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Braindead Brewing

in Dallas, Texas

3.51/5  rDev -8.6% | Avg: 3.84
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Oh braindead, so much potential, but lacking in many ways

Vibe- very cool place, great venue and wonderful patio. Very nice- 4

Quality- Their beers range from awful to pretty decent. Specifically their bottled beers are wayyy over priced, The stouts are thin and the sours are not well done. Ive had some good stouts on draft here, and the dry hopped wheat is nice, but overall not great- 3

Service- So mixed bag. Some servers are awesome. However last time i asked about a beer of theirs on the board, and was told to look it up online. that is bullS$@# and honestly quite rude. so mixed bag here - 3.5

Selection- Good craft beer selection, especially for dallas- 3.75

Food- Pretty decent, great burger, nice apps- 4

Overall, its good, but their is room for growth

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Natty Greene's Tavern

in North Attleboro, Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +14.5% | Avg: 3.65
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

A medium-sized tap list (20 I believe) with pretty good variety. I've been to Natty's 4 times now and I've noticed they always try to have at least 1 or 2 of most styles. For instance, when a sour beer kicked, they replaced it with another sour beer. Later in the night they did the same for a stout. Also, they always seem to have 1 barrel aged beer on tap. Kegs from breweries that aren't distributed around here as well. The staff has always been great too, never had a bad experience so far.

Food is good also, simple american comfort food but good.

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Icehouse Restaurant

in Minneapolis, Minnesota

2.78/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.05
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 1 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25

The Icehouse is a really nice place to see a show, and the mixed drinks I've had there have all been solid. The beer, however, has been really bad. The selection is decent, but the tap lines are noticeably dirty. They also have carbonation issues. On my last visit every beer my group ordered was completely flat. I've had fun every time I've gone to Icehouse, and I'd go there again for a show without hesitation. I just won't be drinking beer while I'm there.

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Carolina Ale House

in Concord, North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.44
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Accessible Ale house with 70+ on Tap choices. Service was very friendly, however slow due to football (would think they would be prepared for a Sunday Night). Ordered a Young's Double Chocolate Stout, poured appropriately. Food was standard bar fare, nothing to write home about. Overall, an okay atmosphere for a CAH, better than most in the area.

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Honeygo Wine & Spirits

in Perry Hall, Maryland

4.8/5  rDev +12.9% | Avg: 4.25
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

My go-to craft beer store. Large selection of bottles and cans. Can make a custom sixer or just buy a single. Nice selection of brews at the growler station. They do an awesome brewfest in the parking lot every September. Prices are ok. You can buy beer cheaper (especially mass produced pisswater) at other stores but the selection and beer knowledge can't be beat anywhere close.

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Total Wine & More

in Dallas, Texas

4.24/5  rDev +5% | Avg: 4.04
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

After a few hours at the Texas Depository and a quick walk around downtown, I had a plane to catch. But before that, I made it a priority to locate a bottle shop. Total Wine always offer good prices, single bottle/can purchases of beer, and often a large beer selection. Total Wine in Dallas is no different. I found plenty of Texas beers from Big Bend, Deep Ellum, Shannon, Four Corners, Martin House, Oak Highlands, Karbach, St. Arnold, Backcountry, plus beers not from Texas such as Harpoon, Ballast Point, COOP, and Brooklyn. Most of the single have a separate label with their date, making it easier to gauge what is fresh and what has been sitting around, plus nearly every beer shows a price tag. Knowing little about Texas beer, I bought nearly two dozen random singles to stuff in my luggage.

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Swan Song Spirits

in Nottingham, Maryland

1.79/5  rDev -56.3% | Avg: 4.1
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 1.5 | selection: 1.75

Weak craft beer selection. No ability to make a custom sixer. High prices. Hadn't been here for years. Stopped in because I was at the Safeway in the same shopping center and was too lazy to drive the 1.5 miles to my go-to liquor store. Grabbed a 6-pack of a local brew and headed to the register. Beer rang up a dollar more than the listed price. Cashier wasn't happy about having to check the price. Won't be going back any time soon.

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Humperdinks Restaurant & Brew Pub

in Arlington, Texas

3.63/5  rDev +4.3% | Avg: 3.48
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Nearby such attractions as Six Flags Over Texas, Globe Life Park, and AT&T Stadium, Humperdinks brings to the immediate area homemade beer, although you wouldn't suspect it from the exterior. The sign looks like something I would see in front of a movie theater, but once inside, that impression changes. It's large inside, with a huge bar/lounge area with plenty of sports on TV. The decor looks like it hasn't changed in 20 years, and the restaurant area looked dead. However, there was some life in the bar.

11 different house beers available on-tap, so the variety is there; it goes from a light lager and hefeweizen to IPA and bock, to seasonals like saison and oktoberfest. I drank three pours of three different beers, and each one was decent. Chunky shaker pint glasses for the pints, large schooners for my saison,plus additonal larger sizes available. For those afraid of Humperdinks beer, there are bottled common beers like Dos Equis and Miller Lite.

I had dinner there, and I ordered a decent pepperoni flatbread. However, the winner for me was the cup of chili I got after the flatbread didn't fill me up enough. It was easy to ask for a beer at the bar and that aspect was quick, though my one request for chili took a reminder to the bartender to get ready.

No surprises at Humperdinks. Expect a good selection of decent house beer and plenty of sports on TV.

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Funky Buddha Brewery

in Oakland Park, Florida

3.89/5  rDev -13% | Avg: 4.47
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

This place is surprisingly huge! There's a massive bar area, a games area, a separate kitchen (ordering at the kitchen is a little strange), outside seating, and then the brewery itself.

The menu is very small, but the food I had was very, very good. The tap list includes one guest tap and a great lineup of Funky Buddha beers, from mainstays to more limited releases. Some, but not all, of the beers are available as growler fills. Flights are available. There is a merch shop that also sells bottles, as well, including special releases.

Many of Funky Buddha's beers are very sweet, and lean toward the gimmicky side. However, they are expertly executed. When they aim to take on a specific profile, they nail it.

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Ardmore Music Hall

in Ardmore, Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.96
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

saw a band play here and had a few beers. Cool small music venue - big two sided bar.

all of the taps are craft beer- good mix of local (Tired Hands, Victory, 2SP, Neshaminy Creek, Free Will) and national stuff. wide variety of styles.

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Union Street Wines & Liquors

in Franklin, Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +0.5% | Avg: 3.86
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

For all intents and purposes, this place is a generic street corner liquor store that seeks to cater to mostly those looking to buy cheap liquor and 40 ounce malt liquors. They have a wall and a cooler dedicated to some craft brews and it's mostly trash but one day I came in and found Bourbon County Barrel Stouts stacked 10 deep in the refrigerator. I haven't been able to find this beer at any of the other local stores...including my local dedicated craft beer store. Needless to say, this is one of those cases of "don't judge a book by it's cover". Come in, take a look, and you might find something interesting like I did.

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Fogies Liquor Gallery

in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

4.81/5  rDev +16.2% | Avg: 4.14
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Easily South Dakota's best beer store. I'm picky and relatively versed when it comes to beer buying, price, freshness, etc. Was pleasantly surprised at their selection. Organized by type, not brand. Stored in dark coolers. Everything stored dark. Price was on par with local stores. Clearance beers are CHEAP. They carry beers that other area stores don't, and will practically sell you a single out of ANYTHING. Even limiteds. "Just ask" is their mantra. I don't think I've had warmer customer service and appreciation in a long while. Cannot believe in all the times I've been to sioux falls this was not on my radar!

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L'Azure Restaurant

in St. Philip Parrish, Barbados

3.84/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.84
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Upscale restaurant in The Crane resort and village. High on the bluff overlooking the beach and Atlantc Ocean, the views are magnificent. Small, but varied local and import beers available; cocktails and decent wine list. Good food and slow, relaxed service. The seared Ahi Tuna salad was a winner. Strong cool breeze off of the ocean makes you want to linger on the outdoor seating area and watch the ocean.

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The Orange Street Grocer

in Speightstown, Barbados

3.69/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.69
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Beachfront restaurant with ample indoor seating, and limited seating outside by the public walkway along the sea. Mediterranean theme food with pizza. Lovely view of sea and sunset, cold beer and good food. You have to order at the counter, and server brings out the food. Parking on street is available two blocks up, on the fringe of town ( which is close and there is no parking ).

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Round House Inn & Restaurant

in Bathsheba, Barbados

3.85/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.85
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Restaurant is nestled into the hillside overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on the east side of the island, so it is a bit of a drive due to its remote location, but the views and food are worth the drive. Cold beer and full liquor bar. Great service and very good food. The pumpkin fritters are delicious. Indoor and outdoor seating. Stairs lead down to the beach, so pick up some shells before or after lunch!

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Juma's Restaurant

in Speightstown, Barbados

4.1/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.1
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Beach front restaurant on second floor with patio seating on small sandy beach. The restaurant has a romantic vibe with lava lamps and colored lights on the tables. Perfect setting to watch sun set over the Caribean Sea. Cold beer, full liquor bar and wine list. Very good food and stellar service. Try the grilled Barracuda!

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West O Beer

in Milford, Iowa

4/5  rDev +3.1% | Avg: 3.88
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

I went there last Saturday and ordered four samplers, all of which were excellent. My only wish is that they would have had a brown ale. It's a peanut bar (shuck them on the floor), but they don't serve any food but peanuts. Cool place!

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Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

in Ardmore, Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev -1.5% | Avg: 3.97
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

had dinner and beer. big restaurant, with large bar area as well. beer list is long - they have "standards" and then seasonal beers. wide variety. the service was a little slow. they have a long food menu - food was decent.

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Lost Kangaroo Pub

in Bradenton, Florida

4.01/5  rDev +4.2% | Avg: 3.85
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Love the tap selection. One of the biggest and diversified in town. They usually have some really high end beers to choose from, including some they age in the cooler for a year. The big downfall, and I do mean big, is they let dogs in the bar and near everyone smokes. It is hard to enjoy an $8 draft of good beer with smoke swirling around you. I still stop once or twice a month to taste the offerings, I just have to sit outside like a leper.

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City Beer Store

in San Francisco, California

4.62/5  rDev +4.5% | Avg: 4.42
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

You would have to spend a lifetime to find a beer store with a higher concentration of great beers and knowledgeable staff... and you probably would not succeed. I was there twice, hunting for the beers that would put me over the top of my goal of drinking 500 of the "1001 Beers To Drink Before You die." I found the last six. Three were so rare that I had to consume three on-site from their behind-the-bar cooler (Cantillon Lou Pepe, Black Albert and The Dissident.) While much of what is in that cooler is expensive on a relative basis.... if you gotta have, well, you gotta Have it.

Also on my list and fortunate for me, Pliny The Elder, had just come in; so, I bought three (and I may save one as my first trade.)

The staff are, quite simply, the best. Helpful, extremely knowledgable and very patient in reading through my 1001 list and the 300+ on MJ's "Great Beers of Belgium."

If you live in SF, you know City Beer. If you travel to SF, visit City Beer.
I was a resident of SF for the first decade of Fritz Maytag's ownership of Anchor. Today, I am glad to have visited twice what seems to be a center of the third generation of SF's craft beer scene.

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Sibling Revelry Brewing

in Westlake, Ohio

5/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.4
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Recently stumbled upon this place. Really liked their beer selection and different styles. The brewer (think his name is Pete) came out and sat with customers. He even gave a group of us a tour. I know they are new, but hope to see more of them in the future.

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Bear Republic Brewing Co.

in Healdsburg, California

4.01/5  rDev -3.1% | Avg: 4.14
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Checked this out on the drive up to Eureka. Filled with locals catching a beer, this place is cozy but non-descript considering the brand. They do offer 8oz pours which is nice since I was driving up. Food seemed to be standard pub grub.

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Russian River Brewing Company

in Santa Rosa, California

4.13/5  rDev -8.2% | Avg: 4.5
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

A true iconic place to visit. Always 2 or so taps of their offerings and plenty of great options. Food is standard pub fare. They do sell bottles and growlers to go. Was there twice while in Santa Rosa and was glad to stop in.

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Orchid Island Brewing

in Vero Beach, Florida

2.48/5  rDev -37.5% | Avg: 3.97
vibe: 4 | quality: 1 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Great location but some of the worst beer I've had. Visited with my two brothers and had 7 of theirs on a flight. Seems that they try to get too creative, which isn't bad in most cases, but just doesn't work. As homebrewers and drinkers it wasn't for us but might be up your alley. Would suggest a taster prior to a full pour. Berliner Weiss on the other had was tasty. Nice place and if you are in the area why not stop by.

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Sergio's World Beers

in Louisville, Kentucky

5/5  rDev +14.4% | Avg: 4.37
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Sergio is one cool dude who turned his passion for great beers from all around the world into what seems more like a gathering of like minded beer lovers in someone's garage than a real business. You're sure to find a rare beer that you didn't expect to. Maybe even a whale. Just ask. It might not be on the shelf but things can magically appear if you inquire with the proper approach. This place is a beer geeks dream. Bring cash because they don't accept cards and either be knowledgeable enough to discuss high quality beer or be genuinely inquisitive about such. The folks there LOVE to educate newbies.

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