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Foothills Brewing Company
Active Beers: 45
Beer Ratings: 5,242
Beer Avg: 3.8
Taps: 10 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
638 W. 4th Street
phone: (336) 777-3348
(Place added by: Loki)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 91 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
Visited for the Pre-Sexual Chocolate party and the Sexual Chocolate 2010 release.
Atmosphere: Great open feel when you walk in. tables and booths along the windows in the front room. A small side room in off to the right as well, providing additional (and a bit more intimate) seating. Past the front room is the long bar set on the left side with bar tables and booths in this area as well. A good amount of room and various configurations to meet many needs. There is an upstairs as well, and I caught sight of a flat screen with rough seating as well. Perhaps for a private party/tasting area. The bar area had a great feel and plenty of room. In the front room, the staged their live music. Be aware, if you want to carry on a conversation, you need to move to either the side room or the back bar as the high ceilings tend to create echos that will leave your ears ringing for days.
Quality: Eventhough we were there for Sexual Chocolate, they had there staple offerings available on several taps.
Service: Cannot say more about the waitstaff and bartenders. Very knowledgeable and very attentive (even at the hectic pace of Sexual Chocolate release swirled around them).
Selection: I came here for foothills offerings and therefore were not expecting to find Duvel on-tap. Great Foothills offerings and plenty of them.
Food: I had the cuban sandwich and as many have said, their homemade mustard ruled the day. Outstanding stuff and a great sandwich.
Value: A bit pricey but well worth it for the quality. Good food, great atmosphere, great beers. Will return.
Overall: A must-stop if you are in Winston-Salem a great place to visit and the beers hold their own with many other larger breweries. We will be back.
02-13-2010 22:20:28 |
More by Nesued
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Headed to Winston-Salem for the Sexual Chocolate release.
A: Really nice brew pub. Front part is restaurant with a bar in the back. Nice looking place with a cool brick wall running behind the bar.
S: The front restaurant area has booths and tables. The bar is high boys which I like. The service was quick and with the smile despite being very busy due to the sexual chocolate festivities. It seemed as there was a team approach going on. We were asked by various people if we needed anything. We did not, as service was spot on.
Q&S: They had quite a few beers on but I stuck to the sexual chocolate since I was to attend the tasting later in the night. It was a good batch of sexual chocolate as was the 2009 batch I tried.
F: The menu had a bistro feel to it. I had the fried pickles which were pretty good (have had better though). The Ostrich burger caught my attention and it was pretty flavorful since it is prepared with chopped jalapeno's. The bun was a bit crumbly indicating it was not the freshest. I chose the pasta salad for a side, and I was a bit let down by it. Sort of blan and not real flavorful. I have had boxed ones that are better.
That being said the meal overall was good, a fresher bun and the choice of a different side would have made it very good.
V: Prices were good and service was great.
Overall: Really liked the place. The Sexual Chocolatie release ran very smoothly and they were nice enought to invite us inside out of the cold.
I give them an A- overall, A++ on the events surrounding the sexual chocolate release.
I can't wait for my return next year.
02-12-2010 21:00:45 |
More by tpd975
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
Stopped in for Sexual Chocolate (Best Beer Name Every !!! Must get the t-shirt)
Atmosphere: Very Large wide open front room with 20 plus tables and booths with high ceiling. Bar runs down the left side running down to the Brewery section. A smaller room in the bar area with high tables. You can see the brewing operation from the bar area. Nice dark woods everywhere with a few Big screen TVs here and there in the bar area.
Quality: Very good quality brews about 10 Taps all there brews (Bar also offers Mix Drinks and some other bottled beers)
Service: Very good both in the bar area and our waitress. Very knowledgeable about the food and beers. Food came and was well made, beer can in the proper glassware. Never went empty so I cannot complain.
Selection: Mainly their own brews (cannot complain about that) but it does limit things a little.... Cannot make them to badly for that.
Food: Wife kids and I all had hamburgers.... Over all not a bad burger.... Fries, mac & cheese and garlic mash potatoes all are excellent. My favorite was Foothills homemade mustard, damn this is the best mustard I've ever had.... hot and spicy (and can be yours for $3.99)
Value: Well it is a little on the pricey side (2 adults Burgers, and 2 Kids Burgers, 1 beer (Sexual Chocolate, 10oz) and mustard) for $60.
Overall: A very nice place with some really great people. They even invited me back to the back to do a quick tour. They love what they are doing there and it shows in the beer. If you are in Winston Salem, NC. Stop in and see these people.
02-12-2010 04:32:21 |
More by mralphabet
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$$
I am visiting Winston-Salem for less than pleasant reasons but decided to make the best of it by seeking out a brewery/brewpub/microbrewery to enjoy. Foothills was a bit out of my way but it would be inadequate to say that the trip was worth it.
My family arrived for a latish dinner (sometime after 7) and were seated with a slight delay. Although it did not feel crowded there was only one empty table to be seen. Do to the 2 story ceilings and open layout it wasn't too loud, however I went outside to make a phone call.
My family started with root beer, which they all enjoyed but didn't rave about. I started with the beer sampler (I was not offered the choice of what beers would be in it, not sure if that is normal). The flight included Salem Gold, Pilot Mountain Pale Ale, Torch Pilsner, Seeing Double IPA, Hurricane Hefeweizen, and People's Porter. I generally like less hoppy, dark, sweet, strong beers. This line up would not match that, especially when they had a Total Eclipse Stout and India Style Brown Ale on tap. However, enjoyed everyone of them! The only sample I didn't finish completely was the Pils and that was simply because I was afraid of exploding. The Gold would be a fantastic session beer. The Pale Ale had tantalizing carmel notes in its nose and taste, and paired with the fish & chips. I started with the Hef and it kicked the night of right.
The food was excellent. I had the fish & chips, a little expensive at $14.99 (but maybe that's normal for this area). But the best I've had in a long time. Obviously from scratch all the way down to the ketchup. The remoulade was delicious but I found that malt vinegar was the perfect accent to the meal. My wife had the Hunters Pie, which is a shepherd's pie with sirloin, buffalo, ostrich and pork and mozzarella on top of the mashed potatoes. It was also wonderful. My kids had the She-crab soup and enjoyed it.
All in all we really enjoyed our visit and would make sure to stop in again when we come this way. Possibly planning vacations to come by this way just to stop here.
12-30-2009 05:28:07 |
More by djweso
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
I visited Foothills for the release of Olde Rabbit's Foot in December 2009. It seems to be managed by very cool people, they showed empathy for those waiting in line by allowing bathroom stops before opening (all morning) and providing free coffee.
The establishment layout looks mainly like a restaurant. Plenty of tables throughout, with a bar along the left wall in the middle, maybe 10 taps? A good selection of standards, an IPA (Hoppyum), a stout (Total Eclipse), a pale ale (Pilot Mountain), and so on. Also Olde Hickory BA Hickory Stout for the release party, which was nice.
All I'd ever tried previously from Foothills was Sexual Chocolate and Hoppyum, the quality of which proved to me that beer is their strong suit (despite the restaurant feel of the place).
A very good brewpub, and a no-brainer if you're in Winston-Salem. Interestingly I didn't see anyone smoking inside despite the city's infamy in the tobacco world. Maybe it's been regulated out of public spaces even here.
12-14-2009 02:31:00 |
More by TurdFurgison
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 5 | $$
Was here for the Olde Rabbit's Foot release with 3 great friends after driving +8 hours...
This is a great place. High ceilings make it very comfortable and place is very very large compared to the beer bars I'm used to in NYC. Bar is enormous and the dining area is very large and spacious.
Quality of the food, beer, and place was also equally amazing. Everything was very clean and maintained in a very orderly manner that made you feel comfortable and relaxed as a patron.
Service was rather good considering the crowd on the day I went. Food came relatively quickly and our waitress rather attentive, coming around often to check if we needed anything else.
The selection of Foothills for a brewpub is average. They had their beers and that's about it. It helps that their beers are fantastic though!!
Food was exceptional. I came here for the beer but left thinking about the "she-crab soup", fried calamari, and chicken strips. The best bar food I've ever had anywhere, hands-down!!
A great place to visit and I wish I was closer so I could come here more often for the food. But Foothills definitely provided a good time and is quite recommended.
12-13-2009 15:57:40 |
More by SpeedwayJim
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
This is a review from August 1st when they held their first beer school. I thought I put this review in a month ago but I found my notes recently.
The atmosphere is one of a regular restaurant/bar. There is the main seating as you walk in and the bar is towards the back. The space is covered in nice wood and has a homey feel to it. There is no smoking allowed which is nice. The only taps they offered were their own beers, which is fine with me. They have some BMC in bottles to appease some. The service was tremendous, as I stated earlier I went on the 'Beer School' day and we learned all about the brewing process, sampled all that they had to offer and were given a tour of the brewing facilites by Jamie. My friends and I stuck around afterwards and had some more beers. I was able to have a pint of the Bourbon Barrell aged stout and a few Seeing Doubles. We ended up ordering some food which was decent, nothing great but certainly edible. However I would not come for the food, but who does? Before I left I bought a few growlers and the bartender was nice enough to throw in a pint glass for free. The prices aren't bad either with reasonable pint and growler prices. However I would suggest those who will be/are frequent customers to get a frequent dining card. You acrew points based on purchases that can be redeemed for later purchases.
Overall a very nice place that I have been back to a few times since and I can say that each time I have gone back has been just as good as the last. In fact the last time I was there I was buying another growler and while I was waiting for it to be filled the bartender offered me a sample of their Oktoberfest that had just been released. If you are in the Winston Salem, Greensboro, High Point 'Triad' area I highly recommend stopping by this place for a pint, some food or a growler. Even though I live about 30 minutes away I plan on making my way back there later on in the week to pick up some growlers.
09-29-2009 19:57:45 |
More by cbros
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
Solid joint. I went here at 7pm on a Sunday night with my friend who was trying to go out and "beat it up" (the way he refers to meeting a nice, respectable young woman at a social establishment and returning with her to his residence for a rather enjoyable evening). He remarked, "Come on! This place is dead!" No shit, Sherlock, it's a Sunday night, and early still. For comparison, the Deac'n Dive afterwards had a total of 3 people in it, all over the age of 60.
Anyway, I digress. They had 8 beers on tap here. Some were rather pedestrian, but the others were pretty good. Seeing Double IPA was best, People's Porter was second. Our server was very responsive and gave us the lowdown on the Sexual Chocolate release. I ordered a Cuban sandwich with a side of mac 'n cheese, which was good. Some menu items were a little overpriced but the beer prices were very reasonable. Pretty nice atmosphere, besides the fact that it is not a rockin' party on a Sunday evening. Big place and nice setup though. Like Arnold says, I'll be back (if I find myself in the area).
09-02-2009 21:48:58 |
More by nickd717
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
Visited here on a brew quest into NC.
Atmosphere- Very nice, modern place. Very laid back vibe in the place, not too loud despite the people chattering around us.
Quality- Great beers. We were hoping to get their Sexual Chocolate, but we were late for it. Going back to get some when it comes out.
Service- Our bartender, Caleb, was super frienly, giving us samples and answering our questions. He even slid us a free round because of our interest in the beers (don't tell on him.)
Selection- Vast array of brew styles, and a diverse menu. Good selection of liquors from what I saw, but I didn't try any.
Food- I had a fish sandwich, which was amazing. Friends had a very good cheseburger and corn dogs with beer cheese. All of it was way better than expected for price.
Value- Great beer and food for about the same as what I would pay for good beer and mediocre food elewhere. I will definitely visit again.
08-24-2009 02:48:59 |
More by fff
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Stopped in to Winston-Salem for a break from a road trip and was very happy I did. This place is large with a nice-looking wooden bar and lots of seating. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful, and after chatting with us awhile, snagged the brewer to come chat with us as well. He brought over a taste comparison of their double IPA with the bourbon-barrel aged version. Delicious!
The spicy ostrich burger was great and paired well with their hoppy beers. We filled up some growlers (to drink at the next pit stop) and hit the road happily. Highly recommended!
08-17-2009 15:33:10 |
More by leanne
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