Taproom by Firestone Walker Brewing Company
Taps: 12 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 61 | Reviews: 38 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Rumrunner:
4.1/5 rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Buellton is a small city located in the central coast of California's wine country. Plenty of vineyards, grassy knolls and beautifull tree lined hills. Luckily for the beer drinkers there is the Firestone Walker Taproom.
The word 'taproom' makes one think that this is a small tasting room. Not at all. This is a large restaurant with a good sized bar. The bar is in the middle and there is a dining area on either side of the bar. The atmosphere is rustic without being too western. The wagon wheel at the front door might make one think of cowboys and hillbillies but the decor is pretty mild on the inside. A few wooden barrels and not too much junk on the walls. A very pleasing and friendly vibe to the overall feel of the taproom.
The place is very clean and well manicured. The servers were very pleasant and did a fine job. When I stopped by a few locals sat down next to me and we instantly had a good conversation going. I lucked out and talked with some great people.
The FWB has a full menu for lunch and dinner. A very large selection of mainly American style food. Steaks, salads, chili, burgers, fish, pizza cooked in a wooden oven and more. I found the food to be well prepared and definately worth the stop over on my road trip.
I had the FW Reserve(porter) and the unfiltered Double Barrel Ale. I think these are the breweries best beers in my opinion. They also brew the Nectar Ales which are available at the FWB Taproom. I think the tasters are a good choice for the first time visit.
If you are staying in Buellton or nearby this may be the only place for some quality beers. If you are road tripping on the 101 this is a great stop for a pint and some food. They also sell growlers for the road tripper on the 'go.'
12-30-2005 00:33:24 | More by Rumrunner
More User Reviews:
4.59/5 rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
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.