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Moylan's Brewery

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BEER AVG
3.72/5
Based on:
55 Beers
5,985 Hads
Place Score: 89
Reviews: 44
Visits: 70
Avg: 3.97
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

15 Rowland Way
Novato, California, 94954
United States
phone: (415) 898-4677 | map
www.moylans.com

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Reviews: 44 | Visits: 70
Reviews by dgilks:
Photo of dgilks
3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

For the tourists like me, Moylan's is in the middle of nowhere but it was also a convenient stop on the way to Santa Rose from SF.

Basically a large shed in a commercial area north of SF with a brewery and a big restaurant/bar in the way only the US does it.

The beer on tap was all house beer with a couple of hand pumps for a bit of interest. The quality was varied with the beers I had being average for the American craft scene.

Service was decent but with only 1 bartender tending a full bar, it was a touch slow.

On the whole I'm sure Moylan's is popular with the local suburban crowd. It offers a reasonable environment for dinner with the family and is equally suited to a couple of drinks with friends but to me it felt a little dull and lacked the character of a Hair of the Dog or Lagunitas.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of WillDavis707
4.55/5  rDev +14.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Really good food, and about 20 beers on tap.

Will fill any growler

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.88/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Nothing special here. Decent beer selection but space is really tired looking. Nice large bar area is a good spot to pop into for a beer if you're stuck on the 101 or 37 parking lots. Food is OK.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.4%

Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.7/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

The staff were knowledgeable of the beer, of which they had a large range to choose from. The beer range is also well worth it too.

The food selection was good, ambience fine. I enjoyed myself there, along with the sample platter. What I didn't expect was my sister's fiancé from Italy regarding the meal and beer there tops as far as eating out during his trip.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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Moylan's Brewery in Novato, CA
89 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.