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Taproom by Firestone Walker Brewing Company

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Taproom by Firestone Walker Brewing CompanyTaproom by Firestone Walker Brewing Company
BA SCORE
89
very good

40 Reviews
Reviews: 40
Visits: 89
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: n/a
Taps: 12
Bottles: --
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

620 McMurray Rd
Buellton, California, 93427-2511
United States
phone: (805) 686-1557

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Reviews: 40 | Visits: 89
Reviews by GeorgeH:
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4.26/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

I finally stopped here after driving by a couple times a month for the last 5 years. Yeah, I don't know what took me so long either. Great place. Much bigger inside than I had expected. I was sort of in a hurry (I HAD to get to a home brewing meeting later that afternoon), so I didn't get a chance to try to the food, but I have heard good things. I had a pint of Pale 31 and then a pint of Wookey Jack. Both great. I loved the Wookey Jack. I had never had it before. I ended up getting a growler of it to take to the home brewing meeting, where it was a hit. Service was great. I was there on a Sunday afternoon around 12:30. I thought it would be more crowded, but I guess it is hit and miss. Prices were a little high, but I'm sure they get the tourist traffic stopping off the 101, so those people don't mind paying a little more. I am looking forward to going back and checking out their new(er) tasting room, Barrelhouse, where they have their stronger beers and their sour beers. Should be fun. I recommend this place to anyone driving by. (1,047 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Suds_With_Buds
4.88/5  rDev +23.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of BeerZombies1
4.44/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of SaulFox
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.03/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

This spot is in the same building as Barrelworks, but this is geared towards their food and "normal" beer operations. They usually have all of the widely available FW beers on tap with an occasional one-off or special release. There is bar seating available, but most of the space is tables for eating. Service has always been pretty good, but it can get busy when there are special events. (390 characters)

Photo of Docrock
4.39/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of TrojanRB
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of MisterKilderkin
5/5  rDev +26.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of loganburgh
4.41/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Drink_LocalSD
4.4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of shescrafty831
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of LakerLeith
5/5  rDev +26.6%

Photo of Fooditems
1.72/5  rDev -56.5%

Photo of Rado
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of RogueOz
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

I would give this a 4.5 -4.75. FW has always impressed me as a well run outfit, having attended several new bottle releases over the past year. I'm not a local boy, so no bias in that regards, they just go bigger and better than most. Plenty of parking on premises, or on the street. Nice check in area and bar area whilst waiting. two separate seated areas, although I've never sat in the area left of the bar/entrance. This area seems more casual than the larger seated area to the right and behind the check-in desk. Small but ample merchandise area incl reg beer offerings. The tasting room has their rarer beer stock. Tasting room is actually divided into two parts, depending on the functions that may be running. High ceiling for affect in the larger restaurant area. The atmosphere in general is always great, load and busy during main meal times. Knowledgeable staff, esp when it comes to the beer, as you would expect. Professional and polite staff. Bathrooms are clean and functional. I like the tasting room here better than stone, just for the privacy, but this does lack outdoor dining options, and given the great weather in the area, not sure why that may be. Classy place overall, in a well-healed area. a must visit if in the area. Hope this helps. Cheers. (1,274 characters)

Photo of dwagner003
5/5  rDev +26.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of MonkeyKnfeFight
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of ejhansen7
5/5  rDev +26.6%

Photo of riotontheroad
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Absolutely love the addition of Barrelworks! (45 characters)

Photo of HotRod_G
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of CalDart81
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Davit
5/5  rDev +26.6%

Photo of AlexM
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Evan
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of JayPeso
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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Taproom by Firestone Walker Brewing Company in Buellton, CA
89 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.