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The Brickwood


Relaxed bar serving craft-beer flights & wine in a brick-walled space with a bohemian vibe. People often mention beer, beers, good, selection, great, nice, spot, atmosphere, Great,


3653 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501, United States


Price rating

$$ $$

Rating on Google Maps

4.70 (430 reviews)

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Working Hours

  • Tuesday: 3 pm to 12 am
  • Wednesday: 3 pm to 12 am
  • Thursday: 3 pm to 12 am
  • Friday: 3 pm to 1 am
  • Saturday: 3 pm to 1 am
  • Sunday: 3 pm to 12 am
  • Monday: 12 am to 12 pm, 3 pm to 12 am

Featured Reviews

Frequently mentioned in reviews: beer (12) beers (11) good (11) selection (10) great (10) nice (9) spot (7) atmosphere (7) Great (6)
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  • 5/5 Jeffrey 2 years ago on Google
    Always a nice selection of premium craft beers. A nice place meet with friends.
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Nick K. 1 year ago on Google
    This is a genuinely great beer bar. I lived in Riverside for a year and made the Brickwood my regular spot. It's a beer bar that has a bit of a coffee-shop vibe. The bar is setup for people to have long nights and good conversations. The bartenders are excellent, and really know their beer. Best beer bar I found in Riverside by far.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Beatrix 2 years ago on Google
    Very good experience. I love the 4oz options. The decor is interesting and appealing to lounge around at. The atmosphere is pleasant right around the time they open since it's calm. Would like to see it when there's more people as well. The service was awesome. Very friendly and helpful. Will probably come back!
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Jon M. 6 years ago on Google
    Cool little place to hang out. Good selection of beers, cider, and some wine. They don't have food there yet so bring your own grub. Right across the courtyard from the Mission Inn.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Kristin M. 1 year ago on Google
    Great atmosphere and great beers. No bud light here! Just delicious craft beer and nice decor.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 2/5 Liliana C. 1 year ago on Google
    This place was hosting my favorite food vendor in their patio. My only intention was to pick up my food and leave as I had my one year old in a stroller. I was aware of the sign not allowing anyone under 21. I was only trying to pass to their patio and leave. It's not like I was sitting and drinking with my little one. The guy behind the bar was rude and embarrassed me. He was talking loudly and kicking me out. He could have said things differently as I've never been there before. So I had to go back, walk around their building parking lot to get my food. Maybe some signage would be nice directing people with kids to their food vendor popups.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Brandon M. 1 year ago on Google
    Great spot! Cozy and warm atmosphere with industrial and classic touches. Eclectic decor and heavy welded metal furniture. Great rotating beer selection with seltzers and ciders and even wine offered. A good selection of non alcoholic beers and sodas as well. Stop by and enjoy a pint or ten!
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Shane M. 6 years ago on Google
    This place has more of a cafe feel than that of a brewery which I think is a positive. The decor is really nice featuring some steampunk style tables and a wide variety of different capacity tables that can accommodate virtually any size group. They have a great selection of craft beers from the U.S. and a separate case of beers from around the world. They offer flats so that you can sample 4 different beers instead of committing to just one.

  • 5/5 Kaylah Of G. 2 years ago on Google
    My favorite place to drink on the rare occasions that I do. I love taking my out of town friends here because we can actually TALK and hear one another. Selection is varied and always has something new it seems.

  • 5/5 Ry C. 1 year ago on Google
    Darn good drinking spot. Pretty chill spot to kick it with friends, staffs chill and the prices are pretty good. I'd recommend this place to anyone trying to just have a chill drinking spot.

  • 5/5 TERESA G. 1 year ago on Google
    Great beer selection. Great background music. Great service. Love the Ambiance!! Best tap house in the area.

  • 5/5 Rebeca B. 1 year ago on Google
    Such a fun and cool environment. The bartenders are absolutely fantastic...Justin's service is 10/10

  • 5/5 Yutaka Toguchi (. 11 months ago on Google
    Literally my go-to place whenever I want to have a relaxing glass of stout, the bartenders are the best and so sweet.

  • 5/5 Richard H. 10 months ago on Google
    Some great art on the walls and a fine example of having an extensive craft beer selection. The variety of beers here is great and you’ll want to try everything. The service is solid and the environment is nice and relaxing. Will most definitely return.

  • 5/5 Brendan S. 6 months ago on Google
    5 stars all the way. Sergio and Isaiah made us feel welcome and provided excellent customer service. Will be coming back.

  • 5/5 Anna I. 6 months ago on Google
    One of my favorite bars in Riverside, always great new stuff on tap, nice atmosphere, very friendly bartenders.

  • 5/5 Efren s. 10 months ago on Google
    The bartenders are amazing and super kind to help you out on what type of drink to get next. The atmosphere at this place is relaxing and stress free.

  • 5/5 Cori K. 1 year ago on Google
    This was a great place to sit and talk with colleagues over a beer. There are many, MANY different choices on tap, so you're bound to find something you like. The place has a comfortable feeling, something familiar, even if you haven't been there before. Definitely a must-do in downtown.

  • 5/5 Kathy M. 2 years ago on Google
    This is my Go to place for beer and good vibes. Love the aesthetic atmosphere with vintage furniture. Love it all💗

  • 5/5 Jacob E. 2 years ago on Google
    Favorite bar in Riverside and maybe in general. Fantastic selection of beers that is always rotating, and well distributed across a lot of options so it’s not too focused on a particular type (e.g. too much IPA). They even offer mead sometimes

  • 5/5 Nestor S. 2 years ago on Google
    My friends brought me here to have a few drinks and it was a great experience. I give it 5 stars so if you want a good selection of beer they have it.

  • 4/5 Hillary S. 2 years ago on Google
    Nice atmosphere, good for what they specialize in (no mixed drinks). I believe they said their sommelier comes in weekly to update their wines. They have several nonalcoholic drinks to choose from as well

  • 5/5 Jessica C. 2 years ago on Google
    Such a cool spot! Awesome local inland empire & SoCal beers, great vibes and amazing staff. Really cool furnishings, music, architecture. I had an epic hazy ipa and we hung out in comfy chairs. Also, I left my purse at the table by accident and realized an hour after I had left, they had my purse waiting by the bar. Such honest, cool staff and patrons!! Karma points for sure :) Thank you so so much Brickwood staff!!! Will definitely visit again when I’m in Riverside!

  • 4/5 CG C. 6 years ago on Google
    Nice spot to grab a brew. Staff is friendly and have knowledge of the brews they have on tap. Place has a relaxed feeling about it. Reason for the 4 stars is the parking situation kind of sucks at peak hours, but nothing to do with the staff and product. So stop by and grab a cold one.

  • 4/5 Courtney W. 2 years ago on Google
    Awesome tap list with a lot of variety, cool chairs, overall good vibe.

  • 5/5 David S. 3 years ago on Google
    awesome place. delicious beers. The bartender was awesome today! I think his name was Chris. He handled the line customers with patience and professionalism.Shout out Brick Wood!!

  • 4/5 Marc S. 3 years ago on Google
    Always has great beer and the staff has been very pleasurable. I have to say, however, that I was asked to have a mask on from a bartender. Yet, the person asking to place a mask on (I politely obliged) didn’t have a mask on. If you’re serving drinks to people, taking their money, and interacting with everyone — YOU should be the one wearing a mask. PLEASE ENFORCE MASK WEARING FOR YOUR STAFF! Not acceptable

  • 5/5 James W. 2 years ago on Google
    Love this place. Miss it actually, haven't been since covid, they had a restricted capacity when I tried a month or two ago. They have a nice selection and there is a nice environment for good conversation.

  • 4/5 meva m. 2 years ago on Google
    Bar tender could be more knowledgeable about the drinks they serve, other than that, good comfortable environment with an antique feel.

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  • Pets
    • ✓️ Dogs allowed
  • Payments
    • ✓️ Credit cards
    • ✓️ NFC mobile payments
  • Offerings
    • ✓️ Beer
    • ✓️ Food
    • ✓️ Wine
    • ✓️ Alcohol
  • Accessibility
    • ✓️ Wheelchair-accessible toilet
    • ✓️ Wheelchair-accessible car park
    • ✓️ Wheelchair-accessible entrance
  • Dining options
    • ✓️ Outside food allowed
  • Service options
    • ✓️ Dine-in
    • ✗ Delivery


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