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Mad Mex

in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -3.9% | Avg: 3.88
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25

This place is fine. The decor is fun. The piped in music is pretty decent. The Mexican food is subpar, but it's perfectly edible. They've got a large selection of IPAs on draft, as well as a smattering of other styles. Victory, Troegs, Bells seem like staples here. Nothing too rare for the tickers, but you won't go thirsty. You can get growler fills, too, but I never have.

I used to go to the one in University City way back when. That one was super loud with a younger, frat-like crowd. I'd always be cranky until I got some drinks in me, but kept going back for the excellent late-night happy hour prices. The Willow Grove location is more chill.

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The Blarney Stone Pub

in Onancock, Virginia

4.19/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.19
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

A small irish pub in downtown Onancock. Located right off the main road(Market St) on North St. Easy parking in the DMV lot next door.

Decent sized L-shaped bar inside. 12 taps. About 8-9 of which are craft beer. 3-4 saved for the Irish macros(Guinness, Harp, Smithwicks). Craft selection often consists of the semi-local breweries from the Eastern Shore of Maryland or "across the bay" Hampton Roads area. Assawoman Bay, Evolution, O'Connor, Tall Tales are some of the breweries they usually have on tap. Nice variation of styles as well, almost always an IPA or two, a stout or porter, a few amber/lager style malty beers and a hefe.

Food is typical Irish pub fare. Bangers and Mash, Fish and Chips, Shepherd's Pie, etc. Being so close to the Chesapeake Bay they often have specials that feature local seafood.

Overall, it's the best(also only) place within 50 miles of Onancock to get a local craft beer on draft. Food is good, service is great, atmosphere is relaxed.

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Baroak Cookhouse & Taproom

in Annapolis, Maryland

3.79/5  rDev -3.3% | Avg: 3.92
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Connected to the lowes hotel in annapolis....good bar area amd great beer selection if you like belgian beers and some local beers. Had the truth on tap as well as malheur 12 in bottle last time there. Really tasty burgers and flights on Wed worth a trip

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Fox & Goose Public House

in Sacramento, California

4.23/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.23
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

A Sacramento staple, the Fox & Goose just celebrated their 40th anniversary in mid-town Sacramento. The place is quite spacious, since the warehouse used to be home to a Paint & Glass Company. Very chill atmosphere with hearty English fare if you're hungry. The beer selections obviously center around UK styles, but recently more taps are being dedicated to local breweries brewing English style beers.

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Noon Whistle Brewing

in Lombard, Illinois

4.27/5  rDev -1.4% | Avg: 4.33
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Nice size tasting room with 15 stools near or at the bar and a few tables with chairs. A couple of tv's and a classic shufflescore table.

Service on a quiet early Saturday afternoon was awesome.
Several draft choices with range from kolsch and aipa to a double ipa and a coffee scotch. They also have growlers and instant fill crowler cans to-go as well as pre-filled bombers.

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White Rabbit Brewing Company

in Angier, North Carolina

5/5  rDev +19.9% | Avg: 4.17
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Being from small town America otherwise known as Angier in an area of North Carolina pretty well known for its brewing prowess, I was instantly surprised by the quaint atmosphere of White Rabbit Brewing Company. Inside I got some pretty tasty brews and met a great group of people.

White Rabbit is like walking into a small pub at least in the tasting area you can see the brewery through a large window on the back wall at the bar. Like most up and coming breweries, it’s located in an industrial area and shares a small strip mall space with a couple of other businesses. It’s clean with some decent branded artwork themed in old Alice in Wonderland illustrations. You feel at home here!

The beer and service are wonderful. They have a wide variety of beers in a rotation, but you might not always get the same thing in a repeat visit.While everything was easily more than drinkable, There were two beers that really stood out for me.

Their vanilla bourbon porter dubbed Tea Party was a great entry into the style. At under 9 percent ABV, it was low enough in alcohol to actually drink more than A pint of. which I definitely did. The other outstanding beer was the Dutchess jalapeño pale ale. Sweet but tart with a nice peppery kick it may not be for everyone but the growler I took home of it was excellent with tacos.

To round out the experience, the brewer/owner and the bartender were friendly, knowledgeable, professional, and fun to talk to. I felt quite welcome, the overall experience was well worth my time.

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Mack's Beverage

in Parma, Ohio

5/5  rDev +9.4% | Avg: 4.57
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This place is awesome. Selection is great, store is easy to find and clean, staff is knowledgeable and helpful, and prices are fair. I visit every time I'm in town. Highly recommended.

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Pizza Port Carlsbad

in Carlsbad, California

4.58/5  rDev +6.3% | Avg: 4.31
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

I was in San Diego on biz and made a point to make a pilgrimage to PP as I'd not been there for a decade or longer. They're still holding strong, with more suds goodness on tap than I reasonably [and safely] could enjoy. I had a superb Citra IPA, a coffee/chocolate laced Stout and a dandy ESB. I appreciated PP's laid back scene and the friendly atmosphere; the place was full of families, bikers, beach hounds, and beer fiends just like like me. If that appeals to you, by all means, stop by. I'm sure it can get pretty crazy during the peak summer months but whatever delays you endure will be worth it.

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Maumee Bay Brewing Company

in Toledo, Ohio

4.59/5  rDev +17.4% | Avg: 3.91
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

This place needs more love. The food is always delicious (try the French dip) and the beer is consistently satisfying (total eclipse breakfast stout is a great one). But the greatest part of this place is the atmosphere and the staff who are always professional while being friendly. Everything is very reasonably priced for the quantity and quality

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Whaler's Brewing Company

in Wakefield, Rhode Island

4.85/5  rDev +30% | Avg: 3.73
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Great place in an old mill complex warehouse, the vibe is really down to earth and relaxed. The staff constantly add cool games and activities like pool, cornhole, and recently a massive jenga set (and comfy seating to hang out)! Best part is the consistently good and rotating selection of beer to try, and taking home a different growler every time.

As it gets busy service can take a bit at the bar, but that's mostly because everyone wants to hang near the beer and chat with the staff!

Overall absolutely worth a visit or three!

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Cogstone Brewing Company

in Colorado Springs, Colorado

4.3/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.28
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

I just stopped in for a growler of the maple bacon porter, but the menu looks good so I will come back for some pizza when I have a chance. The porter's flavor grew on me as I finished it off a couple of days later.

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Sapsuckers Hops & Grub

in Huntington, New York

4.34/5  rDev -2.3% | Avg: 4.44
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.25

-Many visits here. The staff and service are very good. There is almost always a couple of relatively rare options and and tap list is balanced with regard to style.

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Towerhill Brewery

in Chalfont, Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -1.2% | Avg: 4.15
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

The old crabby Larry's place and much like it...the food is phenomenal. Very fresh, light and flavorful. But also like Crabby Larry's the beers are Very ordinary, plain basic style beers that lack any depth and may have trouble differentiating between any of them besides the names. It's not that they're undrinkable just... Maybe... Unpolished ??? Anyway love the food, beers need work.

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Fraunces Tavern

in New York, New York

4.29/5  rDev +12% | Avg: 3.83
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Visited a few weeks ago for dinner. Beer selection was good (I had Hill Farmstead Edward). The bar is apparently run by Porterhouse Brewing out of Dublin, Ireland. Walked through the bar and would like to return someday for a few pints (great atmosphere). Dinner was good accept my wife's chicken was not fully cooked and had to be sent back to kitchen). 4 of us got chicken, mixed sea food plate (special), salmon and beef stew. Also has a very extensive whiskey menu. As a history buff I think it's a must stop.

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Zombie Burger + Drink Lab

in Des Moines, Iowa

1.1/5  rDev -73.6% | Avg: 4.17
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1 | food: 2

drov e 3 hours one way because advertised Sue on tap. was told they dont update online tap menu often. ordered bottle of hercules DIPA was 6 months old. tried to send it back server told me couldnt do that. asked speak with manger still no help.

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Elevation 66 Brewing

in El Cerrito, California

2.58/5  rDev -35.8% | Avg: 4.02
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.25 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | food: 3

It is so sad. A great little place near work to hang out and try some beers.
The problem is the beers here are just plain bad,
I went first to the IPA and it had no flavor and was just plain boring.
I switched to the pale ale and this is the first time I have ever done this, I sent it back.
It was undrinkable. Terible over sweet yuck...
I then tried the red ale which was just OK.
Too bad, I really wanted to like these guys.

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Institution Ale Company

in Camarillo, California

4.58/5  rDev +12% | Avg: 4.09
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4

This place got it right. Start small, produce a quality product and builld a stong local following.
These guys are ready to break out. Scheduled to move into a larger venue.
The beers are top notch across the board and they are great people with great fans.
Don't miss a trip to check them out!!

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Two Rivers Brewing Company

in Easton, Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +10.4% | Avg: 4.03
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Gone in for lunch several times. It is quite and relaxed. Food is good. You can have a beer and lunch for around $20.00. The bartenders area always cordial and attentive. It is a good place to include on your tour of historical building while in Easton.

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Lost Forty Brewery

in Little Rock, Arkansas

4.3/5  rDev +1.4% | Avg: 4.24
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Lost Forty is one of my favorite local brew pubs. I've been to a lot around the region, and LF feels like home every time I walk in the door. It's quaint with long farm house style tables. During busy times you may just sit down next to a stranger, and leave as new friends. The dining area offers a wide view window of the brew house and a look in to the daily operations. Food is locally sourced as much as possible. The beer is great. Large selection from American style ales, stouts, IPAs, and small batch brews. I have yet to be let down by a LF beer. Many beers are available for take home (even on Sunday's) in cans and growlers. Event nights regularly too. Check them out if you are in town. I don't think you will be let down.

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Beverages & more!

in Redwood City, California

2/5  rDev -40.8% | Avg: 3.38
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 2

probably the worst bevmo i have ever been to. weak selection - 99% of beers are on shelves rather than in a fridge. i have never seen a fresh beer on the shelves. some of the people that work there are nice but mostly pretty aloof.

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K & L Wine Merchants

in Redwood City, California

4.73/5  rDev +6.5% | Avg: 4.44
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

one of the best bottle shops i have been to. they send out emails 1-2 times per week with new arrivals and sales. tastings weekly (which are always a great deal). only knock is they only have individual bottles and while the quality is great the selection is not as big as some other bottle shops but i think this helps keep things fresh and helps cycle through more beers so maybe somewhat of a good thing.

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ISObeers

in San Jose, California

3.92/5  rDev -2% | Avg: 4
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

very solid spot. nice and clean. good tap list and good bottle selection. small ding for prices being slightly higher than other bay area beer bars. nice big outdoor area.

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Original Gravity Public House

in San Jose, California

4.68/5  rDev +9.6% | Avg: 4.27
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

awesome place. lots of space, nice and clean, few different areas to choose from (outdoor, back bar, front bar). great selection of beers on tap - good variety and quality. beers have always tasted fresh and crisp out of the tap so i assume they do a good job of cleaning the lines. food is solid but menu is limited (pretty much just a bunch of different sausages) so if you are picky you might want to grab food elsewhere :)

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Good Karma Artisan Ales and Cafe

in San Jose, California

2.7/5  rDev -35.4% | Avg: 4.18
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3

this place has some great beers on tap but every time i have gotten beers there they taste stale - i am guessing they dont do a good job of cleaning their lines. i did have a sour there once that tasted great but i have probably have 5 or 6 pale ales, ipas, and dipas that were all terrible and all were beers i had prior or since and really enjoyed. a little hipsterish but not bad and has a small outdoor area that is decent.

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Market Garden Brewery

in Cleveland, Ohio

4.22/5  rDev +6% | Avg: 3.98
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Post, well, you know where we started, let us not even pretend otherwise. It’s right around the corner from Fitzgeraldtown (won’t you take me to?), this one’s got 3 cops out front, wondering if they weren’t expecting me?

Rounded ‘L’ shaped wet laminate topped wood bar with a wood panel base & foot box; and seating for 2 dozen+ on hightop chairs. 2 towers of 12 with mad logo handles on the wraparound bar. Booze countered, shelved glassware over mirrored panels, and tap list pieces showing beer, style, & ABV.

14 taps (Retro Hippo, 10%, Barleywine; Prosperity Wheat, 6%, Hefeweizen; Progress, 5.5%, German Pils; Citramax, 6.7%, IPA; Midnight Vorlauf, 6.5%, Coffee Porter; Friar Power, 8.7%, Belgian Tripel; Chinook Strike, 5.5%, Pale Ale; Wallace Tavern, 8%, Scotch Ale; Illuminator, 8.5%, Dopplebock; Particle Accelerator, 9%, Imperial Rye Pale Ale; Boss, 5%, Amber Lager; #Kolsch, 5%; Viking, 5.5%, Pale Ale; St. Emeric’s Stout, 4.5%, nitro Dry Irish Stout), + 10 guest taps including Oskar Blues 10 Fidy & Great Divide Hercules, goods from Fatheads, Boulevard, Heavy Seas, Humboldt, & 4 String, and cider & ginger beer. Had the Progress (solid Pils), Citramax (nice IPA), and the Boss (tasty Amber, good balance, nice malt backbone).

Dark and kind of clubby, at this hour at least. Now, it’s politics and midnight Friday in Cleve-the-land. Large room to the rear curtained off just now and a snow covered pen. I think I may have solicited the best breakfast skinny from the cops, how soon is now? I really need a day of not starting somewhere else and seeing the scene.

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