Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

Hardywood Park Craft BreweryHardywood Park Craft Brewery
Hardywood Park Craft BreweryHardywood Park Craft Brewery
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

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

(804) 420-2420 | map
hardywood.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
4.12
Beers:
166
Reviews:
1,630
Ratings:
9,567
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.25
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
200
pDev:
10.59%
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Reviews by fredmugs:
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fredmugs from Indiana

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

Apr 07, 2016
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avalon07 from South Carolina

4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

V: This place is in a somewhat industrial section of town (more gentrified than when they opened), so don't expect much scenery. It has a fairly large amount of floor space, with two bars (only one was in use at the time) and room off to the side for special events. A decent amount of seating, though not excessive. Lots of merch.

Q: Everything seemed super-fresh to me - all made on premises.

S: The service was friendly and prompt , though I didn't ask any beer-related questions.

S: A decent selection of Hardywood beers, with twelve taps: GBS, Singel, Peach Tripel, and my favorite of the night, Apple Brandy Mega GBS. They also had a ton of bottles for sale; some were old classics and others were one-offs (i.e., their 8th Anniversary stout).

Nov 23, 2019
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roan22 from New Jersey

4.79/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

It is a huge warehouse and we went on a cold night, but it was very warm inside and the lighting + their holiday design was beautiful. There was a talented bluegrass band playing live. Staff were nice and helpful. Also I loved the food truck outside too. Lots of outside seating, perfect for great weather.

Nov 11, 2019
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MikeM75 from Virginia

4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Sep 09, 2019
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StoutSnob40 from California

4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Apr 26, 2019
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Griffith from Connecticut

4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Mar 18, 2019
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needMIbeer from Virginia

3.85/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Mar 11, 2019
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Sarah_Bearah from California

4.66/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Mar 02, 2019
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Gkruszewski from New York

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

Feb 15, 2019
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james24 from Virginia

4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Nov 09, 2018
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drds89 from Virginia

4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Came from out of town for a concert, which was great

Oct 09, 2018
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metter98 from New York

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

Aug 12, 2018
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

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

Aug 11, 2018
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StevoQ452 from Virginia

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

Aug 06, 2018
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NotAlcoholicJustAHobby from Vermont

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

Jun 14, 2018
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Jdstratt from Virginia

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.

Jun 08, 2018
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arrowsmith_ from Pennsylvania

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

Jun 07, 2018
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CChafin from Virginia

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

Great craft brewery in every way.

Apr 22, 2018
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gbiello from Massachusetts

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

Apr 07, 2018
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Sabtos from Ohio

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!

Mar 14, 2018
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reebtaerG from Maryland

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

Mar 03, 2018
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Treyliff from West Virginia

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.

Mar 03, 2018
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srw from Virginia

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

Feb 27, 2018
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Beerbuddha from Florida

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

Jan 02, 2018
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Mikemister from Virginia

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.

Dec 17, 2017
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery in Richmond, VA
Brewery rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 9567 ratings