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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
89
very good

42 Reviews
Reviews: 42
Visits: 110
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 Rumrunner:
Photo of Rumrunner
3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

I stopped in here to have a quick pint and to check the place out while on a road trip from southern California to northern California. A very good spot for a quick refresher pint or to have some tasters. Not too many though if you are the one doing the driving.

Located at the brewery, the taproom bar is small. There is an adjacent room next to the bar area with some tables and chairs and a very small patio. The atmosphere is pretty plain. Marble like bar with a wooden facade around the tap area. Plenty of wood gives this place a rustic feel. The atmosphere does not have to be overwhelming. This is a tasting room and not a club. Overall it is comfortable and relaxing.

The service is fine. Just one bartender serving when I was there. She did an excellent job and has a great rapport with the locals. A very friendly bartender.

I did not have any food. I don't think they offer food here other than pretzels and snacks.

The selection is Firestone Walker beers. I recommend trying the unfiltered double barrel ale or the nectar IPA if you have not had them before. Beers are served in a selection of four tasters or by the pint. They also sell growlers. I noticed on the website they stated they have Friday Firkin nights. I don't remember seeing a hand pump while I was there so I don't know if they still do this or not.

This is a simple tasting room and a good place to stop if one needs a break from driving but does not want or need food to go along with their beer. (1,494 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of SpaethJam
4.26/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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

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89 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.