Bear Republic Brewing Co. | Healdsburg, California
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Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Excellent based on 95 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

345 Healdsburg Ave
Healdsburg, California United States 95448 [ print map ]
707 433 BEER | food menu | beer menu

Hours: Restaurant 11:00a-9:30pm Thurs-Sun ítil 10pm Fri, Sat

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Beer Available At Bear Republic Brewing Co. (arranged by most recent)
Bear Republic Big Bear Black Stout 99, Bear Republic Rebellion IPA (Lemondrop) , Bear Republic Rebellion IPA (06277) , Bear Republic Crazy Ivan 92, Bear Republic Bonnie Prince Charles 80 Shilling , Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA 99, Bear Republic Tartare Rouge 95, Bear Republic Olde Scoutterís Barley Wine 94, Bear Republic Old Saint Chango 86, Bear Republic Heritage Ale 87, Bear Republic Wolf House Pale Ale , Bear Republic Cafť Racer 15 99, Bear Republic Grand Am 94, Bear Republic Global Kolsch 58, Bear Republic Maibock 53, Bear Republic Wine Country Wheat (Hefeweizen) 58, Bear Republic Sonoma Brown , Bear Republic Valley of the Moon , Bear Republic Big Bear Black Stout - New Oak , Bear Republic Tripels Alley 66
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95 reviews for Bear Republic Brewing Co.
 Ambiance  75%
 Service  78%
 Selection  78%
 Food  73%
 Value  74%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  90%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
ojclark  (5) Santa Monica, California | January 1, 2008
12/31/07. Fun room with lots of bicycles, race car parts, and other contraptions and memorabilia all over the place. Good food (lobster bisque was very good) .About 12 beers on draft including several seasonal and specialty beers. Barrel Aged Blend was best beer I tried during my visit.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
ElGaucho  (234) Minnetonka, Minnesota | November 27, 2007
Itís a bit of a haul from the Bay Area, especially if youíre coming from the mid-Penninsula like I was. The 100 mile, two hour journey was worth it however. Healdsburg is a quaint town with a lot of wine tasting rooms and upscale shops. Iíd like to go back for a longer weekend visit. The Bear Republic brewpub is one quite large room, with a bar section and a dining section. There is also an outdoor patio. They were doing some work on some of the bar seating while I was there, so the somewhat dusty, disorganized feel to the place may be temporary. The particle board floor looks unfinished, like it is due to get carpetted. What the place lacks in cleanliness, it more than makes up for in beer quality and selection. There were 12 different beers on tap. You can sample any number of them you want for $1 apiece. I knew beforehand that Richard Norgrove knows how to brew, but in more than doubling the previous number of BR beers I had rated during this sitting, my opinion was confirmed. The blue cheese burger I had was excellent as well, although the food is definitely on the spendy side.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
Wulfstan  (7) California | October 9, 2007
This is a good place overall. The ambience is great, with a pleasant location on a pedestrian path just off the plaza in downtown Healdsburg, and a nice patio area overlooking the creek and fountain. Inside, it is fairly typical, but nice and interesting brewpub decor with semi-industrial element, bikes, etc. The beers in general are very good, some excellent, and there is a very nice range and variety, with some fairly unusual types. The food and service also are very good. This is one of my favourite places to go on a normal excusion up to Healdsburg.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
jasonp  (29) Ashburn, Virginia | June 28, 2007
I love Bear Republic and have been dying to visit this place since I started drinking their beers years ago. Finally, I made it out there from the east coast - great experience overall. In a nice section of downtown Healdsburg. I started out with Racer X and sampled all new stuff (well, new to me) and ended with classics like Racer 5 and Hop Rod Rye. My wife and I had the artichoke dip with sourdough bread and burgers. Our food and service was great - very courteous folk too. The place has neat Bear Republic shit all over the place with a clear view of the brewing equipment and fermentation tanks. The weather was perfect too - just an awesome day overall.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Dansting  (114) Overland Park, Kansas | June 27, 2007
Visited on a Saturday afternoon with my wife. The place was a little hard to find because it isnít located directly on Healdsburg Avenue; itís hidden behind the buildings on that street. Once we got in, we were seated within a couple of minutes as we wanted to sit outside and enjoy the nice weather. The deck was nice, especially because it was amazing weather. The building itself was okay, as the interior was covered with flags, giant labels, and other racing-related decorations. It looked like many sports bars do. We ordered some 75-cent samplers, but they didnít have any of the Racer 5 on nitrogen or blonde available as their menu stated. The beers of Bear Republic are great as always, and I think my favorite at the brewpub was the Red Rocket Ale. The food was good, as I had a burger and garlic fries and my wife had the Roasted Turkey BLT with fries. The garlic fries are a must when visiting here. The service was pretty slow, but our waitress was pleasant at least. The price was reasonable, and I even got a six-pack of the Red Rocket Ale to go (which I didnít think they made available outside of bombers). If you are a big fan of Bear Republic like I am, this is a good place to visit. If you arenít a huge fan, this is definitely still worth stopping at if you are driving in Sonoma County and want some beers and good food.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard  (141) Berkeley , California | May 16, 2007
The restaurant and bar were a bit too loud to be relaxing. Good beer selection and standard food selection. I had one of their burgers, which was pretty good. The service was decent. Iím certain Iíll visit again, when Iím in the area.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones  (312) Buffalo, New York | March 6, 2007
118 degrees on July 22, 2006 when I went to the brewery. Recieved a nice VIP tour from the Bartender. canít believe they put that much beer out of that little place. Beer was great food was good
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
GeneralGao  (222) Iowa City, Iowa | August 2, 2006
Ate here with a bunch of friends visiting Sonoma. Large restaurant and bar. You can peer at the brewing equipment through large windows next to the bar. The place smelled like a brewery; heated grains and hops. The beer was pretty decent and there were 7-8 house beers the night we visited. The group consensus on the food was poor. Service was good, though.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Naven  (96) Poway, California | July 8, 2006
Been here twice now, and enjoyed myself both times. All of the beers they have on tap are usually available in bottle form at my local liquor store, so there are no real surprises in the beer department, although they will occasionally have one or two surprises, such as seasonals. The food is fair to good, the service adequate, although most of the employed are in the 18-20 range and dont have a lot of beer knowledge. If youíre in Healdsburg, you should definitely go.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
nahthan  (5) Oakland, California | May 29, 2006
Decent food. Awesome beers. A decent selection of Bear Republic beers on tap, including Racer 5 on hand pump! Every time Iíve been there thereís always a few groups sitting outside and a few people sitting at the bar, seems to be a popular place. Fairly relaxed, family type atmosphere. My favorite part of the place is that the brewery spills out into the restaurant, with the grain mill over by the fountain drink station connected to the mash tun with a big long pipe run over the entrance to the kitchen on the left hand side of the bar. The smell of fresh hops and mashing grain fills the restaurant when they have a brew going on. They were making Red Rocket when I was there and it smelled awesome in there. The place is worth a stop if youíre in Healdsburg.

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