Lagunitas Brewing Company

BA SCORE
84.2%
Liked Their Beers
3.95 w/ 101,796 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:
25,050
Ratings:
101,796
Liked:
85,750
Average:
3.95/5
Master Beer Listing
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
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

Photo of Kubishark
4.34/5  rDev -2.5%
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 +12.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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

Photo of HippieDave56
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Beer1804
4.84/5  rDev +8.8%
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 +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of greenspointexas
4.56/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of billab914
4.45/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Jmikepow
4.45/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of kylehay2004
4.31/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of casapy
4.13/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of BootLeg_Pete
3.56/5  rDev -20%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of sjrider
4.39/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of BURPINFROG
3.75/5  rDev -15.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4/5  rDev -10.1%
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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Photo of Madschwaper
4.44/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of frasergrove
4.28/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

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

Stopped by in August of 2011 and March of 2015. It's fantastic. Both times were a great experience. The beer, every beer we had was fresh and delicious. We were lucky enough in 2015 to run into Johnny Lightning and get a semi-private tour. Great people, great beer, great food. Yes, there is a gift shop.

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Photo of dsshuck
4.05/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

We got there when they opened (11:30) and got a spot at the bar. The majority of the service area is an outdoor area with tables. The bartender was friendly and very helpful in recommending Beercraft as a stop on the way to Russian River. We ordered some pork nachos that went well with the beers. The selection is half year round and half seasonal. I enjoyed the IPAs there as I expected. Not sure if we would have enjoyed the time there as much if we hadn't been at the bar. The line for getting drinking was getting quite long when we left a couple hours later.

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Photo of kifaru
3.83/5  rDev -13.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of MadDawg
4.35/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Lagunitas Brewing Company in Petaluma, CA
Brewery rating: 84.2% out of 100 with 101,796 ratings
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