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Archer Liquors

in Chicago, Illinois

4.24/5  rDev -5.1% | rAvg: 4.47
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

This is a little diamond in the rough. I stopped in after flying into Midway and was not disappointed. It looks like a little hole in the wall and is pretty small, but the selection is very good. Lots of good local stuff from Chicago breweries as well as some really nice selections from other national distro breweries. (320 characters)

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Capone's Liquor & Food

in Chicago, Illinois

4.54/5  rDev +4.8% | rAvg: 4.33
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

I stopped in at this place when I was waiting for the Revolution Brewery to open its tap room and I was not disappointed. The craft beer selection was fantastic and there were lots of thigns on the shelf from Revolution, Half Acre, 3 Floyds, and other local breweries that is difficult to get elsewhere. I was pleasantly surprised and will definitely find this place again the next time I visit Chicago. (403 characters)

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The Brass Tap - Mills Park

in Orlando, Florida

4.28/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.28
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

it's not a big place, so if they are busy it can get cramped. their tap and bottle list is expansive but not always full of sought after brews. they do tap take overs quite often (when the good stuff is on tap usually.) they offer flights and it's a great place to try a bunch of different stuff. the food is better than i expected...nicely done bar food.

I wish the space was bigger but it works and fits into the neighborhood very well. (448 characters)

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Crestwood Wine & Spirits

in Coventry, Rhode Island

3.98/5  rDev +0.8% | rAvg: 3.95
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Was passing through the area and decided to stop by Crestwood Liquors. I wasn't really looking for anything in particular, just something to bring back and sip on. Store was very clean and well organized with the beer section to the back right consisting of a wall cooler and one aisle of bottles. Selection wasn't bad and snagged a 4 pack of Victory Dirt Wolf, which to my surprise was still well within the drink by date. In fact, all of the IPAs I looked at in the store were fresh. Major points for that. They had a few good imports, but not a whole lot of excellent stuff. Not a bad place to stop if your in Coventry and need something to sip on for the night. (670 characters)

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Haw River Farmhouse Ales

in Saxapahaw, North Carolina

4.07/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.48
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

This was a fun, out of the way stop. The small taproom sits in front of the brewing equipment and has an industrial feel, even though it's part of a large shopping complex (not a shopping center though - it's got an old, main street type feel). Usually 8-10 beers on draft with a focus on Belgian styles, although an IPA or two can usually be found. Service can be a little slow, but the bartenders are inevitably friendly and offer suggestions if you ask.

Definitely seems like a hit with the locals - usually small children/babies are there, and fortunately for me, they are dog-friendly as well. Overall, I think it's a great spot in a charming location with some solid beers to try. (693 characters)

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Stubborn Beauty Brewing Company

in Middletown, Connecticut

4.19/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.19
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Have gone here twice now. Small place in an old industrial building. Your GPS will get a bit confused since the factory is on a driveway that isn't mapped. You have to cross the rail road tracks and drive along the factory, parallel to the tracks, until you finally see a door with the sign above it. It's a small room that gets packed fast, lots of open floor space in the brewery though, so maybe expansion in the future? The beers are fresh and there's about 6-8 to choose from, depending on the rotation. Flights are $3 for 5 and you get really good pours. Beer is really great, the Nummy Nummy was good but the Naughty Eskimo and Thornton Melon were perfect for the summer. Service was OK, one of the brewers was really nice but the guy running the taps didn't seem like he wanted to be there and wasn't talkative. (819 characters)

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Triple Crossing Brewing

in Richmond, Virginia

3.93/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.96
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Went on a Saturday afternoon and place was packed but service was quick. Somewhat of a party vibe as people having a good time but it was the afternoon so no one got rowdy. Selection is limited to only five of their beers but they're all good so no complaints there. Seating inside and outside is adequate and they have a couple of televisions in case you don't want to just sit and relax. They don't offer all five, only 4, of their beers on the sample tray which is odd but other than that this place is worth checking out. (529 characters)

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Victory Brewing Company

in Downingtown, Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.5% | rAvg: 4.22
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This place is absolutely the best! Always have a choice of 4 cask conditioned beers, 3 nitros and at least 15 draughts. The food is excellent and the service is top notch! Cask conditioned Hop Devil is truly liquid crack!!! (225 characters)

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Grand Rapids Brewing Company

in Grand Rapids, Michigan

1.95/5  rDev -47.9% | rAvg: 3.74
vibe: 1.25 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 2 | food: 2.25

Let's be totally honest here.... If you're coming to Grand Rapids for craft beer, you probably are not coming here. And usually for good enough reason. Grand Rapids has LOTS of great beer, and this isn't one of the establishments serving it.

The beer is mediocre (giving them the benefit of the doubt here).

Their service is less than mediocre, in both knowledge and friendliness.

The food is "good", but a little overpriced and may I say, a little douchey?

The owner of this establishment is a wonderful guy. However, there is no category to rate an owner, just categories to rate what your experience at an establishment is like. I am 100% certain that this place does well, or even stays in business, PURELY because of their location. They've got a prime piece of real estate, with lots of foot traffic and visitors stumbling by.... but not much a customer would like once inside. (900 characters)

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Brewery Ferment

in Traverse City, Michigan

3.18/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.53
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 2

Kind of a funky little place. We got there on a Tuesday afternoon. We walked in and there was no one behind the bar. Finally a girl appeared and said something about finding a bartender then she disappeared again. A couple of minutes later a guy came of from downstairs and started tending bar. They were out of a good chunk of their selections and to be honest seemed to have a little bit of an attitude. I am not sure if this is just because they were busy of what. Once everyone had been served I did get the chance to talk to the girl, who was one of the owners and she seemed nice enough. I thought the beer was decent, but again they were all out of the ones I really wanted to try. With all the quality brewing operations popping up in the Traverse City area I think these guys are going to need to up their game a bit if they are going to survive. Still, I bought a t-shirt and thought it was worth a visit. (925 characters)

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HUB Restaurant and Ice Creamery

in Tucson, Arizona

4.41/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.24
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Great local craft beer selection in a beautifully furnished building. The food was incredibly good and fairly well priced. I will definitely be back. After dinner the wife and I saw 3 Days Grace play just across the street. (226 characters)

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Beermiscuous

in Chicago, Illinois

4.73/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.69
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Stopped by Beermiscuous the other day and it was such the perfect location for appreciating good beer and hanging out to relax. The cafe style means there are couches and tables to sit with friends or do some work. Their bottle selection is good, though understandably centered on Midwest beers. Their draught selection is phenomenal though with more than 12 real stand-out beers on tap. Great for a weeknight to catch up with a friend and relax...highly recommend! (465 characters)

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Diving Dog Brewhouse

in Oakland, California

4.8/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.8
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Diving Dog consistently carries a great selection. I can't speak to lighter brews, but they've carried my favorites on tap: Goose Island Boubon Co. Coffee Stout (for which I went back 4 nights over the course of 1 week and brought 3 different friends to be sure to get as much as possible and got the last pour of the mini-keg they had), Ninkasi Ground Control, Stone w00tstout, Nitrogen-tapped Highwater Campfire Stout (although I'm not convinced Nitrogen tapping isn't just a marketing ploy in general LOL) and on and on. The staff is always helpful - even if they're in there on their night off just sitting at the bar. The vibe is chill and you can always sit in the front window if it's packed and it's much quieter up there. Plus, you can brew your own beer here! Haven't done that yet, but hope to soon. (810 characters)

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Zwei Brüder Brewing

in Fort Collins, Colorado

4.07/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.29
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

If you like German beers this is the place to go. I tried their Helles, Hefeweizen, Fest and Dunkel Hefweizen ($2 per taste) and thought I was back in Germany. They have a beer garden which was a nice place to hang out on a warm September evening and the food is from a food truck which I didn't try but my table mates seemed to think was okay. I really liked the Helles so decided to get a second offering. (411 characters)

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Pizza Port Bottle Shop

in Carlsbad, California

4.09/5  rDev -7.7% | rAvg: 4.43
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

It's always nice to have a bottle shop around. No, it's not the most beautiful place, nor does it feature the largest selection, but they stock an impressively eclectic collection of good beers for so small a place, and enjoying a bottle right there is a plus.

As mentioned in another review, Texas Liquors, just down the street, does have a better selection. Love them too, but check the bottling date if you're buying something that is date-sensitive. (456 characters)

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Southern Railway Taphouse

in Richmond, Virginia

4.26/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.21
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Stopped here while staying downtown. They had a great selection on tap and good bottles too. We sat outside but the bar area looked like it was a good place to be too. The railway station exterior is pretty neat. Our server was friendly and attentive. The food was good. No complaints about pricing. They had some good deals on their happy hour menu (hard to beat $4 Grapefruit Sculpin!).

Highly recommended (410 characters)

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The Beer Belly

in Albany, New York

4.75/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.53
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

The beer selection is great with over twenty beers on tap with a focus on New York beers. The food was great. Had oysters and their version of a lobster roll. Had one of their boards, which consisted of meats and cheeses. Nice presentation and taste. A must place to go (271 characters)

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Russian River Brewing Company

in Santa Rosa, California

5/5  rDev +12.4% | rAvg: 4.45
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Came to RR on our honeymoon, not knowing what to expect, but was pleasntly greeted by a friendly staff, good service, and great beer and food. Recommended 100% (159 characters)

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Begyle Brewing Company

in Chicago, Illinois

3.93/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.04
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

At the time I was there, there was no tap room. They let you have a sample of what you'd like and than you could buy beer to go. They now have a tap room I hear.
The beers were not bad. They had a stout that was good. It's worth a visit if you are in the area. (261 characters)

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PT's Coffee Roasting Co.

in Topeka, Kansas

4.25/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.25
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

A small place next to campus in Topeka. In the mornings they serve very very good coffee and breakfast foods. Later in the day they have beers available. 2-3 taps, and several bottles. All craft and a pretty good selection. When I was there they had some Odells, along with some regional brews.
The food was awesome. Lots of locally and sustainably sourced foods. Place is family friendly and prices were fair.
One of the first places I'll check out when in Topeka! (471 characters)

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Granite City Food & Brewery

in Schaumburg, Illinois

2.46/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 2.46
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 2.75 | service: 2.25 | selection: 2 | food: 2.5

really wanted to have a great time, went there right after lunch rush not busy but a decent amount of people, house beers and probably 4 other beers to choose from local fare two brothers, revolution etc... had their house dipa which was bad cloying sweet and hot not good at all. food was decent but way over priced for what it was $15 for a burger that was dry, service wasn't great had to wait 10 minutes to get condiments and only saw my waitress when it came time to place my order and get our check. i'd rather go to lucky monk their house beers and not any better but at least there is a better beer selection and the food is way better, and if you have the time go the dukes in crystal lake and shoulders above the other options. (740 characters)

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Red Brick Station

in Baltimore, Maryland

3.28/5  rDev -14.1% | rAvg: 3.82
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Red Brick Station is a short drive for me and not super expensive. For me the food is far superior to their beer. They make a really good Maryland crab cake. The place can get really crowded in the evenings because of its location next to a mall and being on an avenue type strip mall. The beers are ok, nothing spectacular. Tuesday is dollar beer night so you can try all their beers for about $6.00. Get there early though because it gets crowded quick. (455 characters)

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Brewery Rickoli

in Wheat Ridge, Colorado

4.04/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.37
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

decidedly different this place is, with all beers being made with an enzyme that breaks down gluten. brewed regularly, and not gluten free, but very low gluten across a wide range of styles. the place is neat, sort of esoteric and strange, less put together than most of the others around town, and i like that sort of blue collar vibe. long bar, some outside seating, and the brewery tucked away in back, apparently recently expanded, at least in terms of production capacity. i couldnt believe how many beers they had on, as many at 15 or so, looks like they must make beer most days to stay on top of it. i was impressed by the selection, but a lot less impressed by the beers i had, although i am told i didnt order that well by those who know the beers much better than i do. i liked the vanilla rye stout and the cream ale best, none were bad, but the hoppy stuff all tasted similar to me. i like that they give the gluten folks an option, and the service was really nice, just the brewer and his wife from what i could gather. real friendly and lot of samples around. a great little niche they have carved out here, and they have my respect for sure. looking forward to going back and trying the ones i missed! (1,217 characters)

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Threes Brewing

in Brooklyn, New York

4.26/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.07
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

After visiting for the third time last weekend, I felt obligated to write a review, because Threes really does kick ass. I think this is essentially the archetype for the modern brewery.

The cocktails and wine selection are on par with the beers, and the rotating kitchen is an incredible idea. For those that don't know, a different local restaurant comes in every three weeks and takes over the food service at threes. I've had selections from Roberta's and Franny's in the backyard, and being a culinary aficionado, it really adds to the enjoyment of a brewery.

The beer is also spectacular. The saison selection is fantastic, and the definite focus of Threes, but I always find myself coming back to SuperFuckingYawn, because it's such a reliable Imperial IPA.

Do yourself a favor, head to the (insanely beautiful) backyard on a Saturday afternoon and get a little tipsy, while devouring some incredible eats. (918 characters)

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Right Proper Brewing Company

in District of Columbia

4.45/5  rDev +6% | rAvg: 4.2
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

My first brewery since the move to D.C. I'm not sure I could like a city brewery much more. Besides the usual complaints of no parking, not much else to complain about. On a Saturday night, we were able to walk up and sit down at one of the outdoor tables with our dog, always a plus. Every beer offered was good to very good, nothing blew me away, but they didn't have their revered berliner on tap. We tried the chips with pickle dip and the chicken sandwich, both were good and exceeded most brewery/bar food. (512 characters)