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BrewDog, Bristol

Baldwin Street
Phone: 01179279258

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Moby Duck left this review about BrewDog

There's not much I can add to pub SignMan's detailed review below, as mentioned before ,a nice location, there were a few empty tables on my late afternoon visit , disappointingly they all had reserved signs on them. The bar itself is what you would expect , typically BrewDog as were the prices, 2/3rds of Elvis Juice at £5.40,great beer though.

On 9th October 2019 - rating: 6
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Pub SignMan left this review about BrewDog

This is a fairly bright and airy branch of the Brewdog chain, blessed with a pretty nice waterside location. You enter past a pleasant, shady outdoor seating area which overlooks the water (and the adjacent road), before emerging into a concrete floored room with large windows down two sides, including some that open out like folding doors. High tables and stools are stationed along the back wall before some well stocked fridges, and then the servery, eventually appear. Standard seating is available to the left and front of the room, but opposite the bar, there are a series of high, unpolished stone ledges with uncomfortable high stools, which I didn’t enjot sitting at, plus some wooden bench booths to the far right hand end of the room. The bar has a brick counter front with a stone top and white tile bar back with the usual cinema-style beer board above displaying their complex pricing structure – all very ‘craft beer bar’. Exposed cable trays run around the ceiling and there are a few interesting bits of art on the walls, including an advert for Moor Brewery based on The Descendants’ ‘Milo Goes To College’ album cover. Blackboards can be found all around the room, listing pizza menus, student discount deals, merchandise options and upcoming events among other things. A jazzy soundtrack played throughout my visit and there was a pretty good crowd in for my mid-afternoon visit.
I counted a total of thirteen Brewdog beers listed on the cinema board, plus an additional six guests which comprised five from Odyssey Brewery and one cider. After some quick mental arithmetic, I plumped for the Brewdog Indie, which, like many of these keg Brewdog beers, was okay but somewhat underwhelming. The staff, as in almost all Brewdog bars, were cheery and helpful and clearly know the beers inside out.
I’ve definitely been to better Brewdog bars than this one, but I’ve also been to plenty that were far worse too. I liked the light interior, which counteracted the usual oppressive industrial themed decor these bars tend to adopt, making it feel like a decent cafe-style bar instead, although this feel may obviously change in the hours of darkness. Not bad for a quick stop-off, but I probably wouldn’t consider repeat visits to this one.

On 4th January 2019 - rating: 6
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Real Ale Ray left this review about BrewDog

BrewDog found a good location here, close to Victoria St bridge. The pub was busy when we popped in on a Thursday eve. This corner street pub is fitted out in the usual BD style, which is industrial. Time enough for one Fake Lager, then off.

On 19th November 2014 - rating: 5
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Blackthorn _ left this review about BrewDog

This is a new pub by renowned Scottish brewer BrewDog. It’s good to see the building come back to use as a pub; it closed as The Sceptre 10+ years ago, and then after a short spell as an Irish bar I seem to recall, turned in to a sandwich shop.

The pub has quite an industrial feel to it with the cable trays clearly visible running around the ceiling, table tops made out of some form of concrete slab and even the bar counter appeared to be a similar material. There are large windows on two sides which give an open and airy feel and a number of globe lamps hanging from the ceiling. There is exposed brick work on the walls and a few low wooden booths along the front wall. It was very busy on a recent Thursday evening visit, perhaps due to everyone checking out the new venue or because they were hosting a “Meet the Brewer” night with Huddersfield’s Magic Rock brewery. A chalk board next to the bar listed a few bar snacks such as olives and charcuterie and there were several beer related books to peruse.

Bar staff were helpful and knowledgeable, and actively encouraged you to try the different beers, even the young lady behind the counter which makes a pleasant change from the usual disinterested barmaids with no product knowledge whatsoever.

Beers on tap were extensive, although they were all either from BrewDog themselves or the visiting Magic Rock Brewers. From Brew Dog there was Dead Pony Club, 5am Saint, Zeitgeist, Libertine Black Ale, Dogma, Hardcore IPA, Tactical Nuclear Penguin (32%) and Sink the Bismarck (41%) and from Magic Rock there was The Big Top, Magic 8 Ball, Cannonball, Tequila Clown Juice, Highwire, Human Cannonball and Bearded Lady. Besides this there were a few beer cocktails chalked up on a board at the end of the bar. If beer’s not your thing, other options were somewhat limited with the solitary cider having run out and the only lager being in cans (on a subsequent visit, a Devon Redstreak cider was available).

On 13th December 2012 - rating: 6
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