Lengthwise Brewing Company
Active Beers: 12
Beer Ratings: 138
Beer Avg: 3.88
Taps: - / Bottles: -
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Ratings: 19 | Reviews: 15 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by BrewMaster:
3.65/5 rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$
My wife and I stopped in here on the way to Fresno from LA. The place is brightly lit and very good looking inside decorated with growlers hanging from the ceiling. They have a bar that seats abou 10 to 15 people and about 20 tables. You order at the bar and seat yourself. The food was OK but not great. My wife has a burger that was over cooked and I had fish tacos that were not even as good as Rubios. Both of these were said to be good by the bartender. The staff is very friendly and helpful.
They were pouring about 6 or 7 of their own brews along with Wydmer's Apple Cyder, Stella Artois, and another macro. They also brew their own root beer and orange cream soda. Their beers are tasty but nothing to run out of your way for. Since it is really the only brewey in Bakersfield, it's not a bad place to stop and grab a pint or some grub. The menu had standard pub far as well as some more eccentric things like deep fried twinkies for dessert of a steak salad. We'll probably stop in again if we're in the area and hungry.
07-05-2005 19:14:18 | More by BrewMaster
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3.84/5 rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75 | $$
Lengthwise has a few locations in Bakersfield and makes a nice smooth stout, and a couple of different tasty brews, a red ale and IPAs. It's worth stopping in if you're not from Bako, I highly recommend the Zeus. The food is okay to good and the portions are very big. Their specials are usually where it's at. Get the deep pit. Drank a Zeus or a Double Cent and enjoy the best beer in the drunkest city in America!
01-31-2014 05:27:31 | More by RambunctiousGuzzle
3.68/5 rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
This was a decent little brewery with a good balance of beer style offerings, and we were happy to have found it. The pub has a great atmosphere, with lots of very interesting beer art on the walls, a ton of open space and seating, and a bright, welcoming feel. Very decent menu of food, as well, and this place won't bankrupt you after an afternoon. This place could easily accommodate large groups of people without ever feeling crowded. We were there on a Sunday, and it was quiet while we were there. The bartender was very informative, and very helpful. I'm telling you, if you unfortunately find yourself wandering around Bakersfield, CA, this place should be on your radar.
12-01-2011 02:18:56 | More by GarthDanielson
4/5 rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped in here while driving between my parents' houses on a road-trip out west with my girlfriend. Lengthwise is located in a stripmall in a very industrial area, kind of an odd place for a brewpub, and outside it did not look like one at all.
Inside was an interesting vibe. Very impressive beer-themed artwork on the walls (the bartender told us it was the painter was one of the owner's in-laws), brewing equipment visible, and a ton of vintage motorcycles from around the world throughout the very spacious and somewhat industrial building. It reminded me of a very over-sized but well-decorated garage that would make most men jealous. Not too cozy, but definitely cool.
We sat down and ordered a couple samples, all of which were solid but not ridiculously impressive. I eventually decided on a pint of their summer seasonal, an APA (whose review I lost when my iPhone died as soon as I returned from the trip; thankfully I switched back to using a notebook a couple days later). This APA, whose name I forget (listed on my phone) is unfortunately not on BA, but reminded me of Odell's St. Lupulin. Beyond this, their selection was pretty standard: an IPA, brown, hefe, etc., plus a handful of guest brews that weren't terribly impressive.
We also ordered a plate of their garlic fries to munch on while drinking. They were pretty basic, but I don't feel I can comment too much on their food from our small sample.
Service was a little slow, but there was only one bartender and it was surprisingly busy for mid-afternoon. Still, I managed to corner him into a conversation about beer and the artwork when it slowed down a bit, and he was extremely knowledgeable and helpful.
Overall, I enjoyed my visit to Lengthwise. It was by no means one of my favorite breweries, but they had decent beer and an interesting atmosphere. Plus, Bakersfield isn't exactly known as the most beer-friendly town in California, so if you're passing through it's worth the visit.
09-01-2011 14:53:00 | More by Phocion
3.45/5 rDev -14.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
Hmmm. Well not quite what I hoped for but not bad.
Staff was not discourtious but not overly friendly. It was a week.day excursion yet.the bartender offered nothng on the beers or thier orgins even on prompting.
Selection was good. They have there regular selection, but make sure you ask for theseasonals. IPA's were pretty good but not traditional by any means. Lots of artistic liberty taken. The centennial ale was good blended with three different hops.
If your out this way I would recomend a stop as thet rest of the area is bud \ coors. Next time out I will be @ bj
05-24-2011 02:00:39 | More by NJWerewolf
3.58/5 rDev -10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Atmosphere - The building is part of an industrial park so its not much to look at from the outside. Inside is pretty cool at least to me. They have a garage bar beer room feel going on with old motorcycles behind the bar and and on top of a wall and old breweriana on the walls and rafters. Theres a large L shaped bar as you walk in to the right with some high top tables to the right and a bunch of regular tables to the left.
Quality/Selection - They had seven house brews on tap during my visit of mostly standard styles. The beers were mostly just ok some were good like their IPA and Raspberry Wheat ale.
Service - I stopped in during the week for lunch so they didn't have any servers on the floor so I had to order from the bar to get my food and drinks. The bartender was kind and quick with his service.
Food - Like I said I was here for lunch so me and the wife ordered some sandwiches. I got a panini that was on special for the day and I must say that it was very good and the wife also enjoyed her meal.
03-01-2011 00:01:28 | More by armock
Lengthwise Brewing Company in Bakersfield, CA
90 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.