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L' Explo

in Avignon, France

4.46/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.46
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Craft beer bar with a lot of artisanal beers from local (South France) breweries. Nice atmosphere, with street theatre in the streets around. Very lively and enjoyable place !!

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Transient Artisan Ales

in Bridgman, Michigan

5/5  rDev +28.9% | Avg: 3.88
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

A true work of art. Simple place that makes work class beers. Minimal design and not chessy at all. Feels like an authentic small Belgium/ Walloon brewery, MY favorite in State.

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The Chatham Squire

in Chatham, Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.19
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

This is to the Chatham area what the Land Ho! is to Orleans. In other words, solid pub fare, good service, and ready exposure to the local spirit. I wish the beer on offer here were better, and more focused on the best of the local stuff, but that would be my only complaint. Don't hesitate to stop in, whenever you're in town.

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Craft Beer Cellar Fenway

in Boston, Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -4.7% | Avg: 4.72
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

A great mid-sized bottle shop near Fenway Park. Although I've only been a few times on return visits home, the people here know their stuff and the selection is well-curated and solid. As a bonus, they seem to host tastings with some frequency.

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Trillium Brewing Company

in Boston, Massachusetts

4.37/5  rDev -2.7% | Avg: 4.49
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Because Trillium has a remarkable tendency to brew great beer, whatever's for sale here will (almost) always be worth buying. But because you can't sample anything or enjoy a pour onsite, it's hard to love, or highly rate, this location. It has a utilitarian purpose for Bostonians who appreciate good beer, but that is all it has.

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Land Ho!

in Orleans, Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.12
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Had my very first beer here, back in the day. And so it's a special place to me, for that reason among others. It is also THE place, when in the area, to go have a pint, a cup of chowder, and take in the "Local Color."

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Yard House

in Yonkers, New York

4.14/5  rDev +0.2% | Avg: 4.13
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

I had heard good things locally about Yard House, but had never been there. This is the local franchise in a national chain which boasts 130 beers on tap. This appears to be a fair appraisal based on the size of the tap area at the bar, although I didn't actually count. That said, the beers are a broad collection, but not necessarily an exceptional group of local, domestic, and imported brews. Other beverages including wine and mixed drinks are also available.

We arrived just in time for Happy Hour, but only tried the appetizers, which my group heartily enjoyed. The service was enthusiastic and helpful. The Yonkers Yard House basically has a chrome and neon sports bar vibe with lively Classic Rock playing. It was getting very crowded by the time we arrived for a Friday night happy hour; Happy Hour is Monday to Friday from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Late Night Happy Hour is Sunday to Wednesday from 10:00 pm to close with drink and food prices are reasonable reduced.

Definitely worth a look if you are living in or near Yonkers, NY.

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Craft Beer Market

in Vancouver, British Columbia

3.43/5  rDev -15.7% | Avg: 4.07
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 2.75

Despite being a craft beer gastropub that has over 100 beers on tap, it really isn't a great spot for a craft beer nerd. The list of beers include mostly unremarkable local brews that have no description and not even an abv. Furthermore, none of the "rotating taps" are advertised. Lastly, the service is a bit icy. I find it incredibly hard to get the attention of the many servers and bartenders there... they just seem to disappear.

One story: A friend and I were waiting for a third friend to show up from the bus station to meet us before a Vancouver Canucks hockey game. I ordered a powerful sour that was tastey, but a heavyweight. But our friend wasn't responding to our texts and we were worried he might be lost, so we decided that we wanted to leave and go find him before we missed the beginning of the game. We explained everything to our bartender and asked to pay our bill ASAP. I chugged 2/3 of my sour (not how I wanted to enjoy it!). And in the meantime, our bartender simply disappeared. We found him at another part of the bar flirting with two female customers. We stared but got no response. We eventually had to pretend like we were just going to leave without paying before we were finally addressed and were able to pay our bill. This was the most extreme example, but I've had problems paying my bill, ordering a second drink, or even getting the wifi password almost everytime I've gone.

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The Lone Girl Brewing Company

in Waunakee, Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.1
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Cool vibes upon arrival with a nice aroma fresh brews. Can't go wrong with a rooftop area. Their "Muenster Curbs" are a must have and should be the standard of cheese curds. If you enjoy more of a "meatloaf" styled burger go for it. Overal had a great experience and will be back soon as I sober up.

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Alchemy

in Madison, Wisconsin

4.35/5  rDev +4.6% | Avg: 4.16
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Wow! When Wonders Pub closed, I was rather sad - however, I have loved this place since it opened up in the same space. Great food (fish fry is wonderful). Eclectic food, there's always something for your vegetarian friends. On the con side, it fills up quickly and the bar can be hard to reach in crowded conditions.

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Top of the Hill Restaurant and Brewery

in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

3.46/5  rDev -4.7% | Avg: 3.63
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Crowded, loud and full of students on most nights. It can be a fun place, but it can also be a nightmare. Long a Chapel Hill staple, ToPo is a bit overrated. Their saving grace is their in-house beers.

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Linda's Bar and Grill

in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

4.81/5  rDev +7.4% | Avg: 4.48
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Linda's singular shortcoming is that their beer selection ,especially on tap, is relatively limited. Otherwise, this is the perfect bar. Every other bar I encounter measures up against the very high bar of Linda's.

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Dead Mule Club

in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

4.29/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.84
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

No longer a private club, but still sparsely attended. You'll almost never run into a student heavy crowd, great scotch and whiskey selection -- don't remember much about the beer selection. Quiet indoor atmosphere and nice outdoor porch.

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Bub O'Malley's

in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

2.36/5  rDev -25.8% | Avg: 3.18
vibe: 1 | quality: 2 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3

Every time I've ever been here it is completely dead, the bartenders seem almost annoyed that someone came in. I think the selection doesn't extend much past your average Miller's/Bud Light/Michelob/Etc.

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Harris Teeter (Barracks Road - 177)

in Charlottesville, Virginia

4.21/5  rDev +11.4% | Avg: 3.78
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

It's a bar inside a supermarket -- which is fun. The prices are the best part: $3 for anything on tap and $4 for anything from the Make Your Own Six Pack selection.

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Charlottesville Draft Taproom

in Charlottesville, Virginia

4.85/5  rDev +6.6% | Avg: 4.55
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

I love this place -- I take everyone that comes into town here. I've referred to it before as a "Disney Land for beers." Love the concept, it's a great way to taste a lot of new beers at a relatively affordable rate.

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Wegmans

in Malvern, Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +4.5% | Avg: 3.76
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

The selection of beers in this particular Wegmans is comparable to other Wegmans locations in the area. While one can find all the usual macro and craft, there is also a decent international selection.

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The Beer Store

in Malvern, Pennsylvania

4.72/5  rDev +17.7% | Avg: 4.01
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

This is one insane place. Crazy selection like I've never seen anywhere in the area. Crazy Belgian selection and also a ton of offerings from not-so-easy-to-find beer from Germany and the UK.

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Ironwood

in Manlius, New York

4.61/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.61
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Funky, lively, quirky and always busy, Ironwood tailors to the craft beer and craft pizza lover. Good, constantly rotating selection of various styles that doesn't rely on a stable of hop-heavy IPAs (although they have that too). Menu is small but pizza is excellent. Wish the menu would change as often as the beer rotation.

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All Who Wander

in Manlius, New York

4.78/5  rDev +2.6% | Avg: 4.66
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Very small, slightly hidden in an otherwise non-descript plaza. What they lack in size, they make up for in ridiculously good beers that change often, grilled cheese that is better than any ever and the best pickles in Upstate NY. Chill place, if you don't mind squeezing in next to your neighbors.

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Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

in Boston, Massachusetts

3.37/5  rDev -16.8% | Avg: 4.05
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25

Several people told me that Harpoon was the best brewery to visit in Boston. I have to admit that after my experience I am quite underwhelmed. First off the beer...it wasn't very good save the Hoppy Adventure which was a fairly good copy of a NE IPA. The rest of their beers that I tried tended to have course carbonation and seemed like craft beer that you might find 15 years ago.

The second issue that I had during my visit is that they seem to value the ease for their employees over the desire of the customer. While I sat at the bar most of people coming up to the bar were asking if they can create their own sampler flight. No, we only do three preset flights was the response. I understand that it is tough doing custom flights during a jammed weekend night but really, no choice at all, ever? It doesn't seem very customer friendly or flexible.

This place would work for larger gatherings where beer quality/choice weren't as important though.

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Upper Hand Brewery

in Escanaba, Michigan

4.73/5  rDev +3.7% | Avg: 4.56
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

This brewery is a fun place, tucked away in a small clearing of trees near Escanaba's airport. Since it's back off of any main road, and off the main drag, it feels cozy and secluded. The tasting room is made with all tongue-and-grove panneling, a beautifully hand-crafted hardwood bar and hewn lumber tables. I'd have to say that the quality of the beer is top knotch. Since I don't care much for hoppy beers, I usually end up ordering their lager or Escanaba Black beers, unless there's a special brew that fits my tastes (Laughing Fish has been on tap for some time now, but the Old Ale and Barrel Aged Baltic Porter were my favorites!)

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The Ginger Man

in Boston, Massachusetts

3.86/5  rDev -11.3% | Avg: 4.35
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Having been to the Gingerman in NYC before I was unimpressed when i walked in and the bar felt more like a high end hotel bar and was lacking in any soul at all. I guess they are trying to blend in to the financial district that they are in. While they do have a lot of taps I didn’t see anything particularly interesting or unusual except for a couple of sours. I was going to get a cask beer but $8.50 for a 4% beer and a 13 ounce pour was simply ridiculous. That was the entry point for pricing and it went up from there - small and pricy pours. We quickly left after one drink to more a more relaxed and approachable place. To be fair that staff was pleasant but on this rainy summer day there were only a few people in the bar.

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NUBEERBAR

in Praha, Czech Republic

3.89/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.89
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

I found Nubeerbar by accident. It was late at night and the bar was about to close in 20min but the staff kindly let us in.

The place is small and even not being very comfy, it was a nice place to spend some good times with friends. The selection was interesting, having many Stones, Arrogant Bastard, Sierra Nevada, Weihenstephaner and other belgian stuff. The problem was that everything that I asked for first wasn't refrigerated, which was a shame. But if I got here sooner, I believe I could have a better experience.

The staff was really great.

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Three Mile Brewing Co.

in Davis, California

4.35/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.67
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Great new brewery in the heart of Davis. Small 3.5 barrell set up with about 10 or so of their beers on tap. Outside patio area and an overall good mellow vibe. No on site food but Woodstocks pizza 2 doors down delivers as does a few other places. Definitely worth a visit.

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