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Beer Available At Firestone Walker Taproom (arranged by most recent)
Firestone Walker PNC 100, Firestone Walker Parabola 100, Firestone Walker Hefeweizen 68, Firestone Walker Sucaba 100, Firestone Walker Double Cream Merlin , Firestone Walker Opal 97, Firestone Walker Unfiltered Double Barrel Ale (UDBA) 88, Firestone Walker 18 (XVIII Eighteenth Anniversary Ale) 100, Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA 99, Firestone Walker Pale 31 92, Firestone Walker Oaktoberfest 75, Firestone Walker / Flying Dog Hydra Cuvťe 92, Firestone Walker 14 100, Firestone Walker Bretta Weisse 98, Firestone Walker Pivo Hoppy Pils 94, Firestone Walker Stickee Monkee 100, Firestone Walker 805 44, Firestone Walker / Three Floyds Olí Leghorn 97, Firestone Walker Velvet Merlin 98, Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin 100
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teamugly (17) SIMI VALLEY, California | January 18, 2010
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Staff is great! Start with a flight.
want1DIPA (20) , | September 24, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 20/20
I loved the ambiance here and the draft selection was good. I wish they had parabola on tap though.
DerekCarruth (2) Roswell, Georgia | September 5, 2014
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
larryLSB (49) La Selva Beach, California | November 5, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Latest stop was the day after the XVII release party, been here many times, figured it was time. Have sat in the restaurant and bar, prefer the bar for food and drinks. Wookey Jack and Taproom IPA this time, along with excellent calimari and the Trio of fries. Service was very good too. Love the interior with the bottling line going round and round, and several tvís for viewing. The main room of the restaurant is a bit to spacious for me, making it on the noisy side...might as well sit in the bar.
wheresyourball (58) El Cajon, California | January 14, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
This is my kind of place. We drove up from Santa Barbara to check it out. From the outside, it looks like a big warehouse with a house attached to the front - kind of odd. Once you walk in the front door, though, there is a well-lit bar area with several TVs (playoff football happened to be on). There is a small shop selling FW branded shirts and beers etc, and beyond that a large restaurant area with a high ceiling and views into the brewery. Very cool atmosphere. Service was very friendly, and the food was awesome. We brought small kids and they were also welcomed and happy. There were 12-16 FW beers on tap; I was a little disappointed nothing special, like Merkin or an anniversary beer, was available. Overall a really great place for any craft beer lover.
Schlenkerla (383) , 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.
peteinSD (57) San Diego, California | May 16, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
I always enjoy a stop here on my way through the area. Taps are usually the standard line-up with perpaps a seaonal like Parabola or Abacus if it was released recently. The fish tacos are overpriced but really quite good. The highlight for me is always having a pint of Union Jack on tap.
tripelthreat (9) Soquel, California | October 3, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Stopped in on a Thursday evening on the drive back from San Diego. Dining room is large and was a bit noisy, even with plenty of open tables. Must be ridiculously loud when packed. Seated immediately. Service was quick and our server was very friendly. Our food arrived surprisingly quickly, was pretty tasty and were good sized portions. Didnít realize the "Taproom" IPA and brown we had are the renamed Nectar Ales. Not bad regardless. Also had Velvet Merkin and Oaktoberfest. Glad we finally gave the place a shot.
orangesol (158) Pennsylvania | February 17, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
GT2 (637) San Diego County , California | March 4, 2015
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Date. . . . . . . . . . ..2.21.15
Type. . . . . . . . . . ..Brewpub
Location. . . . . . . .Buellton, Isolated Facility
Prices. . . . . . . . . ..Normal, Slightly High for food
Tap Selection. . . .6 Core FW brands plus 10 rotating specialties
Bottle Selection. .Core selection to go, possible reserve list
Full Bar. . . . . . . . .No
Samplers. . . . . . ..Yes
Full Pours. . . . . . .Yes
Beer Level. . . . . ..Very Good
Food Level. . . . ...Good
Staff. . . . . . . . . . ..Extremely Knowledgable, Prompt
Growlers. . . . . . ...Probably
Noise Level. . . . ..Lively, Packed
Dťcor. . . . . . . . . ..Modern, Dark, Tavern, Corrugated Metal
Good for Kids. . ..Yes
Parking. . . . . . . ...Private Lot
Cash Only. . . . . ..No
Comments: Enormous facility that holds FW Barrelworks, a separate place entity, plus two large casual dining rooms, a smaller central bar, and a tiny to-go store for merchandise and beer. Full menu with around 40 options ranging from mac n cheese and buffalo wings to large entrees like flatbreads. Our server knew the beers on tap perfectly and was very helpful...obviously very well trained on the beers and the menu. Food prices seemed a tad high for being in the middle of nowhere, but obviously this place is super popular for the residents in Solvang Iím guessing, so prices were a tad higher than expected. Beers were normal to cheap though.
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