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“Alabama's "Cheers"” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Railyard Brewing Company

Railyard Brewing Company
12 West Jefferson Street, Montgomery, AL
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Ranked #59 of 377 Restaurants in Montgomery
Cuisines: American
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New York City, New York
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Alabama's "Cheers"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

The bar where everyone knows your name, and they treat strangers like friends they just don't know yet. All ales brewed on site, and are DELICIOUS. Truly, this place is comfortable, not too busy, and a real feel of Montgomery.

Visited September 2013
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Birmingham
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Enjoyed my visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

As a first time guest I really enjoyed the down home atmosphere and friendliness of the staff. For a starter I had the scotch egg and found it to be very tasty. After enjoying a glass of Railroad's Wee Heavy scotch ale I tried the Mema's burger. I tried both sweet potato fries and onion rings. Both were good but will opt for the onion rings next time. In summary: friendly neighborly service, tasty brews, good food plus Kip Taylor was performing at the restaurant = awesome.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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32 restaurant reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Little pricey but thought it was nice place to eat.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

It's in a great location downtown to begin with. I was on a business trip and my coworker is a beer brewer so we had to stop here. Since he knows beer and I just drink beer, I was relying on his conformaion and he gave it his thumbs up. They have a decent selection of homemade beers that are worthy of selling outside the restaraun (which they might do anyways). The atmosphere was nice, not too overwhelming sports bar but not fancy busniness type either. The food was pretty good for this style of bar/restaraunt. We orderd an appatizer and a sandwhich for dinner, both very satisfying. Only suggestion is they need better outside seating. They have picnic tables set up but you're not going to eat out there. All around, a good place to stop for lunch or dinner.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Montgomery, Alabama
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25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Nothing Special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

If you absolutely must go here, just be forewarned that the food and beer are just OK. The service is lacking and it just, generally, feels poorly managed. It's a shame because the venue has potential for much more than is delivered.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Mmmmm..... Fun Friday lunch!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

Stopped in to the Railyard on a Friday afternoon. We weren't sure what to expect from a brew place in Montgomery... We're from Jersey. We walked in & were pleasantly suprised! The place is great! Beautiful high ceilings, with an industrial look. There was live music .... They were awesome. The brews were excellent.... And the food was surprisingly delicious! Our server was excellent... Attentive, knowledgeable and very friendly. We would definately return... & would often if we lived closer.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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