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:
121
Reviews:
24,273
Ratings:
98,911
Master Beer Listing
PLACE STATS
Score:
94
Reviews:
87
Ratings:
500
Avg:
4.25
pDev:
4%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 87 | Ratings: 500
Reviews by djeucalyptus:
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4/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Other recent reviews (like massshortage's) capture the gist of it, but I'll add my $0.02 as well.

The addition of the new beer garden is welcome, as you can lounge out back without the hustle & bustle of the bar, often featuring live music, as on this last visit. On a busy saturday afternoon, inside is jam packed and the beer garden out back is busy but not overwhelming.

Service seemed fair to a touch above average. everyone was friendly and we were greeted a few times (better than many places), service was relatively prompt, and everyone was happy. what more can we ask for?

Selection was good this time (seems to vary a bit). I like the day-to-day printed menu of taps. Basic sampler is good for unfamiliar friends, and I love the pick any 4 to sample for $5. makes perfect sense to me. and I got to try a few limited draft-only brews like the habanero IPA and port aged hairy eyeball (amazing!). What more could I want?

Haven't sampled from the relatively standard food menu, as I'm quite satisfied with the complementary peanuts and pretzels, but everyone eating seemed fairly satisfied.

All in all, the more I go to the Lagunitas tap room, the more I like Lagunitas. Definitely a must-stop of you're passing through the general area.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of epyon396
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of icemanls4
3.88/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

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

Photo of Buck89
4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
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 +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

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Lagunitas Brewing Company in Petaluma, CA
3.92 out of 5 based on 98,911 ratings.
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