Russian River Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
4.07/5
BEER STATS
Beers:
53
Reviews:
14,726
Ratings:
57,024
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
99
Reviews:
356
Ratings:
879
Avg:
4.46
pDev:
8.52%
 
 
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: 356 | Ratings: 879
Reviews by mzwolinski:
Photo of mzwolinski
4.38/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

After enjoying the beers for quite some time down here in San Diego, I managed to talk my wife into taking a short trip from Napa to the Russian River -- on our honeymoon, no less! She's a keeper!

Anyways, it's a great place to stop in. There's a decent enough food menu -- pizza and other standard pub fare, mostly. Lots of seating room, both inside and out, and the place is located in a cute little section of Santa Rosa with lots of bookstores, coffeeshops, etc. within walking distance. The beer selection, of course, is terrific -- most of the stuff you see in bottles available on tap and a few taps dedicated to beers that are only available at the brewery. There are usually a few bottles you can pick up to go -- I picked up a 750 of Sanctification which I'm looking forward to enjoying in the very near future. Mmmmm...Brettanomyces!

Very friendly people, too. I had run in to one of RR's sales reps, James Chase, at a bar in Napa, and he'd encouraged me to stop by the brewery. Turns out that he was in when we stopped by. He was clearly busy, but took the time to talk to us about the brewery, give us samples of whatever we wanted, and bought us a pint on the house.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of billab914
4.46/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of BretMC987
4.9/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Jmikepow
4.64/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Nuggetz
4.89/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Spoda1983
4.4/5  rDev -1.3%
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 -4.9%
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 -15.9%
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 -0.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BootLeg_Pete
3.75/5  rDev -15.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Markkofman
5/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of BarleyAndBrett
3.84/5  rDev -13.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.25

Photo of Sad_Larry
4.39/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of reggggg
4.15/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of HopfenUndMalz2015
4.71/5  rDev +5.6%
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 -10.5%
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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Photo of bouncepass
4.78/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of MadDawg
4.65/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of SourAddict
4.13/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

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

Photo of ThurstonHowell3
4.83/5  rDev +8.3%
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 +0.9%
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 +2.2%
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 +7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of MIrvine
4.18/5  rDev -6.3%
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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Russian River Brewing Company in Santa Rosa, CA
99 out of 100 based on 356 ratings.