Permanently Closed - Bear Republic Brewing Company - Healdsburg

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This restaurant is permanently closed. 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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Suzanne
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent wait staff, was very accommodating. Good food and fun live music. What’s not to like? Not a quite place, sat inside because there was live music to enjoy.

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vipArturo
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience1

What a mistake to book and eat here. The food and hype was over rated.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We made an open table reservation but they couldn’t find it so we tried to resubmit and we think it worked?

DP
vipDonP
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible service. 3 times we asked the waiter for our drink order and still never received them. This at a brewpub.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, I believe Tara was her name, was amazing!!
Thank you.

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vipEastmeetswest
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Had difficulty locating place to start since it does not face the street its address is on. Took us about 5 minutes to figure out it was down this gangway if you will, for better choice of words.
Great waitress but never caught her name. She did describe the food on the larger portion side which was inaccurate. Most of the food we ordered and observed was overcooked and the place was not very crowded so kitchen shouldn’t have been too busy. She was very pleasant and attentive and that was appreciated. I’d go back for another try though. Husband enjoyed the beer lol. Environment was nice with a large outside patio for seating also.

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KathyG
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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

KJ
KristinaJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, tasty beer, and great service!

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ArandomEater
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience2

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.

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foodie46
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipChrisN
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

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.

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vipTerriF
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience 👍.

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vipSonoma27
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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vipRetiredinWT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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belo
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipPTownLocal
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

They charge extra for mayo on a burger?

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vipMarc
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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vipJason
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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vipShann
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

CL
CathyL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

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.

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JLOZ
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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jimm
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

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.

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VirginiaJ
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipDave
Seattle
47 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Not bad but not great. Very limited uninspired menu.

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TravelRoadWarrior
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipdmarie
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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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CharlieC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience3

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

TK
TerryK
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience3

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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vipCounseloredu
Tampa
28 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Laurie
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good not amazing, service was slow, outside was nice

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vipFrequentdiner
Columbus
144 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great patio. Food was good

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CarmF
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience3

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

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KATHYP
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Jace
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience3

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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MikeB
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience1

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

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CareBear12345
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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