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Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
3.91/5
Based on:
88 Beers
21,658 Reviews
Place Score: 94
Reviews: 71
Visits: 445
rAvg: 4.22
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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @lagunitasbruhws

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Now featuring a new outdoor beer garden with light snacks and music
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Reviews: 71 | Visits: 445
Reviews by coldriver:
Photo of coldriver
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
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. (854 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of SpaethJam
4.55/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of kbuzz
4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of Bearshawks85
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Ron_M
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.79/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

This is a great place to drink some great beer. My only complaint is that it was a little hard to find as it was in a bit of an industrial complex in Petaluma. Once inside they have a great setup with picnic tables outside with very attentive wait staff or you can come inside to the bar area and on certain nights listen to some great live music. Of course the beer is front and center with a ton of different options from Lagunitas on tap. I started with a tasting sample of Hop Stoopid, DayTime, NightTime, a cask style beer, and one of their seasonal session beers celebrating the SF Giants World Series victory.

The soft pretzel and smoked pork nachos were both very good and paired perfectly with several of their beers. Overall it is a great scene filled with people who enjoy good beer, attentive staff that know beer and can help guide people along the way and just a fun atmosphere to sit outside and enjoy the NorCal weather. (938 characters)

Photo of ESCO138
4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Henry_Stahl
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 1

A brewery that gets it (22 characters)

Photo of GarrettB
3.99/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 2.75

Of all the brewery visits and tours that were part of the great Santa Rosa road trip, Lagunitas' welcome was the warmest, and easily the most entertaining. A small crowd showed up for the 3pm tour, but there's no pretension here. They just want to sit you down, whether it's one person or a hundred, and serve you free beer and stories and even a little bullshit (which they'll freely admit.) The atmosphere is relaxed, and employees might galumph up the stairs to join you, mason jar of beer in hand. We didn't get to stay for the whole session, but our tour guide was slinging stories left and right, entertaining the Swedish bridal party, and making sure everybody was having a great time. Free beer, free stories, and great company. Also free. Contrast that with another nameless brewery we tried to visit on the way through San Francisco, which aggressively turned us away, citing lack of reservations and the need for a tour fee. Feh to that! (948 characters)

Photo of invalid665
3.16/5  rDev -25.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2 | selection: 3

Photo of Knilas
2.71/5  rDev -35.8%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3 | food: 2.5

All their beers taste the same. Pass... (40 characters)

Photo of jdaddy
4.55/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of Blazer22
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of suckaj
3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Jtburns777
4.54/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of James_Michaud91
4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of jonesjere
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of k0tt0nk4ndy
4.6/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 1

Love Lagunitas brewery. Love that they are so dog friendly (58 characters)

Photo of mkhartnett
4/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of thorkelson
3.61/5  rDev -14.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Vinnygny
5/5  rDev +18.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Lagunitas is my new go to brewery (33 characters)

Photo of NappyB
4.91/5  rDev +16.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.73/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Fantastic beers and burgers. Cheese plate good too. Fabulous service, beautiful outdoor seating, and a bluegrass band...what's not to like? (139 characters)

Photo of Lukebell15
4.59/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

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Lagunitas Brewing Company in Petaluma, CA
94 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.