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Latest reviews from Paso Robles

66 /100 1400 RAMADA DR
“Huge place, sat at the visistors center, not much ambiance to speak of, but an excellent selection of FW brews, service is competent. Don't miss when passing through.“
tomer 174 days ago
92 /100 1400 RAMADA DR
“Bit outside town really nice place.“
elbenco 214 days ago
74 /100 3055 LIMESTONE WAY
“Paso Robles is beautiful and this has outdoor seating so this gets high scores on the intangibles but the beer was pretty disappointing. Far from bad, but not particularly interesting. Best thing here was a nitro stout they brewed for St. Patrick's Day - thought the sours were rather one-dimensional and the IPAs a bit watery.“
WestCoastHawkeye 309 days ago
94 /100 1400 RAMADA DR
“Visited on a beautiful spring day and sat outside in the taproom. Waitstaff was top notch - came by at just the right times, had opinions on the beer - quite good. The beer itself - it's FW. I was hoping for crazy rare vintages of their barrel aged stuff. They had four taps of those but nothing crazy rare for someone who lives in CA. The sour selection was superb though. Tasters available of everything. Everything was good to spectacular. Picked up a couple of bottles I've never seen before to take home. FW is superb. They do some amazing stuff and their brewery / taproom is a great place to taste some of their more experimental stuff along with their old classics. The mothership is a bit off the beaten path, but it's well worth the visit if you're ever anywhere near the Central Coast area. Worth going out of your way for. Even my fiancee loved this place and these beer bars are something she does to humor me.“
WestCoastHawkeye 311 days ago
92 /100 1400 RAMADA DR
“Great food. Beautiful place. Great selection plus opportunity to take home super rare bottles. A must stop.“
coachd 556 days ago
78 /100 1400 RAMADA DR
“Wow, a huge complex. Big restaurant and bar area. Don't have time for a tour today, maybe next time. Good beer and service. The calamari was pretty bad, I hope the rest of the meal is better. Edit: The salmon was great.“
Sledutah 656 days ago
86 /100 1400 RAMADA DR
“Visited after RateBeer Best 2017. Huge brewery, the brewery store was closed so I only got to check out the taproom/restaurant. Pretty spacious bar and table seating. Very friendly and attentive service. Pretty good selection of beers on draft including some taproom only beers and their limited sours/reserve releases. Flights available in sets of four and reasonably priced. All the new beers I tried were top notch as expected. Food was all fantastic and really well done especially for a brewery. Since the brewery store was closed, they had bottles/cans available to go, pretty much all of their barrel aged bottles and several sours. Plus their year round and seasonals. There’s not a whole lot to do in Paso Robles but this is well worth a visit if you’re passing through or want to make the pilgrimage.“
GenDV138 983 days ago
68 /100 3055 LIMESTONE WAY
“Decent sized taproom in a small business park. Beautiful outdoor patio. Friendly service but somewhat slow with one bartender even though it wasn’t busy. Good selection of beers although it was mostly hoppy stuff on my visit. Worth a stop if you have time before hitting up Firestone Walker.“
GenDV138 983 days ago
86 /100 525 PINE ST, STE B
“Stopped by with SamGamgee after a run down to Firestone. New spot behind the Pour House (tap room), and you can enter either through there (Pine Street), or through the other side (6th Street). Not sure about food, looked like you could bring your own in. Lot of stainless steel everywhere, and a nice board that showed the 10 beers on tap along with wrap around shelving stacked with crowlers, growlers, and other stuff for sale. I liked the pouring sizes, 5oz and 10 oz only, which give you the flexibility of sampling many of their brews. Sampled about 4 between the three of us, all good. Service was excellent, and there was a constant flow of customers in and out. Great addition to the Central Coast.“
larryLSB 1018 days ago
72 /100 1400 RAMADA DR
“This place is like a GD campus. It’s enormous, with the golf-carts whipping around, an entire block’s-worth of kegs towering over one sector. The bottle-shop area didn’t have much in the way of special stuff and was no more reasonably priced (maybe even higher on vintage stuff) than I can find here in PDX. Didn’t stop for lunch but grabbed a growler fill of the special pub-only beer. Not an overwhelming experience, but really the most reliably amazing brewer of beers I can think of.“
Alphadelic 1416 days ago
68 /100 5800 ADELAIDA RD
“Damn that’s a beautiful place. Decent cider too, I like it a lot. The wine is also top stuff. Tried a few ciders, a few wines liked the lot. Bought a mix of bottles and went on my merry way. Definitely worth a stop if you’re winding your way out to Tablas Creek or wherever.“
Alphadelic 1416 days ago
90 /100 1400 RAMADA DR
“Only did the visitor center and the tour, but it was great. Beautiful brewery with a nice bar to try some samples at before and after the tour. Service was great, friendly and knowledgeable, I think all were cicerone beer server certified. Selection was awesome, the core stuff plus some stuff I didn’t even know Firestone made. A very cool brewery making great barrel aged beers, as well as some superb regular stuff.“
jbruner 1507 days ago
80 /100 3055 LIMESTONE WAY
“This is more of a family friendly, bring your dog, let the kids run around with shit in their pants while we get sloshed on some unique beers kind of place. Curly Wolf Vanilla Maple Stout was on tap last I went, perfect. Surprisingly successful for a brewery this new.“
CryptLiquor 1557 days ago
82 /100 1400 RAMADA DR
“I went to gain weight using food and beer. Sorry, no tour. I was successfull in my goal but wait, there was more. Friendly service, above average food, and a good tap selection.Velvet Merlin on tap? Yes fucking please. Oh, there’s a sweet view of the freeway, too. No but seriously, Paso is beautiful, but this freeway view was stellar.“
CryptLiquor 1557 days ago
90 /100 3055 LIMESTONE WAY
“Great place. Feels like a winery. Nice beer, good staff and great flight prices. Outdoor scenic seating and big open indoor seating.“
reggiedunlop 1652 days ago
78 /100 1400 RAMADA DR
“Did not have time to do a brewery tour, unfortunately. A nice place with nice ambiance, very american! Located right next to the Freeway. The food was good, the beer is Firestone Walker, which I had wanted to dry for a while already. Food was not cheap, the beer flights are quite cheap. Overall recommended.“
SinH4 1673 days ago
88 /100 1400 RAMADA DR
“fantastic place to visit. visitor center and restaurant have different tap lists, so you "have" to hit both :) selections galore...barreled, hoppy, dark and light.“
slowrunner77 1722 days ago
68 /100 3055 LIMESTONE WAY
“Really cool tasting room atmosphere, large out door area. Mostly street parking (feels kind of residential for Paso). A good place to hang out. No food when I was there. Very friendly. Beers ranged from mediocre to good. Will stop by again. Fun atmosphere.“
BMan1113VR 1746 days ago
72 /100 525 PINE STREET
“New Pour House on Pine Street. Stopped by during a conference. Friendly people. Most regulars are wine industry people looking for an afterwork beer. Full of regulars. Local beers fill the taps (probably 20 or so of them). Good atmosphere, front patio. Street parking. Stop by if you are staying in town and are tired of wineries. If you are only driving through, go to FW.“
BMan1113VR 1746 days ago
80 /100 1400 RAMADA DR
“At a conference in Pacific Grove with a day off, so we headed down there on a Wednesday after booking a tour over e-mail 2 weeks out (probably not necessary, as there were only 2 others on the tour). Tour was fun, cool history with some samples during it. Our tour guide gave us a few more samples in the tasting room too, which was really cool and appreciated. Had lunch across the street in their tap room. A little disappointed that the barrel aged beers (4 of them) were available at the tasting room but not across the street in their restaurant. Food was very good. They also had bottles for sale (Stickee Monkee, Velvet Merkin and 17). Would certainly stop by if driving past on the 101!“
Bacterial 1928 days ago
74 /100 1400 RAMADA DR
“Went on a tour and had lunch at the brewpub. Tour was pretty good, a few samples and some neat stories (Current head brewer breaking in when FW bought the brewery from the bank, was then hired due to the dedication to the beer, still in tanks, that the FW crew saw in him) Great selection in the brewery taproom after the tour. Some vintage stuff as well as their more well distributed offerings. Lots of beer for takeaway, both growlers and bottles. Prices seemed rather high. Food at the taproom was good, though pricey (I think...thanks Jeff!). I had the daily special pizza. Overall, I’d return again for the beers in the brewery, but would probably scroll past lunch there.“
CLevar 1932 days ago
78 /100 3055 LIMESTONE WAY
“Visited on a Friday evening in August as they had a band playing in their outdoor garden. The place has a huge brewing facility and really well done aesthetics overall. The outdoor area is nice as there is a stage on the back of an old truck and lots of grass areas to site or a number of tables and chairs. Water feature is also nice and lots of room for kids to run around and play. The bar area is fairly large and they had around 10 beers on tap with 3-4 being limited release stuff. The beer itself is ok, nothing stellar but nothing was horrible. The bar itself was nice as you could order beer inside or outside as they have windows that open and allow for full use of the bar area. They had a food truck when we were there but they also were cool with bringing in takeout food or just a picnic on the grass. Definitely worth a trip if you are headed to Firestone and have little ones along with you that want to do something besides watch dad tick beers.“
thome50 1968 days ago
62 /100 5800 ADELAIDA RD
“Visited July 26, 2014.

I really hate giving low scores to great places but there really isn’t much in the way of cider here, mostly wine.

I suspect that this shouldn’t be in the database much longer, but we’ll see what happens. They have a new brewery/taproom down the way in Atascadero where they will start making a lot more cider starting with this harvest season. It remains to be seen though if they’ll keep some production here too. Would be cool if they did since it’s a beautiful place.

Once you get off the freeway you end up driving about 7 miles inland through the hills. This place is at the top of one of the ridges looking out over the valley. Because the address is right on the street your GPS might put the place in the middle of the vineyard, so look for a gate on the right side of the road about 100 yards early. The windy 5 mile drive up Adelaida Rd is very scenic. Every farm has a sign on it advertising local produce; mostly nuts but also some olives, grapes, and some honey. Naturally there are about a half a dozen wineries on this stretch. I also spotted the drunk bus ("Uncorked wine tours") on my way back down the hill. What I also spotted that I probably should have stopped at was a place about a mile from Lone Madrone called Find Distillery which is part of the Villicana Winery. They have a tasting room but I scrolled on by. Apparently they’re going to be making whiskey at some point so someone should stop in there at some point to see if they sell the pre-distilled beer-type whatever it’s called which would probably count as a tick. At the moment it looks like they only make brandy. As I learned at Bristol on my next stop a lot of these wineries are experimenting with making brandy out of their wine. Hmm.

So enough about the area. On to the cidery. it’s in a great spot on top of the hill. These guys do mostly wine but they have a line of ciders as well. The tasting is $10 for the wines and three out of five were zins. I guess this area is big on zinfandel. Of the ciders they have about three in the bottle for sale to go but the only one you can actually try there is the classic. The bottles are mostly around $9-$10 but a couple of them (Blackbeerd and Blackbart) are closer to $20. Service was very friendly and they directed me to Atascadero to try the ciders. The place is dog friendly too.

One last note: this year will be the first year that they actually use grapes grown on the estate.“
t0rin0 2005 days ago
78 /100 1400 RAMADA DR
“The brewing tasting room is quite nice with more selection than across at the tap room. No real service, just a very busy bartender and small samples. This is where you get the good stuff.“
Ferris 2189 days ago
78 /100 3055 LIMESTONE WAY
“This is a stunning brewery/pub with a great outdoor space. Huge bar and seating, but only their beer on tap and only 9ish at that. Small new and friendly with decent beer. Worth popping in if you are down the road.“
Ferris 2189 days ago
78 /100 3055 LIMESTONE WAY
“Not too far from Firestone and not too far off the freeway. It was kind of difficult to find this place at night since there are zero street lights once you turn off of the main road parallel to the highway. Smallish parking lot but a huge brewery facility. It was dark, so I couldn’t get the full effect of some of the outdoor scenery, but what I could see was really nice. Plenty of seats open at the bar and they had seven beers available (normally 8 taps). Very friendly service, too. The beers were decent on average with a couple being fairly enjoyable. Hard to see these guys competing too much with Firestone a few minutes away, but really a nice place.“
brokensail 2227 days ago
62 /100 1108 PINE ST
“Almost didn’t stop here because I thought they didn’t brew. But did a quick check of t0rin0’s rating and saw that it’s basically the same as SLO Brew, and I was on my way to Paso Robles Brewing Comapny (who funny enough, doesn’t brew anymore). Stopped in just in case they had any house beers I hadn’t tried. Just ordered a flight. Beers were okay--nothing great, nothing terrible. Service was friendly enough. Seems like most people didn’t really care about the house beers. For better or worse, the vibe was not quite the party atmosphere of SLO Brew the last time I stopped there.“
brokensail 2245 days ago
80 /100 5800 ADELAIDA RD
“Came here to try/buy the Bristols ciders, but also did some wine tasting. The ciders and wines are both pretty decent to good. The women working the bar were very friendly and more than happy to answer questions, chat, and maybe even offer a slightly heavy pour. The tasting costs $10, but if you buy two bottles of wine they waive that fee. But of course, they are also $30-$50 bottles. Ended up just buying the ciders they weren’t pouring that day. The place itself is beautiful. Small tasting room, but lots of grapevines on the property, some apple trees visible, and a nice view of the valley below. This took a bit more of a drive to get to than expected, but it was quite nice.“
brokensail 2245 days ago
66 /100 2135 THEATRE DR
“Pretty typical BevMo here. Your usual selection of Belgian and German imports rotting on the shelves. A healthy amount of Firestone and the other BevMo standby’s and Central Coast staples. Service was quite friendly, prices are typical of BevMo.“
brokensail 2245 days ago
68 /100 1400 RAMADA DR
“The place looks great; however, it’ feels more like a restaurant with the beer as an after thought. The beer was excellent as I’m accustomed to from FW. Our server was okay, but not too knowledgable. Good variety of beer styles, and the wine list looked good as well. The food was crazy overpriced and not very good. I’d only go back to scoop up some take home beers or to grab a pint.“
mverity 2255 days ago
90 /100 1400 RAMADA DR
“The Taproom was special. There is a sign on the wall that states: "We are living beer." The Taproom is across the street the brewery and their tasting room. It was Sunday and they had the NFL games running in the bar area. Overhead the bar was a track with beer bottles moving in a circle. This is definetly "Industrial chic". The kitchen is open to the dinning area. It has the feeling of inside a brewery. Beers are excellent.“
Foxbush 2279 days ago
78 /100 3055 LIMESTONE WAY
“While researching the breweries in California we discovered this gem in Paso Robles. The small brewery is located in a business park. They do a good job of making you feel you are in a special place. The bar had large windows that opened to the yard with grass and a rock setting with flowing water. Picnic tables and chairs were available in the grassy area. There was music at 3 PM on Sunday. Ginna was our bartender. The beers were good to average, and I purchased a Bomber for the road of the IPA.“
Foxbush 2280 days ago
84 /100 1400 RAMADA DR
“Nice Brewery/taproom/restaurant located just off the 101 freeway. The place is very cool with a good selection of FW brews ( you can also have some vintages). Service was very helpful and knowledge. The food was good with some pairings beer/food very interesting. Worth 2 hours drive!! Ask for some Barrel works project beer!!“
iacopino_IpA 2297 days ago
88 /100 1400 RAMADA DR
“Great place with excellent beer - obviously! The food was awesome - can highly recommend their fish’n’chips - the staff highly attentive and the general atmosphere very nice.“
Ktwse 2368 days ago
88 /100 1400 RAMADA DR
“Excellent service, ambiance and selection of FW on tap. Had the chance to try both 12 and 13 of the Double DBA. Beer is very fresh and properly served. Nice design of the bar!“
kryon 2382 days ago
60 /100 1108 PINE ST
“Really confused as to how this has not been added to the database. Visited a while back when there were multiple Downtown locations (Santa Barbara was already closed but SLO was still called Downtown). As of 14 hours ago these guys were still open so I’ll add it and review it.

Stopped in late on my way up 101 to see the family. Easy to find, right off the main drag across from a park. Plenty of parking available on the street. Service was friendly but they were busy so I got my flight (of house beers, didnt need any Stella or Bud Light) and a burger with a side of some black bean soup. I enjoyed the food and the conversation with some locals but the beer was pretty meh. I still havent figured out after all these years who is making the beers for the Downtown locations. I’ve heard rumors of it being Firestone but the beers are way too crappy to be Firestone. Anyway, next time I head up (in the next couple of months) I’ll be sure to stop in again to get some answers.

Paso Robles Brewing / Pour House are just down the street by about 3 blocks. Check it out.“
t0rin0 2384 days ago
66 /100 525 PINE STREET
“I swear I closed this place, why is it still open? Firestone bought the property and uses it for offices now. The Pour House is now operating out of Paso Robles Brewing Company down the street.“
t0rin0 2424 days ago
80 /100 1400 RAMADA DR
“nice place, good size restaurant and bar section. industrial look, with some warmth added by lights. paintings, enough daylight from windows has latio, though it was closed for brewers event. tad noisy by it closeness to the 101. staff has been good when I’ve been here, busy both times due to events, still got to everyone, and were properly staffed for the amount of people here. solid selection. dont really need.to say more. just come.here.“
OldGrowth 2427 days ago
80 /100 1400 RAMADA DR
“Great place! Went or lunch and they had a decent menu with very good food. Of course they only have their own beers but that's fine since they are all great, can't go wrong with any of them. They even had some beers that you can only get there - like the Unfiltered DBA which I had and was excellent. Took the brewery tour afterwards too (need to reserve in advance). Cute little tasting room right across the street from the restaurant too. Well worth the stop!“
csaso 2454 days ago
72 /100 2135 THEATRE DR
“Visited March 23, 2013. Didnt even know it was here. Leaving Barrelhouse Brewing and heading up 46 towards Cambria I decided to stop in at the Target to get a new ticking notebook. While driving through the shopping center I spotted this.

Beer selection is slightly larger than other Bevmos, 3 full aisles. Lots of St Bernardus, Rochefort, and Chimay available so there’s that. Plenty of the local beers as well and once Barrelhouse Brewing starts bottling I’m sure you’ll see that here as well (as they’re only a mile away). Aside from that they have the usual cheese selection.

The one thing I did notice was that they created an area for what I assume are the Friday tastings. It’s a pen of sorts. A 3 foot plastic walled off area with a small counter in the middle. Neat concept I suppose. Not sure if that has something to do with licensing or what.

Ended up with a root beer sampler pack and then back on the road to Cambria.“
t0rin0 2495 days ago
70 /100 3055 LIMESTONE WAY
“Visited March 23, 2013.

I found their website a few months back but forgot about them since they weren’t open yet and I don’t pass through Paso that often. Just heard on Thursday that they were now open so this was a last minute addition to the itinerary. Glad I went here since the facility is really nice. Absolutely beautiful. Outside are some picnic tables and large pond and fountain. The backdrops are green rolling hills. Inside is a nice stone bar and some windows where the bartenders can pass drinks through. The building itself is huge, a bit large for a 17 bbl system but in the other wing they have barrels, a bottling line, a number of pallets of bottles, and a large cold box. These guys are definitely gearing up to do some serious production.

The beer itself is sadly not as nice as the facility but it wasn’t overly offensive either. Just like with Paso Robles Brewing / Pour House I’ll give it another try to see if they get their process down a bit better. The pale ale was probably my favorite but the IPA wasn’t bad. Didn’t care for the wit at all and the same goes for the “wheat beer”. They also sell lots of merchandise so you can get a “tulip” glass which is really an English pint glass shape but a little smaller.

Will go back again just to sit outside and try the new beers.“
t0rin0 2495 days ago
36 /100 822 13TH ST
“Good cheese selection but no longer seems to sell beer.“
t0rin0 2502 days ago
82 /100 1400 RAMADA DR
“Visited March 17, 2013.

Very large area with lots of house beers to pick from including half a dozen tap room only beers like the brown ale and the pils. They also have some vintage bottles for pretty high prices ($55 for last year’s anniversary).

Service is friendly and attentive. Got a quick flight of four and despite a$6 tab also some friendly conversation. would return if passing by to see what’s new but most of the non sour offerings get distributed nation wide.

Didn’t try the food but I hear it’s good, might have eat here next time.“
t0rin0 2502 days ago
78 /100 1400 RAMADA DR
“Large taproom in front of the brewery. Off Highway 101 (Ramada Drive), just south of Paso Robles proper. Very large dining/bar area: booths, large tables, and a U-shaped bar with a funny revolving line (like a bottling line) of blinking bottles overhead. Industrial look on the ceiling, slick cement floor, and aluminium "Diamond Plate" (that bright sliver material used for fancy pickup truck storage boxes) halfway up the wooden walls. 15 beers on tap. Also, several local wines. Food was pretty good: we had tortilla soup and fish tacos. Also a selection of salads, pizzas, sanwiches, and entrees. Knowledgeable staff,fairly friendlly, too -- but perhaps a tad too rushed, even though the place was not crowded. Our server was pretty good.But another sat right outside our window, chatting away on her cell phone. The beers are in great condition, fresh, served at proper temperatures (not too cold), and much much better than FW stuff in bottles. Flights of four generous samplers or individual beers, as you like it. They also have what they label "Library" sales -- bottles of earlier vintages for consumption on premises only (to prevent high-priced resales on eBay, etc.). Wish I’d had more time here. I certainly do plan on going back.“
maekchu 2524 days ago
80 /100 1400 RAMADA DR
“Pretty large restaurant/bar right across from the brewery. Lots of taps with a few beers you don’t see much of/at all outside of the brewery. The food was pretty good. It’s definitely a step up from typical pub food, too. The service was okay, but one of the bartenders did stop to do her makeup while I was sitting there.“
brokensail 2655 days ago
82 /100 1400 RAMADA DR
“Nice tap room with a great selection of super fresh beer. Normally is a pretty good vibe and service, however when a winery tour bus arrives you might as well leave or be ready to wait a half hour for a beer.“
iammatt 2749 days ago
80 /100 1400 RAMADA DR
“The service was not great when I went. But I got a beer. Loved the wookey jack; great take on the black iPad (rye). Excellent chili.“
ckwake74 2763 days ago
82 /100 1400 RAMADA DR
“Nice Tap room with lots of space. All the standards, plus several rare yummy offerings. Very helpful, and intelligent staff. Helldorado was amazing!“
fidel 2780 days ago
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