Brewpub, stoneís throw from Russian River in downtown Santa Rosa. Food is decent, beers are very average. Service was quick and good both times I was here. They have a good homemade rootbeer on tap as well. Definitely worth a stop if youíre in Santa Rosa for beer. If you only have time for one stop, well, go to the other place.
Iíll be honest, I wasnít in here for very long. I wanted to come by and give it more time, but was stretched a little thinner for time than I expected and ended up needing more of a nap than expected after Pliny the Younger. I got a pint here when we were walking back from Russian River and a friend had forgotten to grab his bag. So a couple of us took the chance to have a drink here. Unusual 80s-era modern brick split-level interior, with a mezzanine that has a few tables and an open first floor with the main bar. Well-staffed, and friendly. Drink prices seemed good, and food looked good. The beer was pretty good, too, but I only had the one. Iíd like to come back and spend a little more time and get some more of what they have to offer.
When Russian River was busy we stopped by here. They were prompted to serve and the food was good. Decent lineup of beers with casks available, however they wouldnít do short pours/tasters of certain beers. Worth the stop if your ticking San Rosa.
A nice brewpub around the corner from Russian River with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. It has the feel of a European pub, complete with some cask offerings. The selection is solid and the service is good, as is the value. I didnít eat, but the menu looked good. Worth a stop if youíre in town.
Visited on Monday 28/04/14 around 7pm.
Located just a few blocks from RR thereíll alway be an air of íyouíve tried the best, now try the restí but a tickers gotta tick - RIGHT?
3SAW has an industrial kind of feel to it, steel, metal, 2 levels, brew kit on show.
10 of their own beers on tap and available in a tasting flight. 1 of the beers - a sour, was downright undrinkable - rancid cheesy nastyness. I questioned the bar tender and she said (usual patronising BS that Iíve heard before) ... not everyone likes sours, thats how its meant to be ... what your rotting cunt having not washed for 5 weeks???
Ok place for some ticks.
Visited on a Monday evening in February 2014 after our visit to Russian River Brewing. I kind of liked this place, it was relaxed and not that crowded. The service was very friendly and fast. The beers were nice except for the Cherry Springer that was a strange one.
Located about five minutes from Russian River so a combination of these two places might be a good idea.
A pint only cost 5$, thatís really cheap.
Itís hard to get love so close to the other guys, but the beer overall was pretty decent and was actually quit nice. A quiet location and big patio also work in their favour. I wasnít wowed, but pretty satisfied.