Dempsey’s Restaurant & Brewery | Petaluma, California
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Dempsey’s Restaurant & Brewery
Good based on 13 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

50 E Washington St
Petaluma, California United States 94952 [ print map ]
707 765 9694 | facebook | twitter | food menu | beer menu

Hours: Sunday thru Thursday 11:30am-9:00pm Friday and Saturday 11:30am-10:00pm

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Dempsey’s Restaurant & Brewery

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Dempseys Red Rooster Ale 44
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13 reviews for Dempsey’s Restaurant & Brewery
 Ambiance  69%
 Service  72%
 Selection  49%
 Food  68%
 Value  66%
 Overall  65%
 Rating  67%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail  (1171) San Leandro, California | January 9, 2014
If this place wasn’t on RateBeer, I doubt I ever would have thought to come here. The restaurant is located right on the water and I’d imagine when the weather is nice it would be okay out on the water. Food looked and smelled great, but I didn’t eat anything. Service at the bar was very friendly and pretty decently quick. Seemed very much like a local hangout. I got a flight of their eight house beers and while a couple were decent, on the whole they were meh. Would probably consider coming here to eat, but the beer isn’t too great.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
jvdijk99  (39) , Netherlands | October 12, 2013
More a restaurant than a brewpub. We want there on Saturday night in Colbumbus day weekend. The place was packed, but the service was still good. The food was a bit bland, mediocre at best. But their beers were good,though not outstanding.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
t0rin0  (1511) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 25, 2013
Visited May 2012.

Aside from Lagunitas I know nothing of Petaluma. This down town area is really nice and I kind of wish that I had made it a point to look this place up sooner. I guess that’s an advantage of travelling for beer, that you find reasons to visit new places. Anyway, this is right on the water and next to a pedestrian bridge that takes you to a touristy shopping area. Despite the beer quality, sitting outside on a sunny spring day with good company is something I could do more of.

The food was decent. Reminiscent of diner food but a bit more California with the tomatoes and various cheeses. The beer is kind of sub par, especially considering the proximity to Lagunitas. The service was good though. I don’t think I’d travel here for beer but if I was in town I’d come here for lunch.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
DavidWoodruff  (23) Windsor, California | March 3, 2013
Great food. Some interesting beers, but nothing to put it on the map.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb  (538) Woodland, California | April 3, 2012
Rather eclectic, but sparse, interior. Staff screwed up my beer order, but did a very quick fix when told. Menu is not huge but they have specials. Mine was good.There’s not a lot of beer in this town, and much of it is typical craft. But this place is a don’t miss, if you’re staying in the area.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
gmanbeer  (2) Petaluma, California | January 24, 2010
Dempseys in Petaluma has kind of become my local watering hole (as its only 2 blocks from my house). They have some of the best pub food ive ever had, including the best fried onion strings ever, (and the best burger around when it comes cooked as requested). They have a solid selection of brews and a great bar menu including house made olives, their own chili spiced pretzels and $2 bar tacos (authentic mexican style tacos too, not Tacobell style tacos). The downside is its got a warehousey kind of feeling and not a cozy pub feel but its definitely worth a stop if your in the area
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere  (470) Ottawa, Ontario | August 30, 2009
Simple looking brewpub in a non-descript neighboorhood, in a strip mall. Nice and homey decoration, with warm colours, but rather silent staff. The beers are honest, but lacklustre. 6 taps available, 75 cents a sample. Visited August 16 2009.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 11/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | July 7, 2009
The brewery is not all that remarkable at the rear of a dull mall, but takes advantage of its terrace by the river walk and from then, the experience becomes interesting. It’s a fancier than average brewpub that pretty much fits the touristy, relaxed wine country atmosphere. While the selection was not very large, the beers had the merit of not being all that predictable with the strong ale reaching... Californian hop levels. Still, it’s not a place I’d spend an evening in, but since it’s pretty much on the way between SF and Russian River...
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 4/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197  (134) Arvada, Colorado | September 19, 2008
Bright upscale pub. The service was better than expected as I stand out like a t#$d in a punch bowl at upscale places. Service was better than a lot of lower scale places I’ve been. The beer selection was average with 6 beers all well made but boring the exception being the 2004 vintage Barleywine. Did’nt eat as the food sounded to foofoo for my tastes.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 11/20
mtoast  (13) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | March 9, 2008
Visited on a Wednesday afternoon in January, 2007. Located in the back of a stripmall, very cozy atmosphere, dark colors and lots of iron sculptures. Beer was about average, Red Rooster was probably the highlight, food was pricey but pretty good.

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