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Northwoods Brewpub and Grill

in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

3.89/5  rDev +8.4% | rAvg: 3.59
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

For a Friday night the place was pretty quiet. However, the food was good, the beer (Oktoberfest) was excellent and the service was quick and friendly. You can purchase their beer to go if you are not able to try them all while you are there. (244 characters)

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Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

in Elmsford, New York

4.86/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.08
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Laid back, relaxed atmosphere. Bocce and Corn Hole outside. Love the sample system they have - you can try 4 oz of about everything they have on tap for under $15 bucks. Inside has barrels as tables, outside has picnic tables. Brewery staff very knowledgeable. A great experience every time I go. (296 characters)

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Roadside Seafood

in Charleston, South Carolina

3.45/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.45
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

This is a little dive with great fried seafood. There is a limited bottle beer selection, with only one local beer. Plenty of parking in the back, but seating is tight. Many people going to/from the beach call ahead for take out. Place is always packed. (253 characters)

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Tom's Urban

in Los Angeles, California

4.06/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.06
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Huge bar space and even bigger dining area. Across the street from the Staples Center downtown LA so this place is huge. Twenty two taps and another eighteen bottles. Descriptive beer menu that runs from California IPAs to Belgian tripples. Very tasty pub grub, lots of big screens for game watching, and attentive staff. (321 characters)

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A Taste of Carolina

in Charlotte, North Carolina

3.71/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.71
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Very good little pizzas for an airport bar/cafe. Ten local beers on tap or in bottle. Domestic and import available too. Super speedy service and plenty of big screens for sport watching while waiting for your plane. (216 characters)

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Hyman's Seafood

in Charleston, South Carolina

4.29/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.29
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.75

Some of the best seafood in town. This is a family run, laid back, and relatively inexpensive restaurant located in the heart of downtown. Full liquor bar and you can eat at bar. Place is always packed, so be prepared for a wait - it's worth it. Local beers on tap and in bottle, but go for the crab-stuffed flounder and she-crab soup. (335 characters)

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Northwest Grille

in Gainesville, Florida

3.98/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.98
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Decent selection of bottled and draft beer. The service is attentive and the staff friendly. The seafood is quite good and engenders returns. Be aware that the vibe is geriatric, and my observation is that this restaurant is a favorite of the over 65 crowd (and a favorite of my 85 year old father in law). (306 characters)

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Cooper's Cave Ale Company

in Glens Falls, New York

2.77/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 2.77
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 1.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25

Let me start by saying that the bar for breweries in this part of NY is rather low. Having traveled up here a bit to visit family, my experience has been that with the exception of a couple places built in the last couple of years, any brewery you visit will have mediocre at best beer that would be considered unadventurous 20 years ago. This place though, shouldn't be making beer at all.

The atmosphere is nice enough, it has a faux cave enterance that is kitschy in a way that suits the Lake George tourist vibe nicely. Inside it has a lot of wood furnishings and gives off a non specific euro beer hall vibe. Didn't try the food, but it seemed reasonable, though based on the beer and the generally poor quality of restaurants in the area I would be skeptical. Service was the high point, friendly and quick.

The beer... Just wow. This is hands down the worst brewery I have ever been to. Every beer on the sampler we had was bad. More than one tasted infected, and they all had a noticeable chemical character that may or may not have been bleach. They should be ashamed to serve this to the public and I honestly left equal parts mystified and mad that this garbage is out in the world existing as an insult to competent Brewers who care about their craft.

I realize this is a harsh review but it is my honest impression of this place, and based on the reviews of the beer, most other BAs who have visited had a similar experience. It's too bad because it's a cute place and the staff seemed nice enough, but the beer was truly bad. (1,551 characters)

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10 Barrel Brewing Co.

in Bend, Oregon

4.31/5  rDev +8.8% | rAvg: 3.96
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Love this place. Cool atmosphere. The place is jamming. Lots of garage style doors/windows that open up on warm days. Great food and beer! Service is friendly. What's not to love!! Please open up one in NJ and I'll be there every week. (236 characters)

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Craft Beer Cellar

in Clayton, Missouri

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

The best craft beer store in St. Louis, hands down. Every bottle in the store is fair game for being bought individually or in a mix your own 6 pack setup. Everyone was super friendly and extremely helpful, but without being overbearing. They would still let you just browse around, but were more than willing to jump in to assist if need be.

There was also a bar at the back that holds flight tastings on Fridays. Even if it isn't Friday, they have 5 beers on tap at all times and is usually something they are showcasing in the store. It seems to change every week too, which keeps things fresh. You can purchase a half pour or full pour, and enjoy it at the bar or nearby tables; or drink while you shop. If you don't want a fully glass, but want to try it, the tastings are provided for FREE. All of them, FREE.

I just don't know if it could get any better. I can promise one thing, I will be giving a lot more of my money to them in the future, instead of some of the other bottle shops around the St. Louis area. (1,022 characters)

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Drake's Dealership

in Oakland, California

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

Great selection of beers on tap - and not just Drake's own, but also numerous "guest" beers. The place is huge - both the outside beer garden section and the inside seating have enough room so you never feel squished even when it's PACKED on Friday night. We easily were able to get to the bar and order, even though it seemed like every single table was taken and there were many people standing in groups all over. They've brilliantly built bleachers over in one section outside where you can sit and watch people AND order both beer and food from servers who come around to check on you. Fire pits along one wall will make for a cozy locale during the cold months. All ages...plus dogs. What's not to love? (709 characters)

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Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits - Davenport #4

in Davenport, Iowa

3.9/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.45
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Easily one of the more well-designed Hy Vee wine and spirits departments in the Quad Cities. It has one of the better beer selections for the Iowa side, with the West Kimberly standalone store and maybe the Bettendorf one outdoing it. (235 characters)

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Great River Brewery

in Davenport, Iowa

3.53/5  rDev -12.2% | rAvg: 4.02
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25

Small establishment with the majority of its seating outside on wooden benches. It's their brews that are the showcase, but the real treat here is the great location with a beautiful view of the nearby dam and drawbridge. (222 characters)

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Russian River Brewing Company

in Santa Rosa, California

4.49/5  rDev +0.9% | rAvg: 4.45
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

-Worth the wait in the line. A person would have to be a prick to complain.
-That being said, it will be busy. The servers are doing a hell of a job, but that doesn't mean your beers/food will immediately pop onto your table.
-^Service is exceptional, especially for how hectic it is. I can almost guarantee they were over capacity, every single seat was taken, aisles were crowded, and servers were still floating through the crowd and happily attentive, and bartenders almost looked relaxed. I was impressed.
-Vibe is energetic. Lots of beer paraphernalia all over the walls, with plenty of homage to classic macros. Décor, if you can call it that, is casual. A few outdoor tables are available, too. Decent view of the brewing room.
-This place could offer only their own beers and I would still rate the selection highly, because why would one even look for something else? Still, they do offer some wines and bottles from other breweries.
-The selection of food, however, is limited to basics. Mostly pizza and pizza offshoots, like cheesy bread. Still, for what it is it's very good. Also good to have high grease/protein options, because if you're like me you will need lots of alcohol-soaking food to offset the ridiculous amount of beer you will drink.
-The beer. Incredible. Duh. I was downright flabbergasted at how reasonable the prices were, too. No price gouging here (you can tell ABInBev hasn't bagged them yet). Incomparable value. Where else can you get literally a half dozen+ world-class beers in one location for the price of what most bars charge for shelf beer?

This could be a dirt hole with RR taps installed and it would still beat other breweries by a landslide. The beer is world class, and they are doing a damn fine job with trying to keep up with the demand for it. (Points lost for being so far away from me). (1,843 characters)

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Mac's Tavern

in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.71
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Nice layout with good number of seats at bar and tables. Chalkboard display clear with draft choices and abv. Several flat screen tv's with different sports on and a friendly, spirited unpretentious vibe on a Friday night. Talked with two friendly and knowledgeable staff members and they helped me find a type of beer for my mood(which was after work DIPA). They had about 15 beers on tap of good variety. I work near here some days so will hang out here again for sure. (471 characters)

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Brewery Ommegang

in Cooperstown, New York

4.81/5  rDev +8.6% | rAvg: 4.43
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 5

There's not enough that can be said about how good Ommegang is. Their beers are legendary, but the brewery itself is gorgeous, right in the middle of upstate New York, and their grounds are just lovely no matter what time of year you visit. Their menu is splendid as well and their selection in their gift shop is stellar. Go here! (331 characters)

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St. John Malt Brothers Brewing

in St. John, Indiana

4.59/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.59
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

A great brewery that seems to get better with every batch of beer they brew. Always a good selection. They occasionally brew small batches to see how they go over before making larger batches. This helps keep the variety going. Small food selection but I think that's fine. Just concentrate on the beer. Great people doing what it takes to start up a brewery. (359 characters)

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Craft 47

in Goshen, New York

3.89/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.97
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Good beer selection from all over the country and the 12 taps are always rotating. Service can be a little slow. They serve small plate food, and they are small and a bit pricey for Orange County. (196 characters)

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Red Clay Brewing Company

in Opelika, Alabama

4.14/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.14
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

It's located in the revitalized Opelika historic downtown area by the railroad tracks. There are a bunch of shops and restaurants all within walking distance. It's inside an old warehouse with brick walls, steel plate table tops, and bar to the side. We enjoyed each beer we got and the bartender offered free small tastes of anything we wanted to try. I liked that they did 6oz or 12oz pours of almost all their beers so we could try more of their lineup. They have a small hotdog cart, an ice cream cart, and a few TV's inside the taproom and it is very kid friendly. (569 characters)

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Avondale Bar & Tap Room

in Auburn, Alabama

3.93/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.93
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

The narrow stairwell, brick walls, and classic style makes it feel like a cool old downtown bar in a big city. There is no drink menu which is fine for their craft cocktails since they'll make you what you want but I was a little annoyed they had no beer menu either. They have 8-10 beers on draft and more in bottles behind the bar. The bartender had to rattle off all the draft options and I never got a list of what was in bottles. They had to repeat the draft list to each customer who asked which happened several times and seemed a bit tedious. Overall a pretty chill bar with friendly bartenders but a little too cool for their own good. (645 characters)

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Family Beverage

in North Wales, Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.05
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

This beer distributor is convenient to my grocery stores and carries a good selection of craft and imports. The best aspect is the pricing and knowledge of the staff. The only downside is the lack of a website with availability. (229 characters)

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The Craftsman Ale House

in Harrison, New York

5/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.27
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I have fallen in love with Craftsman Ale House. Been a few times and it only gets better!
Huge selection of beers and the PBBA burger (beer-battered apples, peanut butter, covered in melted cheddar and dont forget the bacon!) (227 characters)

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Westbrook Brewing Co.

in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -12.4% | rAvg: 4.2
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Was disappointed they didn't have any stouts on tap during my visit. Mostly had the regular lineup (Gose, IPA, Thai White) but did have Citrus Ninja Exchange that was pretty good. Got there a little before 5 and it was pretty packed inside. We sat outside at the picnic benches and it was chill. (295 characters)

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Edmund's Oast

in Charleston, South Carolina

4.45/5  rDev -0.2% | rAvg: 4.46
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Awesome tap list and the outdoor patio area is amazing, cool vibe, nice and chill. It's kind of in the middle of nowhere but a quick ride (10 minutes) out of downtown Charleston. The PB&J beer was so good we went back a 2nd time. (229 characters)

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Craft 260

in Fairfield, Connecticut

4.23/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.23
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Went here for lunch today. Small, crooked bar seats about 12, lots of little tables for couples and a small patio out front. A bunch of younger people having quiet conversation. They have about 10 taps of rotating craft: Beer'd, Otter Creek, Kent Falls, Heavy Seas, and The Bruery were on tap when I was there. Service was top notch, samples right away and no glass sat empty. They could definitely use a couple more taps but I think they make up for it with the bottles and cans list. Food was phenomenal but a tad bit pricey. My pulled pork was on point. Definitely stop by if you're in the area. (598 characters)

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