Trophy Brewing

Trophy BrewingTrophy Brewing
Trophy BrewingTrophy Brewing
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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

(919) 803-4849 | map

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Reviewed by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4
I'm at the Trophy Brewery and Taproom. They have two restaurants nearby, which I've not been to.
Industrial vibe, plenty of seating indoors and out.
Fast service despite being fairly busy on a Saturday night.
A dozen beers on tap, from a pilsner to a NEIPA, to Horchata Stout.
Chips and nuts for snacks.
Feb 16, 2020
Rated: 4.08 by Mikemcgrath4 from North Carolina

Aug 04, 2019
Rated: 4.38 by gabe71tx from Virginia

Jul 26, 2019
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4.44/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5
A very lively place with a great atmosphere, a good selection of quality beers and a great selection of pizzas. A very good place to relax and have some beers.
Jun 22, 2019
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Rated by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4
Great pizza.
Apr 04, 2019
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Reviewed by Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

4.41/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75
The wife and I dropped in on a Sunday at noon for pizza and a few beers. Parking was great since there is a lot behind the place with lost of parking. I wanted to try all of the beers I had not had they only did one flight the first 4 beers. The good news was that none of the beers on the list were over 7% so I still did a half pour of the rest I wanted to try. The waitress even brought me a healthy "sample" of the stout. I was not expecting to be blown away by the beers, we really went for the pizza but all of the beers were solid. The strawberry basil Berliner was really good, waitress was very knowledgeable and helpful as well as quick. The pizza was amazing, we had 2 personal pizzas and took one home along with some cans. The beer selection has something for everyone along with wine. They have salads to go along with teh pizza, nice roomy area not crowded at all. Lots of outside space I imagine the inside fills up quickly. I will go back here every chance I can.
Mar 11, 2019
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Reviewed by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25
We visited close to midnight on a Tuesday night. Pizza's were great. Beers were decent, as was the service. Not a bad place for a pizza and a beer.
Oct 26, 2018
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Reviewed by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25
Stopped in here because I had a couple beers at EBF that I've enjoyed in the past. The vibe is kind vintage like 70's era. I almost felt like "the Dude" from the Big Lebowski would be hanging out there for whatever reason. The beers were decent but nothing special. The service was good. The pizza was really good though. I took that down my face hole pretty quick. I'm glad I got to check the place out but wouldn't rush back for the beers on their own.
Oct 03, 2018
Rated: 4.28 by jbarry3000 from North Carolina

Aug 08, 2018
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Rated by BullCitySpartan from North Carolina

4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75
Trophy Brewing and Pizza, Limited selection of beers but awesome pizza. Trophy Brewing away from the hustle of downtown.
Apr 10, 2018
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Reviewed by 5thOhio from South Carolina

4.41/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75
Stopped by for the second time at the Pizza location. Pizza is very good, ingredients tasted fresh. Seems a little pricey but maybe that's just standard for Raleigh. Nice selection of their own beers on tap and in cans. Server was friendly and efficient.
My only complaint was when I tried to order a flight. Being as Trophy beers are a little hard to come by, I wanted to sample several. The server told me that only the first four beers on the tap list could be ordered that way. I mean, WTF!? I have NEVER heard of that practice in a craft beer establishment. Plus, those weren't the ones I wanted to try.
Oh well. I had the Teacher's Pet IPA which was quite tasty, so overall, a good experience.
But, c'mon folks. Do the flights right so we can enjoy even more of your beers.
Feb 13, 2018
Rated: 4.46 by Brian1357 from Virginia

Nov 19, 2017
Rated: 3.65 by RTaylor5 from North Carolina

Jul 15, 2017
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Reviewed by nickfl from Florida

3.67/5  rDev -11.1%
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.
Jun 01, 2017
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Reviewed by Mantooth from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.1%
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!
May 15, 2017
Rated: 4.19 by seanchai from Virginia

Apr 07, 2017
Rated: 3.93 by kell50 from North Carolina

Jan 18, 2017
Rated: 3.96 by ha-sheem from North Carolina

Jan 17, 2017
Rated: 3.93 by qcbrewer from North Carolina

Jan 14, 2017
Rated: 4.35 by SFNC from North Carolina

Jan 14, 2017
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Rated by JonSchwartz from North Carolina

4.7/5  rDev +13.8%
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.
Dec 03, 2016
Rated: 3.85 by Strublebrew from North Carolina

Nov 29, 2016
Rated: 4.44 by A_Rad from Wisconsin

May 26, 2016
Rated: 3.88 by HopintheSouth from North Carolina

May 07, 2016
Rated: 3.51 by Docrock from Illinois

Apr 02, 2016
Rated: 4.21 by kjkinsey from Texas

Feb 18, 2016
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Reviewed by Griffin2 from Virginia

4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
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.
Feb 09, 2016
Rated: 4.23 by walkinginplace from North Carolina

Jan 10, 2016
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Reviewed by jophish17 from Georgia

2.95/5  rDev -28.6%
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.
Oct 05, 2015
Rated: 4.65 by dailyminefield from North Carolina

Aug 31, 2015
Rated: 3.91 by bostonbeans from Massachusetts

Aug 15, 2015
Rated: 4.45 by mkhartnett from Minnesota

Jun 09, 2015
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Reviewed by jjboesen from Maryland

4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
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!
May 29, 2015
Rated: 4.03 by Cacibajagua from North Carolina

May 17, 2015
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Rated by bcgeiman from Maryland

3.86/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5
Great college town brewery. Good food and beer.
Apr 01, 2015
Rated: 3.67 by Volsdawg10 from Mississippi

Mar 21, 2015
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Reviewed by LeeEvolved from Virginia

4.51/5  rDev +9.2%
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.
Mar 09, 2015
Rated: 3.96 by Macsimus from North Carolina

Mar 08, 2015
Rated: 4 by Cynic-ale from Texas

Feb 09, 2015
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Reviewed by Beerparrot from Pennsylvania

3.66/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25
The place was packed for a Wednesday night and jumping. Drinks were good, we were lucky to get a table. Pizza was very good and different with the topping choices.
Feb 03, 2015
Trophy Brewing in Raleigh, NC
Brewery rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 769 ratings