Bear Republic Brewing Company - Healdsburg

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112 reviews
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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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KG
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Relaxed atmosphere, good food. Would have liked the trivia to be inside not only outside.

KJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, tasty beer, and great service!

AE
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

First off, Bear Republic has excellent beer. Where this really stumbles though is the menu, the food was overcooked and unappetizing. If they work on the food and make it as good as the beer it would be great.

f
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I get together with my sisters in-laws 3 times a year on our birthdays and we were all delighted with our lunch. The bbq pork sandwich was superb and the salad was very tasty and fresh. We commented that it was the best lunch that we have had. Our server was very helpful and upbeat he brought smiles and laughter to our table. We were seated in an area with an outside view and that was so appreciated. I always am amazed at the delicious selections at Bear Republic and I know they use the best of ingredients so I'm not afraid to experiment.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kalah was wonderful! Very attentive and sweet. Great meal. The pesto chicken sandwich was divine!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Great burgers, casual outdoor dining, and friendly servers. Nothing super special, but it meets expectations for a good meal at a fair price. I’ll return and can recommend others go too.

TF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience 👍.

S
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed the patio. They were really busy and we still received good service.
Burgers, garlic fries and calamari.
Large portions.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

RW
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was just ok. Unfortunately I didn’t try the beer as it was too early for me.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A custom flight of great beer with wild boar chili and wings. What else could you ask for?

b
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The table was ready at the reservation time. Service was prompt and accurate. The food was delivered in a timely manner and the taste was great.

PT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

They charge extra for mayo on a burger?

M
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great beer and food in a really relaxing atmosphere. Our service was great. Thanks for a lovey evening!

J
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed our 'brewery' stop in the heart of Sonoma wine country. This Healdsburg location had very good food and excellent service (Kayla!) in a fun and casual atmosphere. We enjoyed our visit start to finish.

S
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great place to stop on our way up the coast for a quick bite to eat!

CL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

The food was just okay, she for bad food. The restaurant closed at 9 and at 905 the wait staff was pushing us out the door.

JL
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great beer and good pub food. Service was excellent too!

j
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

I have eaten at Bear Public many times over the years & was Satisfied. But the last two times the food has not been good. In fact the last time, I took a friend and I was embarrassed. She took one bite and said this is truly awful.The dinner I ordered was not very good but I did finish it. Very disappointing.

VJ
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our group for lunch for one of our employee's retirement. Food and service was outstanding.
Thank you for great food and of course best Beer.

D
Seattle
43 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Sat at bar and watched football game. Good beer selection!

OT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Not bad but not great. Very limited uninspired menu.

TR
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First of all the service by Sean the bartender was great. He recommended the Hop Shovel and it did not disappoint. We started with the traditional wings and sauce but they had a unique tasty flavor. The best was yet to come. Tri-tip sandwich was delicious with mushrooms and sautéed onions on a soft roll. The place is tucked away down an alley but glad we found it.

d
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on November 23, 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.

CC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

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

TK
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 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.

C
Orlando
16 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.

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

Good not amazing, service was slow, outside was nice

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

Great patio. Food was good

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.

KA
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 25, 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.

MB
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 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...

CB
San Francisco
35 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

DF
1 review
Dined on August 11, 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.

BF
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 11, 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.

DB
Central Coast
2 reviews
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

k
Palm Springs
35 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

s
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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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