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Market Garden Brewery

in Cleveland, Ohio

4.22/5  rDev +6% | Avg: 3.98
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Post, well, you know where we started, let us not even pretend otherwise. It’s right around the corner from Fitzgeraldtown (won’t you take me to?), this one’s got 3 cops out front, wondering if they weren’t expecting me?

Rounded ‘L’ shaped wet laminate topped wood bar with a wood panel base & foot box; and seating for 2 dozen+ on hightop chairs. 2 towers of 12 with mad logo handles on the wraparound bar. Booze countered, shelved glassware over mirrored panels, and tap list pieces showing beer, style, & ABV.

14 taps (Retro Hippo, 10%, Barleywine; Prosperity Wheat, 6%, Hefeweizen; Progress, 5.5%, German Pils; Citramax, 6.7%, IPA; Midnight Vorlauf, 6.5%, Coffee Porter; Friar Power, 8.7%, Belgian Tripel; Chinook Strike, 5.5%, Pale Ale; Wallace Tavern, 8%, Scotch Ale; Illuminator, 8.5%, Dopplebock; Particle Accelerator, 9%, Imperial Rye Pale Ale; Boss, 5%, Amber Lager; #Kolsch, 5%; Viking, 5.5%, Pale Ale; St. Emeric’s Stout, 4.5%, nitro Dry Irish Stout), + 10 guest taps including Oskar Blues 10 Fidy & Great Divide Hercules, goods from Fatheads, Boulevard, Heavy Seas, Humboldt, & 4 String, and cider & ginger beer. Had the Progress (solid Pils), Citramax (nice IPA), and the Boss (tasty Amber, good balance, nice malt backbone).

Dark and kind of clubby, at this hour at least. Now, it’s politics and midnight Friday in Cleve-the-land. Large room to the rear curtained off just now and a snow covered pen. I think I may have solicited the best breakfast skinny from the cops, how soon is now? I really need a day of not starting somewhere else and seeing the scene.

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Other Half Brewing Co.

in Brooklyn, New York

4.5/5  rDev +2% | Avg: 4.41
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Been here a few times, all awesome. Sometimes the crowds are heavy, but I like that in the world of beer. Never been to one of the more chaotic can releases, but based on my experiences there, employees are super helpful, and the beer is obviously awesome.

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MacGregor's Grill & Tap Room - Henrietta

in Rochester, New York

4.11/5  rDev +6.5% | Avg: 3.86
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

I used to frequent here when I attended college at RIT. I still go occasionally though it's been a few months since my last visit.

Draft beer selection is great! They offer around 100 on tap, and always have something different there as a special. Depending on when you go, the atmosphere can be bland, but on normal drinking nights and RIT hockey nights it can get pretty busy! Service is usually good, can be a wait if the bar is swamped busy.

They have darts, two pool tables, and a bunch of arcade style games like Big Buck Hunter and Golden Tee. Jukebox is one of those ones you can control from a phone, so you don't need to walk over to it.

I have experienced dirty tap lines there once. It's not the cleanest place (sticky floors occasionally), but certainly not dirty., but if you want a great selection of beers and a comfortable atmosphere with some pretty good food, I recommend it!

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Roc Brewing Company

in Rochester, New York

4.31/5  rDev +6.7% | Avg: 4.04
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

I was here two weeks ago, it being my second time overall. A lot has changed since the last time I was there! (2 years ago or so)

I'm now a big fan of this place! When I went recently, it was packed, but not overly crowded... a great atmosphere overall! The bar area was standing room only, and within seconds of walking up to the bar we were greeted by staff. I had beer in my hand within two minutes of walking in. Ordered a flight, and grabbed one of the last remaining tables. One of the best parts - they have a large selection of board games! We played Cards Against Humanity there for over an hour while drinking our beers. Oh and they have shuffleboard too! Friendly staff, good selection of beers, and an awesome atmosphere. Overall, it was a great experience.

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AJ's Beer Warehouse

in Rochester, New York

4.67/5  rDev +5.4% | Avg: 4.43
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

THE place to go in Rochester if you want the best selection of beers. Staff has always been friendly. They occasionally have beer samplings which is always a plus. A large selection of beers on tap to fill your growler. You can get beers in singles, each individually marked. While the prices are average to slightly higher than average, the great selection they have is worth it.

Their stock seems to be increasing too, as one of their back rooms which previously held little content is now nearly full!

They also think smart. When KBS 2016 was released, they only allowed a certain portion of the bottles to be sold in the AM. This allowed people (like me) to come in after work and not be SOL!

I highly recommend AJ's. It's out of my way compared to other stores in the area, but the drive there is worth it every time.

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Trails Inn Tap Haus

in Miles City, Montana

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

The Trails Inn Tap Haus is located in historic downtown Miles City, Montana. With 33 carefully selected draught beers on tap, a great liquor selection, a clean and spacious atmosphere, and the best pizza in town, you're sure to have a great time.

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Binny's Beverage Depot

in Oak Brook, Illinois

3.99/5  rDev -4.1% | Avg: 4.16
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Former Container Store location as others have mentioned, the facade doesn't really match the look of their other megastores. Inside it's more familiar, beer is located toward the back half of the store, to the right. They had a dedicated shelf to glassware, and had more interspersed on the shelves with their respective bottles. Marz, Half Acre, Rev, Chouffe, Duvel, Hacker Pschorr Mini-krugs.

Staff was friendly, a couple people said hello and one was asking people if they needed help.

Selection was deep, noticed occasional dust so check dates as always.
Not a lot of traditional lambic, Lindemans and Oud Beersel, St. Louis Fond Tradition.
Heavy selection of regional micros, full lines from Pipeworks, Half Acre, Hailstorm, Marz, Off Color, Rev, etc. Noticed a few oddball brewers from Nebraska and Canada that I hadn't seen before.

Checkout was easy, they ID everyone it seems. Overall a good experience here.

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De Bierkoning

in Amsterdam, Netherlands

4.51/5  rDev -2.8% | Avg: 4.64
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Store after visiting in the state of light relaxation, but I will try to evaluate it objectively:
1) Location is just excellent, very easy to find;
2) The appearance of the store - nothing special;
3) The beer choice is very large, I think everyone can yourself to find something interesting;
4) Service bad, the seller was standing behind the counter and did not pay any attention. It is possible to be a closer. I advise you to drive bearded !!!

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Modus Operandi Brewing Co.

in Mona Vale, Australia

4.7/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.7
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Great informal garage style brewery. Sonic Prayer IPA is finally a west coast style ipa that tastes fresh and great! Paddle boards are good too. Some beers a bit similar but gems among!

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Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Grove Brewery & Bierhall

in Saint Louis, Missouri

4.29/5  rDev -2.3% | Avg: 4.39
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Much larger than I anticipated - a true bierhall, I suppose. Very nice thick wooden benches and tables. The food was delicious and the beer selection was outstanding - something for everyone, you could say. Will definitely go back again.

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Howells & Hood

in Chicago, Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +11.5% | Avg: 3.57
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

An interesting bar. Even has some heady quotations from famous people on the walls.
Great outdoor urban drinking garden in the summer.
With over 100 taps, the beer has lots of quality, but the food is, well, bar food.

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Novare Res Bier Café

in Portland, Maine

5/5  rDev +12.1% | Avg: 4.46
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

What is there to say about about this place? It's the best. Amazing selection of foreign and Maine beers. Menu is just what it should be - mix of great cheese pairings and cut-above pub food. Justifiably beloved.

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The Half Barrel

in Knoxville, Tennessee

4.05/5  rDev +7.4% | Avg: 3.77
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Being so close to a college is a blessing and a curse. Easy to get numbers, but it can take away from the overall experience. I started going while in college there and fell in love with the place. The bartenders were nice, the beer selection (and liquor) is easily the most of anywhere near campus, and the food is delicious. One of my biggest complaints is having so many TVs going and also allowing smoking, but that's just my personal opinion. Not bad at all, but could be better. If you're in the area, I definitely recommend grabbing a burger or some wings, kick back for a while, and enjoy what they have to offer.

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Red Dog Wine & Spirits

in Franklin, Tennessee

3.43/5  rDev -19.5% | Avg: 4.26
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.75

I've been to a few places in the Franklin/Cool Spring area to buy beer over the last year or two. This was a nice choice. It's unassumingly in a strip mall and the lighting was very dim. I scored a DFH 120 minute (limit 1) and a Crooked Stave Silly Cybies, though I paid through the nose for it. The vibe was very laid back here. Nobody approached me to ask questions or offer help.

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New Holland Brewing Company

in Holland, Michigan

3.9/5  rDev -5.3% | Avg: 4.12
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I liked the feel of this place. My daughter and I went for a late night dinner. Not too crowded, so we got seated right away. Nice size menu with a variety of items. The only bad part of our experience was our waitress. She was very slow to bring us our drinks. The place wasn't that crowded. I had asked for a second beer when I was halfway thru my dinner. She came back when we were both finished and ask if she could get us anything else. I asked for my other beer. She had completely forgotten about it. My husband came here on another night and thinks he had the same waitress because he had the same issue with his waitress. I would go back.

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Kings Cove

in Holland, Michigan

3.64/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.64
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Kind of a small warehouse feel to this place. The ladies at the counter were helpful when I needed it. They had some beer specials up front but, the rest of the beers were in the back. Decent selection of beers on the shelf. They have a wall of coolers with beers in them. I didn't look thru that because I was looking for beers to take home.

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Darrell's Market And Hardware

in Mason, Michigan

3.97/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.97
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Darrell's is a small town grocery and hardware store. They also have a great selection of craft beer. You will find most Michigan breweries that distribute and some others from around the midwest. They have a small singles section. You can even find some of the limited releases. The beer section is clean and well organized. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They also have a great meat department. Pick up your beer and something to put on the grill.

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Resto

in New York, New York

4.06/5  rDev -6.9% | Avg: 4.36
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Easy to locate with the Resto sign on 29th Street just off Park Ave. This is a decent sized restaurant with plenty of tables and a bar with a white grey stone top that can seat about 10. Potted plants line the front window and the place is comfortable with all the woods. Look like 8 beers on draft - Piraat, LaTrappe, Martens Witte, and Bavik were a few. The burger is very flavorful and juicy. Service was a bit slow despite the small crowd, but was friendly. This is a great stop for food and a belgian beer.

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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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