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Bear Republic Brewing Company

345 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, CA 95448
707-431-7258
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Ranked #32 of 81 restaurants in Healdsburg
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: North Street
Transit: 28, 30, 30X, 43 and 91.
Description: Located in Sonoma County, you might wonder how a brewery in the heart of California"s wine country could make such distinctively flavorful beers. With awards too plentiful to list, the Bear's creations are too good to miss. Founded in 1995, the Norgrove family and Bear Republic Brewing Company strive to foster a sense of loyalty and tradition from eras gone by. From the humble beginnings of home brewing, to the demanding process of commercial brewing, came the realization that to produce the distinctive flavors and aroma we found appealing required the founding of our own Brewery and Brewpub. The Norgrove Family invites you to come by for good, healthy food and our award winning ales and lagers. Located on the corner of Healdsburg's historic downtown square, our family environment guarantees a good time for all!
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London, England
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114 reviews 114 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Great beer, I many, we stopped in Healdsburg to visit wine country and this was a pleasant break from the wineries. The food was good with a good selection of brewery type fayre (if you want fine dining there are enough other places in Healdsburg). The beer was great, the full selection of Bear Republic beers were available and well... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Fantastic place to stop for a couple beers and a burger. My order was mixed up and I was delivered a Buffalo’ed Buffalo Burger which turned out to be delicious. The highlight was Global Kolsch - a faithful replica of the local brew of Köln, Germany. Apparently they source their yeast and malt from the region.

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Windsor, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I'm not a pale ale beer drinker, bitter is not a taste i like and i understand a lot of people like pale ale, but the bear republic offers nothing but bitter beer, even their amber ale is bitter yuk! how about some barley malt with the hops! Enough about their lousy beer, the service was horrible we had to... More

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed this place. We came for lunch and had a pleasant meal outside. We also did the beer tasting which we found was great value and some tasty beers.

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Alexandria, VA
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82 reviews 82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Two friends enjoyed a pleasant dinner on the patio, sampling beers and ordering small plates. The tilapia cevice with home baked tortila chips was terrific, as was the flatbread of the day. Fresh asparagus were nicely-grilled and served with lemon. The food was fresh and well-prepard: a satisfying brew pub meal that wasn't heavy, greasy, or fried. Service was friendly.... More

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Santa Rosa
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89 reviews 89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I am not a beer drinker, so I have no reason to go to the Bear for their IPA. The reason to go is that they make fantastic hamburgers! I had the Stubby burger, which was awesome, and it was way more food than the average person can eat. Others in our group had other burgers, and everyone totally enjoyed... More

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gowczarzak
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Racer 5 anyone. If you like a good IPA this is the place. It's like drinking guiness in England. Racer 5 one of the best.

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beantown
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74 reviews 74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

nice bar, cloese early for a bar so paln on it ahead, lots of special brews only available on the grounds, we also tryed the racer x fresh from the tap and it was oh so good.

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Honea Path, South Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Went here last week with whole family. I was expecting to have the best IPA of my life here. I was a little disappointed. The Racer 5 is way overrated. The food, however, is very, very good. I had one of the best meals here I have ever had at a pub. The wings were the best I have had... More

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Senior Contributor
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18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The beer here was excellent, which was expected because we get bear republic distributed to our area. Flights were reasonably priced and there were a lot of seasonal and limited brews to select from. Seating was limited, but there's a beer garden outside that isn't served, but you can still go up to the bar and order beer or food,... More

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