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in Portland, Oregon

4.65/5  rDev +7.6% | rAvg: 4.32
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

This place is absolutely amazing and is a MUST visit if you are in PDX.

Cool vibe inside, lots of seating outside too. Tap list was great and the bottle list was even better. Service was also great. (204 characters)

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Bailey's Taproom

in Portland, Oregon

3.96/5  rDev -10.2% | rAvg: 4.41
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Cool place. Solid but not spectacular. What Bailey's has going for it is location. If you are staying downtown on the west side of the river, there aren't many great beer bars, so Bailey's stands out. Tap list when I was there was solid, but nothing worth noting. Vibe is pretty cool too. (295 characters)

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Cascade Brewing Barrel House

in Portland, Oregon

4.61/5  rDev +1.1% | rAvg: 4.56
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

This is a must visit in PDX, espeically if you are a sour lover (which I am admittedly, not). The atmosphere is laid back and interesting, the service is great and the selection is fantastic. Would definitely go back on a future visit. (237 characters)

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Food Lion #937

in Corolla, North Carolina

3.51/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.51
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

For a grocery store, the Corolla Food Lion is pretty good. They have the standard macros (reasonable prices, too) with a decent craft selection including a $9.99 mix-six section. Not a bad stop on the way to the 4x4 beach. (222 characters)

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Ecliptic Brewing

in Portland, Oregon

3.68/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.87
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Pretty cool place that was a bit off the beaten path (for a tourist). Much bigger than I expected but still maintained a good vibe.

The beer was definitely above average but nothing stood out (I sampled most of the 8 they had on tap). With so many great beer options in PDX, it's hard to recommend this brewery, especially given the location, but if you are there for a few days and are looking for an interesting place, it is worth a visit. (445 characters)

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Upright Brewing Company

in Portland, Oregon

3.79/5  rDev -3.3% | rAvg: 3.92
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

This is a bit of an odd place, tucked away in the basement of what seemed to be an office building. It almost felt like a speakeasy. A little disorganized too. That being said, this was still an interesting place that I was happy I visited. The selection was a little thin, but the beer was all great. (306 characters)

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Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room

in Portland, Oregon

4.59/5  rDev +8.5% | rAvg: 4.23
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

This place was everything I hoped it would be. Cool atmosphere, good service and great beer. My only minor complaint would be that a couple more options on tap would have been good, but HOTD isn't known for having a huge lineup of beer. Was very happy to find a barrel aged Adam variant. A MUST visit in PDX. (314 characters)

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Deschutes Brewery & Public House

in Portland, Oregon

3.93/5  rDev -7.7% | rAvg: 4.26
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

The classic stop in downtown PDX. This place is REALLY busy even during the week and even at off time. the atmosphere is fairly "corporate: feeling but still cool. The beer selection was excellent, within seemingly 15 (?) different offerings on tap. The downside is that those options all seemed to be different variations of pale ales. Aside from Black Butte, the recent anniversary beer and a pilsener, everything was a pale ale/red ale/IPA/DIPA. Was surprised that Obsidian wasn't available. I would have also liked to have seen more barrel aged options available. (576 characters)

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The Front Door Pub / Sonny's Bar & Restaurant

in Galway, Ireland

2.95/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 2.95
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | food: 3

Not really a BA bar. Poor macro selection but has a good rep as a student bar for a fun night if thats your thing. Food was decent. Not really worth a trip if im honest. (170 characters)

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Salt House

in Galway, Ireland

4/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.04
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Has galway bays own brand of beers on tap. Good selection on tap and bottle. Does not offer food. Not far from city centre and nice cosy venue in the early afternoon. Does get very busy later on. Beers can be a bit expensive like all galway bay brewery bars. (258 characters)

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Brown Mountain Bottleworks

in Morganton, North Carolina

1.08/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 2.84
vibe: 1 | quality: 1.25 | service: 1 | selection: 1

Worst pub we've been in for years for customer service. We visited on 8/1/2015 to be greeted by a loose pit bull and a bartended who had no interest in our fear of this dog. (173 characters)

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The King's Head Pub

in County Galway, Ireland

3.4/5  rDev -9.8% | rAvg: 3.77
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 2 | food: 3

First of all this really isnt a BA bar. It just offers up the usual macro lagers. But the pub has nice vibe and its a reasonable venue in the tourist heart of the city. I had lunch here, food was decent. Beer selection is very poor but this is a more mainstream tourist venue. Worth a check in for lunch. Also has a good reputation at night for a fun night out. (361 characters)

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SingleSpeed Brewing

in Cedar Falls, Iowa

4.98/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.98
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Great local spot for amazing beers! The quality of the beer here is top notch and they release a new beer each week. Unique beers in small batches makes this place awesome! (174 characters)

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Beck's Sports Brewery

in Waterloo, Iowa

2.23/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 2.61
vibe: 4 | quality: 1 | service: 3.5 | selection: 1 | food: 4

The beer here was the worst I have ever had, bar none. I was told by a friend that also lives in town that they buy their beer on contract and it is not made in house anymore. This makes sense as it had terrible flavor and was served BARELY cold. I would not drink any of their beers again, I cannot overstate how bad their beer is. Great place to hang out and plenty of space, just don't order their beer. (410 characters)

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Lazy Hiker Brewing Company

in Franklin, North Carolina

4.21/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.21
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Small new brewery only open about 3 months ago. We stopped in on a Friday afternoon when there were not many other persons there. The place could use some decoration to give it some character, but it's clean and bright with a decent patio out front. Staff was attentive, but a little unengaged. We just grabbed a flight & chose five of the eight beers on tap. We had three IPAs (incl a session and a double), a Scotch ale and a porter. They were all solid, but the DIPA and the Scotch stood out. There's a space outside for live music & I'm sure this would be an easy place to hang out on a cool autumn afternoon. It's definitely worth a stop if you're near Franklin. (668 characters)

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Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew

in Denver, Colorado

3.39/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.55
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5

Atmosphere - small, but plenty of seating inside and on the side patio. It's a brewery, but the place didn't smell like one; instead, it smelt like everyone in the place was smoking. Place came across as damp and dirty.
Quality - had two of their beers; the session IPA was great, however, the sour tasted more like a saison.
Service - nobody checking on patrons on the patio; staff at the bar were helpful, but seemed disinterested.
Selection - about 9 or 10 with variety to choose from.
Food - don't recall seeing a food truck, but I believe they normally have one?
Value - would return to fill a growler of the session IPA, but not to stay long. (648 characters)

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The Lost Abbey

in San Marcos, California

3.87/5  rDev -10.4% | rAvg: 4.32
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5

Awesome brewery, fantastic beers, and a very nice minimalist setup. The Lost Abbey/Port brewing have a cool thing going here. They offer the goods without giving the tasting room a mainstream feel. I manage a local craft beer oriented restaurant so I carry their beers regularly.


The service here is nearly awful. After 4 visits i have decided that it is only fair that i share my 'average' of experiences. Every beer server i have encountered has been very short, and blatantly rude to me. I have been scoffed at when asking for multiple tasters of their sours, told "too bad" when informing them of infected bottles I've purchased in house, and lied to about their apparel.

As someone who orders tens of thousands of dollars worth of beer from this company each year, i am sorely tempted to drop their account based on the unprofessionalism they have put forth to their biggest asset, their customers. While their beers may be world class, i would much rather drive the further distance to other places such as The Bruery, Green Flash, etc. (1,061 characters)

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Backpocket Brewing

in Coralville, Iowa

5/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.93
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

An amazing place to stop and have some great beers! Gorgeous facility with a huge outdoor patio and fire pit for nice summer/fall nights. Their beers are of a very high quality, highly recommend stopping in here! (215 characters)

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Ratio Beerworks

in Denver, Colorado

3.76/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.75
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Atmosphere - Nice, big wide open floor plan, plenty of seating inside and at the bar. Patio is spacious and well maintained, with beer garden tables, as well as some high table seating. Open area with corn hole. Busy, but still easy to find a spot on the patio! The vibe is definitely modern, hipster.
Quality - only tried two of the beers. Didn't care too much for the $6 IPA, but enjoyed the more reasonably priced $5 Wit.
Service - quick and attentive at the bar; staff checking on patio guests often enough.
Selection - 8-10 beers on tap, good variety.
Food - food truck parked out front, so easily accessible.
Value - mixed feelings; a few offerings are $6 and a few $5. Beer was merely okay, the atmosphere was terrific! (726 characters)

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Next Door Brewing Company

in Madison, Wisconsin

5/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.49
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Awesome atmosphere with knowledgeable and friending bar staff! The beer was amazing and they had 11 different options on tap. Food menu was great and the fried Munster chees curds were to die for! Can't wait to make it back! (227 characters)

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in Hampton, Virginia

4/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.41
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

So this place was practically dead on a Wednesday, but that was a bonus for me. Great tap selection and the bartender was very knowledgeable about everything he had. Very inexpensive, and some outstanding food. Super friendly and great service. Seems like it would attract a crowd on the weekend. (300 characters)

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The Greene Turtle

in Hampton, Virginia

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

So they have a nice tap list, which is conveniently printed so you don't have to squint at chalkboards or anything like that. Food is very good, a nice selection with a little more seafood than is typical. Very friendly staff and good service. Was very happy with this place. Reasonably priced. (298 characters)

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Park Lane Tavern

in Hampton, Virginia

4/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.83
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Well, to start, the tap list was pretty good, though the chalkboards are hard to read. It had a nice atmosphere, though I didn't love the addition of live music. The service is excellent and the food is good. Everything is reasonably priced. Can't go wrong here. (266 characters)

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Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Grove Brewery & Bierhall

in Saint Louis, Missouri

4.25/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.14
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

This place is a massive bier hall full of long common tables everyone shares. A huge bar parallels the whole hall and there are some tables outside of the place. There are plenty of beers on tap and really solid German foods available. Large brewery equipment is seen behind the bar and there are self-guided tours of the place. There will definitely be a beer or two here to hold up to anyone's expectations and tastes. (424 characters)

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Cervecería Wendlandt

in Ensenada, Mexico

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

A nice selection of their own, tasty brews, plus a good variety of other local brewers on tap. Food was good, not great, but a nice upscale departure from much of what you'll find in Ensenada. (192 characters)