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ARMiller's Brewpubs
and Restaurants with Good Beer

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We have found good beer and good food in the following breweries (B) and restaurants (R) around the world. See Pub Crawler data base for more places. Also see Bay Area Restaurants

Arizona | California | Colorado | Illinois | Iowa | Louisiana | Minnesota | New Mexico | North Carolina | Oregon | Washington

Australia | British Columbia | China | Croatia | Czech | Denmark | Germany | New Zealand | Quebec | Sweden


Beaver Street Brewery (B)
11 South Beaver Street, 520-779-0079, Route 66 to RR station, left over tracks
Railhead Red Ale, Pizza, Caesar salad.


BERKELEY Pyramid Brewery, Berkeley
Pyramid Brewery & Alehouse (B), Menu
901 Gilman St, 510-528-9880, Free Wi-Fi, 37° 52' 49", -122° 17' 58"
Fish and Chips, Thunderhead IPA. A bit noisy at times.

Spengers Fish Grotto (R)
1919 Fourth Street, 510-845-7771, 37° 52' 5.9", -122° 18' 0.2"
Sierra Nevada, Fat Tire, Fish & Chips, Cioppino, Shrimp Louie, Shellfish Linguini.

CARMEL, Also see Restaurants
A.W. Shucks(R)
Ocean, San Carlos, Shucks Ale, clam chowder

Flaherty's Seafood Grill (R)
6th Street between Dolores & San Carlos, 831-624-0322
Clam chowder and draft beer

Hogs Breath Inn (R)
San Carlos & 5th Ave, Hog's Breath Pale Ale, Seared Ahi Tuna, 831-625-1044

Jack London's Bar & Grill (R)
Delores (5th & 6th) Scrimshaw Pilsner

Ody's Tavern(R)
San Carlos between Ocean & 7th St, 831-626-6821
Baby back ribs and Fat Lip Amber Ale. Also Guiness, Bass, New Castle, Harp, and Big Sur English Ale

DAVIS Hubsch Sudwerk Privatbrauerei
Hubsch Sudwerk Privatbrauerei (B)
2001 Second St., Davis, CA 95616-5474, 530-758-8700, at Pole Line Rd
Märzen, Pilsener, Jägerschnitzel

IRVINE Steelhead Brewing Co
Steelhead Brewing Company (B)
4175 Campus Dr (SW Bridge Street), Irvine, CA 92612, 949-856-2227, 33° 38' 58", -117° 50' 25"

BJ's Restaurants (B)
280 S. Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, 33° 32' 31.9", -117° 47' 1"
24032 El Toro Rd. (W I-5), Laguna Hills, CA 92653, 949-900-2670, 33° 36'42.8", -117° 42'39"
Baby Pork Ribs, Piranha Pale Ale, Stone IPA

Brewery at Lake Tahoe (B)
3542 Lake Tahoe Blvd, US-50, South Lake Tahoe, 530-544-2739, 38° 56' 47.5", -119° 57' 48"
Bad Ass Ale, Indian Pale Ale

Sunnyside Resort (R)
1850 West Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, 530-583-7200, 39° 8' 35.7", -120° 09' 14.4"
Lake Tahoe IPA, Pepper Ahi

Crown & Anchor (R)
150 W Franklin, 831-649-6496
Sovereign lamb shanks and Fuller's ESB. Also Guiness, Bass, New Castle, and Harp

Mucky Duck (R)
479 Alvarado Street, 831-655-3031
All the major British ales

Barclays (R)
5940 College, 510-654-1650
Many beers on tap, some hand pumped, Hoptown IPA, fish and chips, crispy onions.

Pacific Coast Brewing, Oakland

Catos Ale House (R)
3891 Piedmond Ave, 510-655-3349, Free Wi-Fi, 37 49' 29.1", -122 15' 16.6"
Racer 5 IPA, Guinness, reuben, pastrami on rye.

Pacific Coast Brewing (B)
906 Washington St., 510-836-2739, Free Wi-Fi, 37° 48' 4.9", -122° 16' 27.6"
Blue Whale Ale (IPA) and reuben on rye

Irish Bank Bar & Restaurant (R)
10 Mark Lane (Bush between Kearny & Grant) 37° 47' 26", -122° 24' 17.2"
Fish & Chips, Bangers and Mash, Guinness

Pig & Whistle (R)
2801 Geary Blvd (Wood) 37° 46' 55.5", -122° 26' 57"
Fish and Chips, Fuller's London Pride, Guinness

BJ's Restaurants (B)
925 Blossom Hill Rd (W I-5), 408-284-4260, 37° 15'2.8", -121° 51'50.5"
Chili, Stone IPA

Hop Yard Alehouse (B)
470 Market Pl, Racer 5 IPA, French dip

The Heidelberg Inn (R)
1618 Copenhagen Dr, 805-688-6213
Beck Dark Draft



Phantom Canyon Brewing (B)
2 East Pikes Peak, 719-635-2800
Right downtown with parking next door. Good food, atmosphere, and of course beer.
Enjoyed the Cascade Amber Ale.


Berghoff Cafe (B)
O'Hare Airport United Terminal 1, Concourse C-26
Enjoyed Dark Ale.


Front Street Brewery
208 East River Drive, 319-322-1569
Good stout and food along the river


Crescent City Brewhouse (B)
527 Decatur Street, 504-522-0571
Black Forest Stout and Brewhouse Ribs. Nice atmosphere, huge copper tanks.


Brit's Pub (P)
1110 Nicollet Mall, 612-332-3908
Fullers ESP and 12 other English Ales

Rock Bottom Restaurant (B)
800 LaSalle Plaza, 825 Hennepin Avenue
Hand-pumped English bitter, Salmon Fish & Chips

Split Rock Bar & Grill (B)
Leinies Split Rock Ale, Lefsedilla Sandinavia quesadilla

Town Hall Brewery (B)
1430 Washington Ave. South, 612-339-8696
Hope and King Scotch Ale and West Bank Bitter.

Twin Cities Grill (P)
Mall of America
Goose Island Honkers Ale

New Mexico

Chama River Brewing Co (B)
4939 Pan American Freeway, I-25 Jefferson exit West side, then south, 505-342-1800
IPA, BBQ Burger

Elephant Bar Restaurant (R)
2240 Louisiana NE, Suite 5a (Uptown Center) 505-884-2288
Quick Seared Ahi Tuna, Fresh Mixed Baby Greens, Guinness

Il Vicino Pizzeria §

Il Vicino Microbrewery (B)
11225 Montgomery NE (Juan Tabo) 505-271-0882
3403 Central NE (W Carlisle) 505-266-7855
Wet Mt. IPA with calzone

Kellys Brewing §

Kellys Brewing (B) -- Free WiFi
3222 Central Ave., 505-262-2739, 21 beers on tap.
Buinness, Fish and Chips with onion rings, Hamburger, and Barbecue Pork sandwich.

O'Niell's Irish Pub (R)
3301 Juan Tabo NE, 505-293-1122
Marble IPA, Reuben, and onion rings

Quarters BBQ (R)
4516 Wyoming Blvd, NE, 505-299-9864, 25 beers on tap, great ribs

Blue Corn Café & Brewery (B)
133 Water St, at Galisteo, 505-984-1800

Socorro Springs Brewing Co (B)
1012 N California, 575-838-0650
Pick Axe Pale Ale (IPA) and Mulligan Mo's ESB, pizza.

Stage Door Grill (R)
115 Abeyta Ave, 866-889-7124
Sierra Blanca Alian Ale, Stout, Jambalaya, Baby back ribs

North Carolina

Greenshields Brewery & Pub (B)
214 East Martin Street, City Market, 919-829-0214
Fish and Chips, Delmonico sandwich, Amber ale

Tir na nOg (R), Irish Pub & Restaurant
218 S Blount St., 919-833-7795
The Mullingar Boxty, Guinness, Bass, Harp on tap

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PORTLAND Horse Brass Pub, Portland §
Horse Brass Pub (R)
4534 SE Belmont, 503-232-2202
Enjoyed lunch and Scotch ale.

Rock Bottom Brewery #4 (B)
210 SW Morrison Street, 503-796-2739
Enjoyed dinner and Black Seal stout. Located by the light-rail stop.

Wild River Brewing and Pizza #2 (B)
595 NE East Street, 541-471-7487


Elephant & Castle Pub (P)
Red Lion Hotel, 1415 Fifth Avenue at Pike St, 206-624-9977
Elysian Brewing ESB

Gordon Biersch (B)
600 Pine Street, (4th Floor of Pacific Place), 206-405-4205
Dunkles, unfiltered and malty

The Pike Pub and Brewery (B)
Merchant du Vin, 1415 First Avenue, 206-622-3373

Pyramid Brewery & Alehouse (B)
1201 First Avenue South, 206-682-8322
Fish and Chips with Best Brown and Espresso Stout

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery #11 (B)
1333 5th Avenue, 206-623-3070 [Haven't tried this place]

Six Arms Brewpub (B)
300 E Pike St, 206-223-1698 [Haven't tried this place]
McMenamins and Pike Brewing ales

British Columbia

Elephant & Castle Pub (P) -- Free WiFi
Government St at View St., 100 The Bay Centre, 250-383-5858
Big Rock Traditional Ale

Irish Times Pub & Oyster Bar (P)
Government St at View St., 100 The Bay Centre, 250-383-5858
Big Rock Traditional Ale, Ploughmans lunch

Sticky Wicket Pub (P) in Strathcona Hotel
919 Douglas St, 800-663-7476
Herman's Dark Lager

Swans Buckerfield Brewery, Victoria, BC §

Swans Buckerfield Brewery (B) -- Free WiFi
506 Pandora Avenue, 604-361-3310
Swan's Oatmeal Stout, Shepherd's Pie

VANCOUVER Steamworks Brewing, Vancouver, BC §
Steamworks Brewing (B)
375 Water Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 5C6, 604-689-2739
Nice lunch, nice view of the harbor and Grouse Mountains, and nice Nut Brown Ale and Coal Porter.
Beautiful copper tanks behind the bar.

Yaletown Brewing (B)
1111 Mainland St., Vancouver, BC V6B 5P2, 604-681-2739
Good food and pints of tasty Double Dome Stout and Nut Brown Ale at this airy, pleasant brewery-restaurant.


Hurleys Irish Pub (R), 1225 Crescent Street, Guinness Beef Stew, St-Ambroise Red Ale


Most anywhere you can get good dark beer like Coopers Extra Stout and Tooheys Old Black Ale
SYDNEY Lord Nelson Hotel, Sydney, Australia §
Lord Nelson Hotel (B)
19 Kent St, at Argyle St, The Rocks 2000
Beef pie and Old Admiral (dark and malty, 6.7%) also Nelson's Blood (porter, rich and creamy, 4.1%) Lord Nelson Hotel, Sydney, Australia §


In 1999 we found good beer, both bottled and draft, brewed locally in Beijing, Xi'an, Chongqing, Wuhan, Shanghai, Guilin, and Hong Kong. However, in 2006 draft beer was hard to find.
Hotel Sofitel Hyland (B)
505 Nanjing Road E. Shanghai 200001
German Brewpub, Jägerschnitzel and Schweinenhaxe

Shanghai Bund Brewage Co (B)
11 Hankou Road
German Brewpub, good dark beer


Pivovara i pivnica Medvedgrad (B)
Pub and microbrewery with good dark beer and food

Czech Republic

Great beer everywhere, especially the dark beer (cerné pivo), pronounced cherner peevo.
Zlaty Andel Don Julius (P)
námestí Svornosti 10
Dark Eggenberg beer is very good, goulash and pasta salad.

Alehouse Radegast (P)
Templova 2
Dark Radegast beer was very good. Simple restaurant, had onion soup and spaghetti.

Novomestsky Pivovar, Prague §

Novomestsky Pivovar (B)
Vodicková 20
Unfiltered medium-dark beer (Kvasnicovy Lezák 11o) is very good.
Pork chunks stewed in dark beer, stewed cabbage, feta salad were also very good.

U Flecku (B)
11 Rremencova
Good dark beer (Flekovsky Lezák 13o).
No menu, but can order in German. Had Goulash and accordion music.

U Pinkasu (P)
Jungmano Námestí, near Mustek metro
Good Gamdrinus dark beer. Pork, potatoes, red and white cabbage very good.


Dubliner Irish Pub (R)
On Strřget
Guinness and pub lunch with ham and mushroom soup


BERLIN Aschinger Brauerei, Berlin §
Aschinger Brauerei (B)
Kurfürstendamm 26, Charlottenburg
Grillhaxe mit sauer Kohl und Berliner Aschinger Bier.

Brauhaus am Waldschlösschen (B) (Careful, a wild Java application takes over your screen)
Am Brauhaus 8b
Knusprige Schweinshaxe mit Sauerkraut und dunkel Bier.

Paulaner Bierstube, Dresden §

Paulaner Bierstube (R) in the Kempinski Hotel
Taschenberg 3, bei Schloss
Tomate Mozzarella and Weisswurst with Paulaner Dunkel.

Nuernberger Bratwurst Gloeckl (Frauenplatz 9 - at side of Frauenkirche - U6 etc. to Marienplatz)

New Zealand

Many places serve good dark beer like Monteiths Black Beer and Speight Old Dark Malt Ale
Loaded Hog, Christchurch, New Zealand §
Loaded Hog (B)
Corner of Cashel St and Manchester
Fish and chips with Hog Dark Ale

McNeill's Cottage Brewery, Queenstown, New Zealand §

McNeill's Cottage Brewery (B)
14 Church St
Lamb with Classic Black and Moonlight Real Ale (both bottom fermented)

ROTORUA Pig & Whistle, Rotorua, New Zealand §
Pig & Whistle (B)
Corner of Haupapa and Tutanekai
Slices of lamb in a "burger" and Snout Dark Ale



The following three restaurants are close to each other and cater to locals rather than tourists. They were close to our hotel, Scandic Anglas.

Biblos (R)
Spendrup dark label beer, good salmon also mozzarella and tomato

Prinsen, Stockholm §

Prinsen (R)
Samuelsgatan 4
Lamb with "strong" beer (3.5%), around the corner from Sophies

Sophies Bar (R)
Bibliotheksgatan (next to Biblos)

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