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“Great burgers and beer”

Bear Republic Brewing Company
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Ranked #15 of 96 Restaurants in Healdsburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Brew Pub, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: North Street
Transit: 28, 30, 30X, 43 and 91.
Description: Located in Sonoma County, you might wonder how a brewery in the heart of California"s wine country could make such distinctively flavorful beers. With awards too plentiful to list, the Bear's creations are too good to miss. Founded in 1995, the Norgrove family and Bear Republic Brewing Company strive to foster a sense of loyalty and tradition from eras gone by. From the humble beginnings of home brewing, to the demanding process of commercial brewing, came the realization that to produce the distinctive flavors and aroma we found appealing required the founding of our own Brewery and Brewpub. The Norgrove Family invites you to come by for good, healthy food and our award winning ales and lagers. Located on the corner of Healdsburg's historic downtown square, our family environment guarantees a good time for all!
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great burgers and beer”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2014

Stopped here for lunch our last day of a week long trip to Sonoma County and the Healdsburg area. We've eaten here before and have never been disappointed, but this trip, the food seemed to be more memorable. The hamburgers were as good as those down the street at Healdsburg Bar and Grill (their burger was voted one of the top 25 burgers in the US). We asked the waitress about their beer and she brought over some free samples! Great food and beer, can I say more?

Visited March 2014
Thank rrqueen
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San Mateo, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Terrifi Beer”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2014

Always a stop for us when in Healdsburg. Great beer and good food. And a more down to earth place than most of the eating establishments in Healdsburg.

Visited March 2014
Thank Jaynie Q
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great Burgers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

After a long wine tasting day, the burgers were large, juicy and very well prepared. We tried the jalopeno burgers two were spicy one was not. The garlic fries were very generous and tasty. The prices were very reasonable. The best burger in town.

Thank Seamoor7
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Big Lake, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
“Nice beer diversion from wine, but average food.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2014

The beer is good to great depending on your taste (I really enjoyed the stout). While on a 6 hour wine tasting adventure our group of 8 called hours in advance (and even though they don't take reservations they would be prepared and able to accommodate us at 7 pm). The place was packed and after we were finally asked around 8 pm if we would be ok sitting in the half empty outdoor space nicely warmed with patio heaters. We gladly took this space and being from MN we enjoyed the 50-60 degree evening outdoors. We did wonder why they promised us a spot at 7 for a group of 8 when they apparently don't take reservations, especially on a barrel tasting weekend? We could have found a place that guaranteed reservations and wouldn't have wasted an hour of our time on vacation standing around! Our server Alex was great. The food itself was your average bar food with decent burgers (the black and blue was above average) and not much else to speak highly of (the fish and chips were mostly tasteless without malt vinegar), none of the group highly spoke of their various meals. Again the beers are very good! If beer wasn't on my mind I would hesitate to eat here again.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank SkolVikings
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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good diversion for after wine tasting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2014

After wines tasting for 3 hours, we turned for food. This is one of the few places open after 2:00 for lunch as many close at 2:00 to change out and prepare for dinner later. Very juicy burgers, generous portions of salads and french fries were yummy. desserts looked good but was too full to partake. Decent selection of beer. wait staff was busy, since it was a rainy 3-day weekend, maybe they were understaffed. would recommend and return again

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Paul M
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