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Russian River Brewing Company

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725 4th Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
707 545-BEER
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 36
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A bit over rated for the experience.

The beer was eclectic but not all that amazing. The beer flight was an interesting experience with 20 beers represented. Sadly we only enjoyed less than half of them. Food was good but not great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
Elaine B
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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334 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The beer was eclectic but not all that amazing. The beer flight was an interesting experience with 20 beers represented. Sadly we only enjoyed less than half of them. Food was good but not great.

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Talca, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We just completed an amazing 2 hour tasting session, and we are blown away. Sundays are all day happy hour: 3.50 a pint. But the tasting we had was insane. Joe was our barkeep and he made it an unforgettable experience. Knowledgeable, sociable, and entertaining. Wine country?more like beer country. Go, have fun, and enjoy!

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Russian River Brewing's Pliny the Elder - and Younger, on the rare occasion it's available -enjoy cult-like status here in the East, so a pilgrimage to this spot was a must-see on my first trip to Northern CA. My kids and I made the mistake of going on a Saturday afternoon - there was a line just to put your... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Good beer selection and the apps are also really good to go with the beer. But the staff needs a lesson in personality. They just serve like it's a job not like they are happy you are there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Its a great place for the serious beer drinker. Not good for families- while the food is kid friendly, the wait and service are pretty slow- so unless your kids can hang for a while might want to save this for date night. Unless you get lucky around lunch time. Would definitely go back though- especially for the beer. For... More 

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Chico, California
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

They don't take reservations so when we got there it was a 2 1/2 hour wait. We ended up grabbing a table outside and we ordered at the bar. The pizza was amazing! Worth having to sit outside in the cold.

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We went for the release of Pliny the Younger. Being that it was the first day we waited in line for 9 HOURS! In the middle of a rain storm! It was a very long wet day. But the second I took a bite of my Pliny bites and a sip of beer it made it all worth it. We... More 

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Vacaville, CA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Went on a Saturday morning. Expecting that it would be busy, we arrived at 11:15. Fortunate to find a parking place close by. There was no wait to gain entrance. There were 2 seats at the bar and bench seating just outside, but after gaining entry. The wait for a table was an hour. There were 5 adults and one... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I have never ever waited in line to get inside a brewery before....the Pliny the Elder is a solid double IPA so I understand the wait! Great downtown atmosphere. A little hectic in the ordering process thought

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West Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

Took the kids once and went with an adult crowd only. Food and service is wonderful and great place to hang! Going back next week

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 725 4th Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Santa Rosa
  • Phone Number: 707 545-BEER

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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