Trophy Brewing

BEER AVG
3.95/5
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

827 W Morgan St
Raleigh, North Carolina, 27603-1613
United States

(919) 803-4849 | map
trophybrewing.com

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Added by tdm168 on 02-23-2013

BEER STATS
Beers:
67
Ratings:
606
Reviews:
68
PLACE STATS
Score:
89
Ratings:
69
Reviews:
15
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
9.98%
 
 
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Ratings: 69 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of RTaylor5
3.65/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Photo of nickfl
3.67/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

A funky little place with an extensive collection of random trophies lining the walls; it has a kind of psudo dive bar vibe that works. The beers themselves seemed a bit hit of miss to me and the selection was not huge by today's standards. Service was good, sitting at the bar while they weren't busy, didn't get a chance to try the food. I wouldn't be in any particular hurry to go back, though I could see some people really loving this place.

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Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This is a review for the downtown spot, previously Busy Bee. The space hasn't changed much - which is good news, it's such a cool space. I had a great late night meal - the chicken is awesome - and a flight. Their flights are 8 glasses btw. I definitely recommend checking them out if you're in the area. Good food & great beer. Cheers!

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Photo of seanchai
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of kell50
3.93/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of ha-sheem
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of qcbrewer
3.93/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of SFNC
4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of JonSchwartz
4.7/5  rDev +17.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Their salads are even better than their pizza. And the beer is arguably the consistently best in the area.

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Photo of Strublebrew
3.85/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of A_Rad
4.44/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of HopintheSouth
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

Photo of Docrock
3.51/5  rDev -12.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of kjkinsey
4.21/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Griffin2
4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

We visited Trophy on 2/05/16. We made the mistake of going on a Friday evening. It was really packed. After a little waiting we were able to get a table. The beer was decent, but the pizza was awesome.

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Photo of walkinginplace
4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of jophish17
2.95/5  rDev -26.4%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2 | food: 3.5

Vibe is eh. Very small - capacity might be 50 people. Really needed some organization as people were just standing and it was unsure if they were waiting for to go orders or for a table. Beer selection is pretty weak - 5-6 of their beers and 2 guest taps. Beer styles were varied and creative. DIPA was fantastic but the others were mediocre. Food is above average but like the beer I bet they take more pride in being 'unique' rather than being 'great'. My scores probably make it look like I didn't enjoy my visit, but I'd go back. They know how to brew great beer, I just wish they had more options and that the rest of the experience was improved.

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Photo of dailyminefield
4.65/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of bostonbeans
3.91/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of mkhartnett
4.45/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of jjboesen
4.27/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Trophy is located at the end of a strip mall - look for the crowds and the picnic tables. Inside is a cramped bar area - also surrounded by crowds and college kids. It is a busy place what with families and thirsty folk looking to enjoy themselves. Trophy offers a very satisfying array of styles all done right and served correctly. Along with growlers, you might even grab (buy, I mean) one of their tulip glasses for home quaffing.

They also serve pizza. (Though, a full lunch at Natty Greene's prevented me from trying it.) Raleigh is definitely a North Carolina Beer Destination!

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Photo of Cacibajagua
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of bcgeiman
3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Great college town brewery. Good food and beer.

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Photo of Volsdawg10
3.67/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of LeeEvolved
4.51/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

My friends and I hit these guys up late on a Saturday night looking for some good beer and pizza. Trophy didn't disappoint on either.

The crowd was overflowing into the parking lot picnic area and it was SRO inside the taproom. After hugging the wall for 15-20 we were able to snag some seats at the bar.

The 6 beers on tap were all fantastic, with 2 of them being barrel-aged goodness. I also really enjoyed the DIPA and the smoked Berliner Weisse. The pizza was just a simple pepperoni but it was really good, almost Brooklyn style, which I happen to love.

Overall, a really cool joint with excellent beer and za. Highly recommended, just maybe not around 9pm on a Saturday.

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Trophy Brewing in Raleigh, NC
3.95 out of 5 based on 606 ratings.
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