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Front Street Brewery
Active Beers: 5
Beer Ratings: 48
Beer Avg: 3.21
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
208 E River Dr
phone: (563) 322-1569
(Place added by: bditty187)
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Reviews by StonedTrippin:
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
who knew davenport iowa was such a booming beer town? but it is apparently. was fortunate enough to stop here en route to denver from syracuse. the place is small, on the riverfront and kind of a cross between modern and old industrial decor, very homey but also historic feeling. comfortable. maybe 5 or 6 brews on tap, all kind of generic stuff to read about, but they were actyally pretty good beers, some even with a clever twist. i liked the stout the best, but all were solid enough for a thirsty traveller after 850 miles. service was a little slow for being not full, but our guy was nice enough and happy to chat to us about the place and the town. beer is now brewed off site just down the road, and he didnt know alcohol content of any of the beers, kind of odd right? food was wonderful, i had them put their puller pork in the mac and cheese for me, with a side of stout bbq sauce. it was flat out awesome. all menu items looked crafted, well done, yummy food. fairly priced, cool place to chill. maybe the best food ive had in the state of iowa, which isnt saying a ton, but its significant to me, made a great impression and i will absolutely be back to front street.
12-31-2012 23:07:08 |
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More by muddyh2oblues
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25 | $$
We stopped here for lunch while driving through Iowa and were quite impressed with the place. Located in a historical river district of Davenport the building had interior brick walls, 15-20ft ceilings with exposed beams, and a great brick patio outside. Only downside were all of the tv's which turned the place into a sports-bar.
i wasn't very impressed with the beer, it seemed to lack that craft taste and was more mainstream. The hefe was a bit metallic but the vanilla porter "brewmaster special" was amazing.
Service was perfect. Upon walking in and taking a booth we had someone greet us and bring menus within a few seconds. Very polite and attentive, our waitress brought several beer tasters and had no problems swapping out another drink for the hefe that we didn't care for. When it was time for the check so we could get back on the road we didn't wait at all and had a quick transaction.
Besides the lack of house beers, the menu was great. Simple two page menu with all the typical pub fare along with some special dishes.
Food was very good. We had the pulled pork nachos to start and the qty was huge, bring 4 people to take on a full order. The salmon sandwich actually had a nice sized filet and they don't skimp on the fries either.
Decent prices for what you get. Typical wraps/sandwiches/burgers are around $10 and the pints are $4.
09-16-2013 01:07:54 |
More by EvolutionAles
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
Good location downtown near the casino. Parking was difficult; supposedly there is parking across the for casino.
Visited around 5:30pm. The bar was half full with regulars and business folks. The restaurant was about a quarter full from what I could see.
Barkeep was friendly and knowledgable about the brews and restaurant (they have been brewing on site for about 20 years).
First beer I tried the cherry ale. It was average. Good head retention. Huge cherry aroma and taste but that could have been from the marrachino cherry that was tossed in it. At the bottom of the glass I picked up some off flavors, skunky.
Second beer was the raging river ale, an "english pale ale". Above average. Nice head retention and belgium lace. A lot of hops up Front.
Above average food menu.
I would visit the place again to try some other items on the menu.
Seems like the brewery and regulars are comfortable with the beers. Or the locals don't expect much. Only one man's humble opinion.
Underachieving brewery with a lot of potential.
12-06-2012 04:27:35 |
More by Higy
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Love the fish tacos!!! That is probably the best thing I can say about Front Street. They're also conveniently located by a gambling boat. Every time a visit here, which is every time I come to the Quad Cities (every three months or so) they have not improved their beer at all. The beer is average at best, but the damn fish tacos keep me coming back! They have a flight of their brews which is reasonably priced, but there is definitely nothing special about any of them. The wait staff and bartender are always polite, but the emphasis never seems to be about the beer. Atmosphere is good and it has never been overly noisy. If you're going gambling at the boat you should stop by and grab a bite to eat, but don't expect much from the beer.
05-30-2012 21:57:37 |
More by KAF
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $$
Did a flight of beers here, and all seemed standard fare... nothing too impressive. It also didn't really have that destination feel that many brewpubs have, as the staff was not that well versed in craft beer and many of the patrons were more or less there after work for food or a drink. The layout of the place was nice, but with the reduction of restrictions on beer strength what have you, hopefully they will become more bolder in some choices and have the clientele to support such an establishment. As is, it has that cookie cutter brew pub feel that I associate with breweries in the malls and such.
01-16-2012 18:23:51 |
More by MilwaukeeCrusher
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5 | $$
Stop #329 on my world brewery tour.
Visited around 6:00 on a Monday night. Interesting location on the main river road but not much else going on around it at night. Old historic building with a much nicer interior than exterior.
Dining with a non beer geek co worker so I wasn't taking notes. We both ordered the beer sampler and they were out of the stout so I doubled down on the pale. All beers were well done for the style; it's just that I didn't care much for the styles other than the hefe...
Hefe, cherry ale, English ale, and an apricot ale.
I found it odd that they would have two fruit beers in December in IA (when it's pretty cold).
The food was very good. I have grilled mahi tacos with asparagus. My co worker had a very hearty mac and cheese with a side of brussel sprouts.
I'd recommend for dinner alone. Well done modest beers that would not offend anyone.
12-09-2011 02:27:31 |
More by Yetiman420
vibe: 4 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 2.5 | food: 2.5 | $$
I dropped in on the Brewpub while spending some time in Davenport for work. The atmosphere is inviting. They have a nice bar area with some comfortable looking booths on the opposite wall. Scattered about are a large number of tables. The quality of the brew leaves much to be desired. I ordered the stout and was thouroughly disappointed. So much so that I drank only a few sips and left the rest for the host to dump.
Service was by no means friendly and the waiter appeared as if he had more important places to be. I don't enjoy bashing a server so I'll stop now. For all I know he could have been having a bad day.
The selection of beers was very limited. Especially for a place that brews it's own. Six beers and according to the rest of thefolks in my party, none were worth trying again.
On to the food. I had a carved beef sandwich served with fries and an au-ju sauce for dipping. I also witnessed the serving of a cheeseburger, fish fry and sausage plate. At best the food was okay. It was definitely not a place I will seek out again for the food... or the beer for that matter.
I suggest you pass this joint on by and patronize a place with better character.
02-12-2011 22:03:28 |
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