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“Outstanding Brewery, Very good food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lagunitas Brewing Co.

Lagunitas Brewing Co.
Ranked #1 of 259 Restaurants in Petaluma
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The brewery serves sandwiches in its Tap Room and Beer Sanctuary. It's open for lunch on weekends.
oregon
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Outstanding Brewery, Very good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

Went with my wife and two relatives for a late lunch, while the area is certainly industrial the brewery restaurant/ outdoor seating is comfy and casual. Service was prompt and courteous and the food was very good, had the artichoke heart panini and the pizza panini with a few appetizers. but what really shines here is the beer. We had a taster of four along with a few pints of cask conditioned ale, what a treat and very reasonably priced.
Beer geeks are well aware of this place, the staff is very knowledgeable and seemed to take special pleasure in describing the beers. If you are looking for over the top suds and good food, do not miss this place, Highly recommended!

  • Visited February 2012
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San Francisco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fantastic little place - a must do in Petaluma”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2012

We had problems finding this place because we didn't believe something so cute (from the pictures on the website) could be located in an industrial area...just not what we thought.
What a pleasant surprise! After driving through the parking lot you see a tented, beautifully landscaped area - so cute and inviting (despite the large steel beer containers or whatever you call them surrounding the place - don't forget they do actually brew beer on site!)
It reminded me of an Austin, Texas kind of place - simple food, good beer, fun down to earth people and a live band playing a variety of country, alt-rock, old rock, etc.
We didn't try any of the food, but it looked like typical bbq/bar food - burgers, chili, nachos, etc. Servings looked plentiful and people were eating with gusto, so I'm assuming it is at least average. The beer on the other hand - wow. I'm not even a beer drinker and I was able to find something delicious to sip on while listening to the band.
It was crowded and I can imagine only gets more crowded as the weather gets warmer.
This is definitely a place we'll return to many times.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sacramento, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Awesome Brewery; great beer value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2011

The beer here is wonderful. You have a much better selection at the brewery taproom than you are able to buy on your own. Beer was delicious and very reasonably priced. Only wish we could have drank more!

Visited December 2011
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Santa Rosa, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Go for the beer”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2011

Boatloads of great beer on tap but food was subpar. Salad was overdressed and lacking in everything but lettuce. Chili nachos sounded delicious but chips were soggy, loaded with melted cheese and chili was bland with little flavor.

The beer garden in back was awesome however. They have a little amphitheater for music too. This would be an excellent warm weather spot to soak rays and sip suds.

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Dallas, Texas
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“Great biergarten, great beer and great atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2011

This is a MUST DO if you're passing through the Petaluma area. We love biergartens, but have been disappointed with basically all of them that we've visited in the US. Lagunitas allows dogs, has communal seating at picnic tables, serves great beer and has live music. We didn't try the food, but it looked amazing as well. Our plan was to make a quick stop to just check it out on the way to a wedding in wine country, but after an hour, the husband was ready to toss the wedding plans to stay at the biergarten. It really is that great. If you have the opportunity, GO!

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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