Front Street Brewery
Active Beers: 5
Beer Ratings: 49
Beer Avg: 3.23
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 26 | Reviews: 22 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Josievan:
2.85/5 rDev -16.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped in the Front Street Brewery on a Friday at dinnertime. Had been meaning to try it out for awhile now since it is a local brewpub. Overall, I was unimpressed. I had two beers, one of which was a seasonal cranberry. This was very weak. I detected almost literally no cranberry flavor at all, to the point that I think they may have given me the wrong beer by mistake. I also had their stout. I liked this, but it was somewhat watery. It was more the consistency of a porter with the flavor profile of a stout. I like porters so I enjoyed it well enough. I ordered the slow-roasted beef with mozzerella on French bread. This came with Au Ju sauce (which I'm finding out I like a lot) and was very good. However, the portions were relatively small. I felt like I could have eaten another entire entree. The service was so-so. Three different servers waited on us throughout our stay. I wasn't sure if they were communicating with each other, either. One seemed to be the hostess or maybe even the owner and seemed to be not quite with it. She had us order our beers but then came back a few minutes later and asked everyone how old we were. Kind of odd. All in all, I would not suggest coming back here but would also not be vehemently opposed if someone I was with wanted to come here. I could not help compare it to an establishment I often frequent across the river in Illinois, the Blue Cat Brew Pub. The Front Street Brewery mostly just reminded me how exceptional the Blue Cat is.
09-16-2009 16:14:46 | More by Josievan
More User Reviews:
3.88/5 rDev +14.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25 | $$
My first visit to Front Street, I was lucky enough to be there as they were in the middle of their Apricot release - For the entirety of my week long visit to the area, this brew and their eatery was a main-stay in my daily routine! The beer was excellent (as were a couple of their other selections) and the food was paired quite nicely with the drink selections they offered! Great experience!
12-12-2013 18:10:54 | More by ALC82
4.11/5 rDev +20.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25 | $$
We stopped here for lunch while driving through Iowa and were quite impressed with the place. Located in a historical river district of Davenport the building had interior brick walls, 15-20ft ceilings with exposed beams, and a great brick patio outside. Only downside were all of the tv's which turned the place into a sports-bar.
i wasn't very impressed with the beer, it seemed to lack that craft taste and was more mainstream. The hefe was a bit metallic but the vanilla porter "brewmaster special" was amazing.
Service was perfect. Upon walking in and taking a booth we had someone greet us and bring menus within a few seconds. Very polite and attentive, our waitress brought several beer tasters and had no problems swapping out another drink for the hefe that we didn't care for. When it was time for the check so we could get back on the road we didn't wait at all and had a quick transaction.
Besides the lack of house beers, the menu was great. Simple two page menu with all the typical pub fare along with some special dishes.
Food was very good. We had the pulled pork nachos to start and the qty was huge, bring 4 people to take on a full order. The salmon sandwich actually had a nice sized filet and they don't skimp on the fries either.
Decent prices for what you get. Typical wraps/sandwiches/burgers are around $10 and the pints are $4.
09-16-2013 01:07:54 | More by EvolutionAles
3.78/5 rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
who knew davenport iowa was such a booming beer town? but it is apparently. was fortunate enough to stop here en route to denver from syracuse. the place is small, on the riverfront and kind of a cross between modern and old industrial decor, very homey but also historic feeling. comfortable. maybe 5 or 6 brews on tap, all kind of generic stuff to read about, but they were actyally pretty good beers, some even with a clever twist. i liked the stout the best, but all were solid enough for a thirsty traveller after 850 miles. service was a little slow for being not full, but our guy was nice enough and happy to chat to us about the place and the town. beer is now brewed off site just down the road, and he didnt know alcohol content of any of the beers, kind of odd right? food was wonderful, i had them put their puller pork in the mac and cheese for me, with a side of stout bbq sauce. it was flat out awesome. all menu items looked crafted, well done, yummy food. fairly priced, cool place to chill. maybe the best food ive had in the state of iowa, which isnt saying a ton, but its significant to me, made a great impression and i will absolutely be back to front street.
12-31-2012 23:07:08 | More by StonedTrippin
3.6/5 rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
Good location downtown near the casino. Parking was difficult; supposedly there is parking across the for casino.
Visited around 5:30pm. The bar was half full with regulars and business folks. The restaurant was about a quarter full from what I could see.
Barkeep was friendly and knowledgable about the brews and restaurant (they have been brewing on site for about 20 years).
First beer I tried the cherry ale. It was average. Good head retention. Huge cherry aroma and taste but that could have been from the marrachino cherry that was tossed in it. At the bottom of the glass I picked up some off flavors, skunky.
Second beer was the raging river ale, an "english pale ale". Above average. Nice head retention and belgium lace. A lot of hops up Front.
Above average food menu.
I would visit the place again to try some other items on the menu.
Seems like the brewery and regulars are comfortable with the beers. Or the locals don't expect much. Only one man's humble opinion.
Underachieving brewery with a lot of potential.
12-06-2012 04:27:35 | More by Higy
3.18/5 rDev -6.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Love the fish tacos!!! That is probably the best thing I can say about Front Street. They're also conveniently located by a gambling boat. Every time a visit here, which is every time I come to the Quad Cities (every three months or so) they have not improved their beer at all. The beer is average at best, but the damn fish tacos keep me coming back! They have a flight of their brews which is reasonably priced, but there is definitely nothing special about any of them. The wait staff and bartender are always polite, but the emphasis never seems to be about the beer. Atmosphere is good and it has never been overly noisy. If you're going gambling at the boat you should stop by and grab a bite to eat, but don't expect much from the beer.
05-30-2012 21:57:37 | More by KAF
Front Street Brewery in Davenport, IA
81 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.