Marin Brewing Company

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Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1809 Larkspur Landing
Larkspur, California, 94939
United States

// CLOSED //

After 33 years, Marin Brewing Company closed in January 2022.
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Rated: 3.78 by Cuervo_PCB from Florida

Sep 05, 2020
Rated: 4 by GaryColeman from California

Feb 26, 2018
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Reviewed by elNopalero from California

4.21/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4
I suppose there's many reasons why I've never been here but after finally visiting I can say I don't see myself hurrying back anytime soon. Brewpub feels like one of the early ones that just never updated… well, anything. Even the crowd feels like it’s the same from 20 years ago. Didn’t eat, so can’t comment on the food.
Jan 25, 2018
Rated: 4.05 by gr8fulbeerhead from California

Apr 15, 2017
Rated: 3.84 by Boilerup from Maryland

Jul 31, 2016
Rated: 3.58 by vonSchulze from California

May 01, 2016
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Reviewed by UCLABrewN84 from California

3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5
I recently stopped in here on a trip to Northern California. The inside hosts a brewery, bar, and restaurant and I got a definite sports bar type vibe all around. The bartender was quite nice and attentive when I stopped in. They had around 15 beers on tap, most of which they already bottle, and a few one offs. They also can sell certain bottles for on site consumption or to go. The quality of everything was good.
Feb 17, 2016
Rated: 4.05 by firkingroovin from Illinois

Nov 13, 2015
Rated: 3.84 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado

Mar 31, 2015
Rated: 3.66 by Nathan_Short from Tennessee

Mar 22, 2015
Rated: 3.7 by Mikeb8 from California

Feb 17, 2015
Rated: 3.61 by SanFranJake from California

Dec 19, 2014
Rated: 3.64 by braaka from California

Nov 19, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by blabaer from California

Nov 15, 2014
Rated: 4.09 by ronricorossi from California

Nov 10, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by Russkiy from California

Nov 02, 2014
Rated: 4 by kingpin1010 from California

Oct 25, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Oct 25, 2014
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Reviewed by MIrvine from California

4/5  rDev +7.2%
Definite local hot spot, but parking is a nightmare in that center. Get a table outside if you can (and whether permits), but indoor seating is OK too. Food is on the better side of pub grub.
Oct 22, 2014
Rated: 4 by wethorseblanket from California

Sep 16, 2014
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Reviewed by Tazmaniandavis from California

3/5  rDev -19.6%
MBC was one of the first brew pubs to open in the bay. The beers have been consistantly good for a loooong time. Unfortunately though, the food and service at the brewpub has taken a steep dive over the years.
Aug 27, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by jp11801 from Florida

Jul 09, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by pisano from Massachusetts

Jul 03, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by joelambic from Illinois

Jun 18, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by gymnastcarol from California

May 23, 2014
Rated: 3 by Beer21 from Florida

May 09, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by RBassSFHOPit2ME from California

May 07, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota

Apr 12, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Apr 01, 2014
Rated: 4 by samtrillo from California

Mar 27, 2014
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Reviewed by JackDempsy from Arizona

2.85/5  rDev -23.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 2.5
This would be a very nice place - love the atmosphere and it is in a great location. I tried to order a couple of beers on the menu and they didn't have the selections I was looking for (it was a long list of beers they have and have had in the past - confusing). The food was so-so, nothing to rave about except for the price - very inexpensive. The servers were nice, but were in a rush - so when the food came out, they said here is the catsup and mustard and walked away - didn't ask what I wanted (which was hot sauce) and didn't come back for 15 minutes to see how everything was going.
Mar 16, 2014
Rated: 3 by craigdb from Pennsylvania

Mar 06, 2014
Rated: 4 by Databrew from California

Feb 28, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by GilesAThompson from Kansas

Feb 27, 2014
Rated: 4 by jaydoc from Kansas

Feb 12, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Gobzilla from California

Feb 07, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by JSails from Virgin Islands (British)

Jan 30, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by leprakhan from California

Nov 20, 2013
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Reviewed by CarolinaCardinals from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25
Visited today for lunch.

Atmosphere was good as it was a perfect day to have a seat outside in the shade.

Quality of the beer was solid.

Service was pretty solid even though there was a pretty full house outside. The server did not take time to chat until the end of round 3.

Selection was pretty good. I had the White Knuckle, cask IPA, and the San Quentin Stout. Thought they would have more available.

Food was solid. Burgers and onion rings were very spot on.

Overall value was good for the Bay area. Two burgers and 5 beers for just over $50.
Jun 01, 2013
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Reviewed by MilwaukeeCrusher from Wisconsin

3.89/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.25
This visit was last summer and looking back has an odd feel. The Giants were on and I remember thinking how they were two years removed from a World Series and that the Dodgers were in complete control of the division... but I digress.

Parking was somewhat difficult as I don't know if commuters like to stop here, but inside at least it didn't seem to be as packed. I tried a sampler and was happy with the beers I was presented, but not overly impressed. The place did have sort of a sports bar feel to it, and I was wondering if Huey Lewis and the News would be lurking around the corner somewhere. In short, a fun place to be serving good but not great beer. If you're in the area worth a stop and if I was in the area I would probably visit often.
Mar 15, 2013
Marin Brewing Company in Larkspur, CA
Brewery rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 908 ratings