Taproom by Firestone Walker Brewing Company
Taps: 12 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 47 | Reviews: 37 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by JayTheFinn:
3.85/5 rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$$
This is a great place to stop into as part of a day-long visit to the area. You have the famed pea soup at Andersons in Buellton, pastries and more in the Danish town of Solvang, and Chumash Casino all within about 5 minutes of the Firestone taproom.
I tried the Double Barrel which was decent. Though I wish I'd tried the Walkers Reserve, cuz my brother said it was awesome. I'll be going back for sure sometime soon and will have a better review of the beers.
As noted below, the lunch menu is limited at best. However, the diner menu is more extensive it seems. So don't come here before supper expecting to getting more than glorified appetizers. Go to Andersons to eat, then come here for the beer!
04-02-2006 22:20:43 | More by JayTheFinn
More User Reviews:
4.41/5 rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25 | $$
*I am going to combine my scores and reviews for both the taproom and barrel works since they are one listing over here on BA*
Our last stop on our drive to SD. I was mainly stopping to check out the barrel works but we decided to stay for dinner so I got to check out both. Atmosphere at the barrel works was awesome, you can get a beer and take a walk through the barrel room which is awesome. The taproom was packed with people but it still had a good vide. Quality across the board was quite good. Lots of great touches in both spaces help but don't detract from the atmosphere. Service in both spaces was solid. I never had to wait for a beer and the bartender at barrel works was great to talk to, especially being a fellow cicerone. Selection was excellent. Taproom had all of the staples on and the barrel works had 9-10 specialty beers on, most of which never leave the premises. Food in the taproom was pretty good. I got a burger and it was pretty good. Prices on the beers were fine, food was definitely overpriced on nearly all of the dishes. Overall a really nice showpiece for a great brewery. Glad we could stop and check it out.
02-17-2014 19:22:37 | More by orangesol
4.26/5 rDev +5.2%
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 rewing 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.
12-13-2013 02:19:04 | More by GeorgeH
Taproom by Firestone Walker Brewing Company in Buellton, CA
91 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.