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Russian River Brewing Company

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Russian River Brewing CompanyRussian River Brewing Company
BEER AVG
4.06/5
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50,529 Ratings
Place Score: 100
Ratings: 737
Reviews: 329
rAvg: 4.58
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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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Ratings: 737 | Reviews: 329
Photo of Rick778
4.49/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Visited during Pliny the Younger Release. The event was done efficiently and once in the brew pub the service was great (considering the place was packed). The atmosphere was what I would expect in a small local brew pub. The beer selection was awesome. I was really impressed with their 20 beer sampler (everything on tap). Definitely a place I will return to.

Photo of orangesol
4.63/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Stopped in here earlier today for the PTY release, I have wanted to visit this place for so long, the PTY was just an added bonus. After standing in line for nearly six hours I finally got inside and promptly found a seat at the bar. Atmosphere was hopping, as expected with such a large event going on. Service was solid all things considered, I did have to wait a bit but that is more than understandable with the insane amount of people looking for beers are all times. Quality was great, beers and food were both top notch. Selection was awesome. 20 beers on including PTY, Beatification and a vintage Sanctification. Food was awesome. I decided on the Jasper bites and they were awesome. I really wanted a pizza as well but the bites filled me up so well I just didn't have it in me. Prices were great, especially the sampler on all 20 beers for $16. Overall one of the best brewery tap rooms I have ever visited, I look forward to visiting again in the future, hopefully when PTY isn't going on so I won't have to wait for 6hrs to get in.

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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

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Photo of mverity
4.56/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

I love how this place is tucked away within the quaint downtown of Santa Rosa. Small bar, small kitchen, small dining area all make you get really friendly with those around you. I can imagine that when Younger is on tap that this place is a mad house. I was here on a quiet Saturday afternoon and it was still packed. That tiny kitchen is packing out some great food that the bartenders will pair with an amazing brew. Food is a tad pricey, but the beers are dirt cheap for the outstanding beer they produce. Bartenders were very happy that I brought some Florida stuff to share with them. One even pedalled home to grab a Beatification to share. Friendly and open atmosphere. I would love to live somewhere besides a 4 hour plane ride from this place!

Photo of NickBiller
4.78/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

As a local, I feel lucky to have this brewery in my town. I've been going here for a number of years and the beer, food, and servers are all top notch. My biggest complaint is that RRB's success has made them very popular and they are almost always busy. I've experienced times when I've had to wait more than 30 minutes to get someone's attention to get a growler filled up. I've had Pliney the Younger three of the past four years. Last year I waited almost 8 hours to get in. I wish they allocated tickets (either sell, drawing, or charity donation) so that the line was not so crazy.

My favorite beers there are definitely the sours. The Younger is an amazingly crafted beer (very smooth for the alcohol content) but the sours are much more flavorful and interesting.

Thank you RRB for opening my eyes to great beer and continuing to stay true to your roots!

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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

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5/5  rDev +9.2%

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Photo of NRo
4.33/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Both times I've been were during weekends.

The first time, we waited the two hours for dining while enjoying draft beers, then bought bottles of Pliny on the way out.

The second time, we bought the bottles during our wait, which was good fortune, because they ran out of the day's Pliny bottles shortly after we were seated (around 3pm on a Saturday). Wait time to be seated was a little under an hour

The wait time was expected, and the enclosed patio area is pleasant to relax on with a draft in the mild Santa Rosa weather.

The bar is always crowded on weekends, but the tenders will notice you if you are patient.

The menu is large for a brewery, and the pizzas are actually very good. The seating area is small and intimate, and makes for great service.

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Russian River Brewing Company in Santa Rosa, CA
100 out of 100 based on 737 ratings.