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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
95
world-class

82 Ratings
Ratings: 82
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 12.94%
Taps: 12
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

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

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Reviews by drewbage:
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3.8/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Well, the brewery did use to be on site here back a few years and they used to have the Firestone "Burton Union" system setup. Back in those days the menu was kinda pathetic, frozen mini-gourmet pizzas (e.g. with cactus paddles).

What a difference a few years makes. What had been a side line part of their operation has now blossomed. The old back of house that had the fermenting barrels is now wide open with tall ceilings and operates in the evening as their full fledged dining room.

The front bar area has been spiffed up with more tables and space for the customers. The bar itself pours the full line of FW beers, including the vaunted and rarely seen Unfiltered Double Barrel Ale. Also included on the taps are some of the other products that FW now owns, like the Nectar Ales products (sometimes labeled as FW beers).

Clean, efficient and an oasis between SLO and Santa Barbara.

More User Reviews:
Photo of loganburgh
4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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4.4/5  rDev +3.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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1.72/5  rDev -59.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of RogueOz
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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.

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Absolutely love the addition of Barrelworks!

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of TheMarkE
4.59/5  rDev +8%
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.

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Taproom by Firestone Walker Brewing Company in Buellton, CA
95 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.