Visited March 23, 2013, finally, after scrolling past for several years.
I was excited to try their food since I’ve heard good things about the restaurant. The beer is good but its the same stuff I can get anywhere for the most part but at higher prices surprisingly. The stuff that is tap only is the same as what I had a week earlier at the brewery in Paso.
We only spent about 20 minutes in this place to be honest. We walked in, found no hostess and had to wait for one of the servers to get her. We were seated and in 20 minutes a bus boy came by and gave us water but no one came by to take orders. We walked in at 8:40pm and the kitchen closes at 9 so we were a little worried that maybe they had shut down the kitchen already. The servers we talked to when we walked in said no, it wasnt a problem. Well, the problem was that 9:00 came and we still didnt have any service. We walked out and hit Taco Bell on the way back to the freeway.
Basically: fuck this place. That said I’ll most assuredly stop in again to check out Barrelworks but I no longer care about trying their food. If/when I make it back I may revise my score.
Easy to find as Buellton is not a huge city. Parking in front. Big restaurant with good selection of FW brews. Barrelworks was unfortunately closed at the time we visited the place. Friendly service, tasty food and decent prices. The giftshop was really small.
hard to separate this place (or atleast not give it a little nudge upward) because it’s connected to but separate from Barrelworks, which is one cool friggin place. The rest is nearly identical to the restaurant in Paso. Good stuff!
En symbiose avec le Barrelworks ce qui est en soi un grand avantage. C’est une formule resto-bar grand espace avec une saveur industrielle. La liste consiste à quelques fûts spéciaux en rotation autours du noyau de FW. La bouffe était correcte sans plus mais la bière compense amplement.
Date. . . . . . . . . . ..2.21.15 Type. . . . . . . . . . ..Brewpub Location. . . . . . . .Buellton, Isolated Facility Prices. . . . . . . . . ..Normal, Slightly High for food Tap Selection. . . .6 Core FW brands plus 10 rotating specialties Bottle Selection. .Core selection to go, possible reserve list Full Bar. . . . . . . . .No Samplers. . . . . . ..Yes Full Pours. . . . . . .Yes Beer Level. . . . . ..Very Good Food Level. . . . ...Good Staff. . . . . . . . . . ..Extremely Knowledgable, Prompt Growlers. . . . . . ...Probably Noise Level. . . . ..Lively, Packed Décor. . . . . . . . . ..Modern, Dark, Tavern, Corrugated Metal Good for Kids. . ..Yes Parking. . . . . . . ...Private Lot Cash Only. . . . . ..No Recommended. ..Yes Comments: Enormous facility that holds FW Barrelworks, a separate place entity, plus two large casual dining rooms, a smaller central bar, and a tiny to-go store for merchandise and beer. Full menu with around 40 options ranging from mac n cheese and buffalo wings to large entrees like flatbreads. Our server knew the beers on tap perfectly and was very helpful...obviously very well trained on the beers and the menu. Food prices seemed a tad high for being in the middle of nowhere, but obviously this place is super popular for the residents in Solvang I’m guessing, so prices were a tad higher than expected. Beers were normal to cheap though.
Meget sterilt i dens udformning med masser af polerede metalflader. Når Barrelworks ikke er åben er udvalget ikke kæmpe stort. Tasterne er fine nok men der mangler lidt i forhold til hvor søde og rare bryggerne var på CBC.
Ambiance was pretty upscale, but very nice. Wait staff was really not happy to be there it seemed and were not knowledgeable about the beer. Selection was great, got to try Parabola on tap! Value was so-so. Overall, could have been a great experience with a different wait staff.