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“Best Place Ever.”

Barley and Hops Tavern
Ranked #5 of 7 Restaurants in Occidental
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$15
Cuisines: American
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Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Coleman Valley Rd.
Description: Local, and always from-scratch, our pub grub is the best in the area. Everything is below 15 dollars, and hand-made; from pub classics to eclectic favorites. We focus on cooking with craft beer, and serve 13 drafts, and 60+ bottles from local and worldwide craft breweries. A small selection of local wines by-the-glass and hand-crafted local ciders are also available. Live music on the weekends!
Benicia, California
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best Place Ever.”
Reviewed 22 April 2014 via mobile

The food is amazing, the beer selection is fantastic, and the staff is great. I would go everyday if I lived closer!!

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Lafayette, California
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181 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Hang with the locals”
Reviewed 6 April 2014 via mobile

This is a neighborhood bar. And, I prefer to hang with the locals vs the tourists...but I don't like to feel like an intruder. The bartender was friendly enough. I tried the hard cider, which was good. The wine on tap was a good price for the half carafe but not very tasty. The French onion soup was too peppery and none of us cared for it. The pretzel and biscuits were good. Suitable for a beverage after ziplining or if its your neighborhood bar but not a draw if you're coming from a distance.

  • Visited April 2014
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Herald, California
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Wonderful beer and vittles”
Reviewed 28 February 2014

Barley and Hops Tavern is located in the hamlet of Occidental on the Bohemian Highway in Sonoma County, CA, about 15 miles west of Santa Rosa. It is a converted old two-story Victorian house with a bar and small dining room, rustic in character and a bit cramped, though not uncomfortable. It is open daily for dinner and for lunch Thursday-Sunday. The menu features burgers and sandwiches, soups, salads, and various entrees including some vegan choices, and the place is known for its fish and chips, garlic fries, and homemade mac and cheese. Portions are very generous and prices quite reasonable. There is a great, changing selection of draft and bottled beer, domestic and foreign. Our delightful waitress patiently guided us through the many varieties and her suggestions were perfect.

Free parking is available in a lot in front of the building. You need to climb a short flight of stairs to reach the restaurant; no disabled access is available.

  • Visited February 2014
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South Island, New Zealand
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great food and beers”
Reviewed 16 November 2013

Can't fault this place. Great range of craft beers and food. Staff really friendly and enthusiastic with good food and beverage knowledge. We only went for a beer but ended up eating as the atmosphere and menu were great. Good value too.

  • Visited December 2012
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Zweibruecken, Germany
Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
“Best soup West of the Mississippi River”
Reviewed 29 October 2013

!! This place is charming and friendly. The food is organic and delicious !! We loved the soups, and the sandwiches were great.

If you're traveling through Sonoma and have time to stop in for lunch, don't miss Barley and Hops Tavern.

Visited June 2013
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