Lagunitas Brewing Company

BA SCORE
3.94/5
102,137 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:
116
Reviews:
25,129
Ratings:
102,137
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PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.45/5
Reviews:
88
Ratings:
510
pDev:
11.24%
 
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Ratings: 510 |  Reviews: 88
Reviews by colonelforbin:
Photo of colonelforbin
4.22/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I really like what they've done with the space at Lagunitas. Expansive outdoor seating area with a nice bar inside. Family friendly and dog friendly too, I think. Huge amount of seating outside and it's very relaxed all around.

Quality is pretty much what you'd expect. A brewery with very wide distribution so most people are familiar with the standard Lagunitas brews. I was there yesterday and there were some nice one-offs (The Return of Ruben and the Bretts, Wet Dog, and Marshall Ranch IPA) along with the regular lineup. Lagunitas Sucks on cask was a big highlight. Basically, they will have plenty of great beer on tap at all times. They also offer a nice sampler platter, choose your own four beers for $5. Solid deal for sure.

Service was good, friendly and prompt. Beer was fresh. We sat at the bar. The patio is great and now is weather proofed for the upcoming winter months.

Highly recommended. Only 2-3 minutes off the freeway (101) so it's very convenient to visit. Growlers available as well as tours. Excellent, relaxing place to enjoy some nice hoppy beers.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of tigerbeer90
4.54/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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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Lagunitas Brewing Company in Petaluma, CA
Brewery rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 102,137 ratings
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