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Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
3.96/5
Based on:
98 Beers
88,107 Hads
Place Score: 94
Reviews: 78
Visits: 471
Avg: 4.23
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1280 North McDowell Boulevard
Petaluma, California, 94954
United States
phone: (707) 769-4495 | map
www.lagunitas.com

Notes:  Master Beer Listing
Place added by: BeerAdvocate

Now featuring a new outdoor beer garden with light snacks and music
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Reviews: 78 | Visits: 471
Reviews by coldriver:
Photo of coldriver
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

I'm a big fan of Lagunitas beers so it was a given that my buddy and I would need to visit on our beer pilgrimage to the Russian River area. Pulled up in the parking lot and... CLOSED Monday and Tuesday. Fortunately I was able to come back next weekend by myself although my buddy was already back in Texas.

Large outdoor beer garden with a jazzy sort of band playing. Large crowd on a Sunday afternoon both in and outside. Had a very reasonably priced sampler (believe it was 4 for $5) of beers that I've never had before including bourbon cappucino stout. Service was a little slow but the place was packed so not surprising. Very relaxed and sociable crowd - sometimes it's more fun going to these places alone. Good little gift shop on site as well. Don't understand the need to be closed two days a week but other than that this was a great visit.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of kifaru
3.83/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of MadDawg
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of CoastieStone
4.53/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of TripelMark
4.91/5  rDev +16.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of BarrelAgedForrest
4.53/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Awesome location, the brewery offers tours, great outdoor and indoor seating, a stage for shows, a grass chill area, great gift shop and an overall chill fun feel. Had a great time when we went there last summer. I enjoy all of their beer so I feel their selection is quite nice. Do a flight and grab some snack food and enjoy a band.

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Photo of Abragg3
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Awesome place. Outdoor indoor beach vibe. Live music,

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Photo of stan913
4.56/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of captaincoffee
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Was only able to make a quick stop, but loved the semi-outdoor setup and feel of this place. Selection was not as great as I hoped it might be, and some of the bottles being sold to-go were kinda old considering it was sold right from the source.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Really cool place in Petaluma, tons of outdoor beer picnic seating. They have a stage, can see musical acts here, bring the dog, have some peanuts. Its Lagunitas beer so you know the quality is top notch.

Service is good, they only have a square bar inside and the help is kinda sparse ratio wise to the amount of people usually here. The selection is good, there are usually 2-3 one off's they don't bottle. Free peanuts. Some pretzels I think once.

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Photo of Claytonis
4.81/5  rDev +13.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of dmk82
4.56/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of LAkingsFan31
5/5  rDev +18.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of rooskey379
5/5  rDev +18.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Scoobys_Pub
4.54/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Redgoatman
4.23/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Sparky44
3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Coldstorage
4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Vibe is pretty great here. I hope to be an ex-smoker soon but I will always appreciate the fact Lagunitas keeps a smoking area on campus. A few points dinged here because its "seat yourself" which is really unpleasant as it encourages pushy people to loom over your table if it looks like you are anywhere near the end of your meal.

Quality is always great at Lagunitas. Consistent doesn't begin to describe it.

Sorry but service is middle of the road. I don't know if they are underpaid, overworked, or just don't care but these folks can be surly... and not in a "cool grumpy bartender" way either....

Selection is always good and has gotten better since Chicago relieved some capacity issues. Lots of experiments, one offs and a tasty new Firkin every thursday.

Food is pretty nice. Great nachos, great burgers, homemade icecream cookie sandwiches. Dinged em a few points for not having a fryer. Cmon guys!

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Photo of Barracudas
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Lagunitas is a must stop for all beer lovers!

The place has a great atmosphere in a very laid back and relaxing setting, and the beers are world class!

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Photo of WillDavis707
4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Food here is pretty standard pub fare. Beers are all great, mostly hoppy stuff. Tour is amazing as well.

Only fill their branded growlers though : (

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Photo of Jessbeauchemin
5/5  rDev +18.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Lagunitas Chicago was an absolute blast! From the decor, the tour, the guide himself, the food and of course the beer, it will stand out as one of the beat brew tours I've been on. Two enthusiastic thumbs up!

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Photo of BeerGreg
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of gandres
4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of SometimesIfart
4.8/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

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Lagunitas Brewing Company in Petaluma, CA
94 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.