old bank vault. (With a phone inside, just incase he gets locked in! :) )

The beer is pure Russian River with a fair number of interesting tastes. I was disappointed there was no stout when we arrived, but I quickly got over that concern with a Damnation.

Big disappointment of the evening was the food, policy at the pub seems to be that while the band is playing, only slices of pepporoni or cheese pizza are available for the eating. Just a touch annoying when I hadn't had anything to eat since the mussels at Marin. Oh well..

Loud times at the River when a band plays, but still the place was lively and the beer was good. This now makes two great places in Santa Rosa to catch a fresh brew. (1,445 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of American_Brown
4.76/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of SaucerfulOfSecrets
5/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

My wife and I visited on our honeymoon in February for a quick lunch. This quick lunch turned in to 4 hours sitting at the bar, a full paddle of every beer offered followed by a few pints, and ordering food 3x. Such a great experience, we are already looking forward to our return trip to California and will plan to spend a full day at Russian River next time. (362 characters)

Photo of jloomis
4.86/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of TheNakedStiletto
4.83/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Tgilly
3.75/5  rDev -15.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of CMiesen
4.41/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Blazer22
4.31/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of James_Michaud91
4.53/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Obviously world class beer. Great selection and access to bottles to go. Only downfall is the near inevitable 2 hour wait for a table. (134 characters)

Photo of eifster82
4.53/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of Mburk
4.78/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of suckaj
4.44/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of VinceMig
4.63/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Telly13
5/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Navypride48
5/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Best atmosphere around. I went with a good friends of mine on a Friday night of course it was packed and we couldn't get a seat at the bar but it was alright. The beer plus everyone there is friendly (probably because the beer is that good). Good convo great beer good friends? Can't beat that Russian river is king. (317 characters)

Photo of spointon
4.71/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of SFCraft
4.88/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Bradley_BizKutZ
5/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Ravenz98
4.15/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of JohnCassillo
4.33/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Teen-o
4.78/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of jonesjere
4.58/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of A_Rad
4.59/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

I went here on a road trip. My wife had to drag me out, otherwise I'd still be there. (85 characters)

Photo of JR86
4.94/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Get the beer sampler! Includes a taster of every Russian River on tap...19 when I was there (91 characters)

Photo of Boilerup
5/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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Russian River Brewing Company in Santa Rosa, CA
98 out of 100 based on 324 ratings.