Front Street Brewery

BEER AVG
3.48/5
Front Street BreweryFront Street Brewery
PLACE INFO

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

208 E River Dr
Davenport, Iowa, 52801-1609
United States

(563) 322-1569 | map
frontstreetbrew.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
9
Ratings:
124
Reviews:
37
PLACE STATS
Score:
81
Ratings:
48
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.49
pDev:
9.74%
 
 
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Reviews by Yetiman420:
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

Stop #329 on my world brewery tour.

Visited around 6:00 on a Monday night. Interesting location on the main river road but not much else going on around it at night. Old historic building with a much nicer interior than exterior.

Dining with a non beer geek co worker so I wasn't taking notes. We both ordered the beer sampler and they were out of the stout so I doubled down on the pale. All beers were well done for the style; it's just that I didn't care much for the styles other than the hefe...

Hefe, cherry ale, English ale, and an apricot ale.

I found it odd that they would have two fruit beers in December in IA (when it's pretty cold).

The food was very good. I have grilled mahi tacos with asparagus. My co worker had a very hearty mac and cheese with a side of brussel sprouts.

I'd recommend for dinner alone. Well done modest beers that would not offend anyone.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Billolick
3.51/5  rDev +0.6%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Just a block from the "mighty Mississippi" with decent views from the front windows....but kinda drab, stuffy and dated in the main room and the outdoor seating areas are all in the side and rear of the place...dissappointing feel to this place...not likely I would ever return just based on the "throw back" vibe and middle of the road (also with a dated feeling) brews....good place to take grandma and pa to...

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Photo of LXIXME
3.92/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of JPQ
3.15/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.45/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3

Nice location by the Mississippi waterfront. Nice enough atmosphere for most part but the selection of beers was limited. The food and service we good though.

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Photo of craigbelly
4.21/5  rDev +20.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of nater919
3.55/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of Mhaugse1962
3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

Photo of Magehawk3204
3.86/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Ducatiesti
3.4/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.75

Update: we were back in October, the horrid operating room sterile black and white decor has been changed for the better, the blackened steak salad was really awesome but the beer still non nondescript and mediocre.

Go for the food and hope you can get a good bottle of suds from an established brewery.

We have been frequenting Front Street since 1998, the food has steadily improved but unfortunately I can't say the same for the beer. Raging River Ale used to be a awesomely hopped traditional IPA, the hop profile was the "three Cs",and an excellent crystal malt profile. Demand usually exceeded supply and on a number of occasions and there were times that 'Rage would only have a few days to age before being tapped, even still it was excellent. Unfortunately it seems that profitability (?) has gotten into the picture as Rage, my all time favorite beer is a washed-out resemblance of what it used to be...it's simply weak.

The Bucktown Stout has been pretty decent over the years and the rest of Front Streets beer offerings fade into background noise.

The IPA I believe is 'Rage with the addition of Simcoe hops, pretty much again so much background noise.

The new black and white color scheme is positively hideous: the white vinyl floors and black painted booths/woodwork give the once warm historic building a cold and sterile feel.

The service has been consistently good over the years, at least for us. The waitstaff has generally been on their game and the bartenders friendly and conversant.

I hope the owners get back to what Front Street used to be, until then there is Blue Cat and Bent River.

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Photo of pkeating59
3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of invalid665
3.64/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of rossracing
4.31/5  rDev +23.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Soulbill
4.56/5  rDev +30.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

I love this place. Perfect medium to low lighting with old brick walls and the trim gives off a cool but not overly hip "classic" vibe. The owners hire good staff and keep the quality of menu high. The beers are excellent, and you can only get them at the pub or the tap room (you can pay for a growler to go). Their beers are so good. They make me happy. The vanilla porter and raging river pale ale are regularly on tap and excellent. But usually even better are the brewmasters special pale ale that change about every month.

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Photo of PhillyStyle
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Desimoaj
4.2/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of WestHam973
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of Burgman08
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Packed when we went. They had run out of a few of their usual beers but food was good.

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Photo of larhule
4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of Tmeier5014
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of boogs
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of aubzachsyd
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of DCdevyl78
4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of Schmittymack
4.16/5  rDev +19.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.75

First impression of this place, coming in from I74 then heading south made it hard (at first) to find parking. Once we figured that out, we found our way into the brewpub. Once entering, you could see that it was a popular place as the place was hopping. We scoped out a couple leaving and jumped into their booth and patiently waited as a server cleared and cleaned the table. If memory serves me correctly, there were 8 or 8 brews on tap to try with my favorites of the sampler being the stout, the english pale ale, and the vanilla porter. The food was excellent; three of us four ordered the reubons and all agreed they were very tasty. I will definitely come back here next time I'm back in the area.

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Photo of ALC82
3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

My first visit to Front Street, I was lucky enough to be there as they were in the middle of their Apricot release - For the entirety of my week long visit to the area, this brew and their eatery was a main-stay in my daily routine! The beer was excellent (as were a couple of their other selections) and the food was paired quite nicely with the drink selections they offered! Great experience!

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Front Street Brewery in Davenport, IA
3.48 out of 5 based on 124 ratings.
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