The Bold Mariner Brewing Company

The Bold Mariner Brewing CompanyThe Bold Mariner Brewing Company
The Bold Mariner Brewing CompanyThe Bold Mariner Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

1901 E Ocean View Ave
Norfolk, Virginia, 23503
United States | map
boldmariner.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.88
Beers:
19
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
38
PLACE STATS
Average:
3.96
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
4
pDev:
3.54%
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Bold Mariner Brewing offers a typical industrial space brewery/tap room with a wooden bar and modern-industrial metal stools. It's not much to look at but it's practical and well done. And it's not huge but it's not too tight either, just a standard tap room, and if it gets too busy there's an outdoor area as well.

They offer 8 beers on tap and a special "Expedition Brew" that's different each week and tapped on Thursdays. There's no food as is the norm with these smaller tasting rooms, but they sometimes have food trucks and I'm sure you can bring it in if you'd like.

The most important thing is the beer, and it's quality. With the exception of the Expedition Brews which can be quite unusual (Unicorn beer with blue & pink dye and fluff, doughtnut beer with candy sprinkles rimming the glass, Pina-Colada pale ale), they don't mess around much. They normally do pale ales, lagers, IPA, and Belgian styles.

Another thing to note is that unless you actually have to walk, they're not far from the other Norfolk Breweries like Smartmouth, Benchtop, Coelacanth, O'Connor, and Rip Rap.

Jun 26, 2017
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clayrock81 from Florida

3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

New brewery right outside of Ghent area. A little isolated and more low-key than the other breweries that are in heart of Ghent so a more relaxed vibe; very enjoyable to sit outside in afternoon and enjoy a peaceful beer (they have food truck and cornhole along outside seating area). This place is worth checking out, especially after new year (2016) when they have more of their beers on tap; there are 8 taps but right now they only have three beers to serve.

Nov 24, 2015
The Bold Mariner Brewing Company in Norfolk, VA
Brewery rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 38 ratings