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This family-friendly, riverside brewery and gastropub serves a plethora of award-winning beers that perfectly compliment our delicious, local food. Nestled in the foothills of the North Cascades National Park, this destination brewery is a gem of a discovery in every season. We regularly feature live music and are the thriving heartbeat of the Methow Valley. At OSB, our focus is on quality ingredients--the choicest hops, perfectly malted grains, and our famously delicious Winthrop water, all overseen by our award winning Head Brewer, Kyle Koger. At OSB, we are more than just about the beer. We bring the community together, so authentic connections can be made. Come discover for yourself! We
PRICE RANGE
$9 - $15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
FEATURES
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to the Old Schoolhouse Brewery in Winthrop several times, whenever I stay in the Methow Valley. The food is consistently good (many burger choices including veggie burgers, fresh salads, quite a few beer choices and other beverages) and service is excellent. Prices...are good too. It's an interesting historic building with a patio out back overlooking the Chewuch River. All kinds of people eat there -- young people, older people, families with little kids, etc. I had an Impossible (veggie) burger one night and a Reuben another night, both delicious. They only had one dessert choice -- vanilla ice cream over brownies -- but it was very good.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed November 28, 2021 via mobile

When you have a signature dish, you shouldn’t remove it from the menu. The Old School House Burger was the restaurant’s signature dish, in my opinion. The new Classic Burger is far inferior. The bun for example is a generic flat white bread bun, compared...to the pretzel bun of the previous burger. No sauce. No cheese. Sad day in Winthrop. We are regulars despite the fries being habitually cooked at too low of a temperature, resulting in uncrunchy, soggy fries. Please, at least bring back the burger.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 18, 2021

We had dinner on a Monday night and loved it! Like most restaurants, this place was clearly understaffed & overwhelmed by the crowds (one of the only dinner options in town on a Monday). But with that being said, we had a great experience. Our...table was outside on the back patio with patio heaters and a riverside view, really nice!! We shared a salmon dip + pita & veggies appetizer and an impossible burger with garlic fries, all of which was very delicious! Our waitress and the hostess were both very kind & professional, highly recommend this place!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 16, 2021

Pros: Good food, great deck by the river. Cons: Terribly crowded, long wait for a table, longer wait for service. They clearly are not staffed to handle everyone, and they should not allow so many in the door. If it looks crowded, I suggest that...you go elsewhere.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 12, 2021

The food was exceptional and eating by the river on their large outside deck was wonderful. Unfortunately the wait time to receive our food ruined our good time. We ordered appetizers and actually got them after our main meal. The waitress put the order in...late. Good selection of beer. Wait to sit was reasonable on a busy night. Plenty of free street parking. Love the history of the building.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed July 22, 2021

Four of us waited quite awhile to get into this place on a Monday evening. Part of the problem was that so many other restaurants were closed that night and this was obviously the place to go to for dinner. We were able to order...drinks and wait outside on the deck for a table. On a positive note, we scored a great table next to the river where it was cooler and offered a view. Service, however, was very slow (shortage of staff), but our server was very accommodating. The food was just okay. Three burger dishes and a fish and chips. Nothing special and the fish was overcooked to a crispy toughness. Beer was good. Halfway through our meal, a Cuban fellow who works in the kitchen, came out and sang a few opera songs while standing on the steps leading down to the lower deck. He was wonderful and talented and enthusiastically received by all the patrons. This made our night! Would I return? Maybe. But not for the food.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 11, 2021 via mobile

Have visited OSB for many years and have always enjoyed our experience. Have noticed in the last few years, even before the pandemic, that service and quality of food was going down hill. Service is incredibly slow regardless of how busy they are and wait...staff is not as friendly as before. Truly felt as if we were an inconvenience to waitstaff. OSB has been a must visit for us for many years and sadly we no longer go due to overall service and quality. Beer still good but will purchase at local market.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 11, 2021 via mobile

Stopped for lunch and sampled 8 beers. All were good, but especially enjoyed 4 IPAs. If beer isn’t enough, the food was also good. We had Turkey Pesto sandwich and BLT with tots. Would order both again. If you can, sit outside by the river....Very nice space to enjoy beer and sound of river.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 8, 2021

Ordered a burger and ribs. Burger was great but the ribs were over cooked and tough and sauce was nothing special.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 20, 2021

It was a bit cool, but we enjoyed our dinner outside right next to the river. The servers were very professional and the kitchen was super fast in bringing our meals. Nice selection of brews. We had the Reuben and the hummus plate. There was...such enormous big serving of hummus that we brought the rest home with us (and ate it later with apple slices). We can highly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed February 15, 2021

Because of the co-vid 19 pandemic and required outdoor seating mandated by our state, this pub had put in place wonderful heated "bubbles" that seated 6. It was cozy and the food was great. My Rueben was delicious and my fovorite local wine was perfect....We had made reservations (recommended ) and got seated in our cute bubble right away. The service was very attentive and friendly. My husband had the lamb pita which was excellent and my friends had the special-barbeque pork which they said they really enjoyed. I would recommend this place. It's also a very fun place in the Summer with live music on weekends.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed November 29, 2020

With COVID on the rise, interior seating is not allowed, so we ordered take out. I got the Rueben Sandwich and some tater tots, my wife got The Old Schoolhouse Burger and regular fries. The meal was put together quickly and was still hot when...we got back to our cabin. When I opened my box there was the Rueben and a TON of tater tots....I mean, enough for an army (I ate them all !!!!) Everything was delicious. Ordering was easy on line, friendly welcome when we picked everything up. Although we didn't order beer, there was a very nice selection....next time.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed November 15, 2020 via mobile

This place is a tourist trap serving trashy bar food and overpriced beer with amazingly bad service to match. Great place to go if you want to be forced to wait for an hr+, speak to snippy and rude bartenders and be ripped off by...a Microsoft employee and his condescending brother ruling from afar. 5* rip off factor if you see their beer prices in the local iga.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed October 13, 2020 via mobile

We arrived and got ourself on the waiting list. While waiting we had beers and sat on the upper deck. They have heaters that are nice. We enjoyed the ambiance and after about 30 minutes we were seated. This was in the evening so there...were a little chill as it is outside. The staff is young and very hardworking and attentive. The place was full with seating reflecting the covid protocol. I had the fish and chips that was the best I ever had. I do recommend it. My wife had the bbq burger. It was very good as well. Recommended. I also had the impossible chili cup that was very good. We had hot cider to drink in addition to the beer. I saw good covid cleaning during table bussing and the bus boy was working very hard. Jaki was our waitress/server and was very attentive. Recommend the place and we will be back.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 11, 2020

This is a very popular place because the food is excellent; we had the lamb sandwich selection. There was a large selection of beers on tap. The patio overlooking the river was a perfect place to eat your scrumptious meal. You may have trouble getting...in because it's so busy.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Sorry not sure, I was there for the Balloon Fest and it was snowing so the patio was not open.
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Yes, Old Schoolhouse Brewery offers takeout services.

Old Schoolhouse Brewery is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4