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Fort Street Brewery

in Lincoln Park, Michigan

4.54/5  rDev +21.7% | Avg: 3.73
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Really nice place. Neighborhood vibe, very comfortable. The food is not fancy, but it's good and the "Something Different" has some good selections. The beer selection was eight beers during my visit, the stouts and the black IPA were flavorful and very good.
Local sports, a pool table, and family friendly. Nice varied crowd. Enjoyed my visit

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AleSmith Brewing Company

in San Diego, California

4/5  rDev -7.2% | Avg: 4.31
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Stopped here to check out their beers because they don't make it to DE. Beers were great as expected. The tasting room is spacious and they offer a rack of four samples for tasting. We were there during mid afternoon on a Friday and they were busy but not crowded. Not a bad place to hang out and drink some beer.

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The Knickerbocker Tavern

in Altoona, Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev +6.8% | Avg: 4.26
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

I'm a regular here so I may be a bit biased. This is hands down my favorite spot in Altoona. The staff is all knowledgeable about beer and can always suggest something depending on your favorite style. Be sure to ask about their upcoming events which regularly include not only special beer flight nights but also wine, tequila, bourbon and more.

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Pat's Liquors

in Chesterton, Indiana

4.41/5  rDev -1.6% | Avg: 4.48
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Great place! Awesome selection of craft beer that really focuses on the smaller local breweries -- F8, 18th Street, FFF, Burn 'Em, etc. Can also occasionally find dusty gems in here also -- older bottles of Bruery / Boulevard seasonals and the like (always beer that can take some age). Owner is typically around, and is a true BA who will chat and make (good) recommendations. Smaller shop, so sheer volume does limit the stock a bit.

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Spec's #31

in Beaumont, Texas

4/5  rDev +13.3% | Avg: 3.53
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Pretty damn good beer selection, both refrigerated and not, they always demand my ID because I am younger.. kinda anal but that's okay. Haha. Prices are similar with the big supermarkets for the standards for the area (St. Arnold's, etc.) But selection is much larger. The singles are pretty pricy as they only offer piny 6 oz singles for the most part. Still the best selection around, courteous staff and standard prices for the usually hard to find stuff.

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Liquor Stop

in Highland, Indiana

4.01/5  rDev -0.7% | Avg: 4.04
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Easily one of the two best bottle shops in NWI (w/ Pat's). Good selection of local Indiana and Michigan craft as well as the major national brands and decent selection of European stuff also. Nice and helpful staff too. Come here for FFF, 18th Street, Burn 'Em, Devil's Trumpet, Greenbush, etc. Prices are fine -- average for the area.

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The Cork

in Columbus, Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +11.9% | Avg: 4.02
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Fantastic Store! I found this place traveling South from Chicago. The selection was great and very competitive pricing compared to big box. They carried a lot of hard to find beers here.

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Widow Brown's Cafe

in Danbury, Connecticut

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

Place is layed out well...separate dining area, expansive L-shaped bar that overlooks the pool tables. Solid and varied beer menu (they had what they said they would have online). Knowledgeable battender. Tuesday is trivia night... lots of fun. Only had an appitizer, but it was good and the food that passed by was tempting. Stay a lot longer than I had original planned...and will definitely be back.

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Shortfield's

in Travelers Rest, South Carolina

3.46/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.46
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Stopped in for lunch at around 11:45. The place wasn't too busy in the bar area where I chose to sit. One table had four people and there was one other person there. I bellied up to the bar and waited quite a while to be approached. Not a good sign.

Vibe was small town café with a sports bar feel in the immediate bar area. Several Tv's and tap towers.

They had a pretty decent selection of beers. Compared to a large city it may pale, but here in TR, this is good stuff. Draft included Dales Pale Ale, Thomas Creek IPA, SN Nooner, Westbrook, Swamp Rabbit, River Rat, and Bells. They also had a decent bottled selection which was more reflective of typical craft beers with no major outliers.

I ordered my food, the Greek salad, and the bartender basically disappeared. My water was empty the majority of the time. I thought maybe she was super busy (although nobody was there), but she wasn't. On my way out of the establishment, I noticed the bartender just hanging out in the front entrance area talking to either customers or other workers, not sure which. Where I come from, the bartender stays behind the bar. There was a window for the food to the bar, so there really wasn't a reason for her to NOT be behind there.

The salad was pretty good and had plenty of toppings. A cute little place but with the service the way it was, I wouldn't go back. I can deal with a lot of bad parts to a restaurant, like bad food or bad environment, but poor service is a sure way to lose my business.

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Liquor Express

in Huntsville, Alabama

1/5  rDev -74.9% | Avg: 3.98
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1

My friends, coworkers, and myself will not be coming back to this business because they do not allow weapons on premises. Don't get me wrong I respect that businesses have the right to have weapons on the property but it's the fact of not having any policies or procedures in place to protect the customers. My partner at work and me have been coming here to get beer and liquor for a while. Our troubles didn't start until a couple weeks ago we went in looking for a new beer and to get some liquor. We were confronted by an employee yelling from across the store telling us we can't have our weapons in there. I told him that they need to put a sign up if they wanted to no weapons in there and he said I understand and asked us to next time to leave our guns in the car. We had been told by previous employees it is okay because we had been coming there since they opened there new location. So the next day my partner calls and talks to an employee who is relaying information to the owner who told us it was okay but she would have to talk to "The Old Man" to get the final say so and that if he didn't want them they would have a sign up immediately. So I go there tonight to get some beer and no sign on the door I have my weapon like I usually do especially after work, because I carry one for work it's required, and the same employee confronts me about it despite my partner being told it wouldn't be an issue unless there is a sign up. I tried arguing a point with him but he wasn't having it so because of one employee this business lost over 10 customers probably more when my unit finds out about this next week. If this trouble employee is reading this or hears about it I welcome him to contact me and we have a talk about gun rights and gun control and then I can show him the facts. My main point is if an establishment bans weapons on premises, that's cool it's there right, and they don't have any procedures in place to protect customers how can you expect customers to feel safe in a gun free zone.

Update as of February 10 2016 1130 a.m. talked to the owner today to get a clarification on if you can or can not of guns in his store he said no but he wasn't going to post a sign because he didn't want to lose any potential business. His reasoning for not allowing guns in his store was because they have a lot of crazy people come off the streets and he was worried they would come in and take your gun and harm his customers. Then proceeded to ask me to take down all my reviews I have posted of course I told him no and then he lost his composure and said well if that is how it's going to be and hung up the phone. So since the owner will not warn you and put a sign I am going to. Spread the word to all your friends and family that you are not safe in his store they have a lot of crazies come in off the street. I have spread the word and my friends and family and my unit is no longer going to take there business there.

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Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits

in Cedar Falls, Iowa

4.37/5  rDev +4.8% | Avg: 4.17
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Reviewing the Cedar Falls HyVee in-store location. The new W&S store is clean, well lit, and well organized. Since the remodeling of the store, the beer selection has been expanded to include a full complement of craft beers as well as large selection of domestic and imported singles. The new location boasts a large walk-in cooler and a tasting room, plus a decent selection of glassware and home-brewing supplies. Sign up for their U of Brew club and receive advance notice of new releases, specials, and tasting events. Knowledgeable and helpful staff make for a complete shopping experience.

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Black Sky Brewery

in Denver, Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -33.7% | Avg: 3.77
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 1.5

I've been to this brewery once and sat at the tables, not the bar. I visited after work during a snowstorm on a Tuesday so the place was absolutely dead aside from the punked out bartender chick and what appeared to be "a regular". I went here on a suggestion from a co-worker because they play heavy metal, make pizza and serve beer... Unfortunately, I was very overall disappointed and won't return to this brewery.

Beer: Sub-par and in my opinion not that delicious. We tried two different kinds, a golden ale and a choco Stout with vanilla... Vanilla bean, vanilla-flavored extract and actual-vanilla extract all have their own distinct vanilla essence. The Stout I drank tasted more like it was brewed with the artificial vanilla. The beer did not taste of high quality at all and was sorely not worth the price.

Vibe & Music: This place looks pretty cool when you walk in that's for sure. It has that industrial look that's becoming popular where raw vent ducts are exposed, metal siding used for things plus your standard lighting... I will say that we heard zero heavy metal and only a plethora of terrible, popular punk. There's good underground punk and there's bad popular punk... so, perhaps you know what I mean. The place felt more like a very slight step up from a hole-in-the-wall bar.

Pizza: This is where Black Sky falls undoubtedly flat... considering I'd rather buy pizzahut or domino's anyday than buy another pizza from Black Sky. It's pretty tough to mess up a pizza unless you utilize cheap goods to construct it... the pizza tasted on the level of a frozen djorno so that should put it into perspective.
Plenty better spots to grab a beer and pizza...

Service: Considering there was only one girl working the bar who provided most of her attention to the regular while the cook did his thing in the back, I can't say the service was bad at all. She was pretty good about getting our beer and food in a timely manner.

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Flynn's Irish Pub

in Mansfield, Massachusetts

4.64/5  rDev -0.6% | Avg: 4.67
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Always have a good rotation of new beers, and good ones at that. Live music on weekends is great, food is awesome Irish pub type food, and service always happy and helpfull. Beer can get expensive, and they serve rather small glasses. Also parking is tough, but out of their control.

Love the place, don't get to go enough.

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Big Alice Brewing

in Queens, New York

4.58/5  rDev +7.3% | Avg: 4.27
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

It's a small taproom with a bar wrapped around it and some big wooden barrels for table tops. It really feels like you're walking into a working brewery - which of course you are.

The brewers are often the guys manning the taps, they know a lot about each one of their beers and can tell you about them at length. You can tell they care a lot about them because asking "which is your favprite" for me, at least, was answered with "all of them. they're my babies I love them all!"

All the beers are top notch. They do a lot of unique experimentals that you're not going to find anywhere else, which don't always hit the mark but they're always well made and and least interesting. Everything is fresh and delicious because, again, you're sitting and drinking in a working brewery.

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Good Bottle Co.

in Charlotte, North Carolina

4.79/5  rDev +10.6% | Avg: 4.33
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Awesome place, great selection, friendly staff. Very active on social media. Pretty good tap list. The store is laid out well with different styles separated, and a section devoted entirely to NC beers. A must visit if you're in Charlotte.

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Trader Joe's

in Centreville, Virginia

3.59/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.59
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75

They had an aisle of beer - all craft beer - either Trader Joe's private branded stuff, local breweries, and a few national craft breweries as well. Mostly 6 packs. Good quality of stuff.

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Doherty's Ale House

in Warwick, Rhode Island

4.05/5  rDev -1.5% | Avg: 4.11
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

I've always loved the Dohertys on East Ave. in Pawtucket for their huge tap selection and divey atmosphere. This location is similar in tap selection, but the atmosphere here definitely gives off a chain restaurant kind of feel. Very TGI Fridays in decor. However, the beer selection is great, and the service was very good. The food was okay, typical pub grub.

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Wegmans

in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

1.8/5  rDev -53.1% | Avg: 3.84
vibe: 2 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 3 | food: 3

While it's great that there is a place in backwards PA where you can actually buy a decent selection of craft beer, I have to give Wegmans a very bad review. You simply cannot trust that the beer you buy here is anywhere near fresh. I consistently find IPA's here that have been on the shelf up to six months or more. I've spoken to management about this and they simply dismiss the importance of selling fresh beer. If buying fresh beer is important to you, you will have to buy it somewhere else.

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Biggie Liquors

in Conifer, Colorado

3.59/5  rDev +2% | Avg: 3.52
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3

Biggie Liquors is a typical liquor store. They have a decent sour selection on warm shelves, but an otherwise small bomber selection of craft beers. Their primary beer fridge spans the back of the store with an average variety of common and newly popular beers.

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Modern Times Flavordome

in San Diego, California

4.33/5  rDev +1.2% | Avg: 4.28
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

This was the highlight of my recent brief beer-cation to San Diego. Bright & contemporary space. Very chill, friendly & unpretentious vibe. The tenders were fun, knowledgeable & helpful. Great beers all around, the sample platter was real affordable with 7 0z. pours. The Neverwhere Brett IPA was my favorite beer tasted on a 5 day Cali adventure, super unique & drinkable. They have take home beer for sale on site along with merch. I was super surprised & entertained by diverse music selection as well. I can't wait to return.

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The Bent Elbow

in Kitchener, Ontario

4.28/5  rDev +1.7% | Avg: 4.21
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Finally visited the Bent Elbow and wasn't disappointed. A nice selection of taps that features heavily on local breweries while also representing the rest of Ontario well. The true charm of this place is its atmosphere. It has that local watering hole feel (in a good way) and is definitely a spot I would frequent if I lived nearby. The service was friendly and lunch was tasty.

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Green Bench Brewing Co.

in Saint Petersburg, Florida

4.41/5  rDev +1.1% | Avg: 4.36
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

This bewwery has such a great vibe.
Being from New England it is rare for me to find somewhere that offers a green lawn to sit on while you drink beer. Often times there is a rope or a gate that is holding you back from the outdoors.
They have a great offering of top quality beers, both pale ales, and sours.
Their grisette was especially impressive, and very drinkable.
Their prices were great, and the staff was very friendly and helpful.

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Calvert Woodley Liquor

in District of Columbia

4.94/5  rDev +57.3% | Avg: 3.14
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This store has morphed ever since Randy arrived for P Street Whole Foods. Amazing selection of beers, including a rotating selection of limited and hard to find products. Extremely well staffed with numerous employees walking the store asking customers if they need help. Great weekly sales. Overall, it is now one of the best craft beer stores in the DC area.

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Calvert Woodley Liquor

in District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +59.2% | Avg: 3.14
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

One of the finest stores in the area. This is the store to keep your eye on, considering they recently hired Randy (former Whole Foods purchaser on P Street). If it's anyone that can get exceptional or special release beers in, it's gonna be him. Now they arguably have the best selection of quality(!) craft beer in the area and I imagine we'll only see improvements with time.

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The Imperial Life

in Asheville, North Carolina

4.56/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.56
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 5

In terms of beer - this isn't the spot for you. They've got an average draft list. If you're looking for quality mixed drinks, especially if your a bourbon and whisky guy - this is THE SPOT to hit in Asheville. Great food too. Cheers!

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