Diamond Bear Brewing Company

Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

600 N Broadway St
North Little Rock, Arkansas, 72114-5381
United States

(501) 708-2739 | map
diamondbear.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.5
Beers:
16
Reviews:
350
Ratings:
910
PLACE STATS
Average:
3.92
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
14
pDev:
10.46%
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Reviews by jbehlar:
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jbehlar from Mississippi

3.41/5  rDev -13%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5

Oct 29, 2019
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champ103 from Texas

3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Diamond Bear has been around a while, for sure the oldest brewery in the Little Rock area, maybe in AR all together. I have had their beers plenty around town, but never made it to their brewery/tap room/restaurant before. After walking through the front with gifts and six packs available, there is an area with a comfortable bar, plenty of seats, and a nice outdoor area. Service at the bar is prompt and they can help you with anything you need.

They had about 8 taps on my visit, mostly stuff I'm familiar with. The Rye Pils was on special for $2.50 a pint and they will do other happy hour stuff on occasion as well. Ranging from a light Blonde Ale, a Pils, to their year round Porter and Oatmeal Stout. While I do like some of their offerings, not everything is a hit with me, I think the IPA is a pretty mediocre example of the style and surprised that they have not reformulated it after all these years. They also will not do any of the cool kids styles which I am perfectly fine with, but might make them seem a bit outdated. Though the Porter, Pils, and Pale Ale are on point IMO. The food is good pub grub. I had a mean burger that I would be happy to have again.

I have always enjoyed Diamond Bear for what they are, which is a solid brewery that makes clean styles for the most part. Some people might think them a little old fashioned, but I appreciate that I would come back to this over some other breweries in the area. I mean Lost Forty is still tops, but nothing wrong with this older spot.

Jan 06, 2020
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Conveniently located taproom / store is partitioned off of the production brewhouse. Taproom has an L-shaped bar to the left of the entry that seats about 15 with a few tables about the room. A dozen beers on tap, the two I had were ok. They also sell mixed 4 and 6 packs to go. Friendly servers. I did not try the food. Great place to grab one and a few for the road.

Mar 20, 2019
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Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Apr 17, 2018
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AngEo from Texas

3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Jan 28, 2018
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chikinhammr from Arkansas

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

This place just makes me happy. While this brewery might not offer the number of selections to satisfy the uber hip hipster snowflake, what it does offer is a strong lineup of solid brews. The Pale Ale is the best you will find anywhere in the Natural State. As an foodie at heart, I will tell you that my 45 mile drive from my home to get the Thai chicken wings is well worth it. The service here is top notch, the atmosphere is cozy, and the love of craft brewing exudes from every surface of this fine establishment. This place makes me proud to be a transplanted Arkansan.

Oct 16, 2017
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SirHopsHoppington from Arkansas

4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Jul 01, 2017
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locoformavs from Colorado

3.4/5  rDev -13.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Dec 27, 2016
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Sancerre from Louisiana

4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Apr 19, 2016
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DabeLincoln from Arkansas

4.74/5  rDev +20.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Small and quaint local brewery here in Little Rock. Great location! (only two block from Dicky Stevens ball park) Staff is very friendly and fast. Ingredients, as far as the food menu goes, are are locally sourced. Great cheese dip!

If you stop buy on a Fri, Sat, or Sun you should take the tour. It's $7 which includes three 6oz samples (but the tour guide will give you more if you are interested in sampling more than 3 brews) a tour of the brewery, and a Diamond Bear Pint glass! Well worth the money for a great tour, awesome glass, and fantastic beer!

Feb 01, 2016
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NastyNorseman from New York

4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Nice place to grab a beer after touring the River Market, Clinton Library, or Dickey Stevens. Selection is good and the price is near unbeatable. Deliciously interesting and unique food offerings.

Dec 27, 2015
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Skillet from Arkansas

3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Nov 05, 2015
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Thebrewman from Arkansas

3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Came in and had a few before my "surprise" b-day party. Place is pretty nice. Good atmosphere. Staff was very friendly. Employees knew about their products. The selection was also pretty good. Had the sandwich special of the day, which I also enjoyed. Will definitely return.

Aug 29, 2015
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South2NW from Oregon

3.41/5  rDev -13%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Aug 20, 2015
Diamond Bear Brewing Company in North Little Rock, AR
Brewery rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 910 ratings