Russian River Brewing | Santa Rosa, California
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Russian River Brewing
World Class based on 245 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: Theydon_Bois (12) | Taps: 19 | Bottles: 8

Russian River Brewing

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Beer Available At Russian River Brewing (arranged by most recent)
Russian River Happy Hops 95, Russian River OVL Stout 93, Russian River Perdition 96, Russian River Porter 98, Russian River Little White Lie 92, Russian River Dead Leaf Green 88, Russian River Compunction 100, Russian River Ale for A.L.S. 92, Russian River Janets Brown Ale 96, Sonoma Pride Dauenhauer , Russian River Damnation 98, Sonoma Pride Amasa , Russian River Row 2/Hill 56 99, Russian River Defenestration 96, Russian River Blind Pig IPA 100, Russian River Pliny the Elder 100, Russian River Sanctification 100, Russian River Supplication 100, Russian River Consecration 100, Russian River Aud Blonde 76
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245 reviews for Russian River Brewing
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  80%
 Selection  90%
 Food  78%
 Value  85%
 Overall  88%
 Rating  99%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
ads135  (150) Lawrence, Kansas | March 22, 2014
Popped in for some beers on my way from SF to Crater Lake. Incredibly busy considering the hour but you wonít find a better selection of Russian River beers, especially for this price.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Dfonorow  (56) Chicago, Illinois | March 15, 2014
I arrived here an hour before opening during the Pliney the Younger week. It took about 2 hours to get in, which I heard is not bad at all, and another hour to get a table. After we were seated this place was amazing. Great wait staff considering how crowded it was, and a huge selection of beer on tap. The food was also good although not why you would come here. If you donít mind waiting then this place is great, but you will have to wait.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Erik707  (3) , | March 10, 2014
Let me say this first. The beer is excellent. This review is not about the beer. This review is about the place. The pub is always packed to the gills and the bar is two deep. The way the pub is laid out the main thoroughfare is where the bar is and there are table about 7 across from it. So if you canít get a stool, which is most often the case, then you are stuck standing in the thoroughfare getting bumped into by drunk tourists that spill your Pliny. If you want a table itís at least half an hour wait because they donít take reservations. Iíve actually have employees their recommend I go to the bar on the corner and they will text me when the table is ready. Then thereís the staff. Thereís one guy that works there that is very friendly and cool. The rest of them act like you arenít there. They never seem to have enough staff to serve people in an acceptable amount of time. Itís usually at least a 15 minute wait to get a beer at that place. I can understand from the bartendersí perspective that they are way overworked and understaffed, but a smile goes a long way. Plus Iíve been going their for 10 years and most of the long time bartenders still donít recognize me when I go in there. Again, great, great beer. Lousy, lousy service. Every time I visit this place I feel like Iím in Napa.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
BMMillsy  (73) Florida | March 4, 2014
Stopped in while doings Napa Valley visit with the wife. Older looking place in downtown Santa Rosa, could use some sprucing up on the outside. Inside was neat, we sat at a table rather than the bar. For the full menu sampler, so 17 beers today, only 3 of which I had before. Was excited to finally try Consecration and Supplication, but was hoping to see Temptation which wasnít around. Beers were good and I got some bottles of Pliny, Blond Pig, Consecration, and Supication to take home. They also had their imperial porter bottles for sale but didnít get any. Good was decent, wife had a salad and I had some beer bites. Prices were reasonable at $16 for 17 2oz samplers. Overall I was slightly dissapointed but it was great to visit. Really, how many variations of a golden ale and an IPA can they have on the menu at once? Otherwise obviously worth stopping in given its reputation.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
EdwinLitzau  (7) , Netherlands | March 2, 2014
Great place, great beers, great merchandise. Had a wonderful time, nice atmosphere.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
gyllenbock  (160) Stockholm, Sweden | February 28, 2014
Visited on a Monday in February 2014. We waited 6,5 hours to get in, yes it was during the Pliny the Younger "madness". The place was crowded but stil with a nice and quick service. We had to wait around one hour to get a table. The pizza was nice but the best thing was the beer flight with all the beers that were on tap during our visit. I tried 17 new beers from Russian River plus some ones that I had tried before. Really great value, both in the bar and bottles to go. A Pliny The Elder cost 5.25$ to go. Pliny the Younger was a very tasty one but my favourite was Beatification, what a beer! I also liked the range of different T-shirts, Hats etcetera that one could buy. Would love to visit this place again during a normal day/evening.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 17/20
brenn79  (6) Idaho | February 20, 2014
I and my brother waited for 7 hours to get in the bar (it was pliney the younger release!), was it worth the wait? Yes and no, glad I did it and never do it again! Inside it was more of a beer drinking hotspot with lots of drunk people having fun, not the typical classy mellow vibe at most breweries. Had lots of fun though, awesome selection, prices were way cheap for the quality you get. Sampler tray will get you drunk, like 15 beers on their sampler. Had lots of fun with very interesting yet friendly people. Would definitely go again, just not on pliney the younger days!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
poisoneddwarf  (18) Rathdrum, Idaho | February 18, 2014
Came here for Pliny the Younger yesterday. After waiting in line for seven hours, the beer here sure tasted delicious. The place was packed to the gills, making it extremely hard to order beer, rate or do anything, really. It took quite awhile to get our beers and food, which is understandable considering how many people were here. Once we got a table, it was much better. Our server was great, making sure we had all the beer we wanted. The ambience was typical brewpub. The value was great. For beers of this caliber and reputation, it was downright cheap. Iíd like to come here on a regular night and see what itís like.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
orangesol  (154) Pennsylvania | February 13, 2014
Stopped in here earlier today for the PTY release, I have wanted to visit this place for so long, the PTY was just an added bonus. After standing in line for nearly six hours I finally got inside and promptly found a seat at the bar. Atmosphere was hopping, as expected with such a large event going on. Service was solid all things considered, I did have to wait a bit but that is more than understandable with the insane amount of people looking for beers are all times. Quality was great, beers and food were both top notch. Selection was awesome. 20 beers on including PTY, Beatification and a vintage Sanctification. Food was awesome. I decided on the Jasper bites and they were awesome. I really wanted a pizza as well but the bites filled me up so well I just didnít have it in me. Prices were great, especially the sampler on all 20 beers for $16. Overall one of the best brewery tap rooms I have ever visited, I look forward to visiting again in the future, hopefully when PTY isnít going on so I wonít have to wait for 6hrs to get in.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
mverity  (9) Tallahassee, Florida | February 4, 2014
I love how this place is tucked away within the quaint downtown of Santa Rosa. Small bar, small kitchen, small dining area all make you get really friendly with those around you. I can imagine that when Younger is on tap that this place is a mad house. I was here on a quiet Saturday afternoon and it was still packed. That tiny kitchen is packing out some great food that the bartenders will pair with an amazing brew. Food is a tad pricey, but the beers are dirt cheap for the outstanding beer they produce. Bartenders were very happy that I brought some Florida stuff to share with them. One even pedalled home to grab a Beatification to share. Friendly and open atmosphere. I would love to live somewhere besides a 4 hour plane ride from this place!

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