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in Huntsville, Alabama
4.88/5 rDev 0% | Avg: 4.88
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
35 taps and a vast bottle shop. If you want to talk beer, this is the place to go. The list changes regularly with both international choices and some of the more interesting local brews. Dark and high grav a specialty.
in Ocracoke, North Carolina
4.18/5 rDev +1.2% | Avg: 4.13
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4
Howard's is an institution on Ocracoke. Huge tap & bottle list. Mostly craft staples and familiar names. Great place to watch a game. Food is mostly seafood, burgers, and fries. Usually hits the spot. Prices are on the higher end but you only live once and this place should be on your bucket list.
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
3.92/5 rDev -4.4% | Avg: 4.1
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75
The neighborhood's a little sketchy, but SDB is pretty cool. It's a small place, but there's ample room...I'm not sure what kind of crowd they can possibly get in this area, but the bar seats about 20 people, and there are some side tables. Basic corner bar vibe, everything is simple. Standard stuff on tap. I tried a sample of pretty much everything, and there was nothing I didn't like, though nothing really blew me away. 4, 8, 16 ounce options for most things, and grenades (growlers) for taking home. Service was fine, the bartender was friendly. I didn't sample the food menu, but it was all pretty basic stuff, ranging from snacks to sandwiches. Good enough for a bite if you need some absorbance. Worth checking out, and not too far from Tap Room on 19th, if you feel like taking a stroll.
in Ocracoke, North Carolina
4.03/5 rDev -8.6% | Avg: 4.41
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Great patio. Best beer selection on the island but plenty of wine too if that matters. Tons of high end yummy snacks. Prices are high but fuck it, you're in Ocracoke. They have hooked me up with an old favorite that was In the back more than once. Must visit if you're thirsty on the island.
in York, England
4.29/5 rDev +8.6% | Avg: 3.95
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4
The three-legged mare (aka the Wonky Donkey) was the second York Brewery pub to open, after the Last Drop Inn. Inside is a bit weird, the front area up to just past the bar is in normal wood and brass styling, then there's a conservatory style section which is much lighter, which leads out to the tiny beer garden (a recurring feature of York Brewery pubs). At the bar, stalwarts Guzzler, Terrier and Centurion's Ghost have been joined by Blonde and Otherside IPA, along with four more taps of guest ales. The service is efficient, the pub is dog-friendly, and if you're in after 7.30 on a Friday, you get the resident piano player.
in York, England
4.72/5 rDev 0% | Avg: 4.3
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5
The best bottle shop in York sat underneath one of the quirkiest bars.
Downstairs, a wall of UK beers faces the best that Belgium, Germany and the USA have to offer, with Scandanavia and gift packs taking up a lot of the front room. There's a section for gluten-free beers, and recently they've started selling ciders as well. If you go upstairs and get a seat (an uncertain proposition at the best of times, such is its popularity), take a look at the 'front' wall and its collection of taxidermied heads, which I believe is unique in York.
If you turn your attention to the bar, there are 6 keg and 3 cask pumps to choose from, but if you don't like what you see, you can fill your glass with ANYTHING from downstairs, subject to a bottling surcharge. That's over 900 bottles and cans.
in Evans, Georgia
4.17/5 rDev 0% | Avg: 4.17
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
Just a few minutes from Highway 20 in Evans. Typical Publix food market, very good place to go to for all your grocery needs....also for beer. The selection here was near the best of all the places that I visited in Evans, Augusta and around the Fort Gordon area. So why not kill two birds with one stone? Worthy spot...full disclosure, I am a big fan of Publix...every Publix I go to (seemingly always in Florida, before this visit) seems to be a large, clean and well socked store, filled with friendly and effecient employees....worth a visit if in the area
in Toronto, Ontario
4.29/5 rDev +3.9% | Avg: 4.13
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25
We got there right after they opened on a Monday night which proved to be a good choice since the waiting list developed quickly. The place is fairly small and I'd guess they could easily double in size and still fill up every seat. Not a huge tap selection but everything we tried was excellent from their sours to the hoppy offerings. Great outdoor patio with friendly Toronto crowds on hand.
in York, England
4.3/5 rDev 0% | Avg: 4.3
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
An improbably tiny place split over 3 floors in a 16th century, half-timbered townhouse. Part of the group that owns the station taps in York and Sheffield, this is slap bang in the city centre. The usual variety of beer you would expect from this group (usually 4 keg, 4 cask and 3 Bernard taps), but prices of some can catch the unaware.
If you can catch a seat or two on the ground floor, you're good to go, although the bar area can get very crowded with little effort. If you're on the top floor, negotiating the steps and a packed bar with brimming pints can be a tricky business. But at least you'll be close to the toilets.
in York, England
4.11/5 rDev 0% | Avg: 4.38
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
Lovely bar with lots of different options, you're almost guaranteed to fins something you like. The only problem is with it being at the train station, if you're sat 'outside' (on the concourse), you're liable to be drowned out by the arrivals and departures at nearby platforms.
in Riverside, California
3.78/5 rDev 0% | Avg: 3.78
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75
Carries the typical selection of BMC plus craft brewers like Sierra Nevada, Samuel Adams, Stone, Ballast Point, Lagunitas, New Belgium, not a big selection of craft beers but it's a quick and easy stop if you're in hurry just to pick up a common craft beer like the ones mentioned. Also has a good selection of snacks. Pat, the guy who is usually there, is really cool and will special order a beer if he can get it. I stop there every now and then because I have a friend who lives in the area, I'll usually stop here to pick something up for a visit to my friend's house.
in Oceanside, New York
2.73/5 rDev 0% | Avg: 2.73
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.75
This spot would work in an emergency....you will find just about ample amounts of quality beer....beyond that low bar, I am confident that there are numerosr other local beer spots that stock a more extensive and more interesting range of bottled and canned real beers....This is a convenience store of sorts....guy behind the counter seemed pretty clueless....NOT a place thats worth driving very far to get to....If I lived within a few blocks away, I'd hit this spot up for some everyday decent beer, every once in a while
in Enola, Pennsylvania
3.9/5 rDev -9.5% | Avg: 4.31
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75
A wide open venue where you can order from any cash register... No table service except to bring it your food. They have a lot of their own brews and a lot of locals choices... Maybe all from this state?
in Norfolk, Virginia
3.9/5 rDev +1% | Avg: 3.86
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75
Bold Mariner Brewing offers a typical industrial space brewery/tap room with a wooden bar and modern-industrial metal stools. It's not much to look at but it's practical and well done. And it's not huge but it's not too tight either, just a standard tap room, and if it gets too busy there's an outdoor area as well.
They offer 8 beers on tap and a special "Expedition Brew" that's different each week and tapped on Thursdays. There's no food as is the norm with these smaller tasting rooms, but they sometimes have food trucks and I'm sure you can bring it in if you'd like.
The most important thing is the beer, and it's quality. With the exception of the Expedition Brews which can be quite unusual (Unicorn beer with blue & pink dye and fluff, doughtnut beer with candy sprinkles rimming the glass, Pina-Colada pale ale), they don't mess around much. They normally do pale ales, lagers, IPA, and Belgian styles.
Another thing to note is that unless you actually have to walk, they're not far from the other Norfolk Breweries like Smartmouth, Benchtop, Coelacanth, O'Connor, and Rip Rap.
in Portland, Maine
4.03/5 rDev -4.5% | Avg: 4.22
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25
Somewhat of a place where it all started for me. Some may have called it my "descent," but I called it the place where I took my "red pill" to delve further into the world of beer. Everything I've been in there, always a clean bar. Parking may be crappy, but food was always good to fantastic. Service can be iffy at certain times of the day. Close to 70 taps of beer - mostly New England breweries, but Dogfish Head, Victory, Ommegang, Flying Dog were some of the other breweries that showed their faces for beers to be found there. It's just down the street from RSVP and further back from Bier Cellar. It's worth a stop if you're in the area.
in Mineola, New York
4.89/5 rDev +9.4% | Avg: 4.47
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5
This is one of those great little neighborhood bars I wish was closer to my neighborhood. It's the kind of place you could easily lose the entire day in here watching sports and drinking excellent beers. Great staff. Awesome side events like vinyl punk records being played during certain days and their team trivia to win free beer is a fun night as well. Only draw back is the lack of a kitchen but otherwise this place is a must go.
in Lake Stevens, Washington
3.82/5 rDev 0% | Avg: 3.82
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4
I visited Lake Stevens Brewing with a few friends who live in the area over the weekend. It's a pretty small place with just a two barrel system, but it's just what I like to see in a hyper-local brewery. Plenty of locals were hanging out, there were 8 handles of pretty good beer on tap, and the environment was welcoming. Of the beers I had, I think my favorite was the schwarzbier; I like the style in general and I always appreciate it when smaller breweries try more difficult traditional styles like this one. I will definitely be back to LSBC.
in Minneapolis, Minnesota
3.94/5 rDev +10.7% | Avg: 3.56
vibe: 2 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5
Intentionally kitschy, albeit a bit too intentional for my taste. Huge bar and if you're a local, you'll definitely end up here for someones 21st. If you're visiting, I'd recommend another location. It's good, but is it sit next to 14 bachelor, bachelorette, college graduation, and anniversary parties good? I'm not so sure.
in Santa Barbara, California
3.63/5 rDev -11.2% | Avg: 4.09
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.25 | selection: 4.25
Had plenty of options but about 30% of the beers I can get back home in Iowa. No build-a-sixer section. They had high-end stuff like DFH 120 minute IPA and SA Utopia. The card reader took over 10 minutes to get fixed I almost left without buying. Bought some Fig Mntn IPA and a random bomber that turned out to be crap.
in Emporia, Kansas
4/5 rDev +1.8% | Avg: 3.93
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4
This is a good brewpub in a town not known for great beer. It's a small-ish place that is nicely decorated. The beers were all good or really good. Service was good. It was quite crowded but I was seated quickly and service was swift. The food was good although some of their side dishes are a bit odd.
in San Francisco, California
4.56/5 rDev +5.1% | Avg: 4.34
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5
Was looking forward to visit here the whole week leading up to my SF trip. Definitely met my expectations. Great beer and all served at the proper temperatures. OK prices, but if you consider that you're in SF the prices are really reasonable for the quality and selection of the beer. Got a few Spontan series beers and tried a few other guest taps which were all exceptional. A must visit if you are in SOMA.
in Cleveland, Ohio
3.89/5 rDev -2.8% | Avg: 4
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4
Started our one night Cleveland pub crawl right here (very convenient to our downtown hotel). Pretty busy for a no-ball-game Wednesday on the 4th Street strip but we got right in. They had around 15 taps of their own beer available with a fairly typical non-destination brewery mix of IPAs, lagers, saisons, etc. Decent stuff - I especially liked their most adventurous offering which was a wine barrel aged Bierre de Miel. Had some really nice Charcuterie choices which paired well with the beer.
in Anchorage, Alaska
4.39/5 rDev -2.4% | Avg: 4.5
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
Visited La Bodega on a recent trip to Anchorage. Great selection. I was looking for a rare beer that they did not have and the clerk directed me to another store that actually had what I was looking for. The clerk was very knowledgeable of his selections and beers in general.
in Anchorage, Alaska
4.29/5 rDev -4.2% | Avg: 4.48
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25
Visited Midnight Sun on a recent trip through Anchorage and found it to have almost all of the brewery's beers available in bottles and on tap. The service was excellent.
in Spotsylvania, Virginia
4.26/5 rDev 0% | Avg: 4.18
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
The best brewery location i have ever been to by far. Too good to last. Beautiful farm with great family
,farm, and music atmosphere. Really like a beer/wine park. Lots of families with young kids and bringing thier 90 year olds too to be somewhere nice.great music too.
The winery set this place up but the beer guys look to be successful after only 6 weeks open. Only 4 beers available at a time but 1-2 of them at any given time are 4.0 +. Tangerine kolsch, dipa, imperal stout great lately.
Service wise and atmosphere again its great. Something about a really busy site brings out the best in people.