United States > California > Antioch
Rastacouere (664) Montreal, Quebec | July 1, 2009
58 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Not a particularly pretty place in a parking lot for a huge strip mall in a street that consists mostly of huge strip malls. Rather cold interior which is mostly about the restaurant it hosts. I was drooling over the barley wine presence on the seasonal boards. Nice, with its performance at Toronado’s contest, this is a treat! Well no luck Sherlock, we’re out and have been for a couple of days, but never thought it a good move to erase it off. Now the seasonal is our apricot wheat. Bleh... I stuck to the IPA, which was good. Besides that, the service was correct, so was the food, but I would have been quite disappointed if the place had not been pretty much on my way to San Francisco.
mrhoppy (226) Santa Clara, California | June 29, 2009
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
I have eaten here several times. We had the pot roast, fried chicken and fish and chips all were excellent. Tartar sauce was excellent. Beers are delicious. Worth a drive from anywhere. I drive 50 miles. One weird thing. I took a picture of the beer board and the manager stopped me and asked me what I was doing. Duh? What’s the big deal?
joeneugs (147) Livermore, California | May 9, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice place in a low key, country like area outside Antioch. Craig, the brewer, is a very nice guy and passionate about beer. The service was good. Several of the staff stopped by and chatted beer with me for a few minutes. I didn’t try the food, I got the beer sampler with about 7 or 8 of their taps. Everything they had was good. The IPA and Old Diablo barleywine were the standouts. Awesome. Nothing else on tap but their stuff, but Craig says that they’re going to be bringing some more stuff in from local breweries, which should be all right since I think their brews can stack up against any in the area.
AgentSteve (77) SF Bay Area, California | September 8, 2008
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Upscale dining with a welcoming pub atmosphere. Quite a sophisticated restaurant that welcomes all ages and demographics. Very good food and a good assortment of Schooner’s beers. A few big screens in the bar area but not overwhelming noise to dissuade converstaion.
fidel (74) Livermore, California | September 7, 2008| Updated December 12, 2008
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Classy spot. Good food, good beer, beer savy staff. Three TV’s over the bar, and nice music in the background.
ZazuH (5) Brentwood, California | August 6, 2008| Updated September 29, 2008
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Schooner’s multiple- award winning beers have become the quality standard for me. Typically feature (5) fixed handles and (3) seasonal varieties. Food quality does tend to vary, but generally is better than average. Family restaurant atmosphere w/ a decent bar area.
Inflames (30) California | March 23, 2008
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
I sat at the bar upon my visit so I was watching the cleanup of that mornings brew session. Saw the head brewer behind the glass so I raised up my pint of IPA as to say thanks nice work, he decided to come out and chat with me about said beverage. I really appreciate someone taking the time like that to talk brew when he didn’t have to. Then food arrived and so I went to work on my order. I was sitting there thinking I’m glad I made the trip over here.
Ibrew2or3 (338) Tempe, Arizona | October 20, 2007
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Decent looking place with a long bar facing sports tuned displays and tap offerings as well as their brewery through a window. There are dozens of seating options. The space has nice high ceilings with exposed wood beams. I saw Craig the brewer hard at work in the brewery. Once he noticed I was taking notes he went out of his way to introduce himself and talk beer with me. That was really cool. If you plan to visit I’d arrange to be there when Craig’s working and drink in the Antioch hospitality. One nice deal seems to be their 5 gallon take home keg option for only thirty seven bucks. Seems like a good price.
bb (16) Alamo, California | September 14, 2007
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Big place that I can see where people would say it feel more like a family restaurant than a brewpub. Great people, good food, nice selection of beers on tap. For some strange reason, I tend to get much better/faster service at a table than at the bar.
bhensonb (463) Woodland, California | August 25, 2007| Updated November 16, 2008
66 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
It’s modern. Ten years ago we’d say it was yuppified. Bottom line: it has survived. The food is good, the beer is pretty good. The ambiance just reflects all that is silly in modern sillivazation. Hit it when it’s not family hour. Then it feels more like a brewpub than a family restaurant. Excellent lunch menu on 11/16/08. Beer didn’t seem all that exciting this time. Blueberry wheat? Cherry vanilla cream ale?
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