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Faultline Brewing Company
Active Beers: 13
Beer Ratings: 45
Beer Avg: 3.22
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1235 Oakmead Pkwy
phone: (408) 736-2739
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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| Reviews: 15
Reviews by Troyone:
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Located near a business area the building could easily be a park visitor lodge. Spacious wood Tavern like beams hold this unique building together from the inside. The bar is spacious with lots different settings for dining including a patio that faces what appears to be a park. The only set back is the hours 1130 - 930pm Mon. thru Fri. not open on weekends.
All stainless steel tap nozzles, did not see the kitchen, and the restroom was clean. The bar is a type of granite or marble with metal siding and there are wood tables and chairs all around inside.
Service was friendly, prompt, and knowledgable - befriend your bartender.
Many different beers brewed there and a cask engine, no guest beers that I noticed. The cask was their Pale Ale and was good. All the beers were possible notables, definite notables were the (not in any particular order) Kolsch, Hefeweizen, Best Bitter, and their Stout.
A good selection on the Lunch and Dinner menu's, I had a starter that was plentiful.
The food is pricey.
06-13-2005 17:28:02 |
More by Troyone
More User Reviews:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
Forth trip to Faultline, and was very suprised to find the place pretty empty on a Saturday night. Maybe it was the live entertainment, he couldn't carry a tune in a bucket.
Service was worse that usual, but I come for the beer. They seemed to be running short staffed even with the light biz. Had to get a manager to get my check, after waiting fifteen minutes with it.
The do have great beer. One of the better brews in the south bay area, though there is not a lot to choose from.
It is really a great place if only they could lower their food prices, or improve the quality. Have to wonder if they are having problems based on the last couple of visits.
09-18-2011 14:43:21 |
More by Stewartr
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$$
This is my go-to place for happy hour after work, as it's literally a 4 block walk from the office.
The interior is very nice. It reminds me of Stone's little sister, but not quite that extravagent. The tanks behind the bar gives it that micro-brew type of feeling. There's an outside patio overseeing a small pond where one can relax with a pint and watch the waterfowl...quite peaceful and lovely.
As far as I know, you can only get what they brew themselves there. Standard selections: IPAs, hefes, stouts, bitters, ambers, and pilsers...nothing out of the ordinary. They definitely play it safe, which, unfortunately, only makes for an average brew that you'll forget about the minute you walk out the door.
I wouldn't consider the food there to be your typical brewpub line-up, but more upscale. And a little pricey. I've only had their apps so I can't comment on the actual meals.
Honestly, this is the place I will go to when I'm dead tired after a long's day work and don't feel like driving. Else, when I want to really treat myself, I will drive up to Palo Alto to the Rose & Crown for great tap selections that hit the spot everytime.
06-21-2011 17:20:03 |
More by leschkie
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$
The interior of this place is quite nice, lots of windows. The layout is pretty well done as well, with a large bar area and small high tables separate from the restaurant area. I don't know if I've ever seen so many TVs in a bar/brewpub/restaurant before. They had quite a few, particularly in the bar area. I imagine it's a good place to watch NFL games on Sundays.
When I was there they had about 8 different beers on tap with three different versions of the Best Bitter (nitro, cask and regular draught). The beers were straightforward in style. Nothing over the top. Not outstanding but not mediocre either. The kolsch was very good and the best bitter was pretty good. The IPA was decent, as were the pale ale and Irish Red Ale. Again, nothing to wow you but worth drinking.
Service was fine. Nothing out of the ordinary.
Worth checking out if you are in the area, but the beer is nothing to drive way out of the way for.
06-17-2011 16:48:41 |
More by colonelforbin
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Went to the brewery for dinner with my girlfriend and two other couples. The atmosphere in the place is very laid back and nice. There were a fair amount of people, but it wasn't busy by any means. There wasn't any complaints about the service. The food was also pretty good, but not worth the price. The chicken in one of our entrees was raw in the center, but it was just one piece, and they comped the dish. I got a salad with steak on it that was decent, but not worth over $15. The beer was good to average with the addition of cask IPA as the highlight. Their website says they make a lot of interesting beers, but when I went just the old staples were on tap. Overall, I would probably go back to this place as most of the food was good, and the beers were better than average, but their prices are pretty steep for me to go there regularly. It's worth a shot if you're in the area or live nearby.
11-09-2010 03:52:59 |
More by scottfrie
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
Faultline is without a doubt a businessperson's pub. Come here at any time and you'll find Silicon Valley workers relaxing (or maybe not, trying to clinch a deal !). If if weren't for the outdoor patio area I'd ding Faultline more on the atmosphere which can get loud without even being rowdy.
Food is better than average pub grub though prices are accordingly higher. Keep in mind that half of their customer are probably charging to their expense accounts.
Where Faultline shines is their beer quality. Usually a brewpub that is all over the stylistic map (British, Belgian, German ...) they produce mediocre results. Faultline bucks this trend and somehow creates some great stuff from all styles. I'm partial to Belgian styles and they hit the mark on the "standard" dubbel and trippel when in season. More interesting though is their Kölsch which is crisp and fresh as if it were made in Cologne. They produce a good IPA as well which is sometimes available on hand pump.
It is a little hard to locate if you don't know the area but worth seeking out. It is however right off of the 101 freeway so easy to reach in car.
07-13-2010 06:11:35 |
More by thielges
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
I was out in San Jose for IT training and of all people, my instructor said this place was right near his hotel! You can see the brewery with the silos outside, as well.
This place has lots of tin and wood all over the place. It's located near a nice little pond in a business park type setting.
The server was friendly and knew a fair amount about their beer. I had their sampler flight and their IPA.
The food was good, as well. I had the spicy meatball app.
All and all, a nice time and I recommend it if you are in the area!
05-21-2010 16:08:05 |
More by beachbum1975
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
I've been visiting this place off and on during business trips for the better part of a year now. Historically relevant as one of the places where multimilliom dollar silicon valley deals get done. That said the food and beer is reasonably priced, bartenders keep your glass full and atmosphere is rather relaxed. Place where suits and this sneaker t-shirt wearer mingle with ease.
The ipa is a must have, especially if its on cask while you are here (GRAPEFRUIT!). Other good beers of note include their kolsch and bitter, though I'd be happy drinking any of their offerings here. Only beers brewed on premis appear to be served, although they have a good selection of liquor.
All in all a good clean bar. If you are on a budget, stop by later, order the burger, and be nice to the barkeeps, you might get a top off.
05-05-2009 03:13:36 |
More by nobletrout
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
Stopped here after a business meeting in the area. Sat at the bar and had pretty good service from the two bartenders. Both were pretty nice guys.
I sampled most of the beers but stuck with the Irish stout for the night. The beers weren't bad, just sorta mediocre. If I lived in the area I'd probably frequent the place though.
Food - the appetizers were good and not too bad price-wise. My companions stuck with the apetizers for their dinner (hamburgers). I ended up ordering the shrimp. It was pretty good actually.
Value - The beers weren't bad - $4.75 for a pint. The appetizer prices weren't bad either ($10 or so for the hamburger). However, the entree prices seemed very pricey for the atmosphere and overall feel of the place ($30+ steaks, typical price was $20+)
12-16-2008 18:03:37 |
More by isubsmith
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
Large restaurant open ceiling type place off the 101 in Sunnyvale. Place attracts mostly the after work dot com crowd. In fact I don't think they are even open weekends.
10 or so taps & 1 cask. Stout, IPA, Pale, Porter, ESB, Hefe, Best Bitter, etc. All the standards. They have had a respectable barleywine & Belgian Tripel as well. All the brews I've had have all been solid, nothing spectacular.
Service & food have both been average on my visits. Nothing bad or good. Just fine.
Not a bad place to stop in for a housemade beer.
06-08-2008 22:32:33 |
More by bbothen
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