Moylan's Brewery

Moylan's BreweryMoylan's Brewery
Moylan's BreweryMoylan's Brewery
Brewery, Bar, Eatery

15 Rowland Way
Novato, California, 94954
United States

(415) 898-4677 | map
moylans.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.9
Beers:
59
Reviews:
3,594
Ratings:
6,226
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.02
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
77
pDev:
9.2%
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Reviews: 46 | Ratings: 77
Reviews by JamesP123:
Photo of JamesP123
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

As others have noted this Moylans is owned by the same person as Marin Brew Co. I used to prefer Brew Co, but these days I have been leaning more and more to Moylans.

The atmosphere is pretty chill, you can usually strike up some conversation at the bar or grab a table if you are with a big group. There are a coupel Dart boards in the back that, drunken darts is always a fun game. The whole palce is lined with old beer cans, fun to look at some of the obscure names/breweries.

As far as quality, most of the beers are on point meaning they are average at worst and great at best. Only one I didn't enjoy was the Pomegranite Wheat, but hey, thats not really my style anyways.

Everytime I go the bartenders are quick and sociable. Table service is good too.

The selection is great, usually 10-15 beers to choose from with 2 on cask. Loved the Double KiltSickle on cask. They basically have astyle for anyone, except belgian...haven't seen on eon tap for a while. Also sell kegs & bottles. They even have acouple ciders and 10-15 wines for the non-beer drinkers in the group. Which is great for those whose girlfriend still hates beer.

As far as the food, nothing spectacular, but consistently good pub fare.

Overall a cool hangout with great beer. Really can't miss

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BerryKumquat
3.56/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of gr8fulbeerhead
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Miesemer
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

i always imagined this place would be bigger, its quite humble in its size, a freestanding location that looks like it could have doubled as an old red lobster or applebees or something. has that sort of exterior and layout inside, but the place has been around a long time, and they have had quite the distribution footprint for their size too, impressive when you see how small it is. sort of irish sports bar vibe inside, a little more authentic, but similar feel. lots of old beer memorabilia on the walls, and something like 12 beers on tap, maybe more. they had a good mix of their classics that i knew and some new more experimental stuff. i liked the flaneur belgian pale a whole lot, and enjoyed the tealight as well. these guys have been one of those sort of staple california breweries for me over the years, so it was cool to finally check out their spot. i wish we had time for more beers, but the ones we had were all very solid. service was fine, a bit distracted but friendly and liberal with the sampling, just perhaps a little disinterested. they have a good thing going here, a very loyal following, and i think a healthy mix of well known stand by beers and experimental new stuff to keep it interested. great stop when cruising north from san francisco!

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Photo of vonSchulze
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

I recently stopped in here on a trip to Northern California. From what I understand, Marin and Moylan's are in cahoots somehow, so the experience here was pretty much the same as I had at Marin. The inside hosts a brewery, bar, and restaurant and just like at Marin, I got a definite sports bar type vibe but Moylan's seemed a bit cleaner and more put together. The bartender was quite nice and answered all of the questions I had. They had around 15 beers on tap, most of which they already bottle, and a few one offs. They also can sell certain bottles to go from what I saw. The quality of everything was good.

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Photo of WillDavis707
4.55/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Really good food, and about 20 beers on tap.

Will fill any growler

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Photo of SmashPants
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of bobbyhands
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.88/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of kingpin1010
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of MIrvine
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Nothing special here. Decent beer selection but space is really tired looking. Nice large bar area is a good spot to pop into for a beer if you're stuck on the 101 or 37 parking lots. Food is OK.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.36/5  rDev +8.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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Moylan's Brewery in Novato, CA
Brewery rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 6226 ratings