North Coast Brewing Co. Taproom & Grill

North Coast Brewing Co. Taproom & GrillNorth Coast Brewing Co. Taproom & Grill
North Coast Brewing Co. Taproom & GrillNorth Coast Brewing Co. Taproom & Grill
Bar, Eatery

444 N Main St
Fort Bragg, California, 95437-3216
United States

(707) 964-3400 | map

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Reviews by Beerandraiderfan:
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Beerandraiderfan from Nevada

2.2/5  rDev -42%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 1.5 | food: 1.5

Went back for my first return to North Coast in about 15 years. I wasn't wowed the first time, and the second time, was even worse.

Atmosphere outside is beautiful. It ain't bad inside. Restaurant area to the left, ridiculously priced gift shop straight ahead, old wooden pub area to the right.

Quality, eh, the beers are ok, very much stuck in the late 80s, English style versus American. Copycats. They definitely make some great beers, but rarely show any degree of experimentation or worthiness otherwise. And quality goes to things beyond just the beer, if it was just the beer, it would be a 4. Service, staff was decent, although they did forget and still charge for my girlfriend's lack of garlic fries she ordered. They also were quick to add the automatic tip on our party of six adults.

Selection? Terrible. They have one of those websites that sucks, claims to have all this barrel aged stuff on tap. Get there, nothing. None of the barrel aged stuff on tap (which is ok because its expensive, way better having regular rasputin).

Food? Terrible and expensive. Big on the deep fryer, small portions of not particularly good stuff.

Would not visit again on my own initiative (which this second trip was not). Don't eat here.

Aug 03, 2012
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KingStelle from California

2.09/5  rDev -44.9%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.5 | service: 1 | selection: 2.75 | food: 2

Very poorly set up. You have to buy your food and drinks in the gift shop.....weird. Your food purchase is made before you even know if your gonna be able to find a table. No waiter, means no service. Have fun running down your own silverware, napkins, condiments etc. I only ordered one beer because I wasn’t gonna wait in the gift shop line a 2nd time. Food was poor and overpriced, greasy and not well done. Extremely disappointing from a brewery known for quality drinks. There is another brewing company just up the street that had a much better vibe.

Nov 12, 2019
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Ferrario from California

4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Oct 04, 2019
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elNopalero from Texas

2.45/5  rDev -35.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 3

Terrible service. I came here on a Sunday night. Holiday, if Father's Day is a holiday. They were busy but not crowded. I waited, and waited, and waited. Finally, I reached a point where I realized there wasn't anything on tap that excites me enough to continue waiting. Maybe next time.

Oct 04, 2018
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sweetbrew82 from California

2.75/5  rDev -27.4%
vibe: 1 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2 | food: 3.75

Place is run down and in serious need of some updating. Old red carpet throughout dining area was stained all over and seats had big rips covered with tape. No barrel-aged beers were on tap so selection was limited to what you could find in any store but the berliner-weiss passionfruit peach was delicious!!! The food was pretty good too. But no growler fills? That's no bueno and I can't give em a pass on that cuz there's really no excuse in this day and age. Meh not really impressed

Aug 05, 2018
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BillyTheKid from California

3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I love North Coast beers as much as the next guy, but this place was pretty average. The food was pretty good, and I'm sure the vibe is better during other times of the year. Also, I would have liked to be able to see inside the brewery, but I understand they are massively busy recently due to their new Costco contract. However, Mendocino county is beautiful and is worth a visit.

Jan 12, 2018
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scream from Wisconsin

4.21/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.25

Oct 07, 2017
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htomsirveaux from Texas

3.23/5  rDev -14.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 2.75 | food: 3

Fifth stop on my 2017 Summer Tour. Third time I've been here, coulda sworn I'd reviewed it before.

Full bar in addition to their beers on tap. Only a couple of beers on tap that are exclusive (cherry, peach and cranberry Berliner Weiße). I had the four deer sampler. Bar was about half full at 5pm on a Thr. Friendly staff who bent the rules for my pup (much appreciated).

Decent enough overall but not really worth a trip out of your way to get here. The drive up 128 & 1 is amazing though, highly recommended.

Sep 22, 2017
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Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Had pulled pork nachos.... Yum yum yum! Excellent servers as well! If you aren't excited to visit this pub, you are jaded! Excellent beer with a great pedigree! I'm from south of Pittsburgh and so having great beer just a stones throw from the Pacific Ocean is spectacular!

Mar 25, 2017
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Spaceman_Jer from Colorado

3.94/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Jan 31, 2017
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Piglet_rulz_da_yard from California

3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Aug 16, 2016
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LXIXME from New Mexico

4.01/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

May 07, 2016
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gandres from Philippines

3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 1.5

Visited at 8pm
Ambiance: Good place
Service: took some time before we were able to get the servers attention, long time to get bill- slow and confused
Selection: Good beer selection
Value: a bit pricey food
Overall: beers are good but not the food

Apr 18, 2016
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

2.66/5  rDev -29.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 2.25 | selection: 2.5 | food: 2

Amazingly beautiful locale in Fort Bragg, CA, this is pretty much like most of the town, right on the seashore.

Always a little chilly here, no matter what time of year.

Selection is the same stuff on the shelf at Safeway. Food is far more expensive than the quality. The staff generally don't know much about the beers. Or why there are no brewpub only selections more often than not.

Bar is real cool decor wise as well, but ultimately, their gift shop is expensive, their food is expensive, nothing to see here. I'll always like Red Seal and Old Raspy, but damn if there isn't any reason to go to this place.

Apr 03, 2016
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sjrider from California

3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Mar 26, 2016
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marshrat63 from California

4.45/5  rDev +17.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Jan 31, 2016
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Masonpp85 from California

4.26/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Jan 08, 2016
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VABA from Virginia

4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

A very scenic and very relaxing drive through redwood forests and then one comes out right on the coast. A good place to go to on the north coast, with a very good selection of beers!

Oct 30, 2015
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WillDavis707 from California

4.45/5  rDev +17.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.75

Very cool spot in downtown Fort Bragg. Food here is amazing, oysters and fish and chips are my favs.

Not a huge lineup of beers but what they do, they do very well.

Also never any brewery exclusives or one-offs. Don't even have BA Old Rasputin on tap.

All their beers you can buy in the store, so the only reason to come here if for the restaurant.

Oct 28, 2015
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The_Woodling from California

4.48/5  rDev +18.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Sep 10, 2015
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ClayPA from Washington

3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

May 24, 2015
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tazzman from Florida

4.16/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

May 09, 2015
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Kishanti from California

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Nov 29, 2014
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HippieDave56 from California

3.12/5  rDev -17.7%

Nov 14, 2014
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KStark from Canada

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Aug 27, 2014
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