Strange that I haven’t rated this place. I guess I don’t rate every place as quickly as I think I do (or I write it in my head and not put it on here). Outdoor ambiance is nice - especially if it’s summer. Indoors is meh, but not bad. Service has always been fine, not outstanding. 11 beers on tap today, but their "seasonal" seem to be off. Pretty much all lighter beers - not one porter or stout in their winter seasonals and the only thing that stood out today was their stout (which the server did not mention - my friend happened to notice it and one other beer on the chalk board as "brewers specials." Food is hit or miss - have had some quite bland food in the past, but today’s choice of a Reuben was outstanding - they really knocked it out of the park. Value? Meh, their beers are usually quite average and unmemorable. Worth a stop if you’re hitting the breweries in the area (we went down to Devil’s Backbone but were turned off by the 40-minute wait - and bar itself was also packed, so we came here, which wasn’t going to be a planned stop).
Tucked into the Virginia wilderness off SR 151, this is worth finding. Exterior features a couple charming fountains and plenty of outdoor seating. Interior has a front section for sit-down dining and a bar at the back. Servers are courteous and helpful, and make you feel welcome. Food is definitely a cut above - try the black bean and rice burrito. Beer is all theirs, and some of it is great. You can sample a baker’s dozen of brews if you like. Let loose your wild wolf and enjoy!
This is a great place - the ambiance reminds me of YMCA camp from 40 years ago - outdoor strings of white lights over tables and chairs, the aroma of dry wood on the inside, everything warm and cozy, and a very friendly staff. The beers are quite serviceable, and the food (a house-designed reuben in this case) is terrific pub food. Flights are available, and everything is reasonable prices. I wish I lived closer than Cincinnati - I would be here often.
Very nice looking outside. There’s a large patio, a restaurant seating inside, the bar, of course, and also an inside/outside seating area. The bar has a nice look to it; quite accomodating, with some small tables to the side as well. On tap they have their handful of flagships, as well as several seasonal/limited offerings. The service is usually pretty nice. The food is good as well. They offer live music all the time (4 or 5 days a week it seems) with no cover charge.
This is a large place. Nice patio with a little fountain thing out front, and plenty of parking. Inside is a restaurant above all, but if you head straight to the back you’ll find a standard brewpub bar. I just didn’t care for the beers. Service was quick and friendly, though. Didn’t try the food. You might as well try this place, just don’t expect too much from the beers.
Saturdays are very busy for the brewpubs on 151. Some places handle the crowds with admirable grace and calm; Wild Wolf isn’t one of those places. Sitting at the bar and watching the staff run around like headless chickens was an anxiety-inducing experience. I don’t know if they’re disorganized or just massively understaffed, but they were clearly in the weeds. Accordingly, the service suffered. As for the beers, they’re all over the place. 11 featured on tap, representing a broad range of styles. None were particularly good. However, the prices were pretty fantastic. The food’s quality is debatable. My reuben sandwich was legitimately boss, my companion’s fish tacos apparently were awful. Overall, there’s room for improvement here. These guys aren’t keeping Devils Backbone and Blue Mountain awake at night.