When heading to the Sonoma Coast, we always drive through my old stopping grounds of Petaluma.  We love making pit-stops at Lagunitas’s Beer Sanctuary, 101 North Brewing Company, and Tap Petaluma.

We now have a new fabulous spot in Petaluma…  Brewster’s Beer Garden.


Brewster’s Beer Garden co-owners Mike Goebel and Chris Beerman went big! They purchased the Mahoney Building on Water Street just off Petaluma Boulevard North.  The interior boast dramatic metal I-beams and artisan wood tables throughout thanks to Heritage Salvage of Petaluma who supplied the wood that was taken from old Army barracks in Oakland California.

The beer garden looks out over the Petaluma River and invites patrons in to sit in one of their comfortable multiple seating areas to listen to live music, play bocce ball, or watch the kids play in their very own designated play area.  Brewster’s is also very dog friendly with cozy places to tie up and lap up a cool bowl of water.

It’s our new favorite spot to sip one of the local beers on tap.

Now, let’s talk food!  We loved the barbecue-focused with menu items like pit roasted Stemple Creek Spring lamb, smoked Korean short ribs, smoked wings, and a lovely pork belly BLT. Brewster’s also offers tasty dishes ranging from small plates of roasted cauliflower, brussel sprouts, Burrata, salads, and a tomato soup with mini grilled cheese sandos.  We loved the  Ahi Tuna Crudo and the Carolina fried chicken with warm buttermilk biscuit, mushroom gravy, escarole and sage honey.  Being California proud, we were pleased to learn that Brewster’s ingredients are sourced from local farms such as Live Oak Farms, Feed Sonoma Farmer’s Exchange, Marin Sun Farms, and Stemple Creek Ranch. Just another reason to love Brewster’s Beer Garden!

As we get ready for our New Year’s trip to the coast, you can bet we’ll be stopping in.  If you see us sipping a local brew with our Boxer Sophie, come say hello!