Blue Mountain Brewery

Blue Mountain BreweryBlue Mountain Brewery
Blue Mountain BreweryBlue Mountain Brewery
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

9519 Critzers Shop Road
Afton, Virginia, 22920
United States

(540) 456-8020 | map

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Ratings by SoccerSeuss:
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Rated by SoccerSeuss from Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Sep 28, 2016
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
beautiful location, in the valley below the blue ridge mountains. there is patio seating out front, would be great in the summer. inside the building is standard restaurant style brewpub setup. bar, dining areas, a to-go cooler. good variety of styles available, and I've enjoyed the beers I've drank from them. I just stopped in to pick up some to-go beer, so didn't eat anything.
Feb 09, 2023
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Reviewed by DuaneL from Delaware

4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
Yes this place is a winner; you can't go wrong with the view, the food is very good, and a good selection of beers, something for everyone. Don't miss it if you are in the area!
Sep 03, 2019
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Reviewed by tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.81/5  rDev +14%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5
Sat outside as sun set...amazing views. Maybe the best views of any brewery I have been at. Certainly near the top in overall atmosphere. Beer and service are really good here. I had a steak sandwich with a Ceasar salad. It was delicious. I liked there beer before, but now am hooked. An excellent stop. Cannot recommend enough.
Apr 14, 2019
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Rated by JWSRPh from Virginia

4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5
Great Place - Good Service - Good Menu
Feb 07, 2019
Rated: 3.96 by Rideguy64 from New Hampshire

Nov 04, 2018
Rated: 4.3 by Bluescooter from North Carolina

Aug 10, 2018
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Rated by StevoQ452 from Virginia

4.8/5  rDev +13.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5
Amazing Mountain View’s and great food
Aug 06, 2018
Rated: 4.05 by Rdagley823 from Virginia

Jan 29, 2018
Rated: 5 by Willgooding35 from Virginia

Sep 03, 2017
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Reviewed by jfyount from Canada (ON)

4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
Nice brewery at the top of a mountain with views of the fog rolling into the valley farmland. Enjoyed their bratwurst pizza while I was there. The sandwiches are great too. Most of the ingredients are locally sourced. Decent outdoor seating area too. Last time I was there, they had some cornhole boards out for people to play while they were drinking.
Aug 16, 2017
Rated: 4.51 by Nace4 from Virginia

Jul 20, 2017
Rated: 4.14 by AMCPhD from Virginia

Jul 18, 2017
Rated: 4.74 by ogman from Pennsylvania

Jul 02, 2017
Rated: 3.4 by HurryItsJacob from Massachusetts

Jun 21, 2017
Rated: 3.44 by MisledTitan from England

Jun 14, 2017
Rated: 4.2 by tbryant21 from North Carolina

Jun 04, 2017
Rated: 5 by JaminStov from Virginia

Mar 04, 2017
Rated: 4.06 by avisong from Virginia

Jan 17, 2017
Rated: 4.26 by mistermoosey413 from New York

Dec 09, 2016
Rated: 3.79 by swelch1976 from Virginia

Oct 16, 2016
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Reviewed by dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5
Stopped by for lunch on a cold, rainy Monday. Unfortunate, in that Blue Mountain's claim to fame is the unparallelled view of the Blue Ridge Mountains from their outside seating area. So we sadly sat inside (which is not unpleasant at all) and were served by pleasant, knowledgeable wait staff. The food was great - huge portions; reasonable prices. (Lunch was 7 hours ago and I'm STILL full.) Their bratwurst and fries will fill you up for weeks.
Order a flight - ten 2.5 oz samples for $9.00. Can't beat it!
Sep 26, 2016
Rated: 4.19 by SSGCujo from Wisconsin

Sep 08, 2016
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Reviewed by Riff from Virginia

4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25
This is a nice brewpub to while away an afternoon. Gorgeous setting in Nelson county, VA with inside and outside tables. There is a section outside where dogs are welcome and room for kids to run around. The food is fairly good with a heavy emphasis on local ingredients. The service was good, very fast despite being busy during dinner rush. Decent selection at the bar, you can always find something to drink but it isn't as wide a selection as other places.
Aug 21, 2016
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Reviewed by krbrevard from Virginia

4.56/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25
This is the best brew pub in Virginia. There are a lot of great breweries that are warehouses with the food truck model, but that doesn't work too well for non beer drinkers. Still, BMB has some of the best food to rival a restaurant and the beer is outstanding. Will always swing by...
Aug 17, 2016
Rated: 4.03 by Boone757 from Virginia

Jul 16, 2016
Rated: 4.01 by vabeerguy from Virginia

May 29, 2016
Rated: 4.01 by LeeeMare from Massachusetts

Mar 05, 2016
Rated: 3.71 by cbdouglass from Maine

Feb 12, 2016
Rated: 4.81 by Clay9117 from Virginia

Dec 17, 2015
Rated: 4 by Iamjeff6 from Virginia

Dec 08, 2015
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Reviewed by SportsandJorts from Virginia

3.39/5  rDev -19.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3 | food: 3.25
Atmosphere: the outdoor patio is second to none. great mountain views and lots of space. games and occasional musicians. Inside I can't speak for but the its a great place to have a drink and for seasonal vistas/events.

Quality: not the top tier in the area and certainly not the country but you can always find something good to drink on the menu. last time I was there is was a wee heavy which was nice on the cool fall day.

Service: not bad service but when it gets busy things can slow down quite a bit. while the lots of seating is a good thing it can really jam up the food wait.

Selection: as I said you can almost always find something to drink but still not an extensive everything under the sun selection.

Food: the food menu varies from good to poor. I have had a few bland and borderline uneatable things (hummus platter and black bean burger respectively) but I've also had some good items as well.

Overall: a must try if only for events that you want to be outside for and have a good beer. everything from fall colors with mountain vistas to oktoberfests and beautiful summer afternoons/evenings. If you are exclusively looking for top notch beer ticking I'd look elsewhere.
Oct 25, 2015
Rated: 4.46 by orrison76

Sep 07, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by VABA from Virginia

Sep 06, 2015
Rated: 4.35 by zp6167a from District of Columbia

Aug 12, 2015
Rated: 3.68 by kajunwaybright from North Carolina

Jul 25, 2015
Rated: 4.09 by brocktune from Virginia

Jul 13, 2015
Rated: 3.65 by fastestmanalive from Florida

Jul 01, 2015
Rated: 3.85 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

Jun 19, 2015
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Rated by PaulH67 from Virginia

3.86/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25 | food: 2.5
Excellent beer, great view, good service, above average food. Good value on beer variety and price.
May 11, 2015
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