Russian River Brewing | Santa Rosa, California
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Russian River Brewing
World Class based on 266 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

725 4th St
Santa Rosa, California United States 95404 [ print map ]
707 545 2337 | facebook | food menu | beer menu

Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 11AM-12AM Fri-Sat 11AM-1AM

Mayor: AirForceHops (5) | Taps: 19 | Bottles: 8

Russian River Brewing

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Beer Available At Russian River Brewing (arranged by most recent)
Russian River Hop 2 It (Tardif) , Russian River Saison Blonde 90, Russian River Hop 2 It (Comet) , Russian River Ron Mexico (2015 National Homebrewers Conference Bottle) , Sonoma Pride Amasa 94, Russian River STS Pils 94, Russian River Dribble Belt 95, Russian River Gaffers Bitter 86, Russian River Pliny the Elder 100, Russian River Blind Pig IPA 100, Russian River Row 2/Hill 56 99, Russian River Hop 2 It 91, Russian River Propitiation 99, Russian River OVL Stout 92, Russian River Aud Blonde 73, Russian River Consecration 100, Russian River Salvation 99, Russian River Rejection 95, Russian River Perdition 95, Russian River Erudition 92
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266 reviews for Russian River Brewing
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  80%
 Selection  90%
 Food  78%
 Value  86%
 Overall  88%
 Rating  99%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
MartinT  (521) Montreal, Quebec | August 4, 2010
Hard to rate this place, really. The house brews are absolutely stellar. Some of the world’s best IPAs, some of the world’s best sour and wild ales. It is rather rare that a brewer masters two completely different types of brews, but Vinnie does it, as most people here know. The place though is quite drab. A haphazardly decorated, dark industrial pizza place... Not very warm or cozy and definitely not the kind of atmosphere in which Vinnie’s masterpieces deserve to be served. But hey, if you are a craft beer lover, you will be in heaven here and will probably not even look around to see what’s on the walls.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
LtDan  (65) Los Angeles County, California | August 4, 2010
After visiting here, I could have called it quits on my beer journey.

Ambiance: Rolled up on a Wednesday night real late. The place was full, but not too loud. Perfectly lit, high ceilings. Great coastal breeze everytime the door opened.

Service: Was treated damn near like a king by Jeff the bar tender, who didn’t know me from any other stranger. Very attentive, very responsive, as were all the other staff members I encountered. Let me have half glasses, so I could try more beers.

Food: Had the Excel Pizza, and it was amazing. Others in my party enjoyed it as much as I did.

Value: A very inexpensive trip for pizza, Pliny and all the sour beers they had on tap.

Overall: Amazing place I want to go back to. Other brew pubs and beer bars should take notice. This is how to run a business.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
JK81  (39) California | July 20, 2010
Nice Lil place with ok food,the beers are awsome. I love this place but too far for me.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
BMan1113VR  (422) Los Angeles, California | July 13, 2010
Nice little hour drive up from San Francisco. Went on the day of the World Cup Final, so it was a bit busy (understatement). Met Ken (kmweaver) and his wife there. Nice vibe in the place. Long bar. Obviously the beer is pretty solid, being what it is. Prices aren’t that bad, and the pizza was surprisingly good! All and all I would gladly make a trip again. Nothing better than having PTE and those great sours at the source!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy  (585) Toronto, Ontario | May 28, 2010
It took me several years, but finally got an opportunity to return to San Fransisco for a meeting,and so I drove out here to stay. The city itself is small and pretty safe, 90,000 people. It seemed most of the adults were here tonight. Wednesdays are market day and the whole downtown was packed, this was as packed as I have seen a pub or bar, without any special event. Very friendly environment, good conversations until the music got too loud. That is my only knock, showing off the sound system. The band itself was good and did not need a volume boost, and people all talk to each other here. If you sit near someone in Santa Rosa, its impolite not to say hello and talk to them. The bartenders did a top-notch job running the place in the face of a three-deep crowd.Oh, and the beer lineup was to Dye for, with many of their best Belgians on tap which I had aftr sampling all the regular and exerimental stuff. Great basketball top available, it looks great.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
DeadGirl  (76) San Diego, California | April 21, 2010
Stopped by after a long weekend trip snowboarding at Lake Tahoe. I was so excited to visit this place and it pretty much lived up to the hype. We got there right around 11:30am on a Sunday and the place was already busy. The bartender recommended that we order our food fast or else we’d have to wait forever, so we did, and he was right. The calzone was fucking phenomenal. And the place got crowded. Fast. The bar staff guys are very quick and efficient, but for how far we drove I wish we could have talked to some bartenders to build up an experience. To drink, I ordered a sample of every beer they had on tap.A great tap list, but the beers featured on tap that you can’t get in bottles were just mediocre (except for Noble Experiment). I wish I could find some white whales here that I can’t find anywhere in San Diego.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 19/20
boamr  (11) Allentown, Pennsylvania | March 18, 2010
I must say this is a nice little place to eat and have a drink. It’s pretty small and in a really nice town. I have to say the food was really good and the beer selection of course was fantastic. I wish this place was closer to me.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
trampdaddy  (43) California | March 13, 2010
i loved the beers here. i was warned before hand to park in the parking structure on 3rd st because the local police like to stop people leaving Russian River.we did see the cops going up and down 4th st.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
CheersMate  (178) Fremont (Seattle), Washington | March 11, 2010
I know everyone loves their beers, hell, so do I. this is a nice place to visit, but would I say that Russian River’s beers are going to make up for the place itself? Certainly not. I absolutely love Russian River beers. In fact, there were many non-bottled selections available here to try (none of which were spectacular, in my opinion). There were so many different ways to order beer e.g. half pints, 2 oz. tasters, growlers, pints etc. Service at the bar was great. Originally, my brother and I sat at a table and the woman took for fucking ever to serve us, so we went to the bar where we were served immediately. Bartenders were cool, and prompt. The food was pretty damn good as well. Santa Rosa was a small town, but fairly nice. Overall, extremely happy to have visited, but unless they throw a ton of new taps up, I wouldn’t go back if I visited California.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
kevinestes  (10) Kentucky | March 3, 2010
Had a great time. Left all my wine drinking friends in Napa and drove up to check it out. It was worth the trip. Loved the Damnation.

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