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Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.

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3.76/5
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1,826 Ratings
Place Score: 89
Ratings: 89
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.96
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[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

345 S. Elm Street
Greensboro, North Carolina, 27401
United States
phone: (336) 274-1373

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Photo of thehooksman
4.45/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Great place to eat and get a couple pints. I was surprised the first time I went here as they have lots of stuff on tap that isn't sold in stores. Another neat thing is that there are three different dinning options: You can eat outside for that downtown alfresco atmosphere, inside for a more formal dinning room, or go upstairs for a great pub atmosphere complete with games.

Photo of GarthDanielson
4/5  rDev +1%

Located in downtown Greensboro, once you find parking the hardest part of your visit will be complete. This is small, cozy corner spot, with huge window frontage overlooking the street from table seating, a back bar area, and a decent patio seating area. Beers are available in growlers to go. Typical pub fare on the menu, and all reasonably priced. Friendly, attentive staff. This is a good lunch spot in Greensboro.

Photo of Chris-Jones
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Food is great! Beer is even better!

Photo of Mantooth
3.84/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

This is a great joint - loads of fresh beer they make themselves and wonderful sandwiches. Their reuben is as good as any I've had outside of NYC... and nearly as large. Great vibe, killer cool helpful people. We've had a blast every time we've gone, it's got the feel/vibe of an Asheville joint - which cannot be bad. If you're in the area, check 'em out - great food and good beer.

Photo of marshmarsh
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Love this place! It has a colonial/British feel in order to fit in with the theme of the brewery. The on-tap selection is amazing and far outnumbers what you can buy in bottles in the stores. Plenty of space, and the food is good too. Constantly changing beer selection keeps me coming back!

Photo of KYGunner
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I really enjoyed my visit to Natty Greene's as did my entire group of 14 family members. Despite the large group they were very accommodating. The service was excellent as our waitress was very friendly and had a relatively strong knowledge of the beer and food. The game room was wonderful for our kids as my 16 year old spent $10 on the vintage video game. The beers were all of Natty's flagship plus a ton of seasonal making our choices far more fun. Plan on making back there next year.

Photo of ttcummings
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Locals seem to love this place. Being new to the area and a beer fanatic I pretty much ask everyone where to go to get good beer. I have been there twice so far and would say it is very average. Maybe being from Northeast Ohio I am spoiled by amazing places like The Brew Kettle, Fat Heads, and Great Lakes. The beer is average and the food is average. I really like the location and it would be a great place to sit outside and people watch. I am sure I will be going to Natty Greene's many more times.

Photo of 4amepiphany
3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Visited in May 2013 while visiting my girlfriend from Chicago. Being a Mosaic fan, I instantly opted for the Alchemy Trial Batch, a Mosaic IPA. Clear, crisp. the fruity and flowery mosaic hops with a clean finish had me wishing I could take a growler with me back to Chicago. I ordered an ahi tuna sandwich which was tender, red, and just the right consistency. Not half cooked, not so raw as to where you'd swear you were eating ground raw tuna. The bread wasn't tasteless either, and had texture. A wonderful lunch. Although the decor was a little to 1800's for me, I'm sure it goes along with the culture of the company. Game room upstairs. I would've liked to spend nights there drinking and shooting pool, but only if they had Alchemy Trial.

Photo of rtrasr
4.83/5  rDev +22%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Great looking pub in downtown Greensboro. Nice entertainment district. Had quite a selection of taps. I had a Natty Green Guilford Blond Ale. It is the best beer i have had at under 4% abv since I had a glass of Adnams Bitter in England. At 3.8% it hit the spot. It was late and it was raining I needed a session beer and Natty delivered. The club sandwich I had was great and my wife raved about her cobb salad. All in all a most pleasant experience.

Photo of Gavage
4/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

A nice older building located in downtown area. Street parking is limited around the place, so expect to walk a bit to get here. Plenty of woods and brick, there is a older warehouse feel to the place, especially with all the ceiling fans in the dining area. There is a second floor for dining above the bar area. The bar can seat about 12 people and has a view of the outside dining area. The brewing area is also visible from the bar.

During my visit there were twelve beer on tap, some listed in on the menu, others on the chalkboard. Several style were on inlcuding an IPA, White IPA, Hefe, Strong Ale, Autumn Lager, ESB, Amber, Pale, and a Stout. We had several beers during the visit, and they were all fresh and of a good quality. Nothing to blow the barn doors off, but all were solid and easy to drink.

We did not have any food, but the service was friendly and prompt.

The stop here was enjoyable, and if I ever find myself in the area again I will make an effort to stop in.

Photo of Chaney
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Being used to the craziness of the DC area, I REALLY appreciate towns like Greensboro. Wow... what a great change of pace!

Atmosphere: I don't think there is a single building over 2-3 stories in the downtown area surrounding this Brewery/Brewpub, but I totally dig that about it. This place is located near a train crossing in a very cozy area, surrounded by a bunch of Mom and Pop retail stores that are downright fun to loiter in. The inside looks like your standard brewpub, impeccably clean, and with a cozy little bar section towards the back.

Quality and Service: The service was fine and our server was both knowledgable about the food and the beer. The quality of both the beer and the food ranged from serviceable to a bit more than slightly above average.

Selection: All of the standard styles were represented, with a few tasty seasonals as well. I'd say there were at least 10 selections on tap the night we went.

Food: My sandwich was just decent, but my wife's burger was to die for. Overall, I guess I'd say that it was worthwhile in the food department.

Value: Compared to DC (which I'm used to) this place was a steal! I don't remember the exact prices of the beer, but I do remember that they had a nice Happy Hour.

This is definitely the place to go in Greensboro. However, afterwards, stumble down the street to Mellow Mushroom for a nightcap. :)

Photo of bigkingken
3.08/5  rDev -22.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Parking is a pain in the ass. We drove around the streets for 15 minutes at least before finally coming on an open spot on the street about a half mile away. Walking to the restaurant, I was surprised by how lively and vibrant downtown Greensboro is. There are a ton of bars and night spots, and a ton of people at them.

Natty Greene’s immediately seemed like a hip, lively joint. Located on the corner of a large, red brick building, the interior features a lot of exposed brick, a high-ceilinged, long-ass room, a bar in the back and not nearly enough seating for their popularity. It was past 8:00 at night and the wait was still on the order of an hour.

Luckily, we slid into a spot at the bar. The service was a bit slow and impersonal, but they were pretty busy and we were on the end, so I give them a bit of a pass. The beer on tap came in a wide variety. Five or six standard ales topped the list that they bottle and distribute regularly. The second half featured six to eight special, seasonal pub brews that you’re unlikely to find anywhere else but the pub itself, which I’m always a big fan of. We went through samples of all of the beers not available year-round. While I found most of them to be solid sessions, none were outstanding and some were downright bad. The lagers and wheats were too light and the IPA was way too bitter up front with a terrible finish.

The food menu is pretty expansive. Your typical pub fare is dressed up enough to make it sound interesting, but not so much as to make it sound pretentious. We went with smokin’ turkey sandwich rounded out by raspberry mayo and Poseidon wrap filled with Mediterranean toppings and shrimp. I’m pretty sure the turkey sandwich came out wrong, as there wasn’t any raspberry in it, and the Poseidon was pretty good, but nothing to return for.

Overall, while I certainly wouldn’t complain about having Natty Greene’s in my hometown, I wouldn’t go out of my way to visit again, either.

Photo of VaterRoss
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I was really impressed with this one. Location is in downtown Greensboro and has a nice rustic vibe. Lower floor is a pub (almost has a family restaurant vibe) with the second floor being more of a bar. Although I haven't been blown away by bottled Natty, the brewpub features something like 6 brews that are not bottled, these tend to be better than the bottled offerings. When I went they were sadly out of the Dunkelweizen :(. Menu is of a small to medium size and fairly standard fare, but I found myself very impressed with the food quality. Worth going for the burgers alone. Prices were average though if you watch the beer specials the place can be downright cheap.

Overall: a Brewpub that gets the food right, reasonable prices and features beer that you can only get in the brewpub.

Photo of jsdunlop
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Greensboro brewpub
I've been here quite a few times, and have been impressed by their selection of beers, the service given by the staff, and the general atmosphere of the place. Sure, while the staff may not know everything about the beers they are serving, they have always been very fast and courteous. Depending on the day you go in to Natty's, you may be able to catch 2 $ pints, which is a real bargain for some awesome, solid beers on tap.
The layout of the place is interesting. When I take my wife, we usually sit down in the dining area, grab dinner or lunch, or eat/drink out on the patio if it's warm enough. If I'm going with some friends, we'll drink a few brews up on the second floor, in which the service is just as good as the dining area if you're ordering food. As for the third floor, this is the VIP area, and from what I recall from a graduation party, they have only the standard year round brews on tap up there.
Overall, this place is definitely worth your time if you're a local, or if you're just passing through.

Photo of TroopScoop
3.88/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

A: Nice patio outside, classier dining area downstairs, and a kind of a college area upstairs.

Q: Good stuff on tap, always cold. Good bar fare on the menu, always hot&fresh.

Service: no bad experiences here, really. Funny story; some locals joke about this place cause guys tend to hit on the bartenders just a bit too much. It makes for great entertainment on friday's.

Selection: Their beers are pretty good, I enjoyed it all. I had an internship in winston/salem for 2 months last summer. The entire time i was there, the menu/tap list was not 100% correct.

Food: Standard bar grub, not many surprises. Get the pretzels!

Value: Pretty good. Pay for what ya get... which is usually good.

Photo of ncliberal55
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

I usually try to go to Natty's once or twice a month. Food is your standard pub foods, but still good. They usually have 7 or 8 of their beers on tap at all times and a few other beers if your not a fan. It can become packed on weekends and you will be looking for a place to sit if you do not get there early. All in all, it's a good place to go and enjoy yourself. I prefer going to either M'coul's (which is right down the road) but would recommend going to Greene's if you want a good pub brew and a burger.

Photo of aleckpa
4/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Went to this place a couple times when I was in college. I never ate there, but just drink. They have several of their house brews on tap and I thought were really delicious. They have a dining area on the first floor, and then a small bar area. The top floor has a lot more space. There's pool tables, darts, etc. There is another bar, and bar tables. I went on a Friday night and it was fairly crowded. The service was good and the beer was better. I'm a sucker for local brewpubs, so that's why I regard it so high.

Photo of shangwang
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Stopped by on a recent business trip to Greensboro on the recommendation of a local.

Cool location downtown, very convenient and easy to get to. We sat outside, so I can't really speak to the ambiance indoors, but the outdoor setup is streetside with umbrellas at every table, and perfect for a sunny 80 degree day like we had. I went with a sampler, which allows you to pick 6 4oz pours, so I went with a variety of styles, with 4 regulars and 2 seasonals. The beers were all decent- nothing earth-shattering but solid takes on the respective styles, and I really enjoyed the imperial ipa they had. The food was fresh and delicious. Our waitress had a few beer recommendations and after chatting with her for a few minutes it was clear she had a good handle on the beers they served. She was very pleasant- definitely showed us plenty of Southern hospitality. I would go back again for the overall experience, but not necessarily just to drink beer. Definitely worth a stop, especially if you're looking for a place for a good lunch or casual business meeting.

Photo of Smith1473
4/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

this place has good food and better beer. the beer may not be the best in some areas but they have a lot of great beers such as they're DIPA and winter beer being some of my favorite beers they carry. the service is pretty good nothing outstanding but the bartenders/servers seem to know the beer they are selling which is refreshing. the food is good and you can tell they have put a lot of thought in the food not just the beer. and unlike a lot of north carolina brewerys it seems like they have a good amount of seasonal beers even if they dont get all the recognition they should

Photo of PhillyStyle
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Stopped by Natty Greene's on two separate occasion while I was in the Greensboro area (Sept. 2010) for work. The first on a Sunday night, around 8pm, the place was pretty well dead; I think that I was one of maybe half a dozen on the main level, there may have been a few folks outside. Stopped back in on a Wednesday night and the place had a lot better vibe to it. The place was pretty well packed. I sat at the bar both times. The bartenders were pretty knowledgeable about the beer they had, you could talk to them pretty easily about it and they would give you their honest opinion.

They had a nice selection on tap, maybe 6-8 with varying styles to choose from. I tried the Deep South Wet Hop Pale Ale, the General Stout, Southern Pale Ale and the Revolution IPA. All done really well, some better than others, but that is pretty well expected.

The food was decent. I had a burger one night and some BBQ the next, both well done and presented nicely. Perhaps a step up from traditional pub grub.

Overall, this is a good place to go if in the area, not sure that you will find a better brewpub in Greensboro.

Photo of adam42381
3.7/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Natty Greene's has an excellent setup in downtown Greensboro. There always seems to be a good crowd. The bar has two levels which can accommodate quite a crowd. They brew a lot of different beers and always have a wide selection of their own beers on tap. The quality of the beer is decent but nothing special. The food is better than average bar food. The service is pretty good too. I would recommend checking it out if you are in the Greensboro area. It isn't the greatest brewpub in the world but you could do much worse.

Photo of VaTechHopHead
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Went here while on a trip to Greensboro for a beer festival. My friend and I ate here based on her recommendation to get some good beer and food. The atmosphere was pleasant, well kept place, and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. There's a nice outdoor seating area also for when it's warm outside. The service was average, nothing more than the server stopping by every now and they would give the bare minimum details about their beer if asked (things like IPAs are hoppy, stouts are sweeter but higher ABV, etc.). The selection of beer is real good...nice lineup of year-rounds and appropriate seasonals, probably around 10 of their own beers on tap at once. I went with their DIPA and IPA and they were both impressive within their own category. Prices were normal and the food wasn't anything past your typical brew pub...burgers, fajitas, chicken, pasta, and some seafood. Good place for atmosphere and to mingle with the locals.

Photo of thagr81us
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Visited here awhile back when visiting a friend of mine in Greensboro. He took me here to try some locally brewed beer. Upon walking in I could tell this was gonna be a nice place to grab a beer and some food. I was right. The service was awesome. The wait kinda sucked, but with a bar upstairs and one downstairs to hang out at, it was quite manageable and enjoyable. The selection of beer that they brew on-site was nothing short of exceptional. When I go back to Greensboro this month I will definitely be going back here to grab some food and brew.

Photo of mikesgroove
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Best stop of the day for me hands down. This is where it was at for me for sure. Great atmosphere, great food, samplers of all the beer, except for the milk stout, but thats alright and just a friendly and cool place to be. Everyone seemed up and having fun even at lunch time as there was a decent crown in here around two. Server was polite and my food came out quick, great burger was cooked to perfection. Had a few more samples, but took it easy as I had alot of driving ahead. Will be stopping in here for the milk stout and the dopple later in the week. A definite repeat visit is in store.

Photo of glid02
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Stopped in here on a road trip up to NY. About five minutes off of I-85.

Atmosphere is good. It's a pretty good-sized place on the inside. Lots of tables when you walk in and a bar near the back with room for about 12-18 people. It looked like there was also an upstairs however I didn't go in to check it out. Lots of wood and the brewing equipment was behind glass in the back of the building.

Quality was good. All beer was served at a good temperature with the proper amount of head. Glassware wasn't perfect but did the job.

Service was good. We didn't wait long at all to place our order and both the food and beer came out promptly.

Selection was surprisingly good. I believe there were eight year-rounds and another six rotating taps. The beer ran the gamut from light lagers to rye beers to smoked porters to DIPA.

Food was good. The calamari was sensational and I enjoyed a chicken sandwich with soup as well.

Value was good, our bill was about $40 for an appetizer, soup, sandwich and three beers.

Overall this place didn't disappoint. The beer was solid as was the food. Definitely worth a stop if you're in the area.

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Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co. in Greensboro, NC
89 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.