Taproom by Firestone Walker Brewing Company

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Taproom by Firestone Walker Brewing CompanyTaproom by Firestone Walker Brewing Company
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

82 Ratings
Ratings: 82
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: n/a
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 semihobo:
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3.78/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Easily accessible from 101, just off the highway.

Pretty typical atmosphere for a brewpub place, I snagged a table in the front room to watch an NCAA basketball game on TV. Smallish bar right when you walk in and what looked like a mammoth seating area in the back. Definitely family friendly, at least at the dinner hour.

Beers were fine, I tried the four mainstays via their sampler ($6 for four 4oz samples and a souvenir pint glass) and then had the honey blonde and the rotational offering, Lil' Opal. I was excited for a low ABV (below 4%) Belgian but it was pretty watery. Beers were fresh and tasty but all were pretty mainstream and there weren't that many to choose from. Plenty to keep you busy on one visit, though.

Service was great, our waiter was working a lot of tables but still got to us often and took care of water, beers, food, etc. Food was also solid, you can tell the chef takes his job seriously. There is a nightly special, on the night I visited it was pasta with seafood. When I inquired about vegetarian options, they offered to whip me up the pasta dish with no seafood and more vegetables. Not only do I appreciate the flexibility, but it was pretty tasty to boot. Sides, salad, dessert etc. were also good although not mind-blowing.

Total bill for a few beers and several courses for 2 was about $75, probably could have kept that down with cheaper food selections. Pints are $4. Nice place, not too adventurous but good people and competently operated.

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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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of riotontheroad
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Absolutely love the addition of Barrelworks!

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of CalDart81
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Davit
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
94 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.