The Beer Baron

2223 First St
Livermore, California United States 94550
bar  4.15/5.0 8 reviews
Mon–Thu 12p–1a, Fri–Sat 12p–1:30a, Sun 12p–1a

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Mayor: joeneugs (20) | Taps: 30 |
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Beers At The Beer Baron

Altamont Beer Works Something New - Coffee9%10/27/2016
Tap It TropiCali Dank IPA6.8%10/27/2016
Libertine Authentic SLO Wild Ale 6%10/27/2016
Berryessa Black Saison6%10/27/2016
Pizza Port Graveyards6.2%9/25/2016
Ballast Point Victory at Sea - Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrel12.2%8/26/2016
Allagash Uncommon Crow7.7%8/26/2016
Modern Times Protocosmos 7%8/26/2016
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Kona Coffee12%7/5/2016
Modern Times Fruitlands - Strawberry4.7%6/27/2016
Device Anguish Double IPA8.5%6/15/2016
Fieldwork Painted Gold5.4%6/15/2016
Track 7 White Stout5.5%5/6/2016
Hangar 24 Iconic Double IPA9%5/6/2016
Hangar 24 Easy Glider Session IPA4.6%5/6/2016
Coronado / Bear Republic MerBear Rye IPA7.5%4/27/2016
Beachwood El Verano Saison6.7%4/27/2016
BarrelHouse SLOBS Saison6.8%4/27/2016
The Bruery Or Xata (2015-)7.2%4/27/2016
Track 7 Unrelenting9.4%4/21/2016
Almanac Hoppy Sour: Azacca7%3/17/2016
Almanac Peach de Brettaville6.5%3/17/2016
Firestone Walker 19 (XIX Nineteenth Anniversary Ale)13.8%2/12/2016
Founders Backstage Series #13: reDANKulous Imperial Red IPA9.5%2/12/2016
Grimm Echoplex5.3%2/12/2016
Drakes Hopocalypse Imperial White IPA (White Label)8.4%2/1/2016
Boneyard Notorious IPA311.5%1/28/2016
10 Barrel Apricot Crush4.2%1/18/2016
Altamont Beer Works Leather Bound Books7%1/18/2016
Morgan Territory Old Diablo11.7%1/18/2016
Kona Kua Bay IPA7.3%1/18/2016
Stone / 4 Hands / Bale Breaker Sorry Not Sorry9%1/18/2016
Stone Enjoy By IPA - Unfiltered9.4%1/17/2016
Bear Republic Barrel-Aged Wet-Hopped Racer 5 IPA9.2%1/8/2016
Berryessa Big Brown Beaver9%1/1/2016
Altamont Beer Works Barrel Aged Something New10%11/15/2015
Hop Freshener Series: Tropical & Juicy8.5%11/15/2015
Founders Harvest Ale7.6%11/13/2015
Almanac Wakatu Sour7%11/11/2015
Founders Mosaic Promise5.5%11/11/2015
High Water Sugaree Maple Bourbon Pecan Pie9.8%10/24/2015
Schubros Inverness11.7%10/24/2015
Berryessa Third Wheel Session IPA4%10/24/2015
Berryessa Against All Odds3%10/24/2015
BarrelHouse Templeton4.5%10/24/2015

  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
brokensail  (1348) Dublin, California | January 18, 2016
Small bar with a little patio area out on the street. Kind of dark inside, unfortunately...not a whole lot of natural light even during a nice fall afternoon.

Friendly service and happy to make suggestions or let you taste things. They do flights here, so that is nice as well. Though, they’re a little pricey. Full bar and cocktails in addition to wine and beer.

Beer list is probably the best, or close to it, in the downtown area. Looks like about 30 taps here. Stuff from the local darlings Altamonte as well as things from the greater Bay Area and throughout the state...some other US offerings, too.

Only real complaints here are the darkness, which would appear to diminish the impact of what looks like a nice enough bar, and the prices are definitely a bit on the high side.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
alagnak  (90) Littleton, Colorado | February 12, 2015
We were having dinner nearby and I overheard the two guys next to me talking to our bartender about a Sour event for SF beer week. Naturally, I asked where, and turns out they were the owner and manager of Beer Baron. We immediately walked over to Beer Baron after finishing up dinner and though we only were able to stay for one round, it is definitely a gem. The list was heavy on FW (2 years of Sucaba, 2 years of Anniversary, etc) after a recent tap takeover, but there are 30 taps, and the majority were stuff I have rarely or never seen on. A nicely re-modeled ex-divey-bar, barn wood walls and barrels. Nicely soft-lit, great service, a good amount of seating for a pretty small joint. Huge wall of Whiskey (100+ different varieites) if that’s your thing. Definitely a place I’ll return to
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
t0rin0  (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | November 12, 2013| Updated November 13, 2013
Visited November 10, 2013.

Great location, right at the corner of First and Livermore, next to a fountain and at the end of the strip. Inside was kind of depressing on a sunny and warm Sunday afternoon but I could see how this might be fun at night. We were literally the only customers in there. The bartender was sitting at the bar reading a newspaper when we walked in but was polite and handed us a menu. The tap list wasn’t bad at all. Naturally there were some locals on there like Altamont and Drakes as well as some bigger California names like Lagunitas and Bruery. I also spotted some Dogfish Head 90 Minute that I wasn’t about to take a chance on. Pretty good selection over all, just wasn’t particularly in the mood to sit in a dark bar in the middle of the afternoon. I didn’t take a look at the food, and I’m not sure they even serve food at all. Prices were a bit high but not out of control. I’ll stop back in at some point in the not too distant future (probably February).
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
mrhoppy  (226) Santa Clara, California | June 22, 2013
his place is owned and ran by Harpreet and family of the famous Perry’s Liquors down the street. Between these two places, you have all you can handle when it comes to great beer.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
AgentSteve  (83) SF Bay Area, California | December 22, 2011| Updated October 17, 2014
Since re opening, this place is a must. Incredible ambiance, great beers on tap, knowledgable staff and some nice mixed drinks too, if that’s your poison.
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
fidel  (114) Livermore, California | November 25, 2011
Dark dive bar atmosphere, and a long bar. Great selection, and the staff is learning a lot about the new 20+ taps.
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs  (233) Livermore, California | September 5, 2011
As a Livermore resident, I want to say thank you for opening a great craft beer bar in my hometown! This place is owned and ran by Harpreet and family of the famous Perry’s Liquors down the street. Between these two places, you have all you can handle when it comes to great beer. The location is superb being in the heart of a revitalized Livermore downtown. Lots of restaurants nearby and some entertainment. The bar itself needs some work. It used to be pretty much a dive bar with pool tables, a juke box, BMC signs everywhere and ugly color schemes. They’ve already removed the BMC signs and pool tables to be replaced with more seating. I really hope they update the interior, but we’ll see. I especially hate the giant mirror above the bar. Anyway, the beer selection is really good. They have about 25 taps with some local stuff and Belgians. Considering their connections with distributors from the bottle shop, I imagine they will always have access to some great beers. The service has been steadily improving since they opened about a month ago. I love, love, love that they do sample sizes of everything on tap. A tickers dream come true. Prices are about average for the area. If you happen to find yourself in Livermore, make sure you stop in.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
KrausenJockey  (4) Stockton, California | July 28, 2011
Well this is a great addition to the Livermore scene. An amazing array of beers to chose from and friendly attentive staff. Thanks guys!!!

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