Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

BEER AVG
3.83/5
Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown BrewpubFoothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

638 W 4th St
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 27101-2730
United States

(336) 777-3348 | map
foothillsbrewing.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
35
Ratings:
10,253
Reviews:
2,498
PLACE STATS
Score:
93
Ratings:
207
Reviews:
104
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
5.95%
 
 
Taps:
10
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Ratings: 207 |  Reviews: 104
Reviews by Huhzubendah:
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I made the trek down to Foothills Brewing Company with a few friends this weekend for the 2011 Sexual Chocolate release. People were allowed to begin entering the brewery at approximately 8:00am, but the line of several hundred people took an inordinate amount of time to move inside, as there was but one individual at the door checking IDs and applying wristbands. I find this lack of foresight highly inefficient and particularly annoying, as I had been waiting outside for several hours in freezing weather.

The atmosphere inside is quite nice, with high ceilings, two levels, ample bar and table seating, and large windows. The vibe was good, and the staff was quite friendly, though they must have been exhausted.

The kitchen was pretty inconsistent. It took a few of my table mates nearly an hour to receive their lunch, despite ordering after peak hours. I, in turn, received my lunch in less than ten minutes of ordering. The kitchen staff burned a simple appetizer the night before, but the dish was promptly replaced.

It was a nice treat to enjoy some vintage drafts of Sexual Chocolate the night before the release. Also, it is extremely cool of Foothills to permit customers to bring in their own beers to this event, allowing for a huge tasting the night before and day of the event.

Overall, this is a quality establishment brewing quality beer. Recommended.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Stinger80OH
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Sebas
4.46/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of Bcraft11
3.38/5  rDev -19.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

From July. Went for lunch and a beer while in Winston. Wasn't too busy but the food took nearly 30 mins and bar staff was too concerned with regulars. Oh well, I occupied myself with bourbon barrel sexy chocolate.

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Photo of Morockm
4.24/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of shirtless_mike
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Bryondes
4.89/5  rDev +16.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

I came early on a Thursday. It was slow, but the staff were very beer-knowledgable.
I wish they had a guest tap to add to the mix.

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Photo of Graetzj
4.58/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of deadanddreaming
5/5  rDev +19%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of ha-sheem
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of BigTrubble
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of WesM63
4/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of tjcamm
3.64/5  rDev -13.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of bsuedekum
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Tate21
4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Treyliff
3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Went here for the BA Sexual Chocolate release. The release event was awesome, one of the best I've been to and well organized. Plenty of space inside the brewery/restaurant, friendly staff and good beer, no complaints here!

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Photo of ryanhooks81
4.9/5  rDev +16.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Drive up to the bba sexual chocolate release this weekend. Super well run. Let us as soon as possible. Drafts were quick in coming. Giant sausage and buscuits were inexpensive and desperately needed.

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Photo of rw1992
4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of dvmin98
3.86/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Went for the BA Sexual Chocolate release. Brewpub was busy. Lots of diners. Beer selection wasn't as big as I'd hoped, but they had the BASC on tap prior to the release which was nice.

Two rooms. Wood tables with a long bar. Has a back room past the kitchen where they held the bottle share. More like a warehouse than an actual room.

Service was ok. Beertender kinda passed over people a few times, but they were semi-busy.

Overall, not bad. Seen better, seen worse. About average.

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Photo of ColdOneKev
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Stopped in on our way from Raleigh to Asheville on a Sunday afternoon. The whole neighborhood was pretty quiet and there was plenty of space in the dining and bar area. Very friendly waitstaff. Nice variety of food to choose from. We brought our one year old daughter and felt very comfortable having her there. Had the IPA of the Month for July. It was excellent. I wish we could've stayed longer. Definitely recommend this to anyone in the area.

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Photo of bawaddell
4.24/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of VinceMig
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of W_Des
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 2.75

Foothills is a Winston Salem staple and they make some damn good beers. They usually have a pretty good selection of stuff on tap and you can fill growlers and get bottles to go. The service has been up and down everytime I've been there. If you are a regular or semi regular it's pretty good but sometimes you just kind of sit around without anyone to tend to you or fill up your water.

The food is ok. It's standard pub food with some unique offerings from the chef. I think the calamari and loaded fries are the best apps on their menu. The Cuban, fish and chips and caesar salad have all been ok. Overall a great place for beer especially on celebrations like Sexual Chocolate release!

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of BigGold
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub in Winston-Salem, NC
3.83 out of 5 based on 10,253 ratings.
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