Braindead Brewing

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Braindead BrewingBraindead Brewing
Brewery, Bar, Eatery

2625 Main St
Dallas, Texas, 75226-1411
United States

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Ratings by Argail:
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Rated by Argail from Louisiana

4.53/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3
tasty stouts
Jul 17, 2021
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Reviewed by socon67 from New York

4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
Great spot in Deep Ellum with over 20 taps of their stuff, plus "secret taps" of other area breweries. Great emphasis on bold ABV beers. I had a nice cask aged barleywine, and would definitely return.
Sep 25, 2019
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25
Stopped after buying shoes for foxtrot and had lunch.

A bit loud, but good service and nice selection of many varieties of beer. Beers I had ranged from mediocre to excellent. Food was very good. Recommended, and would stop back.
Jul 28, 2019
Rated: 4.11 by evanwoertz from California

Mar 22, 2019
Rated: 4.47 by kreg02 from Illinois

Nov 21, 2018
Rated: 4.13 by kcrumle18 from South Carolina

Oct 20, 2018
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Reviewed by mushroomcloud from Texas

4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
Third visit today.
The food is very good, my daughter loves their Buffalo Chicken sandwich and my wife is a fan of the Patty Melt so we made the 45 minute drive down to eat lunch on a day off.
They always have A LOT of their own beers on tap - 29 of them today! I've had 10-12 of their beers in 3 visits and all have been very good quality. 5 or 6 guest taps as well.
Crowlers are in a fridge ready to go - Also fill growlers.
They have a fridge full of single beers for $3 each (local breweries and others) buy 5 and get 1 free.
Several of their beers are bottled and in yet another fridge ready for on site drinking or takeaway.
Selection is amazing.
Several different burgers always on the menu. Special today was a Blackened Shrimp Po'Boy.
Extra points as we hit them in Happy Hour early today and all BDB beers were $3 a pint...a great value!
Sep 12, 2018
Rated: 4.6 by jmikepool from Texas

May 09, 2018
Rated: 4.41 by rsuarez1982 from Texas

Mar 26, 2018
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Reviewed by HotDogBikeRide from Texas

4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
Came in on a Sunday morning I believe, Had to order food in order to beer it up so we grabbed some of the fried cauliflower. Super sugary, has that indulgent "I'm going to regret this" feel to it, super sweet. Helpful staff let me know the options/pricing points and steered me towards trying their core beers. Solid beers, none of the core really stood out too much though. That 10th Anniversary DIPA however is incredible. Also, although it was expensive so I didn't get to try a full glass, the Darth Lambic was something special to taste test. Friendly bartender told us about some cool stuff in Dallas to do, helping us find the farmer's market. Worth a shot for sure. They have some dope glasses for sale at $5 a pop.
Nov 19, 2017
Rated: 4.07 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Nov 05, 2017
Rated: 3.76 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Sep 04, 2017
Rated: 4.1 by breardon1776 from New York

Jul 26, 2017
Rated: 3.96 by iRun2Beer from Minnesota

Feb 22, 2017
Rated: 4.65 by human24 from Minnesota

Feb 07, 2017
Rated: 4.44 by greenspointexas from Texas

Dec 11, 2016
Rated: 3.85 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas

Nov 30, 2016
Rated: 3.45 by West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

Nov 04, 2016
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Reviewed by Tommo from Massachusetts

3.51/5  rDev -14.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4
Oh braindead, so much potential, but lacking in many ways

Vibe- very cool place, great venue and wonderful patio. Very nice- 4

Quality- Their beers range from awful to pretty decent. Specifically their bottled beers are wayyy over priced, The stouts are thin and the sours are not well done. Ive had some good stouts on draft here, and the dry hopped wheat is nice, but overall not great- 3

Service- So mixed bag. Some servers are awesome. However last time i asked about a beer of theirs on the board, and was told to look it up online. that is [email protected]# and honestly quite rude. so mixed bag here - 3.5

Selection- Good craft beer selection, especially for dallas- 3.75

Food- Pretty decent, great burger, nice apps- 4

Overall, its good, but their is room for growth
Oct 14, 2016
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Reviewed by tbryan5 from Louisiana

4.46/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
Great food and excellent service. It was full but that did not slow down service. Great beer selection and all the brain dead brews I had were great. It's a cool place and I highly recommend it.
Sep 10, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by Bryan12345 from Texas

Jun 28, 2016
Rated: 4.21 by aufie from Texas

May 31, 2016
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75
i absolutely adored this place, maybe my favorite brewery visit from my recent dallas trip. it has it all going on, a huge patio out front right in the heart of the deep ellum area, it has tons of seating, a vibrant busy mixed demographic atmosphere, good music, exceptional food, solid beers, and a great list of guest beers from all over the map. i only had two of their house beers, a dubbel and a kolsch, both tasted great but had some minor issues with the carbonation being too light. looked like a whole range of inventive beers on the menu though, and i hope to make it back for more before too long. we sat in a really neat wood booth inside, and our server was super friendly, but she knew absolutely nothing about beer. maybe she was new, but it would be odd to hire a beer novice at such a heady beer place right? it wasnt an issue though. we had some really cool texas guest drafts in here too, across a range of styles. the food menu was super impressive, we had a fantastic charcuterie board, and i enjoyed a wicked bowl of smoked texas brisket red chili, just amazing. i could have sat in here all night, mingled, got wasted, but the time finally came to go home. man, what a good time this place is. very gastro beer sort of spot, highly recommended!
May 11, 2016
Rated: 4.26 by Junichi from Texas

Apr 28, 2016
Rated: 3.88 by phingdong from New Hampshire

Apr 25, 2016
Rated: 3.67 by sd123 from Georgia

Jan 04, 2016
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Rated by Bung from Michigan

4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25
The guest taps are the big score.
Dec 31, 2015
Rated: 4.15 by Eddiehop from Texas

Oct 24, 2015
Rated: 3.93 by gtermi from Texas

Sep 05, 2015
Rated: 4.66 by sdeese21 from Louisiana

Aug 22, 2015
Rated: 3.65 by Domvan from Texas

Jun 24, 2015
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Reviewed by nickfl from Florida

3.54/5  rDev -14.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75
Fairly cool place with a vibe that seems pretty standard for a brewery recently built and clearly with few budgetary restrictions. The service was good, selection was nice good gets taps and a few of their own. The beer... well I believe they just started brewing and hopefully they pull it together, but the beer was distinctly not great. They are apparently new and I'd give it another chance if I lived in he area, especially considering the nice selection of guest taps.
May 23, 2015
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Reviewed by coreypond from Texas

5/5  rDev +21.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5
Great food, outstanding selection, great folks too. The resumes of the owners alone would lead you to believe this is a 1% type joint. The food's great. Soon they'll be brewing beer in-house and if the rest is any indication then it ought be legit.

I sell beer for a living. The day this place opened it was immediately one of the best beer spots in TX.
Apr 14, 2015
Rated: 3.88 by Westyn from Texas

Apr 01, 2015
Braindead Brewing in Dallas, TX
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