Third Street Aleworks

Third Street AleworksThird Street Aleworks
BA SCORE
3.68/5
398 Ratings
Third Street AleworksThird Street Aleworks
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Eatery

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

(707) 523-3060 | map
thirdstreetaleworks.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
43
Reviews:
104
Ratings:
398
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.9/5
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
69
pDev:
10.26%
 
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Reviews by augustgarage:
Photo of augustgarage
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Nice mix of indoor and outdoor seating - upstairs and downstairs, booths, tables, and bar seating. Music was kind of annoying the night I went, and there were a few obnoxious drunks of various ages at the bar.

Service was excellent (fast, friendly, fairly knowledgable), though the huge number of servers, mostly in uniform, reminds me of a chain sports bar - or even a TGI Friday's sort of establishment (it seems like the kind of place where the staff wears fake smiles and head-sets, even if they don't).

They have a good cross-section of their beers: a mix of those that are always available and a few of their seasonal or limited releases, and at least one cask offering. Guest handles were pretty boring though (cider, etc)...

Happy hour prices are very cheap and they do growler fills as well.

We had pizza and fish and chips - the former was OK but not really worth ordering again, but the fish was quite fresh with a tasty (and not too oily) thin batter - and the portions were very generous.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Daude
3.48/5  rDev -10.8%
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.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of 22Blue
3.82/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.94/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of HippieDave56
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of CJNAPS
4.45/5  rDev +14.1%
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

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Photo of LXIXME
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of tomsamarati
3.15/5  rDev -19.2%
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!

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Photo of frasergrove
3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of epyon396
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

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Photo of southsidejoe8089
4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.72/5  rDev +21%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

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

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of chrisjws
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

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Photo of almostjay
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of RyanK252
4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

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Photo of Martin_carvalho
3.86/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of italianstallion
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of Drink_LocalSD
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of pocat91619
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of hopazoid
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of MIrvine
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Decent, but not exceptional beer. Food is fine at best, service is constantly inconsistent. Go to one of the many other breweries or tap rooms in town instead.

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Photo of aoampm
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of MichaelPiazza
4.25/5  rDev +9%

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Third Street Aleworks in Santa Rosa, CA
Brewery rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 398 ratings
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