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Steel String Brewery

Closed Now: 2:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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Lovely friendly bar

Lovely friendly bar with an eclectic choice of in bar brews. Frugal decor doesn't detract. In... read more

Reviewed March 6, 2016
Carrboro, North Carolina
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Good Craft Brew

Took the family to a few breweries in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area over the Xmas holiday and... read more

Reviewed February 24, 2016
Raleigh, North Carolina
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  • Excellent40%
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  • Average13%
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May 8, 2017
“Nice place, beer selection lacking”
May 5, 2016
“Great vibe, disappointing beer....”
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Reviewed May 8, 2017

Been here a couple times. Went on Friday night and was disappointed. 10 or 12 taps, practically all of them were ale, pale ale, IPA, DIPA. One cider, one saison I think. Zero stouts or porters. Pet peeve when I got to a bar and...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

Have been here before and decided to give it a second chance. We love the location, people and the vibe, unfortunately the beers are just poor in taste. The four of us tried all their offerings and none were anything we would try again....

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

Lovely friendly bar with an eclectic choice of in bar brews. Frugal decor doesn't detract. In milder weather very popular front patio. Friendly patrons of all ages. Trivia competitions regularly. Easy parking.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank BallaghMan
Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

Took the family to a few breweries in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area over the Xmas holiday and found the Steel String Brewery to be a unique place with a very good craft beer selection. Had a 3 man band playing, but I found the beer...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank TJBRaleigh
Reviewed February 16, 2016

There's a lot to like about Steel String. First is its location, smack in the middle of everything in downtown Carrboro. There's usually room on the patio, so on a nice day or evening you can watch the world go by. Inside is pleasant too,...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Scott W
Reviewed November 27, 2015

Steel String has fantastic customer service. Very friendly and very knowledgeable about the brewing process as well as how tastes compare to other beers of a similar kind. The IPAs are a speciality but the coffee stout has stands out from other craft beers of...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Tammy W
Reviewed July 1, 2015

Started by three UNC grads who once played in a bluegrass band, Steel String offers some of the best craft beers in the Triangle. Most of them have names taken from bluegrass like Big Mon and Tom Dooley. Crowds of college students and rather basic...More

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Art_Menius
Reviewed June 30, 2015

Steel String brews beer on site and offers four or five of their own brews along with a few rotating guest taps. They're always trying something new, interesting, and well made. The only food they offer is cashews and peanuts, but that means you can...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Tom T
Reviewed April 15, 2015

Avoid the crowds at the Chapel Hill breweries and hit Steel String. They had 4 of their beers on tap and 4 guest taps. Sat in the patio and brought food from the nearby market. Bartender was very friendly and all of their beers were...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank 695ChrisP
Reviewed April 10, 2015

Fun place to hang out with friends, good for kids, nice patio. They sell a few snacks, and you can bring outside food in.

Date of experience: April 2015
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