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Collins Pub

in Seattle, Washington

3.86/5  rDev -5.2% | Avg: 4.07
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Collins Pub is a mash up of Pioneer Square (old historic building, exposed brick) and craft beer bar. There are 20 taps, one for cider, and 19 for beer. The couple of times I've visited, the taplist has been mostly NW breweries, and heavy on the IPAs. Nothing wrong with that, but there are other places in town with a more interesting selection. The service was fine. The server knew something about the beers, but not a lot. I haven't tried the food.

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City Beer Store

in San Francisco, California

1/5  rDev -77.2% | Avg: 4.39
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1

So what kind of jerk tells you that you can't bring your kid in while you buy beer to go? This is the first time EVER in any of the states I have ever visited where anyone said anything this stupid to me! Or maybe it was my Red Sox shirt the guy was staring at?

No worries- I'll buy beer elsewhere. I won't make a second special trip to your "Mecca"... Do you know where you are? Good businesses don't turn away customers who are about to drop $1000 on beer and send them to a competitor....

No worries- they took my money with a smile on their face!

Buyer beware- not tourist or child friendly! A millions places to spend your money is San Fransisco- choose elsewhere!

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7 Seas Brewery and Taproom

in Gig Harbor, Washington

4.44/5  rDev +28% | Avg: 3.47
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Fun, low-frills place to try some stellar beers. Constant offering of 10+ beers from the 7 Seas portfolio. Mostly communal seating.

(NOTE: Rating is for the original Gig Harbor taproom)

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Odell Brewing Company

in Fort Collins, Colorado

4.49/5  rDev -0.2% | Avg: 4.5
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Great place to visit and relax with some amazing beers. Would recommend visiting in the summer when the outdoor space is lively, great music and lawn games to go along with your preferred beverage. Only "complaint" is that it can be a bit crowded at times, but other than some longer waits for a refill, it's not a big deal.

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Zaftig Brewing Co.

in Columbus, Ohio

4.07/5  rDev -5.3% | Avg: 4.3
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Solid place, big and laid back. Cheap beers, about 12 or so on tap, couple bottles to go. All the beers were good though nothing blew me away...just s a lot of good beers of "normal" styles. Worth checking out and I'll be back.

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Ricks Cafe

in Casablanca, Morocco

4.15/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.15
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Great place to visit while in Casablanca. Excellent food at a reasonable price. Great service. The interior is a great adaptation from the movie. Only a few beers available at the bar (which is standard for Morocco). Reservations required. Enjoyed my visit greatly. Got a small tour and visit with the owner.

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Two Beers Brewing Co.

in Seattle, Washington

4.66/5  rDev +12.3% | Avg: 4.15
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Fun place to hang out a throw back a couple cold ones. The fact that they share the space with Seattle Cider Co is a bonus, offering an equal selection of both beer and cider. Pool tables, darts and shuffleboard are available, as well as decent quality food from a food truck gone brick-and-mortar.

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Beer Bar

in Salt Lake City, Utah

2.98/5  rDev -28.9% | Avg: 4.19
vibe: 1 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 5

This place has the best variety of beer in Utah and maybe even all neighboring states, however, the seating is exactly like a frikken high school lunch room and this place should REALLY be either remodeled or ripped down due to that fact alone. Maybe I'm strange but I'd rather drink adjuncts in a dusty basement then have a craft in a high school cafeteria.

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Craft Beer Cabin @ Good Guys Shell

in Plattsburgh, New York

4.22/5  rDev +1% | Avg: 4.18
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Great cabin (literally) located in the middle of a gas station convenience store right off I-87. The cabin is cold as hell and packed with beer. Macros; 4-, 6- and 12-packs, pre-filled crowlers, and a big wall of singles. Everything was quite fresh and seemed to be a pretty even selection of everything available in this region (in my extremely limited experience). The cabin is extremely cold, so be prepared. They also have a growler and growler station with 4 or 5 kegs of local and regional beers next to the cash register. This was a great stop and I will definitely be back in the future. The only real problem is that since it is a gas station the people there weren't too knowledgeable but they were friendly and tried their best to answer all my questions. I will definitely be back and I am glad to finally lose my crowler viriginity. What an invention! This is definitely one of the best gas stations I have ever filled up at haha.

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Eddy's Beverage, Inc (E.B.I.)

in Saratoga Springs, New York

4.61/5  rDev +11.4% | Avg: 4.14
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

This is just an all-around amazing beer store. The store is jam-packed with beer. Shelves of it, aisles of it, coolers of it, a walk-in full of it, etc. There is a great selection, the staff was extremely nice and helpful. There seems to be a pretty constant flow of beers through the store. There was a large selection of local/national stuff as well as a few aisles of international beer and piles of macros as well. Also a huge cider selection if that is your thing. The only real down side is that it is disorienting (not really a down side). Singles are available for everything, new arrivals are right by the door. There is really very little I can say that is negative about this place. There were a few things that looked like they had been sitting for a while (couple month old IPAs for instance). However when you think about how small Saratoga Springs is and where it is, I don't know but what that isn't to be expected. Either way, none of it was older than 60-70 days and these beers were definitely in the minority. An excellent store/experience with top-notch, knowledgeable staff.

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Pleasure House Brewing

in Virginia Beach, Virginia

4.05/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.05
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Pleasure House is a charming brewery / tasting room in what was obviously a former restaurant on Shore Drive. It's not far from Commonwealth Brewing Co. and probably walkable to the Lynnhaven Pub. It looks decent enough inside, especially for a shore-type place. More importantly, the service is good. I hate going to brewery tasting rooms where I have to wait to get a beer (unless they're very busy) because they've got nothing else to do ~ there's no food! but that's not the case here. And speaking of food, if you want to you can bring food in or order for delivery while you're there. There are 11 taps, and a cooler with some beers ready to go. They keep a good mix available, although I don't recall seeing a hefeweizen, but there's plenty to choose from. My wife isn't fond of hoppy beers but she found a sour and a Belgian-style that she liked. And the beers are good! I was impressed. On a scale of 1 to 5 I'd probably put them at 3.95 or 4. I wasn't expecting much but I was pleasantly surprised, and I'd certainly recommend it.

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Bonsai Brewing Project

in Whitefish, Montana

4.13/5  rDev +2.2% | Avg: 4.04
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Very nice fun family place. Kids and dogs playing on the grass outside (it was summer 2016). Beers were good. Of note was a great barrel-aged sour ale.

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Blue Owl Brewing

in Austin, Texas

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

Neat spot...a little less so if you're with kids. They've provided games; it sounds like they would've had more games, but people keep taking things. Nevertheless, the indoor area is a little small, and the outside porch, which faces west, has no midday shade.

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Bardo Brewpub

in District of Columbia

3.73/5  rDev +0.5% | Avg: 3.71
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

A Bardo, over the centuries does not fit into a category. I rate it here but the categories or the standards do not apply to a Stewart-run drinking establishment.

You must go to understand it. Some will love it others will hate it.

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in Columbus, Georgia

4.83/5  rDev +25.8% | Avg: 3.84
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

As a gentrified meteosexual myself I really enjoy the ambiance here, blue collar hustle is overrated. Could use a bit more guyliner.
A little less sixteen candles a little more blue collar hustle.

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HopLore Brewing

in Leesburg, Indiana

3.71/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.71
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Stopped into the new HopLore last weekend. They just opened a couple weeks ago. At this time they are doing their brewing in South Bend and transporting the kegs to the Leesburg brewpub. Thus, do to Indianas stupid beer laws, they can't do growler fills yet.

The location is pretty cool, in an old feed mill building. The bar area is more rustic, but there are a couple nicer rooms behind it. Nice layout.

The house beer selection was a little light on my visit due to demand, but the beers I tried were solid. They also had a decent selection of guest taps. The food selection was also rather limited, but the wife and I shared a BBQ plate which was very tasty. Service was friendly.

Although still in the infant stages, the place is well worth a stop now, and I am sure they will continue to expand and improve.

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Harry's Old Kettle Saloon

in Wabash, Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.8% | Avg: 4.33
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Harry's Old Kettle still has a bit of a hole in the wall feel to it, what with the dollar bills on the ceiling and such. But, to update the last review, they now have a kitchen serving above average food and are also now non smoking.

The beer selection is quite good, 25 taps if I recall, and prices are quite reasonable. There are always at least a few really nice selections. Service has always been friendly, and Harry is often around, and is fun to talk to..

Really a nice stop for a beer and some good bar food/BBQ if you are in the area.

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in Greenfield, Massachusetts

4.37/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.23
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

I attended an event for the release of a new saison by Bear and Brumble Brewing Company at Seymour. Located right downtown, Seymour is a very easy walk to from most places in Greenfield and there is plenty of parking around the town. I believe that, in some way, Seymour is related to the staff/owners/workers of the Dirty Truth in Northampton.

When you enter, you see a decent size bar area with maybe 6-8 seats and about 5-6 large group tables across the bar. I may be mistaken, but i do believe they have an outdoor bar area. It was crowded that night, most likely for the beer release. I sat next to a man who claimed the bar is typically more relaxed and less crowded than on that particular night.

The establishment was very clean and well organized. It did not have a sleek, modern appearance, but it had a lot of wood, glassware, bookcases, and large windows onto the street to people watch. The generally dim lit atmosphere did make it seem to be a laid back establishment, but tonight was crowded and loud.

Service was good, especially with the crowd. I noticed only 2 staff in charge with 1 managing and talking to the crowd. Nevertheless, the main staff person was very attentive to me and I greatly appreciated that on such a busy night.

In terms of selection, I can see the family tree of Dirty Truth with the place in some ways. The bar only really has 8 or 10 things on tap and to my recollection no bottles. Still, they created a well crafted menu for a craft person's needs, especially in New England. For the evening, I had Bear and Bramble, Beer'd, Brick and Feather, and Allagash. I noticed also Honest Weight, Relic, and Medusa. I will note that Seymour seems to be a place with a ton of cider and mixed drink options, which is a nice plus if you somehow are not in a beer mood.

Overall, I really dug this place and hope to frequent it more often.

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A & L Wine Castle

in Ann Arbor, Michigan

4.19/5  rDev +24.7% | Avg: 3.36
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Not much of a vibe, but a very nice selection of Michigan beers, as well as other craft. Also had a good looking wine and spirits section. I was asked if I needed help and let the clerk know I was from out of town and was looking for good local IPA's. He pointed me to M-43 IPA, which turned out to be canned on 6-15-17, so less than a week old and fabulous. I really appreciated the fine recommendation. I will definitely return the next time I'm in town.

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Jeffersonville Country Store

in Jeffersonville, Vermont

3.65/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.65
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

State run store, so they have all of the normal Vermont distro-ed beers here. Easy going/friendly service. Pretty clean, easy to take kids in, decent sized liquor section. Maybe not a place to desperately seek out, but it's worth a shot depending upon what you're looking for.

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Beverage Mart

in Saint Albans, Vermont

3.4/5  rDev +11.8% | Avg: 3.04
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5

At one time, this place leaned more towards BMC stuff, but only recently they started getting better. Obviously, the normal can line of 14th Star is here. Stone Corral, Idletyme, Queen City and Zero Gravity's cans and bottles can be found here. Now, there's some Lagunitas, Stone, Dogfish Head, Victory and Founders. Glad they're starting to see the "light" as to get rid of more BMC swill.

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Essex Discount Beverage

in Essex Junction, Vermont

3.72/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.72
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Just on the north side of RT 289, starting to head East on RT 15, sits a state run store with a pretty good selection of beer offerings such as Maine Beer Company, Smuttynose, Cambridge Brewing Company, Berkshire, Allagash, Ommegang and some Rising Tide. It's all of the normal offerings of Vermont breweries that are canned and bottled. They don't have Heady here, but it does the trick when one is in the area. It's either this or Sweet Clover Market (sits in the shopping center where the movie theater is) just across the street and down a little bit.

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Vergennes Wine And Beverage

in Vergennes, Vermont

3.82/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 3.82
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

It's between this and the Vergennes Redemption Center (which isn't a bad place to be honest), however, this is just a tad cleaner and offers a fairly large selection of wine. All of the normal Vermont brewers that bottle and can send their beers here. Out of state offerings are Victory, Dogfish Head, Oskar Blues, Allagash, Ommegang, Mayflower, Unibroue, Stone and Ninkasi. Seemed like a reasonable place to go back to if I lived closer, but nothing to really seek out.

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Instant Karma Gourmet Hot Dogs

in Joplin, Missouri

4.83/5  rDev +10.8% | Avg: 4.36
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Absolutely fantastic. Best beer bar in Missouri. says the same. Only abinbev only exists in the bottle here and I see no one ordering it. That makes me happy. A craft beer paradise.

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Half Time

in Mamaroneck, New York

4.66/5  rDev +6.6% | Avg: 4.37
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

I first became aware of Half Time in Mamaroneck about a year ago. Half Time boasts the "Largest Selection of Beer in the World" and based on my experience that is probably an accurate statement. The store has the feel of a big box store with whole 30 to 40 foot rows dedicated to beers from "Belgium," "Germany," "Craft," etc. I have been able to work my way through more than half of the top rated 100 Germany beers on this website because of their huge complement of offerings, as well as craft beers from top breweries in more than a dozen states and countries (and counting). It is true that Half Time is pricier than a standard beer distributorship, but it is important to recognize that this undoubtedly offsets the cost of the overhead involved in maintaining a remarkable selection of beers.

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