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Proof Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
4.13/5
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Store

644 McDonnell Dr
Tallahassee, Florida, 32310
United States

(850) 878-5638 | map
proofbrewingco.com

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Added by hiker33 on 03-29-2009

BEER STATS
Beers:
70
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
325
PLACE STATS
Score:
94
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
46
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
6.06%
 
 
Taps:
50
Bottles/Cans:
200
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews by glid02:
Photo of glid02
4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Stopped by here during a recent trip to Tallahassee, a nice addition to a solid store next door.

Atmosphere is OK. It's basically inside a liquor store (the walls of the bar don't go up to the roof so you can hear what's going on in the liquor store and vice versa) so there's only so much that can be done. A dimly lit place with an industrial feel. There are three TV's, two above the bar and a large projection against the wall directly in front of the entrance. The bar has room for about eight people and there's a good deal of tables and other space that I'd imagine gets filled out on weekends. A chalkboard holds all the draft beers available and there's a good amount of beer paraphernalia scattered around the place.

Quality is good. My CCB beer was served in a logo-ed glass and I saw a good deal of other glassware available as well. The beer was served at a good temperature with the proper amount of head.

Service was good. I didn't have to wait long to get a drink and I enjoyed his berating of Urban Meyer (FSU v. UF) as a UGA fan. He had a good idea of what was on-tap but I did hear him make some iffy comments (CCB Humidor Jai Alai "uses different hops or something"). That said it's a college town and one in the South at that.

Selection was very solid. They'd just finished a CCB takeover and still had about six of their beers available along with a Swamphead beer, some Terrapin, Sweetwater, and Belgian seasonals. The more common styles were represented and there were about 30 different taps.

Value is good. I was a bit surprised by the relatively high price of "Or" from CCB which was $8 but all other selections seemed reasonable.

Overall I still haven't been to Leon's but I'm not sure I ever will considering I can stop in here for a very good selection and head next door for beers that escape GA distribution. Certainly worth a stop if you're in the area as it's likely the best bar within a 100 mile radius.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Thetruthfulcraft
4.73/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

The Tennessee st. Location is now closed but the brewery is open at railroad square. The best brewery in north Florida. They do everything right. Always solid beers and never a disgusting infected beer on tap. They truly care about craft and our dedicated to perfecting each and every beer. I wish every brewery had this same passion and craft.

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

Today was awesome! Happy anniversary!!!

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Photo of bryanlindsey12345
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of DreadPirateRoberts
4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of dasotelo50
3.2/5  rDev -25.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3

Photo of LisaInFL
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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

Photo of travisatlarge
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5

This place can be awesome but it can also get extremely crowded. The owner is a great person and when the crowd is right you can have a lot of fun. Also, they were pretty much the first brewery in town and deserve kudos for that.

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Photo of NickySop
4.76/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of ultrasticky1
5/5  rDev +16.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

All locations are outstanding. I have frequented this establishment since I came to Tallahassee for school in its early years, and I am still constantly impressed with every new change they have made.

At the Tennessee St brewpub/retail location, there is an upscale lounge/chill nightclub vibe to the place and they have glassware giveaways weekly, among other featured events. Upstairs is the retail store right next to the brewpub. The store has a plethora of beers for sale organized by region (for domestics), coupled with imports organized by style/country/ect. There is a vast selection of high quality spirits, wines, and even single beers and a bomber cooler as well.
The brewpub has full liquor/wine bars- upstairs and down, both with a very large selection of taps and outdoor patio areas with seating.

The brewery location at Rail Road Square (RRSQ) is a great location with outdoor seating, boccee ball courts, cornhole, ping pong, and also indoor seating where you can see the brewery through glass windows behind the bar.

I love both of these places, and I dont know if it's the Guru talking (their IPA) or what, but I just typed 1,151 characters talking about my favorite bar in town. Highly recommended if you're in Tallahassee

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Photo of Baj15
4.68/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of KVNBGRY
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4

Definitely for the college kids. The bartenders seem to be kids like like to drink beer, not people that know beer. For being such a small operation, it definitely felt like they thought they were bigger and more well known than they actually are. The beers taste good! They had a decent selection of beers and a handful of guest taps. The outdoor seating area is kind of neat. It's artificial turf that is hot as hell, and a lot of parents and toddlers were running around aimlessly, but it looks good. The guy checking IDs at the front made it seem not like a brewery, but a bar on any strip in any college town. A lot of backwards hats, forearm sweatbands, and pens in ears. I would rather go to a random bar and try their beer on tap, because the vibe of the place is not my cup of tea.

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Photo of Bigdoc91
4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Nice place. Only reason I rated it lower is because Im not impressed with Proofs beer which hurts their selection. Other than that, solid brewpub/brewery.

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Photo of amrz6014
4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Kraj30
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

loved this place.. great atmosphere like a bar but also great brews

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Photo of ksolekjr
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Great place

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Photo of Abbbp
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of dbrownnn1
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Love this brewery!! Always coming up with amazing different types of brews my favorite is the guru ipa.

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Photo of TaraF
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Chris-Jones
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of cambabeer
3.96/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Casey_tauber
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of crazedmex
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of DiFo
5/5  rDev +16.6%

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Proof Brewing Company in Tallahassee, FL
4.13 out of 5 based on 325 ratings.
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