River City Brewing Co.
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Active Beers: 68
Beer Ratings: 126
Beer Avg: 3.63
Taps: 6 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
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Reviews by amatuerbeerguy:
4.08/5 rDev +12.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5 | $
Atmosphere was great nice cozy, lots of wood. Makes for a great setting for beer, ( exspecially when it started to snow just before we got there). Quality of beers was good, had a brown nice, mild flavor, good aroma recommend to try. Also had a sample of Chocolate Bock, later found out same recipe as Sam Adams Chocolate bock. With the main difference for me in that Sam Adams had better aroma, but River City had better flavor, more favor, better mouthfeel. In turn better value by long shot. Service was adequate, some what laxed but good. Selection was small for there beers only had six beers on tap. Not bad but would have liked to see at least 10. Personal preferrence. Food was great nice jalepeno chicken and rice with corn bread excellent. Recommend if in area, of Wichita or even Lawrence. Cheers
12-08-2005 02:34:09 | More by amatuerbeerguy
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4.13/5 rDev +14.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Located in the wonderful downtown Wichita this brewery is a great stop.
The atmosphere was quite fun, from the staff to the decorations. The brewery is step up with a sort of old saloon feel. Everything is old worn hardwood, which is nice. Throughout the bar there are decorations that mock lite beer, which is also nice.
The quality was excellent, everything seemed very well in order. From the food, to the beer, the cleanliness of the establishment.
Service was good, pretty typical. You wouldn't expect anymore, and you wouldn't expect any less. We never longed from our waitress.
The selection was more than outstanding. We had the sampler, 8 beers for 10 dollars, and we were able to great a broad view of their selection. The offered over 12 beers at the time. Extra samples are of course a must. The beers were served in their proper glasses, sniffers, tulips, etc. The had a range of beers from typical to high ABV special seasonal ones. Each one was a treat. Too boot, they had growlers for only 15 dollars for their lower ABV beers.
The food was outstanding for sure. We had Beer Bread, Buffalo wing dip, and some burgers. I had the Adobo Burger, which is a burger that is marinated in wheat beer and drizzled with special sauce. It was wonderful. The food went very well with the beer.
Value was quite reasonable. Like any brewery you could spend way to much, put theses were Applebees prices. Easily affordable.
I highly recommend this brewery!
11-03-2013 16:06:10 | More by CSFerrier
4.35/5 rDev +20.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
My wife and I took a spontaneous road trip from Enid, Ok to Wichita, KS in search for different beer. We came across River City in the old town area of Wichita. The place is all wood with scattered Bourbon barrels filled with beer. Its a very warming cozy feeling inside. The beer selection was very good for a brewpub. Their bourbon barrel stuff is very potent, some of the strongest oak/vanilla flavor I have ever had from a barrel aged beer. The food was decent, typical pub food. Our bartender was very knowledgeable. We ended up getting a growler when we left. I will definitely return to River City Brewing.
08-13-2013 01:48:05 | More by HamGlade10
4.45/5 rDev +22.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4 | $$
I had the half rack of ribs with were good along with the chipolte shrimp. The server was very nice and attentive. I tried the Tornado Alley IPA which had good flavor and aroma. The beer was a typical IPA, with about 7.2% alcohol content. The building is downtown in old brick town area with great atmosphere.
07-31-2013 17:05:18 | More by remccaskey
3.28/5 rDev -9.4%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
This brewpub located is located dowtown. In an area that has seen a resurgence. The old brick building has spartan decorations. The brewing equipment is the star here.
They had a couple interesting beers on tap. Of note, was the S.M.A.S.H. (single malt single hop) beer. Golden Promise and Citra were on the menu that night. The beers were well executed, but could use some work.
The service seemed to be an issue. Having all drinks poured by one bartender seemed to be the issue.
The food was average brewpub fare...and so is the vibe.
Overall, this would be a great place if you lived in the area, as choices are limited. An out of town guest might want this as number 3 on the list.
11-04-2011 00:11:27 | More by ndolover
3.43/5 rDev -5.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Cool location in an old building in the "Old Town" area downtown. The menu says some of the building materials are original or repurposed which adds to the ambience, but still feels a little too mainstream/run o the mill.
The house beer lineup was pretty standard also, they had 2 special/seasonal brews in addition to their regs. Nothing really stood out, but the single malt/single hop special beer they had on was nicely balanced.
Service was average. Can't really complain, but there were multiple waitresses serving the smallish bar area and they still weren't overly attentive.
Full food menu, but very regular standard fare. Menu itself is cluttered and hard to navigate. The story about the history is great, but needs to be broken up or displayed differently. The beer descriptions are mostly fluff and don't include any details on abv, ibu, og, etc.
This place could be awesome if it was updated a bit and broke out of its "1990s beer stylings".
10-07-2011 02:30:47 | More by BeerZack
3.3/5 rDev -8.8%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5 | $$$
atmosphere - so seemed a bit obnoxious for my liking. such a sign hung up next to me "definition of a nancy boy: someone who twirls his beer in a snifter". you wouldnt even get that sort of macho bullshit in texas.
quality - so all of the two beers i tried were decent but neither were very flavorful or bold.
service - guy was nice, seemed a bit odd for the direction as he was pierced ears and acted somewhat feminine. he was quick, got my fish and chips and beer within 10 minutes which was nice as i was just driving through and trying to get home quick.
selection - there normal line up is unspectacular, their seasonals looked nice but the two of the three i had were just mediocre.
food - fish and chips was huge and delicious.
value - the food was excellent value but 2.50 for a sample is ridiculous. especially when we are talking a 5% beer. i get bigger samples at avery at 10% for a buck and theyre amazing.
dont really recommend stopping here, wish i wouldve stopped at a good tap house instead.
06-18-2011 18:03:33 | More by claytong
3.45/5 rDev -4.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$
Went here for dinner. The brewpub is situated in the Old Town district of Wichita, in an older brick building with two levels. The inside is a typical bar, with lots of tvs, seating, and loud music.
The quality of the beer was fine, decently brewed but not spectacular. I tried both the Lemongrass and the IPA, and while both were fine, they had nothing to make them stand out.
The service was good, very attentive and made sure glasses were full and plates were cleared/brought in a reasonable amount of time.
The selection was okay, not much to speak of; there were six beers on tap, and the menu had little variety.
Food was also average. It was decent, but had little to make it stand out.
Overall, this is a fine place to go for dinner, just don't expect anything spectacular. I believe that this is a place to take people looking to get into beer, but not really a place where you'll find creative off-the-wall brews or food.
06-14-2011 20:45:36 | More by tedsox31
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River City Brewing Co. in Wichita, KS
84 out of 100 based on 31 user ratings.