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: 40 | Visits: 88
Reviews by orangesol:
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4.41/5  rDev +11.6%
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. (1,146 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

Photo of Drink_LocalSD
4.4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of shescrafty831
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of LakerLeith
5/5  rDev +26.6%

Photo of Fooditems
1.72/5  rDev -56.5%

Photo of Rado
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)

Photo of HotRod_G
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of CalDart81
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Davit
5/5  rDev +26.6%

Photo of AlexM
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Evan
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of JayPeso
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of EB1
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.