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Active Beers: 37
Beer Ratings: 4,366
Beer Avg: 3.52
Taps: - / Bottles: -
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$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
617 4th Street
phone: (707) 445-4480
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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| Reviews: 28 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
One of our favorite spots on our trip home from Portland. Stopped in around 4:30 in the afternoon and this place was already busy. Within thirty minutes it was packed. Everyone seemed to be having a great time. Large groups having their weekly get together. Couples. Travelers like us. One common theme was that everyone seemed to be very eager to get their beer, which was always greeted with a smile. We just kept thinking what a gold mine this place must be in Eureka. Almost had to give a lower rating on the service as we were seated and then there seemed to be some confusion as to who should be our server. However, once this was decided our service was great.
My wife and I had tasted Downtown Brown earlier in the trip at a pizza joint in Shasta City and were happy to find its source. Also tried the Dunkelweisse which was seasonal. Personally, I think they should have it year round. The food was quite good with generous portions.
If we are even near this part of the country again we will make our way back. Great place.
05-11-2007 22:45:04 |
More by Maerzen
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
This is in my home town, so I go here every so often. I go for the beer, not the food, though there is nothing wrong with it. More on that later.
They have Wi-Fi so I could be writing this in person, but instead am home working from my notes from a trip there a couple nights ago. It was a Thursday night and it was packed. All tables were full, people were waiting, the bar was jammed, and people were even standing around drinking.
That is probably the major problem with the place. The building is historic, and actually very nice, but just a little crowded. They cram the tables together, cases of overs and under (seconds) are stacked in the middle of the floor and along the wall, and there just is not much room to move around.
However the dark wood panels, high ceilings, and stuff on the walls make for a funky atmosphere. There are two large televisions usually showing sports.
The food is overall average with the usual pub foods of burgers and sandwiches, fries, chips, salads, soups, and pasta. Also a great beef stew, which is my personal favorite. But it is the beer you come here for. They have twelve handles, good bar service, and seven of the handles pour all their mainline brews. The very best of these are among the top rated craftbrews in the world (8 Ball Stout, and Indica IPA), and some others like Great White, Downtown Brown, Alleycat Amber, Wheat and Pale Ale are highly rated and major award winners. There is something for every taste, and not a bad brew in the lot. They also have seasonals available (Octoberfest and Winterbraun were there this time) and a couple of fruit beers, with Raspberry Brown their best. Finally the last two taps are Guinness (you can get a Black and Tan if you want), and their Imperial Stout (called Bourbon Stout). This last one is really expensive compared to the rest (about twice the price per ounce) but amazingly good if you like rich stouts.
This would a great place for tourists, but as mentioned it is often crowded. And finally they have a beer sampler for those that want to try one of everything and might not have a second chance. All in all this is a great brewpub, with top of the line beers and decent food. Just another reason why I feel lucky to live up here in Eureka behind the Redwood Curtain.
12-02-2006 22:04:42 |
More by rkuhnel
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
A pretty standard American brewpub in California. Had some pretty good bar grub and around 7-8 beers prominently displayed on a chalk board. I had their double IPA, while my friends tried everything else. Service was quick and attentive. The place was pretty busy for lunch on a Sunday. There's a good size bar where you can watch the game. Meals were sizeable and filling. Beer was fresh and tasty. A good local hangout if you're in the Eureka area. I wasn't expecting to stop here, but drove by on a weekend road trip. Recommended.
08-11-2006 21:16:26 |
More by baiser
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
Over the weekend my girlfriend and I drove all the way from Grants Pass to Eureka (not horribly far away I guess, about three hours) just to go to this brewery, and we were not disapointed. The place was pretty loud and crowded when we got there but that was expected for a Saturday night. The inside reminded me a bit of Applebee's, lots of random stuff on the wall's, most of it beer related. The service was extremely friendly, and not in a fake/forced kind of way. The waitress, hostess, bartender, everyone was extremly laid back and fun to talk to. I didn't know where to start for beer, so I went with the sampler. It was heaven on earth having all those different beers in front of me tasting each one. A lot of them we don't get in Grants Pass, so it was an added bonus tasting beers I've never had before. I was especially impressed with the 8 ball stout, and Pale ale. Not only was there great beer, but great food as well. I highly recommend the Navajo Chicken Sandwhich. We were so happy with our visit, we came back the next day for lunch. Overall, It was a very fun place to go. Not really a sit down for a quiet dinner place, more of a go out and have a good time place. I will definatly be coming back for more.
06-26-2006 06:33:15 |
More by MLegendre
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Kind of historic building with pub and local paraphenalia all around. There are two entrances, one in the front and one back by the parking lot (pay - I think). There is at least one pool table and a loft area.
Most of the tap nozzles were brass and at least one was stainless steal. The kitchen was not really in the open but one could walk by and see the happenings. The wood tables, chairs, and brass plated bar with wood siding gave the establishment some character.
Service was friendly, knowledgable (at least tried), and prompt.
Good selection of their own beers and I did not see a cask option. Most of their beers had a similar taste, a few were possible notables, and a definite notable was the 8 Ball Stout (hence the pool tables).
The food was good.
06-11-2005 09:26:57 |
More by Troyone
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5
This clean, classy brewbup is in a convenient location along southbound 101 in downtown Eureka. Inside, it's as comfortable and unintimidating as your neighborhood bar, but you'll also notice businesspeople in their suits out to lunch...
The overall beer quality is above average (all worthwhile), but nothing is that striking.
The service was quick and amicable, as to be expected. No indication one way or the other as to beer knowledge...
The selection was somewhat above average, with all the brewery's flagship brews (5 or so) as well as two seasonals.
Overall, an enjoyable place, definately worth visiting if you're in the area.
03-30-2005 01:47:53 |
More by Crotor
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5
I was perusing through notes from my left-coast trip of the past summer and realized I forgot to mention anything about Lost Coast. I must not be alone in that sentiment, with only a few other reviewers so far.
Lost Coast is very easy to find once you've made it to the downtown area of Eureka. Maybe it was just the particular night I was there, but it really seemed to be one of the few things around that was hoppin'.
Anyway, the bar and restaurant are housed within a beautifully restored old building with a rather hippyish vibe inside, only to be expected here in the "heart of humboldt country".
As far as the brew goes, Indica is really really good fresh off the tap. Quite delicious and blew away the relatively fresh bottled version I would experience later on in the night. The white ale was decent as well as their brown, which i'm not really too big of a fan of. The amber and pale were also middle of the road. But I was there for the Indica. mmm...
The service was relatively snappy while being a bit robotic. I never got the homey feel from any waitstaff like I did at most other brewpubs in the PacNW/left coast area. Very 'get you in and out' at the tables. I also really resented the fact that I had to hear the boss-waitress ordering around her waitstaff like they were incapable children.
The food was pretty good but nothing extraordinary. I had a burger that was tasty but expensive in terms of quantity. The wifey had a nice spinach salad with Feta.
Altogether a very pleasant experience with a damn fine IPA in hand the whole while. The food was decent, as was the service, and some of the beers left a little to be desired. Stick with the Indica, get to know some locals and you'll have a fine time.
11-09-2004 00:11:23 |
More by GreenWBush
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4
One of my favorite places to hang out.
Writing this on a Friday, live and in person at the brewery, dinner hour crowd hustling and bustling around.
Warm dark wood interior, tall ceiling (this place used to be a Masonic lodge of some sort), various brewery paraphernalia (t-shirts, posters, bottles) strewn over the walls, and wacky plush objects (cartoonish palm trees, anthropomorphic tree trunks, four leaf clovers); and big screen television over the bar and a smaller television toward the back of the bar, both usually tuned to sports.
Bar is big and in the center of the bottom floor (there's an upstairs, usually closed off, for large parties, etc.), all of their standard beers (all 9 of them) are on tap, but tonight there are no seasonals. Usually they have at least two seasonals available and they're always good if not at least interesting. Their imperial stout is incredible, if you're lucky enough to be here when it's on tap. Guiness is also available.
I should mention that their beers are fantastic. I love them all except the fruit beers -- just not my thing. Their Indica IPA is, in my humble opinion, one of the best versions of the style in all of the west coast.
Service is always quick and genuinely friendly. I've never had bad service here, and I've been here many times.
Menu has standard pub fair (buffalo wings, fish and chips, fries, nachos) and higher priced dishes like steaks and pastas. There are always a lot of choices on their daily special board, as well.
In the back there are a few video games and a rather cramped pool table.
Great place to spend time in if you find yourself in the Redwood Nation. I'm lucky enough to live only a few block away. I never get tired of it!
02-28-2004 04:01:26 |
More by RootedFool
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Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe in Eureka, CA
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