Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Place Score: 99
Ratings: 434
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 4.47
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[ 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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Place added by: BeerAdvocate

Now featuring a new outdoor beer garden with light snacks and music
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Ratings: 434 | Reviews: 83
Photo of Vinnygny
5/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Lagunitas is my new go to brewery

Photo of dbannister
5/5  rDev +11.9%

This is my favorite tour in the Bay Are. Make sure you go during the weekday, because that tour includes tastings. Basically, they take you up to their tasting room and tell you great stories while giving you about as much beer as you should drink (large tasters of many of their beers). At the end of the tour, they let you grab a bottle of beer from their bottling line, like Laverne and Shirley (I heard they stopped doing this though).

Its always a great atmosphere and usually there is a live band. The prices are always very reasonable and the beers are great.

Truly great place to hang out.

Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
5/5  rDev +11.9%

Awesome brewery full of cool people. Did the tour and got to sample all the different beers, and then as we walked through the bottling section our tour guide improvised and just started grabbing bombers right off the assembly line and handing them to us! Highly recommended if your ever in the San Francisco Area

Photo of Bhulfeld
4.91/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

A great place to chill and have great brews

Photo of Jakkusu90
4.85/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

They are dog friendly! Dogs allowed on patio. Great food. Very laid back vibe with a natural feel.

Photo of jhiebertmd
4.85/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Fun place; the brats are uniquely good.

Photo of RyanK252
4.85/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Love stopping here! The brewery tour is possibly the best I've been on. The guides are hilarious, super chill, and make you feel like family. You get the full entertaining history story and a ton of laughs to go with it, plus a nice sampler. The tap room and beer sanctuary (greatest name ever) always has something new and cool to try in addition to all the standards and seasonals. Friendly staff, great food, and live music round it out. Well worth stopping.

Photo of M_chav
4.84/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

feels like a Mexican cantina kinda feel, great music and vibe, cool beers

Photo of ek_ek
4.84/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This place was a lot of fun. I visited with a couple of buddies and I really enjoyed the fact that they gave a tour of the brewery. The tour guide was great. He gave you a lot of the story and facts about the company's history. Very entertaining, would recommend this to anyone.

Photo of CJNAPS
4.81/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Being from the bay area we have a bunch of breweries to choose from but this place is really laid back a no worries kind of vibe and that is Cali all day lol

Photo of bray
4.79/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Went to Lagunitas on a Saturday around 3pm and the bar was packed but still plenty of room outside...great atmosphere and a good crowd.
The perfect place to sit outside and enjoy a good beer.
Enjoyed Russian River but it's great to be able to sit outside at lagunitas.
Great deals on merch
Wish I lived closer...

Dec. 2014 updated:
After visiting over 150 breweries in CA and trying even more of the beers offered by Lagunitas, you realize Lagunitas is in the top 5-10. Fun place to visit and great go-to beers that cover a low alcohol session beer to a Hairy Eyeball.....Love Lagunitas

Photo of Brighton_Beer_Bro
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

My favorite big brewery.

Photo of southsidejoe8089
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Stopped into the brewery one afternoon while on vacation in Northern California, circa 2011. Unfortunately, we did not do our research and the brewpub was closed on the day we stopped in (I believe it was a Tuesday). However, they had a tour starting in half an hour. "Would you like to join the tour" they said. "Of course" we said. Smart choice. The tour consisted of some very generous (free) pours of just about everything they had on tap that day, along with our guide (bartender) describing the history of the brewery and some of its more well-known brews. Great vibe, and what seemed at first like it might be a bust of a trip turned out to be a great time. I can't describe the food since, well, the were not serving any. Since they were closed. I mentioned that earlier.

Photo of Vlaminck
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

My wife and I went here on an anniversary road trip. shes a good beer wife. Although the tour was quick and the tap room closed we decided to try the tour. The tour was not so impressive but what was impressive was the beer as usual but more the story behind Lagunitas that I never knew. The tour guide was great, the old tap room even cooler but the stories where the best. Under Cover Shut Down, High "Astronaut man"!!! A Little Sumpin Sumpin!!! The Waldos!!! Censored AKA: The Kronik!!! Never have I been on a tour that provided some much down to earth, anecdotal, realistic, informative information about the brewery, owner and conception. We spent most of our time in the tap room asking our guide questions which she eagerly answered and provided history. I now have some truths and some myths to share with my friends and now I feel like a part of the tribe. Ill keep making up my own stories about some...

Photo of talon757
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

I discovered this limited release offering from Lagunitas in Huntsville, AL of all places at a convenience store/gas station; not the most auspicious location to fine a nice brew. Nonetheless, there it was... and on sale. It comes in the 1 pint 6 fluid oz size bottle. Lagunitas being Lagunitas, I thought it prudent to give it a try. What a find! This is a dark ale that seems to be crossed with an authoritative IPA. The O.G is 1.075, it has an IBU of 65 and hefts an 8.2% by volume of punch. This brew forms a substantial head when poured that subsides within a minute or so. There are the dark, chocolaty flavors of the stout mingled nicely with the bitter pleasing bite of hops. That's a nice combination. Make no mistake, I am not a beer snob who finds 'notes of leather, jasmine and peach' in beers that I enjoy. I know what I like and I like this very much. If you are fortunate enough to find this offering in your location do yourself a favor and give it a try. In the words of Eric Burdon and the Animals, "It will be worth it"!

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.73/5  rDev +5.8%
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?

Photo of elNopalero
4.7/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I’ve had the joy of seeing Lagunitas grow over the course of the past decade, visiting periodically every year or so, and they’re certainly deserving of all the success they’ve had to date.

They call this place a beer sanctuary and boy does it live up to its name… It’s like an oasis from the city, and even from the industrial park where Lagunitas is headquartered. Outdoor picnic tables, some barstools inside, and a 300-person concert grounds adjoining it make for pure nirvana.

On my last visit I sat down to wait for the tour and they brought out water, peanuts and pretzels almost immediately. Absolutely love, love, love it here.

Music every day. Outdoor concert garden. Sunny weather. And fantastic folks. Everyone is laid back, friendly, and maybe just a tad bit eccentric. But in a good way.

They keep their regulars on tap year round and release seasonal and one-offs on occasion. Every Thursday (at 4:20, natch) is a cask selection. I can’t comment on the quality of the food but they have plenty of options (in sandwich form). Come here for the beers, for the music, for the good vibes. I know I’ll be back.

Photo of MySudsAreDelish
4.65/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Great place to enjoy an ale.

Photo of k0tt0nk4ndy
4.6/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 1

Love Lagunitas brewery. Love that they are so dog friendly

Photo of WestValleyIPA
4.58/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Went for the Lagunitas tour on my honeymoon this past week. Before the actual tour starts, we were given 7 4oz taster pours. The tour was pretty short but fun all the same. At the beer garden, there was an OK live band, and lots of special brews. A new Firkin every Thursday. Great service, and I say this even though they lost our food order. Our food was comped even though I told the waitress it wasn't necessary. Employees were around chatting everyone up, and it was a great vibe all around. Beers were about 5 bucks a piece. Great brewery.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.56/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Totally awesome vibe here. You walk into a really large beer garden, tons of long row tables, they can really entertain a good amount of people. Just as cool as that, there was a band that did about 2 hours of Hank Williams tunes. Lots of Hawaiain shirt guys around, all of them were really cool.

Quality of the beers here are awesome, really enjoyed the wet hop ipa, they do it about as good as anyone. The habanero ipa was crazy, would go up to the edge of too spicy, and then relent just barely. Barrel aged hairy eyeball was pretty good too.

Never had to wait for a beer, they bring you pretzels and peanuts, really was as close to perfect as possible. Prices were just great. Dogs totally welcome, just a really cool unpretentious, friendly place. Stayed about 1-2 hours longer than planned because it was so happening on a warm November Saturday.

Oh yeah, inside there's a wooden bar that makes a square. Only went there to use the restroom.

Photo of GraduatedCashew
4.56/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

This place was pretty impressive. The seating areas and bar locations provided plenty of space for our group and the rest of the masses already there. We managed eight samples of their specialty beers which were all pretty good. Picking a favorite was hard but I think I managed to grab a growler of the Sonoma Farmhouse Saison.

Favorite: Sonoma Farmhouse Saison, extremely smooth and refreshing.

I would love to go back and try the food but otherwise, really liked the ambiance and vibe. It matches the branding perfectly.

Photo of PORTerCITY
4.55/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

I really enjoyed visiting this brewery. The atmosphere was great, friendly and the Lagunitas staff was not only professional but very knowledgeable. Service was great, seated and served almost instantly. I had just came from Russian River for the Pliny The Younger release (seemed less than 15 miles away), so after waiting 5 1/2 hours in line for Younger, the serving and seating was excellent. I had a few of there bottled beers, the cappuccino stout is okay, wasn't the biggest fan of there bottled beers, but have to say there on tap selection is underrated! The gnarly wine, as well as the barrel aged imperial stout is great!!! It's too bad the don't put either in growlers for you. Overall i enjoyed the experience there and will not hesitate to go there again, if in the area. Truthfully the only reason i would be in that area of California is to go to Russian River, but will pass by Lagunitas again if in that area.!!!

Photo of ritter57
4.53/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I visited this place one evening recently after a stopping at an overrated brewery about 10 miles north. I absolutely love Lagunitas. I have admired the beer for many years and the brewery/pub did not disappoint. I have been to a lot of brewpubs and the atmosphere at Lagunitas was one of the best. The staff was a little laid back but very friendly and knowledgable.

The beer selection was great and fresh Lagunitas beer is unbelievable. The food selection is not extensive but everything I had was fresh and delicious.

This place is just plain "cool" - with a nice outdoor courtyard/beer-garden adjacent to a cozy bar/pub. I didn't get to take the brewery tour but I'll bet it was nice. They seem to really focus on the customer experience which I love. I will go out of my way to go back to this place again.

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4.51/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Best Beer drinking atmosphere when it comes to a pub or brewery I've ever experienced. Feels like you're camping and drinking beer at a outdoor bluegrass festival in the summer, (Dogs welcome) and very comfortable setting for yourself and friends in the winter. There's just a super friendly vide going on like everyone is genuinely happy to be there, every time I'm there. Can't beat it.

Good pub food. BBQ Pork Sliders always as must. Not a huge food selection, but enough to satisfy a light or a hearty eater. It's all about the beer after all...

Let's talk value. Samples are not skimpy and inexpensive. If you're not sure about a beer or two, the help is not greedy about letting you sample son that you get the right beer in your glass. After 4-5 beers and a small meal, you'll be shocked that your bill is still only around $23-$26. Best value for any brewery I've ever been to.

When I'm in the area, I thoroughly enjoy drinking beer at Russian River Brewing Company, but it can't touch the atmosphere and good times you'll have at Lagunitas.

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