This is a restaurant-style brewpub with an extensive bar area. They keep several different beers on draught (grab some Seeing Double). We were there at kind of an odd time, so there wasn’t much going on except a few people coming and going to get growlers. They have merchandise, too.
Foothills Brewing features a long bar with a spacious dining area behind it. There is some patio seating which would be quite nice on a pleasant day. The building is easily reached by a walk downtown. I would recommend any brew here whose primary focus is hops. The brewer can execute such styles very well. There were a very large amount of people who were surprisingly older than typical college students that loudly talked about macro swill being superior to Foothills stuff. I’m not sure if this is a common occurance, but it sure adds a certain level of humorous entertainment. I unfortunately did not eat here this time due to my earlier visit to Asiana. Perhaps next visit I will consume a meal.
freekyp (35) Thomasville, North Carolina | September 10, 2006
Fantastic roomy brewpub in downtown WS. The main dining area is big enough to stretch out in, and cool balcony seating is available. In addition to their 6 mainstays, Foothills had 3 seasonals on tap. The beer is above average overall with their Total Eclipse stout taking top honors. Try their pilsener as well. The menu is pub fare with a twist. A few game meats are available on the menu and I suggest trying their game sampler for maximum impact. The boar is awesome if you dig pork. Live music on weekends and a friendly knowledgeable wait staff round out the offerring.
kujo9 (32) North Ridgeville, Ohio | July 9, 2006| Updated July 9, 2007
My family and I stopped on Friday night the 29th for dinner. I had the roasted duck & black bean quesedilla to start things off (very good) and the wild boar chops... Outstanding to say the least! Very well prepared and perfectly cooked! The sauce complimented the boar very well, and the apple cheddar gratin was nicely different. I didn’t eat much of it due to having the quesedilla. The Hunter’s pie that we had ordered was also pretty special. The pizza (pepperoni & mushroom) was very good. Nicely crispy crust on the bottom w/ a soft, but done inside. Not a huge fan of their sauce, but it was good. My wife had the ribs, also very good according to her. By the time I got around to having the other stuff, I was too full to try my sister’s or wife’s meal. The service was excellent, and it was fairly busy when we went in there. The wait for a table was short, and our server was very friendly. They no longer allow smoking ( a plus for me), but, they still serve Miller Lite, but oh well. Definitely worth checking out when in the area!!! The ketchup was also very good so I bought a bottle, but it never made it home w/ me. It appears that there really aren’t any preservatives in it, so I’m not sure exactly what happened, but I’m glad they put it in a plastic bag, or my clothes would have been coated in the stuff.
Wife and I stopped by for lunch 5/30/06 while visiting the area. Actually we landed at the Raleigh airport, got our car and drove to Winston-Salem. Wasn’t crowded as it was around 1230-100pm. Nice big dining area. Two story high ceiling, brick and wood. Bar area has like twenty seat and table too. You can see brewing equipment from the bar. Seperate function room and a upper mezinine section that over looks dining area. Waitress was friendly, gave me brief history of the place. I had the small nachos and wife had turkey sandwich. Both were good. I had the IIPA, ipa. My wife had the pale ale and Eclipse stout. All seemed solid. Worth a visit if in the metro Winston-Salem area.
Good beer, great food. Other than a few other undesireables, this is an alright brew pub.
ross (59) weddington, North Carolina | April 1, 2006
Pretty nice brewpub in the middle of downtown (is there such a thing?) Winston Salem. Pizza was good, onion rings were killer, live music was playing at lunch, sampler beer tray was good, growler of the double IPA is to die for. Beer is good, drinkable, and worth visiting if you are around the area. Service sucked, the waiter was a dumbass.
In downtown Winston-Salem, this place is located just down the street from the Mellow Mushroom. Clean inside with a neat upstairs that seems like it would be an excellent place to watch a band play. Long bar with decent service and plenty of tables to sit and enjoy your beer. Solid lineup of various styles, mostly average but nothing bad, a few nice beers to be found.
Nice brewpub in thr heart of downtown Winston-Salem. The front half is a non-smoking restaurant with towering ceilings. The back half is a long bar with many tables around it. The night I went they had 8 house beers on tap. 5 standards, 2 seasonals, and a special. The food was decent. wait staff were not very knowledgable about the beer, but the barkeeps made up for it. The beer was very good.
slang (13) Columbia, South Carolina | January 4, 2006
I was really impressed w/ this place. Large, open feel and is new and clean. Their two down falls are that they only serve their own beers and my food was below average and everyone elses looked burnt. But I had the Double IPA, the Stout, the Indian Brown, and the Salem Gold Lager, and all were good beers. The Double IPA and the Stout are phuking phenomenal and worth stopping for alone, esp. @ $3.50 a glass.
masedawg (1) Statesville, North Carolina | November 19, 2005
Pretty decent place to go, especially considering that it is Winston-Salem . I thought I got a pretty good amount of food for the money and the beer was pretty decent.