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The Barrelhouse

in Atlanta, Georgia

4.05/5  rDev +7.7% | Average: 3.76
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

This place is gone but not forgotten. The beer was nothing to write home about--usually standard macro offering and a few locals--but the food was outstanding, especially the burgers. I'm a Georgia fan who will miss chowing down on a Bobby Dodd burger. Excellent.

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Trappeze Pub

in Athens, Georgia

4.05/5  rDev -12.1% | Average: 4.61
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

My cousin and I dropped in here before the 2017 Mississippi State @ UGA game, It's a legendary spot with a history connected to Wild Heaven in Decatur. We enjoyed the visit and the game.

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Hi-Lo Lounge

in Athens, Georgia

4.43/5  rDev +6.7% | Average: 4.15
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

I enjoyed the beer and burger I had here during the 2019 football season. The food was good. I don't know, but I think the Hi-Lo might be located in the place where Allen's used to be. Allen's was outstanding.

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Kappy's Fine Wine & Spirits

in Hyannis, Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8.2% | Average: 4.39
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Visited this AM to try to get some Foam - sold out. Huge store, very clean & organized. Great craft selection, got some Aslin, which I have never seen in MA. Shout out to the jabroni shopping today without a face covering.

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Bartlett Hall

in San Francisco, California

4.81/5  rDev +22.4% | Average: 3.93
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

This was a real find in an area of SF where I would otherwise write off as a craft wasteland. Their happy hour is a real steal, for beers and bites, and the service was fantastic. I’ve been looking forward to making another stop during my evening commute, although that will have to wait until after the pandemic.

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Humble Sea Brewing Co.

in Santa Cruz, California

4.69/5  rDev +14.1% | Average: 4.11
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I visited Humble Seas on a holiday, but it didn’t seem overly crowded. Lots of regulars gave it a friendly, laid-back vibe. Great selection of beers, and an amazing pizza made for a great visit.

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E-Z Liquors

in Toms River, New Jersey

1/5  rDev -61.5% | Average: 2.6
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1

Rude woman working the counter. She knows who she is. I will never shop there again and if anyone’s reading this, go to Monaghans or Spirits. I live in walking distance and I will not be going there ever again. Their employee made me feel like I was a criminal because I was trying to buy beer and wine. Denied me because my mother in law and daughter were in prior to me buying beer and wine and were denied because my daughter’s DL expired even though there’s a 2 mth extension on all DMV services. She wouldn’t allow either of them to make the purchase. So, no to my daughter, no to my mother in law who is well old enough and then myself who is old enough. Horrible customer service!

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Total Wine & More

in Burnsville, Minnesota

4.04/5  rDev -2.9% | Average: 4.16
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Like any Total Wine this one is a prototype and is relatively new. Nice selection of singles large selection of wine and spirits. Cramped aisles and and older beer on the shelf. This store is in a high traffic shopping area with all the other national box retailers. If you like TW and yes i do, then hit this when in the south metro.

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Cub Foods Wine & Spirits

in Oakdale, Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev 0% | Average: 3.93
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

New and shiny of of 10th street. It’s across from the new Hy-Vee so competition is good. This is the new Cub liquor store model. Wide open with wine and beer tasting tables. Displays of higher end spirits. Lond racks of chilled brews, A nice display and price points on beer. Staff is not knowledgeable on brew so much but are helpful. They carry and get nice distro of one offs and semi hard to get brews. Not so fished out by beer geeks so worth a stop if in area.

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Liquor Barrel - 7th Street

in Saint Paul, Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev 0% | Average: 3.75
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Off of Fort rd in St Paul, its a local’s booze full service store. It’s from the 80’s with steel post guarded windows. Inside its musty but service is good, a nice selection of regional and local craft brews, Price not so bad. Not a place to look for but if on your way to see your GF or honey side piece that live in a more trendy area then yes stop in.

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Liquor Barrel

in Golden Valley, Minnesota

3.86/5  rDev +1.8% | Average: 3.79
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

An old school liquor store in a strip mall off of Hwy 55. It has that musty smell when you walk in with stacks of cheap spirits and piles of AAL. What they do have are all new releases with a good social media print and info. Service is nice prices are respectable, They get most of new releases and one offs, to me it has what you are looking for.

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BuyRite Liquors

in Kearny, New Jersey

1/5  rDev 0% | Average: 1
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1

Very poor customer service. BuyRite processed our order incorrectly and delivered it to the wrong address. When we didn't receive our order we called and the owners refused to help us and still charged us.

I called and sent them a screenshot of the delivery address we provided in their Kearney BuyRite app and it didn't match the delivery information they had listed on their end. So maybe there was a disconnect in their system, but BuyRite Kearny did not try to reconsile the fact that they did not deliver our order to the address we provided.

I had to dispute the charge through my credit card since BuyRite would not refund our order or replace it. The only thing that would tell us over the phone was that everything was our fault....

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Whistle Stop Ale House

in Renton, Washington

4.95/5  rDev +27.2% | Average: 3.89
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Lots of rotating beer taps, great classic cocktails with fresh ingredients and an overall great vibe with an abundance of inclusion. Such a great neighborhood family ale house!

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St. Petersburg Brewing Company

in Saint Petersburg, Florida

3.2/5  rDev -16.4% | Average: 3.83
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4

In Flowida as I do, and now down in town for things that are beer. Parked and on walkabout with J & D. In a strip on the drag, a whole 2 doors down from the last place we were at as we await the opening of the next place we will go. Have I mentioned the oppressive May heat in St Pete? Well there is that…

Light wood ‘L’ shaped bar with a lip, vertical plank base, and a foot box. Seating for about a dozen on those clunky metal chairs scraping across the concrete floors. 12 tap barbell tower on the bar with logo handles + a six tap box on the barback. Growls and crowls and glassware stacked there and shelved below. Large ‘glowing lit bulb anchor with a pair of oars through it’ logo piece on the wall above. 2 rows of skateboards mounted listing tap selections forward the bar and a framed ‘cease & desist’ letter from Barry Manilow’s people with a pic of him in the corner (regarding the ‘Berry Manilow Raspberry Berliner’ they made a few years back). That’s actually quite funny.

Beige walls, concrete ceiling, deep red concrete block floors. Drop mason jar filament bulb lighting over the bar, and pan lamps & strung baby lanterns elsewhere. Bar counter space between pillars adjacent to the bar with seating for 16 on squared metal stools, and a single table forward and back behind. Forward roll up garage doors lend way to a pair of outdoor furniture sets up umbreall’d up out front. Shirt & swag corner, can cooler, a giant ‘Connect 4’ set, and some bar counter seating on the far wall. Framed bottle cap & coaster displays, and a few framed brewery pics. Flats in the rear corners and a brewery in the back.

13 beers (St. Pete Orange Wheat, 4.7%; Banyan Blonde Ale, 5.8%; Europe 72 Pale Ale, collab with Malmo Brewing, 5.5%; Put Me In Kolsch, 6%; Milo’s IPA, west coast IPA, with Northern Brewer, Chinook, & Columbus, 7%; Overcast IPA, with Idaho 7, Centennial, & Citra, 6.8%; Evacuation Route ESB, Ordinary Bitter, 5%; McCracken Scottish Ale, 6%; Weedon Island Brown Ale, 5%; Grateful Stout, American Stout, 6.3%; Goliath Grouper Imperial Stout, 8%; I-275, Imperial Red Ale, 8%; Old Ale, American Barleywine, 7.4%), and a single cider (Homemade Apple Pie, fruit cider, 6.9%).

They do samplers of 4, 6, or 10 on barrel stave pieces. I opted for the sweet spot 6 while Jed opted for a 4, and the chippie behind the bar told him, “I’m sorry, all the 4’s are in use, you can get a 6 though”, and I immediately added, “Or you can put 4 beers in a rack that holds 6…” She clearly wasn’t happy about my use of logic & how the maths work but too fucking bad.

Anyway, sampler of 6 (Milo’s IPA, a decent IPA; Overcast IPA, butter bomb; Evacuation Route ESB, butter bomb; McCracken Scottish Ale, malty good Scottish; Weedon Island Brown Ale, chocolate, pleasant; Grateful Stout, slight coffee bitterness, tasty enough). 2 of the 6 beers I had were Diacetyl laden, and the stout was thin, so McCracken Scottish Ale & Weedon Island Brown Ale for the wins, I guess, but it’s nearly by default.

Someone was eating pizza when we arrived. It didn’t come from here. It looked of the amazing, so I guess you can bring in amazing looking pizza. They’re playing journey, I wish they weren’t. The beers that weren't bad were just okay and frozen slushy drinks are being poured, it’s that kind of place. Free popcorn machine might be the saving grace here.

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ReUnion Brewery

in Coralville, Iowa

3.83/5  rDev +0.8% | Average: 3.8
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Not a super impressive place. Big bar, good dining, nice patio. Service took a little longer than it should. Beer is good. It was worth the stop. I

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Big Grove Brewery & Taproom

in Iowa City, Iowa

4.64/5  rDev +6.7% | Average: 4.35
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Awesome place with huge courtyard. Two bars with many glass overhead doors opening to courtyard. I came during epidemic, I am sure this place is awesome when fully staffed. The brewer came out to talk to me as he probably saw the look in my eye that BA brethren all have. Great beer and menu. Great service. Glad I ventured out.

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Keweenaw Brewing Company

in Houghton, Michigan

4.47/5  rDev +8.5% | Average: 4.12
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Quaint small college town atmosphere, where you will find professors drinking fine local brews next to their students.
Limited hours eliminate the late nite debouchery of most college town pubs.
They only serve KBC beers, no food or snacks, but you are welcome to order food out and dine in, and pizza from next door should satisfy any hunger.
Casual atmosphere with over-stuffed couches and coffee tables make for a warm, friendly environment.
Prices are decent, service friendly, & views from inside and from the deck make for an all-around enjoyable experience.

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Trimtab Brewing Company

in Birmingham, Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +4.2% | Average: 4.32
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

I definitely need to follow up with this review once all this COVID-19 begins to clear up and I can revisit on a "normal" day. I have followed and supported TrimTab for years now, and somehow only just now managed to visit the brewery itself. Currently only operating via To-Go and On-Patio consumption. I grabbed a 4-pack and a pint and got the friendly service and quality beer that I hoped and expected to get. A small but comfortable space with great vibes and a combination of both friendly staff and friendly patrons. I've said it once and I'll back it up again and again; this is the best brewery in Alabama right now.

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Bubbles Wine & Spirits

in Independence, Missouri

3.01/5  rDev -13.8% | Average: 3.49
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Old review needed updating, I believe the place has changed hands 2-3 times since my original review. Unfortunately not for the better.

No real work has been done in the building in years. The beer selection itself is still decent but I question the age of just about every selection. Just looks shabby in there, needs a lot of work.

The decent selection may be the best in town outside of the better grocery stores but that's probably more a statement on Independence being a beer desert. If you can't make any more stops and you are there, you will find something ok in a pinch bit watch the dates. Otherwise find a Hy-Vee.

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Inoculum Ale Works

in Saint Petersburg, Florida

4.15/5  rDev -2.6% | Average: 4.26
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Midway through ‘escape to Flowida week’, we jetted down to St Pete and got inoculated. It wasn’t our intention to do so, you see, but having hoofed it up to Webb’s City Cellar and finding it closed for a private party until 4pm (fuckers!), we needed to put up somewhere and I had heard some things, some things, you see, some things. After arguing about which side of the street it was on (Dena wasn’t wrong, it was on the right), I spied it easily by the ‘All Sour Beers Here’ sign out front, most promising. Step in and let you mind adjust…

Long narrow place with an unusually high black painted ceiling & wall uppers over gray wall lowers & honeycomb block hexagon floorings. Logo window up front in something of a separated seating area with some cushy chairs and a bookshelf divider holding some bric-a-brac atop (globe, skeleton dog & cat, microscope, beakers, a ‘The Thinker’ bookend).

3 panel pieced straight bar beyond the bookshelf with seating for 10 on wooden chairs. 12 tap barbell tower with non-descript handles on the bar and the tap list projected onto the wall at the end but it’s nearly illegible. Prints over the barback of beer, from here, and the ‘answers to common questions’ sign behind the bar is pretty awesome. Some very cool prints displaying the inventions/patents of the beer keg, faucet, mug, etc. riddled about, a ‘beer flavor map’ print to the rear that brings me pain (because when I read the ‘off flavors’ entries, I can taste them), and light art otherwise. Drop cased filament bulbs over the bar, and drop cluster filaments up front & to the rear. Some 2 siders mounted, a lamp, and others. Table & chair sets, and then mismatched easy chair or couch & table combos. Cooler on the other end with Drex cans in 4 packs.

8 house beers on tap (Eccentric Dane, Sour Pale aged on limes & Apricots, 5.3%; Hologrophy, a sour beer/cider blend, 5.6%; Aether Plus, Strawberry Popsicle Berliner Weisse, 4.9%; Spectrally Macabre, Black Watermelon Gose, 3.1%; Drex the Lactosaurus Rex, American Berliner Weisse, 3.4%; Cladogenesis, American Wild Ale collab with Motor Works, 5.2%; Tangency, sour turbid IPA, 5.3%; Reductive, Sour Blonde, 6%), + 2 guest taps that are not really guest? (Krueger Brewing Finest Golden Lager & IPL). Drex was good, but I’m calling Eccentric Dane & Aether Plus for the wins! Beers are served in 5oz or 12oz servings and only 5 of them crowlered (did I mention the crowler crimper on the end of the bar?)

Quality time with Doug today. He plays some decent tunes; that Doug does. The brewery is not on site, but rather wherever elsewhere is. Sours in Saint Pete, yes, please.

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Port Office Hotel

in Brisbane, Australia

4.34/5  rDev 0% | Average: 4.34
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Another of Brisbane's great historic hotels, built in about 1870. Has evolved over the years, its most recent incarnation in the last 10 years or so as a high end gastro-pub/restaurant. But the old building Is still there. Only 500 metres from where I live in the city, so officially my local. Has a nice relaxed feel, good staff, and a constantly changing selection of craft/traditional and some unusual beers (Pikes Pilsener, XXX Sparkling Ale). Food in the main bar is good quality pub fare, but a little different, while the restaurant in the newest part of the hotel is high quality steak house. I love the parmesan crumbed veal cutlet! Quality all the way, whilst I hesitate to say such a thing, if there was only one pub in Brisbane, this is the one I would want it to be!

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The Wharf Pub & Raw Bar

in Newport, Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +8.2% | Average: 4.16
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Great spot on the wharf providing a seaside New England atmosphere combined with southern style cuisine and a great selection of beers and liquors for a great evening out.

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Zeno's Pub

in State College, Pennsylvania

4.63/5  rDev +4.3% | Average: 4.44
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

This is the only place I drink when I am in State College. There is always an outstanding selection of beers, the staff is friendly, the food is good, and the entertainment is varied enough to have something for everyone at some point during the week.

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Laser Wolf

in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

4.5/5  rDev +2.7% | Average: 4.38
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

It's not a large place, but it is very welcoming and has a great selection of local, national, and imported craft beers. The rotating food trucks/carts are a nice touch as well.

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De Cam Geuzestekerij

in Gooik, Belgium

4.73/5  rDev +6.5% | Average: 4.44
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Karel is awesome. Very hospitable. Shares some great offerings from the tank if you are lucky. A fun place to hang out and drink lambic or learn about it.

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Independent Brewing Company

in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev 0% | Average: 4.14
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

I happened upon this place in the midst of the pandemic while picking up food at a nearby establishment, so I decided to grab a can to have with dinner, which actually turned into two once I saw the selection. The staff was very friendly, and while I didn't get to enter the building, I could see a good bit of the bar space, which appeared inviting in normal times. Looking forward to going back once things more closely resemble normal.

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