United States > California > Larkspur
AgentSteve (83) SF Bay Area, California | September 2, 2007
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Met some friends for a few beers and appetizers. Really good appetizer plates, good selection of on tapís, and I went back later to see what they had bottled to sell, and the bartender gave me a free bottle just for the heck of it! Iíll go back several more times.
badlizard (141) Berkeley , California | August 5, 2007
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
I hate to say that the food is better than the beer, but true on the day I visited. Average service. Not one of the better places Iíve been.
bhensonb (493) Woodland, California | August 4, 2007| Updated August 11, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
A little seedy compared to Moylanís, but it fully qualifies as a local, which, sadly, Moylanís is not so much. Food was decent and the beers are always good. Handy jump off for the ferry to S.F. Drink, then ride, donít drive. Catch public trans up Market, then up the hill to the Magnolia. 8/2014 update. Food, service and selection seem to have improved a lot. Or else I was too picky on my first rating.
unclemattie (112) Georgia | April 27, 2007
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
We had just passed San Quentin Pen across the street on the way over. Found in a little quaint shopping center. Three girls working the door. Not one greeted us, so we went to the bar! Basic selection on Pale Ales and an IPA on cask. It looked as they had an ESB and a Peach Beer that was in the tanks. Lots of old coasters and some bar towels tacked up to the walls. They offered growler fills and sold beer by the case. Those were most of the customers while we sat there for the short time. Seems nice, spotty service.
joet (93) Santa Rosa, California | April 2, 2006
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Definitely worth a stop especially if you ride a fairy over from San Francisco. Hoppy, solid, rarely flawed brewpub fare with an occasional interesting barley wine or double ipa. Itís often very crowded and service can suffer as a result.
Oakes (681) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 29, 2006
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Being a little older than many brewpubs, thereís some interesting stuff kicking around (like the coasters on the wall) from times when craft beer was still pretty underground. I also enjoyed the bric-a-bric from the areaís famous recreation pursuits, especially mountain biking. Conjured images of cooler times in the area (which has an amazing topography, by the way). The beer range is varied and has some interesting choices. I particularly enjoyed the San Quentin. Somewhat dark at the bar with natural lighting is a good way to counter the atmospheric tackiness of the Larkspur Landing area. They could have turned the heat on though. I ate somewhere else as I arrived at 11 and they didnít open til 11:30. Their bad. Worth a stop Iíd say.
Tom Servo (26) Arlington, Virginia | June 18, 2005
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
A nice place, though a little spendy. All the entrees are at least 10 bucks, but after a few pints, youíre not really worried. Staff is a little green, as evidenced by the waitress having to check and see what color a stout should be. Good selection of beers, though some of Marinís stuff is pretty middle of the road. Good place if youíre on a day trip to the North Bay.
3fourths (1352) Boulder, Colorado | December 14, 2004| Updated January 21, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Blah... too busy, too big, full of families and rich snobs. The bartender was incompetant and the beer wasnít that good, but I will admit that I chose many of the beers I havenít had before... raspberry this and wheat that, amber ale this... so it was partly my fault... but $12 FOR A 6-BEER SAMPLER AND A COKE?!?!? WTF? Oh well, I was shit-faced drunk from my fun at Toronado and Magnolia earlier in the day, so I wasnít complaining... but the stout on draft just really sucked. Oh well. Prepare to spend out your butt if you visit.
fly (224) austin, Tejas, Alabama | September 17, 2004
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Recollect there being a simple elegance, but I could easily be way off the mark as I was near drunk the moment I walked in (had spent the morning at Anchor and the remainder of the afternoon at now closed 20 tank followed by a trip to Toronado). They make some very nice beer and the food LOOKED good.
Kinz (64) Glen Allen, Virginia | February 15, 2004
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Really a very nice brewpub, nestled right into a shopping center. Wide variety of beers available, from a hefe, to a couple IPA's, to a nice stout, an attempt at an abbey, a traditional barleywine and a fascinating wheat wine. I stuck with a simple club sandwich with mashed potatoes, which was fine, but the menu looked interesting overall. Great place!
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