United States > California > Visalia
marcus (179) Sacramento, California | June 2, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Located on the main drag in Visalia, this establishment houses a brewery and a restaurant with good food. There is a nice bar fronting 8 taps of mostly excellent brewery offerings. There are a dozen bar stools and 8 booths downstairs, and some more tables upstairs. There are 2 flat screen TVs at the bar and a local band on most nights (no cover). The brewing equipment can be seen from the bar. The barkeeps are very friendly and helpful and there is a wide range of good chow on the menu.
Dogbrick (787) Columbus, Ohio | December 27, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
(Visited 11/2014): Brewbakers (no affiliation to the one in Huntington Beach according to an employee) is located in downtown Visalia on Main Street. Parking is available on both sides of Main.
The exterior has a brick facade with the Brewbakers logo on the front. Inside opens to a long relatively narrow room with tables along the right and the bar running the length of the left side. Brewing equipment is situated behind the bar. The interior retains the brick walls and there are hanging lights. There is a large board above the bar listing the available beers. There is an upstairs dining area as well.
Brewbakers has 8 beers on tap, as well as a couple sodas. Pretty typical styles including a Wheat, IPA, Blonde, Amber and Stout. A sampler is available, and the beers were all pretty average.
Service on a weekday late lunch at the bar was pretty good. The bartenders were attentive and pretty well-versed in the beers.
In terms of food, I only had soup and it was pretty good.
Overall the quality of the beers here doesnít necessarily make the place worth seeking out, but merits a stop for someone seeking out a brewpub in the immediate area.
t0rin0 (1463) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 30, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 11/20
I stopped in to visit the gem of Visialia late one night. This was my second visit to the great city of Visalia and that was probably two times more than necessary. The down town area isnít too bad but yeah, I have no interest in returning. Lots of people out and about on a Friday night so parking wasnít exactly easy but itís not too bad either. The clientele were fun to talk to (I happened to be sitting next to a couple that goes to the church down the street from my place (we live 250 miles away). They happened to be beer nerds and got a couple of other people at the bar into the conversation about various breweries. So at least the atmosphere was nice, even if the beers were not. I feel bad for the employees here. They have to get complaints regularly about the quality of the beer. Ugh.
brokensail (988) Orange County, California | October 13, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Parking can be a bit tough here on a weekend, but there is a large structure behind the brewpub. Sort of cramped downstairs bar and seating area with more room upstairs. Service at the bar was sufficient: not terribly friendly, but reasonably fast. The beers are pretty bad for the most part. Their sodas are good, though.
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