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Marin Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Marin Brewing CompanyMarin Brewing Company
very good

55 Ratings
Ratings: 55
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.94%
Active Beers: 44
Beer Ratings: 1,771
Beer Avg: 3.74
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

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

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Reviews by drewbage:
Photo of drewbage
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%

The third stop on the great 2004 Sonoma County Beer Run. (The first 2 stops were both previously reviewed)

Located in a little walking mall area just around from the ferry landing (should you want a different experience of crossing the golden gate area)

As you walk in the front doors you're greeted by a brew deck to the left and a large set of medals, ribbons and awards to the right. The foyer leads to a long bar area of the same width with a large restaurant seating area wrapping off to the right and leading to a patio. Lots of your typical beer bar decorations with sports gear abounding.

Seating ourselves at the bar, my travelling companion, D, and I grabbed a gander at a decent pub-grub menu (with more seafood). I decided to grab a sampler platter. At first glance the sampler menu laid before you seems terribly intimidating with over 15 beers listed. (Un)fortunately, the sampler actually only came with 8 beers that were available.

While D, the wonder navigator, sucked back a pint of the Breakout Stout we ordered up a mess of mussels steamed in their pale ale.

Service was compentant and efficient, but didn't really do anything to pull great notice. The hostesses were nice in providing us with an opportunity to slide around the brew deck.

All in all.. decent beer, decent grub, decent location.. decent place.

drewbage, Nov 14, 2004
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

wethorseblanket, Sep 16, 2014
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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.

Tazmaniandavis, Aug 27, 2014
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samtrillo, Mar 27, 2014
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2.85/5  rDev -23.2%

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.

JackDempsy, Mar 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

leprakhan, Nov 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Visited today for lunch.

Atmosphere was good as it was a perfect day to have a seat outside in the shade.

Quality of the beer was solid.

Service was pretty solid even though there was a pretty full house outside. The server did not take time to chat until the end of round 3.

Selection was pretty good. I had the White Knuckle, cask IPA, and the San Quentin Stout. Thought they would have more available.

Food was solid. Burgers and onion rings were very spot on.

Overall value was good for the Bay area. Two burgers and 5 beers for just over $50.

arizcards, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
3.89/5  rDev +4.9%

This visit was last summer and looking back has an odd feel. The Giants were on and I remember thinking how they were two years removed from a World Series and that the Dodgers were in complete control of the division... but I digress.

Parking was somewhat difficult as I don't know if commuters like to stop here, but inside at least it didn't seem to be as packed. I tried a sampler and was happy with the beers I was presented, but not overly impressed. The place did have sort of a sports bar feel to it, and I was wondering if Huey Lewis and the News would be lurking around the corner somewhere. In short, a fun place to be serving good but not great beer. If you're in the area worth a stop and if I was in the area I would probably visit often.

MilwaukeeCrusher, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of litheum94
3.31/5  rDev -10.8%

Stopped by for lunch with the family. Had their beers a bunch of times, but had never been to the brewpub.

Atmosphere is like any brewpub, casual with a bustling noise level. Service was okay. Took awhile after getting seated to have someone stop by our table, but otherwise the service was average.

The food was your standard brewpub fare, but the quality was a lot higher. I had the hot pastrami and Swiss, and it was very good. I tried a piece of bacon from my wife's burger and I thought it was one of the best pieces of bacon I have ever had. The kid's menu was pretty standard, but my daughter seemed to enjoy it. Prices were a little above average, but not horrible.

I tried the sampler platter, and thought most of the beers were average. There were a couple of beers that just weren't good (Belgian Dubbel and the ES Chi) and a couple of standouts (White Knuckle IPA and Stinson Beach Peach), other than that, I could take em or leave em.

In the end, I'm more likely to go back for the food rather than the beer.

litheum94, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of jvillefan
4.36/5  rDev +17.5%

A: Very relaxed and comfortable restaurant and brewery with helpful staff and social bartenders.

S: attentive waiters and waitresses bring food in a timely manner. Bartenders do a good job of making their way around the bar, offer good recommendations and know the Marin brews.

S: a good range of delicious and well crafted Marin beers

F: a large selection of food- burgers, sandwiches, salads, soups and daily specials.
Dessert is great too!

Marin Brew Co is an excellent place to grab a casual, delicious meal, a delicious beer, and to enjoy the company of your friends. And their Tuesday $3 pint night is not to be missed!

jvillefan, Feb 03, 2013
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3.18/5  rDev -14.3%

As a west coast IPA fanatic, I so wanted to love this place. I'd tried the White Knuckle Double IPA before so I thought I was on the right track. But while the beer list in the menu had a few IPAs, the list of beers that actually had on tap was much more limited. And ni IPAs! They tended toward malty with an amber, two porters and not a lot I was excited about. I started with a pale ale which was decent but not memorable and their Orange & Black which was about the same.

The menu was fantastic with burgers, pizzas, salads, sandwiches, etc. but the food turned out to be just adequate. I had the blackened chicken sandwich with avocado and jack cheese. The portions were large. But the sandwich was dry, the chicken was overcooked and the bread was overly crunchy. The onion rings were room temperature when they arrived and pretty soaked in grease.

The service was average and the prices were a little on the high side. The atmosphere is its best feature. The interior is nice and the outdoor seating is even better. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough to win me over.

I think with a little more effort in each area it could have been fantastic but they just seem happy with the location.

GJ40, Oct 02, 2012
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Marin Brewing Company in Larkspur, CA
85 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.