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Bear Republic Brewing Company

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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23 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
(23 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 23 reviews
5 stars
(8)
4 stars
(10)
3 stars
(5)
2 stars
(0)
1 star
(0)
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Ambiance 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
Noise Level
2 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • good for groups(12)
  • great for lunch(12)
  • great for outdoor dining(12)
  • kid-friendly(5)
  • neighborhood gem(3)
  • hot spot(2)
Bear Republic Brewing Company Reviews List
Review 1 for Bear Republic Brewing Company
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2002
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2002
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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Review 2 for Bear Republic Brewing Company
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 12/30/2015
 2010
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Review 3 for Bear Republic Brewing Company
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/28/2015
 2005
Dined on 12/28/2015
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/28/2015
 2005
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Review 4 for Bear Republic Brewing Company
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/28/2015
 2014
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Review 5 for Bear Republic Brewing Company
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/14/2015
 2010
Dined on 12/14/2015
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/14/2015
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Review 6 for Bear Republic Brewing Company
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 11/27/2015
 2004
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Review 7 for Bear Republic Brewing Company
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/24/2015
 2002
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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Review 8 for Bear Republic Brewing Company
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/26/2015
 2009
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Review 9 for Bear Republic Brewing Company
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Nice place for lunch

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"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."
Dined on 10/23/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Review 10 for Bear Republic Brewing Company
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Just a wonderful evening.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/19/2015
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 11 for Bear Republic Brewing Company
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/15/2015
 2007
Dined on 10/15/2015
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/15/2015
 2007
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 12 for Bear Republic Brewing Company
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/03/2015
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 13 for Bear Republic Brewing Company
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/12/2015
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups
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Review 14 for Bear Republic Brewing Company
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/30/2015
 2006
Dined on 6/30/2015
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 6/30/2015
 2006
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Review 15 for Bear Republic Brewing Company
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/12/2015
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Review 16 for Bear Republic Brewing Company
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 5/10/2015
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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Review 17 for Bear Republic Brewing Company
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/10/2015
 2015
Dined on 5/10/2015
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 5/10/2015
 2015
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 18 for Bear Republic Brewing Company
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Just great food

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"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!"
Dined on 12/29/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 19 for Bear Republic Brewing Company
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Good place for a group gathering

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"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."
Dined on 12/26/2014
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Bear Republic Brewing Company
Based on the average of (4) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
3 out of 3 recommend this product
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
Ambiance 
3.5 / 5
(Very Good) 3.5 / 5
Noise Level
2.3 / 3
Energetic