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Caboose Brewing Co.

in Vienna, Virginia

4.7/5  rDev +11.4% | Avg: 4.22
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Vibe:
Great vibe! The taproom is beautiful, the outside has heat lamps for the cooler months, and there's a great balance of casual-but-nice going on. Taproom-like feel, but with the full fine dining experience, minus the pretensions.

Quality:
Everything about this place is high quality, from the beers to the decorum. Really nice place serving really nice craft brews.

Service:
Fabulous service. Reservations are available, and waitstaff are what you'd expect from a good fine dining establishment.

Selection:
Great selection of brews on tap when I went. Not so many that you can't try them all, but enough to keep you interested throughout an evening or so that any combination of beer geeks will find something that suits their preferences or mood.

Food:
Excellent. This was the high point for me. Rarely does food at a brewery reach the level of the kind of fine dining restaurant where you'd go specifically for the food. Many higher end breweries are putting more focus on food, but usually this just results in higher quality burgers and pizza and other standard pub food options. Caboose is an exception, as it offers lots of sharable, tapas style small plates, with items that harmonize fine dining with comfort food. Examples include goat cheese grits, crispy Virginia pork belly, or gnocchi with roast chicken. Everything was awesome. This is a place I'd highly recommend for dinner even if you're not in the mood for beer.

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Selin's Grove Brewing Company

in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania

4.68/5  rDev +7.6% | Avg: 4.35
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Vibe:
Cozy, dimly lit, quieter than most, but still laid back and comfortable. Locals seem nice. We brought our 2 year old and she was acting up a bit at first (yeah, we're "those people"). I'd say it's probably not the best of places for toddlers or restless kids, but it's otherwise family friendly. Ambiance is real quaint and has a log cabin kind of feel.

Quality:
What to say? The beers are AWESOME. Everything we had here (and we tried it all) ranged from good to great to OMFG. Two, not one but two, beers we had here were rated close to 5's and had me thinking "this might be the best *whatever* style beer I've ever had. With my ratings over 1,000, that's a feat these days.

Service:
Service was good, but not outstanding. Food came out quickly.

Selection:
The beers on tap should be enough to satisfy anyone's preferences. When I went they had a pilsner, a marzen, cream ale, scotch ale, a pumpkin, pale ale, IPA, stout, and so on. They only thing that is hit or miss is the English Beer Machine thingy... basically it's natural carbonation served warmer than typical, in the English style. Awesome option to have at all, but sadly wasn't available at the time.

Food:
Food is pub food, but very good pub food. The pretzels are awesome (as they should be in PA!). We got some pastrami sliders on pretzel rolls that really hit the spot and paired perfectly with our beers. For what it is, it's great.

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Fermental

in Wilmington, North Carolina

4.52/5  rDev +2.7% | Avg: 4.4
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Vibe:
Super chill. Warm, cozy, and familiar. People here seem friendly and I felt comfortable chatting up strangers. The inside is about the size and shape of a double-wide trailer, so it's not big; but, the interior is broken up into about half a dozen or so rooms and areas, where you'll find various corners, couches, and set ups where a small group of friends can set up shop and hang out over some beer and wine. The bar serves both beer and wine by the glass, but only seats about a half dozen, elbow to elbow. The walls are all lined in shelving, and that shelving and racks, which is in turn all full of beer and wine bottles for sale. Very cool.

Quality:
Highest of marks here. They know good beer. When I went, they had Duchesse De Bourgogne on tap. That says it all. The bottle selection is likewise high calibre. You won't find macros here. They also seem to know good wine (I'm less an authority there and I didn't really try much of what they had).

Service:
There's a small bar with one bartender. Not sure how stable staff are, but my server was great. Knowledge wasn't suuuuper deep, but offered some great selections of various styles quickly when asked. The owner/manager seemed more of the uber geek type (though I got the feel maybe he wasn't the most pleasant/warm personality... but hard to judge since I didn't really talk directly with him).

Food (sort of):
They sell cheese and meats and you are able to buy them and eat them there if you wish. That's cool.

Selection:
They have about half a dozen or so beers on tap, and the picks are great and offer the full gamut of taste profiles, from the easy drinking cream ale to hoppy IPA to the uber stout. The bottle selection is not super big. Hard to say how big exactly, but this isn't the place to go if you're looking for a bottle mega shop. But, the choices appear to be very good, and lovingly picked. Nice emphasis on local (Wilmington) and regional (NC) options, but they have a nice assortment of other stuff (including imports), too. (Again: DUCHESSE... ON TAP).

If I lived in the area, this would probably be my pub of choice for those "just wanna go hang out and have a few pints" moments.

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Resolute Brewing Company

in Centennial, Colorado

3.93/5  rDev +3.7% | Avg: 3.79
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

i picked the wrong night to come in here for a beer. they were having some kind of charity auction or something, and the place was elbow to elbow, no room to relax, and it was very loud in there, but i could see it being just fantastic on a more mellow night. they have a great space, clean and new looking, wrap around type bar with service station in the front facing the entrance, oddly planned but they run it well and were handling the big crowd without an issue. the real treat though is their patio, which has some big picnic tables, a play area, and a spot for a food truck, which apparently they are having with some regularity. i am not a huge fan of breweries that allow children, especially noisy mayhem causing unpoliced ones, its just bad form, but maybe it was for the special event and not a normal way of things. i wont hold it against the until next time. the beer i had was excellent, honestly one of the best baltic porters i have had made locally, it was really solid. my lady enjoyed the hefe as well, but we only stayed for one because it was chaos in there. i will be back on a more relaxed night and drink through the rest of the beers, but this place is bursting at the seams with promise!

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Savor Growl

in Columbus, Ohio

1.07/5  rDev -31% | Avg: 1.55
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1.25

Not the kind of beer store you want to go to.

Over-priced by ALOT, the owner is extremely rude and not helpful at all.

The selection is subpar and the entire atmosphere is lacking.

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Jester King Brewery

in Austin, Texas

4.65/5  rDev +0.6% | Avg: 4.62
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

probably the BEST brewery i've been to to date. reminded my a lot of the HF atmosphere w/ the country side scenic views but the outdoor gathering spot for visitors is absolutely insane! plus killer food to boot. pours are extremely generous and plentiful. no limits here. will go back again.

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Henrik øl og vinstove

in Bergen, Norway

4.64/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.64
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Henrik and Crowbar (in Oslo) were my two favorite beer spots in Norway. Henrik has a really nice vibe - it is quiet with plenty of comfortable seating. Best of all - 56 taps, mostly from Norway and Denmark. They also have Cantillon bottles, including 2016 Fou Foune. Don't miss Henrik if you are in Bergen.

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Crowbar & Bryggeri

in Oslo, Norway

4.49/5  rDev +4.9% | Avg: 4.28
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Crowbar was my favorite beer spot in Oslo. Such a great vibe. They had about 6 of their own beers on tap, most of which were pretty solid, as well as probably 14 other taps. Also, the food is great. A very small menu, but we had the felafel wrap and the house made pita chips and both were excellent. Don't miss Crowbar if you are in Oslo.

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Burley Oak Brewery

in Berlin, Maryland

4.33/5  rDev -1.1% | Avg: 4.38
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Close to home for me. Very laid back vibe and relaxing place. Decent beer selection with many rotating beers. Definitely worth the visit if your in the area.

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Lost Shirt Brewing Company

in West Melbourne, Florida

4.97/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.97
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Great new Taproom in West Melbourne! Eight superb brews on taps consisting of Stouts, IPAs, and Ales. The staff is friendly and thus far I have not had a bad pint and have taken home 5 growlers...

You need to give them a try. They are located behind the Home Brew store on Industrial Road west of Wickham Road!

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Rockhound Brewing

in Madison, Wisconsin

4.16/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.11
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

I dug the vibe in the bar but the adjacent "restaurant" area was a bit sterile. Nice reclaimed wood and more of a neighborhood bar feel in the bar area. 12 of their beers and 4 guest taps with a nice variety. Out of the 6 beers we tried their was one that was merely OK but the rest were good to great. They even managed to produce a tasty dry stout, something that's a staple of new breweries and typically insanely boring and mediocre. Food was good as well with my mac & cheese tasting like something made at home (this is meant both as a compliment and a negative) and my wife's grilled cheese being very good, with her soup also seeming like something made at home. Portions were reasonable (i.e. small by normal restaurant standards). Service was friendly and attentive. Food came out quickly. I didn't have real high expectations for this brewery but was very pleasantly surprised. I'd definitely go back and recommend it to others.

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Hinterland Brewery Restaurant

in Green Bay, Wisconsin

4.7/5  rDev +14.6% | Avg: 4.1
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

In town for a short time and stopped at Hinterland for dinner/beer. Had an IPA which was very smooth with a nice hoppiness. The Baltic Porter was quite a treat. It was $3 taco night and the Mahi tacos were excellent for the Midwest. I'll probably go back tomorrow to try more beers. Sat at the bar and service was fine. Menu kind of high-end but if the tacos are any judge, probably well worth it.

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Friar Tuck Beverage

in Springfield, Illinois

4.14/5  rDev +2.2% | Avg: 4.05
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Big box store with an expansive selection, especially for downstate IL. Probably your best bet for craft beer in Springfield. Selection is quite good and includes a nice selection of craft beers and imports. My only complaint is that some of the stock clearly does not move well and the dates are long in the teeth. Check your dates before buying. Mix-six pack selection is really good and you can buy the bottles individually which is nice. Service was very good - staff was attentive, helpful, and reasonably knowledgeable.

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Boulevard Brewing Co.

in Kansas City, Missouri

4.07/5  rDev -7.1% | Avg: 4.38
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

This was a must-visit on my trip to KC, and I am glad I made it there. I didn't get to go on the tour, as they do sell out weeks in advance, but when we stopped in they gave us a couple of tokens for the tasting room for samplers, which was much appreciated. I can get a lot of their packaged beers in my home area, which is good because I enjoy most of their stuff. Sure, they have had a few misses over the years, but more good than bad by far, and I do like that they are constantly making new beers, even if not all of them are my preferred styles. They know what they're doing here, and some of their small-batch brews sold in bombers are very high quality. They're the most popular craft brewer in the Midwest for a good reason.

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Mojo's Sports Grille

in Humble, Texas

4.9/5  rDev +7.5% | Avg: 4.56
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Great selection. Not a downtown hipster place. They don't make you feel like an idiot if you can't tell what hops it is. I had Ballast Point Victory at Sea here and loved it. I will continue to try all the craft beers and rate them. Food was awesome. I had Mojo Burger yesterday and it was off the chart. They told me to try the brisket tacos today and they were just as good. The marinated brisket beans were to die for also. Glad, I found a place in the north of Houston that has such a fantastic selection. It's family freindly as well. Reminds me of the some of places in the Hill Country, but with better beer!!

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Brasserie Cantillon

in Brussels, Belgium

4.61/5  rDev -0.9% | Avg: 4.65
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I was in Brussels on vacation with my wife and another couple. I was very open to going anywhere they wanted to visit. The only stipulation I had was that one day I was going to Cantillon and they were free to join me or to do something else, but me going was nonnegotiable. They all decided to join me and I think they were very glad they did.

It was about a 20 minute walk from our hotel near the Grand Palace. The neighborhood is a bit gritty but we never felt the least bit intimidated - being from Chicago helped : ).

We opted for the self-guided tour which was great. You can spend as much or as little time as you want. They were doing a mash while we were there, so that was great to see. Note that you go up and down several flights of stairs so be prepared. Seeing the cool ship, the barrel storage, etc. was beyond cool to me.

Post tour we settled into the cozy tasting room (the potbelly stove was cranking) for our beers. What a great experience. The Lambics and Gueuze are world class and were even better in the setting.

Crowd was nice with many lined up to buy bottles to take with or have shipped.

Just a great experience and one I look forward to repeating.

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La Bécasse

in Brussels, Belgium

4.15/5  rDev +1.2% | Avg: 4.1
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

As others have commented, it is not that easy to find, but in my opinion it is worth searching out.

It is not a large space and the communal tables are very close together which can make for a lot of shuffling chairs and bodies as you squeeze through.

The service was professional and somehow managed to keep on top of the crowds.

We came for lambics and were not disappointed. Nothing like drinking great beers from those small glasses and funky ceramic vessels.

We tried to order food but it was approaching 8 p.m. and the kitchen had already taken their last orders. Keep that in mind when you head there and you should head there.

Very enjoyable stop in a great city!

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Delirium Café

in Brussels, Belgium

4/5  rDev -3.4% | Avg: 4.14
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

I know it is a touristy but it is also a must stop. We went fairly early at 6 p.m. and it was already slammed.

Getting a beer can be problematic as you line up at the long bar and hope the bartender finally notices you in the sea of other people trying to get their attention. My friend and I were waiting to order four beers. I finally gave up and went downstairs. I was able to get beers and back to our table before he was finally served and they had to change my keg on one of the beers I ordered. My bartender was a nice guy they could just use like four more at each bar…

Speaking of beers, huge selection but I stuck with the draft choices. I had no problem finding plenty of beers I had been wanting try.

Delirium is decorated with a ton of cool old beer signs and even an old copper kettle that has been made into a booth. Numerous rooms and two floors to wander through.

Bonus, right outside the second door is the female answer to the Mannekin Pis statue. Had to search a bit but there it is.

Go early and have a few before moving on to more civilized options : )

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Celtica

in Brussels, Belgium

3.33/5  rDev +1.5% | Avg: 3.28
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2.25

We stopped by late at night, didn’t even realize it was listed on Beerfly.

Is it a good bar - yes. Is it a beer bar - no. The beers were cheap and the Guinness tasted fresh so points there. They did offer a few choices from Belgium and they were cheap.

They have TVs so you can watch soccer and I believe they have live music several nights a week.

The service was fast and friendly, we didn’t try the food. Lots of Ex-Pats and tourists in the crowd.

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BrewDog Brussels

in Brussels, Belgium

4.11/5  rDev +2% | Avg: 4.03
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Located right near the central train station, I would say they have a good location. It had a nice crowd both times we went there.

As you enter, there is an outdoor space to your right and the double entry doors are to the left.

Once in the bar, I was impressed by the soaring ceilings, expanse of windows, the various seating areas, community tables and the large bar. There is another outdoor terrace that you can enter from the lounge area.

They offer a large variety of beers. They of course have Brewdog beers, plus selections from Belgium, the Netherlands and the US. I’m guessing they offer 35 taps and at least that many bottles. Our beers were all well cared for.

During our two visits, you went to the bar to the order both beer and food. You waited for your beers while the food is delivered to your table. Service was pretty solid and they were patient as people mull the beer offerings.
The food is pretty good and one of the few bars in Brussels that offer a larger menu.

They do offer some pretty nice swag. I rarely buy shirts but I did buy one from here.

Definitely a bit of an outlier in Brussels but I think they fill a niche and I know I will have no problem going back again.

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À la Mort Subite

in Brussels, Belgium

3.65/5  rDev -3.2% | Avg: 3.77
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25

We went here about 8:00 p.m. on a Tuesday. It was about 1/5 full.

It is a pretty space with tall ceilings, cool pillars, some nice old décor, etc. It is lived in but not dingy. This to me is a classic Brussels Bar.

They had a decent selection of beers. Nothing really rare or hard to find, but good stuff for any beer lover.

The food our group had was ok, nothing bad but nothing really memorable.

Service started out great and then lost interest as it get closer to closing time.

I enjoyed my stop here but liked other places in Brussels much better.

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Le Poechenellekelder

in Brussels, Belgium

4.1/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.1
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

This was our first stop in Brussels. Visited the nearly adjacent Mannekin Pis statue and after the obligatory photos went for a beer and some food.

The weather was cooler so we went by the attractive terrace and went in to the bar. It has a several rooms on the main floor and a cozy overflow room on the lower floor.

It is bright and airy and decorated with a strange mix of Medieval crossbows, old marionettes, beer memorabilia, some costumes for the Mannekin Pis statue, etc.

The beer selection was impressive. Yes they have several Cantillions but they offer so much more. While we were there, they were just rolling out the selection of Christmas beers. As expected, everything is served in the correct and marked glassware.

The food was very good. We had the onion soup and a great sausage and cheese sampler platter that went great with the beer.

Service was friendly but a bit slow. However, they did have a good crowd and we were in no real hurry.

I would have no problem going back for a repeat visit!

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The Brooklyn Seafood, Steak & Oyster House

in Seattle, Washington

2.08/5  rDev -47.6% | Avg: 3.97
vibe: 3 | quality: 1 | service: 3 | selection: 2

Been here last week to grab a beer after work. The place itself is ok to grab a quick bite or a drink. More of a dine-in than a sports bar sort of a place. The beer selection was ok. Not too many options (about 10 is my guess), but what they had was pretty decent. I ordered a Boneyard Pale ale a fantastic beer in its own right. The pint glass itself however was another story...it reeked of a bad odor, almost like someone had dipped their sweaty gym socks in the beer. Much as I liked the beer itself, I couldn't finish it...that's how bad the odor was. Sorry, this place loses major points on its cleanliness. Won't be a repeat visitor here...

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Drink Of Ages Pub

in Houston, Texas

4/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

After Growler's ended up closing, this new beer bar took its place. I was never a huge can of Growler's, and the pressurized system they had was more of a gimmick. As the quality was the exact same as places like Premium Draught. Though here was a few dollars more with snobby service.

Anyway, I have been here a handful of times now. Drink of Ages Pub is a great place to grab a beer and relax. Gone are the pressurized towers, and instead is a tap wall of about 30. The owner and other people that work here are great. They will also talk your head off. It is one big family like vibe and everybody carries on a conversation with everyone else. If you don't like that, it might not be the place for you.

As you walk in, there is a cooler, and a good sized bar past that. Also some tables and booths with a few TV's. Though the TV's are never intrusive, and they will play anything from what ever Houston sporting event is on to any show they like on Netflix.

Prices range from a reasonable $5 to sometimes more than $10 for a pint (for the hard to get and high ABV). Though there is always some kind of happy hour going on. Locals like B-52, Lone Pint, Brash, Saint Arnold, and many other Texas breweries are well represented. Plenty of national brands as well. Also, a fairly substantial cooler of bottles and cans. You can buy anything you want to go, so they still sell growlers.

That is it. A simple, enjoyable spot to have a beer. No frills, no pretension, just supporting local and good national craft brands with a fun atmosphere and great personable service.

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Deschutes Brewery

in Bend, Oregon

1/5  rDev -76.4% | Avg: 4.23
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1

If you want to have a good time in BEND, OR - "SKIP THIS PLACE!!!!!!!!"

A friend, visiting Bend, and I stopped by the brewery last night (11/28) around 8 pm, we were served 1 beer each and then never addressed again. Never offered menus or anything else for that matter. We were there over an hour catching up, laughing, and trying to have a good time. When we asked for a 2nd drink the bald guy bar-tending told us he could no longer serve us and asked us to leave.

Needless to say having a bar tender insinuate you are a drunk after 1 drink did not leave a good impression of BEND on my visiting friend, and down right angered me. As a small business owner, that level of service is unacceptable and I will no longer recommend this place to friends, family, or my customers.

Never been treated like this anywhere else, guess always one bad apple in the bunch.

If you want to have a good time, laugh, and be around good people and good service, there are a lot better places in town!

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