Beer Run

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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
Place Score:
94
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
58
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
10.02%
 
 
Taps:
17
Bottles/Cans:
285
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 32 | Ratings: 58
Reviews by nandemo1:
Photo of nandemo1
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Stopped in yesterday as part of a brewery hopping tour.

Selection was outstanding, had all of the local breweries available (those that package) as well as a huge number of others sorted by region. Had items that we don't get or have not yet seen in Richmond.

Staff seemed knowledgeable about product. We sampled some of the stuff on tap and the beertender spent a good amount of time telling us about it. They had maybe seven or eight taps.

Seating inside was sparse but outdoor patio seemed nice. Will try food next time.

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More User Reviews:
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%

Photo of atrocity
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA
94 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.
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