Bear Republic Brewing Company - Healdsburg

4.2
89 reviews
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$30 and under
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Brewery
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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Brewery, American, Burgers
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Hours of operation
Sunday – Thursday
11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday
11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m

*Bar stays open until 11:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.*
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Phone number
(707) 433-2337
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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.
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
North Street
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Parking details
Free public parking is available on the street and in the parking lot to the west of the pub.
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Entertainment
Check out our website for the entertainment schedule, maybe Comedy, Karaoke or a Local Band. Usually on the first weekend of the month.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
What 89 People Are Saying
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d
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The Bear Republic Brewing company is a fun spot. We had reservations for a large group and had to wait but the manager comped us our drinks. We appreciated that. The tables have games on them and part fo our group played Uno while waiting for their food. The noise level was very loud which I enjoyed but some in our party did not. The food was very good, large portions, excellant root beer and regular beer. Overall, a good, fun experience for a rowdy party. TVs show sports as well.

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CC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The food was not hot. We had pasta and soup, Luke warm.

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TK
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Eh. Service was okay but the food was nothing outstanding. One person ordered a ‘medium’ burger and it was pretty darn pink. Taste was okay just nothing to rave about.

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C
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is famous for their IPA’s ofcourse but they dish out a solid hamburger, great coleslaw, and wonderful appetizers. Sport bar atmosphere with TVs etc.
Ryan at the bar has been there 20 years and adds to the friendly, relaxed, casual atmosphere.

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L
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good not amazing, service was slow, outside was nice

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F
Cleveland
61 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great patio. Food was good

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CF
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Great service from all staff! The food was very tasty and well prepared.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all felt like burgers. Everyone ordered a different burger and everyone raves about how good they were.

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J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The service was great. The food selection was very slim. Plenty of burgers and salads to choose from. Extremely loud inside - outside would be a better option if the weather allows. Food was average. Burger was fall apart messy. If you are there for the beer- then it is a great place.

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MB
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 1

good beer, place definitely in need of a good cleaning and a remodel if they want to stay competitive...

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CB
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the food and friendly service. This is a great spot for a casual meal

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DF
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 5

Our celebration for our daughter’s going away party was a disappointment . Our beer and garlic fries arrived in a timely manner. They were the only thing that did. The prime rib was overcooked, salad order was not correct, food arrived cold and at different times, part of our order never arrived, and our waitress was unavailable. The members of our party gave up and went to the bar to refill their drinks. We had to ask other wait staff for help. I will re-think dining here again.

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BF
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Go for the beer, not the food. Their beers are amazing but I should have known better than to expect stellar food from a brewery. But it it's in Healdsburg so I figured you cant' get away with mediocre food. I was wrong. If you want a burger and fries and a beer, this is your joint but otherwise just drink.

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DB
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great beers! Tasty lunch! Service was a little slow for how busy they weren’t when we arrived

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k
Palm Springs
35 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and beer....love that they are pet friendly

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s
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Accommodated our large group. Fast and friendly service, great food, fun times

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PW
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I don't dine out often, so I don't have much of a sample to compare, but having a quick, early dinner here was a pleasant experience, including easy access to parking, and a rather serene setting for the middle of Healdsburg. Service was really good, and employees outgoing and friendly. The food quality was excellent, and a bit pricey, but not unreasonably so. If I lived closer, I'd likely stop by more often, but now have a place I can rely on for a casual get-together when I'm in the Healdsburg area.

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SF
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The black and blue burger is fantastic. So is the guacamole with chicherones.

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JV
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We go to Bear Republic after Little League games in Healdsburg. We either just go as a family, or we'll take the whole team. Great grassy spot for the kids to play tag, too.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fathers Day prime rib. Excellent. I’m a regular at the Bear Republic, and this was a cut above of the usual offerings.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Waited a long time for our server to come to our table.

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GJ
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good bar food. Plenty of microbrew beers; friendly wait staff; reasonable prices. Lot’s of Tvs with sports

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JC
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were unfamiliar with many of their beers. So we had 2 different rounds of tasters. Great variety, something for everyone. I had the chili, it had great flavor without being spicy. Very meaty. Companion had smoked turkey cobb salad. He enjoyed it, lots of stuff on it.
Staff is friendly & helpful, and just the right amount of attentive.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Perfect. Everything came timely. Service was friendly yet not overbearing. The pretzel appetizer is only one small pretzel, so if you are hungry order something larger, other than that it was perfect. Will be back.

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m
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wecame close to closing and the food and service was still exceptional!

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RR
Fargo
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great beer in downtown Healdsburg overlooking a park. Love craft beer!

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KM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good and service was great. Bathrooms were foul at 5pm. I’d hate to think what they looked like after the dinner crowd. Restaurant Manager should be horrified in how disgusting their “all gender” restroom was- floors looked like they hadn’t been cleaned in months. Toilet and sink were filthy. Large trash barrel was overflowing with paper towels. Really shouldn’t be in that condition at 5pm.

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IH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was fantastic and the servers were so fun and helpful! Beer selection was of course fantastic and even had non-beer options for the cider fans! Great spot!

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S
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For a soft opening, the service was excellent. The food arrived quickly and tasted great.

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M
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

The food took over 45 min, while other tables that came in after us got their food, do being busy isn't an excuse. Aside from that, I ordered my burger rare, it came out with a med-rare temp pick and the burger was actually well done. It honestly was the most disgusting burger I've ever had. I would have mentioned this, but no one came back to check on us. Along with that, you would think since the food took so long, a manager would have swung by the table. Nope. I eat out quite often, around the country and world when traveling, and this was the worst experience I've had in a long time. Don't go here. Trust me.

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OT
San Antonio
78 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We came in closer to the end of the night and we were looking for a nice cold beer but instead we weren't greeted or sat at a table so we proceeded to sit ourselves at the bar. When I told the hostess I had a reservation she seemed bothered and told me just go to the bar and order from them she was busy what seemed to be flirting with a group of guys buying tshirts. When we sat the bar there was two bartenders working but only one talked to us while the other proceeded to do busy work and this wasn't until 5 minutes had gone by. Then we ask if we can order food and the she (bartender) replies well you only have 5 minutes until the kitchen closes. So my question is why take a reservation so close to closing? I understand everyone wants to go home after a long day at work but if you are committed to taking a reservation don't rush someone to get them in and out. So our party realized what was going on and we just ordered to go. The brewery was still very busy and while we waited proceeded to see everyone come up to the bar and complain about their day to the bartender and watch them drink as well. Place was dirty and unorganized and if they were in hurry to get out they were doing a very bad job of it by standing around and drinking. When we received the order we were just handed the bag and the order was never check to ensure quality or if it was correct by the person who took the order instead we are asked in a snarky voice if we needed to go silverware.

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j
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Bear Republic, it's a great brewpub in a great town, dogs allowed, great beer, nice service, nice food. It is a winner.

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DK
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Had 7 pm reservation & was seated at that time. No one came to table for 20 minutes. When we sought out staff, waitress said she "was slammed." Restaurant wasn't that busy. Ordered water all around, 3 beers & entrees. At 7:35, still no water or drinks. When I asked waitress...attitude. Received drinks at 7:45. Food arrived 5 minutes later ...burgers, sandwiches and fries were all cold. Nachos OK. When finished & asked for the bill, waited another 10 minutes. Immediately gave credit card. "I'll be right back." 5 minutes later, finally received ticket. No service, cold food ... and all after having reservation through Open Table. Worst experience ever.

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KP
Baltimore
213 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Went here for dinner on our first night in Healdsburg. I am not much of a beer drinker, but the selections we chose were good.

Our menu selections were good. We started with the cheese curds and for dinner, my wife had the build your own brat, and I had a burger. Everything was good.

Service was very good. The girl who waited on us was new, but she had a terrific attitude and the guy who was training her was also very nice.

They feature a wild game chili on their menu. I am hesitant to order chili in restaurants because usually it isn't very good. Their version is very good. They gave us a taste of it. I would order it if we stop by there again.

This is definitely a casual bar/restaurant. I have read some mixed reviews, but I would say give it a try yourself and form your own opinion.

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J
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The beer is great, the service was good, and the burgers and fries were pretty good. The Cubano sandwich was terrible. This is a brew-pub--go for the beer, not the food.

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B
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend for great food and fantastic service. I'll definitly go back

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OT
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was good. The beer was good, but not really anything special. Server was friendly and efficient. Not the cleanest looking place.

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The food is ok....appetizers are best. Service can be good or slow. Beer is of course a must!

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RT
New England
47 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a treat when we are in the area. Cafe Racer 15 was OUTSTANDING as was the BBQ Pork Sandwich. Keep those double iPAs coming&

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b
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very friendly and efficient staff. Quick service. Great beer choices. Wide-ranging menu so each of us could find something we liked.

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