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Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Active Beers: 59
Beer Ratings: 14,196
Beer Avg: 3.88
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
345 Healdsburg Ave.
phone: (707) 433-BEER
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Reviews by dgilks:
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Right in downtown Healdsburg, this was a stop on the way North to Anderson Valley and Fort Bragg.
The atmosphere is very dark and a little dingy. The overall vibe though is of a sports bar. That all said, it just didn't feel that comfortable.
The quality of the beers is not bad and the pours are decent.
The selection is pretty good with a few interesting and slightly unusual BR beers on offer.
Service is brusque and a little cold. Not bad but certainly not great.
On the whole, I like their beers well enough but I'll take them in the bottle at home.
01-22-2012 06:22:24 |
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vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4 | $$$
One of my favorite stops on the west coast. Fantastic beers and great food. I could drink the racer 5 everyday no problemo. The brew pub is really nice, right downtown in Healdsburg. They had growlers to go in rubber bladders when I was there last. Finally getting this good stuff in Florida.
02-10-2013 04:23:14 |
More by Pumpknrdge
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $
Another of Andre's requests, having been impressed in the past by its Hop Rod Rye. Guilherme was interested too. I would have prefered Lagunitas, but I knew Bear Republic would be an acceptable alternative. We had a little trouble location the brewery because it's located away from the street. We found someone on the street to give us direction, and then we parked our car in the back and found ourselves outside Bear Republic.
The tanks are clearly visible from the bar, but seperated by a glass wall. Yet the interior did have the scent of malted cereals. We chose to sit outside, where the patio is enclosed from the cool outside air. We even had our own heatlamp. But we weren't forgotten by the staff, whio came by a number of time to check on us.
16 different house beers were pouring, including Grand-Am, Hop Rod Rye, Newport Rebellion, and Global Kolsch. Naturally, we ordered a flight of all their beers. If you want a full pour, you can get one for just $4-5! The beers we tried were solid to good, though I'll admit a few that I've had before seemed a little muted (of course, visiting Russian River before may have disfigured my palate).
I had never been to Healdsburg before, and Bear Republic was the reason for breaking that spell. Bear Republic lovers will certainly enjoy their visit here.
11-12-2012 22:14:53 |
More by DoubleJ
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Here I am at this must visit place, to try the beers they never bottle..and the rare time I can find them I have been beary pleased. The bartender is John and we are talking beer. He is giving me style and another style. Is it the style? I had a great pale, and an unusual sour beer, among others. A large square bar, many tables, tempting merchandise. Great service, not to busy on a cold Monday night. Parking down the street. A beautiful and very safe town.I understand the food is very good, and a big step up from your your usual bar food.
11-11-2012 00:56:03 |
More by northyorksammy
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
For a place with nearly national distribution their brewpub had a laid back, small town feel to it. Even on a weekend night when places just down the road were packed and lively my party still managed to find a table without any wait and enjoy a few beers. Food was on par with expectations—nothing dazzled, and the prices were about what I’d expect to pay. The real plus here was the service—the servers were exceptionally friendly and welcoming across the board. Good beers, good people, good times.
08-31-2012 02:52:13 |
More by elNopalero
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Had a nice lunch here on Fathers Day 2012. Good food, excellent service and good beer. I was surprised the waiter wasn't prepared to offer pairing suggestions.. I ordered a burger and asked his advice on what to pair with it. He kept telling me a hamburger, so I figured he misunderstood and didn't know what I was talking about. No problem.
I ended up with a sample paddle of MANY beers that were draft or brewery only, and not sold in stores. The wine country wheat beer was a bit grapey. Many of the others were hop-centric. I'd eat and drink here again.
07-22-2012 06:06:32 |
More by DrunkenMonk
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Stopped here for a quick 'beer' lunch. The beer selection was very nice. All their regulars were available with some nice specials/limited beers too. They even had the Texas brown ale on tap. I enjoyed an oak iipa as well. We only had the roasted garlic spread appetizer for food. Good selection of clothing to buy, and the service was very friendly as well.They were even brewing behind the bar. it smelled awesome. Would love to make this place a regular stop if I lived here. lots of seating as we were out on the patio to enjoy a beautiful spring day.
05-02-2012 15:00:26 |
More by WeedKing4
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
My wife and I spent an afternoon drinking and carrying on with the locals here. It's a fairly nice brew pub but nothing I haven't seen before. The beers were all good especially the 10 year old barley wine. The best part of our experience was the bar staff and the locals. The bar tender was filled with stories and silly jokes. Had us cracking up the whole time. Plus the locals were very friendly and fun to chat up. It was like being back home in a bar we had been to a hundred times. After several pints we got hungry and ordered some food. It was very good but standard fare for a brew pub. This was a great stop on our way up to wine country.
02-15-2012 01:41:13 |
More by beerwolf77
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I really enjoyed my time here. I didn't have huge expectations and this was a nice surprise.
A - A bit nicer than your average brewery.
Q - Great quality for what you spend.
S - We had great service and conversation the entire night and even some good reviews of other local breweries.
Sel - I had 8 of about 16 beer available. Great selection and if it has "racer" in the name you must try it.
F - Pretty good appetizers and a nice price.
V - It was fine we saved money by going with appetizers but the menu was fair for all types of food.
02-07-2012 17:43:40 |
More by williamjbauer
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Visited Bear Republic over the 2011 to 2012 New Year's Eve weekend. Saturday afternoon and the place was crowded with people waiting for space at the bar and waiting for tables. No problem. Places opened up at the bar for folks and tables turned.
Lots of locals clearly present but friendly and engaging. Staff handled crowd really well, even to the point of filling two growlers for me and, while telling me I'd have to wait a little bit to get a full tasting flight, she got it to me in about 2 minutes!
Great selection; great service and great value. Only problem is that you've got to get to Healdsburg! We probably tasted close to 15 beers and all were excellent. I don't think Bear Republic knows how to make bad beer! I'd gladly welcome Racer X as my daily beer.
01-08-2012 23:04:50 |
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Bear Republic Brewing Co. in Healdsburg, CA