Beer Run

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

34 Reviews
Beer RunBeer Run
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

156 Carlton Rd
Ste 203
Charlottesville, Virginia, 22902-5496
United States

(434) 984-2337 | map
www.beerrun.com

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Added by Proteus93 on 04-29-2008

PLACE STATS
Score:
94
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
60
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
11.89%
 
 
Taps:
17
Bottles/Cans:
285
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 34 | Ratings: 60
Reviews by IBUnit63:
Photo of IBUnit63
4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

The soon-to-be-legendary Beer Run. This one's tucked away in an industrial park and was an adventure to find. But really, once I found this place I was impressed. Probably one of the better beer selections in the area...and not a lot of crap, either. Small but decent selection of Belgian and German items, quite a few Virginia brews and then a fair amount of the usual suspects such as Southern Tier, Bell's, DFH and the like. There is even a counter with about 5-10 seats and some tables to sample some wares. Lots of cooler space, too.

Service I really didn't find to be an issue the first time I stopped in here - in fact I'm really not sure I was approached for help at all, but that's quite alright. Nothing to complain about. (Edit) Then I came back yesterday and purchased a case of Oberon and around 6-8 single bottles. Although I insisted that I was going to make 2 trips for each of the boxes one of the owners brought one of them out to my car nonetheless. I thought I was at Ukrop's or something. On top of that, I have a couple new coozies and an enviro-friendly Beer Run bag, complete with bottle separators. Nice!

As mentioned there's quite a selection for this area. Prices are right in line with similar local outlets.

For the moderately-sized space they have they certainly use it well. This is a good place to check out and probably my future go-to on trips to the 434.

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Photo of TastyBeverage
2.05/5  rDev -52.2%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 2 | food: 2

I went to Beer run on a Monday at about 5pm and was not very impressed. Tiny bar which was full, and the staff was very unfriendly. Didnt see any beers that were notable. I walked through the store and not a single person acknowledged me. There were 2 others shopping for beers and nobody talked to them either. No reason to go back.

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Photo of DoctorZombies
4.64/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Small seating area inside with patio seating outside adjacent to tight parking lot. Very good and plentiful beef nachos at smallish bar. A dozen beers plus on tap...but go for the bottle shop. One of the largest selections of local, Virginia, regional and national handcraft plus international beers I've seen in a pub/bottle shop. Outstanding selection and reasonably priced!

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Photo of akdragoo
5/5  rDev +16.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Local, funky and friendly. And that was before having a drink!

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Photo of BeingAlive
5/5  rDev +16.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Local/organic food, awesome beer, wine and cider selection, great people!

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Photo of OldSwampy
4.29/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Had breakfast here on a Saturday, the only day breakfast tacos are available (recommended). Families mixed with hipsters; grandparents, kids on their way to soccer, and young couples were all enjoying breakfast. The beer selection, which I examined after breakfast, appears to be the best in central Virginia (and yes, I bought several). Prices were fairly reasonable. Service was prompt and helpful. A recommended stop.

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Photo of DavidHume
4.51/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Dmode4sm
4.95/5  rDev +15.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Aforesterj
4.68/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of MrGrumpfish
5/5  rDev +16.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

One of the best places in town if not the best. Great selection, price and service. Jay has been very helpful.

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Photo of Nishriver
4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 2.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of JandJMD
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Nice selection. Domestic and local beers, but a large section dedicated to imports. Nothing will blow you away, but more than most stores.

Bar is great. Had lunch. Good sandwiches with probably a dozen taps. They seem to keep a good mix of styles.

Bar pricing was good. Store pricing was average or a touch high, but not bad compared to home.

Would be happy to have this place in my neighborhood.

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Photo of Hrodebert
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Likely the coolest beer bar/ bottle shop I have seen.
Very good food, great selection of taps, and awesome bottle selection.
I wish we had this in Michigan.

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Photo of jaymo18
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of VeganUndead
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of drtth
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

This is a great place for both food and beer. A fairly extensive menu and everything we sampled was very tasty, etc. The beers on tap offered a great selection, and the bottle shop had many things I never expected to find. On one visit a few years back I found they had two bottles of Hanssens Experimental Cassis in stock. This is a beer many people don't/didn't care for but that I thoroughly enjoyed. So immediately snapped up one of the bottles despite the price, which I later found to be fairly reasonable for that beer.

Defintely recommend this place for the food, beer, and the bottles.

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Photo of everythingiszen
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Camjmorton
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of JMUbrewz
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of HookemHoos
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of John_Beeryman
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of JFear
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Iamjeff6
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.89/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

The wife and I had only one morning/afternoon in Charlottesville before driving across Virginia and West Virginia to Athens, Ohio. Beer Run was our beer place of choice, after walking around downtown C-ville and before touring Monticello.

Beer Run was mighty busy on a beautiful, sunny Sunday at brunch/lunch time. All the outdoor tables were occupied but we found a spot at the bar. The bartenders were busy and hangover but still managed to provide good service.

17 taps, with a bunch from Founders because of a tap-takeover that had happened the night before: Backwoods, Smoked Porter, Boyl'r, All Day, Centennial... and Devil's Backbone, Yards, Allagash, Natty Boh, Lagunitas Sumpin', Bluegrass Bourbon Barrel...

The food is simple but mostly organic and local. I had an egg-scramble that didn't disappoint. Bloody Mary's are delicious too!

The store attached to the bar/restaurant ain't bad either but you won't find anything rare there. They have all the major names in American craft beer, and they are a bit pricey... 25 dollars for DuClaw Retribution, 16 dollars for Xantus... damn, I've scored cheaper in NYC!

Still, this is a great place. Beer, food, gourmet coffee... a bit of everything. I would definitely visit again.

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Photo of williahd
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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