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in Lake Zurich, Illinois

4.39/5  rDev -5.2% | Score: 4.63
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Nice Place. Great variety of craft beers, wine and a few cocktails. Our server was knowledgable about what was on the beer menu. The beer menu changes, daily. Good food menu - small but, a variety & eclectic. Will return to see what is on the beer menu! Our server, Adam, was very friendly and returned often to make sure we had what we needed.

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Loda Bier Garten

in Mobile, Alabama

4.19/5  rDev -5.4% | Score: 4.43
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 1.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Vibe- Amazing, fun and energetic.
Quality- Beer and food quality is amazing as well.
Service- Pretty terrible to be honest. I've never had a good waiter/waitress.
Selection- Best Selection in Mobile, Alabama. Probably the best within 100 miles in each direction.
Food- Delicious, innovative, caloric.

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Deep Ellum Brewing Company

in Dallas, Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7% | Score: 4.07
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Super industrial and modern layout, with a low key vibe for where it is. Good quality on tab with amazing service. Overall a great time. For being in the center of Dallas, it is very spacious and relaxing.

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Trimtab Brewing Company

in Birmingham, Alabama

4.1/5  rDev -5.7% | Score: 4.35
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Extremely relaxed brewery. Great service with very good beer. The selection was very good. The brewery itself is an oasis of relaxation. I always enjoy my time there.

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Ghost Train Brewing Company

in Birmingham, Alabama

4.25/5  rDev 0% | Score: 4
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Actually one of my favorite breweries in town. Extremely chill vibe with a relaxed setting that still fits the city of Birmingham. The Beer is extremely hyper focused and I love that about it. Service was as good as any, and the selection was great.

Overall, small brewery with a rustic, trendy, clean environment.

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Midland Beer Garden

in Midland, Texas

3.98/5  rDev -7.2% | Score: 4.29
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25

Somewhat under a tent... sprawling place... local vibe... about 60 beers on tap, good selection. Many picnic tables counter bar. Could use more servers... I hate beer lines. Did not try the food but looked good. Fun place.

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Belmont Station

in Portland, Oregon

4.8/5  rDev +6% | Score: 4.53
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Not gonna lie, I'm bias. Worked here for three years and loved almost every second of it. This place is hands down the best beer bar in Portland. Sit down, have a pint, take in the history, and have a cheese steak from out back while you're at it. Things could be worse.

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Buttonwoods Brewery

in Cranston, Rhode Island

4.49/5  rDev +6.9% | Score: 4.2
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Saturday afternoon, first visit and taste. They've only been open a month. An old factory building, spiffed up quite nicely. A gorgeous sliced-tree bar, door-to-heaven lighting... very cool space. Cornhole of course. The brews tended toward well-brewed New England IPAs, the Spelt IPA was very good, unique for me. Liked the stout a lot. A pilsner and a coupla Saisons were amongst the 8-10 beers on the list.

Small operation apparently run by a very nice couple & their dog. With some help from their friends! Great friendly service, and fine beer. Pretty much what folks like me want.

My expert advice for this new brewery: Put a sandwich board on the sidewalk out front that says "BEER".

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Oskar Blues Brewery

in Brevard, North Carolina

4.34/5  rDev +2.1% | Score: 4.25
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Great staff. Got a personal tour of the brewery. They do things to keep up the quality I've not seen in other craft breweries. This company really has it going on!

Excellent selection on tap.

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Collective Arts Brewing

in Hamilton, Ontario

4.3/5  rDev 0% | Score: 4.01
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Stopped in today, was going to have a flight, but was pretty packed so just picked up a selection of beers not available in the LCBO. Very friendly and helpful staff, and one of the coolest local breweries given their pairing of art and great beer. Working my way through the beer I bought today, looking forward to my next visit.

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The Beer Market

in Schaumburg, Illinois

4.11/5  rDev -2.8% | Score: 4.23
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Great selection of beers and it can change seasonally. They have OK bar food. Some locations do not have kitchens so, you can bring outside food in. It was nice to not have to do that at the Schaumburg Beer Market. Our waitress was knowledgable about the beers, that was helpful with making choices. There is a small outside sitting area when the weather is good. Several TVs to watch sports. It's nice that they stay open until 1am during the week.

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The Brewing Projekt

in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

3.13/5  rDev -21.8% | Score: 4
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 1.75 | selection: 3

Kind of out of the way. Seems to have great community support. Service was so, so. Beer was good. Lots of people came in for a growler when I was there. Well worth the visit.

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Kuma's Schaumburg

in Schaumburg, Illinois

4.15/5  rDev -3.3% | Score: 4.29
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Great beer selection and nice menu - great burgers & the mac & cheese is really good. Large servings. Our bartender was very knowledgable, which was helpful. It is a little loud in there, tho. It can be hard to hear the person sitting next to you. Easier to get into than the Kuma's in Chicago!

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Bone Up Brewing Company

in Everett, Massachusetts

4.09/5  rDev +6% | Score: 3.86
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

When compared to Night Shift (just 100 meters away), this place is shockingly different. It is small, quiet and very informal. (Night Shift is also informal but there's a door check and no bar).

You can tell this is a smaller operation, the start seems to appreciate their customers for "simply being here". So, the atmosphere is far more convivial and warm. Normally, I don't compare pages head-to-head, but the proximity and remote location makes it hard not to note the stark contrast.

Initially, it was sad because the small room was empty, but it filled in nicely.

The offering was 13 brews including one on cask. The range is excellent from lighter Saisons and Wits to Porters and Sours.

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Rustic Leaf Brewing Company

in Waterford, Michigan

3.78/5  rDev 0% | Score: 3.98
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Definitely a rustic place. Palate wood decor and cement floors, but a good atmosphere that lives up to the name. A little quiet on a Saturday afternoon, but the place is new. Service was slow to non-existent even though business was slow. The beers were limited to just 8 of the 10 taps.

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High Desert Brewing Company

in Las Cruces, New Mexico

3.68/5  rDev -3.2% | Score: 3.8
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Bit of a dive bar vibe. Small u-shaped bar seats 10. A dozen beers on tap, the 2 I had were meh. Service was good. The food was nothing to write home about.

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Night Shift Brewing

in Everett, Massachusetts

4.16/5  rDev -5.7% | Score: 4.41
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

I visited on a Saturday afternoon. The place is large and never seemed crowded. The room looks like a converted garage with concrete floors and an open ceiling. There are many long benches and smaller four-tops with hard seating.

The service is a walk up counter. Today, they offered 13 beers on tap with a wide range of styles. All of the beers were of superior quality.

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Bond Brothers Beer Company

in Cary, North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.6% | Score: 4.26
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

A family-friendly (kids and dogs), fun filled atmosphere. There's always a crowd whenever we visit, but the spacious taproom and patio doesn't feel congested. Bartenders/servers are helpful and always have a smile on their face. The beer is some of the best in the Triangle, and there's new options often. I appreciate the 10 oz. and 16 oz pours. Always a food truck onsite and several local restaurants to order from if you're hungry. An absolute must visit if you're in the area.

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Brasserie Cantillon

in Brussels, Belgium

4.9/5  rDev +3.8% | Score: 4.72
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

One of my favourite places in Belgium. Go during a brewday and watch the machinery at work. Go during the spring or summer to just chill and drink. you never know what will be for sale or on the in-house menu. I could spend (read: have spent) hours here, just drinking and people watching.

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Whole Foods Market

in District of Columbia

3.97/5  rDev 0% | Score: 3.97
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

I've only been here once, but I was impressed by the selection of beers: good craft brews, lots of Belgian beers, and some good German stuff, especially by Weihenstephaner. The day I was there, at least, no employee approached me while perusing the beers, which indicated to me that if they have a beer guy, he wasn't there at the time. There are a lot of employees around, though. There isn't that much of a vibe to it, but it is only a grocery store after all.

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Dillinger Brewing Company

in Tucson, Arizona

4.25/5  rDev 0% | Score: 4.2
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Small brewery tucked in an alley behind a office park. Bar seats about 10 and a few tables, garage door opens to parking lot... nice open feel on a warm evening. Cool local vibe... brewer tend the bar... very personable. 10 beers on tap, the 3 I had were very good. Food truck was excellent... tandoori fish tacos... yum.

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Sprinkle Road Tap House

in Kalamazoo, Michigan

4.03/5  rDev 0% | Score: 4.03
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

This is the newest of the Tap House locations in the Millennium Group family of restaurants. It is located just south of I-94 in the same building as a large off-road vehicle dealership showroom, and there is an open doorway in a common wall between these businesses so that (I presume) you can shop for a 4-wheeler while carrying your beer. Unfortunately the smell of the rubber tires from the vehicles on display is noticeable inside the pub so that the vibe is affected somewhat. However, there are 28 taps to focus on for a beer choice so that can help distract you from the smell. It was mid-afternoon and not busy on a cold Friday when my wife and I arrived for a late lunch, so the service was good.

We chose a tap take-over special of 3 Tapistry beers that were for Kalamazoo Beer Week and enjoyed them. About two-thirds of the pub's taps were craft beers and the rest were mostly imports with a couple ciders. The current beer list is available on the website for this place so it is possible to check ahead for the choices.

The food offerings are a notch or two above pub grub, and the menu is also available on the website. Each of the Tap House locations use the same menu, and there are some unique items in the mix. We enjoyed the tacos that were part of the KBW special. This place is worthy of a visit.

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Beer Market Co

in Houston, Texas

4.53/5  rDev +15.6% | Score: 3.92
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

My bar of choice in Houston for the time I've been here. Great TV placement, great patio, and the food isnt bad to boot- the burger and the pretzels are especially good. There's different beer everytime I pop in, and they come from all over the country, and even some international brews.

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The Local Pub & Patio

in Austin, Texas

4.5/5  rDev 0% | Score: 4.5
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

The Local is, rather was, my go-to bar in college. They have a hardcore group of regulars, which seamlessly, somehow, mix in with the frats and sororities littered around the block. There's usually a food truck in the back that's varied over the years. The beer selection rotates and is always on point. Plenty of TVs to show whatever sport you're into, couches to lounge on, and your choice of pool, darts, or cornhole. While I don't live in Austin anymore, it's always on my list of place to visit when I go up there.

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Vintage Estate Wine and Beer

in Boardman, Ohio

3.18/5  rDev -30.9% | Score: 4.6
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 4

Charging $3.79/bottle for Three Floyd’s Zombie Dust instead of the $12/six pack, like everyone else, everywhere else. I brought this up on Facebook, as did 2-3 friends, and they disabled reviews. That's petty, and indicative that the owner knows they're in the wrong. Well played. Otherwise, great selection, and I always make sure to stop by when visiting friends in Ohio.

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