Clouds Brewing

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Clouds Brewing Raleigh is a restaurant just off Glenwood South in downtown Raleigh. We offer a great atmosphere with plenty of room and lots of TVs to watch your favorite sporting events. Clouds also offers our Downpour - a self service beer sampling system utilizing RFID technology.

Clouds produces their own line of beers at there offsite brewery location. At this location you can expect some of the best of our standard line of beers and also some unusual new test beers.

Cuisine at Cloud Brewing is traditional American pub fare. Classics like burgers, nachos, chicken flatbread and a variety of sandwiches. Many appetizer plates are offered to satisfy guests who want to pair a small meal with a few good beers.
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TG
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

We had poor service but I was very pleased with how Clouds Brewing management fixed the issues. We were a large party, so we were being patient and understood we would be a lot for one server. We had to wait a while for drinks and then food, and some had to wait even longer when their food never appeared. BUT, I was very happy to see that management saw what was going on and came to the rescue. All the food was delicious and due to Clouds stepping up when things were not ideal, I will continue being a customer.

PF
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

It's a pretty nice place overall. There is a great selection of beer. Food is typical of any bar. Worth a visit.

LS
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and wonderful atmosphere. We went for brunch on a Sunday and had the big breakfast (amazing) and a mimosa carafe. The hostess was rude, but our waiter was fantastic!

SB
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

I visited Clouds Brewing previously and had the best experience. This time was not very pleasant. We waited a long period of time for our food and my guest and I tried to be understanding about because there was a bigger party being served by our waitress as well. When our food did arrive, it was bland and cold. We didn’t bother sending our food back because we saw very little of our waitress.

CM
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive waiter! Food was delicious!

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our service was amazing, friendly and thoughtful. Food and beer were great. Wednesdays are trivia nights, but it didn’t really bother us. It was fun and my husband and I were trying to guess the answers too.

RR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This was a good stop for us. Food was decent, mostly bar food but more interesting than most. Lots of great options for drinks. Very pleasant and efficient service. Noise level was a bit high.

KB
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

They have amazing brunch options. It is one of my favorite downtown spots to hit on the weekends.

P
Raleigh
32 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was awesome, food presentation and food quality was also awesome. Will be back

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff, excellent food!!

e
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived just as they opened and were welcomed and enjoyed great service, great beer, and a great lunch. The soft pretzel and beer cheese were wonderful and then the German potato salad was delicious and if you get the peanut butter pie dessert, you will need to share!

OT
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

First time there. We had a table outside and it was very nice with little white lights. Server was outstanding.

K
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great open space inside and a lovely, outdoor dining space. Rated the noise level as moderate due to several patrons bringing dogs onto the patio, which caused a disturbance a few times, but overall great outdoor patio.
Beers were very good, with several other local brews also available. The food is a step above typical bar/brewpub selections.

MA
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Our experience was mediocre- didn’t wow us or make us want to return anytime soon based on our service. I made a reservation as this visit was part of celebrating my husband’s birthday in a casual brunch with our kids (young adults). I wasted time sharing that we were celebrating my husband’s birthday on the reservation with OpenTable since they never acknowledged it, even when I tried to note this to our server. So, lesson learned is don’t go to Clouds Brewing if wanting more than food or drinks. Not sure if-or when- we will return.

OT
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Fun place!

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CK
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Stopped in for lunch on Sunday. Our group of seven each had a different brunch entree and all were delicious. We especially liked the Bratwurst Benedict, Portobello Benedict, Chicken & Waffles, and Big Breakfast. The grits were creamy and perfectly seasoned, you gotta try 'em. We weren't sure what to think of their adaptation of hash browns, but were all fans by the end of the meal. If you go for brunch, don't miss the opportunity to make yourself the perfect drink at their fantastic Bloody Mary bar. The atmosphere was relaxed and casual, with a bright, cheerful feeling. The wait staff was friendly and our server did a great job. What a great spot. We will definitely be back.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food and service. Great beers. Would definitely recommend.

ET
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food. Good service. We’ll return soon!

m
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The beer selection was great

MK
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great beer. Best bar food I’ve had in a long time. Loved the German flair.

T
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great beer selection with German inspired bar food.

JS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their food is utterly fantastic tasting. For a brewery - their wider choices and quality of preparation - exceeded meals costing 2 or 3 times as much. Our group of 7 all ordered different things and could not have been any happier. And their beer choices are great.

We will return...and return...and return.

MB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

As soon as we arrived, we were seated at a table that had water glasses already filled (Ew!). My water glass had a dead bug floating on top. I didn't receive an apology for that. Next, my sons order didnt get put into the system. So, by the time his arrived, everyone else's was cold. My hashbrowns were so overdone, they could have been used as a hockey puck. My husbands hashbrowns were so underdone, they were a mushy mess. Our server needed re training. The entire experience left a lot to be desired. I would not recommend.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mothers day

DH
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food and a nice selection of beer. The “downpour” was a really neat way to try out different beers - highly recommended.

CS
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Only positive, nice patio.

Limited beer selection.

Limited vegetarian option in main menu.

Waiter wouldn't do flights in second round because place was busy.

Recommend the Durham location. Different beer and food menu.

LF
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful birthday, love that dogs are allowed outside. always have a good time when i come to clouds.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, excellent food!

DT
Raleigh
23 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've not had a bad meal nor bad beer there. Service was excellent last evening. Thanks Nolan!

KT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Awesome food and the service was great. Didn't wait long for a table or for our food. Ambiance was only average though. I enjoyed the natural lighting but would have liked to see some more décor etc.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Would have given it 100% 5 stars if we were not told while we were waiting on checks that our table was reserved for an hour and a half away. There was little communication with the host and our server who had no idea that the host had said that to us. Secondly, we were at one long table but there were a million little tables in the room that were empty so if we wanted to stay, we could have moved but were on our way out anyways. Great food, fun atmosphere when they are not rude.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting Raleigh for a volleyball tournament and a friend recommended Clouds. Food was fantastic. Very well made. The nachos were fabulous. Well done handcrafted beer too. And I’m not that big a of beer fan. Fun atmosphere as the UNC Men’s Basketball game was on! Definitely would recommend to anyone visiting.

AC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good beers on tap with the ability to make flights. I picked 4 beers that all hit my pallet the right way. They do not serve domestic light beers which forced me off the low carb target for one night. Atmosphere was open, bright, and playful. For the main course we shared a dinner salad and some kielbasa. Personally I don't like sauerkraut but apparently I like their's. Always nice to be introduced to a new flavor based on a specific presentation. Our waiter was at the right place at the right time throughout and very pleasant. All and all we had a lot of laughs, enjoyed the drinks and the food. We'll definitely return but it will have to be a "cheat" night for the low carb thing based on the drink selection.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was great but service was slow. One guest in our party had a large hair in his food. The kitchen remade his order, but it the rest of the table was almost done eating before he got his fresh plate. Also, we saw several folks waiting a while at the entrance to be seated. I don’t believe they have a staff member dedicated to hosting. The space is large but seems to be understaffed.

BR
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Was a little aggravated when we were first seated at a table very near the entrance because it was extremely cold. We asked the hostess staff to be moved even if it meant waiting for another table. They were less than helpful; however our waiter was awesome and moved us as soon as another table opened. Service was great and the food was really good. It was a little loud as it is located in a warehouse type location with little to abosob the sound; however, after a few minutes, the noise wasn't as noticeable. We enjoyed our dinner and would definitely go back.

k
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place to watch a game! Food is good - no domestic light beer.

EM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Our server was very attentive. Food was delicious. Lots of draft beer choices.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good place for a casual meal over some beers

OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

The appetizers where good, the actually meal was not very good. The service was slacking. Our drinks came up and we saw our server in his phone and not getting our drinks.

e
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was a good dinner. Food was good and reasonably priced. Burgers were awesome! They have a great beer draught selection and you can get small pours to sample things. Their house brewed beers were not anything to write home about. Mediocre but drinkable.

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