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 Hefeweizen 62, Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA 99, Firestone Walker Pale 31 93, Firestone Walker Opal 97, Firestone Walker Oaktoberfest 75, Firestone Walker / Flying Dog Hydra Cuvee 90, Firestone Walker 14 100, Firestone Walker Bretta Weisse 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 97, 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 Vessel 8 72, Firestone Walker Wookey Jack Black Rye IPA 100
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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 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby  (58) Kristiansand, Norway | August 21, 2013
I like the way the use the old malt bags to create dividing walls. We started out in barrelworks and by the time we finished there this place was packed but we only had to wait 15 min for a table. The service was fast and friendly and the food was good.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie  (258) 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 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Blairgus  (93) California | July 28, 2013
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
DocJitsu  (105) Florida | March 31, 2013
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 1/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 4/20
t0rin0  (1456) 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  (933) 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 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Schlenkerla  (357) , 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 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis  (438) 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 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
wheresyourball  (57) El Cajon, California | January 14, 2013
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy  (107) Bakersfield, California | November 5, 2012
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.

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