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Russian River Brewing Company

725 4th Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
707 545-BEER
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Ranked #13 of 443 restaurants in Santa Rosa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Since we had an extra day in San Francisco at the end of our vacation before flying home, we decided to make my beer connoisseur brothers and son jealous by making a trip to Russian River. I still can't believe I was in Sonoma County and went to a brewery instead of a winery! We were there on a Friday... More

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Dana Point, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Great pizza! Beer goes without saying. Had the Lola pizza and the Exxcel. Both were delicious, thin crust. Gorgonzola salad good, too.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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98 reviews 98 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This truly is the beer mecca for those who love west coast IPAs! We visited Russian River mid-Sunday afternoon as part of a long weekend in Sonoma, where we visited 4 breweries/tap rooms and 7 vineyards. It was over an hour wait just to get inside and stand cramped at the bar! It was close to another hour before we... More

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156 reviews 156 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Not really too much to say about this place. It's one of the best breweries on the west coast, so it's worth a stop. Lots of beers available. Really. Lots of beers. I'm a beer guy and I've never heard of a "sour". Very interesting and good example of the infinite variety of beer. Ambiance is college beer place mixed... More

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Missouri
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119 reviews 119 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

When people heard were were going out to California for vacation we were told by at least 4 different people "you have to go to Russian River." Since we were actually staying in Santa Rosa for one night we decided to take their advice. We arrived around 7:30 pm. It was Friday and it was 4th of July so It... More

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Las Vegas NV
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66 reviews 66 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Russian River Brewing Company! Do I need to say more? OK fine. I had been looking forward to this visit for quite some time. And when our trip evolved in such a way that we would be there on Sunday to coincide with their all-day happy hour, it was like the stars aligned. We didn't actually take advantage of the... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I love, love, love craft beer and Russian River does not disappoint beer wise. However, I found the ambiance and the food a bit lacking. Maybe if I lived in the area and was a regular I'd think differently, but as a one time visitor wasn't really wowed. Maybe naive of me to imagine a different setting for the illusive... More

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Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

They don't really seem to have a system for their waiting list but it's a college town brewery so I guess they don't have to. The food is good but they have some weird thing about filling only their own growler, my buddies and I were on motorcycles and didn't want to haul glass growlers back to Seattle especially since... More

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San Jose
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If you have never heard of Russian River Brewing Company, then you must not know that they make the two top beers in the country, "Pliny the Elder" and "Pliny the Younger", based on the amount of awards those beers have received. Basically, this brewery is the best in the country, and there are those that argue it is the... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Went here to go "beer tasting" I'm not a beer drinker and was told to go "tasting" to find something I like. After all, there's something for everyone. Although I tasted half the board I didn't find anything I liked. I like the food though, and the legged sister was warming up outside so we had lovely entertainment. Didn't love... More

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