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Marin Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
3.7/5
Marin Brewing CompanyMarin Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1809 Larkspur Landing
Larkspur, California, 94939
United States

(415) 461-4677 | map
www.marinbrewing.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
45
Reviews:
1,206
Ratings:
1,971
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
85
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
69
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
9.76%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews by GJ40:
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3.18/5  rDev -13.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3

As a west coast IPA fanatic, I so wanted to love this place. I'd tried the White Knuckle Double IPA before so I thought I was on the right track. But while the beer list in the menu had a few IPAs, the list of beers that actually had on tap was much more limited. And ni IPAs! They tended toward malty with an amber, two porters and not a lot I was excited about. I started with a pale ale which was decent but not memorable and their Orange & Black which was about the same.

The menu was fantastic with burgers, pizzas, salads, sandwiches, etc. but the food turned out to be just adequate. I had the blackened chicken sandwich with avocado and jack cheese. The portions were large. But the sandwich was dry, the chicken was overcooked and the bread was overly crunchy. The onion rings were room temperature when they arrived and pretty soaked in grease.

The service was average and the prices were a little on the high side. The atmosphere is its best feature. The interior is nice and the outdoor seating is even better. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough to win me over.

I think with a little more effort in each area it could have been fantastic but they just seem happy with the location.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of vonSchulze
3.58/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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Photo of firkingroovin
4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.76/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Nathan_Short
3.66/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of Mikeb8
3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of SanFranJake
3.61/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of braaka
3.64/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of blabaer
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of ronricorossi
4.09/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Russkiy
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of kingpin1010
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of MIrvine
4/5  rDev +8.4%

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.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Tazmaniandavis
3/5  rDev -18.7%

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.

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Photo of jp11801
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of pisano
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of joelambic
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of gymnastcarol
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Beer21
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of capuchinpilates
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of mattmarka1
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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Marin Brewing Company in Larkspur, CA
85 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.
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