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The Office Tavern Grill

in Morristown, New Jersey

4.24/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.24
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

This restaurant/bar is a fixture on the main street in Morristown, NJ. It has recently been renovated and is popular destination for dinner and drinks in the thriving downtown. The menu is eclectic and the food is very well prepared, although on a busy night the service can be a little slow. But the vibe is great and you don't mind stretching the meal out a little. The bar is great with a terrific selection of craft beers, which alway include local New Jersey brews (Carton, Kane, Magnify), as well as excellent American craft beer and some from Europe. The selection changes frequently. I enjoy having dinner here or, on a Saturday afternoon, just stopping by to see what's on draught and enjoying a pour.

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The Iron Press

in Anaheim, California

2.95/5  rDev -24.4% | Avg: 3.9
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 2.5

In the packinghouse building in Anaheim. Good location. Beers are pricey and rotate often. Watch out the staff might try to steal your change for tips.

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Pulpit Rock Brewing Company

in Decorah, Iowa

4.04/5  rDev -2.7% | Avg: 4.15
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Recently stopped in while in town to visit another local brewing company (you may have heard of them) and to get in a couple rounds of disc golf. Located in a cinder block building, it houses a small bar and some tables. On the day of my visit, on a late Friday afternoon with temps in the 70's, the outdoor patio was packed. Inside, I found a stool at the noisy, friendly bar and proceeded to try some of their brews. Damn tasty brews! The selection was small, about 5 or 6 of their beers if I remember correctly, plus a guest beer and a cider. I tried 3, ranked in order from least favorite to favorite, Whippy DIPA, 5th Ave. West Coast IPA and Pour-Over Porter. Enjoyed them all, but the Porter was probably my favorite beer that I had during my stay in town. I even went back later that night to have another Porter. Walked in expecting nothing, walked away very impressed. A pleasant surprise. The famous place is not the only game in town.

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Blind Lady Ale House & Automatic Brewing Co.

in San Diego, California

2.98/5  rDev -27.8% | Avg: 4.13
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 1 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Overrated and overpriced. There are so many better options in San Diego. I can't stand a place that charges $8 for local pints. Go to monkey paw, hamiltons, toronado or small bar instead.

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Woodman's Markets

in Beloit, Wisconsin

4.12/5  rDev +5.9% | Avg: 3.89
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Vibe was alright - small liquor store feel located in, but separate from, a Woodmans. Quality was solid and prices were outstanding. Service was fine, although no one ever came to see if I needed help finding something (I did) or offer suggestions. Selection was expansive, but straightforward. Nothing rare or hard to find. Most importantly, they had everything you'd want from New Glarus so if thats what you are looking for - this is a great stop just over the IL/WI border.

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Binny's Beverage Depot

in Algonquin, Illinois

4.26/5  rDev -3.4% | Avg: 4.41
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75

Vibe and quality were exactly what you expect from a Binny's.

Service was great here - but the beer selection - both "craft" and imports - was thin, especially compared to other Binny's.

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Badger Spirits

in Beloit, Wisconsin

4.38/5  rDev +7.1% | Avg: 4.09
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Have to give a shout-out to the guys at Badger Spirits in Beloit. Nothing special looking store, but they've got a great selection of craft beer. Available in six packs, singles or mix your own six packs. They also had an impressive collection of some harder to find top notch beers. Mike was very helpful offering suggestions, tidbits, and advice on finding some harder to find Wisconsin beers. All around this is what you want from a local beer shop.

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The Tipping Point

in Montgomery, Alabama

4.93/5  rDev +9.3% | Avg: 4.51
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

This is my go to spot for a quality beer. Very broad selection with fantastic knowledge from the staff. Highly recommend for anyone that wants to broaden their spectrum on beer. Food is great, the hotdogs are awesome, my favorite is the Carolina Dog. Great family friendly atmosphere.

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Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery

in Denver, Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.3% | Avg: 3.95
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Vibe - Cool. Great location (on the corner of Lawrence and 20th, one block away from Coors Field).

Quality - Good.

Service - Good. The Bar Maid was friendly (and cute).

Selection - Good. No guest beers.

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in Newport, Rhode Island

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

Norey', Newport is Rhode Island's only World Class beer bar. Since it is only open for dinner 6 nights a week, it is often missed. It is located on Broadway, a few blocks from downtown, an area often missed by visitors. The tap list is constantly changing as well as the daily menu. Look for monthly World Class tap takeovers and check noreys.com/craft-beer for the lasted tap list. Also free live music on Wed. @ 8:30 & free live jazz Thurs. @7:30.

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Sedona Taphouse

in Norwalk, Connecticut

3.85/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.55
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Kind of a weird vibe in there, feels a little like a hotel bar both in appearance and general feel of the population of people going there. Not sure I loved that part. Excellent bottle list, and a large number of taps that are above average in terms of curation since they changed beer managers. Location is a little weird, not really near anything else other than the new Colony Pizza in Norwalk.

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Little Pub

in Wilton, Connecticut

4.15/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.41
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.75

Outstanding food, pretty robust bottle list including some harder to find large format beers. Tap wise they have one or two rotating lines which often feature Maine Brewing beers, which native New Englanders know is the real deal. Special beers will get tapped randomly on a Monday at lunch time, things like FBD, G-Bot, Maine Lunch, Bourbon County Stout and the like. Watch their beermenus page for updates!

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Cox's Spirits

in Dalton, Georgia

3.55/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.49
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75

Checked this place out while in town on business. It was very easy to find, it seems like Cox's and Holmes are owned by brothers from what I was told but there is a good difference in the selection. I went to both and was able to find each had the same base selection Cox's had a few the other did not have a vice versa. They had a great selection, the staff was very helpful and nice but not very knowledgeable of the beers. They did offer to order anything I wanted they could get. It is worth a trip for sure.

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Whole Foods Market- Indian School Plaza

in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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

Not the best Whole Foods in the world as it's on the smaller side and doesn't have the different food and drink options of other, bigger Whole Foods.

But as far as beer selection, this is one of the better stops in Albuquerque. If you'd rather do one-stop shopping as opposed to going to a liquor store, this is the place to stop in.

Excellent beer selection that includes bombers and local stuff. They also do mix-a-sixers here and singles, so it's a good stop if you are looking for local cans and bottles in variety.

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Baileys' Range

in Saint Louis, Missouri

4.23/5  rDev -3.6% | Avg: 4.39
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Visited late on a Monday night with Wade and Adam, about 10:30pm. The kitchen was still open.

V – Bright and shiny. The vibe, in my opinion, is decidedly not a beer bar. Don’t get me wrong, it is a very nice place, but most BAs would not expect this to be a good beer bar, but it is. 4

Q – No reason to have a concern over so many taps. Beer tasted fresh. Clean and proper glassware. 4.25

Ser – Great service. Friendly. Advice given freely. 4.25

Sel – A good selection of beer. Same owner as Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar, but I believe the Bridge (at least during my visit to St. Louis) had a better tap list on this visit. 4.25

F – Had a great burger. Fries, even with dipping sauce were lacking. Frickles were good as well. 4.25

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Lets Do Wine!

in Depew, New York

4.66/5  rDev +63.5% | Avg: 2.85
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75

This is one of two local places that I've found since I moved to Buffalo from NYC in 2014. It's a great small shop and I love the fact that it is local. I used to mainly order from online. Although their variety is limited, the staff is willing to order anything you want. Sometimes you can even get a discount when the Bills win a game! It's nice to actually be in a room full of beer supplies as opposed to shopping online. It's inspiring.

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FreeWheel Brewing Company

in Redwood City, California

5/5  rDev +26.3% | Avg: 3.96
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

All house cask brews use reverse-osmosis water made to match pH and taste with London's water.

Excellent Fish & Chips and other pub fare made by actual trained chefs. Kid's sizes available.

Many events fun events (live music, trivia nights, singles trivia, beer club) find the calendar. Family-friendly.

They have board games, ample parking and close around 10:00pm. Staff are mostly younger yet very professional. Owners are sometimes onsite to talk about brewing.

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in Sacramento, California

4.06/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.06
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Interesting tasting room in midtown, as you walk in you actually walk down into an expansive basement. To the left there is a farm display explaining how the brewery uses local ingredients. The place is super chill, pet friendly and very easy to get beers. A great spot!

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New Helvetia Brewing Company

in Sacramento, California

3.93/5  rDev +2.3% | Avg: 3.84
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Smallish brewery located near midtown. The vibe inside is pretty chill with seating available in a patio setting, as well as inside. There are a number of in-house options with one special release. Service is pretty quick, but lines can get long at times. No food in-house, but there are food trucks parked out front.

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Sactown Union Brewery

in Sacramento, California

3.85/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.85
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Sactown Union is a bit hard to find with the only signage up being one sign painted on the side of some crates. Once inside there are a number of in-house selections a few IPAs, an oatmeal stout and two Germanic options (kolsh and alt) there is also one limited selection as well. The vibe is pretty chill, though it can take a moment to get served. No food options, but food trucks are usually parked out front.

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in Berkeley, California

4.34/5  rDev +6.4% | Avg: 4.08
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Easy access from the downtown Berkeley BART station. Great vibe with the old feel to the place. The server was great, the food great, and the beer good!

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Eastwood Brewing Co.

in Syracuse, New York

4.78/5  rDev +18.9% | Avg: 4.02
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Cool little one barrel operation, the brewmaster is on hand to discuss his brews. The bar maid is fun and very good at keeping up with the demand. And on both of my visits the selection was completely different and good.
Live DJ playing records from the late 70's and early 80's and people hanging out playing board games
Try it out !

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Echo Tap & Grille

in Mountainside, New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.9
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

This is a new establishment on a busy stretch of US Route 22 in suburban Union County, New Jersey. It's housed in a newly-constructed building that has an industrial feel. Since it opened, it's become quite popular and is almost always packed. It features numerous large screen TV's which give it a sports bar aura. The menu features all the typical fare, which is tasty and well presented. Because the place is busy, the service is sometimes a little slow but the servers are nice. The name seems to take advantage of the craft beer craze. There are always some good craft beers on draught, along with the usual suspects.

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in Austin, Texas

4.5/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.5
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Upscale Italian Restaurant with nineteen taps, and six are Italian beers. The front glass walls open to allow the breeze into the spacious dining area. Long, full service bar available as well. Try the small focaccia sandwiches - delicious!

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Guero's Taco Bar

in Austin, Texas

4.01/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.01
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Four Texas beers in cans/bottles, and eight domestic and Mexican beers either on tap or in cans/bottles. Wine and full liquor bar. Great atmosphere with sidewalk seating. Good happy hour, and daily food specials. Tasty salsas and chips/guacamole.

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