Lagunitas Brewing Company

BEER AVG
3.92/5
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1280 North McDowell Boulevard
Petaluma, California, 94954
United States

(707) 769-4495 | map
lagunitas.com

Notes:
Now featuring a new outdoor beer garden with light snacks and music

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BEER STATS
Beers:
111
Reviews:
23,837
Ratings:
97,737
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PLACE STATS
Score:
94
Reviews:
86
Ratings:
496
Avg:
4.25
pDev:
4%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 86 | Ratings: 496
Reviews by MilwaukeeCrusher:
Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
3.33/5  rDev -21.6%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4

Wow was this placed packed. As I was told happens weekly during the warm time of year, the brewery was playing host to some bands. While generally this is a good thing, there were logistical issues about; with overcrowding, and difficulty in getting a beer at the forefront.

I was told this night they couldn't so samplers which I had hoped to do. With so many options, it would be a very slippery slope had I been made to try a glass of everything that looked interesting and it would have defeated the purpose of tasting it: any objectivity would be gone.

After two glasses I left. Sorry Lagunitas... you are one of my favorite breweries in the country, probably top 5. But if you want to do things like this you need a bigger place. I wouldn't mind giving it another try but I don't know when I will be in Petaluma again. Maybe I'll check out the pub in Chicago when it opens.

As for now, much too much.

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Photo of Bum4ever
4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Really nice vibe here. Great outside seating and they had live music while I was there. Had good service and it was not too crowded. Would definitely revisit.

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Photo of Jeff_Hallam
4.55/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of flagmantho
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

I visited Lagunitas a few days ago while road tripping down the West Coast; visiting there was part of the reason for the whole trip. I'm very glad I got a chance to visit; they had 26 beers on tap and everything I sampled was outstanding. It was awesome to discover that their taproom beers are even better than the great stuff that they bottle.

The taproom itself has a great atmosphere and there's a huge outdoor beer garden. Service is good and prompt at the bar. It's definitely worth checking out, even if Petaluma is out of your way.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.08/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Mothergoose03
4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

(#27 of 49) We stopped here during a Wednesday mid-afternoon to try their beers. The pub was packed so we sat on the mesh-covered patio. It was pretty busy there too. The front of the building was undergoing some construction, so I don't know if a new tasting room is part of this project, but I liked the inside of the pub as well as the patio since it was a nice day.

We ordered three sampler flights for a total of 12 beers. Every one of them was brewed very well to style, which you'd expect for a large national brewery, and the quality was consistent among them so that our range of scores that we gave to each beer ranged from a B-minur to a B grade. We liked the imperial stout the best.

We didn't order any food other than some chips, but the menu is basically pub grub. Wine, cider and kombucha were available too. Nice place, great beers, we'd go back again when in the area.

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Photo of ambruns1979
4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of Covocali
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Great place super chill good people great beer cool gift shop

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Photo of Stevenw7474
4.25/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Kubishark
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Visited this place while in the Petaluma area. Pretty cool vibe, visited in the afternoon and someone was playing guitar and it made for a nice ambiance. Great quality beers, good food, free peanuts and pretzels to snack on, good service. I really liked the wide variety of patrons here, from your usual young, beardy beer geeks to older, more working class people checking out the place too. It felt like a place where people from different states and different backgrounds could talk to each other and swap stories over some quality beers. I say that because that's exactly what I did. Thanks to older bay area native and his wife who bought me and my friend beers and some wings; I hope to return the favor one day.

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Photo of deniserat
5/5  rDev +17.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of forshamegetit
5/5  rDev +17.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of HippieDave56
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Beer1804
4.84/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Awesome place I was at the Chicago location it was fantastic I felt like an 8 year old at Willie Wonkas chocolate factory. Wish they had nite time ale otherwise a perfect ten.

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Photo of willreid86
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of greenspointexas
4.56/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of billab914
4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Jmikepow
4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of kylehay2004
4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of casapy
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of BootLeg_Pete
3.56/5  rDev -16.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of sjrider
4.39/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of BURPINFROG
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

I gotta say, for being a big-time brewery and a place I looked forward to visiting, I wasn't wowed by Lagunitas.

The place felt a bit like a circus with the crowded feel, open spaces and kind of free-for-all way of entering.

The service was okay, not rude but not friendly, and they easily accommodated a flight for me. But then the flights came in those stange-shaped glasses and that was a bit of a bummer. Mini-snifters or nothing, yo.

There were a few one-offs on tap which is always appreciated and just drinking the classic Lagunitas lineup was nice.

A good place to visit. I noticed there were tours and I'd have like to have gone but missed out. Parking also was a bit chaotic.

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Lagunitas Brewing Company in Petaluma, CA
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