Lagunitas Brewing Company

BA SCORE
84.2%
Liked Their Beers
3.95 w/ 101,785 ratings
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:
114
Reviews:
25,048
Ratings:
101,785
Liked:
85,739
Average:
3.95/5
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PLACE STATS
BA Score:
93.9%
Reviews:
88
Ratings:
509
Liked:
478
Avg:
4.45/5
pDev:
11.24%
 
 
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Ratings: 509 |  Reviews: 88
Reviews by climax:
Photo of climax
3.85/5  rDev -13.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Lagunitas is a must stop in wine country for the beer connoisseur, especially the hophead. It's located on the edge of a pretty laid back rural town and that's what makes it something special. We drove from Sac, and it's a gorgeous trek if you get off the interstate early.

Try to make it on a nice day (not too tough to come by in this region), because the courtyard is where it's at. There's live music nearly every day, it started when we arrived at around 3pm on a Sunday. This place seemed busy when we showed up.... that was nothing. It only got busier, a popular spot for sure!

The beers are served in mason jars, which is different. It shoves aside proper beer presentation, which I thought was a statement of how confident they are with their brews. The offerings are typically geared to the lupalin freak, which is awesome. My fiancee likes the lighter sweeter stuff, but she fared alright (she came because I wanted to anyways). They had four IPAs on tap.... yea, four (4)! God bless Lagunitas. Pints were five bucks. Tasters (four 4oz glasses) were seven bucks, not bad.

The food is pretty limited, but don't come here for the food. A half dozen appetizers and panini sandwiches round out the solid diet items. I got a good sized panini for $10, it was decent.

The service is a tough one to rate. Service is going to be slow if you don't venture to the bar yourself (even that is typically packed), that's just the way it is, this is a busy place. But when there's several tables laid out potluck style and no real rhyme or reason to what's going on, you gotta cut 'em some slack. After all, even though the food and beer don't come quickly, the musician on stage isn't taking a break, so enjoy yourself. Everyone is friendly, including the dogs which are welcome, so watch your step.

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Photo of DrinkThemAll
4.28/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

I really liked the vibe and look to Lagunitas. It was like a back yard BBQ!! Tap room was a little small, but the Swag shack and beer selection was nice. I would definitely stop by again if in the area.

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Photo of BillRoth
4.44/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Outstanding brew pub. Lively and fun. Great people. Friendly and big on making sure they try to do anything they can for you. Extremely knowledgeable crew as well. Fantastic range of their many many mainstream beers complemented by their big beers , BA favorites and a number of variants. Lots of experimentation going on too. Food was great...from tasty munchies and pub grub to solid real deal crafty cooking from land to sea.

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Photo of amesetz
3.97/5  rDev -10.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of evanwoertz
4.55/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of abagri
3.88/5  rDev -12.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Mai11oux
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of scootercrabb
4.33/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Dsimenson
4.19/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of BdM
3.94/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Spoda1983
3.5/5  rDev -21.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Photo of Jangoon24
4.31/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of epyon396
4.35/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of icemanls4
3.88/5  rDev -12.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Photo of BonJoeyD
5/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Buck89
4.45/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

As I expected, a relaxed, friendly place. Great outdoor venue with live music at 4:20 (haha). The staff and service was friendly and professional. The beer selection was OK for them, as many of their beers were 'out." Food was above average but nothing special. All in all, a must see if youre in the area.

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Photo of Bum4ever
4.48/5  rDev +0.7%
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 StoutAtTheDevil
4.55/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.04/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of flagmantho
4.4/5  rDev -1.1%
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 -8.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Mothergoose03
4.02/5  rDev -9.7%
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%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of Covocali
4.4/5  rDev -1.1%
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 Avatar113
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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Lagunitas Brewing Company in Petaluma, CA
Brewery rating: 84.2% out of 100 with 101,785 ratings
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