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Marin Brewing Company

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Marin Brewing CompanyMarin Brewing Company
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1,826 Ratings
Place Score: 85
Ratings: 66
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
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[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1809 Larkspur Landing
Larkspur, California, 94939
United States
phone: (415) 461-4677

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Ratings: 66 | Reviews: 39
Reviews by czechsaaz:
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4.18/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Full disclosure, this was the first brewpup I set foot in, and my brother is a long-time employee so it has a special place in my heart.

Big space with lots of tables and at least 30 seats at the bar with another 25-30 on the back bar that seperates the bar from the dining area. There are drawings on the back of coasters, Marin bicycle, and lots of photos on the walls (I'm in a couple photos).

Marin beer is pretty f'in good. Like a lot of brewpubs, there are some beers I don't care for (blonde, fruit beers) but a lot I like (IPA, Stout, Porter, Doppelweizen, barleywine.) In 15+ years I've never had an undrinkable beer here which says a lot IMO. Some beer are O.K., most are good, some are great and occasionally they are sublime.

I usually sit at the bar and ther service is quick and good.

Food here is typical brewery food but some things are really better than most brewpubs.

This a great brewpub that has stood the test of time (in American craft brew history at least) and isn't going anywhere. They may not be the most innovative or risk-taking with their beers but they are solid.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.76/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Nathan_Short
3.66/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of Mikeb8
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of SanFranJake
3.61/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of braaka
3.64/5  rDev -1.9%

Photo of blabaer
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of ronricorossi
4.09/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Russkiy
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of kingpin1010
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of MIrvine
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Definite local hot spot, but parking is a nightmare in that center. Get a table outside if you can (and whether permits), but indoor seating is OK too. Food is on the better side of pub grub.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Tazmaniandavis
3/5  rDev -19.1%

MBC was one of the first brew pubs to open in the bay. The beers have been consistantly good for a loooong time. Unfortunately though, the food and service at the brewpub has taken a steep dive over the years.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of joelambic
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of gymnastcarol
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Beer21
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of capuchinpilates
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of mattmarka1
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of samtrillo
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of JackDempsy
2.85/5  rDev -23.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 2.5

This would be a very nice place - love the atmosphere and it is in a great location. I tried to order a couple of beers on the menu and they didn't have the selections I was looking for (it was a long list of beers they have and have had in the past - confusing). The food was so-so, nothing to rave about except for the price - very inexpensive. The servers were nice, but were in a rush - so when the food came out, they said here is the catsup and mustard and walked away - didn't ask what I wanted (which was hot sauce) and didn't come back for 15 minutes to see how everything was going.

Photo of craigdb
3/5  rDev -19.1%

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Marin Brewing Company in Larkspur, CA
85 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.