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Great Basin Brewing Co.

in Reno, Nevada

4.66/5  rDev +31.6% | Avg: 3.54
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

I have been begging my wife to here for the last 3 years. We live a couple of hours away from Reno, and aren't in the city very often. She always wants to eat Italian or seafood, but recently she acquiesced. She couldn't believe what she'd been missing. The beer is , of course, great. I have purchased 6 -packs from this brewery in my home town. Their Outlaw Milk Stout is top notch. They have several home brews to choose from, and a sampler for those like me who want to try a bunch.

The food, however is what sold my wife. We ended up with 5 in our group. Everyone had something different, and everyone was pleased. The sausage platter appetizer (Italian, Kielbasa and Bratwurst) really complimented the beers nicely, but the highlight of the menu was the Wisconsin-Style Beer Cheese. Paired with the Milk Stout, it was a heavenly duo. I love this place !!

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Legend Beer Brew House

in Hà Nội, Viet Nam

3.08/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 2.98
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 2.75

I went to the branch near Hoan Kiem lake where you can sit at the outside table with a glass of beer and see how people live in this hectic city also how crazy the traffic is going on.

The restaurant has 2 house brews available on tap along with some local and foreign bottles. The food variety is decent which is mainly European dish. I did try Sandwich and Spaghetti Carbonara and they were just average considering the price. Anyway, still an okay place to go. I would recommend to sit at outside table, there are many things for you to enjoy watching.

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Blue & Gray Brewing Co.

in Fredericksburg, Virginia

3.33/5  rDev -8.5% | Avg: 3.64
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25

I was here on a Wed. This place is now Adventure Brewing South. Their second location. It was in transition mode when I visited. Kind of off the beaten path and I wouldn't know it was back here if I was not looking for it.

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Spencer Devon Brewing

in Fredericksburg, Virginia

4.15/5  rDev +7.8% | Avg: 3.85
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Nice small downtown brewery with lots of town history. Big bar and plenty of seating. Came on a wednesday night. Wide selection of beer styles most with a local historic connection, name, or story. The brewery is within walking distance of the Fredericksburg Battlefield. Food is farm to table. Sandwiches, entrees, and local market steak and lamb. I had the lamb sloppy Joe with house cut fries. Delicious. Beers were good too. Their national award winning ESB is very balanced and well done. They also offer seasonal and one off employee collaboration brews. I'll be back when in town.

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The Libertine Brewing Company

in San Luis Obispo, California

3.93/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.93
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

I wish this place was around 20 years ago :)
Its fairly new and still has some growing to do, but the location is great and the people running it are very nice.
The beer is also reasonable but I really think its going to get much much better in the coming years.

This place is definitely worth checking out if you are in the Central Coast (S.L.O. specifically).

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Ethiopian House

in Toronto, Ontario

4.03/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.03
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Been there a bunch of times. Go on the off times as during prime time (7-9 or so) the place gets bombarded.

Super tasty and wide selection of dishes makes this place pretty tasty for all. Spicy is on the menu! Lunch specials for $8-9

Good selection of brews including Tusker an African brew. Good pricing at the $4.00 mark for a beer.

Nice décor and overall a good cost effective place to visit.

Enjoy

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Westbrook Brewing Co.

in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

4.37/5  rDev +5.3% | Avg: 4.15
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Friendly, open (a few hours a day, seriously) but oddly sterile feeling to it. Staff is nice, helpful.
Eleven brews on tap including an Evil Twin. Plenty of bottles and six packs to take with.

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Shamrock Brewing Co.

in Pueblo, Colorado

4.23/5  rDev +14.3% | Avg: 3.7
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

The beer continues to improve here every year. Bigger variety of beers here are very nice, and keeps giving me reasons to pop in and see what's new on tap. Excited to see what comes next here!

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The Rare Barrel

in Berkeley, California

4.97/5  rDev +13% | Avg: 4.4
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I have to add a disclaimer that I'm a member of Rare Barrel's Ambassador club.
This place is one of my favorite breweries in the Bay Area.
Ambiance - Great. They have a lot of seating options including a nice couch to hang back on. Always has nice people who are there to enjoy the beer.
The beer selection is always top notch. They always have selections from other brewers like Cellarmaker or Society IPA's which helps me given my wife doesn't care for sours. Their sours are always very good quality.

If you are visiting the Bay Area, I'd definitely say make this a place to visit. Its reasonably close to BART (subway) so you can easily go there from San Francisco.

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Villains Chicago

in Chicago, Illinois

4.61/5  rDev +1.8% | Avg: 4.53
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

I was incredibly impressed with this place. The place is new and had up to date (maybe a touch hipster) decor. The music was outstanding, ranging from Bon Iver to hard rock.

The tap list had about 30 beers and much more unique and international selection than most Chicago establishments. After having an Alpine Duet, I had a flight of 4 stouts (they must have had 10 different stouts available) - a Japanese dry stout that I forget the name of, Danish Metal, Speedway Stout, and Grappa-aged Spaghetti Western.

The food was also impressive - really enjoyed the soup and the pork belly sliders. Would go back for dinner and drinks in a heartbeat.

The one downside people might find was the area and lack of a crowd. This is not a heavily trafficked neighborhood, and the bar was near empty. I liked it because I like to enjoy my beer, watch a game, and have the occasional chat with a bartender.

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The Holy Grail of the Lakes

in Laconia, New Hampshire

4.78/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.78
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

So this place has been open almost a year. They have really made some great changes, particularly with the beer selection. They have several local beers, with a wide variety of choices and many rotating handles. It would be impossible not to find something you enjoy. Speciality beers, such as Backwoods Bastard, KBS, and some other beers that were draft only all for a great price.The staff is always friendly, live bands often on specialty evening such as Thursday pint night, in which you get to keep the glass of the specialty brewery they are featuring. A very nice selection of pub food at a very reasonable price. This is the premier craft beer bar in the Lakes Region of NH and probably a top 5 in the State. A must visit if you are in the Laconia area.

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Tiago's Bar & Grill

in Bridgeport, Connecticut

3.61/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.61
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3 | food: 3.75

My usual lunch spot in Bridgeport since I'm forced to be here for work. Thanks for adding the place PatrickCT, haha! Bar area seats about 15 and there's another section with tables, overall a smaller place but never too bad for lunch. About 4 big screen TVs that can have the channel changed upon request. You'll probably see me there on Friday around noon.

Beers on tap are your typical macro arrangement with the addition of big craft such as Goose Island, Sam seasonal, and Two Roads occasionally. Bottles and cans don't fare much better, but I have come across fresh Sea Hag as well as Easy Rye'da from Black Hog, so it's worth a glance. Service is always super friendly and helpful, although a bit rushed at times. Food is actually pretty decent, the specials will usually deliver something creative and their flatbread pizzas have been a nice way to spruce up the menu.

If you're looking for a quick lunch for cheap, this is the place downtown. If you're looking for craft beer, walk over to Barnum. If you really want the best of both worlds, drive 5 minutes away to Walrus + Carpenter.

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Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

in Decorah, Iowa

4.7/5  rDev +8.5% | Avg: 4.33
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Awesome place. Great experience to come and visit here. People behind the bar were excellent and very helpful. The locals are very nice. Started an impromptu share when we visited with some beers from back home, and someone broke out a MD. Quite an experience.

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Biercafé 'De Vliegende Hollander'

in Middelburg, Netherlands

5/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 5
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I love this bar, when I walked in the first time I felt welcome. The owner and his team will always help you to choose a beer you like. They have an awesome assortment of beers and some are exclusive one's. It's really a bar for beer lovers!

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IMBĪB Custom Brews

in Reno, Nevada

4.37/5  rDev +3.1% | Avg: 4.24
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

One of the best breweries in Reno! These guys are relatively new to the scene but have really impressed me with the quality of the beer! Have tried multiple beers, but the anything in the Berliner Weisse style from them have been my stand out favorites. There is a bit of limited seating at the bar and in the front entrance of the brewery, but plenty of space in the back with a foose ball table and darts on request.

Any beer can be had to go in a crowler or a growler fill. You can build your own flight of as many different 4oz. pours as you wish. They have a bit of merch on the wall for sale as well.

No food is offered, Occasionally they will have some food trucks parked outside. Its BYOF otherwise if your hungry.

Overall, very impressed with the quality of the beer they are putting out. A must try if your in Reno.

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Uncle Billy's Brew & Que

in Austin, Texas

4.18/5  rDev +4% | Avg: 4.02
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Very good brewed on site draft beer. Canned limited release beer to buy and take home. Growlers too. Friendly bar staff and neighborhood pub vibe. Great location along restaurant row on Austin's south side. Didn't try the food having eaten next door...maybe next time!

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Cambridge Wines

in Morristown, New Jersey

4.14/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.14
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Don't be fooled by the name. This store, located in Morristown's Transit Village, has an eclectic selection of craft beers from New Jersey, other states, and Europe. They often feature beers before other local stores. For example, they were the first in town to sell Evil Twin. In this store, it's quality over quantity. The service is excellent: the proprietors enjoy talking beer and swapping stories. The wine selection is very good, as well.

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Brandon Spirits

in Brandon, South Dakota

3.76/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.8
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Not a very big store, but friendly folks, owner is craft knowledgeable, craft selection is decent quality though limited selection, prices are excellent. Decent selection of Founders. I stop there about once a week. Not open on Sundays.

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Modern Times Beer

in San Diego, California

3.86/5  rDev -11.7% | Avg: 4.37
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Vibe - Industrial cool. The tanks and the seating area share a large, open space.

Quality - Good.

Service - Pleasant enough.

Selection - Good. No guest beers.

I realize that Modern Times was on the front-end of the San Diego beer explosion. This probably explains the horrible location (bad part of town/no parking). The place is cool. Getting there takes some effort, though.

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Grand Hotel Du Niger Patio

in Niamey, Niger

3.21/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.21
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.75 | food: 3.5

I visited Niamey twice in the late 1980's, for a total of 5 weeks. I stayed at another hotel based on recommendations of coworkers, but was told that the gathering place for foreigners during late afternoon and evening was the terrace at the Grand Hotel, which overlooks the river and offers an incredible sunset view, often deep red due to Sahel dust. Visitors to Niger were advised to drink only bottled drinks - which at that time was water, non-diet Coke, Heineken, and two African beers. I don't recall the name of the beer from a neighboring country, but the local Niger beer was Biere Niger. I don't like Heineken though locals were proud to offer it to guests in their homes. Though it was no great beer, I drank Biere Niger. I expect mixed drinks and wines were/are available. Food, such as chislic was available. On my first trip, I could not sleep on the flights, so had been up for almost 2 days when I arrived, expecting to hit the sack. My cohorts were not having that as I arrived late afternoon and it was time to head for the Grand. Pretty surreal to wake up in South Dakota winter, be up about 2 days, and be having beers in Niamey, Niger while viewing the spectacular sunset and watching camels. People are friendly, beer was just OK, food was good, but the scenery makes this a must stop in Niamey.

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Tree House Brewing Company

in Monson, Massachusetts

4.65/5  rDev -0.4% | Avg: 4.67
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

My wife and I traveled to Treehouse in January while visiting a friend over his birthday weekend. After spending a little bit longer than usual getting to the place (we overshot our turn), we arrived to this lovely brewery in the country. The vibe outside the brewery wasn't much to write home about, as it was a muddy, mushy, day and not the most inviting. However, going inside was a different story, as it smelled of great beer, held a gaggle of happy, talkative customers, and lots of knowledge from the staff.

The quality of place is pretty amazing, but this might be slightly biased based on how tasty their beer is. The inside of the brewery is set up nicely, albeit seemingly haphazardly. The divide between the brewery and the tap room and merchandise section is nicely done, giving you an idea on what goes down during daily operations. The decor is pretty and welcoming, and the merchandise is arranged in a matter that compliments the overall quality look. Of course, since they don't have a beer license, you can't enjoy your brew here. No big deal, really.

The service, despite the crowd on a Saturday morning, was pretty efficient. Perhaps another person at the can station would of helped the disproportionate line that wrapped around there, but all-in-all, I enjoyed my experience greatly. I'll be back time and time again.

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The Brewer's Cabinet

in Reno, Nevada

4.17/5  rDev +6.9% | Avg: 3.9
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

A very worthy stop along the path of life. Good beers, with a couple of cool variations, a very relaxing environment, and killer Bloody Mary's. Next time I'll have to grab a bite, it looks tasty.

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La Bodega Cerveza Artesanal y Licores

in Mexicali (Baja California), Mexico

3.83/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.83
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Nice bottle shop, lots of local beers and imported stuff from Europe and the US. They have brought stuff such as Heady Topper all the way over here! The owner is very friendly and knows a lot of the local beer scene.

The bad thing is when the owner is not around, the cashiers know almost nothing about craft beer, so if you need help choosing a beer they won't be able to help. Also, some days the beer selection dries up a bit.

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Bullfrog Brewery

in Williamsport, Pennsylvania

3.13/5  rDev -24.9% | Avg: 4.17
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 2.75 | food: 3

Stopped by on my way back home and was excited to find a brewery along the way. Headed into town and was excited to try out the brews. Had the sampler of the beers that were on tap. Nothing very memorable, all of them pretty much seem to meld together.

One that did stand out was the Blackberry JuJu, had that as my main pint for the evening. The food while looking good was pretty much bland. The onion rings were a bit oily and lacked salt. The pork schnitzel was good but again it lacked salt. The potato pancake that came with the schnitzel good, but lacked salt.

The mac & cheese with bacon was on point and was tasty. The roast beef melt was actually quite tasty so not all the food was bland. Overall, if you're looking to spend money on a local place I say try this place but don't expect a huge wow factor.

Buen Provecho!

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town.

in Ottawa, Ontario

4.3/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.3
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

The only place in Ottawa that gets Bellwoods beers. When they don't have any, there's always a nice alternative like Stone City. Servers aren't entirely knowledgable, but if you know what you're after, it's not a problem. Food is some of the best in the city. A reliable spot on Elgin.

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