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Beer Run


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Bison "Good Burger"
All-natural new frontier bison burger topped with melted smoked gouda cheese, sauteed crimini mushrooms, white onions, and horseradish mustard served on an all-natural pretzel bun with a side of cole slaw, pasta salad or potato salad.
River Runner
Turkey, Black Forest ham, smoked Gouda, spinach, tomato, onion & sun dried tomato mayo.
Gemelli AI Funghi
Gemelli pasta tossed with spring peas, green onions, fresh basil, sauteed sharondale farm shiitake, portabello & cremini mushrooms & Italian parley in a light & creamy ricotta impasta pesto sauce. Served with toasted house bread.
$7 - $18
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
American, Bar, Cafe, Healthy
Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we walked in we were a little disappointed the full meal wasn't available, but we didn't need it. I had the Hogswaller with Wedges and my wife turned the Big Local burger into her own adding Avocado and Goat cheese with potato salad both...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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beerrunva, Manager at Beer Run, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for those kind words! We're so glad to hear that you had such a great time and meal! Come see us again :)

Reviewed October 16, 2018

My chicken Philly on a Pretzel bun was very tasty as was the potatoe salad. My wife's Wrap was also good, but had a large amount of red onion in it, which she had to pick out. The beer choices are endless and the service...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank artp773
beerrunva, Manager at Beer Run, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Thanks so much for this kind review! I highly recommend coming in for the dinner menu! The lunch menu is available then so you wouldn't miss out on the Chicken Philly or Turkey Trot, two very popular lunch options. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed October 13, 2018

Hidden gem for breakfast. Discovered several years ago when I had to have my car repaired at a nearby garage. Walked to Beer Run and ordered breakfast...it is now my favorite place to go for breakfast. Sadly, the kitchen is small and they only serve...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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beerrunva, Manager at Beer Run, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2018

Happy to hear you enjoy our breakfast menu! We do serve breakfast tacos on Saturday morning, and Sunday brunch. You should come out some weekend and see what those menus have to offer! :) We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

Been to beer run a handful of times over the past few years...always satisfied. Today however was exceptionally great! Thanks for the perfectly cooked juicy local beef burger! I don’t indulge myself often but when I do I hate to be disappointed...sure wasn’t the case...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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beerrunva, Manager at Beer Run, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2018

So glad you enjoyed the Big Local Burger! It's been quite a hit! :]

Reviewed August 3, 2018

Just had dinner with some friends at this restaurant that boasts having 900+ beers. Yes, there are loads of beers, some wine and the food, when it came, was good but the service was erratic. Our waiter was all over the place, we were getting...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Elise C
beerrunva, Owner at Beer Run, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2018

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We apologize that service was not up to par, and we will chat with the server on how to improve his service. We are happy to hear the food was well received, and I we hope to...More

Reviewed July 28, 2018

Have had the pleasure of dining at Beer Run several times, always enjoyable! Was able to visit on a Sunday and their brunch menu was amazing! The Salmon was expertly prepared and the Bloody Mary’s are award winning, I have them customize mine to suit...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Rhoda A
beerrunva, Manager at Beer Run, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

Thanks Rhoda for your kind words! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your brunch with us, and we look forward to serving you again soon! -Shelbi

Reviewed July 23, 2018

Had my first experience visiting this neighborhood restaurant and was pleasantly pleased !! Not sure why I haven't tried this restaurant before now & passing by over & over...My wife and I were greeted by the hostess/server, Jessica. She was very friendly and after being...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank George M
beerrunva, Manager at Beer Run, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2018

Hi George, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your Beer Run experience. We're happy you and your wife stopped in and look forward to having you back soon. We have delicious homemade breakfast tacos on Saturday mornings and Brunch on Sunday....More

Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

Entered what looked like a shop and found a gem. Multiple draught choices plus a full menu. Grilled portabella Caesar was delicious. Shelby was a fantastic waitress. Knowledgeable, friendly, and the perfect amount of attentiveness. Asked another server for a sauce and that server never...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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beerrunva, Manager at Beer Run, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2018

Hi Virginia, Thanks for stopping by. We're thrilled to hear you were pleased. Beer Run has been a Belmont/Carlton neighborhood staple for over 10 years. Many thanks for the feedback and favorable rating. I'll follow up with the other server regarding your forgotten request. We...More

Reviewed July 2, 2018

Recently I returned home to take care of some business and we thought Beer Run provided a good central location to meet some friends for dinner. We found an open table and after cleaning it ourselves, waited for service, After another 10 minutes and catching...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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beerrunva, Owner at Beer Run, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2018

Christian- Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I certainly apologize that your service experience was not a good one. We will chat with staff about speed of service and remind them to ask support staff for help when there is a lot going...More

Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

Visited Charlottesville for the day and found this place searching for beer. Great food and an extensive list of beers on tap. Pretty much every beer you can think of in bottles/cans. If you’re a beer fan, check this place out!

Date of visit: June 2018
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