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: 88
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 by Rumrunner:
Photo of Rumrunner
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Buellton is a small city located in the central coast of California's wine country. Plenty of vineyards, grassy knolls and beautifull tree lined hills. Luckily for the beer drinkers there is the Firestone Walker Taproom.

The word 'taproom' makes one think that this is a small tasting room. Not at all. This is a large restaurant with a good sized bar. The bar is in the middle and there is a dining area on either side of the bar. The atmosphere is rustic without being too western. The wagon wheel at the front door might make one think of cowboys and hillbillies but the decor is pretty mild on the inside. A few wooden barrels and not too much junk on the walls. A very pleasing and friendly vibe to the overall feel of the taproom.

The place is very clean and well manicured. The servers were very pleasant and did a fine job. When I stopped by a few locals sat down next to me and we instantly had a good conversation going. I lucked out and talked with some great people.

The FWB has a full menu for lunch and dinner. A very large selection of mainly American style food. Steaks, salads, chili, burgers, fish, pizza cooked in a wooden oven and more. I found the food to be well prepared and definately worth the stop over on my road trip.

I had the FW Reserve(porter) and the unfiltered Double Barrel Ale. I think these are the breweries best beers in my opinion. They also brew the Nectar Ales which are available at the FWB Taproom. I think the tasters are a good choice for the first time visit.

If you are staying in Buellton or nearby this may be the only place for some quality beers. If you are road tripping on the 101 this is a great stop for a pint and some food. They also sell growlers for the road tripper on the 'go.' (1,754 characters)

More User Reviews:
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

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4.4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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1.72/5  rDev -56.5%

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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)

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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