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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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Pearl Street Beverage

in Burlington, Vermont

4.57/5  rDev +24.9% | Avg: 3.66
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

really nice laid back vibe. people will ask you if you need help finding anything but otherwise pretty unassuming. they have probably the best selection of Maine Beer Co beers that I've seen after living in Boston for a year and Burlington for a year ... hell yes!! They also get delivery of Heady Topper, Sip of Sunshine, Tribute, and other great VT IPAs - and the supply tends to sick around a bit longer than it does at other places. They have some good releases there, although not up to par with some of the other top notch beer stores in VT. however, I have 'stumbled upon' both a 4pk of founders KBS and Hill Farmstead Edward, which are two beers that usually would be sold out immediately upon release. Only complaint is there are some older bottles, but most of the beer that needs to be super fresh (NE IPAs) is canned within a few weeks to a month.

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Exit 4 Food Hall

in Mount Kisco, New York

4.25/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.25
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 5

good tap list, great bottle list and the food is killer. 10 taps, 1/2 things you expect to find (allagash, captain lawrence, ballist point) and 1/2 cool nerdy beer (oxbow, grimm, other half) but the bottle list is deep with plenty of treats you wouldn't expect to find.

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in Milano, Italy

4.9/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.9
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

In short - absolute must in Milan, even worth going out of your way to Milan to see this place. One of the best beer bars I've been to. I haven't been to many of the super famous ones in europe, but I have to imagine this compares. I have no idea how this is flying under the radar like this.

Came in on a random Monday night on advice from the Tutta Birra beer shop. The fridge had crazy Cantillons - Lou Pepe Framboise and Geuze, Vigneronne, Mamouche, Iris, Cuvee St Gilloise, Classic Geueze, Kriek, Rose de Gambrinus - and Drie Fonteinen Geueze, Oude Kriek, and Golden Blend, along with every other standard, amazing Belgian and Italian beer you'd want. Tap list was well curated - good variety, all craft, not just big breweries, super interesting locals, and so on. Bartenders were super knowledgeable; both ladies knew extreme details about every beer they were selling. To give you an idea, the bar was shutting down later that week because the whole staff was going to Quintessence Day at Cantillon. Bartenders (Cristina and didn't catch the other name) were also super nice and cool to hang out with, liked them a lot.

Food was great. Only had bruschetta and cheesecake and both were awesome. Burgers looked huge and tasty.

It's probably worth saying that I am not affiliated with this bar in any way even though this is such a glowing review. If you're in Milan, you should go here every single night you're in town.

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EZ Shop

in Cleveland, Ohio

4.73/5  rDev -0.6% | Avg: 4.76
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Surprised to find such an Excellent selection of quality microbrews for a relatively small space inside a gas station store! Clerk was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.

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Gordon's DTX

in Boston, Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.24
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Great location, across from Stoddard's. Well lit, laid out nicely and spacious. Friendly employee. Huge selection of single craft bottles. Prices were also very reasonable for a downtown location. Very good addition to DTX.

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Nedloh Brewing Company

in East Bloomfield, New York

4.5/5  rDev +17.5% | Avg: 3.83
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

This is an outstanding brew house! When you pull into the parking lot you are given a stunning view of the hop fields behind the brewery as well as the perfectly situated brewery building itself. With a copper colored roof and dark wood framing, this brewery fit perfectly into the farm landscape. On entering the building there are signs announcing live music weekly, special events and new brews on tap. It strikes you as a vibrant place. The tap room is well thought out and smartly situated with shelves of bottles on the right, a display of shirts, glasses and other breweriana in front of you and the bar to the right. The bar is curved wood and steel and allows panoramic views of the fields and hills of the fingerlakes. Nedloh has made the beer tasting experience a pleasure with well marked and described beers on the menu and artistic barn board signs hanging informing you what's currently on tap. The brews were truly artisanal productions featuring hints of flavors and unique combinations of tastes and smells.

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in Allentown, Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.82
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

We had a reservation - As soon as my family and I walked in the door, we were greeted right away. Very polite and courteous. The vibe of the place was so chill, wasn't too loud with music blasting, good amount of TV's to watch the baseball games, very clean , awesome modern touch and just overall a cool place. Our server was very polite, friendly, always had a smile and provided great service. When we gave our order for 6 people, our server didn't write a single thing down - and you know what...when the food came out it was exactly as we told her how we wanted it. She was pretty awesome! Selection of craft beer is great! Of course they had the few that I've had multiple times, but there were some NY (SingleCut Beersmiths) and mid-PA breweries (Pizza Boy) that I have never gotten to try. Food...AMAZING! We had the Lamb Meatballs as an appetizer, which were damn right delicious and the burger I ordered was plump and juicy, a delicious tasting burger! I honestly loved being at Grain! Another great factor to grain is that they are right next to Cork & Cage, which is a small craft beer store with a vast selection of craft beer and some pretty hip music playing. Grain is definitely a must when you visit Allentown!

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The Depot Craft Brewery Distillery

in Reno, Nevada

3.38/5  rDev -5.3% | Avg: 3.57
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.75

Awesome old building to have a business in. $10.00 for 4 four ounces samples seemed a bit much, and that proved to be true as only one of the four I tried was worthy a repete visit (the Scotch Ale). I didn't try the food, was turned off my the $9.00 grilled cheese and the $9.00 mac and cheese. Deciding to look elsewhere for food, wish me luck.
Oh, my server was super rude to me and seemed to avoid all his customers, I guess we're all intitled to a bad day once in a while.

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Yankee Spirits

in Sturbridge, Massachusetts

4.78/5  rDev +17.2% | Avg: 4.08
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Stopped here after a Tree House run. Trillium bombers in the cooler. Picked up Mettle, Congress Street. Beer guy came by and brought out additional Trillium from the back as customers inquired. Very cool. Also picked up Firestone Walker 4 packs. Single Cut and Stillwater also available. Incredible selection and proximity to Tree House makes this a must stop. Also, Trillium prices were same as at the brewery!

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Bottlecraft - North Park

in San Diego, California

4.68/5  rDev +12.8% | Avg: 4.15
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Despite it's limited size, this is quite possibly my favorite bottle shop in San Diego. Solid selection with plenty of great/often not easy to obtain beers regularly coming in. The staff are all cool and seem to genuinely know/love their beers. Parking in North Park can be a bit of a hassle depending on what time of the day/night you're trying to go, but you can generally find something within a block or two.

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The Snooty Fox

in Fredericton, New Brunswick

4.18/5  rDev +6.1% | Avg: 3.94
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Vibe- Dark wood floors/tables/booths and dimly lit. Very cozy and appealing. Booths in the front by the bar and lots of tables in the back for additional seating. Fireplace in the back gives a great vibe in the winter. Rooftop patio for the summer!

Quality- Beer is always cold and flavourful. No apparent issues with taplines. One thing I really love about this place is that they serve beer in appropriate glassware. No shaker pints here (at least not for beer that I've ordered).

Service- Staff is speedy and friendly. Also quite attentive when it came to needing another beer!

Selection- Snooty has one of the best beer selections in Fredericton. While they have the Macros, they also have a ton of New Brunswick made beer and craft beer from other regions as well.

Food- Typical pub fare but done extremely well. More often than not, I order the Lumberjack Burger and it has to be one of the best burgers that I've had anywhere.

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The Lunar Rogue Pub

in Fredericton, New Brunswick

4.03/5  rDev +4.9% | Avg: 3.84
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Vibe- Comfortable and cozy indoors. Tables are quite close to one another and as annoying as it might be sometimes, it has fostered a lot of table to table conversation (making a great pub atmosphere). In the summer, the patio offers a good spot to socialize outside. Not a big space but definitely adequate.

Quality- I have been to The Lunar Rogue many times and I've never had any quality issues concerning the beer (or other beverages) nor the food. The beer is always cold (or the appropriate temperature) and no issues flavour wise (tap lines are apparently cleaned regularly).

Service- Every server that I've had has been nothing but the best: Friendly, patient and most importantly... knowledgeable. I often test out a servers skills by asking them what they recommend for a beer and every time I've asked at the Rogue, I've gotten great answers and many servers have given suggestions based on what I planned to order for food... impressive.

Selection - Like any bar that wants to make money with a wide audience, The Lunar Rogue carries the typical macro beers but thankfully, 80% of their beer offerings are craft beers from New Brunswick or otherwise. For those of you that are whiskey drinkers, you should know that The Lunar Rogue has an incredibly diverse range of literally hundreds of bottles.

Food- The food is always excellent and delicious. Typical pub fare as to be expected but pasta and seafood dishes are also available.

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Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits - Omaha #9

in Omaha, Nebraska

3.79/5  rDev +13.1% | Avg: 3.35
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

I was in Omaha for a work event and this time we had to stay way west instead of downtown.

I say this store when I was headed out to a restaurant. I stopped by and was pleasantly surprised by the large selection of beer. Prices were very attractive. I saw all new Belgium 6 packs on sale for $6.99.

I did the mix your own 6 pack for $8.99 and was able to get 6 Nebraska beers that I have never seen in Illinois.

The staff was friendly and the beer guy stopped by to make sure I found what I was looking for.

I’m glad I stopped by and would again next time I am this far west.

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Voodoo Brewing Company

in Meadville, Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev -3.6% | Avg: 4.45
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Stopped by while visiting some breweries/brewpubs in the Meadville area.

V - Good times. The bar occupies an end unit of a row building. There is a long bar, behind it is an equally long communal table for patrons to sit. In the back of the bar there is also a nook with some bench seating. Next to the nook there is a pickup window for the kitchen. Since the bar is in an end unit there are a ton of windows for light. The decorations are unique. No TVs, which allow you to focus more on your company and the beer.

Q - Great beer and food. While the food options are rotating I highly suggest the Souther Fried Chicken sliders if they are on the menu. Shrimp flat bread and Hummus were also good. Had a beer sampler as well.

Ser - Bartenders were helpful & Knowledgeable. They remained friendly and attentive even as the bar became crowded.

Sel - Twelve beers on tap. The sampler includes: Good Vibes, Wynona's Big Brown ale, White Magic of the Sun, Gran Met, Voodoo Love Child, & Killpillz. Then there are about eleven food options which rotate weekly.

O - Fun place to hang out. The food is great and the beer is delicious. The bar got pretty busy while we were there on a mid Saturday afternoon. Even though there were plenty of patrons it never felt overly crowded which added to the energy/excitement in the room. This place is definitely worth checking out and I look forward to going back.

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Main & Mill Brewing Co.

in Festus, Missouri

3.88/5  rDev -2.3% | Avg: 3.97
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Went this past Saturday for dinner. Ordered a full flight of everything and dinner. The space and vibe of the place is really cool, with lots of wood and exposed brick in a very small town, personal feel. Service was pretty good, as the wait staff could talk about both the food and beer options on the menu.

Food was average to good. Our group ordered a fair variety, from the burger (just average), to the pork ribs (average to good), to the green chile chicken (average to good), and the pulled pork sandwich (a little above average).Just about your normal brew pub's worth of food selection.

There were 7 house beers on tap and a few wines to go along with the beers. Overall, the beers ranged from pretty bad (the blond, the dark wheat), to above average (blood orange berliner), to pretty amazing (session and imperial breakfast stout). The blood orange berliner was like the lightly tart beer version of orange gatorade and the stouts we damn good. The session was easy to drink, yet still full of flavor. The imperial breakfast was very comparable to BA Abraxas (in all seriousness).

Overall, we will be back. I was going to get a growler of the imperial stout, but for real, it is the shining star in the beer lineup. This is a very solid option for dinner with a decent beer, especially if you are in Jefferson County.

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Timber Creek Tap & Table

in Meadville, Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev +3.6% | Avg: 3.92
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Stopped in over the weekend while checking out some breweries/brewpubs in the Meadville area.

V - Like you're hanging out in a ski lodge. This place looks like some kind of lodge, hunting or skiing your choice. There are two buildings, one with a large dinning area and bar, then a second small building that is more bar than anything. A small area with outdoor seating and a fire pit separates the two. We sat in the larger dinning area.

Q - Full menu and plenty of taps. We ordered appetizers and beer samplers.

Ser - Great/ The bartender and our waitress were very helpful. Our waitress even went the extra mile for us. When the coffee stout was not part of the beer sampler, without asking she brought it for us separate because she over heard we wanted it.

Sel. - 8 beer options, brewed in house. Five regular (Blonde, Dortmunder, IPA, Belgian Triple, and Porter) plus three rotating drafts. All were delicious but the Morning Brew Coffee Stout, Fully Loaded IPA and Black Bear Porter stood out.

F - We only had some appetizers so I can't speak for the entire menu but the pretzels and lobster nachos were great.

O - Laid back place with good beer. Come for the relaxing ambiance, enjoy the food and beer.

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Hickory Wine Cellar

in Chatham, New Jersey

3.94/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.94
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

This store is tucked away at the end of a strip mall in an upscale part of Morris County. Although it's rather cramped, it has an excellent selection of wine and beer, including a lot of fine American and European craft beers. It also seems to stock beers that I can't find anywhere else in the area. The staff is courteous and helpful.

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Lagunitas Brewing Company

in Chicago, Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10% | Avg: 4.32
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

There free tasting tour is where its at. Great atmosphere and a whole lot of fun. Starting with Wonka theme and taking you upstairs to great views of the brewery from there taproom, to a fun tasting room, to a great tour of the brewery with awesome stories and information about Lagunitas. Katie did a great job of letting it rip on the mic while giving the tour. Can't wait to go back and do it again.

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Brews Cafe

in Granville, Ohio

4.73/5  rDev +6.1% | Avg: 4.46
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Two floors, plenty of room to spread out. Good food menu, much better than simple bar food. Great selection of rotating taps including lots of local craft beers along with the best national craft brands. Brews has a place in craft beer history as an early convert to craft.

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Elysian Fields

in Seattle, Washington

3.58/5  rDev -10.7% | Avg: 4.01
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

The place was packed for the first Mariners game of the season, but there was a good feel in the place and it's a very large with a number of seating areas and places to stand, so it wasn't uncomfortable. My wife and I found a table in the back room where you were allowed to have drinks without eating. They don't do samplers on game nights, unfortunately. The beers were good and overall we enjoyed ourselves. However, they were out of many beers that were listed as being available, were not available and so I could not get a couple of the beers that I would have really wanted to try. Other than that, worth the stop if you're in the area.

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The Pike Brewing Company

in Seattle, Washington

4.18/5  rDev +9.1% | Avg: 3.83
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Really cool place where I enjoyed a sampler with my wife. We also had a couple of appetizers. They have a very large selection of beers (their own root beers) and you were very satisfied with both the food and the beer. The decor was very good and the place was overall a good vibe place. I will say that the lighting at the tables was extremely bright. I felt like a surgeon in the operating room. Other than that, awesome place and absolutely worth a stop when in Seattle.

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Ramirez Beverage Center

in Los Angeles, California

3.66/5  rDev -16.4% | Avg: 4.38
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Massive store with a huge selection of craft beer. Warehouse feel to the place and not much in the way of service, but if you have time to peruse and look through all the beer, you may stumble upon a gem or three.

Prices are standard, parking lot is big, easy to be in and out.

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Bandit Brewery

in Toronto, Ontario

3.6/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.6
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25

Soft opening, will re-review later. Pleasant looking place in a bit of a run down area, however not far from a few other new breweries. Medium sized, you can get parking, and staff is attentive if not up to date on the beers that they brew.

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Liquid Riot Bottling Company

in Portland, Maine

3.93/5  rDev -0.5% | Avg: 3.95
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Big, loud place, feels more like a nightclub than a brew pub. Had a solid selection , beers were OK. Not great, not bad. Bartender was very friendly and service was great. Probably wouldn't go back, but glad I stopped to check it out.

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