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Electric Brewing Company

in Murrieta, California

4/5  rDev -0.2% | Score: 4.01
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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Beer Tree Brew Co.

in Port Crane, New York

4.62/5  rDev +11.9% | Score: 4.13
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

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Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

in Kalamazoo, Michigan

4.45/5  rDev +2.3% | Score: 4.35
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

We visited the cafe twice during a long weekend. Staff at the bar were cheery and servers in the cafe were prompt and helpful. Hard to find someone there, staff or patrons, who wasn’t in a good mood. The vibe is friendly and welcoming. At the time of our visit, there was a concert that was barely audible from the main cafe area (held in a small venue in the back) and that was appreciated. The food was above standard pub food, well prepared and a good selection for the differing tastes of the members in our party.

The beer. We came for the beer. And a great selection of favorites was on tap including, among others, the 30th Anniversary Cherry Stout, Expedition Stout, Two Hearted Ale and more. I even found a few stray bottles of Black Note in the General Store, so check it out.

By all means sign up for the brewery tour. It was informative and a great look at the original place. Our guide was well seasoned and answered all questions. We hope to tour the newer Comstock facility another time.

We’d definitely go back to the cafe if in Kalamazoo. Highly recommended.

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Fieldwork Brewing Company Taproom

in San Ramon, California

4.83/5  rDev 0% | Score: 4.83
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Nice new taproom in the completely new City Center Bishop Ranch in San Ramon. Place looks immaculate - very clean, bright & modern. Very easy parking in the lot or built-in garage. A few food trucks are always stationed in front for a variety of eats. Ordering crowlers online for pickup is insanely easy. You pretty much need to get there before opening and get in line for can releases because those run out quick as can be. Decent selection & variety.

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State 48 Brewery

in Surprise, Arizona

4.03/5  rDev +1% | Score: 3.99
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Big sprawling brewpub... I sat at the bar but there was a lot of stuff behind me that I can't tell you about. Place was hopping... playoffs... A dozen beers on tap... the 2 I had were solid. Ok help... Tasty food.

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The Mitten Brewing Co.

in Grand Rapids, Michigan

4.64/5  rDev +16.6% | Score: 3.98
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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Ghostwood Beer Company

in Redwood City, California

4.36/5  rDev 0% | Score: 4.48
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

A hidden gem in downtown Redwood City! When we visited today they said that it had been open for four months. Every one of the seven beers we tasted was yummy, including several NEIPAs and a kettle sour. We left with a crowler of their amazing Mango IPA

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Transplants Brewing Company

in Palmdale, California

3.93/5  rDev -5.5% | Score: 4.16
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Small tap room with short bar that seats 6 and 8 or 9 small tables packed tightly. Small patio out front. 8 beers on tap, the one I had was nice. Friendly efficient bartender.

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Iron Bird Brewing Co.

in Colorado Springs, Colorado

3.71/5  rDev +0.8% | Score: 3.68
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Great beer options, but limited food selection. If you want to include kids, beware that the limited menu does NOT offer family friendly options. A few pizzas and small salads.

Low key place to meet friends on a Saturday afternoon as you plot out your evening plans.

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Hops N Scotch

in Brookline, Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev -4.1% | Score: 4.11
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

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BJ's Restaurant

in Tukwila, Washington

3.53/5  rDev -15.1% | Score: 4.16
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.25 | selection: 4.75

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Revolution Brewing Company - Kedzie Brewery

in Chicago, Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -9.4% | Score: 4.45
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

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Hill Farmstead Brewery

in Greensboro Bend, Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -9% | Score: 4.67
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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Bottle Logic Brewing

in Anaheim, California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2% | Score: 4.3
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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The Alchemist Brewery and Visitors Center

in Stowe, Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -7% | Score: 4.57
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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Aspetuck Brew Lab

in Bridgeport, Connecticut

3.3/5  rDev -19.5% | Score: 4.1
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25

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Well Crafted Beer Company

in Lansdale, Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev -3.1% | Score: 4.21
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

While I'd initially thought that Well Crafted had a crappy location, seeing that it's right near the train station and several buildings of residential that are going up right across the street I now believe they've got it made!

Someone has committed some "architecture" on the front of the building (an architect's joke), but that's OK, the inside is nicely done. I love the way they stained and sealed the concrete floor. It's got a funky kind of jungle look to it, and that works well with the rest of the black/silver/lime green look.

There's a small stage to the left once you come down the stairs and enter the room, tables all around it, and then the bar straight ahead. Some of the fermenters are visible to the left, and the kitchen is clearly to the right. It all works. Well, except perhaps for the acoustics during a performance - there are a lot of hard surfaces but I've never seen a performance so I can't say how the sound really is (if the performer/band keeps it down it might actually work quite well).

Perched at the bar you've got 16 beer options, and a fairly varied menu given their size. They also offer PA liquors and wines. I found the beer list to be nicely varied, and all of the 6 beers that I tasted were quite good. On a scale of 1 to 5 for breweries going from low to high I'd give them a very high 3 to low 4 - that's good!

Food includes pretzels, charcuterie, salads, snacks (hummus, crab dip, chips & salsa), sandwiches (an impressive Cuban; mushroom; and pulled pork), and ice cream and stuff for kids.

Overall I'd say it's certainly worth a stop. There are a lot of options in this area but I'd put this one near the top.

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8-Bit Brewery

in Avondale, Arizona

3.93/5  rDev -6.2% | Score: 4.19
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Small brewery in industrial park just off highway. 3 sided L-shaped bar seats 10 with a half dozen tables on the floor. Only 6 beers on tap, the one I had was solid. Efficient service.

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Bad Beat Brewing

in Henderson, Nevada

3.67/5  rDev -11.8% | Score: 4.16
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

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Barrel Brothers Brewing Company

in Windsor, California

4.14/5  rDev -2.4% | Score: 4.24
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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From the Earth

in Roswell, Georgia

4.25/5  rDev 0% | Score: 4.19
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

First time here. For a single location brewery and restaurant, they had a nice range of beers available. Tried 9 different beers and all were enjoyable for what they were. Food was excellent. Had a nice selection of food from steaks, to fish, to vegetarian/vegan. Highly recommend this. Especially with friends.

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Tree House Brewing Company

in Charlton, Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +7.1% | Score: 4.67
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Hands down my favorite brewery and the staff is so friendly. I’m so lucky to live so close to be able to get any special release and the go to stand by. Every batch is top notch and the consistency is incredible. If you have the chance this is a must go Brewery, the lines ante long but worth the wait for the hardcore beer lover!

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CraftHaus Brewery

in Henderson, Nevada

3.64/5  rDev -10.6% | Score: 4.07
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

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JB's Foods & Bottleworks

in Spokane, Washington

4.03/5  rDev +6.6% | Score: 3.78
vibe: 2.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3 | selection: 5

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Central Standard Brewing

in Wichita, Kansas

4.65/5  rDev +12.9% | Score: 4.12
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This is by far the best microbrewery in Wichita, KS. They always have a great selection of styles on tap no matter what your preference is. They are always experimenting with new flavors.
About once a month, they have a live band performing and its always free. When they have special events - anniversary party or festival with other breweries from the state, it's always a blast!

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Clockwerks Brewing

in Minneapolis, Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +4.7% | Score: 3.85
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

This is downtown and next to a police substation. Parking is tough and you may have to walk a couple of blocks but the trek is worth it. They specialize in session beers and create an atmosphere where you bring friends and hang out all night. If you go in alone you have a good chance of meeting new friends.

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Lakes & Legends Brewing Company

in Minneapolis, Minnesota

4.22/5  rDev +4.7% | Score: 4.03
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

This is on the bottom floor of a condo building and it is near Loring Park and parking is a pain but it is worth it. The place tries to be dog friendly. the seating area is decent and they have long wooden tables for groups. It is on the edge of downtown so it gets a lot of people who work and shop downtown plus neighbors and beer lovers. the beer is innovative and good.

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Mad Bomber Brewing Company

in Hayden, Idaho

4.45/5  rDev +6.2% | Score: 4.19
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3

My favorite place to grab a beer. Great place for beer and conversation. They always have something great on tap. Wish they had food, but you can bring in your own or have some delivered.

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Flat Earth Brewing Company

in Saint Paul, Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev -0.8% | Score: 3.96
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

This is built inside the old Hamms and then Strohs brewery on St. Paul's east side. It has a lot of exposed brick and an 1890's industrial vibe. The crowd mixed bee lovers with local community types and people who work in nearby businesses. It is friendly and a good place to go with friends, hang out and have a beer. The beer is classic craft and well made.

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Wooden Hill Brewing Company

in Edina, Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev +3% | Score: 3.72
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

This is in a Suburban area of light manufacturing, warehousing, offices, and strip malls and the place looks like a machine shop converted to a brewery. They have food and it is appropriate for a tap room. The place is filled with people who work in nearby businesses, people who patronize local businesses and neighbors. There are also families and people from the local community. You can bring your kids here, get them a soda and a sandwich while you have a beer.

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Urban Growler

in Saint Paul, Minnesota

4.28/5  rDev +3.6% | Score: 4.13
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

This is in an old factory and warehouse near St. Paul's border with Minneapolis. Inside is bare brick, bare wood beams, exposed ceiling, and stainless steel brewing equipment behind the bar. They come and serve you rather than making you stand it line at the bar and the food selection is spot on for a taproom. The crowd blends all age groups and demographics - you will feel comfortable here. The beer is good.

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Pryes Brewing Company

in Minneapolis, Minnesota

3.84/5  rDev -2% | Score: 3.92
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

This has a nice location in a light manufacturing area with a view of the Mississippi. Has feather bowling, a nice patio for the summer and food. The crowd is mixed with locals, people stopping by after work and people there for the beer. A comfortable spot.

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Cigar City Brewing

in Tampa, Florida

4.46/5  rDev -1.3% | Score: 4.52
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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56 Brewing

in Minneapolis, Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +0.2% | Score: 4.02
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

The new brewery is in an old light industrial site next to a community park. Lots of metal, concrete and wood and there is a food truck parked outside. The brewer caters to the neighborhood and the crowd is usually mixed. The beer is good and the selection has something for every taste.

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Broken Clock Brewing Cooperative

in Minneapolis, Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +1% | Score: 3.99
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Last time I was here the place was not much bigger than a rest room in a rest stop on the interstate. In decent weather the crowd spills outside. It is a coop and caters to members and the local community. The brewers are creative, the atmosphere is friendly and the beer is good.

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Wabasha Brewing Co.

in Saint Paul, Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.8% | Score: 3.78
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

This is in an old west sides St. Paul building that probably housed a bar at one time. Has a mixed neighborhood crowd, friendly staff and a good beer selection.

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Venn Brewing Co.

in Minneapolis, Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.5% | Score: 4.03
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

This is in the ground floor of a brand new mixed use building and it shares a parking lot with the adjacent light rail stop and the condos and apartments in and next to the building. Parking is scarce. The building is clean and new with cement, cement block, exposed ceiling, and wood topped tables. The crowd is mixed and family friendly - I have seen young couples with children, retired men hanging out for the evening, business types, neighbors, and people traveling in from the light rail. The vibe is friendly and comfortable and the beer is good.

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Insight Brewing

in Minneapolis, Minnesota

4.3/5  rDev +5.4% | Score: 4.08
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

This is in an old factory in Nordeast near the St. Paul border. There is a huge seating area and the crowd is a mix between neighbors and beer lovers, families, and friends. The beer selection is good and they offer some barrel aged stuff on tap not available anywhere else.

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Boom Island Brewing Company

in Minneapolis, Minnesota

4.58/5  rDev +12.3% | Score: 4.08
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

The neighborhood is a little dodgey, but the beer makes the trip worthwhile. Inside, its a brewery with tables and chairs. The beers are Belgian and the owners are musicians and when they are in the mood they will play. There are usually a handful of neighborhood types but most people are there for the beer. If you are up for it, Zeus the brewery dog will gladly sit in your lap and let you scratch behind his ear.

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Fishweir Brewing Company

in Jacksonville, Florida

4.75/5  rDev 0% | Score: 4.75
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

This was a very pleasant surprise. Went to Moon River Pizza for dinner, having not been to Murray Hill in a while, and noticed a brand new brewery! For an upstart project, the brewing capacity and the space are amazing. The interior is bright and modern and very inviting. Beer is top notch. This was the best part of the surprise. Most new breweries struggle with consistency and quality, but all their styles are on-point and delicious, especially the ones considered more challenging to get right. And the staff know their stuff. Huge fan!

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Fair State Brewing Cooperative

in Minneapolis, Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev -1.2% | Score: 4.23
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Old Nordeast Minneapolis location rehabbed into a tap room. Bare brick walls and plenty of wood. The place is usually full with with a mix of neighbors, beer lovers and members (its a coop). Good vibe, quality beer and friendly.

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Wild Mind Artisan Ales

in Minneapolis, Minnesota

4.06/5  rDev -1.5% | Score: 4.12
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

The brewery is tucked into a light industrial area near the south Minneapolis border. It has an industrial look with exposed ceilings, concrete, steel and unpainted ductwork and pipes, and wood. The place is family friendly. I often see children, parents and grandparents siting together eating food from the food truck in the parking lot and talking together. There are often groups of women, groups of men and couples enjoying beer at the long tables. The crowd is a mix of neighborhood types and beer lovers.

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Barrel Theory Beer Company

in Saint Paul, Minnesota

3.96/5  rDev -11.4% | Score: 4.47
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

It is on the east end of Downtown St. Paul near the Saints Stadium in an old building that used to house a luggage store (I think). It is rehab chic with exposed brick walls and feels warm and comfortable. The place is full on a Sunday afternoon. The crowd is mixed and friendly, the service is decent and the beer is good.

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Local Whiskey

in State College, Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.7% | Score: 3.71
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

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Marz Community Brewing

in Chicago, Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -8% | Score: 4.38
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.25

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Le Dispensaire de Bière

in Montreal, Quebec

4.33/5  rDev 0% | Score: 4.33
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

A tiny,  well-lit, lab-like brewery with tap handles for tasters and growler fills, coolers with pre-filled growlers and not much else. It is a really nice set-up and one that is as rare as hen's teeth in Montreal and Quebec in general. I'm pretty sure that you can literally only taste on their permit (so no pints and hanging out) but they are friendly and happy to let you try what they offer, or at least they were the day I was there. It's nice to be able to get growlers filled properly for once. And I mean properly. They have a closed system to purge and fill your growler, which is slow but a ton of fun to watch. Ordinarily I would dong them for pre-filling growlers rather than filling to order, but I understand why they do it and from what I tasted there should be any issues as long as you aren't keeping them around forever.
As for my score, this is a real nice place. I dinged them in selection since not everything is always available for fills (some is pre-filled) and I bumped up the score for quality as they do a great job of packaging it in as ideal of conditions as possible. In a perfect world both the score and the quality of their beers will balance out with these two factors.

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Cycle Brewing

in Saint Petersburg, Florida

4.71/5  rDev +9.5% | Score: 4.3
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

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Stereo Brewing

in Placentia, California

4.11/5  rDev -6.6% | Score: 4.4
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Stereo Brewing is located in an industrial area of Placentia. Once you enter it is a nice and clean tasting room. Interior design is modern and open with lots of tables, benches, and seats. You can see the production area through a window near the back which I think is a nice touch.

They had about 15 beers on tap. I had a couple of Berliner Weisse tasters and a ginger wheat. The Berliner Weisses were good.

It's little far from my home, but I can see Stereo being a good local hangout for friends to enjoy conversations over beer. I enjoyed my visit.

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Suspended Brewing Company

in Baltimore, Maryland

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

There is a nice selection of beers that works with all kinds of palettes and beer preferences.Beers range from hazy pale ales to barrel-aged beers. However, they also offer lesser known styles such as English Milds. The staff and owners are friendly, accommodating and friendly! The ambiance is not intimidating. You won't feel out of place if you are not a big beer drinker! Finally, make sure you ask what's on their secret menu! There is usually a beer or two that is available that is not on the beer menu!

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Meridian Pint

in District of Columbia

3.91/5  rDev -8.9% | Score: 4.29
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

A nice little place with a medium size bar and restaurant seating upstairs and a downstairs with another bar and a few seats and table games. The beer list had about a couple dozen offerings, though a handful of them were kicked late on a Friday. There ware no replacements being offered, making the selection slightly less robust in actuality. Ignoring this, the beers that were on the list did cross quite a few styles. There was also a mix of local, regional, and national breweries though leaning more towards the former items in the list.

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