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Wantagh Beverage

in Wantagh, New York

4.49/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.77
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

I've been going to the Barn for 2 1/2 yrs. The store usually has all the latest selections from all the top breweries. The prices are pretty good and if you can't find what your looking for they will try to find it, if requested.
The staff is polite, informed and help carry beer out to my car. I got a couple of kegs there and the prices were a little better then some other places I called.
The Barn is my go to store when I'm buying beer. (441 characters)

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Gimbel's Liquors

in Brookline, Massachusetts

2.89/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.12
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2

Small local liquor store. Decent selection of liquor and wine for such a small store, but the beer selection is quite minimal. If this wasn't the closest place for me to buy beer, I'd never go there when looking for a 6 pack. Prices are pretty typical for Brookline; overpriced but that comes from the location. Can't fault them for that. (343 characters)

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Chan's Wine World

in Destin, Florida

4.19/5  rDev -4.3% | rAvg: 4.38
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Pretty good sized store with a vast array of bottles and cans. Was able to find some DFH WW stout, some good selections of Stillwater, some White Oak Jai Alai as well as some other stuff. Staff was rather friendly and didn't bother me instead of letting me peruse at will. Definitely a must stop for vacationers in the area. (326 characters)

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Lost Nation Brewing

in Morrisville, Vermont

4.39/5  rDev +1.2% | rAvg: 4.34
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Excellent beer experience, offering just a little bit of a twist to it.

The turn off to the place is a little misleading, figured it out, but it's easy to miss as you have to go down a service road by the industrial park area.

However, once arriving it's a great space. There is an excellent benched area for the biergarten which is what I really like to find in places like this. The other is a bar/restaurant area for you to also partake in the food and drinks as well, which is where I sat and ate.

I loved the diversity of the styles they had, it was one of the few places in Vermont that had this and they were also done real well. Service is real fantastic, as the staff handled my food and order of cans to go real nicely too.

Really like the experience here, I would easily return (797 characters)

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Hill Farmstead Brewery

in Greensboro Bend, Vermont

4.44/5  rDev +0.5% | rAvg: 4.42
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

THe place has certainly grown since I last visited..

A real nice spot that has a great view of the mountains. A slight dirt part road near Greensboro and a few short paved miles from Hardwick sits the brewery. A large wooden tasting room is in the works, and there is now a better views from the facility and greenspace to take in that great Vermont scenery.

Excellent quality brews, with the saisons often being my favorites to enjoy. The place is busy quite often, and it all depends on how easy/hard it is to get growler fills. Also there's usually only about 8 different taps with 2 of them more than likely always Edward and Everett for selection. If the place is busy you wont have to come here to find their beers elsewhere in town in bars and restaurants.

The staff does well though with the demand and control of customers and crowds however. Still if you are interested in the beers, you may want to save your trouble to go to some of the businesses instead for the ontap offerings. Still, worth a visit, and the drive up is always a great one too. (1,068 characters)

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U Slovanské Lípy

in Praha, Czech Republic

4.15/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.15
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Great bar and restaurant in the suburb of Prague, Zizkov. Lovely wood panelling decor and brightly coloured windows. 8 taps or so of Czech microbrews which were excellent and difficult to find anywhere else. Food looked great but didn't eat. Definitely one to try on a route around Zizkov which has some other great bars. (321 characters)

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Restaurace Kulový blesk

in Praha, Czech Republic

4.16/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.16
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Fantastic bar and restaurant not far from central Prague. 10 or so taps of very well kept beer, mostly Czech microbrews and an extensive bottle list of internationals. Great food such as pork ribs, goulash etc, huge portions. Be warned very popular at times and getting a table might be difficult. Definitely worth the small trek. (330 characters)

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Illegal Beer - Pivotéka

in Praha, Czech Republic

4.07/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.07
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Nice small craft beer bar in the central New Town. Has a good range of Czech microbrews on either tap or bottle, particularly Clock. Knowledgeable and helpful bar staff who allow tasting. No real international beers but the local ones are very good so no problems. Worth a visit. (279 characters)

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Julio's Liquors

in Westborough, Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev -4.1% | rAvg: 4.66
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Yesterday was the second time I visited, and I spent a considerable amount of time browsing. I ended up leaving with a few beers that I hadn't seen much of in Western Mass too much: Logsdon and Jolly Pumpkin.

The staff seemed pretty knowledgable and were willing to offer suggestions and information about some of the newer brews they had in stock (one of which was Kung Fu Hobo from Smuttlabs), which I added to the mix six. Speaking of the mix six, as soon as you hit the 6 beer or more mark (any size... bomber, 750, 12 ounce bottle, etc), you automatically receive 15% off each beer. So if you were in there looking for something that only comes out once a year, or is pricey, that could be a good way to save some money. The best part is that the mix six doesn't all have to be the same size. Theoretically, you could buy 5 really cheap beers and one really expensive beer and still get the discount.

The organization of store could be a little better, but once you do a walk through, you can kind of see why certain beers are placed where they are; however, I have seen it done much better (Table and Vine of West Springfield for example).

Overall, it's a place that is definitely worth stopping if you are in the area in search of "good" beer. (1,262 characters)

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Mahrs-Bräu

in Bamberg, Germany

3.99/5  rDev -6.3% | rAvg: 4.26
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

This is a must visit for any German beer lover in Bamberg. The people are very nice, especially if you can speak some of the Language. The beer is first rate. We had our car and did not have a hard time finding the place.
That said some days they only have 2 beers on wooden cask. but they are really great beers. enjoy.

Food standard German fair. Depending on what your used too, its decent. (393 characters)

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Whole Foods Market - Cranbrook

in Ann Arbor, Michigan

3.94/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.95
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

You know the deal at whole foods.....food, beer, more food

Go for all your food needs, pick up some beer if you need some...they have plenty of quality options of the typical, local,regional and national good stuff....there obviously are better beer options in town, but this place will do just fine in a pinch (311 characters)

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Erbelli's Gourmet Pizza

in Kalamazoo, Michigan

3.76/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.13
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Stopped in for a beer ( or two.. ) and a bite

Beer selection was decent but not really amazing

Food was good ( tried a pizza and a salad ) but kinda expensive for what you are getting....pretty mini pizza was like $15....

Service was decent and friendly enough.

Tap beer served in a frozen glass, c'mon ...one of my pet peeves to be served quality beer in one of these....oh well

Worth a visit if in the area but nothing overly special.... (445 characters)

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Epic Brewing Company

in Denver, Colorado

4.1/5  rDev +0.7% | rAvg: 4.07
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75

Vibe: Nice open area for seating, lots of friendly engaging folks and just a good vibe buzzing around the place. The brewing side is open to the tasting area, and they were mashing when we were there, smelled great.

Quality: These beers are very good, easily top 10 in the state. They also have a big variety of styles and the base belgian and fruit varients were all very nice.

Service: Average service, not bad.

Selection: They had a LOT of beers to try, maybe around 18 or 20. They had some seasonals, one-offs, limited editions, and some standard fare. This is just about perfect. (587 characters)

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Russian River Brewing Company

in Santa Rosa, California

4.14/5  rDev -7% | rAvg: 4.45
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I've heard rumors of this place having a wait of 3 hours or more so I was very happy to immediately get a table when I walked in. I had just been doing some wine tasting in Sonoma and decided since we were in the neighborhood to drop and and get some PTE on tap. Service was quick the beer was delicious and the bar had a very nice crowd. It wasn't busy but it also wasn't empty. (381 characters)

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Heavy Seas Beer

in Baltimore, Maryland

4.39/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.4
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Modest taproom at the production brewery actually has a sweet, traditional bar that complements the pirate-themed industrial space well. Staff is excellent and knowledgable, and it was swell to get there at the shift end so we could chat with the brewers for a bit over a pint.

Seven taps, two casks, bottles and growlers and cases to-go. Loose Cannon and their big stouts were fantastic. Colorful branding, some sweet paintings and tacky pirate decor everywhere. Tiny parking lot, but its right off of 695 and 895; very easy to get to from Bmore or Annapolis. They schedulw tours in advance but were full during our impromptu vist. Will definitely drop by if we're driving through the area again! (700 characters)

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Schram Vineyards Winery & Brewery

in Waconia, Minnesota

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

Unique to Minnesota, this hybrid winery/vineyard/brewery west of the Twin Cities sits in serene countryside, surrounded by farmland, next door to a grass runway airport, and overlooking a lake. The recently renovated facilites and grounds are very well done, with an outbuilding bar pavilion and even bocce courts. Atmosphere and staff both seem more vino friendly.

Flights available of 4 small pours for $10, 8 taps total with intermittent casks (not over our visit though). Beer is mostly pedestrian, five we had were very watery, but the flagship IPA and their stout were pretty solid. Just missed a white wine barreled French saison that sounded fantastic, so they are using their old wine barrels wisely!

Service was very flustered, and as I said the staff was much more passionate about the wine selection. They do have food trucks frequently, as well as live entertainment. Great place to check out, especially if your SO is more into wine than beer! (960 characters)

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Jug & Bottle Dept.

in Tampa, Florida

4.51/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.51
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

It's nice to finally have a craft beer store here in Tampa with a cool vibe. It’s an older building on the corner of one-way Florida Ave in Seminole Heights. Parking sucks with only 2 spaces, but there is not much they can do about it since its in an historic urban setting. It’s not the largest place but it’s very will stocked and laid out. All the beers on the left wall are in order of style, room temp and stocked to the ceiling. That's a big bonus having the beers in style order. Beers on the right wall are 6 packs and bombers all in coolers. in the back are some cool local stuff like local ground coffee and treats. The center island has the growler section and checkout. I really like the layout. Prices are remarkably reasonable for such an establishment, pretty much on par with ABC or Total Wine. Overall this is a must stop while in Tampa and remember you are buying from a local place not the corporate stores. 4.50 (939 characters)

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Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

in Bamberg, Germany

3.96/5  rDev -4.6% | rAvg: 4.15
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Simple to anyone that want to visit a unique place and sample the beer and food, Its a must visit.
Its really depends on your mood and what you expect. Its old and wood every where, every review tell you that.

I go for the company and the history. Not really the beer as smoked beer is not my thing. and lucky you are not forced to drink it if you do no want to. also there lots of better places for the "onion" (412 characters)

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Riverside Liquors

in Frederick, Maryland

4.59/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.59
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Located on the north side of town Riverside is now one of Frederick's largest beverage retailers, since taking over the Blockbuster video store next door in May 2010. It now boasts approximately 7300 sq ft of retail space. And with all that extra space the store has significantly expanded its craft beer offerings. Riverside now offers a wide selection of beer, wine and liquor. They have a 20-door cooler dedicated solely for beer. In addition there are several aisles of bombers and cases of sixers that are piled on the floor in front of the coolers. So if you can't find something in the cooler check the floor. Riverside is usually the first place to get newly released beers in decent quantities due to their being a large volume retailer. If you can't find it elsewhere chances are you'll find it at Riverside. The staff have always been helpful and willing to check inventory for any beers that I was looking for that were not on the shelf. All in all a great one-stop shop for craft beer in Frederick. (1,012 characters)

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The Pub

in Nashville, Tennessee

3.69/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.69
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Stopped in here while in Nashville for a bachelor party to grab a drink.

Large manufactured "British pub" styled restaurant, a bit too brightly lit for an authentic pub feel IMO. Lots of taps, mostly taken up by British/Irish/euro macros. A handful of craft taps and locals- probably about 6 taps. Bartenders were nice, but seemed a bit less than knowledgeable when we asked about locals, or what was on the rotating craft taps. I was able to snag a great local beer from Calf Killer. Didn't eat, but they had a large menu of the usual "pub fare" common to these types of places. In The Gulch. I would probably stop in again for a drink if I was in the area, but better spots with better selections aren't too far away.

Small outdoor patio if you like being outside. Probably a decent place to grab a beer and watch a soccer game if open early enough. (861 characters)

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Broken Tooth Brewing

in Anchorage, Alaska

4/5  rDev -6.8% | rAvg: 4.29
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.75

Place is always packed so expect a wait. Often can't even get a solo seat at the bar. Overall vibe is nice with beer themed decor, but it's really a pizza place that brews beer, as that's the main focus. Decent selection but could have a few more taps to try the specialty releases. Only a couple on tap at any given time. Service is decent but the wait is always long so that could be improved or add a brew focused section that's more tasting room, less hotel eatery in Midtown. (480 characters)

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Bayside Brewing Company

in Erieau, Ontario

4.04/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.04
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.75

A friend and I stopped at this lovely little brewpub, located on the southern shores of Rondeau Bay in the beach/cottage hamlet of Erieau, Ontario. Roughly 30 minutes' drive off of the 401, south of Blenheim. There is a spacious patio out back with a beautiful view of the bay. The food was delicious; the fire-stone-cooked pizza was amazing, and the soft pretzel (with honey mustard aioli and balsamic) was quite tasty, too. The beers themselves are also good, though not necessarily going out of your way for - the food, however, is to die for. The staff were exceedingly friendly and the place seemed to be pretty busy on a Monday afternoon. If you're planning to visit on a summer weekend, you might want to call ahead and make sure there's room.

If you're passing through Chatham-Kent in the summertime and have a few hours to spare, this is a great spot to enjoy some delicious food and beer by the lakeshore. I definitely plan to return next year. (955 characters)

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One Mile House

in New York, New York

3.98/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.36
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

This place was pretty close to my hotel (I usually don't stay at hotels in NYC, but I was in town for a couple days, so there you go), and open late...very late actually, with the kitchen closing at midnight, and the bar closing at a whopping 4am! So I planned for a "late" dinner here after a show. Pretty basic neighborhood pub layout, with a double sided bar and a bunch of tables, including a good-sized dining area. Seemed like a bit of a "party crowd," but that's about right for this area, seemingly. The catch is: lots of good craft beer here!

Yes, a large taplist here, with lots of selections and very good diversity; something for everyone, just about. I had a Szech N Brett, and a Grimm Rainbow Dome, but also available were such items as Plead the 5th, Dieu du Ciel, and promises of Hill Farmstead on deck. And Westbrook Gose cans. Good stuff. Service was a little chaotic, but considering the busier crowd, not bad. I think my bartender was in training, but he seemed to be handling himself okay.

The food was pretty good as well. I was famished from literally not eating all day (long story), so the fried chicken club really hit the spot.

Sure, I'd recommend this spot. Certainly the best bar I've found in the ABC neighborhood, or whatever this area is considered, and possibly even the best bar I've been to downtown Manhattan, outside of the Blind Tiger, just going by beer selection alone. (1,412 characters)

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Other Half Brewing Co.

in Brooklyn, New York

3.84/5  rDev -8.1% | rAvg: 4.18
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

I've been wanting to stop in OH for a while, and finally got the chance recently, though I had to rush uptown for a show, so I unfortunately couldn't spend too much time there.

This is located in what seems to me like a pretty crummy part of town, I hate to say, but it's nothing unexpected from my years of brewery seeking, and certainly not the worst area I've ever been in to visit a brewery. Mostly industrial, and the brewery itself is in an old warehouse next to an auto shop or something. The tasting room is fairly small, no bar to sit at, but a small table area. The staff seemed friendly enough, and definitely knew their stuff. They had several beers available on tap, but unfortunately didn't offer sampler flights. Again, my time was limited and I didn't want to get loaded, so I just tried a couple, namely "Oat Junkie" and "Green Is For G's." They were okay, but I wasn't really a fan of either. I was disappointed I couldn't get a flight and sample more, but such is life.

Would I go back? Definitely, if I had more time. I may have gotten a couple clunkers, but I would like to try more of their brews to get a better feel for them. I did notice they distribute a lot to NYC bars, and they seem to have regular can releases, so I'll have to "save room" for them next time I'm in the city. (1,307 characters)

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Hops Hill

in Brooklyn, New York

4.29/5  rDev -13.2% | rAvg: 4.94
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

I was a little confused finding this place...the street numbers seem to be kind of mixed up on this block, but eventually I found it. Very small and simple, but you can tell there's good stuff going on here. I visited when the bar had just opened for the day, as I had a few other stops lined up. The bartender--I forget his name--was very friendly and surprisingly knowledgeable about the beer scene in general. The interesting bottle graveyard leads me to believe that some equally interesting characters frequent this place.

The tap and bottle list wasn't the hugest, but there was definitely a lot of good stuff available. Prairie Bomb! happened to be on tap, and while I'm not a big fan of that beer, I couldn't turn down the opportunity. Also sighted were selections from the Bruery, Maine, even Lost Nation...I didn't even know those guys distributed outside VT. The bottle list bragged such names as Cascade, Crooked Stave (some of the rarer stuff too), Tilquin, BCBS, and even Westbrook Gose cans (though I guess NYC gets them now, since I saw them at other bars too). Typical city mark-ups on pricetags, but nice to know the bottles are available if you really want them.

I wasn't able to have food there, but the menu was pretty small with just a few good-looking sandwich options.

Cool place overall, and worth going out of the way for. I only regret I couldn't stay longer, but I'd like to go back eventually. (1,425 characters)