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About Bear Republic Brewing Company - Healdsburg

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!

345 Healdsburg Ave
Healdsburg, CA 95448
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Brewery, American, Burgers

Hours of Operation:


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

Friday - Saturday : 11:30am to 9:30pm

*Bar stays open until 11:00pm on Friday and Saturday*

Cross Street:
North Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(707) 433-2337

Website:
http://www.bearrepublic.com/

Entertainment:
Check out our website for the entertainment schedule, maybe Comedy, Karaoke or a Local Band. Usually on the first weekend of the month.

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.

Parking Details:
Free public parking is available on the street and in the parking lot to the west of the pub.

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.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 25, 2017

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

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 16, 2017

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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 (San Antonio)·Dined on July 3, 2017

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 29, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Tampa)·Dined on April 26, 2017

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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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 24, 2017

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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 20, 2017

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 23, 2017

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

Tags: Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 22, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Gluten Free Options
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 8, 2017

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

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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2017

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&

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2016

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

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Fun, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 6, 2016

Most excellent brews! You have to love all restaurants in Healdsburg. This one is awesome.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 24, 2016

Can't go wrong with this brew pub/restaurant. Food is good, as were some of their specialty beers. Hard to locate, in alleyway right past Dry Creek Kitchen restaurant, the address is deceiving and not near North cross street as the directions indicate.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 17, 2016

Tasty food, EXCELLENT beers, and friendly, efficient service.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 19, 2016

Nice venue. Not great but not bad. Good selection of beer.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 3, 2016

The food was good, especially the polenta dish with greens. Chef didn't use what was listed on the menu, but presented the dish with asparagus & mushroom (no brussel sprouts, no chard). Couldn't decide whether to have marinara or pesto sauce with the dish, but server offered to have it prepared with both. What a guy! It was perfect. Only drawback to outside dining is that the shades used to block out the sun need to have hooks on the bottom so they can be secured so as not to hit you in the face while you're eating! Nice meal, very good service!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 1, 2016

Thought we would give it a try again because we had children in our group and wanted some place low key. Unfortunately the food was unremarkable. Not good--- not bad, the service was great though. We got orders for a large party pretty quickly and they were helpful when we had an inevitable spill as well as bringing the cake out. We will definitely be back in hopes of finding something on the menu that works. Not the Caesar salad or chicken sandwich...some in our party really liked the fish and chips though.....

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 20, 2016

The food was great, forgot to note I was an Open Table customer as they did not check me in properly. otherwise nice meal. Good service from Peter!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 15, 2016

The barrel aged beers were really special as were the house made veggie burgers.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 13, 2016

Excellent choice for lunch. Extensive menu, very comfortable patio.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 13, 2016

Wednesday was fish taco night! Three tacos, light breading, classic toppings, very good! Also got a side of poutine to start- smashed potatoes (fries are an option I think) with cheese curds (more crumbles than curds sadly) and a yummy gravy. Tasty Sonoma hard cider and the house IPA was also good! Lots of sports were on that night as well as trivia, place was busy but service didn't suffer. Great, laid back and reasonably priced dinner for the area.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 10, 2016

Everything was delicious! Service was good. Quiet patio so late which was nice.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 23, 2015

We had a party of four. I had the "Brewben," which could easily have been the best Reuben sandwich I ever had. We also had to try the Poutine, which was an upgraded version of the Canadian national dish. Not sure I would get this again, I think the upgrades are too much of a aberration from the original.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2014

My husband and I spent the weekend in healdsburg and discovered this place around the corner. The Kobe beef burger was extremely juicy. The fries are so good you might want to order more. Chicken club sandwich was fantastic. We loved this place so much we came back the next day for lunch. Service was great too. Everyone is super friendly!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 26, 2014

We have eaten here 2 or 3 times. It has many beet and food options. The food is good, not great, but the atmosphere and ambiance make up for it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 17, 2014

Great beer with good food pairing

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 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...

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 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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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 9, 2013

A great hamburger and wonderful service!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 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.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 4, 2013

Great food & awesome beer selection. Been here many times & will continue to dine here.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on March 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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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