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Stewart's Brewing Co.

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Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

219 Governors Pl
Bear, Delaware, 19701-3026
United States

(302) 836-2739 | map

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Reviews: 38 | Ratings: 58
Reviews by Deuane:
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3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I am surprised I have not reviewed Stewart's. I stop in here two/three times a year on my way to and from the Delaware bayshore. I am always hoping one of Ric's "special" brews will be on tap when I visit. Usually something really good and unusual is flowing which is a good thing as I find the regular offerings somewhat pedestrian.

The place is one big room with a large bar in the center. This set up can be noisy if the place is crowded. It reminds me of a sports bar with class. I have always had decent service if not good....but nothing to write home about.

Food has always been solid with very good burgers and usually some nice seafood slanted soup/chowder too.

Almost always a nice selection of brews with 10 or so on tap at any one time. I have never had a problem finding a pint or two of interest.

Overall a quality place that is overshadowed by the local Iron Hills and the BIG brother to the south. If you are in the area I urge you to give this place a go, I doubt you will come away disappointed.

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4.29/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of cjohns73
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Located in a strip mall; interior has not much to see. A pretty family-friendly atmosphere with lots of seating. Sports bar kind of place with a local feel. Had two beer lists really: 6-8 standards and 6-8 specials, with one of those being a guest draft. Didn't try to many, but the beer wasn't bad. Food menu looked solid, but we just got appetizers. They were good. Was there for a group thing and the place was right for that.

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Photo of ROGUE16
4.04/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

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4.4/5  rDev +10%

Photo of PorterThwarter
4.48/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Holy guacamole can this place make a good hefeweisen! I tend to loathe many American hefeweisens and certainly didn't expect such deliciousness from a brewpub in a far flung suburban shopping center. Our bartender was helpful and attentive and enthusiastic and really made the visit great for first-timers.

All the beers we tried (2 flights plus 2 pints) were solid and our meals were excellent, at very fair prices. I got a peculiarly-shaped crabcake sandwich that I initially turned my Baltimore nose up at but it turned out to be so good that I kept wanting another one for weeks afterward.

A surprising and yummy place.

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Michael-A
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Good beer, decent food, the bar atmosphere is nice.. game days not so much.

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Photo of BillRoth
4/5  rDev 0%

Knowledgeable staff. Sean was great with insights and recommendations. Generally a fairly spacious brew pub with multi-TV/sports channels going on. Games. Glass walls displaying brew tanks, etc.Has a feel of brew pub, british pub, sports bar and strip mall.
Beer was typically very good with a few awesome beers. Many seasonals to enjoy.
Everyone was ordering/eating food ( eat in and take out). I didn't this trip, but felt sure I would have been more than happy.
Overall atmosphere was upbeat, friendly and definitely full of regular happy patrons.
Enjoyed my stay, beer was way above average with standouts. Considering how many GABF and WBC medals these guys have won...they definitely showed it in what I had. Nice thing is that they had something for practically anyone. Something for everyone. Will definitely go back.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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Photo of thain709
4/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I stopped in with a few friends while making our rounds across the PA boarder.

Stewart's is located in a strip mall, but it's easily detected. The not-so-full parking lot translated into a few patrons at the bar and a few tables being filled. I believe the bartender was attending to everyone. She was very attentive with the four of us and even took time to talk about the beer.

The beer selection wasn't bad. We were there right at the time where summer seasonals were dying off and fall seasonals were coming in. I enjoyed a pint of Highlander Stout (on nitro) and Smoked Pumpkin Porter, the latter being pretty smokey with some fleshy tones right at the beginning. They have a few year rounds (stout, white, IPA, gold) and a few seasonal taps (dunkel, wit, kolsch, porter).

We did not try any food this time. Actually, I don't even remember if we looked at a menu.

I enjoyed our time here as the service was quick and attentive and the beer was very fresh. Their website keeps up-to-date with seasonals and even special, one-off casks. Stewart's is one I will visit again when I'm in the area.

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Stewart's Brewing Co. in Bear, DE
3.84 out of 5 based on 297 ratings.
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