Russian River Brewing | Santa Rosa, California
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Russian River Brewing
World Class based on 248 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 Porter 98, Russian River Pliny the Elder 100, Russian River STS Pils , Russian River Beatification (Batch 002 +) 100, Russian River Supplication 100, Russian River Temptation 100, Russian River Erudition 93, Russian River Row 2/Hill 56 99, Russian River Blind Pig IPA 100, Russian River Dribble Belt 82, Russian River Aud Blonde 75, Russian River OVL Stout 93, Sonoma Pride Amasa 71, Sonoma Pride Dauenhauer 84, Russian River Compunction 100, Russian River Consecration 100, Russian River Ale for A.L.S. 94, Russian River Dead Leaf Green 89, Russian River Happy Hops 95, Russian River Sanctification 100
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248 reviews for Russian River Brewing
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  80%
 Selection  90%
 Food  78%
 Value  85%
 Overall  88%
 Rating  99%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
tiong  (80) Espoo, Finland | May 11, 2014
The legendary brewpub is located a 2 and a half hour bus trip away from San Francisco. Definitely worth the day trip to go there. Full, loud and packed one hour after opening on a Saturday afternoon. Service was really quick though, and managed to grab a seat at the bar right after I walked in after waiting for a couple of minutes in line outside. Sampler of their beers is massive and ridiculously cheap considering the qua lity of the beers. Had a pizza here too, and it was good, although quite greasy. Some bottles available to go as well, although they sold out their cooler full of Pliny in just an hour even though they had a 6 bottle limit per customer. This place would be perfect if they had some guest taps too.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
DedicatedToFun  (48) Santa Monica, California | April 17, 2014
Best place in the world to grab a beer. Doesnít have the ambiance of Stone, but has the best beers, best flights, and great food. This bar is a dream.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
BOLTZ7555  (81) Phoenix, Arizona | April 7, 2014
Absolutely packed on a Wednesday afternoon. Still was able to acquire a table for two within a ten minute window. Long bar. A few adjoining rooms and a small outside area. People taking advantage of the incredible weather. Huge sampler available. Tried everything I hadnít had before. Impeccable selection and the quality is unparalleled. Food was average at best. Canít imagine going for an event like Younger. Has to be a madhouse. Quaint. Definitely stop by while in Napa or the surrounding wonít be sorry!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
ads135  (163) 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 $16 for 17 2oz samplers. Overall I was slightly dissapointed but it was great to visit. Really, how many variations of a golden ale and an IPA can they have on the menu at once? Otherwise obviously worth stopping in given its reputation.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
EdwinLitzau  (7) , Netherlands | March 2, 2014
Great place, great beers, great merchandise. Had a wonderful time, nice atmosphere.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
gyllenbock  (165) Stockholm, Sweden | February 28, 2014
Visited on a Monday in February 2014. We waited 6,5 hours to get in, yes it was during the Pliny the Younger "madness". The place was crowded but stil with a nice and quick service. We had to wait around one hour to get a table. The pizza was nice but the best thing was the beer flight with all the beers that were on tap during our visit. I tried 17 new beers from Russian River plus some ones that I had tried before. Really great value, both in the bar and bottles to go. A Pliny The Elder cost 5.25$ 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!

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