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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 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 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
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!)
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.
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.
vodo (71) S„o Paulo, Brazil | July 15, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
very good place to visit, you can taste 10 FWs beers on tap for a cheap price and take some pint to your house. the staff is very nice too.
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.
dougdecinces (10) Indianapolis, Indiana | November 13, 2011
52 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 11/20
I went here after my visit to Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company and the differences were stark. Figueroa was small, warm and homey; while Firestone Walker was more sterile and professional. It wasnít a terrible experience, donít get me wrong. Tastings were fairly priced. My server was knowledgable. Plus I got a free pint glass for my efforts. This would be a fine place to bring family for dinner, I just doubt that I would want to come here just to knock back a few beers with friends.
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.
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.
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.
LtDan (65) Los Angeles County, California | January 16, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
The place is plush. Beautiful wood finish everywhere, and these awesome chrome taps at the bar. Perfect lighting. Migel and the rest of the crew hold it down with the service. The service was real nice on the restaurant side as well. The selection is a FSW lovers dream. Fresh everything, and a few beers you canít get elsewhere. The food is good, but Iíll be honest, after so many good beers, the food takes a back seat. The price is always good and I never want to go home.
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