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

42 Reviews
Reviews: 42
Visits: 109
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: n/a
Taps: 13
Bottles: --
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1400 Ramada Dr
Paso Robles, California, 93446-3993
United States
phone: (805) 238-2556

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @firestonewalker

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Reviews by Arbitrator:
Photo of Arbitrator
3.28/5  rDev -17.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Stopped here for an hour or so on our way to San Luis Obispo for a short getaway.

We came around 2pm on Sunday. The place was fairly empty, with no one at the bar, so we sat there and ordered food and beer.

The pretzel was soft and chewy; quite good, and I enjoyed the mustard. The three-cheese pizza was tasty. Both felt like something that was prepackaged and heated up, though neither was bad.

The taplist had the standard lineup as well as a brewery-only beer (Ibarra Buzz Coffee Porter), a couple of Nectar offerings. No anniversary beers on tap or sold to-go this late in the year; not that I really expected it. A 20oz pour was $5, 10oz was $2.50, and tasters were $1.50.

The service was humorously inefficient. At all times there were two to four people manning the bar, but they could not stay on top of 5-6 people in line. Even though we were seated at the bar with only one other person, it took 20 minutes to get a second round of beer. Granted, I didn't try too hard, aside from trying to catch their eye, but that was pretty hard. It seems like they haven't figured out a system to organize the bar yet.

Merchandise is sold all around the bar: caps, shirts, glasses, chilled beer to go. I didn't get anything. (1,233 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of domdomdomdom
4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of mschantz
4.6/5  rDev +16.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Fantastic spot that serves not only the base FW beers but seasonal limited release offerings and the occasional Barrelworks offering. I was lucky enough to hit FW when the Bretta Weisse was on - love this beer. Given FW is best large scale regional brewery around, IMO the beers are world class. The food is great as well. My high end fish and chips (panko crusted Ahi) was fantastic. Definitely gonna be back. (414 characters)

Photo of craft_shannie
4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

typical layout/design for a taproom. we sat at the u-shaped bar. sucaba had just blown, unfortunately. ordered a flight consisting of unfiltered DBA, taproom brown, opal, velvet merkin, bretta weisse, before ordering pours of velvet merkin & bretta weisse. ordered appetizers (french fries assortment & pretzel) which were very good. service was OK.. multiple requests for waters went unfulfilled; i guess we all helped out the water shortage that day. (454 characters)

Photo of SFCraft
4.57/5  rDev +15.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of _morandi_
4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of BeerZombies1
4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of SaulFox
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of southsidejoe8089
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Erik-P
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.64/5  rDev +17.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of wallbj
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Docrock
4.45/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of 4Star
5/5  rDev +26.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Dfaudoa
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Great vibe and quality of beers. (32 characters)

Photo of tasteology408
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 2 | food: 4.5

Not much to sample here. They only serve 3 of 4 beers that you cannot buy at the store anyway. Plus they were out of half of those plus 2 others. Pointless to go if you can't even try different beer.food was awesome very high quality. You get what you pay for.

But over all it was like going to bjs.

More restaurant than brewery if you ask me. Not sure what the hype is but I would not come here ever again. Go to barrel works instead (438 characters)

Photo of CJNAPS
4.9/5  rDev +23.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Great vibe, great beer I can not say enough nice things about this place cheers (79 characters)

Photo of dutesanch
4.44/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Great service from attractive waitresses. Only flaw was that most of the beers served were ones you can buy at any grocery store. Enjoyed the multiple rounds of 5oz taster pours anyway. Food is excellent. (204 characters)

Photo of Lurkerson
4.53/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Ernie_The_Dude
4.53/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Nice place. My only negatives that the great beers that Firestone Walker puts out is not on tap at the "mother brewery". As I was driving in from Monterey, I took a detour to sample something I never tried before, I was a bit disappointed. I had an 8 oz pour of Parabola. it is a good beer but at my regular spot, I get the same beer in a 10.5 oz pour at a better price and an overall better selection of their unique beers. All in all, a cool place to visit. A good spot to buy a tee shirt but, check the section if you are planning to stop in just for a beer. (561 characters)

Photo of sohearn
4.48/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of kmoen
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of chaospandemic
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of smb
4.59/5  rDev +15.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of tprinzing
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Firestone Walker is one of my favorite breweries. For my birthday my family took me to the brewery for a tour and lunch. We all had a great time. I had Stickee Monkey, Anniversary 18, Double DBA, and Aggrestic. I took growlers home of Wookey Jack and Double Jack. I felt like the food was pretty good, but the beer is definitely the best part. It was a really fun day. (374 characters)

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