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North Coast Brewing Co. Taproom & Grill
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
444 N Main St
phone: (707) 964-3400
(Place added by: Mark)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 27 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
While on trip to No. Cal., I drove Ft. Bragg to have a pint of Old Rasputin right in the North Coast BC taproom. The beer selection was good, Old Rasputin was gread (as expected!!),the Old No. 38 Stout was good, as well. The taproom had a pervasive odor of garlic, food was OK and expensive, the taproom staff were less than excited to be there (did not stay for long as I was trying to visit Russian River BC and Bear Republic).
The attendant, however, at the gift shop was great; provided a lot of information about upcoming events in the Northeast.
01-24-2010 02:48:36 |
More by serreos
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Visited on a recent trip to No. Cal. on 11/30
Took a trip out to Fort Bragg - because I wanted to hit the brew pub and because the girlfriend wanted to see the town. Sadly, we didn't see much of the town, but ate and drank well at this brewery!
Two different rooms, dining and the pub. Pub is where we sat, full of little seats, typical pub looking - wood stools and tables. Nice friendly and timely service. There isn't an extensive menu - mostly your basic pub menu type food but with a Northern Cal twist on it - I got the Mark's north beach special (which was sort of like an italian) and my girlfriend got the pulled pork. Both were quite tasty. 12 beers on tap so I got to try some new stuff and HAD to get Old Raspy on tap!
I'd visit this place again!
12-11-2009 20:02:31 |
More by Jayli
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Delighted! Was drivinfg down the coast, having already stopped at other breweries like Rogue and Lost Coast. Driving down 1 and bam, there it was! Strangely enough, I'd never heard of them. Wha?
Low and behold, I took a look at their beer list...and whats that, Pranqster? Old Rasputin? Brother Thelonius! haha, amazing beers i've had many times before, but its just one of those breweries with such a genric name that I never thought to remember or look up. What a treat.
Got a sampler and shared a couple pints with the wife. The saison was delish. Great atmosphere, aside from the unfortuatly poor taste in music playing. We didn't do any food, having eaten recently, but spent over an hour enjoying their brews. Great place. If you ever find yourself near Fort Bragg/Mendocino, stop here!!!
08-03-2009 20:07:40 |
More by SurlyDuff
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$$
This was the second time I visited this place and the first time I decided to review it. Basically I went on a rainy monday night in the off-season, so maybe that made it worse, but here goes. First there are signs everywhere that say wait to be seated. No one comes, other people come in we're all waiting, finally gift shop girl just says take a seat anywhere. The bar section is about half full. Finally waiter shows up, gets us our beer. My friend ordered the sampler tray which the waiter/bartender tried to be smooth and put his pre-printed label thing down and then put the samplers down later. I was thinking "wow that's pretty good that he knows all 12 beers just by site" Let's just say he didn't. He mixed up all the red seal and pale ales ones. Then the clientel at the bar were basically a bunch of drunk local hillbillies. My favorite quote of the night was. "That's what I love about my job being a butcher, job security. There's always meat!" The food wasn't terrible but not great. Overpriced for average food. The manager came in and talked to the bartender in front of all customers about another bartender and whether he was going to 'work out'. Seemed innappropriate. Lastly waiter did not ask how food was once, did not offer to refill water, did not provide ketchup or condiments for fish n chips.
05-07-2009 00:26:30 |
More by bret27
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Drove up to Mendocino and Fort Bragg from Boonville on a day trip. We only had time for a beer, as my pup was waiting in the car and there wasn't a ton of shade to park under.
The place was very busy, which is exciting for a local brewery. But TVs were on and some folks were pretty loud. It felt more like a sports bar than a taproom.
The service wasn't anything to write home about. Our waitress was short with us, and the people behind the bar were severely overpouring the beer. I didn't expect this in a brewery taproom at all (maybe I'm naive?). It resulted in a flat tulip of PranQster. There were plenty of beers on tap, though.
The shop had nice selections of beer gear, and I picked up an etched nonic that I've come to really love! I also brought a bottle of PranQster back home with me, since I knew that it had much more potential out of a bottle and with a careful pour.
I will definitely go back someday to try other beers and take a stab at their food!
04-15-2009 18:02:48 |
More by washburnkid
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Did a brewery tour and dinner.
The brewery tour was nice, if not spectacular. Only 3 people on the tour, so able to chat and ask questions. The guy leading it was a co-owner and nice guy. Unfortunately, there were no samples during the tour. Informative, but not necessarily a ton of fun. I would not seek it out, but if you are there around noon on Saturday, why not check it out? The tour lasts about 45 minutes.
After messing around for the afternoon, went back for dinner at the tap room. Nice place, nothing extraordinary. Service staff was very friendly and knew their beers. All of their beers minus the barrel-aged Rasputin are on tap. I like the fact that they only have their beers on tap. I thought the food was really pricey. Some entrees are in the $25-30 range. I went with the fish and chips. Pretty damn good, and enormous portions. Enormous.
Check it out if you are in the area.
02-01-2009 08:04:03 |
More by yeastsipper
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
There isn't a whole lot of competition in Fort Bragg; such a situation can sometimes lead to an acceptance of shoddy places. But the North Coast Brewery doesn't fall into that trap. The bar area is really cool and dark, with a neat old bar and semi-cordoned-off seating areas. The main dining area is pretty generic.
The beers are the attraction, of course, and there is a big brewery merchandise operation across the street in a storefront owned by the brewery. The food is pretty good, and the place is definitely friendly and informal, if a little on the needs-a-good-cleaning side.
It's definitely worth a stop if you're in Mendocino/Fort Bragg..
01-03-2009 01:53:29 |
More by nsw
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
I took the brewery tour across the street in the morning and went to the taproom for beers and onion rings at night. The tour was informative and interesting, and I got to ogle their cache of seven or eight yearly editions of Old Stock Ales, quite the treasure trove.
The restaurant and taproom are warm and friendly with a lot of families and a fair number of tourists from all over. My waiter was attentive and quick. I only tried the beer-battered onion rings from the food menu, but they were nearly perfect, which is worth a lot in my book. There were twelve beers on their menu and they have a marvelous sampler. Since all but one of these beers are readily available, it's a bit less exciting than some places, but that's less of a detraction from their pub's score than it is a big plus for the company. That said, I don't love all of their beers, but it's hard not to have a good time with a big sampler surrounded by historical Acme paraphernalia (they bought the trademark and of course, sell a few beers under it) and friendly folk. Fort Bragg is absolutely beautiful as are nearby Mendocino and Anderson Valley. Check out Roundman's Smokehouse nearby for delicious smoked meats, fish and cheese, as well as other delightful businesses on Fort Bragg's peaceful Main street.
10-21-2008 00:59:11 |
More by popery
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
We arrived just prior to closing so the schwag room straight through the entry was closed. Off to the left was the dining room which was likewise closed. A cooler sat to the right of the doorway just before the entry to the bar. A semi-circle of benches and tables was just inside of the bar area with the short bar off to the left. The bar was an elegant carved wood bar with a matching mirrored back bar.
Call ahead and arrive early.
Beers: Eleven (11) - Scrimshaw; Blue Star; Red Seal; Acme Pale Ale; Acme IPA; Pranqster; Bro. Thelonius; Old # 38; Old Rasputin; Old Stock; and Red Seal on cask.
08-24-2008 22:03:14 |
More by woodychandler
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
As I've always been a big fan of North Coast's lineup I was quite happy to finally have the opportunity to check them out. The brewery across the street was closed along with gift shop but we were happy to discover another giftshop in the taproom and grill, which is where we were headed anyway. Discovered we hit it on "Taco Tuesday" which means 1 dollar tacos at the bar area only. Most of their lineup was on tap with Red Seal on cask and Rasputin and Old No. 38 both on Nitro. Was quite crowded around dinner time on a Tuesday and took awhile to find a place to sit. As I was standing waiting for a table I was apparently in the waitress' way and I received a rather angry excuse me, so apparently stay the hell away from her. Of course, she was running around like crazy, but I was rubbed slightly the wrong way. I'll let it slide. Gift shop is packed with good gear and while the bottle selection was small I was able to grab a bottle of their 25th anniversary beer which I am looking forward to trying.
Overall a nice stop, entirely worth it. I would've liked a tour of the facility across the street but I don't know if or when they offer those. I can't wait to return some day.
06-24-2008 22:02:20 |
More by kleffman
North Coast Brewing Co. Taproom & Grill in Fort Bragg, CA
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