DoG Street Pub

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DoG Street PubDoG Street Pub
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DoG Street PubDoG Street Pub

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

401 W Duke Of Gloucester St
Williamsburg, Virginia, 23185-3602
United States

(757) 293-6478 | map

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Added by bushycook on 06-18-2012

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Photo of SlightlyGrey
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Mothergoose03
3.99/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

We stopped here on a Monday after the busy tourist season for lunch and beers while visiting the colonial area. The pub is located in a stand-alone, brick building just outside of the boundary of the colonial park. There are several tables with a large umbrella on the patio at the front of the building. The interior has a nice vibe to it. The bar area is located just inside the door, and a larger dining room is to the rear. The place was already crowded so we chose to sit at the large community table in the bar section.

There were 13 beers on tap plus a cider, and one additional offering on cask. There were also about a dozen beers in bottles/cans, including a cider. A section of the beverage menu offers three sampler-sized pours from a list of 7 beers so we decided to do that and made our choices. We also added a small pour of a 4th beer that wasn't on that list that we were curious to try. All of them were very good beers. The beer choices had a wide variety of styles and breweries, several of which were local breweries and the rest were from different states plus two imports.

The food menu had a nice selection, although not extensive for lunch offerings. We really liked what we ordered. Service was good even though they were busy that day. We enjoyed our visit here, and the place is worthy of a visit if you are in Colonial Williamsburg.

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Photo of godawgs
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of pecokid
4.26/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of MarvinSnyder
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of xJMFCx
4.6/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of LeeEvolved
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of SonOfKyuss
4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of hophugger
4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Outstanding place in the middle of Colonial Williamsburg, VA. Atmosphere is very nice, eclectic menu and food. An amazing selection of beers on tap and in bottle, lots of goodies that you don't see anywhere else. Staff is very knowledgable and prices are reasonable

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Photo of Craft_Imperial
3.2/5  rDev -25.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25

Same selection as when I went half a year ago. I like to try new beers and walked out without a purchase. Nice atmosphere, hopefully not the same awful owner as their bottle shop.

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Photo of mjstern70
4.59/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of oldn00b
3.96/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.25

I come here often. It's in the most tourist-centric part of town so if you're coming to eat or looking for a place to sit I'd suggest reservations.

The beer list is great. On tap is a relatively small list but some great offerings that move fast. They get some great offerings and they'll fill a growler of just about everything except for something like KBS (which they charge $10 per 5 oz pour so not sure anyone would pay that anyway). They have a good combination of local (Alewerks, Hardywood) semi local (Blue Mountain) American Craft (Stone, Founders) and imports (BFM). Alewerks brews an ESB exclusively for them, which I think is pretty cool. Bottle list is far more expansive.

Food is okay. I feel like it's overpriced but decent. It's one of the better options in the area for sure.

Service is fine. Depends on who you get like anywhere but last time I was there I had a bartender looking through me while I was trying to pay while others walked past. Four people at the bar so not sure what the deal was.

It's great if you're a tourist looking for a beer list in the Colonial area, but there are less expensive options that get the same things around otherwise.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.14/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of arizcards
3.8/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 2.5

Stopped in yesterday for a bite to eat and a pint.

Vibe was OK, this sits in a major tourist area so you have mostly middle aged and younger seniors that compose the customer base. And yes I am one of those middle aged people LOL!

Quality of the beers offered were good. The brews on tap were 3.75 IMO and the bottle list was 4.25. Da Boss had a Scottish ale and I had the Founders Oatmeal Stout on Nitro.

Da Boss and I sat at the second bar. The main bartender was a bit snooty and took awhile to warm up. Once I chatted him up he warmed up a bit and clued me into some regional breweries to visit.

Selection was pretty solid, the bottle list was very good.

We split the Fish and Chips. The fish was flavorless and greasy and the fries were undercooked.

Overall not a bad experience but definitely overrated.

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Photo of JMFP
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of wilhelm_phoenix
4.83/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of GingerSmith5
4.95/5  rDev +15.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of intobenme
4.32/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Robmgm
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Uniobrew31
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Tlatsko
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Tylara85
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of John_Beeryman
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of malprep
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of jprivott
3.69/5  rDev -14%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Located in the tourist-heavy Merchant's Square, DoG St Pub is part of a larger syndicate of restaurants in the area (all of which serve good food, to be honest). There is indoor/outdoor seating, and true to its name, your pooch can tag along for an outside meal. The place revs up pretty early, and stays that way thanks to a tourist/townie combo. The foods are rich, the beers are varied. There are always local brews that are constantly rotating (they're heavy on the Legend (Richmond)and Alewerks (Williamsburg), as well as their own house brand of course), and they make good picks on their imports as well.

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DoG Street Pub in Williamsburg, VA
Place rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 46 ratings