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Ocelot Brewing Company

in Sterling, Virginia

5/5  rDev +15.2% | Avg: 4.34
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Great hangout spot in an office park. Good selection of beer - all kinds- IPAs, ales, red ales, pilsners and on and on. Excellent service - but no food except food trucks.

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Big Dog's Draft House

in Las Vegas, Nevada

3.86/5  rDev -0.8% | Avg: 3.89
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Big Dog's is a neat old bar with dim lighting, Wisconsin sports memorabilia and a window onto the brewery in the back. That said, it's still a smoky casino bar with video poker at every seat. The beer, however, is quite decent, and with 17 house taps (!!) plus 16 guest taps, you probably won't run out of stuff to try. Service is pretty good; friendly if not eager to talk about beer. I would say Big Dog's is worth a visit if you are already in that part of town or really love visiting breweries, but it is probably not worth going all the way out there if you are staying on the Strip or even downtown.

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Hop Nuts Brewing

in Las Vegas, Nevada

3.6/5  rDev -4.3% | Avg: 3.76
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

I visited Hop Nuts last weekend while doing the rounds of Vegas breweries. It's a decent enough place; there were 12 house taps (two of which were blown -- could be a good sign) plus 8 more guest taps including ciders. I felt the beers were all pretty standard; nothing blew me away but everything seemed well-crafted and tasty enough. Service was merely OK; our server was efficient enough but didn't really engage with us so we couldn't really talk to her about the beer much. Overall, not a bad place, but there are better destinations if your time in Las Vegas is limited.

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Tenaya Creek Brewery

in Las Vegas, Nevada

4.39/5  rDev +15.8% | Avg: 3.79
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Last weekend I was in Las Vegas and hit up six breweries over the course of my trip, and Tenaya Creek was without a doubt my favorite. I was impressed by their house beers, especially their imperial stout which was only available in bombers and not on tap. Service was outstanding, our guy was highly beer knowledgeable and we were able to sit, drink and talk beer for a couple of hours.

Another great feature of Tenaya Creek is their unusually large selection of guest taps. In addition to Teanaya's 9 taps, they had 19 guest beers available; the list was well-curated and had some awesome options. Emphasis was based on both quality and variety, so there were lots of interesting styles to try. I absolutely recommend this place to anyone who likes beer.

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Banger Brewing

in Las Vegas, Nevada

4.07/5  rDev -1.2% | Avg: 4.12
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Banger is right in the middle of the downtown Fremont Street tourist zone, but once inside you're in a standard, cool, craft brewery. It's got a great vibe, and all the beers I tried were quite good indeed but for one or two exceptions. Service is good, people are cool, and with 11 house beers on tap there were some interesting styles on offer. One thing I liked was the large number of guest taps -- maybe 20 or so -- so if you only have time for one beer destination downtown, this would be the one to hit.

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Chicago Brewing Co. & Cigar Lounge

in Las Vegas, Nevada

3.69/5  rDev +7.3% | Avg: 3.44
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

The Chicago satellite taproom in the Four Queens is a very standard casino bar, complete with video poker at each seat. That said, when I visited the service was friendly and the beer was quite decent. I admit I had a low bar going into the place, but my flight of 9 beers (including the house-made root beer) were all very solid examples of their styles. Nothing really exotic, but very decent beers.

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Triple 7 Restaurant and Brewery

in Las Vegas, Nevada

3.85/5  rDev +1.3% | Avg: 3.8
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

I visited the Triple 7 while making the rounds of Vegas breweries and was quite impressed. We had taster trays of their flagship brews, and the bartender provided us a few others on the house so that we'd get the full gamut of what thy have to offer. They had 8 house beers on tap, I was rather surprised and impressed with the quality of what was on offer. The bar had a bit of an old-west saloon feel, and the brewing equipment was all visible through windows into the brewery. This place is definitely worth a stop downtown.

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Calusa Brewing

in Sarasota, Florida

4.4/5  rDev +0.2% | Avg: 4.39
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75

Day one at the new brewery.
A relaxed atmosphere, music isn't too loud to carry on conversations.
Bartenders / owners are knowledgeable, friendly and helpful.
4 oz, 16 oz pours available. 64 oz growlers are only $11-13 each. No idea on 32 or 128 ounce growlers.
I will be back.

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Twisted Laurel

in Asheville, North Carolina

4.31/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.31
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Stopped in here for a dinner one night. Clean airy restaurant with lighter woods and a nice size bar that could seat around 15 folks. Open kitchen window in the back, and plenty of dining tables. A blackboard shows 20 beers on draft, mostly locals from Asheville. Had a Pisgah Pale Ale and Green Man IPA with dinner which was a nice smoked trout which was perfectly cooked. The menu was a mix of american dishes with a greek twist.

Service was very friendly, and despite the fact most people were drinking wine with dinner, they definitely knew the beers. Food came out quick too as the place was filled on a Friday night. This was a nice find off the usual stops in Asheville.

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Ringer's Roost

in Allentown, Pennsylvania

3.66/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.66
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

I've been going here once a year for 20+ years. It's always been a locals/dive type of place, but always good. Recently there have been interior renovations, outdoor seating has been added, the draft selections have increased and the menu has been expanded. Starting to draw a younger crown from nearby Muhlenberg college.

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Bhramari Brewhouse

in Asheville, North Carolina

3.41/5  rDev -1.7% | Avg: 3.47
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25

Seeing as these guys are the new kids on the block, I figured they deserved a chance.

Service was friendly, but a bit slow (one of the waitresses seemed surly, though I didn't have to deal with her). I also had a couple of their brews, the Popo IPA (though it wasn't like a NE-style session IPA as claimed, it was decent), and The Good Fight (kettle-soured pale ale that had a strong lemon aspect - it went very well with what I ate). Both weren't killer, but they got the job done, easily.

I had a burger with some roasted corn - if you love your corn to have a monster grilled taste, this is the side for you. The burger also had some intense charring (note, I like intense charring on my grilled anything), and the bacon was nice and thick/chewy, but I was turned off by the amount of...erm...gross hard bits I found in it. That, and it was $15 with the corn side. Errr...

I ultimately prefered Wicked Weed and Foggy Mountain Brewpub, but these cats are new in town. They'll get some of the kinks worked out, and their beer is already pretty solid. They definitely deserved the chance I gave them - though, it won't be the first place I return to on my next Asheville visit.

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Fox and Hound

in Beavercreek, Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -0.8% | Avg: 3.53
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25

I was in Dayton on business and looking for dinner after long day of travel. Tried the Fox and Hound based on the BA reviews and a look at their online food menu. I sat at the bar because there was a wait for tables. The crowd was due to their $2 Tuesday special. All drafts were $2 all night (with exception of a few beers from Toxic for some reason). This meant it was crowded with college students drinking Blue Moon, but the bar wait-staff were still attentive to me. The food was tasty, service was above average, the sports bar vibe was comfortable. The beers selection was ok, with about half of the 14 taps being local/regional brews and half BMC. The beers I had were served well and good quality. I'd come back if I'm here again--especially on $2 Tuesday!

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South Congress Cafe

in Austin, Texas

4.09/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.09
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Cool cafe style restaurant with separate room/bar area. Ten taps, most are local/Texas beers. There are a few domestic and foreign beers. Laid back vibe and attentive bartender. Full service bar with wine. Happy hour and daily food specials. Try the meatloaf!

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Heroes West Sports Grill

in Joliet, Illinois

3.96/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.96
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Sports bar with 30 plus rotating taps. Always have something new, but not necessarily rare. Good food for a sports bar. Typical bar food but done well.

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Maine Beer Company

in Freeport, Maine

4.93/5  rDev +17.7% | Avg: 4.19
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

I'd give it a 5 overall except their offerings sometimes don't make it to the store. Lunch and Dinner are my favorites but Mo rates high too. The tasting room is small yet friendly and has a nice window where the magic happens.

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Schlafly Bottleworks

in Saint Louis, Missouri

4.19/5  rDev +5.3% | Avg: 3.98
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Visited on a Monday around lunch time. Not too crowded. It was a beautiful day so the insider part of the restaurant where I sat was mostly deserted.

V – This place is a big open bright place that is more German beer hall than craft beer hideaway. Lots of tables. Probably a great place to bring a big party, but not the type of place a rate highly or consider as a place where I go to have an introspective geeky beer discussion. 3.75

Q – The Schlafly brewery is on the other side of the wall - can’t get any fresher than that. 4.5

Ser – It was slow, but I received quick attention from the server as well as the manager later on after my meal. I ordered a beer with experimental hops and I liked being given the opportunity to write down my impressions for the brewers. 4.25

Sel – Just Schlafly beers. No guest taps. Disappointed that there was not an opportunity to drink some of their more unique beers that are only sold in a large bottle format. 4

Food – The rainbow trout was good, but the boiled and then deep fried potatoes that came with it stole the show. 4

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Brier Creek Beer Garden

in Raleigh, North Carolina

4.65/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.65
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Visited on opening night. Great spot, convenient to all kinds of other shopping and the movie theater. Really diverse selection on the taps, plenty of styles and breweries to choose from. Food was really good too, nice selection including gluten free and vegetarian options( Usually opening night for a place this size can be chaos and slow, but they kept things moving, got the the orders right and had very prompt service. Bar staff (I was seated at the bar so can't really speak for table service) was friendly and knowledgeable. Management was available / visible and is very familiar with the growler / bottle shop scene and restaurant scene in the area. Adding it to my go-to list.

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Flyers Restaurant & Brewhouse - Skagit Airport

in Burlington, Washington

3.93/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.93
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

This is the new taproom and restaurant for Flyers of Oak Harbor. They don't brew at the Skagit location but have all the current beers on tap. Also available for growler fills. The bar and main restaurant are on the second floor with a family area on the ground floor.

Interesting location with a great view of the wide open runways and the forest and the Olympic Mountains beyond. Our first visit, the sun was setting. Little helicopter did a weaving approach and landed on the apron right in front of the windows. A young couple got out and came up to the restaurant. Then the family with teenagers that was eating at another table finished and walked out to their big plane, cranked up, and took off into the sunset.

Food is lots of burgers plus salads and usual bar favorites. Big slabs of bacon sticking out of the buns. I didn't care for the waffle fries but the regular ones were fine and the salads large. Service is quite jolly and attentive while being totally unpretentious. Always several beers on tap which are generally pretty good, but you can read the many reviews under the main brewery page.

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Live Oak Market

in Austin, Texas

4.15/5  rDev +1.5% | Avg: 4.09
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Great beer selection! It's located in an old 7-11 building next to Randall's on Ben White & Manchaca. A huge variety of mostly craft beers, cold and warm. The only problem is the prices; everything costs $2 to $3 more than your average beer stops--convenience store pricing at an old convenience store. Still if you're looking for something hard to find, you just might find it here.

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Function Brewing

in Bloomington, Indiana

4.39/5  rDev +11.7% | Avg: 3.93
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Great beer, great food. Their ever-changing tap list includes some interesting beers and some nice standards. If you're not up for the wait or crowds at Upland, this a great brewery to check out. Super convenient location right off the square. Great vibe--spacious, with lots of light-wood, and nice service. Protip: get the blue cheese slaw--it will blow your mind.

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Belmont Party Supply

in Dayton, Ohio

4.97/5  rDev +9% | Avg: 4.56
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Amazing selection!

The location is a little out of the way and the building is slightly run down. But, oh my goodness, what a craft beer selection! Great collection of Ohio and Midwestern beers; a huge section of Belgians, including many lambics; a German section; a British section; a California section... sweeping your eyes across the crowded rows of bottles from around the world is enough to throw a beer lover into sensory overload. The selections are not just the usual suspects, either; there are plenty of small breweries and obscure beers from well-known breweries. The prices are also amazing and I honestly don't know how they can keep them so low. For instance, I saw bottles from The Bruery that were cheaper than I can get them at home in Southern California.

I have traveled the world on business and seek out the best beer shops wherever I go--this is the best I've ever seen.

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Tree House Brewing Company

in Monson, Massachusetts

4.69/5  rDev +0.4% | Avg: 4.67
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Went there on a Wednesday around 4P.M. and got through the line in about 5 minutes to pick up some Julius and Sap. Very interesting place in a remote area. Drove about 45 minutes to the place and the drive was scenic. The place was very organized and the line moved fast. The allotment was ready for you to pick up by the time you were ready to pay.

The place is a bit strange in a sense that they don't have a license to serve beer, so you cannot be on their property to consume the beer you just purchased. I recommend finding a BYOB near bye and consuming the delicious beer that they just sold you.

I'd like to visit this place on a growler fill day also but that's for another time. Definitely worth coming here to buy the brew, but have some other activities planned nearby when you do come.

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Crescent City Brewhouse

in New Orleans, Louisiana

2.21/5  rDev -35.9% | Avg: 3.45
vibe: 3 | quality: 1 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5

We walked into this place (crescent city brewhouse) and the first thing they said was that they're known for their beer. I can categorically agree, though probably not in the way they want. Probably in the worst 5 breweries I've visited.

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The Office Tavern Grill

in Morristown, New Jersey

4.24/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.24
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

This restaurant/bar is a fixture on the main street in Morristown, NJ. It has recently been renovated and is popular destination for dinner and drinks in the thriving downtown. The menu is eclectic and the food is very well prepared, although on a busy night the service can be a little slow. But the vibe is great and you don't mind stretching the meal out a little. The bar is great with a terrific selection of craft beers, which alway include local New Jersey brews (Carton, Kane, Magnify), as well as excellent American craft beer and some from Europe. The selection changes frequently. I enjoy having dinner here or, on a Saturday afternoon, just stopping by to see what's on draught and enjoying a pour.

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The Iron Press

in Anaheim, California

2.95/5  rDev -24.4% | Avg: 3.9
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 2.5

In the packinghouse building in Anaheim. Good location. Beers are pricey and rotate often. Watch out the staff might try to steal your change for tips.

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