A present for your taste buds. Lotís of varied styles...something for everyone and all expertly crafted. Food is good but the beer is definately a treat! You cannot miss this tasting if youíre in wine country! Not to be missed. Try the One Ton Blackberry! Youíll be surprised.
Wulfstan (7) California | September 19, 2007| Updated September 27, 2007
We love this place and pick it over the Rusian River Brewer almost any day. We live nearby and we and a few friends of ours who really like beer go here pretty frequently. When the place was new, the service often tended to be quite slow, especially with the food, but for some years the service has been excellent, even when crowded. The range of beers is usually good, and they normally have some beers that are not too common to find. I also find many of their beers to be very good and can make two general points about their beer: 1) overall the beer tends to be quite good and almost all of it is very drinkable, even when nothing special; 2) their beer is not usually the most impressive looking; it generally has a good body but the heads and lacing tend almost always to be thin and dissipating. It can get loud but the place is neat. For the type of place, the food also is often excellent, with a nice variety. They also brew their own root beer and generally itís a good place to take kids, as we normally do. Finally, you can get beer in various sizes to go.
Third Street is a great little college bar/local 20-somethingís hang out. Sonoma State and Santa Rosa JC share this bar and you can always find someone you know when you go in. Their food is always good and the service is excellent. The beer is fantastic and is always changing. Their fruit beers are excellent and their American Hef is one of my favorite beers in the area.
Rumor also has it that the owner or manager of the place was last seen on the Bachelor. My sorority sisters love to bring that up everytime I am there.
Weekday lunch. Lots of space. At least 12 beers on tap (10 different 2 of the ten were also on cask). Pretty decent beers. The chili was just excellent. Staff and patrons were communicative. Good experience.
Visited on a Monday evening in February 2014 after our visit to Russian River Brewing. I kind of liked this place, it was relaxed and not that crowded. The service was very friendly and fast. The beers were nice except for the Cherry Springer that was a strange one.
Located about five minutes from Russian River so a combination of these two places might be a good idea.
A pint only cost 5$, thatís really cheap.
Loved this place as a restaurant, maybe not quite as much as a beer-traveler. But definetly worth the stop.
Note to all: If you are going to be visiting both Russian River and 3rd Street on the same day, go here first, NOT second. RR will ruin you.
The food was pretty good - amazing garlic fries. Beer is good, just not on par with RR.
Atmosphere is nice, sat outside on the spacious patio. Lots on tap, but none of it is very special.