Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1280 North McDowell Boulevard
Petaluma, California, 94954
United States

(707) 769-4495 | map

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

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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

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

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4.33/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Well worth the drive from our Santa Rosa hotel. While Lagunitas is located in a bland corporate park, they have created a very cool tasting room and outdoor space off to the side. The place was jam packed on an NFL Sunday afternoon with plenty of Raiders and Niners fans jockeying for space with a good viewing angle. The outdoor space featured chairs, picnic tables and live music. That space was full too.

Worth fighting through the crowd, though. A full range of Lagunitas beers on tap at very reasonable prices. Service was good. Beer was better.


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Photo of GJ40
4.36/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I visited while in SF on business. They have a great pub on the premises of the brewery. It's got a nice, natural outdoor patio area with rocks, dirt and grass with a small stage and plenty of seating. It's also got an inside area with a good sized center bar and seating all around it. I loved the feel of the place. It seems to have grown out of the beer.

The tap list was impressive with all of their regulars available and then some. They have sampler options but I went with a Hop Stoopid. It was very fresh and very good.

The staff was young, energetic and helpful.

I really enjoyed my visit and could really see my wife and I there as regulars if we lived in the area. This is my kind of place.

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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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4/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.73/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Fantastic beers and burgers. Cheese plate good too. Fabulous service, beautiful outdoor seating, and a bluegrass band...what's not to like?

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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.33/5  rDev -25.2%
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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4/5  rDev -10.1%

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

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4.08/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

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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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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.17/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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

Lagunitas is a must stop for all beer lovers!

The place has a great atmosphere in a very laid back and relaxing setting, and the beers are world class!

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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

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5/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.05/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Beer hall type setup with large picnic benches under a giant clear tent. Inside is pretty tight and crowded by the bar. Very communal type of deal.

The beer quality is already known and pretty much speaks for itself (or mumbles). The food is similarly great in quality.

Service is so so, but that's because its pretty much always super crowded and therefore hard to get service. They're very polite and helpful when you can find them.

Selection is fantastic, they have 10-20 lagunitas beers on tap including a handful that you can't get anywhere else, or ones that are extremely rare outside the brewery. When I was there they were just starting to do some of their barrel releases before they ever hit taps or bottles elsewhere. You might get the chance to try something you won't see in stores for awhile, or at all.

Food was great. Very tasty. Very filling. My only problem was my eyes were bigger than my stomach.

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4/5  rDev -10.1%

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Lagunitas Brewing Company in Petaluma, CA
Brewery rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 103,926 ratings