United States > California > Fort Bragg
nbondi (41) Chicago, Illinois | January 2, 2010
58 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 10/20
Got to the brewpub just before open. Unlike most otherís Iíve visited, this one is decorated like a mid-tier steak house....or something... As one of the first thru the door, I was the only one at the bar, but that didnít stop them from taking ten minutes to greet me. I had a burger. It was average. Old Rasputin on tap was excellent, as always. The brewery is right across the street. The shipping from there must have been exorbitant, because they wanted $9 for a thimble full of old stock ale. 6 or 9oz. (I think.) ...which is weird, ícause it only cost $9 for a 12oz. bottle at the place I work in Chicago... Bombers in the gift shop also over-priced....though that didnít stop my from buying a couple. What can I say? Itís delicious!
rosenbergh (595) Tampere, Finland | May 17, 2015
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Thursday evening 8:20pm after driving 10 hours and 450 miles from Oregon to visit this place we are told that they are not serving food and they will close the place very soon. Argh! Of course the brewery and the gift shop were closed - that wasnít a big surprise but closing the brewpub this early was a bit surprising and annoying. But it seemed that the whole town went to bed by 9pm. Well after a short negotiation they served us clam chowder and some beers. Clam chowder was tasty and the beers quite alright. They didnít have that much special beers to offer and most of their beers are quite common everywhere (even in Finland). Even though they served us the food and beers I felt like I have to get out of there very soon. The only reasons for us to visit Fort Bragg were this place and the glass beach and unfortunately both turned out to be disappointments.
slowrunner77 (306) Reno, Nevada | August 29, 2014| Updated August 20, 2015
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
nice place across the street from the ocean. great food menu with fresh seasfood. order a black and black. thank me later.
fletchfighters (96) , Australia | December 15, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
ON the main drag in Ft. Bragg. Tap room is across the street from the brewery. Nice set up.
All North Coast beers on tap. Had old Stock and it was sensational. Staff willing to offer tastings on all beers and Red seal on handpump is a bonus.
Good gift shop in the tap room. Lots of bottles of BA old stock and BA rasputin.
Vballnbeer (72) Gorham, Maine | July 5, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
This is a really good place near the coast with nice ambiance and very good beer.
Brewchacho4 (5) Vancouver, WA, Washington | March 18, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Stopped here on our drive along the California coast. The brewery itself is across the street from the brewpub/gift shop. The atmosphere is pretty mellow. They have a decent selection of beers on tap. Nothing to write home about, but Old Rasputin is always top notch. The service was great, and the gift shop was stocked with BA Old Rasputin, although it was WAY overpriced. Didnít stop me from snagging a few though. Overall, I wouldnít seek it out again, but if I was in the area, Iíd definitely stop by for a glass of Old Stock!
marcus (185) Sacramento, California | March 15, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Located on the main drag in Fort Bragg since 1988, this pioneering brewery serves up a limited number of very good beers. There is a nice bar facing a dozen taps with a dozen stools, also 10 tables. Beer can be ordered in samplers, 12 oz or 16 oz glasses or pitchers. The food menu is short, but with nice selections. The main brewery and a gift shop are across the street.
PRBeer (332) Parsippany, New Jersey | March 7, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
This is one of my favorite west coast breweries. If I am traveling within 100 miles of this place I find a way to get here. The location and establishment itself are great...as are the staff. What really sets this place apart is the quality of their beers. I am forunate that I can get many of them back east...but rarely on draft. My favorite of their regulars is the Acme IPA...when visiting though make sure you try the Belgium style Le Merle...excellent!
Schlenkerla (396) , Austria | February 11, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
We visited North Coast brewery in 2009. When you arrive here you understand the breweryís name much better, itís located in the far north of California, a lot of rain when we were there. They have a beer pub across the street, which is just ok. The beers are very good, liked the Old Rasputin best. I am now living in Shanghai and you can find their beers quite frequently, seems they have made a good deal with a local distributor.
JoeMcPhee (529) Toronto, ON, Ontario | October 3, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
A large dining room on one side with a smaller pub side on the other side. Good looking pub (although they were closing it down when we finally made it in so I didnít have much of a chance to try stuff Ė just had a pint of Old Stock). Amazingly there were no seasonals at all on tap and they donít really do them, which seems very odd to me. They sell their beer to go which I was quite happy for but it was strange that the whole town of Fort Bragg basically shuts down at 9PM on a Saturday night. Canít blame them for the town being sleepy, but I would have loved to have had a chance to eat a meal here.
mrmartin (44) New York, New York | June 7, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Food was better than expected and priced right. The carry the range of beers that they make but nothing else. Definitely catering to the tourists coming through. Huge gift shop!
Nice break from driving the curvy roads of Highway 1.
I Had an Old 38 stout and it was delicious
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