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Russian River Brewing Company

725 4th Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
707 545-BEER
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Ranked #10 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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nj
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Always busy, sometimes too busy, but the beer is some of the best you'll ever have. No less than 20 on tap and you can try Em all. The pizza ain't too bad either.

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Los Angeles, California
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177 reviews 177 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

You have to love a brewpub that has a line of 25 people at 11am waiting for the place to open. The wait was well worth it. Russian River brews some of the best beers in America, everything from IPAs to Belgian-style ales, to sour beers. They are most famous for Pliny the Elder, a wonderful IPA. Many of their... More

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Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Russian River Brewing has a beer style for everyone. We stopped in during an extremely busy time but got a seat at the bar within 10mins. The bartender was friendly and helpful. My only regret was not getting a hotel nearby and staying the night. I will not make that mistake twice

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Omaha, Nebraska
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My wife and I stopped in on a Monday night while staying in Santa Rosa. Even on a random Monday in September this place was packed. We arrived at the end of happy hour. We were fortunate to find one seat at the bar to wait for our table. The entire bar was nearly standing room only. The beers were... More

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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

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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Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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128 reviews 128 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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
138 helpful votes 138 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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