Downtown Joes American Bar & Grill | Napa, California
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Downtown Joes American Bar & Grill
Exceptional based on 15 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

902 Main St
Napa, California United States 94559 [ print map ]
707 258 2337

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Hours: Mon - Sun: 8:00 am - 1:00 am


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Downtown Joes American Bar & Grill

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Beer Available At Downtown Joes American Bar & Grill (arranged by most recent)
Downtown Joes Lazy Summer American Wheat 25, Downtown Joes Ace High Pale Ale 34, Downtown Joes Tail Waggin Amber Ale 45, Downtown Joes Overdue Porter 53, Downtown Joes Tantric India Pale Ale 86, Downtown Joes Golden Ribbon Pale Ale
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15 reviews for Downtown Joes American Bar & Grill
 Ambiance  69%
 Service  71%
 Selection  59%
 Food  72%
 Value  68%
 Overall  71%
 Rating  73%
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86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
calpyro  (4) | January 2, 2012
Good food. Needs a little bigger menu. Beer is top notch. Something for every palate.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
JohnC  (155) Mission Viejo, California | August 22, 2011
I guess Im against the grain here: my wife and I really enjoyed this place. We sat outside on the patio with a nice view of the Napa river which made dinner even more enjoyable. We split a sampler of their nine house brews, plus the bartender added a tenth, FW Union Jack. The house brews were decent. They also had six Russian River brews on tap. The food was very good. I had cioppino and there was plenty of shellfish. My wifes French dip was quite good. The service was friendly and prompt. Id recommend it as a place to go in Napa.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock  (23) Stockholm, Sweden | July 7, 2013
Tried a sampler of their own brews, nothing that really stood out but decent beers all the way. The food was good and service was friendly.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
TheBrewSherpa  (47) Belvidere, New Jersey | June 30, 2012
You cant swing a dead cat in Napa without hitting 13 wineries, wine bars, or whiners, so Downtown Joes is respite. Colin brews pretty good beer and is wicked nice. Pub grub is decent and overall I recommend visiting this pub. Say hello to Colin when you are there!
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 15/20
BVery  (403) Burnsville, Minnesota | May 13, 2012
Nice brewpub vibe inside. I sat on the patio overlooking the river. Flight of 12 or 13 brews for ten bucks. Great spot.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
t0rin0  (1315) Do Not Resuscitate, California | December 6, 2013
Interesting stat: this will be my 400th brewery rated here, unless some of the BJs locations get turned into restaurants.

This is a quiet place in Napa that we visited one weekend. I had never actually been in Napa before that though Id been in the area plenty of times either passing through on I80 to go to Sacramento or coming from 101 to go to Sears Point. Its a quaint little town that is in the heart of wine country, but beyond that its no better than any other little town in northern California. The pub itself is old looking and is cozy, with some outdoor seating.

What I enjoyed most about the place was the guest tap list. The house beers are decent but most are not something Id order again. The guest beers are a bit more interesting. I tried a Sierra Nevada beer made for Sacramento Beer Week as well as another new to me Sierra Nevada beer. The food was good and mostly American in style. I had a burger naturally. Prices were standard for brewpub prices, so higher than they should be but no worse than any other brewpub.

I cant recommend travelling all the way from 101 just for this place but there are other beer stops out this way and there of course is other stuff to do out here. .
68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao  (222) Iowa City, Iowa | August 31, 2007
Visited on a weekday afternoon, so the place was essentially empty. The owner stopped by and chatted with us about where we were from and which beers we liked best. Nice guy. Service was great. Food was pretty good. The beers were hit or miss. I liked the Double Secret IPA the best. Definitely worth a visit.
68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb  (463) Woodland, California | February 14, 2010
Bout time a Californian rated this place. 1. The logo with the dog and the girl is much better than the one shown on this page. 2. Its a bit more restaurant than brewpub. Area is getting gentrified. Hog Island Oyster Bar (good!) is only about 4 blocks away.Good service. Good and varied food selection. Only had 2 house beers on, as they are doing brewery renovations. Waitress said there are usually 10 taps, and that should be the case in 2 or 3 months. Nice river view available "upstairs". Beer better than expected. Got flavor.
66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
b79turner  (37) Alabama | June 4, 2011
Kudos to Downtown Joes for offering Russian River, Firestone Walker, and a few other great beer selections. They also have an onsite brewery, I didnt try any of those, but this is a nice place in Napa to have a beer break from all the wine.
64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
roder60  (41) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | June 25, 2007| Updated August 16, 2008
Located in downtown napa, this is the best place in town for beer fans stranded in wine country. Nice atmosphere and good food, you can get a sampler of all of their beers on tap for like 8$. This is literally your only decent beer option and its real easy to find with free parking accross the street. Try the fajita salad.

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