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Reviews by willjschmidt:
4.3/5 rDev -5.7%
A craft beer oriented bar located in downtown Petaluma. They have about 30 beers on tap, all craft and imports. They have a long bar with about 15 seats at it. There are also about a dozen tables. The quality and selection if very good. I had a Deschutes Hop Trip and a Blind Pig. Prices are reasonable, $5.50 for those two beers. The pours were excellent, for those two beers they used imperial pint glasses. Prices go up and pour size goes down for higher alcohol beers and "rare" beers. One warning, they are not currently updating their website beer list on a regular basis. The list currently on their website looks nothing like their actual beer list. However, they do seem to rotate their beers quite a bit. Service was fine but not anything outstanding. I did not sample the food but it the menu consisted of hot dogs, sandwiches, and wings.
11-15-2010 19:27:52 | More by willjschmidt
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4/5 rDev -12.3%
Went here while attending a wedding in NoCal. Cool little place in a very groovy downtown section of Petaluma. Luckily, wasn't very crowded when I was there so I found a spot at the bar. I basically gave this place 4's all around because I just had a couple of beers then I left. The selection of tap beers was outstanding. It looked like the kind of place that probably gets real crowded on the weekends.
08-28-2013 03:11:49 | More by heytomcat
4.36/5 rDev -4.4%
This is an excellent beer place, one of the best in Sonoma County.
I like the atmosphere but this is in large part due to the actual location and building. It's in the downstairs of the historic 1920s Hotel Petaluma in a portion that at one points was an Elks lodge or something like that, but has gone through various uses, including some restaurants, over the decades. It has a bar area in front and in back a fairly cavernous dining hall area that would be rather stark were it not for the ornate original ceiling and the lovely windows (they offer no view, since they are high up and look onto the opposite wall of the building, but they are themselves lovely windows fitting the pseudo Mission-Revival decor of the place). The front is more closed in and low, the back open and tall, giving a nice range. Since the place is often fairly busy, this gives a fairly good feel and experience, but it does have drbacks of making the front cramped and the back part is somewhat cavernous. It is located on the edge of downtown Petaluma, a great location. The crowd has gotten louder, roughy, and ruder as time has gone on. With the cramped front part and the cavernous back part, this has greatly reduced the vibe.
The beer quality and selection are overall excellent. There is a great range of micro brews, especially, quite varied and with some great quality amongst them. They also have a rotating cask selection. It's a great place for local, especially Petaluma, nano-brews as well. The main weak point beer-wise is the relative lack of any good imports.
Service generally seems very good, sometimes excellent.
Food is excellent, with a nice range and great quality.
05-09-2013 20:24:11 | More by Offa
Taps in Petaluma, CA
97 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.