Dempsey’s Restaurant & Brewery

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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois  (1006) Tourist Town (West), England | May 16, 2016
Visited for lunch on 03/02/16. Nice location by the canal in Petaluma, located just across from Taps. 8 beers on tap - not the best standard averaging just 2.89 for me (highest beer rated @3.2). Usual brew pub range of styles. Food was fine - had a tasty burger but not the sort likely to feature on an episode of Man vs Food. Service was prompt and friendly. Beers were available in tasting flights so ticker friendly in this respect. No go to but worth stopping by for some (average) ticks and a bite to eat if passing by.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Leighton  (962) London, England | March 6, 2016
An OK spot overall. The beers are fairly average, so that might not be a significant draw. They offer beers in flights, which is nice. I did enjoy my food (think I had roasted chicken with salad or something). Pretty good prices on the whole. Friendly service, although our server wasn’t an authority on their beer. I wouldn’t call this place a must-visit, but it is a good option for food and a flight.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
jackl  (680) Minneapolis, Minnesota | February 22, 2016
Nice location on a canal in downtown Petaluma. The eight mediocre house beers on tap covered a pretty classic brewpub range of styles. The food came highly recommended, but I didn’t try anything worth writing home about. My burger was pretty mediocre, while the onions strings were probably the only thing my party really enjoyed. This might be an OK spot for lunch if you’re close by, but temper your expectations.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu  (535) Cincinnati, Ohio | February 10, 2016
Dempsey’s has a well-located brewpub right on the water in old downtown Petaluma, a footbridge across from the main drag. It’s also across the parking lot from Taps, which apparently just moved there. We heard the food was good so we started here for lunch. But my fries were hard as a rock and the meat on the Cuban was way overcooked and dry. So the food looks better than it is (onion straws are the best menu item, from what I could tell; sub these out for the disappointing fries). The beers are nondeScript but not bad, and they aren’t particularly expensive. Food is a buck or two overpriced. The waiter was friendly but didn’t know much about the beer. Worth a stop if you’re in the immediate area and have some time; Taps might be a better option from what I hear, though.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
VsXsV  (86) Stockholm, Sweden | February 9, 2016
Nice location in central Petaluma, close to the spring that runs through the town. My burger tasted well (solid blend of meat) with good condiments and tasty shoe string style fries. Affordable for the quality. Beers were decent (with one or two real misses though) and flights were cheap. Worth stopping by for some food before hitting Lagunitas or whatever.
72
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Ferris  (1150) Burnaby, British Columbia | February 8, 2016
A nice bistro on the waterfront. Service was good with only a bit of knowledge. Selection of beers was decent as was the beer. Flight was big and priced OK. Food was interesting but not good enough to be a draw. An average but nice place all around.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
brokensail  (1303) Dublin, 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.
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  • 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
t0rin0  (1516) 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.
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  • 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.

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