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Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant

in Corvallis, Oregon

4.6/5  rDev +10.3% | rAvg: 4.17
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Great place!!! Very family friendly and accommodating to large parties (10 people). Our party had 5 kids and when our waitress brought us to our table, there were kids books and chalk. The kicker was that the tops of the tables were painted with chalk paint that allowed the kids to decorate them. Our waitress was friendly and attentive and the food was wonderful. Beer was outstanding and paired very well with the menu. (423 characters)

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DoG Street Pub

in Williamsburg, Virginia

4.28/5  rDev +3.4% | rAvg: 4.14
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.25

I come here often. It's in the most tourist-centric part of town so if you're coming to eat or looking for a place to sit I'd suggest reservations.

The beer list is great. On tap is a relatively small list but some great offerings that move fast. They get some great offerings and they'll fill a growler of just about everything except for something like KBS (though they had KBS on tap for a week or so, it just wasn't on the menu so you had to ask for it). They have a good combination of local (Aleworks, Hardywood) semi local (Blue Mountain) American Craft (Stone, Founders) and imports (BFM). Alewerks brews an ESB exclusively for them, which I think is pretty cool. Bottle list is far more expansive.

Food is okay. I feel like it's overpriced but decent. It's one of the best options in the area for sure.

Service is pretty good overall. Friendly and helpful. (879 characters)

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7 Devils Brewing Co.

in Coos Bay, Oregon

2.92/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.34
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 1 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

This place seems to have it all at first glance. The artwork outside is cool, the building is clean and well lit, the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Then it hits you; the beer is crap! Sorry to everyone working here but it's terrible. The IPA's are under-attenuated and have way too much specialty malt and not enough bitterness. The porter lacked any flavor or taste. The Imperial Stout re-fermented on figs then aged in red wine barrels...YUCK! It tasted like a fuster cluck of flavors. Sorry, get a new brew master with some experience and you'll have a destination. (575 characters)

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Smartmouth Brewing Company

in Norfolk, Virginia

3.94/5  rDev +2.9% | rAvg: 3.83
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

I really like Smartmouth brews but this place gets packed fast. Used to be able to sit on the patio with the dog but it looks more like the picture at the listing more and more these days. Not a place you can comfortably grab a flight of all the beers but good for in and out growler fills or a quick pint of Alter Ego or Notch 9.

The beer, most importantly, is quite solid and the people are friendly and helpful. (419 characters)

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Tavern in the Square

in Salem, Massachusetts

3/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.57
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Similar to the Boston location that's located right by North Station. It's a sports bar that caters to twenty-somethings and gets horribly packed during weekends.

The atmosphere is nicer than an Applebee's but not quite as good as a Bennigans; it's ersatz and boring but also clean and predictable. There's about a dozen large TVs playing sports at a reasonable volume, and, thank god, there's no satellite juke box so there's no danger of listening to any Nickelback.

The beer selection is so-so; there's better options a few blocks in each direction (Scratch, Sea Level, Naumkeag, Gulu Gulu, Flying Saucer). Along with a good number of BMC taps, there's also a handful of good locals as well as nationally distributed craft brands like Green Flash, Sam Adams, and Sierra Nevada.

They beers are priced normally and often they'll have good deals. Once they were selling pitchers of Celebration for 12 bucks.

Overall, if you're traveling to Salem for craft beer, you're better off at a halfdozen other places. If you're a young person trying to hook up, then I guess you could give it a try. If, like me, you are a curmudgeonly 30-something, you should probably avoid this place late nights on weekends, but it's not a bad place to grab a quick pint during the early evening. (1,288 characters)

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Wild Horse Cafe

in Beverly, Massachusetts

3.13/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.18
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Cute, semi-formal cafe with about a dozen good draft options. They don't get too many rares or one-offs, but there's plenty of locals along with nationally distributed standbys like Rogue and Founders.

The staff was friendly, but this is a cafe first and a beer joint second, so they weren't particularly knowledgeable about the beer selection. It was also a little bit pricey.

If you're in the area and want to get a nice sit-down dinner, by all means stop here. If you're traveling specifically for beer, you're better off at a dozen other joints on the north shore. (573 characters)

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Trader Joe's - Plainview (555)

in Plainview, New York

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

As with most (?) Trader Joe's these days, you can find a small but decent assortment of craft beers in the store. Problem with these stores is always the crowding, as they are smallish and get rather busy. (205 characters)

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Trader Joe's - Commack (551)

in Commack, New York

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

Typical TJ's with a smallish selection of craft to chose from. This location is small and will get crowded quickly. If you're there for a craft beer hit and run, no problem, but for real shopping, make sure to hit it early or during off-peak shopping hours. (257 characters)

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Tully's Beer & Wine

in Wells, Maine

4.22/5  rDev -6.2% | rAvg: 4.5
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 5

Very arrogant employee when I stopped in on July 5th.i asked about availability of substance, epiphany and other locally crafted beers. Beer dude recited release schedules and informed me that these brews sell out in an hour. I understand this but it did not inspire him to engage in any beer talk about alternative selections or any banter at all. He simply walked away and joined his coworker behind the register. I did see ruination 2.0 in the cooler. Not wanting to take a cold 6 pack out of cooler to only sit in my car for many hours, I inquired of mr. Happy if they had a warm 6 of ruination. He then explained that cooling down a cold beer and then cooling it after it has warmed does no harm and that this belief that it does is a falsehood spread by Budweiser and their marketing team. Good to know but it did not answer my question if they had a warm 6 available. I thought someone looking to drink the beer sooner than I would want the last 6 from the cooler. Anyway, left tully's empty handed. Too bad one deuce employee harmed the overall quality exhibited by the stores wide range of beers on the shelf. (1,118 characters)

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La Cave à Bulles

in Paris, France

4.85/5  rDev +2.8% | rAvg: 4.72
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Awesome owners who are very passionate about beer. Small shop but vast selection of great beers that you certainly can't find in the U.S. Very helpful in selecting new beers to try, especially some very tasty French beers. It's a running joke that most people walk in asking for Cantillon, which they have a nice selection of. (326 characters)

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Tributary Brewing Co.

in Kittery, Maine

3.79/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.39
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3

Stopped by over the 4th of July holiday weekend. Not the easiest place to find, being tucked way in the back of the lot. Nice place inside. Great set up, with lots of space, tables and couches, a comfy bar, and large glass windows to see the whole brewhouse. Both female bartenders were friendly and quick. Just had a quick sample of the American Mild and bought a growler of the Fleur de Leigh to go. Growlers and 1/2 growlers for sale, plus some merch. Prices were a bit high, but not outrageous. That was on a Friday. When I opened the growler on Sunday, it was completely flat. Bummer. (589 characters)

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Pig on Beale

in Memphis, Tennessee

4.04/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.04
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Excellent bbq ribs, Memphis style. Big full service bar. 6 taps and 20 plus bottles including TN and regional handcraft. Tons of cool old movie posters on the walls and of course blue music on the juke box. (206 characters)

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BB King's Blues Club

in Memphis, Tennessee

4.61/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.61
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Huge blues club with big professional stage, lighting and sound. Two separate full service bars on first floor. Super friendly staff. At least 50 bottles/cans of local, TN and regional handcraft. Plenty of the corporate stuff too. 10 taps with local Memphis beer, and TN too. Great place to have a beer/cocktail and people watch. Fun! (334 characters)

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Courtyard Bistro

in Little Rock, Arkansas

3.78/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.78
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Better than average hotel/lobby vibe. Game on thebigscreen. Bartender was great. 6 local and Arkansas brews on tap, and another dozen or so Arkansas and regional handcraft ( and the usual Bud, etc.). Pleasantly surprised with the variety of good local beer available at this "bar". (282 characters)

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Flying Fish

in Little Rock, Arkansas

3.88/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.88
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Order at counter and you get a buzzer when your food is ready. Amazing fish, shrimp and fried frogs legs! 6 beers on tap (domestic/Mexican), 6 handcraft bottles/cans including two local microbrews, and approximately 25 national/international and Mexican. Go for the ceiling to floor mounted fish and fish catch photos dating back to the '70s. Are you on these walls? (367 characters)

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18th Street Brewery

in Gary, Indiana

4.73/5  rDev +15.1% | rAvg: 4.11
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

My husband and I stop at 18th Street Brewery at couple times a year on our way to Chicago. It is definitely worth the detour. The beer is fantastic, and the staff is great. (172 characters)

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Three Penny Taproom

in Montpelier, Vermont

4.84/5  rDev +6.4% | rAvg: 4.55
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

We visited Three Penny Taproom on our most recent visit to VT. The food was delicious, and the tap list was amazing. I would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting the area. (177 characters)

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Half Acre Beer Company

in Chicago, Illinois

5/5  rDev +15.2% | rAvg: 4.34
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Chicago has A LOT of great breweries and beer bars. However, in addition to having fantastic beer, what really sets Half Acre apart from the other is its staff and customer service mentality. Great beers, great people. (218 characters)

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Hickory Tavern

in Hickory, North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.23
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Basically a giant sports bar with tons of big screen TVs. And a big beer menu - 16 drafts including NC local microbrews and 86 bottles/cans from around the State/country/world - impressive. Very good food too. My wings were outstanding and similar comments re salad, nachos, a burger. (284 characters)

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Moon Cricket Cafe

in Winter Garden, Florida

3.78/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 3.96
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Pretty cool place with 99 different beers available. Good food, but service was fairly poor due to a made July 3 rush with not a lot of waitresses on had. I'll definitely be back..hopefully at night to hear some live music. (225 characters)

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Willoughby Brewing

in Willoughby, Ohio

3.18/5  rDev -16.8% | rAvg: 3.82
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 3

My first visit to Willoughby's was for the Nut Smasher release. Given the large turnout, service was extremely slow; however, the bar/restaurant was very nice, and I would definitely return for a non-event visit. (212 characters)

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Orion Wine & Spirits

in Frederick, Maryland

4.9/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.7
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

A great place with friendly service, a focus on American craft brew. Vibe is serious but not prissy. The guy working made a great recommendation (Boulevard Tank 7) based on a brief chat. He also knew about limited releases and was very helpful. Make your own six pack was great. Clean and organised and you don't have to dig through pyramids of Coors Light thirty packs to find the real beer. Worth seeking out. A bit pricey but money is no object. (448 characters)

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Tasty Beverage Company

in Asheville, North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev n/a | rAvg: 4.36
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

HUGE selection of beer, both local and imported, and highly attentive staff with a draft-bar located at the back of the store so that you may either sample or sip as you shop. (175 characters)

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The Asheville Wine Market

in Asheville, North Carolina

3.64/5  rDev -2.7% | rAvg: 3.74
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Huge wine selection, and while the craft-beer section has your basic local brews and imports from the UK and Belgium, it is a relatively limited selection compared to other stores in the area. (192 characters)

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Twin Leaf Brewery

in Asheville, North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev +0.8% | rAvg: 3.8
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

No food aside from bags of chips, but located in one of the larger warehouses in an industrial district of downtown Asheville. Perhaps 8 regular beers on tap, 4 seasonal, and 2 small-batch brews (if I recall correctly). The seating around the bar is picnic-table style and is separated from the shiny new brewing equipment by a partition. It's a relatively new place, established in March 2014, and they offer a variety of games to be played (including large-format Jenga with 2x4 pieces of lumber). (499 characters)