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4 Hands Brewing Co.

in Saint Louis, Missouri

4.16/5  rDev -1.7% | Avg: 4.23
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Finally had a chance to visit this brewery. My wife and I, on a trip across town, dropped in to sample and pick up a growler. Easy to find, right off the highway, and with plenty of parking across the street, the location is in an industrial area. There is a long bar, a food window, and a large glass wall looking into the brewery. The bar service was friendly and happy to explain the selection. On the downside, there is a notable lack of seating. Still, the beer is exceptional and the place is well worth a visit.

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in New York, New York

4.28/5  rDev +4.9% | Avg: 4.08
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This location is not hard to get to by taxi. Most drivers will come in on E 23rd or Broadway. Almost everything is imported and YES it is crowded with shoppers and those eating. Variety of foods from pizza to fish to charcuterie boards; prices are reasonable for NYC! Beer and wine selections vary depending on what food area you decide on. Beer selection area is mostly imported Italian varieties however for those who know Dogfish Head, Brooklyn, Maine and Grimm you can score! I was able to grab Weez and Peeper Ale by Maine- something not found south of the Mason-Dixon Line. An experience to be enjoyed, but again if you don't like crowds this is not for you and neither is NYC

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The Funky Buddha Lounge & Brewery

in Boca Raton, Florida

4.45/5  rDev +4% | Avg: 4.28
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Pretty cool spot went with my girlfriend had a decent experience I'm a Guinness man so I had the piiti porter which was excellent. They have hookah too if that's your style

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Suttree's High Gravity Tavern

in Knoxville, Tennessee

4.43/5  rDev +7.3% | Avg: 4.13
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Awesome spot to hangout huge high gravity list and great staff they are very friendly. Also this place has the best ramen noodles and pork sandwich in the world.

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Flat Earth Brewing Company

in Saint Paul, Minnesota

3.66/5  rDev -0.3% | Avg: 3.67
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Flat Earth's new location is in the old Hamm's brewery, the entrance of which is located down a poorly marked alley. Space is very open with original exposed brickwork and such, but is multi-room and feels cavernous and drafty. The lighting is too dim, the place still smells musty, their murals are amateurish, and the seating is a rogue's gallery of old furniture left on suburbia's rainy curbsides.

There is some history on display, which is cool, along with games to play and a growler-only bar immediately inside the entrance. Beer keg urinals in the mens' room are also a sweet touch. They do offer tours a couple nights a week, which are supposed to be fun (didn't do personally).

Staff was partially inebriated, and when I asked about the differences between a few IPAs they had on tap, they kept saying "it's all good, man. It's all good." which was very helpful. I believe they had 11 taps behind the bar made of old wooden crates, including the usual suspects, a seasonal, and some taproom exclusives. The latter were actually pretty tasty, which was a pleasant surprise.

Honestly I can't recommend the place. Reminded me of Rogue's brewery, but for all the wrong reasons. Sounds like they have some neat events, and the separate growler bar is a grand idea.

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Rainier Growlers

in Puyallup, Washington

4.95/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.95
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Hmmm. Not only do they have tons of beer on tap but their staff is amazing. If you have kids you can also bring them and can even bring food from outside or order paninis inside. Atmosphere is chill. My go to place every week. They even have brewer nights where guest breweries come in.

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Bad Weather Brewing Company

in Saint Paul, Minnesota

4.32/5  rDev +1.2% | Avg: 4.27
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

New (October 2015) brewery location occupies a huge space, an old automotive shop, with a definite garage vibe. The partially modernized space still has exposed ductwork and rafters, ribbed steel walls and massive glass garage doors. Feels like you're at a party in your rich buddy's pole barn! To keep things interesting, they have a slick dark wood bar, eclectic music selection playing, industrial metal chairs, a large sci-fi mural on a wall and some old arcade cabinets along the opposite wall.

Staff was cheerful and provided quick service. Impressive selection with 12 or so taps, 2 nitro taps and a cask, as well as a couple housemade sodas for purchase. Extremely kid-friendly - as a matter of fact I've never seen more families (with young and old alike) at any other brewery on a weekend afternoon.

You can bring your own food in, though they do have food trucks on weekends. In addition to arcades, they had board games. They have a serve-yourself water station with pint glasses - which is always a plus. They do growler fills of their own branded glass, only prefill though.

Beer was great, one or two were pretty middle-of-the-road, but most were fantastic. They always have something interesting on (fresh hops, rotating infusions, seasonals). Overall a great new addition to a city that could use some more places like this!

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Able Seedhouse + Brewery

in Minneapolis, Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev -0.2% | Avg: 4.14
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Yet another brewery in Northeast Minneapolis. Like many breweries before it, this is based in a repurposed industrial space, with exposed steel beams, original brickwork, and clean modern wood accents. Like many other places, the taproom and the brewery share one huge, open space, with large windows on all sides. However, this might be the least pretentious brewery I have visited yet, and that's awesome.

Staff is extremely laid back, knowledgeable about the beer and provided quick service. They have snacks and games for kids, they are dog friendly, and you can bring your own food in (whether or not there's a food truck outside). They do growler fills and they will fill other brands' glassware. There is merch to purchase as well, and there is a ton of free parking in a lot directly across the street.

Beer is to style and well executed. I'm not certain if they were exclusively using their own malted grain when we visited (they're a "seedhouse" after all, with a focus on sourcing locally). When we visited they only had their four core beers on, so the selection was very limited. My favorite was BLK WLF, a delicious stout that turned out to be a featherweight at 3.7%!

They're certainly in a crowded area, but worth checking out at least once.

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Knightly Spirits

in Orlando, Florida

4.39/5  rDev -3.7% | Avg: 4.56
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Stopped in on way back from Disney. Really big selection of brews I can't get at home, so was able to grab a few nice brews by Cigar City, Funky Buddha, Dogfish and Sixpoint. Service was friendly and helpful. Biggest plus is that you can buy singles of anything. The only negative really is that there were some very old brews throughout, like 6-8 month old IPAs front and center in the cooler, had to check dates on everything.

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Fullsteam Brewery

in Durham, North Carolina

4.29/5  rDev +6.2% | Avg: 4.04
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Fullsteam Brewery is a fun place with a pretty nice atmosphere. Service was exceptional and all of the beers were good (although none of the flight of 5 we tried were great). I definitely recommend going here if you're in town.

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Ward Eight

in Lowell, Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -72.5% | Avg: 3.63
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1

NOW CLOSED! Open in Boston, and should be visited. Was hoping something like this was still in Lowell, but I guess not. Anyways, apparently had to type 150 characters. 171

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Shawsheen Village Liquors

in Andover, Massachusetts

3.82/5  rDev -2.6% | Avg: 3.92
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

very nice people with some decent selections. the store if very small and is mostly wine offerings but has a small corner for beer. don't typically shop here but will make my way over occasionally.

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The Vineyard

in North Andover, Massachusetts

3.57/5  rDev -0.8% | Avg: 3.6
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

decent selection for what it is. will sometimes come here to pick up a sandwich to go and will brows the beer selection. have found some decent stuff here before but its rare i do.

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Wine & Beer At The Andovers

in North Andover, Massachusetts

3.74/5  rDev -8.6% | Avg: 4.09
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

one of the workers there is super nice and always asks to help me out. as for their selection its hit or miss. prices can be a little funky as well. have paid $8 for founders backstage and $20 for a 4 pack of molotov lite. beers done have prices on them so you just have to hope its reasonable when you get up to the register. because of that, i typically look elsewhere unless there is something real limited

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Jackson's Blue Ribbon Pub

in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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

I had wings (which were delicious!) and washed them down with a 40oz of PBR. Then I ordered a Sculpin and the 'tender asked if I wanted a glass. Classic Milwaukee bar, I will definitely return. Also a great spot to catch a shuttle to a Bucks or Mqt basketball game!!!

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Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.

in Portland, Maine

4.14/5  rDev +1% | Avg: 4.1
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Incredible beer that is worth the wait. my only issue is that i waited in line for an hour and 15 minutes and was about 10th in line in front of the door. when they opened the door at noon they also opened a bay door to allow people who want to pay with cash. I had cash but was never given the opportunity to make my way over there. by the time i realized what was going on people had flooded that area so i chose to stay where i was. it took about 30 minutes for them to get through the people in front of me. they also messed up my beer giving me double of reciprocal instead of substance and reciprocal. that being said i would absolutely go back and would be prepared to get in the cash line. would just be nice if there were more organization and direction for first timers.

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The Bench

in Stowe, Vermont

4.29/5  rDev +1.2% | Avg: 4.24
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Tap list doesn't get much better than this. multiple HF offerings, Heady, Focal Banger, KBS all in one night! food was good too and the wait for a table wasn't terrible.

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Portsmouth Brewery

in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

4.2/5  rDev -0.7% | Avg: 4.23
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Great restaurant in a really cool town. lots of good offerings on tap from smuttynose and portsmouth brewing but also some other rare finds. They had bottles of parabola, velvet merkin and sucaba.

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Open Baladin Roma

in Roma, Italy

4.06/5  rDev -7.7% | Avg: 4.4
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Went one lunchtime in Feb 2016. Great selection of local beers, I only wanted to try one of their barleywines which was fantastic. Service was fine although don't really wished to be told where to sit. Stuck on a small table near the bar where there was a nice snug which I only found out by going to the toilet. Can see why this would appeal to locals and tourists but was too stylised for my liking. Prices were fair for central Rome.

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Ma Che Siete Venuti A Fà

in Roma, Italy

4.64/5  rDev +2.2% | Avg: 4.54
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

The jewel in my visit to Rome. This is what any beer bar should be about, like Fermonteren in Copenhagen. Great selection of well kept beers with a lot of locals showcased. Paulo the bar man was a fountain of knowledge, happy to produce small tasters and explain the beers and breweries really well. Nice proper decor, not over stylised. This bar should be on everybodies itinerary when visiting Rome.

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in Roma, Italy

4.22/5  rDev +1.9% | Avg: 4.14
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

In the University area. Very good bar with over 12 taps, many when I was there local Italians which couldn't find anywhere else in the city. Beers were all well kept. Knowledegable helpful bar staff. Prices were good 3.5 euros up to 9 o'clock, 5 euros with a nice bread, cheese , meat platter, a little cheaper than the centre. Don't get there too early as opening might be a little delayed, leave it to 5.30 pm to be certain.

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Johnny's Off License

in Roma, Italy

4.29/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.27
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Huge selection of bottled beers. Locals well shown as well as other countries. Johnny a fount of knowledge and very accommodating. Tried one of the shop's collaboration saisons with a local brewery which was very nice. Bottles can be cracked there and then a drunk outside on the street. Prices were fair.

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Domus Birrae

in Roma, Italy

4.22/5  rDev -9.2% | Avg: 4.65
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Just around the corner from my hotel along Via Cavour. Shop assistant was very friendly and informative recommending a great local Imperial. Has a good range of locals which I sampled 3 bottles. USA, Belgian, UK etc. were also in evidence. Large array of fridges which you can crack a bottle then and there. Prices not too bad. Good bottle shop.

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BrewDog Roma

in Roma, Italy

3.68/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.68
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Visited Feb 2016. Right in the city centre, stones throw from the Colisseum. Had 3 Italian beers on, one of which already sampled elsewhere. Beers sampled were in good condition. If you have not sampled their own range worth a look but for local not great. Prices reflect location.

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Flipdaddy's Burgers & Beers

in Cincinnati, Ohio

4.7/5  rDev +7.1% | Avg: 4.39
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

I am not sure how many times we have eaten at Flippdaddy's, but it is in the double digits. First the beers. Amazing selection of local and national beers. If you cannot find something that you like then you just don't like beer. If that is the case then the competent bartenders can fix you up with a good cocktail. Service is good. They are more than happy to give you a sample of anything on tap.
Food is also solid, good apps, salads and of course great burgers. Some of the best in town. Great regular as well as good sweet potato fries. Never had anything but good service and a good meal.

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