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Beer Available At Firestone Walker Taproom (arranged by most recent)
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 92, 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 86, 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
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 (18) , | 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.
wheresyourball (40) 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.
larryLSB (37) 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.
Schlenkerla (259) , 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 (55) 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.
DocJitsu (58) Florida | March 31, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
The exterior is a little rustic and inviting. Theyíve just added an outdoor patio dining area. The inside has two distinct sections: an informal brewpub area and a more elegant (certainly not formal dining, however) and dimly lit dining area. A decent variety of food items are available, but they are a little too pricey. Service ranges from average to condescending. In fact, the last time I was there, one of the Firestone boys was one booth away, but the waitress was still passive-aggressive and not remarkably helpful. They do have a healthy array of FW beers on tap. Parabola and Union Jack to name two the last time I was there. Donít go for the service. Go because you respect the magnificent FW beers and enjoy the fun events FW coordinates/sponsors.
bytemesis (293) 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!)
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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