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Lord Hobo Brewing Company

in Woburn, Massachusetts

4.07/5  rDev -0.2% | Avg: 4.08
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

The brewery is five minutes from my house which is a plus. The vibe is laid back and the staff is pretty cool. I like the barrel tables and keg seats. They offer free samples of all four ales on tap. I liked the Consolation Prize the best which is only available at the brewery. You can buy a growler or buy some cans to take home. I got the growler and I am sure I will be back soon to refill.

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The Gahan House

in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

4.08/5  rDev +7.1% | Avg: 3.81
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Love the vibe and decorations, although the bar is very small, this is mostly a restaurant. English style house, yet with lots of modern crafts, very cozy and relax, but a bit small and cramped. Good selection of beers, can't remember well, around 10-15? In this 3 seasonals. The quality is pretty high and boosting an excellent IPA. The service is excellent, the spirit is high and friendly. In the menu, you can pay the cooks a pitcher of beer, a first for me. The food is very good, lots of seafood, specially liked the jambalaya. But the selection is of multiples nationalities, it lacks a bit of personality. Overall great place to go, very popular and busy, but no regrets.

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New England Brewing Co.

in Woodbridge, Connecticut

5/5  rDev +15.7% | Avg: 4.32
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Friendly staff and amazing beer. Great atmosphere. Customers are always nice and friendly. Always great to stop in get a growler or 2 or 3 filled and have a few samples.

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Craft & Curd

in Tampa, Florida

5/5  rDev +2.9% | Avg: 4.86
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Friendly and knowledgeable owners. Cozy and well-stocked storefront. Convenient location. Ever-changing selection of beer and wine - great spot to taste-test new things that you normally wouldn't purchase.

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Bottle Bar East

in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

4.77/5  rDev +16.6% | Avg: 4.09
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Top three beer store over ever been to. Great novelty in usually out of region selections from far away places. Very friendly staff and I walked out spending too much money!

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Stanley's Northeast Bar Room

in Minneapolis, Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.2% | Avg: 4.05
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Quite an eclectic crown here , part of the reason i like this place so much, place is split up into 3's if you count the back porch area, A nice selection of craft beer with emphasis on local with nice regional support. Had a very good hamburger plate with very good service. Place can get very busy on weekends, with a small parking lot and overflow across the street. You can park on side streets. The NE has become a mecca for beer spots and breweries in the past 5 years and Stanleys has kept pace, it a place to visit.

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Iron Door Pub

in Minneapolis, Minnesota

4.26/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.26
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

This Location has changed hands several times in the last decade, I hope Iron Door is here to stay. When you walk in you have the bar half with seating games and TV'S, and on the other side are tables and booth to enjoy food. They have 2 dozen or so tap handles with some very good offerings local & regional, also have a full liquor license. They very good food and a super Happy Hour M-F, plus a different times of the evening, really enjoyed the service here, it set this place apart from many places, so Great service , very good selection of brew, with very good food , a nice formula for a place to stay awhile.

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Craft & Curd

in Tampa, Florida

4.72/5  rDev -2.9% | Avg: 4.86
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Awesome little find in South Tampa. I go here every week or two to pick up something I've never seen anywhere else. I only go for beer, so that's what I'm reviewing based on. I love the personal service I get from a small business like this. I can talk about beer with the employee and is really knowledgeable and helpful. There's an ABC down the street but I always head here first to find something interesting. Always some good mead as well!
In short, love you guys.

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Binny's Beverage Depot

in Mokena, Illinois

4.12/5  rDev 0% | Avg: 4.12
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Its a Binnys, so about what you'd expect. Big box store feel, really good selection of craft beer, macro and imports. Everything was pretty fresh, especially the local stuff. Service was very good - staff offered to help me find what I was looking for several times. Compared to some other Binny's this location's selection of imports was certainly thinner, but the craft was up there with the best.

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Brew Gentlemen

in Braddock, Pennsylvania

4.68/5  rDev +4.2% | Avg: 4.49
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Brew Gentleman is one incredible taproom… It is just stunning with a really relaxed, comfortable vibe. Sampled every beer on tap and they were all extremely well made. I was impressed across the board and it has become one of my favorites out of the 100+ breweries I have visited. About a two hour drive from Cleveland, just outside of Pittsburgh. Parking isn’t the greatest unless I missed something, but we went on a Sunday so it wasn’t bad and not busy at all. Service was great. I have no complaints at all with this place and can’t wait to make it back there. A true gem in the craft beer world!

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New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House

in New Albany, Indiana

4.39/5  rDev +2.8% | Avg: 4.27
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Great beer bar/sports bar feel depending on which side you go to. Pizza is great, awesome beer selection, both home brews and guest drafts. Strong bottle selection.
In recent years the brewers have gotten less adventurous, putting out good, but kinda boring new beers. Old recipes are amazing.
Service is usually pretty good, but gets very crowded Friday and Saturday evenings which slows things down.

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Icicle Brewing Company

in Leavenworth, Washington

3.86/5  rDev -0.8% | Avg: 3.89
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Casual indoor/outdoor beer garden on the east side of the Cascade mountains in a quaint bavarian village. Good selection of craft beers. Growlers available.

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Front Street Brewery

in Wilmington, North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -2.7% | Avg: 3.73
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.25

Vibe: pretty good mix of a cozy/friendly atmosphere, with open space and lots of fun going on. Plenty of seating. My wife and I went with our 2 year old, who wasn't entirely well-behaved, and it wasn't an issue at all, so I would call it family friendly.

Quality: Meh. I tried all the beers on the menu. The beers range from not very good, to good/OK, to 2 that hit or exceeded the 4 mark. So, I'd call it inconsistent. All the beers were drinkable, but with so much good beer out there mediocre has become a hard sell for me. There were so many other breweries in Wilmington that I wish I would have tried instead. They seem price-focused (blessing, to be sure, but possibly also a sign that they are less concerned with quality). $1.99 mug of the day specials are hard to beat. I'd rather pay more and get better beer and food.

Service: The staff are all young, but very attentive and high energy. Service was very good overall. Our server even hooked me up so that my beer selections cost me less (I ordered custom flights and just ended up getting everything on the menu anyway, whereas she saved me a few bucks by charging me as though I'd purchased the pre-planned flights. Unfortunately, our server didn't seem to really know beer at all.

Food: pub fare. We ordered all apps and just snacked more than ate a proper meal, but that's because nothing else on the menu that was calling out to us. Most of the menu is sandwiches and burgers. Of our appetizer buffet, most everything was fried, but fried well. Pickle chips were good. The fries were nice and crisp, but covered in a fake butter sauce that seemed like the sauce pizza chains give you to dip your bread sticks. The fries did come with a truffled aioli, though, which was nice even though I knew all they did was put a drop or two of truffle oil into premade mayo. The grit cakes were very tasty, and the beer nuggets were a novel item. The pretzel was OK, but I've had better.

Overall, an OK brewpub; but, considering the other local options, I'm amazed they aren't getting out-competed.

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Un Dun

in West Lebanon, New Hampshire

4.07/5  rDev +3% | Avg: 3.95
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

An interesting store. They have a variety of k-cups, vapors (right term?), and beer, lots of beer. Excellent choices available from New Hampshire, Vermont, New England and elsewhere. Recommended.

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3 Floyds Brewing Co.

in Munster, Indiana

4.43/5  rDev +1.4% | Avg: 4.37
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Only real down-side was the oppressively loud music. Oh, and the lines, which seem to be a trademark. I'll admit, never really gravitated to metal, so that is par for the course. But for the beer, which is worth its reputation, and the food which is a very nice range of tasty treats, I can wade in and deal. Now, I can say I'm glad I did not bring my daughter, who is sensitive to loud noises, and I'm not sure my wife will join me again, but overall, I came away satisfied.

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The Seven Barrel Brewery

in West Lebanon, New Hampshire

3.88/5  rDev +5.1% | Avg: 3.69
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Recently sold and will close Dec 2016. Nice vibe, good staff. Good food - pub style. Ordered wings - well done and crispy. Ordered pasty - excellent! Decent beer. Currently limited selection due to imminent closing.

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Indeed Brewing Company

in Minneapolis, Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev -3.9% | Avg: 4.09
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Let it Roll, their IPA was very good. The Mexican Lager went down too smoothly. The tap room was crowded but not very so. Had dinner from the food truck, a very healthy rice bowl with Bison and some delectable side ingredients.

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Café Gollem

in Amsterdam, Netherlands

4.5/5  rDev -0.4% | Avg: 4.52
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

We stopped by here for a beer prior to our dinner. We liked it so much we ended up staying for two hours and made other plans for dinner.

It is not a large place. There are a couple of outside tables and when you enter you see the U shaped bar that dominates the room. They have massive blackboards to list their available draft and bottle selections. They have 30 draft selections and a huge (200+) bottle choices.

I thought the prices were very fair and the beer selection was balanced between styles and places of origin.

Service was very good and was able to keep up with the crowds. We had a lot of fun with our two tenders.

Bathrooms down some rather steep stairs (or maybe I was getting overserved……

I didn’t try the food but wouldn’t hesitate next time I’m visiting.

Just a great beer bar in a really fun city!

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In De Wildeman

in Amsterdam, Netherlands

4.29/5  rDev -3.6% | Avg: 4.45
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Our first visit here was on a Wednesday night, it was mellow and laid back. We tried to go again on Friday and it was standing room only and was much livelier.

There are two rooms to this establishment. We sat at the elevated part of the main bar. It was a great place to sit as you can easily see the chalkboard menu and spend some time people watching. There is a ton of wood, some great old beer stuff and older windows and floors, it is lived in in the best way.

Service was professional and became friendlier as the night went on. There were two bartenders and they had to hustle to keep up with the crowd. Never saw them frazzled or in ill temper.

Beer selection is large and mostly from Belgium and the Netherlands with a few other options (German & US) thrown in. 18 drafts and a massive bottle list will make sure you find something you will like.

I thought this place attracted the most serious of the beer aficionados compared to the other beer spots in town. They had a mix of tourists and locals.

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Arendsnest Proeflokaal

in Amsterdam, Netherlands

4.61/5  rDev +1.8% | Avg: 4.53
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

My wife & I loved this place, it would be my local if I lived here.

Located in a nice neighborhood right near a canal, this is an immaculately maintained bar. There is lots of warm wood, some cool latticed windows and brewery memorabilia on display.

There are a few outside tables as you approach the stairs to the entrance. Upon entry you are greeted by a gleaming wood bar with 51 tap handles. All the beers (tap & bottles) are from the Netherlands. Beer was in great shape and served in the correct glasses.

The service was friendly, was free with samples and suggested some other great places to try.

The food was very good. It mainly consists of cheeses and sausages, but what a selection! We had a smoked sausage & a dry sausage flavored with heather. We had four different cheeses (I think they offer more than dozen).

Give this place a try, you will not be disappointed!

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Brouwerij 't IJ

in Amsterdam, Netherlands

3.92/5  rDev -1.8% | Avg: 3.99
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

This was the only brewery/tap room I was able to visit while in Amsterdam.

It’s located a short stroll from the center of the city and I went here after first visiting the very cool Maritime Museum.

Our group of 4 sat at one of the tables by the windows. There is seating at the bar and a decent amount of tables. They have a very attractive beer garden by the front entrance.

It opens at 2 p.m. and by 3 p.m., it was 75% full so that shows something about its popularity. I would guess the mix is 50/50 tourists and locals. We enjoyed visiting with the other patrons.

We had full glasses of a total of 8 of their house beers. The verdict was solid to very good. The standout for me was the Columbus.
They offer a limited menu but we already had dinner plans so we passed this time.

Service was efficient and pretty friendly. No complaints there.

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Dogfish Head Alehouse

in Falls Church, Virginia

4.21/5  rDev +3.2% | Avg: 4.08
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

I made the pilgrimage at last!

Vibe: pretty on point. Tap room feel, with the speed and service more common to a chain restaurant, which has pros in addition to cons.

Quality: Dogfish Head. 'Nuff said.

Service: Akin to an Applebee's. It was somewhat busy when I went and our waiter wasn't around much. But there were lots of servers and busboys and so forth.

Selection: pretty much most of what they make, plus a few unique things that I've not seen available anywhere retail (at least not in my area). Worth a trip just to see World Wide Stout on tap!

Food: was Ok. Menu reads a lot like Applebee's, but execution is better (and food is hopefully fresher). We just ended up splitting a pizza and getting some off-the-wall spring rolls that were pretty good for what they were. Don't expect the food to blow your mind, but it's not bad. The food is just there to go with your beer.

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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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