Russian River Brewing Company

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4.08/5
Russian River Brewing CompanyRussian River Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

725 4th St
Santa Rosa, California, 95404-4407
United States

(707) 545-2337 | map
www.rrbeer.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
99
Reviews:
363
Ratings:
906
Avg:
4.46
pDev:
9.42%
 
 
Taps:
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Bottles/Cans:
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Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
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Reviews by czechsaaz:
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4.85/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

In the interest of full disclosure, the fabulous bartender from my second home when I lived in Santa Monica is now here. I would drive hours to drink beer here because their beers are stellar. Add in seeing old friends and I won't go to the bay area without stopping by.

Lots of old California beer memorabilia on the walls. Some of the original Micros are represented along with more national memorabilia too. Uh, you can see the barrel room from the bar. All that fabulous wood aged beer just waiting its turn.

You could make a solid argument that Russian River's line of beers is the best in the country. So get to the source. They have their standard brewpub offerings (including Pliny the Elder) on tap at all times (Good stout, nice ESB, Blind Pig IPA) plus a rotating selection of belgian and sour ales. They had a lambic like Pluott ale on during my recent visit.

I've had pizza here and it is good but not necessarily great. One thing I like are the hot wings. You know how some places serve you "hot" wings that aren't hot, just taste a little black peppery. Well the wings here will make your nose run and your scalp sweat. You can get them mild if you're a weenie.

Sweet Jesus I love their beer!!!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of That_Bearded_Guy
4.53/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of maxcoinage
4.58/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Went in on a Sunday early afternoon, drove by myself straight from SFO ( great drive ! ) Had to wait in line about 10 minutes because they were at capacity. The place was pretty packed so I just ordered a pint of Pliny and stood around for awhile, eventually a bar seat opened up and sat next to a couple guys who were real nice. Also talked to one of the bartenders for a bit who was cool. Enjoyed a couple tasters of some sours and finished with a pint of Row 2, Hill 56. Didn't order any food but it looked fantastic, got some Pliny, Blind Pig, and some sours to go. Enjoy my short visit there but couldn't stay too long because had to drive myself to Sunnyvale!

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Photo of Kcl33
1/5  rDev -77.6%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1 | food: 1

I literally could not believe what happened to me today. The doorman called me a chink while waiting for a table and I was extremely upset at the rascism inherent in within the brewery. I feel like the restaurant apparently had never seen an Asian person and despite waiting over 2 hours for a reservation I decided to leave rather than deal with the rascism and discrimination present in this establishment. Please don't support this institution unless you want to support people who are not tolerant of other ethnicities. Come on its 2016 how in the world are people so intolerant!

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Photo of Oidmoe
4.23/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Elicoleman
4.81/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of JMay419
4.66/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Great food and friendly staff! Obviously they have some great beers...a must stop when in Santa Rosa area!

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Photo of Paoloboston
4.59/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of HipCzech
4.62/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

20+ minute line to enter on a Saturday afternoon, crowded bar... but worth the wait. Solid selection of outstanding house brewed American and Belgian styles on tap. Efficient and helpful staff at the bar. Well worth the visit to try some prototypical ales.

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Photo of BeerMeCJS
4.74/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of TimmyRo
4.14/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of RachelRussianRiverBrewing
5/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of jendre28
4.98/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

This years was better than the last two and live up to the hype, definetly as good or if not better than its brother Pliny the elder, it's overall taste was smooth but not overly sweet for being a triple, and the alcohol was so balanced you feel it all come together when you take your second sip and you just smile...the balance of hops sweetness from the this beer is amazing and definetly a bucket list beer.

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Photo of SmokingWood
4.31/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Stevenw7474
4.54/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of NickyDee21
5/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Danielr26
5/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Kubishark
4.44/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Wow, this place was super busy for 1pm on a weekday. Seemed like lots of people from all over, including me and my travel partner who were on the opposite coast from the one we're used to. A friendly bartender talked to us about all the far away places people come from when he checked our Maryland IDs. Quality is without a doubt excellent, as evidenced in the superb beer. Lots of beers to choose from too, though I had to get Pliny the Elder. Didn't have any food here, so leaving that blank.

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Photo of Burgh1328
4.28/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.75

Still a old school fav...

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Photo of StoutBoi
4.43/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of deniserat
5/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of djkrause
4.65/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Photo of bmantravel
4.78/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Arrived here at 11am for opening to ensure we got a table. This is Mecca for heathen beer geeks. The place filled up and was packed by 11:45 - loud and busy. Service was good and knowledgeable - they knew their beers. There were 20 beers on tap. You can get a flight of California beers and Belgium sours styles.

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Photo of icemanls4
4.15/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of willreid86
4.44/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

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Russian River Brewing Company in Santa Rosa, CA
99 out of 100 based on 363 ratings.
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