Chama River Brewing Company | Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Chama River Brewing Company
Excellent based on 29 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

4939 Pan American Freeway NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico United States 87109 [ print map ]
505 342 1800

Hours: Su-Th 11am-11pm; F-Sa 11am-12am

Mayor: scrubfish (1) | Taps: 10 |

Chama River Brewing Company

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Beer Available At Chama River Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Chama River Copper John Pale Ale 80, Chama River Captainís Chair IPA , Chama River Centennial Pale Ale 73, Chama River Cold Crush Kolsch
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29 reviews for Chama River Brewing Company
 Ambiance  81%
 Service  82%
 Selection  74%
 Food  81%
 Value  65%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  87%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06  (30) Ohio | March 10, 2014
Originally went here a number of years back when erway was there. We had the full selection of beers, additional beer from the back and food. Everything was very good. Second time the ambiance and overall enjoyment suffered because the personal touches were not there.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr  (1374) Washington, Washington DC | December 16, 2012
Strip mall type place, large bar on the left, restaurant on the right. Brewing equipment visible from the bar (extra point for atmosphere). Beers were ZoK. Food looked decent but I didnít eat.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu  (385) Cincinnati, Ohio | December 8, 2012
Stopped in on a weekday afternoon. Located in a shopping area on the I-25 outer road but a stand-alone building. Nice and big and clean but not a lot of character. Good amount of taps; I think I counted 12 handles, with at least 5 rotators when we went. Service was friendly and pretty knowledgeable. Didnít eat. Prices were good. Beers were good but I had been spoiled by a couple one-off bottles before visiting. Worth a stop if you have a few days but wouldnít be my top recommendation in town.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
jimmie65  (29) Texas | June 9, 2012
Ambiance - nice, but nothing extraordinary. It was a nice restaurant. Service - Excellent. Actually had a young waitress who could discuss beer. Selection - 9 microbrews on tap, nothing beyond their own. Food - What we had was good, Value - Not overly priced but not a bargain by any means. Worth the price, though.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
miketd  (124) Cleveland, Ohio | May 12, 2012
Locate in a strip mall off the highway. Inviting interior, with dark wood and heavy patterned walls and carpet, but with a lot of natural light(at least during lunch). Service was good as was the beer and food. I had the IPA and Golden Lager. was introduced to the 3-4 beer limit here - most places in Albuquerque "suggest" you only have three beers and then leave. Not sure how a bar survives with this strategy - maybe itís not enforced. Not sure, but I didnít feel the need to push the limit here.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb  (51) Montrťal, Quebec | January 8, 2012
Ambiance un peu froide mais avec un service hors pair. La sťlection níest pas la plus excitante mais tout de mÍme variť.
Beershine  (698) The Sunshine State, Florida | November 16, 2011
Nice vibe here, spacious. Sports bar. Would never call this upscale, surprised so many ratings indicate that. Excellent service. Large bar area. A few of the beers (the IPAs in particular) are good.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK  (720) Pennsylvania | October 29, 2011
Has a bit of a Western theme which makes sense given the location. A large rectangular bar, wrapped in copper, dominates the visuals. When I hear the word upscale, whatever that means, I think "overpriced and pretentious" and that fits here.They had 10 different beers on tap 6 regulars and 4 seasonals and I found most of them exceedingly mediocre. The same can be said about the food. The chili is spicy and flavorful but the fish portion of my fish and chips were bland and flavorless. The service wasnít anything to write home about. None of the bartenders seemed to know much about beer and they have these ridiculously small 8 oz. water glasses. I also wasnít impressed with their attempt to charge me with two entreeís. This may be among the best brewpubs by New Mexico standards but itís exceedingly average otherwise.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 20/20
jmikolich  (107) North Ridgeville, Ohio | August 8, 2011
The big copper bar is awesome! The bar staff is friendly although not supremely knowledgeable, the menu is small with high prices but quality food is there including Kobe meatloaf. 10 taps of all house beer, 6 regular 4 seasonals an option for a 10 ounce pour is rather nice. Cool place in a hot town
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
LilBeerDoctor  (335) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | July 13, 2011
#100 place rating!! Awesome brewpub off the highway in Albuquerque. It is quite a large place with a very large, near rectangular central bar, plus plenty of tables and a small amount of outdoor seating. Staff is super attentive, filling your water glass, asking if you want more beer when you have more than a few sips left. The beer menu features 6 regulars plus 4 seasonals which appear to rotate pretty quickly. $2.50 pints on Wednesday. The food menu is impressive but expensive ($15+ entrees and even the appetizers are generally $7-9). We split 2 appetizers (the truffle blue cheese fries which were good and the chicken satays which were awesome). So the food is definitely worth it, but prepare yourself for the prices. A regular crowd, definitely not too upscale. Also watch for the free breadbasket that comes around ~6pm. Overall, an enjoyable place, great beers that rotate frequently, and great food.

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