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Beer Available At Firestone Walker Taproom (arranged by most recent)
Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin 99, Firestone Walker Agrestic Ale 95, Firestone Walker Sucaba 100, Nectar Ales Nectar IPA 96, Firestone Walker Wookey Jack Black Rye IPA 100, Firestone Walker Velvet Merlin 98, Firestone Walker Pale 31 93, Firestone Walker Pivo Hoppy Pils 95, Firestone Walker Parabola 100, Firestone Walker Solace (2012-) 87, Nectar Ales Humboldt Brown Hemp Ale 56, Firestone Walker Double Barrel Ale 85, Firestone Walker Unfiltered Double Barrel Ale 87, Firestone Walker Walkers Reserve 97, Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA 99, Firestone Walker 10 100, Firestone Walker 805 43, Firestone Walker Rufus with Brett 96
t0rin0 (990) Do Not Resuscitate, California | March 24, 2013
40 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 4/20
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.
brokensail (629) Orange County, California | February 18, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
BMan1113VR (351) Los Angeles, California | July 11, 2011
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
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.
bytemesis (294) Sunnyvale, California | February 4, 2013| Updated April 24, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
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!)
Schlenkerla (269) , Austria | February 9, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
mrhoppy (222) Santa Clara, California | December 20, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Cool place for sure. I will stop here every time for good food and beer.
yngwie (204) Kristiansand, Norway | August 9, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
IrishBoy (102) Bakersfield, California | November 5, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent food (one brewpub my wife loves to stop at on our way to my sons) and a varied selection. Last time I was there I got to try Oaktoberfest and the time before they had Helldorado. You never know what will pop up here or in the tasting room.
pushkinwow (100) Ottawa, Ontario | July 22, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Blairgus (87) California | July 28, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
26 July 2013. Nice place. Service for lunch was initially hard to procure but once they noticed us they were very friendly. Good was great and while it seemed expensive at first, even for the small portions, the portions were a bit large (even the small portions!). Tap selections were mainly the standard FSW series. Also, there is inside and outside seating. Place looks great and outside patio was very nice.
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