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Brauerei-Gaststätte Klosterbräu

in Bamberg, Germany

3.86/5  rDev -5.4% | Avg: 4.08
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

A nice little place, tucked away in a quieter corner of bam erg, but only about a 5 min walk from the heart of the tourist area. It was a relief to find this place only about half full on a Saturday afternoon after fighting through crowds outside of Schlenkerla. The atmosphere is very standard German beer hall, lots of wood, indeterminately old, but less touristy than some with a mostly Teutonic crowd. The beer is good, but not legendary and the service was decent if a bit slow. Didn't try any food, but I can't imagine it isn't good. Well worth a visit, especially if you're looking to get away from the tourist crush around more famous drinking spots.

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Plan B Rotterdam

in Rotterdam, Netherlands

4.94/5  rDev +16.8% | Avg: 4.23
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Absolutely THE place to buy beer in Rotterdam. A huge selection of beer, both local and international, extremely diverse, and, if you keep an eye on their website or Facebook page, you might get some rare or limited beers once in a while.
They also have a very interesting selection of rare and vintage De Molen beers.

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in San Francisco, California

4.09/5  rDev +1.5% | Avg: 4.03
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Best Dive bar in SF. A great outdoor bier-garden with reasonable selection of beers. Bloody Mary's and snack food is what I usually head for. Tons of bike parking and reasonable prices.

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in San Francisco, California

3.77/5  rDev -12.5% | Avg: 4.31
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

It's still a good bar. They have great beer on tap. I am always happy to see what they have to drink. Rare and cask poured beers weekly updated tap list.

The bartenders are somewhat elitist, I get it you drank some beers. It smells like the day after the fair in there. it's like the mop the floor with the beer from the bottom of the pints at the end of the night.

It was great when this was the only game in town, now there is so much more, they should step their game up if they want to compete. Seattle and San Diego have this location beat on every metric.

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Goose Island Clybourn

in Chicago, Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.7% | Avg: 4.14
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Visited at 6 on a Friday. It was pretty busy but not overwhelming. Got a seat at the smaller back bar. Solid selection, including several ipa/APA variants, which I like. Didn't get any food. I know that goose is a bit "corporate" at this point, but this place is fine for some good craft selections

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Local Option

in Chicago, Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -15.8% | Avg: 4.31
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Stopped by at 7 on a Friday. Surprisingly light crowd for the timing, easy to grab a seat at the bar. As advertised, the bartender was a bit of a dick, but no big deal to me. Don't let the "heavy metal bar" moniker intimidate, it was actually a mellow place. I won't go out of my way to go back, but if I'm in the area it is solid

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Cellarmaker Brewing Co.

in San Francisco, California

4.87/5  rDev +8.2% | Avg: 4.5
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Great beers, Huey Lewis, easy parking. This should be the place you stop in the city if you want a really great beer. The IPA's are out of this world, the stouts are amazing! We have a bunch of beer bars in the city. This one has the best beer though.

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Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

in Flossmoor, Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -2.9% | Avg: 4.15
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Always busy crowd, beers are varied and tasty, so is food. Staff changes somewhat, as in the Brewers and bartenders. their Bourbon aged beers are worth the wait.
Parking is slightly tricky depend time of day.

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City Beer Store

in San Francisco, California

4.64/5  rDev +4.7% | Avg: 4.43
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I Love City Beer, it's always been one of my favorite places to drink beer in the City. While it started out as a tiny bottle shop with a superb selection... it's turned into a small (double the original size but still quite petite) very chill beer bar with 15 handles of interesting, rare selections - often of kegs you wont find anywhere else in the City or the Bay Area. Even better, they have a deal with Alpine, so there's always at least one offering. They also hold some super kick-ass special events. There are still bottles for sale and a solid variety, just a bit less emphasis.

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in København, Denmark

4.07/5  rDev -2.9% | Avg: 4.19
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Good bar in central Copenhagen with 61 taps available. Friendly staff who were happy for me to taste any of the beers. Has a happy hour until 6 pm when about 10 beers are large for the price of small. Many beers are Danish. All beers tasted were fine.

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Exit 190 Beer & Deli

in Dickson City, Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev -15% | Avg: 4.19
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 2.25

Easily my favorite bottle shop in my local area. They have a huge selection, a knowledgeable staff, and a cool little bar/tasting room with a good selection of draft beers. They do regular tastings monthly and encourage beer flights when sitting at the bar. They always have new stuff and generally the people working there can give you an opinion on the beer you're questioning or recommend comparable alternatives. They mainly serve subs but they do have some pretty creative deli sandwiches. All in all a solid place.

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in København, Denmark

4.58/5  rDev +4.3% | Avg: 4.39
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Everything about this place was right, the decor, clientele, barstaff and particularly the beer. They are heavily involved with Ølkollektivet, a beer collective comprising small breweries such as Gamma, Bad Seed and Dry and Bitter. This place should be on any beer lovers itinerary. 3 locals recommended this place on my stay, one being a bar man from another quality venue. Enough said.

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Hearts Home Brew

in Orlando, Florida

2.79/5  rDev -28.5% | Avg: 3.9
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 3.5

Since I started home brewing, I prefer to buy from local stores, but this one here has the worst customer services ever in the retail industry, I don't have an enormous experience brewing, so it's normal the questions and then you expect some suggestions, but the guy who works over there, he just doesn't care, come pay and get out of here......please folks go somewhere else!!!!!

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Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

in Enola, Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev -9.4% | Avg: 4.34
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Hard time work life on the road in Carlisle once ago. Used to be this joint up the highway some; pizza, subs, & salads, coolers with bottles and 2 dozen or so taps. The grilled chicken salad was my jam, and a few pints of the house basement beers in the early days of house beers there, before they went big time and moved a stone’s throw away. Oh, my many travelling garbage man days…

A standalone in the back up that road, there, it’s a large open room with a black tortoise shell marble topped ‘L’ bar along the far perimeter, dark gray cinder block base, & foot box brickings; seating for 14 on hightop stools. Triple wide coolers with bottled selections available behind the bar on one side, and a shit ton of non-descript handles on a loooooong row on the short side; 3 handpumps on center and 49 taps to each side on stainless steel. Dangling stems from the underside and 5 tap boards running the length atop over a shelf of logo’d house crowlers, bottled selections, and house growlers. On the side wall, a large ‘102 beers on draft’ sign denotes ‘here’s the first 21’ below. And then the 5 tap boards list 80 beers collectively in white print on alt red & black lines (brewery, beer, style, ABV, serving glass, $, & 32oz & 64oz crowl/growl pricing). Okay, I understander what’s what now.

Concrete floorings, industrial high ceilings with exposed ductwork & drop lighting over the kitchen and elsewhere about, and light cream walls. Brewery placards, a large horizontal ‘Experience the art of beer’ brewing process banner, and 3 flats up high; 1 of them showing the dirty Mets. Roughly 2 dozen tables in rows out across the room mostly between the hightops, lowboys, booth styles, & 2 long shared tables in the corner. Carry out & mix-a-six coolers, and mountains of pumpkin beers on the far wall displayed; they should display them nowhere ever. Slight arcade play around the corner (Hey, it’s Phil’s Golf Game; he would be pleased), and another set of beer boards there. And there’s brewing equipment back past there and above the bathroom block; the equipment stainless up there not looking so sturdy or upright. 20 tables high & low in the back room on the end with a few flats for the viewing, and outdoor seating, a buncha tables off the curb there.

As I have neither the attention span or want to list 102 beers, I will summarize. Roughly 3/5 of them are from PA; 26 houseish beers, including a few collabs with the likes of East End, Troegs, ABC, & others, and some Intangible beers. And another 3 dozen or so in-state offerings; 8 from Troegs, 6 offerings from Tired Hands, 7 from East End, 4 from Free Will, and then onesies, twosies, or more from Crystal Ball, Helltown, Lavery, Liquid Hero, Yards, Funk, St. Boniface, Voodoo, Molly Pitcher, & The Brewery @ Hershey. The other 2/5 are mostly American craft with some imports and ciders thrown in the mix.

Having gone through a good amount of the house beers one by one (grumble grumble), it has been decided that ‘Eternal Sunshine’ (dry hopped sour), ‘Haters Tears’ (sour salted Gose, “salted with the tears of the entitled”), ‘717’ collab with Troegs & ABC (hoppy tart Saison), and Freefall (Grisette), are best of show, versus others, which were, well, no. Wound down with a shorty of ‘Moonstomp’ collab with East End (Berliner). It’s real tough for me not hitting the Tired Hands beers (Cat Statue, Fripp, HopHands, SaisonHands, Thesaurus, Trendler Lager), but I’m here for the house beers (sigh).

To the right of the bar, there’s an open kitchen with a bazillion pizza boxes stacked fronted by a place where you order food, and don’t trip on the chips, yo. The complete food menu posted on the far wall (love!), as well as lunch specials and the like. While I was getting my beer on, someone gone ordered wings, 30 of them to be exact, done hot garlic. I could have done with them being less hot (yes, the hot was hot for tenderfoot, me), but they had the good garlic (can there ever be enough garlic?). Me, I would have done sweet & sour, or Al’s bourbon, maybe. ‘Why didn’t I get the California fries’? Witz asks. Only you know, Dave. Search your heart.

Ben won’t shut up about his Mets. They’re going down. There’s a lot going on here but not a lot of atmosphere, I must say. Service was kind of douche-y. I do not enjoy this only 1 beer at a time policy, especially when they don’t do a sampler or tasters and you want to assess 2 beers side by side. Only one bottle for sale (black barrel aged sour), so very not my favorite style. Yes, they’ve got a lot of taps, but when you talk about lines, is biggest best? Some good house beers and others not so much. Virginia found the Eternal Sunshine to have not held up in crowler 3 hours out. Props for the good showing of local/regional PA guest taps (‘No crowlers of Tired Hands’, thank you, Jean!). Definitely worth the visit.

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Slice of Vegas

in Las Vegas, Nevada

3.7/5  rDev +0.8% | Avg: 3.67
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Pretty good for a pizza place in a hotel. The food was "ok" and good if you're hungry. You can get better pizza in Vegas but you can also get a lot worse.

About 70 beer selections, mostly bottles and cans but several on tap - locals that you may not see outside of Vegas and a very decent selection of craft stuff that's worthy.

Nice overall selection if you're in the area and don't want to get in your car and travel to a more traditional beer bar.

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One Trick Pony

in Lansing, Illinois

4.19/5  rDev -5.6% | Avg: 4.44
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

A bit hidden smaller pub, but worth going to. I say a very "Down to Earth" pub with a friendly barkeeper and nice tasty strong ales. I tried 5 tasters and all were consistently good. Nice dog to greet us. I will go again.

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Long Trail Brewing Co.

in Bridgewaters Corners, Vermont

4.05/5  rDev +1.5% | Avg: 3.99
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

This place gets better every year. The food is really pretty good and the staff is so friendly that you feel like don't want to leave. The beer may not rate as well as some of the new northern VT breweries, but these brewmasters are always offering some real treats that are only availabe at the brewery, sometimes not even available for growler fills. Overall a really great experience. Beware of the food portions. they're HUGE!

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The Beer'd Brewing Co.

in Stonington, Connecticut

4.26/5  rDev -3.4% | Avg: 4.41
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5

A hidden gem in the old American Velvet Mill in stonington CT. I live around the corner and absolutely love this place. There's something about the craft beer culture that makes everyone open and happy to be able to visit places like this. I've met so many interesting people hanging out in this tiny brewery.

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1410 World Bier Haus

in Calgary, Alberta

3.85/5  rDev -2.8% | Avg: 3.96
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Stopped here to watch some sports while on a business trip. They focus on European bees and had a fair amount but there was nothing that exciting. To be fair though, I have no idea what beer distribution is like in Canada. They had a lot of taps but a good deal were taken up by not so good beers. The bottle selection was good. Bartender was friendly but he didn't seem super knowledgeable. Overall, the place was good and I would go back.

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The Grizzly Paw Brewing Company

in Canmore, Alberta

3.76/5  rDev +5.6% | Avg: 3.56
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

The brewpub and the brewery/taphouse are in separate locations in town. Visited the brewpub and had dinner. Service was good. We were more impressed by the food and sodas than we were with the beer, which was average. Compared to other places in Canada, this place did seem a bit pricey. Not a bad option for brewpub fare, just don't expect to be blown away by the beer.

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Collier's Liquor Store

in Cape May, New Jersey

3.76/5  rDev +8.4% | Avg: 3.47
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Cape May is a beach/tourist town and I have been coming here my whole life. I don't have high expectations and never have. I stopped in to see what they had and I was pleasantly surprised. Is the selection large? no. Is the selection vast by style ? no. Is there a ton of surprises ? YES. Being only 80 miles north of here I am surprised that some selections at my fave super awesome beer store escape to here. There are bombers from brewers I thought I saw the whole line from... but was wrong (like Southern Tier), and where this locale is you get some more MD/DE varieties of breweries you know but don't get all the flavors.

Look, this place has to service the local area .. deal with it. BUT I will challenge you to not find a gem there. This is a resort town, not foo foo ville, there is some good beer to be had.

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Seven Arrows Brewing Company

in Waynesboro, Virginia

4.39/5  rDev +4% | Avg: 4.22
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Sort of an odd location on the side of a fairly busy road but maybe that's comparing it to my own home area. Nice big open tap room. Good sized bar and then a lot of extra space of tables etc. Service was very attentive and right there for us to suggest beers, flites and answer any questions I had. I am fairly sure the owner and his wife were running the place when we were there. A few other folks at the bar at 4pm on a Monday.

Good selection I want to say there were 12 beers on tap from 2 or 3 IPAs to a pils to an Oktoberfest...really a nice run of styles. Some canned offerings to go as well as the usual growler fills. Snacks and sodas available as well. Really enjoyed the pils got a growler of that.

I'd stop here next time I am down that way. Worth a stop if even for a flite and a growler. Also found their beers locally in cans if you cant get to the actual brewery.

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Zauber Brewing Company

in Columbus, Ohio

3.44/5  rDev -11.8% | Avg: 3.9
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Zauber offers their own micro brews, along with 5 or 6 others on tap, usually Ohio-based beers. They are now serving food, which is a plus. The bathrooms are very clean!

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The Bier Baron Tavern

in District of Columbia

4.85/5  rDev +23.4% | Avg: 3.93
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Great beer oriented pub. The staff go out of their way to find the right beer for the customer. Huge selection and they gave me multiple tasters of stuff outside of my local distro. Will come here regularly

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Montavilla Brew Works

in Portland, Oregon

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

A fairly large beer selection with a great variety of styles should please any beer drinker
A very nice seating section and a huge outdoor area which is very surprising for a breweries tasting room. No food but a plethora of great restaurants around.

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