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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
49,123 Ratings
Place Score: 100
Ratings: 706
Reviews: 323
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
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Cask: Y
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[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

725 4th St
Santa Rosa, California, 95404-4407
United States
phone: (707) 545-2337

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Reviews by drewbage:
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4.4/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Kylehartz25
5/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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.

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Russian River Brewing Company in Santa Rosa, CA
100 out of 100 based on 706 ratings.