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Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
3.96/5
BEER STATS
Beers:
114
Reviews:
22,733
Ratings:
93,027
Master Beer Listing
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
94
Reviews:
82
Ratings:
485
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
4.01%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1280 North McDowell Boulevard
Petaluma, California, 94954
United States

(707) 769-4495 | map
www.lagunitas.com

Notes:
Now featuring a new outdoor beer garden with light snacks and music

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Reviews: 82 | Ratings: 485
Reviews by coldriver:
Photo of coldriver
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
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 Beer1804
4.84/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Awesome place I was at the Chicago location it was fantastic I felt like an 8 year old at Willie Wonkas chocolate factory. Wish they had nite time ale otherwise a perfect ten.

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Photo of willreid86
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of greenspointexas
4.56/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of billab914
4.45/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Jmikepow
4.45/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of kylehay2004
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of casapy
4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of BootLeg_Pete
3.56/5  rDev -16%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of sjrider
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of BURPINFROG
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

I gotta say, for being a big-time brewery and a place I looked forward to visiting, I wasn't wowed by Lagunitas.

The place felt a bit like a circus with the crowded feel, open spaces and kind of free-for-all way of entering.

The service was okay, not rude but not friendly, and they easily accommodated a flight for me. But then the flights came in those stange-shaped glasses and that was a bit of a bummer. Mini-snifters or nothing, yo.

There were a few one-offs on tap which is always appreciated and just drinking the classic Lagunitas lineup was nice.

A good place to visit. I noticed there were tours and I'd have like to have gone but missed out. Parking also was a bit chaotic.

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Photo of Madschwaper
4.44/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of frasergrove
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Photo of soupermirl
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Stopped by in August of 2011 and March of 2015. It's fantastic. Both times were a great experience. The beer, every beer we had was fresh and delicious. We were lucky enough in 2015 to run into Johnny Lightning and get a semi-private tour. Great people, great beer, great food. Yes, there is a gift shop.

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Photo of dsshuck
4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

We got there when they opened (11:30) and got a spot at the bar. The majority of the service area is an outdoor area with tables. The bartender was friendly and very helpful in recommending Beercraft as a stop on the way to Russian River. We ordered some pork nachos that went well with the beers. The selection is half year round and half seasonal. I enjoyed the IPAs there as I expected. Not sure if we would have enjoyed the time there as much if we hadn't been at the bar. The line for getting drinking was getting quite long when we left a couple hours later.

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Photo of kifaru
3.83/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of MadDawg
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of CoastieStone
4.53/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of TripelMark
4.91/5  rDev +15.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of BarrelAgedForrest
4.53/5  rDev +6.8%
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 +1.2%
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 +7.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of captaincoffee
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
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 -3.5%
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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Lagunitas Brewing Company in Petaluma, CA
94 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.