Firestone Walker Taproom | Buellton, California
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Firestone Walker Taproom
Excellent based on 34 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

Mayor: BuckeyeBoy (7) | Taps: 11 |

Firestone Walker Taproom

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Beer Available At Firestone Walker Taproom (arranged by most recent)
Firestone Walker Maltose Falcons Brownywine 96, Firestone Walker Double Jack IPA 100, Firestone Walker Sucaba 100, Firestone Walker Krieky Bones 92, Firestone Walker Feral One Batch 2 99, Firestone Walker Feral Vinifera 99, Firestone Walker PNC 100, Firestone Walker Parabola 100, Firestone Walker Hefeweizen 69, Firestone Walker Double Cream Merlin , Firestone Walker Opal 96, Firestone Walker Unfiltered Double Barrel Ale (UDBA) 87, Firestone Walker 18 (XVIII Eighteenth Anniversary Ale) 100, Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA 99, Firestone Walker Pale 31 91, Firestone Walker Oaktoberfest 74, Firestone Walker / Flying Dog Hydra Cuve 96, Firestone Walker 14 100, Firestone Walker Bretta Weisse 97, Firestone Walker Pivo Hoppy Pils 93
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34 reviews for Firestone Walker Taproom
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  76%
 Selection  77%
 Food  79%
 Value  74%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  88%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 1/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 4/20
t0rin0  (1503) 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 Ive 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 Ill 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 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
sthlm  (144) Minnesota | June 28, 2015
This taproom is in the same building as Barrelworks. Stopped by on a Saturday afternoon. Service was friendly, and fairly prompt. Selection was solid, and prices ranged from good to average depending on the beer. Food wasnt bad, but was fairly expensive. Overall, worth checking out, but dont expect anything too crazy.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh  (587) Tampere, Finland | May 31, 2015
Easy to find as Buellton is not a huge city. Parking in front. Big restaurant with good selection of FW brews. Barrelworks was unfortunately closed at the time we visited the place. Friendly service, tasty food and decent prices. The giftshop was really small.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77  (193) Reno, Nevada | May 6, 2015
hard to separate this place (or atleast not give it a little nudge upward) because its connected to but separate from Barrelworks, which is one cool friggin place. The rest is nearly identical to the restaurant in Paso. Good stuff!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Couch0508  (20) Flat rock, Michigan | March 27, 2015
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb  (255) San Diego, California | March 6, 2015
En symbiose avec le Barrelworks ce qui est en soi un grand avantage. Cest une formule resto-bar grand espace avec une saveur industrielle. La liste consiste quelques fts spciaux en rotation autours du noyau de FW. La bouffe tait correcte sans plus mais la bire compense amplement.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
GT2  (650) San Diego County , California | March 4, 2015
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
Dcor. . . . . . . . . ..Modern, Dark, Tavern, Corrugated Metal
Good for Kids. . ..Yes
Parking. . . . . . . ...Private Lot
Cash Only. . . . . ..No
Recommended. ..Yes
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 Im guessing, so prices were a tad higher than expected. Beers were normal to cheap though.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
DerekCarruth  (2) Roswell, Georgia | September 5, 2014
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Defreni  (51) Husum, Denmark | July 27, 2014
Meget sterilt i dens udformning med masser af polerede metalflader. Nr Barrelworks ikke er ben er udvalget ikke kmpe stort. Tasterne er fine nok men der mangler lidt i forhold til hvor sde og rare bryggerne var p CBC.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
HIGHB4LL  (81) Fort Collins, Colorado | April 6, 2014
Ambiance was pretty upscale, but very nice. Wait staff was really not happy to be there it seemed and were not knowledgeable about the beer. Selection was great, got to try Parabola on tap! Value was so-so. Overall, could have been a great experience with a different wait staff.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
orangesol  (159) Pennsylvania | February 17, 2014
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 dont 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.

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