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:
118
Ratings:
100,075
Reviews:
24,579
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PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Ratings:
503
Reviews:
86
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
3.99%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of sholland119
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

HV

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Photo of GJ40
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
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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3.75/5  rDev -12%

Photo of kylehay2004
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of flagmantho
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
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 -6.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
3.33/5  rDev -21.8%
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 -6.1%

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.73/5  rDev +11%
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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Photo of Mothergoose03
4.02/5  rDev -5.6%
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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4.56/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Barracudas
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
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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4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of beerwolf77
3.8/5  rDev -10.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Yet another stop on the beer and wine extravaganza for me and the wife. The first thing you notice is the killer outdoor seating area. Unfortunately it was raining when we were there so we opted to sit inside. Small homey bar feel. Packed with locals. It seemed like everyone knew each other. The taps were pretty much standard Laqunitas stuff. They did have a nitro coffee stout which of course we ordered. Love that they serve in the mason jar glassware. Bar tender was friendly and made sure we never had empty glasses. The food looked good. however we had just eaten so we passed.

Overall a nice place to hang out and enjoy some Lagunitas offerings.

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4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4/5  rDev -6.1%
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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Lagunitas Brewing Company in Petaluma, CA
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