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BEER AVG
3.58/5
A1A AleworksA1A Aleworks
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1 King Street
Saint Augustine, Florida, 32084
United States

(904) 829-2977 | map
a1aaleworks.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
24
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
173
PLACE STATS
Score:
83
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
52
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
15.86%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
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Reviews: 33 | Ratings: 52
Reviews by azorie:
Photo of azorie
3.03/5  rDev -14.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2 | food: 3

Its located in a great spot except for the parking which sucks. Same old Gordon B beers, but not done as well. I been here since it opened about 6 times, and always liked some of the food, but the beer is just average to poor. Great views on the patio upstairs, and if the weather is pleasant its great, but go inside if its 85F plus or under 60F. Its part of the chain of 7b and rag time is in. its not a bad stop the strange stout is decent and we go when there is a band of some sorts. Just not much to do in this area if you don't play golf and don't have a boat. Bars are it. As music lovers we go to anyplace if the music is good. I always rate these places low on selection because they only have BMC bottles and of course there 3 to 6 beers on tap, if there NOT out. Service is all over the place also. its a tourist town so prices reflect that.

First visit was 1999, last was Nov 2008

last Visit September 2009, sat a t bar beer was decent for the small selection the October fest was decent, service was well good for sitting at the bar.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of DoubleMalt
3.18/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.25 | selection: 3.25

Photo of StevenMilligan
1.93/5  rDev -45.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.75 | service: 1 | selection: 1 | food: 3

We had the worst experience here. I'm not sure if it was an isolated incident, but our waiter was extremely inept. Failed to actual bring us the beers we ordered. Instead the food was brought out some 20 minutes later by a different employee. The waiter never did mention the beers we ordered. Food was OK. The interior of the place is cool, with some partial walls housing fish tanks, and outdoor seating with views of the water and the Lion's Bridge. However, the service and extremely limited beer selection make this place a huge a PASS in my book. They had 4 beers on tap, no guest beers, and after asking questions about the beers I was never offered a sample. It did not have a brewery feel at all. I caught no glimpses of any brewing equipment, nor did the staff seem overly knowledgeable.

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Photo of PorterLambic
3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

Slap in the middle of the touristy area of town, parking is difficult.
Seating is plentiful and a flight gets you all 7 of their brews on tap. The staff is quite helpful and friendly.
The seafood entree I ordered came with the worst hushpuppies I've ever had, dry, underseasoned, and overcooked. The amount of seafood was acceptable, at best, on top of a lot of fries. It filled my hollow belly but it wasn't really enjoyable.
The beer is solid if unimpressive, tailored to a middle-of-the-road crowd not the beer explorer. Overall, not a destination worth seeking out, for several reasons.

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Photo of KVNBGRY
3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of mverity
3.41/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 2 | food: 4

Great service, good atmosphere (busy since it is in the heart of St Augustine), beer was fair to good, food was quite good, only six of their own beers on tap.

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Photo of costanzo_mike
4/5  rDev +13.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of max85
3.98/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

Photo of KensWorld
4.08/5  rDev +15.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 2.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of nickfl
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of qcghost
3.49/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

a 2-level brewpub, with a smaller pub-like area downstairs and a larger, fancier section upstairs. 6 house beers on tap ranging from light lager to coffee brown to IPA. All were at least good (for style).

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Photo of JKG
3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of citruscane
3.71/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of BeerThursdays
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of JIMMER
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Corburk
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.6/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Stumbled on this brew pub on my way thru A1A so I decided to stop. Clean place with a bar area, indoor and outdoor dining areas. Wait staff was ok, no complaints there. Food selection was ok, nothing special. They have six of their own beers on tap and also a selection of regular beers for those less adventurous. Five of the beers they brew are available year round and then one seasonal. Not a lot of info on the seasonals. Overall not a bad place to stop if your in the area, but don't go out of your way.

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Photo of tfsimpkins
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of willland
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

Photo of Mugenlude
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Gatordaddy
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of BMMillsy
3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Stopped in on a day trip and had lunch and their brown ale. Decent mahi sandwich with a good selection of food. The food was a little pricey for what it was but not terrible. Had their own brews which all looked OK. The brown ale was different for the style but not bad. Right on the water, so the upstairs outside seating was nice. Stop in if you are there.

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Photo of NateMac13
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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A1A Aleworks in Saint Augustine, FL
3.58 out of 5 based on 173 ratings.
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