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Burger Tap & Shake

in District of Columbia

3.2/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.66
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3

On Washington Circle, this place has bar seating + table seating for about 30 (plus Summer outdoor seating). We stopped in around 4:30pm for the Happy Hour prices (but it was a $42 bill for 2 burgers + 2 shakes + 1 beer). Many nights there is a long line for service. Most patrons are GWU students, which is one block away. The burgers were flavorful, but sloppy to eat falling apart. Shakes are their stand-out feature. My wife's was too sweet for me, but mine was stepped in Jameson Whiskey! They have a good variety of about 20 beer taps. Overall, pretty solid. But for Happy Hour value, the Bier Baron Tavern (6 block walk due North) is a fantastically better deal.

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Revolution Brewing Company

in Chicago, Illinois

4.07/5  rDev -4.2% | Avg: 4.25
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Did not have anything to eat. No flights, but "samples" offered at 2 to 4 dollars per pour. Good music and friendly vibe; neighborhood feeling and lots of friendly folk. Knowledgeable staff. Oh yea, tasty draft beer!

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3 Floyds Brewing Co.

in Munster, Indiana

4.53/5  rDev +4.6% | Avg: 4.33
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Rock and roll beer heaven (if you like old school punk) on the radio! Fabulous graphics on the wall, and attentive bar staff. I ate lunch at the bar and the service was spot on. The burger and parm. fries were gourmet quality. And the beer flight was delicious and it's hard to not like fresh ZombieDust on tap. Plenty of parking (I drive a small RV). Beers to go by the case as well. A first rate brewery/beer pub!

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Cedar Springs Brewing Company

in Cedar Springs, Michigan

4.2/5  rDev +17.3% | Avg: 3.58
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 5

My first visit. Have heard good things about it and needed to check it out. Nice and new looking building in "downtown" Cedar Springs. This city needs a nice place to go and eat and drink. It got one. Great helpful service and open to suggesting favorites. Food was amazing. Really. Beer was delicious and mostly true to style. Thought was really put into creating these beers. Overall, it was a great place that I'll go back to time and time again.

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Trillium Brewing Company

in Canton, Massachusetts

4.88/5  rDev -0.6% | Avg: 4.91
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Canton is a big improvement in every department except for the vibe. Still got that clean, professional Trillium atmosphere, but the office park setting is a little lacking compared to Fort Point. Still, the expansive bottle and can list, great customer service, and new taproom makes this a major improvement for Trillium.

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Pizza Port Carlsbad

in Carlsbad, California

4.08/5  rDev -5.3% | Avg: 4.31
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Awesome place, and usually have lunch here on my way down to San Diego. Awesome tap list, great pizza, cool staff. If you're not into pies and brews at a chill pace, don't bother. Cheers!

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Cellarmaker Brewing Co.

in San Francisco, California

4.26/5  rDev -3.6% | Avg: 4.42
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Located in SOMA, off Howard – Cellarmaker doesn’t have a lot of signage up and if you don’t pay attention, you could pass by it on accident. Once inside there’s a small tasting room that features about six house selections. Cellarmaker tends to focus on hoppier beers, though their stouts and porters are also quite tasty. The staff is pretty attentive and service is quick. Downside is the tasting room is small and usually packed, meaning seating can be a challenge.

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Rock Harbor Brewing Company

in Rockland, Maine

2.73/5  rDev -18.5% | Avg: 3.35
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 2.75

Divey local bar that has not great service or decor, but the pale style beers are surprisingly good. Had the pale ale and it was fine - while the Storm Surge IPA and Ruckus DIPA were legitimately good west coast style IPAs. Nitro stout was slightly above average

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18th Street Brewery

in Hammond, Indiana

4.31/5  rDev -1.1% | Avg: 4.36
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Was a big open space. Lots of tables. Lots of standing area. Patio open too. They play metal, not my thing at all. But not played terribly loud. Was there about noon on a weekday, not many there which there probly shouldn't be. Beers are great quality. Served in proper glass. 7-8 taps of their beers and a guest. The beers are really good. You figure out from trying any beer pretty much, these guys know how to make beer. Service, fine. Was checked on regularly and they were nice. Food was real good. Got poutine and loved it.

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The Brewery At Lake Tahoe

in South Lake Tahoe, California

3.57/5  rDev +12.3% | Avg: 3.18
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

I stopped in for a couple pints since our place for the vacation we were on was only about 2/10's of a mile away. The place is not huge but I found two entrances and took the one leading to the bar area. There is brewing and fermentation equipment behind the bar to give you an idea of the size -there was an area for lagering with fermenters at the end. You get the impression the place has been there for a while based on the décor and the beers I tried were good or very good. The service was friendly and attentive and I would have been back except it was my first trip to Tahoe and had lots of places to check out, I did not try the food but the pizza looked tasty.

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The Ginger Man

in Boston, Massachusetts

4.54/5  rDev +0.4% | Avg: 4.52
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Solid place all around and the most comprehensive selection of craft beers the downtown area has ever had. I happen to live and work about 5 blocks from here so its nice and convenient for me too. The hours have changed a little since the Summer started as it is no longer open for lunch on weekdays. I believe it doesn't open until 1 pm on weekends either.

The decor is about 10 times nicer than it was when it was the Stadium and Mc Faddens and let's hope it ultimately lasts a lot longer than those two places did. Nice hard woods, wide open and very clean with great air-conditioning too. There are a bunch of things I really like about Ginger Man such as: the fabulous selection that rotates pretty well. The attention to detail on cleanliness of tap lines and the free of soap residue glassware. The fact that it doesn't seem to get the obnoxious bar crawl crowds or big groups of clueless tourists that seem to be so prevalent around downtown on weekends and the lack of lousy cover bands playing the same old songs that they all play around here every single day of the week.

The staff are very pleasant and really know their beers pretty well. I have had the food a few times and it is pretty solid too. I like this one even better than the Manhattan location. I hope I didn't let the cat out of the bag-- as while I very much want this place to succeed , I like the fact that it isn't a mob scene most of the times I have tried to stop by. Also. the pricing on the beers can be a tad high--kind of to be expected for good quality but I did think $12.50 for the Freshy salt & pepper and the Hitachinos nest one I had was a little much.

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Blackback Pub

in Waterbury, Vermont

4.66/5  rDev +5% | Avg: 4.44
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Comfortable beer bar in the heart of Waterbury. Great draft selection and a very helpful bartender. I would make this my first stop for beers next time in Waterbury. A much more easy-going spot than some of the others on the same street.

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New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)

in New Orleans, Louisiana

4.17/5  rDev +6.1% | Avg: 3.93
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Located a few miles away from the hustle and bustle of the French Quarter this place is a nice change of pace from Bourbon Street.
There is a downstairs bar with their full draught list, and an upstairs bar with a few less beers but a nice seating area and outside patio. Downstairs shares space with a nice BBQ joint, and has some restaurant-style seating, but space can get a little tight near the bar because its the first thing you see when you walk in. Upstairs was completely open when we arrived, and we had the bar all to ourselves. Though not as many taps as downstairs, they had their small batch beers available, as well as quite a few can and bottle options. Bartender was super nice, and seemed to enjoy being there (which is always nice). There are 2 tv's up there, board games, and a photo booth.
Beer ranged from sub-par to quite good (a range you see from many breweries), however it was the best I had while there (in a land ruled by Abita and macro).
We got Uber to and from, so didn't have to worry about parking, but it was real easy to get to - though I wouldn't walk there from the French Quarter. All in all, it was a real nice experience and you should definitely check it out if you're in the area.

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Odd Side Ales

in Grand Haven, Michigan

4.6/5  rDev +9.5% | Avg: 4.2
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Best thing about Grand Haven! This is the one place my wife and I must go when we visit family. Love the chill Lebowski feel in this historic building.

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Bell's Brewery, Inc.

in Kalamazoo, Michigan

3.93/5  rDev -4.8% | Avg: 4.13
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

The tap room has a very nice atmosphere with a big restaurant full of tables and about 10 stools at the bar. Snagged a couple of bar stools with a friend. Had a lunch special and a flight of beers. The food was good but not memorable. The beer on tap was really no better than the bottled versions I find in my beer store. I was expecting two hearted ale to be even better at the brewery. It's not. If you are a huge Bell's Fan you're going to love this place. Otherwise, it's nothing special except for the nice restaurant.

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Urban Moose Brewing Co.

in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.4
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

I was there for their grand opening. I didn't have any food when there, but it is a part of Flying Pig Pizza.

The brewery has 3 seating areas. As you walk into the door, to the left, is the taproom. If you go straight youenter the restaurant portion of the place. You can go up the stairs (or elevator) to an outdoor seating area. They had 8 of thier beers on tap. If I remember correctly, they had 12 total taps, so they do have room for expansion. The staff was friendly. The brewmaster stopped by and said hi, and asked about what we thought of the beers. I do recommend this place, I think you won't be sorry if you make the trip to Sauk Rapids for a visit.

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Cigar City Brewing

in Tampa, Florida

4.5/5  rDev +0.4% | Avg: 4.48
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Great vibe! Two nice bars with plenty of seating in the tasting room area. Excellent quality and service. Prices are very fair and their beers are very good to outstanding. Service was good all around - staff was friendly and the tour guide, Jensen, was excellent. If you get his tour, you won't be disappointed. Great selection of their beers in the coolers. All the main lineup is there along with plenty of rotating and one offs. The website is kept up to date with what is on tap and whats in the to go cooler. Just a great place all around.

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Ellicottville Brewing Co.

in Ellicottville, New York

3.83/5  rDev -7.7% | Avg: 4.15
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

A nice spot in E'Ville and pretty much the only place with interesting craft available (with the exception of a few local bars with very basic craft offerings from the local breweries). The garden is a nice area to have a beer on a summer night. The quality of the beer varies, but is generally average to above average. Worth a stop if in town.

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Forager Brewing Company

in Rochester, Minnesota

4.41/5  rDev +0.9% | Avg: 4.37
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

The Forager brewery has an adjacent coffee shop which shares an exterior entrance and dining areas. The "library room" looks as if it were from a Scottish manor home and might seat up to 10-12. The library has soft lights, tall walls of books, sofa, and leather chairs. and can be a quiet, warm and inviting space to talk or the right place to sip an international roasted coffee, your favorite Sherpa milk stout and/or a Johnny C's Belgium Dubble. Just beyond the library is a multi-level casual dining room (might seat 100) for the brewery and its bar. Also to west of the bar is an outside patio where summer evening music events are hosted. Their Fine craft beers and ales are brewed on premises. My wife and I split a Chicago Style Pizza as an afternoon snack to go with our six ounce tastings, and enjoyed the pizza.

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Woodland Wine Merchant

in Nashville, Tennessee

5/5  rDev +19.6% | Avg: 4.18
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Quality, service and I always find something interesting and new to try. One of my favorite places to visit on the weekend. The staff is so nice and knowledgeable. Tastings are a regular thing too!

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Brooklyn Brewery

in Brooklyn, New York

3.04/5  rDev -24% | Avg: 4
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

Not sure why this beer is marketed and sold as a Lager. Its taste to me is much more reminiscent of a Palestinian Ale. The aftertaste is bitter and very hops-like. That said, it's a decent to solid beer to enjoy if Pale Ales are your thing.

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Beer, Wine & Liquor Outlet

in Madisonville, Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.77
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

For this little town it has a decent selection again. Against the Grain, Country Boy, West Sixth, Tin Man, Stillwater, Evil Twin, Prairie Artisan Ales, Rhinegeist, Schlafly, and more.

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Richfield Liquor Store

in Richfield, Minnesota

3.47/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.47
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

The Richfield Muni on Lyndale has a pretty good selection of beer almost all of it is in coolers on the back wall. They do have some 1 offs and bomber and import section on 1 aisle. Every so often you can find a gem in here. I will stop from time to time on my way to Menards.

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Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)

in Somerville, Massachusetts

4.93/5  rDev +19.4% | Avg: 4.13
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

I love the authentic Somerville beer-lovers atmosphere in this very local establishment. I love that the beer vats are just around the running club's wall of fame, potentiating that community feel. Not to mention, the beer! My favorite is the Flagraiser, but of course I'm partial to an IPA, however Slumbrew is constantly coming up with new and unique concoctions. The food is really delicious, not at all you standard pub dish. I've also noted that they have hosted some fun events with outside vendors, such as Plant Nite. One of my favorite local brewing companies!

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Central Avenue Liquors

in Minneapolis, Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.76
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Old school Liquor store in the NE, Fair State is a block away as are many fine places to eat now. If im in the area i make a point to stop in, they have a good selection of brew at competitive prices IDK also like the vibe of the hood.

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