Bear Republic Brewing Company
Bear Republic Brewing Company

Bear Republic Brewing Company

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bearrepublic.com/
  • Phone: 7074332337x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Sunday - Thursday : 11:00am to 9:30pm

    Friday - Saturday : 11:00am to 10:00pm

    *Bar stays open until 11:00pm on Friday and Saturday*
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Burgers, Brewery
  • Executive Chef: Dennis Kelly
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Let Bear Republic"s full-service catering group help plan any event where stellar food, beer and service is required.

    Our creative menus and elegant design will make your special occasion a memorable experience!

    Located in beautiful downtown Healdsburg, our courtyard is a perfect setting for your event. Wooden barrels and stainless steel fermenters give our Barrel Room a one of a kind ambiance.

    Looking for offsite catering services? Bring Bear Republic's quality, flavor, and unique menus to any location with our off-site catering service.
  • Private Party Facilities: Located in the heart of downtown Healdsburg, our hidden gem of a courtyard and rustic barrel room are accentuated by upbeat and knowledgeable service. We love featuring our award-winning ales and our menu reflects passion for craft beer. Come see how we can inspire your next big party.
  • Private Party Contact: Ryan Schellink 8669440625
  • Entertainment: Check out our website for the entertainment schedule, maybe Comedy, Karaoke or a Local Band. Usually on the first weekend of the month.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: North Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Free public parking is available on the street and in the parking lot to the west of the pub.
A word from Bear Republic Brewing Company
Located in Sonoma County, you might wonder how a brewery in the heart of California"s wine country could make such distinctively flavorful beers. With awards too plentiful to list, the Bear's creations are too good to miss.

Founded in 1995, the Norgrove family and Bear Republic Brewing Company strive to foster a sense of loyalty and tradition from eras gone by. From the humble beginnings of home brewing, to the demanding process of commercial brewing, came the realization that to produce the distinctive flavors and aroma we found appealing required the founding of our own Brewery and Brewpub.

The Norgrove Family invites you to come by for good, healthy food and our award winning ales and lagers. Located on the corner of Healdsburg's historic downtown square, our family environment guarantees a good time for all!
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Bear Republic Brewing Company reviews from OpenTable diners
7 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.4
    Service3.1
  • Ambiance3.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (3)great for lunch (3)good for groups (2)kid-friendly (1)fit for foodies (1)special occasion (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Food was awful
    jlynngirlVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Service was also quite bad - it appeared to be understaffed. Perhaps we came on the wrong night? Our server was super friendly and apologetic, my food was not very good at all. I left hungry and left most of my food - at least the fries were good!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Top notch pub grub
    LGFoodie
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We decided to eat here because of the beer and didn't have high expectations about the food. We were very pleasantly surprised by the deliciousness of the burgers. I had the crab louis which was also really good. The beer was good, of course, and I was the designated driver so enjoyed their draft rootbeer. The location near the square is terrific, and I imagine it can get pretty jammed on a weekend. Our only criticism is that our party arrived between shifts so we had periods when no one was paying attention to us. The two servers we had were each very good however.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 26 reviews are from the Bear Republic Brewing Company reviews archive.
  • Tasty food and tasty brews
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    BRBC is a great spot for dinner or lunch, or for just a beer and a snack. The beers are good, if you're a beer drinker. And, to my surprise, the garlic fries were some of the best I've ever had--not overly garlicky the way most places make them, these were garlicky enough with a healthy dose of parmesan and savory seasonings. In the afternoon and early evening, the place is very kid-friendly, and the outdoor patio makes for a very pleasant dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great BEER, OK Food, Meh Service
    Emily
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    We started off with excellent beer and asked to start with a pretzel, the server kept asking if we were ready to order dinner and then never brought our pretzel and then disappeared once we ordered our food, leaving us with empty beer glasses. Anyway, the food was decent, the beer was delicious, but the servers clearly are just trying to move people through...the place was empty though...
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great brews
    poetess
    Dined on 10/9/2013
    The only real highlights of this place are the beers and the patio dining, which is really pleasant. The food has gone downhill in quality.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was mediocre to bad.
    ybrob24VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2013
    Food was mediocre to bad. Very unimpressed. The beer is the star and is excellent. However, I would absolutely not go to eat again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beers with Extra Hops
    bernerlover
    Dined on 8/15/2013
    We dined on the open air patio, which was enjoyable, as it faced a sidewalk shopping area away from the street. We tried three of the Brewing Company's individual beers, and even the one described as low hops to my taste was very hoppy. We had a lager and a nut brown ale, and NO IPA - wonder how hoppy that would have been? Food was above average for a Brewing Company. The restaurant itself was very open, different levels with good separation of dining areas. Service was prompt and competent considering the patio crowd - not many folks inside on this beautiful day.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We booked last minute Mother's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    We booked last minute Mother's Day Brunch reservations for a group of 10. The Brunch menu was nice and the food was very good. The service, especially given the busy Mother's Day holiday was excellent. We so appreciated the attentive, pleasant service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Last Time I will ever eat there
    Mooee0652
    Dined on 5/9/2013
    I've been here several times in the past. Food is OK, and I love their Racer 5. We were seated about 10 minutes ahead of a party of 8 people. There were only about 10 other people in the restaurant at the time, not a busy night. There were waiters standing around doing nothing.It took about 15 minutes for our waitress to come to our table and even get our drink order. Another 20 minutes goes by and we finally get our drinks and order our food. We ordered about 10 minutes ahead of the party of 8. They get their food in about 15 minutes, while we are sitting there for 40 MINUTES with empty glasses because no one has come by to ask if we needed refills. Finally get our food and it was dried out and cold. Never am I coming back to this place.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food & awesome beer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/4/2013
    Great food & awesome beer selection. Been here many times & will continue to dine here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We ate here for restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/20/2013
    We ate here for restaurant week. The food was delicious. The Chili vinaigrette and stuffed jalapenos were out of this world. They were busy yet attentive. We really enjoyed sharing a beer flight and discussing what we enjoyed about each beer. That was a really great way to try a lot without over drinking. Only issue was a patron at another table who didn't seem to understand how much his voice carried. We sat outside and it was comfortable at night with the heaters, but his voice echoed off the patio. Probably would have been a problem if we had the kids, but for date night it was fine.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and beer list.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/18/2013
    Great food and beer list. Had no problems seating our group of 8 people. Sports bar vibe yet lots of cool local flavor also. Will swing by again the next time we're in the area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food and the beer were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    The food and the beer were of course awesome!! But the real treat was the server Jenny. We had just been to another brewery in the area for lunch and hit Bear Republic for dinner. Jenny was smiley, energetic, friendly, accommodating and really knowledgeable about the products and menu items. We'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went to Bear Republic for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Went to Bear Republic for their Valentine's Day special menu. Everything was delicious and well prepared. We also went there for lunch the previous day and had wonderful soup and fish tacos. Great neighborhood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nice sized portions had to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    nice sized portions had to ask for box didn,t want to waste entries.tried 3 beers all excellant. came back Mon. for a growler.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
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    Gary
    Dined on 1/29/2013
    Great restaurant.... Good service, good food. Had a Brewben for lunch. It was great!!!! Can't wait to go here again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Beer Pub on the West Coast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/27/2012
    Best IPA (Racer 5) on the west coast!! And with Racer 15 being poured during the holidays, it was a festivus miracle!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall we were satisfied
    Dub28
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    Overall we were satisfied however service was initially very slow. We sat down and waited for about 10 minutes. I finally got up and asked if someone could help us. After that the service was great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and great beer.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/5/2012
    Good food and great beer. Servers were friendly and courteous, and knowledgeable about the menu and beer. Fun place to go to with friends to eat or just have a drink. Reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bear Republic has a great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/30/2012
    Bear Republic has a great beer selection. Servers are friendly and knowledge about the beers. Good bar food as well. Good hang out place to go to with your friends.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our server was so inattentive
    PattyoboeVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2012
    Our server was so inattentive I was frustrated. She spent far too much time chatting with another server and I finally had to ask for the bill. I won't return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing beer selection. Sometimes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2012
    Amazing beer selection. Sometimes pub food can get a little boring, but the food was pretty good. Lots of regulars in there and the bartenders were very nice, helpful and weren't snobby about our beer questions.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Promising Brew Pub in Healdsburg
    ToCCResidentVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2012
    The place was hard to find because the GPS coordinates were bogus. The street number did not match the location, which was down a side "allee". The food was very good, but I was disappointed that the "wild game chili" was unavailable. Bear REpublic makes interesting brews that are widely available in other areas of California. That alone is worth the trip. I had the "trio" of sausages while my wife had the Santa Fe Chicken salad. Both were tasty and well prepared. We had to work to get the attention of the server when it came time for the check.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • If you're in Healdsburg and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/9/2012
    If you're in Healdsburg and you're in the mood for a burger/pub food and a beer, this is a great place to go. Not only great food but also home to the famous "Racer 5" and "Red Rocket Ale." It does have a bar scene around sports game times which elevates the noise levels occasionally. Otherwise its even a great place to take the family.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food, good beer. wine
    jcditzel
    Dined on 6/18/2012
    good food, good beer. wine list is good for the grape lover. had burgers...huge, sharable...go for the mac 'n cheese. located right on square. nice prices...would recommend.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hostess and waiter couldn't
    LousyVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2012
    Hostess and waiter couldn't have been nicer. Waiter very helpful in selecting gluten-free meal. One of us really enjoyed his burger, one thought hers was so-so. Ales were good, wine nothing special. Still, will go back for casual, cool atmosphere and friendly staff.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went during restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/29/2012
    We went during restaurant week. Service was friendly but spotty. They seemed to have trouble seating a group of 5. The burgers were very good, the restaurant week specials were just OK. The beer selection was good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant Week Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/27/2012
    We frequent Bear Republic because we are locals (Cloverdale) and we love the beer, food is OK. We were there on Feb 27,2012 to participate in the Sonoma Restaurant Week. The chicken was dry as were the mashed potatoes. The vegetables in the pot pie and the chicken dish were not even done enough to be called al dente! If you want that even week to be successful, you need to do better than that for dinner. Even a burger would have been better. The dessert was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate