Bent River Brewing Company | Moline, Illinois
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Bent River Brewing Company
Good based on 46 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

1413 5th Avenue
Moline, Illinois United States 61265 [ print map ]
309 797 2722

bentriverbrewery.com

Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-2am; Sun Noon-11pm


Mayor: ARH (2) | Taps: 14 | Bottles: 25+


Bent River Brewing Company

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Beer Available At Bent River Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Bent River Paddle Wheel Pale Ale 40, Bent River Shut Out Porter , Bent River MUGZ Amber Ale , Bent River Belgian IPA , Bent River JalapeŮo Pepper Ale 31, Bent River Uncommon Stout 95, Bent River Oatmeal Stout 89, Bent River Dry Hopped Pale Ale 91, Bent River Rugged Monk Trappist Ale , Bent River Undercurrent IPA , Bent River Steamboat IPA 69, Bent River Dry Hopped IPA , Bent River Jingle Bell Java Stout 88, Bent River Raspberry Wheat 25, Bent River Mississippi Blonde 15
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46 reviews for Bent River Brewing Company
 Ambiance  69%
 Service  70%
 Selection  73%
 Food  69%
 Value  85%
 Overall  75%
 Rating  83%
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 15/20
bpreo  (43) Eugene, Oregon | July 5, 2011
Great deal if you try the sampler/taster.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
ARH  (81) Chicago, Illinois | June 16, 2014
Itís a pretty generic feeling place. Lots of wood paneling, tables, booths, bars. A bunch of TVs playing sports and a jukebox. Looks like they had a decent outdoor patio, but we sat inside. A pretty impressive offering of beers - made me question the assumption that they were more on the level of nano-brews. The food was above average too - nothing crazy awesome that would draw me back specifically for eats, but the combination of above average eats and beers brewed in house does! Coming from Chicago, the fact that I could get a flight, two pints, and a sandwich for under thirty bucks blew my mind. The staff was friendly and able to make pretty good beer and food recommendations.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan  (189) McLean, Virginia | January 21, 2014
This rating is for the brewpub in Rock Island, few miles away. The Moline location was closed because of remodeling. The brewery in Rock Island does not have food but serves the same beer. The bartender, who was very pleasant, was also from the Moline location.
66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 15/20
drdisque  (43) Illinois | November 21, 2013
Went by myself while visiting from out of town and my wife was off doing something with her girlfriends. Had lunch and sat at the bar. Drafts are cheap. Lots of "lawnmower" type beers but they were well executed. Nice brewery atmosphere and smell. Tanks and other equipment behind the bar and they were brewing that day so I had something to look at. Nice servers.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
pablo951  (81) Chicago, Illinois | June 25, 2013
Excellent brewery in Moline Illinois. 10 beers on tap excellent variety of brews! Decent food.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83  (189) Fairfax, Virginia | August 12, 2012
Dropped on in here in the middle of the afternoon on a weekday, waiting for various relatives to get off work as I was in town visiting. Seated promptly, waitress was very friendly and helpful, talked about the beers and the brewpub. Place was nice looking - tanks behind bar and down to the back of the place. Looks like there might be a biergarden/patio in the back.

Beer pint prices were outrageously inexpensive, and the sampler was $5 for 4 4oz or so sized brews.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Rando7  (21) Iowa | May 28, 2012
Visit for lunch. Seated promptly. Decor mostly dark wood with high tin ceilings resulting in a fairly noisy atmosphere although we had no trouble carrying on a conversation. Seventies music, Several flat screens with sporting events. Bar along one side backed by large brewing equipment. I had read horror stories of the service here but ours was great and the other servers seemed to be doing a good job as well. Menu mostly basic pub fare. My hamburger was very good, fries were good as well. Wifeís Cuban sandwich a bit on the dry side but good. Good variety of their own beers with a few interesting guest taps. has beers that will appeal to experienced beer geeks as well as people wanting more traditional. Will bring a small sample if you are interested in trying something. All in all very enjoyable.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
KAF  (100) Coralville, Iowa | February 8, 2012
This is a must stop if youíre in the area. They always have at least one good stout on and most of their regular line up is decent to good. Service has always been friendly. They have jalapeno poppers that are wrapped in bacon that are wonderful and go great with their Jalapeno Ale. They also generally have one or two decent guest taps on.
66
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
BVery  (472) Burnsville, Minnesota | November 26, 2011
Nice brewpub - visited here on Nov. 26, 2011. Had a flight of about 9 beers, 6 of which were quite good. Fun brewpub vibe. Free parking.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
GraniteSkunk  (10) Moline/Quad Cities, Illinois | September 15, 2011
Bent River is within walking distance, for me, so Iím often found down there. They have their basic, brewed on premises, line up always on tap. Lately, they have been trying some new stuff, and itís paying off(Their dry Irish stout aged on Jack Daniels staves, for instance). They always have 2 - 4 guest taps. Sometimes theyíre basic, but a lot of the time thereís something really good. A lot of Founders stuff, Southern Tier, and Dark Horse guest taps. Occasionally, they get a special gem(Double Dry Hopped Sublimely Self Righteous anyone?) The food/menu had a remaking not too long ago, and itís very good. Basic bar far, with a few extras thrown in. The meatloaf is great, as are the wings. Every day, for lunch, they have a $3 burger and fries basket as well. Servers are energetic and helpful, and the bartenders know their stuff. Often, youíll be able to talk to the head brewer or owner, as well. Also, ask if they have anything special behind the bar, as evidenced by my Old Rasputin XII consumed there.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor  (345) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | August 1, 2011
Came here on a Wednesday night and it was pretty crowded, but still managed to get seats at the bar. Itís a fairly small place with a number of tables and a long straight bar that faces some of the tanks. They have a pretty extensive tap list (10 total on my visit). The beers I tried varied from average to really really good (the Uncommon Stout, Jalapeno Pepper Ale, Dry Hopped IPA). So definitely worth it to come here for just the beers. They also had a few guest taps and some guest bottles, mostly midwest offerings (ie Founders, Bells, etc). The food menu is standard pub fare, pretty average. Up there with Great River Brewerís Lounge for best brewery in the Quad cities (Iíd stop by both if I had the time).

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