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Roak Brewing Co.

in Royal Oak, Michigan

4.11/5  rDev +0.5% | Score: 4.09
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Worth visiting for the ambiance alone, and the beer is pretty good too.

Yes, it's another brewery in a warehouse, but Roak has some of the most interesting décor that we've seen. The ceilings inside are very high, and a HUGE chandelier hangs down, dominating the front half of the tap room. On the wall behind the bar is some sculpted glass thing that extends all the way to the ceiling.

We only stopped in for drinks on a moderately busy Saturday evening. Service was fine and prices were very reasonable. We did not sample any of the food, but given that many people around us were only eating (and not drinking beer), we have to assume the food is good too.

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Tree House Brewing Company

in Charlton, Massachusetts

4.73/5  rDev +1.7% | Score: 4.65
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

This was the place that really got me into beer. You can see their passion for beer by visiting the awesome grounds in Charlton. Doesn't hurt that their beer is best tasting around!

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Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

3.57/5  rDev -11.6% | Score: 4.04
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

I'm kinda new to the beer lovers scene. But when I taste a beer my biggest concern is the smell, taste, and alcohol percentage. At a slightly above abv level, it has a slightly sweet odor of almost caramel. Take a sip and my immediate thought was carbonated yoohoo. It took me back to my childhood. And I can get drunk off of it! Bonus!

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Gerrards Market

in Redlands, California

4.23/5  rDev -3.6% | Score: 4.39
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75

Visited Gerrard's the other day to check out their beer selection and they have plenty of it. They have two huge beer caves with lots and lots of selections. One cave is dedicated to craft/macro beers and the other cave is dedicated to imports/craft. I was impressed by their selection. As far as freshness, I did notice some of their beers were old as well as some being fresh. Their service was not good as nobody asked me if I needed help and I had spent about 30 minutes perusing their beer caves.
My other complaint besides their service is their prices. Their prices are higher than other bottle shops I regularly visit. One example is a FW beer that sells for $5 more than my local bottle shop. But overall, a solid place to visit with a great selection.

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Les 3 Brasseurs

in Montréal, Quebec

3.51/5  rDev +6% | Score: 3.31
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Please, this is not really a beervenue. The 5 house beers are acceptable if bland, the food is hearty: flemish pizza (flammekueche) and pork knuckles are best - a chain found in many places.

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Le Cheval Blanc

in Montréal, Quebec

3.69/5  rDev -6.1% | Score: 3.93
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Belgian style beers brewed on premises. Aesthetic steel and formica. Staff not too interested especially if your french not up to snuff. Beers pretty good. No food.

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Beef Trust Kitchen & Bar

in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev -2.9% | Score: 4.43
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Interesting little place located in a strip mall, just minutes off Route 287. Basically a liquor store with a bar inside, but leaning more towards the upscale side than your typical townie bar. That being said, it's a very laid back vibe. The bar is located towards the rear with a few stools and then some tables around it. Big TV behind the bar that the bartender let my friend and I control (we were the only ones there on a Wednesday at lunchtime).

22 beers on tap a fairly extensive food menu. They're known for their roast beef and it's delicious. I had a roast beef sandwich with horseradish mayo. We split tater tots with chili and cheese. Both were excellent.

Nice representation of local breweries on tap. There is also a large fridge filled with bottles and cans, all available to go or to drink on premises. Liquor and wine available too. For any bourbon drinkers out there, I found a bottle of Elmer T. Lee here for a great price and took it home with me. Cool, unique place worth checking out.

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Vices & Versa

in Montréal, Quebec

4.43/5  rDev +2.5% | Score: 4.32
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Astonishing range of beers on tap from one of the richest brewing regions on the continent. Also some bottles including rarities / limited edition bottles. Part owned by Brasserie Dunham. This place is not to be missed by any beer drinker in Montreal. Staff are knowledgable and helpful - food just snacks - but very tasty.

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Backyard Brewery & Kitchen

in Manchester, New Hampshire

3.95/5  rDev -8.4% | Score: 4.31
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

V: Atmosphere was cool, nice deco, plays into the "backyard" theme, really cool wooden tables. Down to earth and relaxing place
Q: Beer was great, wasn't anything to blow you out of the water but absolute solid beers all around
Ser: Waiter was a cool guy, a bit quiet at first but cool to talk to
Sel: Pretty good coverage of different styles
F: Enjoyed my meal, so did everybody else I was with

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Lazy Monk Brewing

in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

3.95/5  rDev -4.4% | Score: 4.13
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Went on a Thursday at 5:15pm. 2 parties going on. Mixed age with a lean towards older (50s) but considering the time...

Had a flight and all were good to very good. They offered a variety of beers, cans for sale and brought in external lemonade etc. received snack without asking and staff was friendly.

Atmosphere is a Herman beer hall. Prices on par. No complaints and would recommend.

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Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

in Duluth, Minnesota

4.54/5  rDev +6.1% | Score: 4.28
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Some of the best beer in the state. Odd location and somewhat uncomfortable seating, but friendly, knowledgeable staff and a great selection, with nitro or CO2 options for most of the beer. Only drawback is they limit growler fills to the stuff you can buy on shelves anyway--infusions have been off-limits in my experience.

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14th Star Brewing Co.

in Saint Albans, Vermont

3.9/5  rDev -3.9% | Score: 4.06
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Large open room which is nice for larger events. Has an event hall next door with limited selection compared to the main side. Always busy, so more servers would be nice. The Tap Tenders do their best to keep up. Lately they have been serving beer in plastic cups, which is a bit of a turn off. Very community minded business which is nice to have!

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Broomtail Craft Brewery

in Wilmington, North Carolina

5/5  rDev +8% | Score: 4.63
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

My wife and I have been walking and riding our bikes to this quaint neighborhood brewery for the past few years. It is hidden on the end of a little unassuming business park, but when they are open, you know it because the parking lot is full with vehicles parked out on the street and side lot. The light strands are on and twinkling and inside is a cozy little Cheers-esque atmosphere. Everyone knows your name and if it's your first time everyone welcomes you as if they'd been waiting for you to show up. It's great little family vibe but don't let the size fool you. The beers are big. I typically stick to a couple of favorites, but I don't think they have anything under 6% ABV. There is a nice variety however from the light hay bale to the imperial stouts to the IPA and pale ale. They are all good and true to style. They all taste very clean and over the years have been very consistent.

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Watermen's Bar And Grill

in Waves, North Carolina

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

The beer and the vibe in WIlmington's newest brewery is top notch. From day one they've been cranking out batches of a variety of IPA's as well as a fun mix of copper ale, porter, a sweet potato brown, and a few others. Staff there is super friendly, the head brewer comes out and chats with the patrons and explains all of the beers really well. The food is also not your run of the mill pub food. They have the standard tater tots all the way through to quinoa but my favorite so far has been the tuna and grouper fingers. The veggie burgers are really good as well. The place is pretty big with a great outside porch and a fireplace in the main hall, not to mention an event room off to the other side with the brewery right smack in the middle surrounded by windows to allow people to see in. Great spot!

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Urban Village Brewing Company

in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev -1% | Score: 4
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

nice place - modern industrial decor, multi sided bar, with TV's showing games. you can see the brewhouse through the back wall. and large outdoor area with heaters. decent variety on the draft list, but a little heavy on IPAs. they offer half pours which was nice to try more beers on a first visit and still drive home. I had the brisket sandwhich and fries which was quite good. bartender was quick to serve the next beer.

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Red House

in Kingston, Ontario

3.78/5  rDev -1% | Score: 3.82
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

I visited the West End location yesterday. It doesn't have a cask, still it had 14 taps and was next door to the Riverhead brewery making for an efficient stop. Mostly local craft brews, including a couple small ones that would be very hard to get to. Great service and decent prices.

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Hudson Valley Brewery

in Beacon, New York

4.53/5  rDev +4.6% | Score: 4.33
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Great joint. Amazing beer. Often they have food trucks/vendors but it's near a lot of good restaurants in Beacon. Service was okay but its always jam packed so I understand. If you go, I recommend also checking out DIA: Beacon, the museum in town.

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Stone City Ales

in Kingston, Ontario

3.86/5  rDev -7.7% | Score: 4.18
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

The main place to stop if in Kingston, and many beer geeks brave the 20 minutes each way detour off the Trans-canada 401 highway. Small but mighty, with a solid main lineup and worth trying one-offs. Good value, my friends iiked the fresh and new age food. In the downtown so good coffee places, etc. nearby. One of the best places for beer outside Toronto, and would be in solid top 10 spots if in Toronto.

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King’s Town Beer Company

in Kingston, Ontario

3.86/5  rDev +4% | Score: 3.71
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Small and very friendly place. A server who home brewed helps and she knows the ingredients. Still in first year, and brewer here almost 24/7 and he makes very drinkable beers if not adventurous. Upcomer, definitely worth a stop if in the city. Big sized bar

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Riverhead Brewing Company

in Kingston, Ontario

3.68/5  rDev -7.5% | Score: 3.98
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

New brewpub in West End. Competent beers, my favourites were two new ones, the london porter and the milk stout. Nothing adventurous, but some decent pub food.

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Uncle Harry's Five & Dime Tavern

in Cedar Falls, Iowa

4.35/5  rDev 0% | Score: 4.35
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

If you're looking for a nice, relaxing place to go for a world-class beer, you can't bear Uncle Harry's. This quaint downtown Cedar Falls tavern boasts a pleasant neighborhood-tavern atmosphere, with an eclectic mix of retro decorations and an outstanding tap list. Features around 20 craft beers on tap, encompassing a variety of styles from top-tier breweries (e.g. Surly, Stone, Unibroue). Keep checking for new offerings, as well as tap takeovers.

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Enki Brewing

in Victoria, Minnesota

1/5  rDev -72.3% | Score: 3.61
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1

Terrible. So many better breweries in the area. Lost all its personality when they moved to a larger building. Their beer sucks now, must have changed brewers.

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Beer O'Clock

in Portland, Oregon

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

Excellent tap list (around 40 tap handles with a first rate selection), with one of the best happy hours in town (when pints of most beers sell for a measly $3 a pop). They also have a crowler machine, and the times I've visited, service has always quick, friendly and knowledgeable. There's a also a cold box with a selection of beers to go or drink on premise.

Perhaps best of all is this places proximity to Lardo and Grassa next door. So you can enjoy some great food while downing a beer or three.

It really doesn't get much better than this over on the West Side (and yes, that's taking into account Baily's, the Upper Lip, Deschutes and Fatheads as well). Along with Baily's, this has become part of my regular rotation on the PDX west side.

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Hillside Bar

in Seattle, Washington

5/5  rDev 0% | Score: 4.6
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

From an impressive rotating tap selection, to an enormous liquor selection, Hillside has everything you need. The staff is outstanding, and a pool table and pinball machines are a bonus.

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Prohibition Pig

in Waterbury, Vermont

4.14/5  rDev -7.6% | Score: 4.48
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Fun to go to, but there's always a wait. Food is good but portions are small and pricey. Beer list on the hand - is extensive! From in-house to VT's best!

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