Taproom by Firestone Walker Brewing Company
Taps: 13 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 41 | Reviews: 33 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by mickeymac:
3.26/5 rDev -18.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$
When I moved to Paso Robles, I thought I'd spend some time at the FW Taproom. It's only 4 miles from my house, but I haven't been back since my initial trip. The place is warm and inviting enough, and the service is prompt and friendly. However, this place could be so much more. The lack of food really detracts from the enjoyment. It would also be nice to find some taproom specials that aren't widely available in stores or bars and restaurants. As the matter stands, FW beers are so widely available on tap in this county that the taproom has little to recommend it.
04-19-2006 02:38:45 | More by mickeymac
More User Reviews:
4.39/5 rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Finally got to the Taproom on New Year's Eve 2013/2014- having passed by it on the 101 the last several years, it was this Beer Lover's near perfect lunch experience. In addition to the variety of Firestone Walker Brews available commercially, the Taproom made available a few non-distributed offerings including a recently awarded IPA- my personal favorite style.
Because my family and I travel from Long Beach to Monterey, CA at least once a year- we now have another compelling destination to break up the drive! Next time we'll hopefully set aside a few extra minutes to take the Brewery tour next door. This is a spectacular Company with a special trajectory- Bravo!
01-20-2014 04:16:18 | More by KMDouds
4.5/5 rDev +13.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
The taproom offers standard, delicious bar food as well as some interesting and creative entrees depending on your mood. Beer selection is pretty good, although if you want the speciality, barrel aged beers (parabola, abacus, etc.) you need to go across the street to the tasting room. Don't fret too much, you can still get classics like Double Jack and Wookey Jack in the taproom.
Service was very friendly and attentive. Staff gave great recommendations both for the taproom and the Paso Robles area, including other restaurants and wineries.
Atmosphere is the biggest drawback. There's a cool bottling line going through the bar area, but aside from that it's no different than a standard sports bar or restaurant interior.
01-13-2014 18:33:23 | More by blindtiger24
3.44/5 rDev -13.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.5 | $$$
This review is by no means a review on their beer. Their beer is still among my favorites. I remember when they didn't have that restaurant across from the brewery. I remember the taproom in the brewery was amazing. You used to be able to get tulips of Velvet Merkin on tap. I remember I tried to bribe one of the bartenders there to fill up a growler for me. I got turned down. The place was quaint, they didn't serve food and the bartenders cared about their beer and the customers. The place had high ceilings and a smaller floor plan with bench seeting and bistro tables. There were complimentary pretzels and peanuts. Well they have since closed this taproom to open up the pretty average eatery across the street. The bar is cool- they have a stainless conveyor belt with some of their beers along for the ride. The selection of beer is great, too. Sometimes they have their UDBA on cask which is amazing! The food reminds me of what I can get at TGIFs or Chili's. Not really the type of food I'd want to pair with their fine beer and pay that much for it. I used to live 7 minutes away. I counted. I loved going there but then they shut the small taproom down and opened up the pretty average restaurant. I just went to the bar anymore and it was kind of a bummer...
12-05-2013 03:04:05 | More by tastyville
Taproom by Firestone Walker Brewing Company in Paso Robles, CA
89 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.