Third Street Aleworks

Third Street AleworksThird Street Aleworks
Third Street AleworksThird Street Aleworks
Brewery, Eatery

610 3rd Street
Santa Rosa, California, 95404
United States

(707) 523-3060 | map
thirdstreetaleworks.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.7
Beers:
48
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
417
PLACE STATS
Average:
3.89
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
72
pDev:
10.03%
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Reviews by Beerandraiderfan:
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Beerandraiderfan from Nevada

3.29/5  rDev -15.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5

So, probably like many people, I got tired of the 1.5+ hour wait at Russian River, knew this place was a few blocks away, decided to take a walk and get a pint while waiting, waiting, waiting. . . always like the motif of a place where you can see the brewing equipment while you're at the place. Mixture of wood and steel in the place, high ceilings (like I said, two levels) not much here made for style, but instead functionality, and its an overall winner in that department. Lots of televisions, making this a decent place to knock out dinner, a game and some beers, without some artydouche saying "unless you're watching sports ironically, turn it off."

Go inside, its a large place, and sure enough, it smells like beer is being made. Nice. There are two levels to it, and there's lots of space. The beers seemed good, I liked the oatmeal stout, it appears to have won some awards, fwiw. A few of my first choices they were out of, hate when that happens, how do you let an ipa not be on the tapline for a weekend? I thought the variety was kind of average, I didn't see anything on cask, or barrels, just the usual lineup of wheat, ipa (out), stout, lager etc. . .

A decent place to check out if Russian River is too full.

Oct 15, 2012
More User Reviews:
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BerryKumquat from California

3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Apr 27, 2019
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Keananmichael5 from California

4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Feb 10, 2019
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stevoj from Idaho

3.34/5  rDev -14.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Super Bowl Sunday and Pliny release weekend made this place empty early in the day. Sampled a few and got a crowler to go.Went for their highest rated beers, and was underwhelmed. I had just come out of RR, so perhaps my palate was skewed. Still found them rather pedestrian. Open and inviting, kind of industrial feel. No guest taps, Flight options were for the whole lineup, else just 10 oz pours available.

Mar 13, 2018
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Daude from Washington

3.48/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

A decent spot to come and imbibe in craft beers, but Third Street Aleworks pales (no pun intended!) in comparison to their neighboring microbrewery, the famed Russian River Brewery. That said, the food was good, but standard pub fare, and the beers I tried on their flight menu were of mixed quality. Most of them were of a respectable grade, but few of them stood out. If Russian River is too packed to enter due to a big event, let Third Street pick you up on the overflow, but don't there expecting to drink anything that equivocates Pliny.

Mar 21, 2017
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Feb 07, 2017
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22Blue from Kansas

3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Feb 01, 2017
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leprechaunandfatman from Ohio

3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Dec 16, 2016
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HippieDave56 from California

3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

May 30, 2016
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CJNAPS from California

4.45/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Great beers, guys were really cool. Down the street from Russian River, looking forward to popping in there this year after the RR Younger release to try their Seasonal DIPA release. Cheers

May 16, 2016
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LXIXME from New Mexico

3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

May 08, 2016
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tomsamarati from California

3.15/5  rDev -19%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 2

One of the larger micro-brew houses in Sonoma county, CA. But not even in the running for tasty beers or tasty food.

The pub is always busy. The vibe is young and northern California cool. It's a hang-out in Downtown Santa Rosa. Popular.

But the beers (I've tasted 10) are all underwhelming. Funny story: I'm sampling the menu with the 2.5 ounce shots. I'm with my beer super-snob friend who is from Birmingham England. Neither he nor I are really relishing the various beers. As a certified wino I know that some of the tastiest red wines are blends. So to the horror of the wait staff I take the 10 samples and pour them all together into a 22 ounce glass. It tasted extremely delicious. Heresy? Sure. Would I do it again? You betch'a!

Apr 10, 2016
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frasergrove from California

3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Oct 09, 2015
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epyon396 from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Google reviews held this place much higher than on here, but I wasn't terribly disappointed.
Good vibe with 90's alt rock, so you can't go wrong with that.
The server was friendly and attentive, so no fault there.
Their house beers were ok at best (we tried 4 between the 3 of us) and food was standard pub fare.

Not mind blowing, but a decent alternative if you don't want to die of old age in the Russian River line.

Jul 26, 2015
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southsidejoe8089 from Illinois

4.14/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

May 27, 2015
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DoctorZombies from Florida

4.72/5  rDev +21.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Great service and beers. Knowledgeable and friendly bar tenders. Cool vibe/music.

May 13, 2015
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Texasfan549 from Texas

3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Apr 19, 2015
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chrisjws from California

3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Very typical brewhouse kind of setup. It's a good place to watch a game while you get dinner and some beers. The food and beers are both decent in quality, I've never had issues. Service is fairly average, no bad experiences and nothing that really stands out. The beer selection is pretty good, lots of different styles.

Apr 13, 2015
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almostjay from Virginia

3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Feb 10, 2015
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RyanK252 from California

4.14/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Went late on a week night and it was still buzzing. Very friendly staff and tasty food. The sampler is the way to go. The night I was there it included 10 drafts and 2 cask ales. Beer isn't as good as their neighbors (Russian River) but still enjoyable.

Jan 07, 2015
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Martin_carvalho from California

3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Dec 31, 2014
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italianstallion from Wisconsin

3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Dec 23, 2014
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Drink_LocalSD from California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

Dec 10, 2014
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pocat91619 from California

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Nov 16, 2014
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hopazoid from Minnesota

4.2/5  rDev +8%

Oct 24, 2014
Third Street Aleworks in Santa Rosa, CA
Brewery rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 417 ratings