Welcome to heaven for beer lovers: with at least two dozen operating breweries and more opening seemingly every day, Sonoma and Marin counties flow with the love of good beer. Here is a list of some of our favorites:
–Lagunitas Brewing Company. Located in about 25 minutes from Nick’s, Lagunitas is now one of the largest micro brews in the country and global market. Lagunitas is well known for its IPA and selection of hoppy beers. Live music, dog friendly, and complimentary peanuts and pretzels make this a locals’ favorite!!. Casual dress.
PH: 707.769.4495 Address: 1280 North McDowell Blvd, Petaluma, CA 94954
–Henhouse Brewery. Located about 30 minutes from Nick’s, Henhouse brewery is known for their variety of Saisons and collaboration brews. Pizza available Fri, Sat, & Sun, courtesy of Red Horse Pizza. Casual dress.
PH: 707.978.4577 Address: 322 Bellevue Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95407
–Russian River Brewing Company. Located about 35 minutes from Nick’s in downtown Santa Rosa, cult favorite Russian River Brewing Company is known for its vast selection. During certain releases of seasonal beers, there are very long lines going down the street as customers try to get the first taste of the season. Casual dress.
PH: 707.545.2337 Address: 725 4th Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
–Moylan’s Restaurant and Brewery. Located about 50 minutes from Nick’s, Moylan’s is a popular sports bar with its own brewed brew. They boast a fine selection of year round beers as well as creative seasonal brews (for example, a red colored sour named SweetTart in honor of Valentine’s Day). Casual dress.
PH: 415.898.4077 Address: 15 Rowland Way, Novato, CA 9494
–Woodfour Brewing Company. Located about 25 minutes away from Nick’s, Woodfour Brewing Company is not your average tap room. Known for its wide range of sour beers and delicious upscale twists on classic bar snacks and home-style dishes, Woodfour is a favorite for casual drinkers and connoisseurs alike. (Kitchen closed on Mondays, Happy hours from 3-5:30 Daily) Smart casual dress.
PH: 707.823.3144 Address: 6780 Depot St. (In the Barlow) Sebastopol, CA 95472
–Crooked Goat Brewery. Located about 25 minutes away from Nick’s, Crooked Goat Brewing Company is The Barlow’s newest addition. They have sixteen taps and plan on keeping the beers that flow from them constantly changing and evolving. Though they do not have a kitchen for snacks, they have partnered with surrounding restaurants to deliver a variety of cuisine right to their taproom. Casual dress.
PH: 707.827.3893 Address: 120 Morris Street, Suite 120 Sebastopol, CA 95472