Interesting place, well worth a visit. Firmly entrenched in Farmington, 3R owns what appears to be a whole city block. In addition to the brewery, they have a pizzeria, a restaurant, and a watering hole that has billards, shuffleboard, etc. So Three Rivers is also three places with 3 separate entrances. It’s kind of confusing at first. The bar was my favorite of the three. But each place has a completely different atmosphere from the other. The food at the restaurant is mediocre. But they often have beers that are not available just a few doors down at the bar! So it’s worth popping in to the restaurant to see what they have on tap. You can sit in a small bar area in the restaurant, which is informal. The pizzeria has no atmosphere but you can order their pizza in the bar next door. It’s decent pizza. And the beers are not bad for a small provincial town.
Oakes (816) Vancouver, British Columbia | September 9, 2011
Three Rivers owns pretty much the whole block, and there are three separate establishments. On the corner is The Eatery, which has a nice vibe and a pubby menu. The Pizzeria is a blander, family-type place a couple doors own. After that is a Taproom, which is a fun place with games, free popcorn and they play lots of metal on the jukebox. You can order pizza to the Taproom. A couple of the beers were a bit weak. The ones you as a Ratebeerian want to try are all pretty good. No sample trays in the taproom, for that you must go to the Eatery.
Visited here on a Sunday afternoon. A small brewpub set in an old pharmacy (and there was plenty of paraphernalia on the walls to indicate this). It was a fairly busy place, although most other people were just getting food. There are 2 small TVs, none of which are visible when sitting at the bar (although one offers a great view for the bartender...). There is a very laid back, definite southwestern vibe. Family friendly too. They have quite a large beer list with 5 seasonals and 6 regulars, so plenty to choose from. Unfortunately, unlike as suggested by prior raters, the beer was largely mediocre. Perhaps they have changed brewers since the prior ratings. Of the 8 beers I got to sample, I thought 2-3 were good, 3 were mediocre, and 2 were rather bad. I guess the badness of the beers didn’t stop me from getting more, but I was still disappointed. Also the beers were on the pricier side ($4.75/pint). The food though was quite good. I got a half sandwich and the Santa Fe chicken soup which was very tasty (and the rest of the food menu looked great). Overall, I did enjoy my time here, although I wish the beers had been better. I probably won’t be stopping by again unless I’m in the area.
One-room bar and restaurant with various pharmacy and beer paraphernalia contributing to a very established, well lived-in feeling. Two small TV’s placed away from the bar such that if you need to watch something while there, you can, but to say they don’t get in the way is a huge understatement. Simple wooden bar stools. Bartender was attentive and very talkative, though mostly to himself even if at first glance you thought he was trying to have a conversation with you. One of those older cases of ADHD. Food maybe wasn’t gourmet but was very tasty for semi-adventuresome pub grub. Pints were a little pricy it seemed for the location at $4.75. Quality of the beer was mostly mediocre. We stayed here awhile watching the World Cup final so ended up trying eight or nine beers, and only two surpassed that mediocre standing. Still, it was a very enjoyable stay. Except for a couple in the other direction, the beers weren’t terrible, and it’s nice to see a brewpub putting out a wide range of beers in a location like this. I do wonder though if it might be time to find a new brewer since based on the ratings here, it seems like the beer used to be better.
this is a cool spot with a beatnik vibe.... lots of folky chatchkes and laid back friendly ’alternative’ servers... too bad the beer is terrible... and expensive. wtf? the rootbeer was the best thing on the menu and it wasn’t even part of the $11 sampler of six (there was a total of eleven on tap!). food was ok but not worth the price. but, if one is in need of a beer whilst travelling between phoenix and durango...
Tap room next to the brewhouse is a cool place to hang out with friends, behind the tap room is an outdoor area for smokers with a fire pit when cold out. Great food, great beer with alot of local flavor. Definitely check the place out if you have the chance.
wovoka (1) Salisbury, North Carolina | August 8, 2007
This is a spectacular place. I was touring NM and this place was recommended. The beer that they had was a short term brew they had, but it was simply amazing. The food was great and the place was downright fun. I loved it.
Sep 06: Had their beers often during my ABQ-living days, but never had the opportunity to visit until now. So glad I made the trip .. SUPER friendly in a surprisingly nice little town in NW NM ... not far from Four Corners and some of America’s greatest scenery, this is definitely the best beer stop within hours of driving ... superb beers, delicious food, and attentive/warm staff. Superb.
Very friendly brewpup atmosphere. The service was outstanding both from the servers and the locals who would recommend the best beers and awnser questions if the servers were busy. The beer selection was excellent with a wide variety of beers including 2 casks. There was a decent varietry of food which was reasonably priced and very tasty. This place is a do not miss if you are in the area!