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Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
3.96/5
Based on:
98 Beers
88,170 Hads
Place Score: 93
Reviews: 79
Visits: 472
Avg: 4.21
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

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Place added by: BeerAdvocate

Now featuring a new outdoor beer garden with light snacks and music
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Reviews: 79 | Visits: 472
Reviews by dgilks:
Photo of dgilks
4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Lagunitas is a whole lot of fun. When I visited there was a local band playing a set, the place was packed and, importantly, the beer was great.

Sitting at the bar, service was good with the bartenders and one of the brewers being happy to chat despite the crowd and being happy to point out their favourite beers.

The wood laden, semi-industrial setting is nice and suits the place well and I'm sure it is a little more comfortable when there isn't live music.

The selection was also good. Along with the standard range, there was also a great selection of limited releases including their Gueuze and a BA Stout.

Overall, I really liked the joint and I'd be here all the time if I lived in Petaluma.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of dsshuck
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
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%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of MadDawg
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of CoastieStone
4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of TripelMark
4.91/5  rDev +16.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of BarrelAgedForrest
4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
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 +1.9%
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 +8.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of captaincoffee
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
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 -2.9%
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 +14.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of dmk82
4.56/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of LAkingsFan31
5/5  rDev +18.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of rooskey379
5/5  rDev +18.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Scoobys_Pub
4.54/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Redgoatman
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Sparky44
3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Coldstorage
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
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 +12.8%
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 +2.4%
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 +18.8%
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 +1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of gandres
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

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Lagunitas Brewing Company in Petaluma, CA
93 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.