Third Street Aleworks
Active Beers: 29
Beer Ratings: 202
Beer Avg: 3.63
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Reviews by PuckLSHS:
4.15/5 rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Third Street is a great little college bar/local 20-somethings hang out. Sonoma State and Santa Rosa JC share this bar and you can always find someone you know when you go in. Their food is always good and the service is excellent. The beer is fantastic and is always changing. Their fruit beers are excellent and their American Hef is one of my favorite beers in the area. Rumor also has it that the owner or manager of the place was last seen on the Bachelor. This seems to be one of the more popular "facts" that you might hear upon entering.
I tend to prefer the following beers at Third Street
Stonefly Moccochino Stout
Stonefly Oatmeal Stout
Drunken Weasal Dunkelweizen
and the crowd favorites are actually their fruit beers, especially the One Ton Blackberry.
I would definitely hit this bar up on any night of the week or any time during the weekend...and since Russian River is almost next door, this makes for a great dinner stop if you are not in the mood for Russian River Pizza or want to do a little beer hopping while in the area.
04-19-2006 03:54:23 | More by PuckLSHS
More User Reviews:
4.36/5 rDev +13.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Went here after going to Russian River last weekend.
Much bigger than I was expecting with a great sitting area outside.
We went about noon and it wasn't crowded at all.
Porter was really good and the IPA was decent.
Really great atmosphere sitting outside, totally relaxing.
07-30-2013 14:50:31 | More by bray
3.83/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
I stopped in here on a trip to Santa Rosa because Russian River was having their employees' Holiday Party so they were closed for the evening.
This place is pretty typical brewpub layout and atmosphere with sports bar ambiance.
There were 11(?) beers on tap and the two I tried were both very good but not outstanding.
One was a black porter that was a little unique.
The bartendress was excellent even though they were pretty busy. Very attentive and fast.
I had fish tacos that were also much better than expected.
The place is more of a restaurant/meeting place than a beer lovers' destination but you can
say that about 95% of the brewpubs out there.
Altogether, it's a very good place with a larger selection than many brewpubs.
12-20-2012 01:13:38 | More by mastodonj
3.71/5 rDev -3.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Very long bar with lots of home brews, backed by a number of other seats and tables. Place looks bigger than it is. Easy to find parking even in front of bar at 5 pm. A close walk from RR> Bartenders are busy, for a Monday this is very busy. Almost every city big enough for 2 bars has one more preferred by the drunks just to drink, this is it. Beer was fine, its not Russian River, but its a decent brewpub and you can get stouts and styles not on tap at that other place. WOrth going if you are there for more than a night.
11-11-2012 00:44:00 | More by Sammy
3.29/5 rDev -14.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5 | $$
So, probably like many people, I got tired of the 1.5+ hour wait at Russian River, knew this place was a few blocks away, decided to take a walk and get a pint while waiting, waiting, waiting. . . always like the motif of a place where you can see the brewing equipment while you're at the place. Mixture of wood and steel in the place, high ceilings (like I said, two levels) not much here made for style, but instead functionality, and its an overall winner in that department. Lots of televisions, making this a decent place to knock out dinner, a game and some beers, without some artydouche saying "unless you're watching sports ironically, turn it off."
Go inside, its a large place, and sure enough, it smells like beer is being made. Nice. There are two levels to it, and there's lots of space. The beers seemed good, I liked the oatmeal stout, it appears to have won some awards, fwiw. A few of my first choices they were out of, hate when that happens, how do you let an ipa not be on the tapline for a weekend? I thought the variety was kind of average, I didn't see anything on cask, or barrels, just the usual lineup of wheat, ipa (out), stout, lager etc. . .
A decent place to check out if Russian River is too full.
10-15-2012 17:19:13 | More by Beerandraiderfan
2.4/5 rDev -37.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | $$
This was the last stop of my only night in Santa Rosa and admittedly, things were starting to get a bit fuzzy.
This place had the atmosphere of a crowded BJ's without the high cleanliness standards that large chains usually demand. It seemed a bit grungy to me. There were a lot of people in the bar area, but we were able to find a couple seats.
After having just eaten at Russian River, we did not get any food. I ordered the Oatmeal Stout, it came in a nonic pint glass and was pretty good. Service wasn't great but that was probably mostly because it was busy.
This was a one beer and done kind of place for me.
12-22-2011 00:35:13 | More by tjensen3618
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Third Street Aleworks in Santa Rosa, CA
87 out of 100 based on 32 user ratings.