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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

43 Reviews
Reviews: 43
Visits: 113
Avg: 4.05
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: 43 | Visits: 113
Reviews by Floydster:
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3.43/5  rDev -15.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4

First stop of our last day up along the Central Coast, walk in and see a bar with ten taps, mugs, shirts, and other accesories for sale to the right of it, then some tables, and an outdoor patio on the other side, can see the brewery through the windows and walk upstairs to look around too, the bathroom is actually in the brewery pretty much, crazy how much equipment they pack into a small place, I ordered a snifter of the Bourbon Barrel Aged Double Double Barrel Ale for six dollars, my girlfriend and her friend got a sampler with four beers including Hemp Ale, Hefeweizen, Unfiltered Double Barrel, and Union Jack, for six dollars and it came with a free souvenir pint glass, other beer choices were Double Jack, Pale 31, their porter, Nectar IPA, and standard Double Barrel, sat down and had a bag of Rold Gold pretzels with the Firestone mustard for fifty cents, walked around a little bit and were on our way, the guy working the bar was pretty rude and in a hurry when nobody else was ordering, asked him one another question and got a very short answer, cool place and especially for this area, as you know Matt brews some great stuff, too bad I missed Slo-Lambic by a few days, I will revisit here when I am in the area again for sure, cool atmosphere with a lot of tourists, they do tours Saturdays too, recommended

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More User Reviews:
Photo of trytoketchup
4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of amano_h
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Before I start this review, a caveat to those that visit Firestone Walker Brewing Company in search of beers that end in -bola and -caba: if it is FW's BA assortments you seek, you're looking for the visitor center across the street from the taproom which closes at 4pm. If you have no interest in food and are instead all about the booze, I suggest you visit Firestone Walker's Barrelworks in Buellton instead (where they have older vintages of aforementioned beers plus whatever Barrelworks offerings currently in season)

My visit to the Firestone Walker Taproom made the trek from LA to SF so much more relaxing than it should have been; never minding the god awful stretch on the 46 between Lost Hills and Paso Robles, and the fact that crossing over to the brewery past the freeway bypass on the 101 could be less confusing.

First of all, don't be like me and get paranoid about parking as soon as you pull up to Ramada Dr. and park almost a quarter mile away from the brewpub; there actually is a small lot-ish area close to the brewpub where you can and your designated driver can park your vehicle. The brewpub itself feels much like a bierhof or a beer hall; the main serving area is somewhat enclosed into a giant square with tables on the outer edges of the area; there's a small souvenir area where you can get FW's awesome Bear/Lion paraphernalia to the right of the area; you can also grab bottles to go by the counter at the far right corner of the serving area.

I fortunately had no issue getting the wait staff's attention while eating/drinking here, but I can definitely see how this place might get packed during the evening. I ordered the fish and chips and paired it with Easy Jack as was the recommendation per the bartender and I wasn't disappointed -- actually pretty much nothing could have soiled my meal as I promptly followed my Easy Jack with Parabojava which I can still taste on the tip of my tongue just thinking about it.

I'd definitely recommend this place if you're very particular about beer but quite flexible about food; the food here may leave you a little wanting if you're expecting gourmet style meals.

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Photo of The_Woodling
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of SpaethJam
4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of domdomdomdom
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of mschantz
4.6/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

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Photo of craft_shannie
4.01/5  rDev -1%
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.

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Photo of SFCraft
4.57/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of _morandi_
4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of BeerZombies1
4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of SaulFox
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of southsidejoe8089
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.64/5  rDev +14.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of wallbj
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Docrock
4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of 4Star
5/5  rDev +23.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Dfaudoa
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Great vibe and quality of beers.

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Photo of tasteology408
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
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

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Photo of CJNAPS
4.9/5  rDev +21%
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

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Photo of dutesanch
4.44/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

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Photo of Lurkerson
4.53/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Ernie_The_Dude
4.53/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

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Photo of sohearn
4.48/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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