Front Street Brewery
Active Beers: 26
Beer Ratings: 131
Beer Avg: 3.73
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
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Reviews by hellhammermario:
4.41/5 rDev +14.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75 | $$
Another one of Wilmington's go-to spots, especially if you wanna support local brews! Front Street certainly focuses extensively on both beer and food, but the latter never outweighs the former. From Dram Tree Scottish Ale to Brett the Hitman Tart (Wild Ale), there is certainly a lot of creativity going on in the back of house.
Servers/bartenders are friendly and provide good service, and the brewers provide a brief tour and explanation of the brewing process during weekday afternoons (talk to Kelsie or Kevin about getting the REAL tour!). There's always an interesting one-off or seasonal on tap, so check back in often to see what cool new beer they have!
08-25-2013 03:30:44 | More by hellhammermario
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4.03/5 rDev +4.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | $$
I've come here quite a few times and every time I really enjoy it. Never eaten here, but i've seen the food they put out, and it looks very delicious. So far, my favorite beer I've had here so far is the sinful stout. It is actually on of the best beers that I've ever had. The bartenders are knowledgeable about what they serve so that is always a plus! I've also had their scottish beer which was very good, but had a bit of an unappetizing finish.
11-07-2013 15:02:47 | More by dredz_126
4.35/5 rDev +13%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25 | $$
Great place to sit and enjoy a nice selection of brew. Just wish the seasonal selections didn't run out so quickly. (Good sign for good brews) I love the environment, and always enjoy seeing the beer out front! I would recommend FSB whenever you visit Wilmington!!!
02-16-2013 15:10:20 | More by apr3940
4.25/5 rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
This has fast become one of my favorite places to eat and grab a beer in Wilmington. The food is always excellent, the beers are always delicious and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. On our most recent trip, I threw caution to the winds and ordered the grilled salmon. I almost never do this in restaurants anymore as you usually end up with dry, tasteless salmon that has probably spent more time in the freezer than in the water. Imagine my surprise when the salmon turned up perfectly grilled, moist and flavorful. I was already feeling pretty good as I had just finished sampling the Bourbon Barrel Porter and was basking in the glow of this beautifully crafted wonder. The fact that my fish was so well-cooked was the frosting on a particularly tasty cake. My wife was enjoying (immensely) a glass of their Coastal Kolsch along with the Brewery's very nicely done take on Texas Barbecued Brisket. Being somewhat of a barbecue afficianado myself, I convinced her that a small sample of the brisket passed from her generously laden plate to mine was in the interest of the entire brisket eating population. Skeptically she handed a frightfully small sample over which I found to be nicely cooked with a rich full smoky flavor.
Emboldened by the successful tasting of that aforementioned porter, the young lady serving us prevailed upon me to dive into one of their beer samplers. This turned out to be a good decision on my part as I was impressed by every beer I tried. I have been a committed beer geek for over 30 years and I have never had so many beers by one brewery that were so consistently outstanding. What a great place!
10-29-2012 18:44:18 | More by BubbaSteve
5/5 rDev +29.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$$$
Great place! this place hands down is exactly what downtown Wilmington needs. wonderful staff that are managed very well. beer taste extremely fresh with lots of flavor. all the beer can be paired with the food extremely well. very pleased with the friendly and knowledge staff including waitstaff and bar staff. feels good to walk into a place and fee welcomed and not overwhelmed or looked down upon when you ask questions about the beers. the brew tours are very informative in a short period of time too.
Thanks guys i will be back!
09-19-2012 21:54:10 | More by jcran83
3.9/5 rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
As an eatery, FSB is pretty good. I tend to eat there at least once, every time I visit Wilmington for more than a day. The food is good, the service tends to be pretty solid, and the prices are reasonable (especially the discounted appetizers during happy hour). I recommend the Shepherd's Pie. It is tasty. The Burgers and the pulled pork are pretty good as well.
As a brewery, I haven't been impressed. The beers are all pretty typical, and any time I have been in there, I've never seen anything too adventurous on the menu. In a world where just about every small brewery does an IPA, a Lager, a stout, etc... you really need to stand out. I never thought any of the beers there have stood out among their peers. Don't get me wrong, every beer I've had is good, but not amazing.
If you are in Wilmington, definetely stop in, if nothing else for the food. It is good, and served up at a good price. However, you are probably not going to stick around to drink all night. There are plenty of options for drinking, even micro and craft brews, in several other drinking establishments within walking distance. I would recommend heading over to the Cape Fear Wine and Beer after dinner to imbibe in a truly great selection of Beers.
12-28-2011 01:53:21 | More by Burnsy22
3.03/5 rDev -21.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$$
I was anxious to try this place but left disappointed. I found the beers to be very average and the food was mediocre. The service was adequate but not really friendly. The hostess seemed very put out that we wanted a table. It was crowded for a Wednesday afternoon and there was a 20 minute wait for a table. The IPA was decent, but nothing I would make an effort to drink again. None of their other beers were particularly appealing either. They could have been having an off day, but I found other places close by with better beer and food.
07-01-2011 17:23:24 | More by beerslushy
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Front Street Brewery in Wilmington, NC
87 out of 100 based on 36 user ratings.