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River City Brewing Co.

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410 Ratings

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

150 N Mosley St
Wichita, Kansas, 67202-2804
United States

(316) 263-2739 | map

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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 37
Reviews by John:
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3.86/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

River City Brewing is located in an interesting refurbished warehouse area of Wichita called "Old Town". The interior features much of the original construction; lots of wood, worn wooden floor and heavy one square foot timbers that support the building. The long wooden bar has ample space for belly up imbibing and the restaurant area is large as well. Some of the woodwork looks like it may have been recovered/restored materials - pretty cool. Stopped in last week and enoyed some of their tasty IPA (fall seasonal). Chatted a little bit with some locals and the brewer, Dan. Scored a sample of the new Honey Rye winter seasonal before it was officially tapped. At 10% abv this will be a fine winter warmer. The 10% was well hidden too. Selection could be improved a bit. If it weren't for the seasonal brews the normal selection would be lacking. Hey Dan, make that tasty IPA a regular in the lineup! Hopefully will have a chance to try some food next time. Overall a friendly and comfortable joint and a worthwhile stop.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

The menu is varied enough for the whole family (kids menu, many styles of food, etc.) as well as a varied beer list. The atmosphere is what you'd expect in Old Town Wichita -- brick walls, old wood floors, while still having typical modern amenities. Beers are all around $4 for 16 oz pours. The second you walk inside you can smell wet malt and barley.

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Photo of ABabbidge
4.45/5  rDev +16.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

My favorite place to drink in Wichita. Always have a good selection of house brewed beers. Good flagship beers and seasonals. Also brew a lot of one off beers, so there is something new to try every time I go. Have always had good service. They also host Theology on Tap once a month, which is a group that meets to drink good beer and listen to a good talk on theology. I'm a big fan of both. They also serve their beers in the appropriate glass styles corresponding to the beer style they are serving, rather than just pint glasses. A nice touch.

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3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of AdamTebbs
4.94/5  rDev +29.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Stopped in here while in town for work from OKC. Great place to grab a beer. I had an IPA that was stellar. The brewer, who was very busy at the time, even took time to chat with me about a watermelon beer I was making and gave me some tips on how to make a great pumpkin beer. Really cool place with great people. I highly recommend stopping here.

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4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

I'm really trying to understand why our bartender on 6/5/15 was so dry with us, while being so vibrant and bubbly with everyone else at the bar. Otherwise an excellent place for delicious food and extraordinary craft beer.
So decided to give this place one more shot at redemption, excellent service today! Great place

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4.28/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of Hcumberland
3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.25

I go for the beer not the food. 12-15 locally made beers on tap at all times. I can always find two or three that I like. Best of all, you can try a 4 ounce sample for a dollar and get it many of those as you like. My favorite place!

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3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

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3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

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3.96/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Honestly, this has been a very surprising brewery for me. I come to Wichita for work once or twice a month from KC, and I always try to stop by here and some of the others in town (this is the best, if you ask me). Recently, I was delighted by some seasonal offerings that included a wheat wine and a peche saison. Both were very good, especially given how difficult these styles are to pull off. Food is decent but well priced and portions are large.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of DelMontiac
4.58/5  rDev +19.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

A day off played out with a trip up to Wichita today. The wife and daughter couldn't decide where to eat so naturally I took us to River City Brewing Co. since I'd never been there in all my trips up there.

The small brewery is in what is known as "old town." This area has that old charm about it with renovated old red brick buildings and renovated brick streets, lamps, and signs. It's also littered with drinking establishments. Parking was pretty easy since it was Monday after 2pm.

The brewery has an old western saloon feel about it with large natural wood beams and posts. Tables, chairs, etc follow the theme. The stainless mash tuns and fermenters can be seen through the glass behind the bar. There is a collection of malt bags on the walls and some metal sign boards with quotes you may have heard before. Also a sign about no slamming craft beer allowed. You'll see oak barrels scattered around the place with signs on them that tell what beer is being aged in them and when it will be finished. There are a few TVs, but very many so you don't feel like you're in a sports bar. It was fairly quite at this hour.

Service was fast, friendly, and efficient. We were asked what type of seating we liked and were seated accordingly. Our server knew the beer menu of about a dozen house made brews. He was very attentive and pleasant. Couldn't be better.

They pretty much have your beer mood covered here. Since I was driving I couldn't taste it all, but I decided on their "Fresh Cut IPA", a sessionable 4.5%er loaded with citra hops and a bit minimalist on the bittering hops. It was served in a nonic and, man I loved that beer! I also had their "Blonde Bombshell" Belgian style blonde ale which was served in a stubby tulip glass and had that great Belgian yeast profile along with plenty of Belgian candy sweetness. Another winner.

They have a pretty large selection of food so everyone finds something they can live with. I highly recommend the spinach/artichoke dip as an appetizer - wow! My Cuban sandwich was great, my wife's fish and chips were fantastic, and my daughter's mac and cheese was really good too. Plenty to eat! Everything fresh and hot. Ticket was $60 - about what I expected.

I'll definitely be back. Maybe on a Thursday when it's cool on the outside rooftop deck and they have some live music.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.56/5  rDev +19.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

It's been a while since I've visited the River City Brewery, but what a place. Down in Oldtown Wichita, this place is absolutely awesome. The interior looks like an old time saloon. Lots of brass and atmosphere.

We ate and drank on the second level out doors. Nice and quiet for downtown. Couldn't ask for a nicer place to spend quality time with friends!

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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River City Brewing Co. in Wichita, KS
Brewery rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 410 ratings
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