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Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant

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Block 15 Brewery & RestaurantBlock 15 Brewery & Restaurant

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

300 SW Jefferson Ave
Corvallis, Oregon, 97333
United States

(541) 758-2077 | map

Sunday-Wednesday 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m. - 1 a.m.

Added by SurlyDuff on 03-17-2008

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Reviews: 28 | Ratings: 62
Reviews by RedDiamond:
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3.8/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Technically, Block 15 is the only independent brewpub in Corvallis. This is due to the twin facts of the local McMenamin's outpost not being independent and Oregon Trail not operating a pub (though the New World Deli very nearly serves this purpose). The name derives from when Corvallis was originally platted. At that time the spot now hosting Corvallis's only independent brewpub was simply designated as Block 15. The town was called Marysville back then, but later took the name Corvallis to signify its post at the "heart of the valley."

Block 15 has an ideal location in the heart of the heart of the valley. It draws brisk business from students and professors at OSU - a sign of both good crossover appeal and the collegial vibe of the town. They offer darts and shuffleboard, frequent, free live music, and decent bistro food (pastas, burgers, salads) at reasonable prices and in good portions. They also uphold a number of sustainable practices such as water conservation, carbon offsets, and the frequent use of "natural" meats and local organic ingredients.

Block 15 emerged following a major renovation of their 82-year-old building, which originally housed a newspaper press and more recently was a pizza parlor. Huge timbers, skylights, and leaded glass contribute to a relaxed atmosphere amid greenery and artwork. Though you don't notice it at first, the floorplan is actually circular and you can walk either way around to the rear gaming room. Just bear in mind that the alcove near the far staircase is a service shadow - I got no service there at all for a full twenty minutes while I used the WiFi. (Perhaps I should have emailed for service.)

Beer quality is mid-range, but a few standouts are worth mentioning: Aboriginale, Alpha IPA, Trubbled Monk. Since they've only opened recently, it's too soon to call any trends. On the plus side, it's easy to feel at home here. Upstairs diners enjoy good table service and the overall vibe is comfortable and inviting. I didn't care for the highway diner-like serving ware or the plastic ketchup squeeze bottles. And the varnished 2x6 booths looked and felt like something I built in my garage. But the service at the bar was excellent and the popularity of the place is well deserved.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of stevesbeer
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Liked the space, it had a nice vibe. A good amount of beers on tap and Sticky Hands and IHS for cans to go.

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Photo of South2NW
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of arizcards
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Spending the week in the Mt Hood area and did a trip out to the Willamette Valley today with Da Boss stopping here after visiting Adelsheim Winery earlier in the day.

Vibe was OK, typical brewpub with the stainless steel vats. Ample seating inside and out. Beautiful day with the temps in the upper 70's but with all the outside tables occupied we opted to go inside.

Quality of the beers I had were awesome. Sticky Hands is a world class IIPA and unfortunately I could not get past this one. Da Boss had Gloria, a very nice Pils.

Service was solid as Kelly was timely and good with the recommendation of Gloria for Da Boss.

Selection was good. I would hazard a guess there was 16-18 beers available from Block 15.

Food was very good. I enjoyed by Kimchi beer burger and Rosemary fries. Da Boss had the Sunday chicken dinner special which was quite tasty. The hush puppies had a cornmeal like flavor.

Overall if you want to have one of the better IIPA's in the west definitely come here for Sticky Hands as I am here to testify it is worth the extra miles!

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Photo of Bfarr
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of Jbagel1
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

First off : I really like Block 15, They make some of the best beer in Oregon. That being said Ive only been the Restaurant one time. But, we picked a great time to go! They had mostly IPAs on tap, so we each got 5 tasters for 5 dollars if I remember right. SO yeah, good vibes & Quality are spot on. The service was also good and we didn't wait that long for a table (mid lunch rush ) They food was really good but on the pricey side. (maybe remember that after a few beers )

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Photo of JTbrue
5/5  rDev +19.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of rbarrett86
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of Beervana
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
4.07/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of GoBeerGo
4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Great place but all the good beer is gone quick, between calling and showing up the tap list is always drastically different

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Photo of Topher78
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

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Photo of TreeBear
4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of alexrichman
4.78/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

This brewery is one of the best in Oregon. Hard to believe a sleepy little college town like Corvallis would hold such a hidden gem. Block 15 focuses on ultra high quality beers and always has a huge selection of seasonals to accompany their standard beers. Huge focus on sours and hop forward beers - styles this brewery truly excels at. A must visit for any beer lover.

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Photo of Issie
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant in Corvallis, OR
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