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Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas

in Las Vegas, Nevada

4.46/5  rDev +18.9% | Avg: 3.75
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Have to say we came here just for the beers on 2 seperate occasions, while celebrating my 21st. If you come to Vegas do not leave without stopping here, some of the best German beer I've ever tasted and plenty to choose from. Also tried a little of their poached veil amd pork which was amazing, as well as their pretzels, just a little too salty for my liking. They had music and entertainment , plenty of bench tyle seating, tons of tvs and waiters to bring you whatever you'd like. Hofbräu original, must try !

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Freehouse Brewery

in Charleston, South Carolina

4.14/5  rDev -0.7% | Avg: 4.17
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

A hidden small brewery well worth a trip. Beers are good and varied. BBQ truck out front. Expansion plans on tap (so to speak). IPA is best in area. Brown ale excellent. Lots of sour and wild ales to try.

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Side Project Cellar

in Maplewood, Missouri

4.38/5  rDev -6.8% | Avg: 4.7
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Surprised that the place was so small. Good parking nearby. Also surprised that it is also a whisky lounge. Staff is polite and attentive that interacts lively with the customers. The vast majority of the beer here is neither Side Project or Perennial beer but guest taps but all of it is sours or saisons. Have to get into the bottle list for any other style. Everything is expensive especially the Side Project bottles but those bottles are worth it.

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Big Top Brewing Company

in Sarasota, Florida

4.65/5  rDev +13.4% | Avg: 4.1
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Great atmosphere with some awesome beers! Love the Pumpkin Stiltskin for it's superb pairing ability to not over power the flavor of foods when enjoyed together. Absolutely recommend having it on Taco Tuesday or whenever Ri Quisimo is there! Can't wait to try the Decklin's Indulgence(Chocolate Peanut Butter Brown Ale)

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Ma Che Siete Venuti A Fà

in Roma, Italy

4.41/5  rDev -2.9% | Avg: 4.54
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Really cool place. It seems small at first, but there is additional seating downstairs. The beer selection is solid and the servers are friendly. However, I ran into a problem when trying to order from their bottle list. They had a Vintage 2002 on the menu. I tried to order that. They said OK. Then they come back and say, "No. Sorry. We only have one. We can't sell it to you. But we have this St. Valentijn Cuvée from 2004." The label on the bottle was completely tore up, so I couldn't verify the year, but I'm also pretty sure they only made that in 2007. I bought it anyway, because it was at least something. But then later I tried to order a bottle of Millennium Geuze. "No. Sorry. Only one bottle left. Maybe if you come back tomorrow." ....what? Whatever. I'd still go back, but that was weird.

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Chalet Party Shoppe

in Goshen, Indiana

3.72/5  rDev -9.9% | Avg: 4.13
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

My job had me on a brief trip to Indiana, but I did have time to stop in here. Selection is pretty good, lots of craft available as singles and six packs, a wall of warm beer and a beer cave. Some imports are available. Everything is clearly priced, and those prices seemed a tad high, but not to bad. My only encounter with staff was at checkout. Overall this is a store I would shop at regularly if I lived nearby.

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Hops & Pie

in Denver, Colorado

4.65/5  rDev +7.4% | Avg: 4.33
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

This is a really cool craft establishment in the heart of Denver's hip neighborhoods. The beer selection was phenomenal as it was GABF week. The staff is very friendly, accommodating considering the crazy crowds, and the food is amazingly delicious!

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Next Door Brewing Company

in Madison, Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev -1.9% | Avg: 4.18
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

The Next Door Brewery was my latest stop in Madison. This was a “new to me” place even though they told me they have been open three years. Thanks to BA for the point in the right direction.

I liked this neighborhood, it looks like it is on the rise with some rehabbed housing, new restaurants, shops, etc.

Next Door has a small parking lot, I think you could also easily park on the local side streets.

There is a nice sized room as you enter. There is also another dining area off to your right. They have some really cool communal tables.

The bar area is straight ahead. The bar has 3 sections and seats about 20. There are also some smaller tables in the bar area and the tanks are also on display.

Lots of wood in the decor which makes it kind of dark. There are some glass block and regular windows that lighten it up a bit.

Strategically located TVs to catch games. Indy rock for the soundtrack

Service was friendly and accommodating. I counted 10 house beers on tap.

I liked the APA and the really solid Oktoberfest I had.

The food menu is not huge but has some really good options. My family enjoyed the wings, curds, burgers, subs, salads and chicken sandwiches. We were satisfied and stuffed and still had food left to take home.

I would have no problem returning!

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Fox River Brewing Co. at Fratellos Waterfront Restaurant

in Oshkosh, Wisconsin

4.48/5  rDev +34.5% | Avg: 3.33
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Came here during a Packers Night. Apparently this was the right choice.

The bar hosted a "Packers Battleship" during the game where the rules included lining up the last number of the opposing teams' score and our team's score (GO PACK!) after every score change to land on a large square which offered us $5 Bloodys, $3 pints, $4 double shots, or $3 bombs.

Every touchdown from GB landed the whole bar free shots. And as the Packers kept scoring, we kept getting jollier.

They also gave out free raffle tickets and did drawings every quarter for free Fox River and Packers merch including pint glasses, t-shirts, growler fills, sports tickets, and more. Their food and presentation of it was dare I say, world class. Just...top shelf. Everything from the vinegarette drizzle underneath the mozzerella tomato bruschetta to the garnishes on the top layer of the beer cheese dip with enormous pretzels...and the sandwiches and salmon tacos were to die for. Fall-off-the-bone wings with creamy ranch and a crunchy exterior. Pairings were offered and of course many of their dishes incorporated the house beer into the recipes. Everyone was friendly, the beer was decent, and we came away with a memorable night and a couple extra pounds.

As you can see by other reviews here, the beer may not have won any awards (still good though!), but this brewpub's atmosphere and down-to-earth hospitality and group culture just made the night one to remember. Here, you're welcomed as "one of the group" and they let you know it.

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Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

in Minneapolis, Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +2.6% | Avg: 4.24
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Probably the best beer I've ever had in Minneapolis proper.

A rather standard looking venue that could pass for just about any place, townhall clocks are a common motive. Love the neat looking taphandles.

Service is relatively straightforward, with a menu that's slightly a little more inventive than simple burgers and fries, but not straying too far. Duck poutine anyone?

But what really sticks out are the beers. While there are many to be had, 2 of the yearly produced beers were stellar. One in particular Black H20 was one of the most amazing Oatmeal stouts I've had in years. Project 3106 was also an exceptional piece of work.

Still think about the beers I had at this place and wishing I could go back.

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Central Waters Brewing Co.

in Amherst, Wisconsin

4.08/5  rDev -8.7% | Avg: 4.47
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Tours are Fri-Sunday during business hours which are 10-3. We came on a Thursday but still got to get a couple crowlers and chat a bit. Nice staff, typical cement floored brewery but a few decorations on the walls. Chill atmosphere with some cool paintings. Snifters are $5, Tumblers are $3, and they have their limiteds on tap for sample and growler/crowler fills. Good pricing, the barrel aged were $16 and $11 respectively. I'd like to visit again during a tour!

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La Cumbre Brewing Co.

in Albuquerque, New Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +1.8% | Avg: 4.42
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I wanted to take some time off, and I always wanted to visit Albuquerque and Santa Fe, so here I am. A trip to Albuquerque wouldn't be complete without a visit to La Cumbre.

Very solid place. It's located in an industrial area. There was a food truck serving food, and they had a front patio area. Inside were more tables and a bar area with monitors. They had empty beer bottles from various breweries from around the country decorating the inside. They probably had 10 or so beers on tap. The production area was in the back where you could take a peek from the door next to the restrooms.

The servers were great. Very friendly and attentive. I had an Elevated IPA, Project Dank, and Malpais Stout. Fantastic beers.

Great place. Now time to explore the two cities.

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101 Bottles of Beer on the Wall

in Kent, Ohio

3.52/5  rDev -14.8% | Avg: 4.13
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.25 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Great bottle shop. The bar is just OK. Beer is a bit overpriced at the bar and on my last visit with my wife and another couple, everyone's beer was rather flat! Go to Ray's in Kent for an awesome selection and a much better value!

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Burnt Hickory Brewery

in Kennesaw, Georgia

4.54/5  rDev +5.1% | Avg: 4.32
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Friendly people, 5-6 beers on draft for tour in tiny tap room, benches and picnic tables outside with board games (and "Operation"), BHB has a very laid-back vibe. Notably, the failure to try all six of your allotted samples doesn't waste your tour fee, as there are coolers with packaged beers redeemable as souvenirs with your unused sample tickets.

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Two Blokes

in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

4.57/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.57
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Two Blokes is set in a newer industrial park, very clean and organized brew house. tap room up front. The owners are very friendly and they are serving a nice selection of beers. the stout was my favorite, but the others my party and I tried were very good as well. There was a nice food truck as well.

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Max's Taphouse

in Baltimore, Maryland

4.44/5  rDev +0.5% | Avg: 4.42
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3

Was there during the early afternoon on a weekday. Had the entire place to ourselves besides for one other couple seated down the bar. The bartender was very nice and gave good recommendations. I really really really like that they do smaller pours on all the beers. Helps when you're feeling full or need to drive later but still want to try something new. Wonderful selection of beers, with lots of German stuff. Food is average.

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Heavy Seas Alehouse

in Baltimore, Maryland

3.83/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.83
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Went on a friday night so I suppose I should have expected the vibe to be loud, but it was LOUD for a place that is basically a restaurant. People were shouting over each other to talk. The decor is a little mismatched too. Like half nautical and half just whatever. Quality of the beer is great, quality of the food is great. Service was good, nothing better or worse than any other restaurant of its style. Good selection of their beers, nice menu variety. The strongest point to me was the food, actually. The Cuban sandwich is excellent.

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Tustin Brewing Company

in Tustin, California

3.85/5  rDev +4.6% | Avg: 3.68
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

A nice bar in a sort of spanish style strip mall. The atmosphere is sports bar but there is a nice patio outside facing the street. I sat at the bar and the bartender was very friendly. The brewery is behind the bar and no wall/glass separates you from the glory that is beer. The brewmaster was on site and was very friendly as well.

They tend to have beers that cater to the noob. Don't expect a lot of complex malty beers. That said, the red ale was amazing. Their beers tend to be on the higher end of the alcohol ABV for a given style. The lighter beers were crisp and clean. Despite the preponderance of lighter beers, there are enough darker and maltier selections on tap. They also have a decent selection of bottles.

The only food I tried was the chili and I highly recommend it. And chili goes well with beer so why not! Go with the bread bowl, it sounds big but it isn't. It's just the right amount.

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Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.

in Portland, Maine

5/5  rDev +16.8% | Avg: 4.28
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Its a shame that I can only give the 'vibe' rating a 5. It deserves a 10+. You won't find a better group of people that enjoy their job more than these guys anywhere else in the industry. World class beer with even better service. Its my happy place and guaranteed to be your too.

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Montana Ale Works

in Bozeman, Montana

4.83/5  rDev +14.7% | Avg: 4.21
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Just moved to the Bozeman area, and we made Montana Ale Works our first foray into the local bar/beer/food scene. We were not disappointed with our choice. My bison burger was tremendous, almost an inch thick and cooked perfectly to Medium-Rare (who ever cooks burgers the way you ask for them?), the chanterelle risotto was delectable, and the Reuben was the best I've ever tasted. But enough about food - we're on BA because we want to know about BEER! And yes, with 40 taps, the selection is bound to be good, especially with a strong focus on Montana beers and a few from elsewhere in the Northwest and a handful from elsewhere (they even have good old Pabst Blue Ribbon if you need to cleanse your palate). I thought the selection was IPA-heavy, but that's probably just them responding to demand. I, for one, would have preferred more than one brown ale on tap (although the brown they had was on Nitro, so that was a unique experience all by itself) when I saw the dozen IPA options. Nevertheless, there's something for everyone here, in an atmosphere that's just a little too swanky for my tastes, but a great culinary and beer experience.

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Khyber Pass Pub

in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

4.26/5  rDev +5.2% | Avg: 4.05
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Vibe: A bit dark for my tastes, but I got used to it after a bit. Lots of beeriana about, very welcoming.

Selection: Nice, well thought out selection of local/regional/national brands and various styles.

Service: Female bartender very attentive and sweet. Knew a lot about beer too. Manager stopped by too, was cool, offered free samples of various beer.

Food: Southern smoked BBQ. Had the brisket Sammy which was very tasty. Hand cut fries undercooked first try, had to send back. 2nd try were fine.

Enjoyed my visit here, would definitely prioritize on a return visit to Philly.

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Small City Taphouse

in Sandusky, Ohio

5/5  rDev +11.4% | Avg: 4.49
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I love this place. They have 60 beers on tap, all kinds of styles, and great shusi and vetemanise food. they are very friendly and have great service. I would reconmend them to anybody that loves beer and wants to try differnt styles of beer.

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Doghaus Brewery

in Leavenworth, Washington

3.98/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.98
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3

Great little place. Very good beer. Double dog dare was great. Only two beers available, was the only draw back. Owners were very nice and helpful. Staff was great.

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Holy Grale

in Louisville, Kentucky

4.85/5  rDev +4.3% | Avg: 4.65
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Really cool, converted old church

20 quality beers on tap

Good selection of bottled beers

Limited but good food selection

The burger was excellent and highly recommended

Friendly, knowledgeable wait staff

Would definitely return the next time I am here

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Pratt Street Ale House

in Baltimore, Maryland

3.93/5  rDev -0.5% | Avg: 3.95
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Staying at a hotel a few blocks away. The place had a nice crowd. I only tried one beer, the COVENTRY Cream ESB Nitro. It was so good I didn't want to try anything else. The selection was good for a place that sells its own beer. The fish tacos were ok, nothing great. I never had to wait for a beer so the service was good. Would recommend if you are in the inner harbor and don't want to travel walk to Max's or Alewife.

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