Firestone Walker Taproom | Buellton, California
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Firestone Walker Taproom
Excellent based on 28 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

620 McMurray Rd
Buellton, California United States 93427 [ print map ]
805 686 1557;;taproom_restaurant

Hours: Dinner served 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday - Thur

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Firestone Walker Taproom

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Beer Available At Firestone Walker Taproom (arranged by most recent)
Firestone Walker Oaktoberfest 76, Firestone Walker Opal 97, Firestone Walker PNC 100, Firestone Walker Pivo Hoppy Pils 95, Firestone Walker Stickee Monkee 100, Firestone Walker 805 43, Firestone Walker / Three Floyds Olí Leghorn 98, Firestone Walker Bretta Weisse 96, Firestone Walker Velvet Merlin 98, Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin 100, Firestone Walker Easy Jack 97, Firestone Walker Parabola 100, Firestone Walker Winter Wookey 94, Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA 99, Firestone Walker Vessel 8 72, Firestone Walker Wookey Jack Black Rye IPA 100, Humboldt Nectar IPA 96, Firestone Walker Unfiltered Double Barrel Ale 87, Firestone Walker Hefeweizen 64, Firestone Walker Pale 31 92
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28 reviews for Firestone Walker Taproom
 Ambiance  81%
 Service  74%
 Selection  77%
 Food  80%
 Value  74%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  87%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 1/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 4/20
t0rin0  (1354) Do Not Resuscitate, California | March 24, 2013
Visited March 23, 2013, finally, after scrolling past for several years.

I was excited to try their food since Iíve heard good things about the restaurant. The beer is good but its the same stuff I can get anywhere for the most part but at higher prices surprisingly. The stuff that is tap only is the same as what I had a week earlier at the brewery in Paso.

We only spent about 20 minutes in this place to be honest. We walked in, found no hostess and had to wait for one of the servers to get her. We were seated and in 20 minutes a bus boy came by and gave us water but no one came by to take orders. We walked in at 8:40pm and the kitchen closes at 9 so we were a little worried that maybe they had shut down the kitchen already. The servers we talked to when we walked in said no, it wasnt a problem. Well, the problem was that 9:00 came and we still didnt have any service. We walked out and hit Taco Bell on the way back to the freeway.

Basically: fuck this place. That said Iíll most assuredly stop in again to check out Barrelworks but I no longer care about trying their food. If/when I make it back I may revise my score.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail  (863) Orange County, California | February 18, 2013
Large restaurant with lots of tables and a large bar with wine and the usual Firestone beers and a couple of special ones. There is also some Firestone merchandise available. The people were friendly and the prices are pretty good.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris  (520) Burnaby, British Columbia | January 24, 2014
A very nice restaurant with the ability to be high end or casual. Food is high end, but I found it flavorless and lacking. Beer is all their own, with a library of old beers you can drink onsite for a premium. In all it wasnít that great for me, I preferred their brewery store across the street.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
BMan1113VR  (379) Los Angeles, California | July 11, 2011
Very odd place. Run kind of strangely. Went in around 2pm on a weekend. Seemed to be family hour. Tons of tables with little kids and adults eating food and drinking iced tea. They have a huge sitdown restaurant space, but I guess because of the amount of people, they shoved all the families (and everyone else) into the bar area. I think my group were the only people drinking beer. The flight rules were a bit asinine (Iíll leave it at that). The waitress was extremely rude, non attentive and really seemed like she hated being there (at least on that day). In a group with a 34 year old, a 24 year old, a 23 year old and a 22 year old (and myself at 24), I understand the reason to card people. I find it odd that when she asked to see my ID, and my other friends went for their wallets, she said, "no I didnít ask for yoursí, just his" with a grimace. On a lighter note, the beer was Firestone Walker, which is great. I didnít order the food, but a friend did and it looked pretty bland. Again, I didnít taste it so I do not know. All that said, I donít feel a need to go back to this place. For me the only Firestone walker place I feel a need to visit is the actual brewery in Paso, which is absolutely an EXCELLENT stop. This place, not so much. Maybe it was just an off day.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis  (369) Sunnyvale, California | February 4, 2013| Updated April 24, 2013
I was soooo looking forward to my visit to the Barrelhouse today; my only chance to see it. Lo and behold, they were closed for Superbowl Sunday. I was kinda pissed. The taproom was closed too, but the owner was still there, and they had a couple of locals hanging around. They were very gracious and let me in to pick up some Sucaba, which I thought was pretty nice of them. Looked like a pretty decent place, with the lineup of regular FW beers in stock. Re-rate based on stopping for dinner. Food was quite good, and the place is pretty spacious inside. Plus you can duck into the barrelworks for some tasters (but you canít bring them back!)
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Schlenkerla  (338) , Austria | February 9, 2013
We visited the brewery the first time in 2006 and once more late 2011. They have great barrel aged ales. The history of Firestone is quite amazing, nice pictures in the brewery are showing you some of the heritage. Very nice merchandising as well.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie  (256) Kristiansand, Norway | August 9, 2013
The place is a bit noisy, but looks cool. Mostly quick service as well. We got a lot of new beers, and a hearthy, delicious meal, and in general we had a blast here and in the barrel room. Did the barrel room first, which I highly recommend.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
mrhoppy  (226) Santa Clara, California | December 20, 2013
Cool place for sure. I will stop here every time for good food and beer.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
orangesol  (157) Pennsylvania | February 17, 2014
Our last stop on our drive to SD. I was mainly stopping to check out the barrel works but we decided to stay for dinner so I got to check out both. Atmosphere in the taproom was good. It was packed with people but it still had a good vide. Quality across the board was quite good. Lots of great touches helped to make it feel welcoming but donít detract from the overall atmosphere. Service was solid, I never had to wait for a beer. Selection was solid. They had all of the staples on as expected. Food was pretty good. I got a burger and it was cooked how as I asked and tasted good. Prices on the beers were fine, food was definitely overpriced on nearly all of the dishes. Overall a really nice showpiece for a great brewery. Glad we could stop and check it out.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow  (123) Ottawa, Ontario | July 22, 2011
Got here at opening on a Friday and had the place to ourselves until around 11:30. Place was immaculate, nice open spaces on one side, more traditional restaurant/pub on the other although all open tables. The limited food that we had (chilli and fries) were good and hot, beer samples were reasonable ($6 for 4) and the service was friendly and quick. A place worth visiting.

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