No problems when I visited. There were all sorts of customers in there. The barman was friendly and gave free soft drinks to the ídesignated driverí. There were loads of people there smoking weed but it was outside on the patio and no bother whatsoever. Decent beer, decent prices. Go there with the lads and not with a first date or your elderly granny.
Definitely not a friendly place but I think thats how they like it. Beers were ok and reasonably priced but the place has a dive bar feel. Place was empty when I visited so ambience wasnít great, honestly not worth the trek out there. Also donít bother with the food.
Strange little biker bar/brewery we stopped at on the way back from the redwood state park. Kind of a sticky dive quality to it. Only had three of theirs on tap and one of them was skunked. The other two were ok. Also had Moonlight death and taxes listed - but were out.
Visited on August 16, 2009. This place is interesting. It reminds me of a rustic maple sugar camp for bikers. The patio in the back is twice as large as the pub itself and overlooks the Russian River and is quite enjoyable. Food is basic pub fare. The beers are very reasonable, and the Fossil Fuels are quite good. No samplers but you can get free tastes, if you ask nicely. Warning, the toilets are freaking dirty!
Right next to the main Guerneville to Santa Rosa road (River Road), this Brewpub sits next to the river amongst the Redwoods. It is a great place for dinking the afternoon away on their great deck. General clients are aging hippies, harley riding hairy bikers (of the good sort) and a few tourists quenching their thirst. Beer selection isnít extensive but that helps me choose faster and there is usually something on tap for all tastes. Also, once a year it host a beer festival in mid August. I will report on this when I have attended this weekend. The food is pretty good, if a limited menu. The burgers, ribs and asiago garlic fries are great. The kitchen looks clean and the food and bar service is good. The restrooms are awful though. Pegs on standby folks. Come on guys. Some clorax down the bowl occasionally would be appreciated. Apart from this I can recommend the place.
Iím not sure if this place is racist or not, but YES it is racist. Place smells like a Dirty Proctologists office. The meth seems to be of a VERY STRONG Strain. I did see some Bear Republic on tap, but since Iím Mexicano, there was nothing available. The fries smelled good.
It was a medium cold January day. I took off my shirt, and went in wearing a black tee. Kept strong eye contact. Got smiles from the female wait staff, and good service. During an hour I saw only one fellow (out of 30 or so) enter wearing a shirt with a collar. The deck was a bit cold, so I retreated to the interior. The bar is pretty funky, but the kitchen looked cleaner than clean. Highly recommended, if you can merge in with aging hippies and bikers. Maybe those were not hippies.
April 2008 - Visited on a gorgeous California afternoon and enjoyed the drive to get here. The Stumptown back deck, overlooking the Russian river is worth the time to check out alone. They had a pretty good lineup of visiting brews in addition to a small number of house brews. We had hummus, which was excellent. The crowd was an interesting mix between bikers and what Iíd call old-timer California farmer dudes. (Brewery #458, 4/10/2008)
I had a desire to rate this really highly due to Joeís assessment and him tsill being willing to drag my ass in the place. Maybe it was good day, but the service was a degree above suck. They did seem to want to ignore us, but we got our beers and the simple deck looking over the river was nice. Guess if youíre an illicit smoker you might like this place also as they have a part of the patio marked "MaryJane Way" and evidence points to it being used for just that. Few taps, but having Bear Republic and Russian River did nothing to lower my opion. Some good fries, but didnít check any other food.