Taproom by Firestone Walker Brewing Company
Taps: 12 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 61 | Reviews: 38 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by MiScusi:
4.28/5 rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Passing on through to Pismo Beach, I decided to pitch the idea of stopping at Firestone's Taproom to my friends. After passing up the exit and having to backtrack about 3 miles, we finally reached the place at 7pm on a Saturday night. The first thing you can tell when parking is that this place is packed. The parking lot isn't very big to begin with, but cars are parking in huge lines along the street outside the place. When you walk in, there are about 8 or 9 tables in the bar area, probably able to seat about 40-45 total. Luckily there was one table open when we got there. There is no table service in the bar area but the bartenders will try to get out to you as fast as they can. If they are busy you are better off going up to the bar to order. The atmosphere is very rural, a large majority seemed like regulars who knew the staff's name. We each ordered a sampler ($5), which comes with the Lager, Pale Ale, Double Barrel, and Reserve. You also get a free pint glass that is given to you when you leave if you order a sampler. As you are drinking you can also go pick up bowls of pretzels from the bar, and eat them with some of the really good Firestone Mustard they have too. After we had the samplers I went with the Nectar IPA which was outstanding. There are 8 taps I think in total- 5 of the Firestone taps (b/c you can get Double Barrel filtered or unfiltered), and then 3 or so of the Nectar Ale beers that are owned and brewed by Firestone. We left after a couple pints to get back on the road to our destination.
Monday morning when leaving Pismo Beach and heading back down south we decided to stop at the Taproom again for lunch. The service in the bar area was pretty good, though only about half the tables were filled. On the lunch menu you can find hot dogs, hamburgers, chili, salad, and a special for the day, which was a Kobe beef hot dog this day. The hot dogs are pretty big I might add, and everything is served with shoestring fries.
Great find for us overall. This will be a regular stop on future trips to the central coast.
05-29-2007 17:02:29 | More by MiScusi
More User Reviews:
4.59/5 rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
The food is above average and though a bit pricey. I haven't had anything bad off of the menu yet. Firestone wine is always a good choice, though they have a good selection of other brands. The beer is always great, of course.
The staff goes above and beyond to make sure you get your money's worth.
**Barrelworks is an across the board 5.00. My only complaint about it is that I wish they were open more often than a few hours on the weekend.
06-11-2014 20:34:40 | More by TheMarkE
Taproom by Firestone Walker Brewing Company in Buellton, CA
92 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.