Front Street Brewery

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3.69/5
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282 Ratings
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PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

9 North Front Street
Wilmington, North Carolina, 28401
United States

(910) 251-1935 | map
frontstreetbrewery.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
46
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
282
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.84/5
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
76
pDev:
10.42%
 
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Ratings: 76 |  Reviews: 41
Reviews by Myk:
Photo of Myk
3.15/5  rDev -18%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Downtown Wilmington, NC- very pretty historic area. You are walking down Front St. and then you see through gigantic windows fermenting kettles. Nice. Atmosphere is wooden and long. Good view of the brewing area from anywhere in the brewpub. Beer is pretty average with some nice surprises every once in a while. I would have to say that their strongest beer is their Scotch Ale. Service was average and the food was pretty good as well. The area it is in is probably one of the best reasons to visit this place if you are in Wilmington.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Captain69
4/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of entenduintransit
4.53/5  rDev +18%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of briandschorr
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

As a FOH manager I tend to be hard on the service. The staff is friendly and do a good job overall. I just happened to get two that were either new or need more training. Overall, this is a good venue to relax and have a cold one. They have good crab dip, etc., for food.

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Photo of zimm421
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Sam_The_Elder
3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Photo of logicalparadox
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.25

Vibe: pretty good mix of a cozy/friendly atmosphere, with open space and lots of fun going on. Plenty of seating. My wife and I went with our 2 year old, who wasn't entirely well-behaved, and it wasn't an issue at all, so I would call it family friendly.

Quality: Meh. I tried all the beers on the menu. The beers range from not very good, to good/OK, to 2 that hit or exceeded the 4 mark. So, I'd call it inconsistent. All the beers were drinkable, but with so much good beer out there mediocre has become a hard sell for me. There were so many other breweries in Wilmington that I wish I would have tried instead. They seem price-focused (blessing, to be sure, but possibly also a sign that they are less concerned with quality). $1.99 mug of the day specials are hard to beat. I'd rather pay more and get better beer and food.

Service: The staff are all young, but very attentive and high energy. Service was very good overall. Our server even hooked me up so that my beer selections cost me less (I ordered custom flights and just ended up getting everything on the menu anyway, whereas she saved me a few bucks by charging me as though I'd purchased the pre-planned flights. Unfortunately, our server didn't seem to really know beer at all.

Food: pub fare. We ordered all apps and just snacked more than ate a proper meal, but that's because nothing else on the menu that was calling out to us. Most of the menu is sandwiches and burgers. Of our appetizer buffet, most everything was fried, but fried well. Pickle chips were good. The fries were nice and crisp, but covered in a fake butter sauce that seemed like the sauce pizza chains give you to dip your bread sticks. The fries did come with a truffled aioli, though, which was nice even though I knew all they did was put a drop or two of truffle oil into premade mayo. The grit cakes were very tasty, and the beer nuggets were a novel item. The pretzel was OK, but I've had better.

Overall, an OK brewpub; but, considering the other local options, I'm amazed they aren't getting out-competed.

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Photo of George1005
4.3/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of dvmin98
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Right on Front Street (duh). Basically a full blown restaurant with taps of their own beer. Family atmosphere. In fact, three kids were sitting at the bar. Yep. I think they had 12 drafts. Some were good (BA Tripel), most were average, and some horrible (non BA Tripel). Service was good. Beertender let us know where we should visit next. Food was good. Great Cuban sandwich. Overall, an ok place. Food was better than the beer.

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Photo of qcbrewer
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of rmank
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Oakley
3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of outdoor7or24
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of aking32753
4.26/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Hellmanc
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 1.75

Photo of RockyM72
4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of rvandergrift
4.48/5  rDev +16.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Wvwineguy
3.38/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Staff aloof beer good food decent
Worth a visit

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Photo of LannahC
4.3/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of cvengeance
3.56/5  rDev -7.3%

Photo of Devil_Doc
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Highbury09
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Niedzws
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Great place for local brew and food.

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Photo of PaleAleWalt
4/5  rDev +4.2%

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Front Street Brewery in Wilmington, NC
Brewery rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 282 ratings