Dempsey’s Restaurant & Brewery

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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb  (543) Petaluma, 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
VsXsV  (78) 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Ferris  (932) 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  (1227) 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.
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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  (1512) 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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  • 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
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  • 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.
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  • 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...

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