Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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Hardywood Park Craft BreweryHardywood Park Craft Brewery

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

2408 Ownby Ln
Richmond, Virginia, 23220-1319
United States

(804) 420-2420 | map

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Added by nandemo1 on 09-02-2011

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Reviews by ccariano:
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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Photo of metter98
3.92/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
3.91/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of StevoQ452
3.83/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4.07/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Jdstratt
4.51/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

It is a sprawling facility with a very nice and accommodating staff. The beers are always very good. They offer live music but each time I've gone it was folk music. Not quite a fan of folk music.

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Photo of arrowsmith_
4.72/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of CChafin
4.68/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Great craft brewery in every way.

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Photo of gbiello
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
2.34/5  rDev -44.9%
vibe: 1 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 2.5

I must be getting old but wow was this an obnoxious stop--I was ready to move on to the next as soon as I stepped in. And finding a parking spot wasn’t easy either. Being in an industrial parkway that curves and loops, street parking seems to be the only option, and due to the nature of the zoning this can turn into an unnecessarily long walk when there seems to be large groups of people driving solo to meet each other at Hardywood.

Anyway, walking in, it seemed like we were heading straight into a small bar with taps, but no one was tending. There were a few chairs by the entrance, and some high tops to the left, but there was a deafening screeching noise coming from our right. Turns out a girl punk band was playing in their brewery/garage(?) space, and they drew a huge crowd. The line for taps in that space ran directly through the crowd trying to watch the band, and it was almost impossible to get a single beer. It was a hassle for all involved, including the bartenders who acted like we should be there to watch the band and not drink the brewery's beer, which was bland when contrasted with the dumpster fire happening before us.

It's a shame that their secondary spot right next door was closed to the public, because it appeared to have 10x the space, with a cleaner look and more tables and taps. But it is apparently solely used for private events--and whatever event they were having in there had a total of 10 people in attendance, which seems like a complete waste.

Based on their branding alone, I thought this was going to be the most chill, receptive stop during our time in Richmond, but it was exactly the opposite, and to their detriment. The funny thing is, I normally like punk, but that's not why we came here, and I couldn't even enjoy the beer we did order, which also happened to come in a plastic cup. I don't understand how this is an acceptable way of doing business at a brewery on a Saturday night, but every other brewery in Richmond is happy to pour beer, believe it or not, and even provide plenty of seats and tables. And there's plenty of breweries to choose from!

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Photo of reebtaerG
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Treyliff
4/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I've been to Hardywood for many beer releases, which are all very organized and efficient. It's also a great place to visit in general. Plenty of space to move around and places to hang out in the parking lot when it's warm outside. I usually try to make a visit here whenever I'm in town.

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Photo of srw
3.96/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of Beerbuddha
4.25/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Mikemister
5/5  rDev +17.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

They are inventive, innovative. Both sides of brewery are spacious, one side is usually hosting live bands to entertain, the other side is where the long lines take place for purchasing new releases. Family and pet friendly, food trucks onsite most of the weekends.

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Photo of Nichols33
3.91/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Other than their stouts, I haven't enjoyed one of their beers yet. Their GBS and variants are excellent but haven't been blown away by anything yet.

Place looks like it would be a cool place to hang out on a nice night. I was there when it was 25 degrees out so we were stuck inside, which is a solid place to hang but nothing all that different from any other brewery that has a good size brew pub.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.74/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Finally got to check out Hardywood after having been to Richmond several times over the last few years and never getting there. Had to park in a lot across the street since they have most of their parking area blocked off for outdoor seating. The place is pretty large, not surprised by the amount of beer they've been putting out now. The vibe of the place wasn't all that special and there weren't a lot of people there either. Their selection wasn't super impressive, it was pretty standard stuff really which was a little disappointing. The service was good though, I can't complain about that at all. I have to say though, it seems like they're getting less business due to the rise of some of the smaller/newer places opening up in the Richmond area.

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Photo of spacecake9
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Hardywood is amazing. You will likely park your car at least a couple blocks away. When you walk up you will probably see 100 or so people sitting at picnic tables enjoying a beer and maybe food from one or two of the food trucks. Inside you will have 6-8 different beers in bombers to choose from to go. And you will have 6-8 beers on tap to enjoy. Only downside is out door beers come in a plastic cup. Gotta go, it's fun.

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Photo of rossracing
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of mpmcguire11
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Jason_cs
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of King_Lich13
4.64/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of tbryant21
4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ThreeBeersWalkedIn
3.93/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of kabukiza1123
3.66/5  rDev -13.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5

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Hardywood Park Craft Brewery in Richmond, VA
Brewery rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 10,130 ratings