The Taproom at Firestone Walker Brewing Company Restaurant

In the Santa Ynez Valley, Buellton is only about 15 minutes from the Hollister Ranch entrance gate. Because of its proximity, many HR owners prefer to do their shopping there. A number of restaurants are in Buellton as well. One of our favorites is the Taproom at Firestone Walker Brewing Company Restaurant located at 620 McMurray Road.

Firestone Walker Brewing is a comfortable, and very pleasant, pub. The servers and wait staff are courteous and offer a prompt service. The Firestone Walker Brewing has a vast beer selection as well as a select wine list including many of the finest wines from the Santa Ynez Valley.

The ambiance of the restaurant is colorful and lively. It is the perfect place to go with a group of friends. The restaurant offers a bar seating (where a number of wide-screen TVs broadcast live sporting events) as well as separate table seating for any sized party.

One of the popular items on the menu is the restaurant's special burger. It comes with a pretzel roll with jack cheese, candied bacon and fried jalapenos. Fish and chips is also a popular item on the menu. Local produce, much of it organic, is showcased on the menu, which also includes wood-fired pizzas, small plates and full entrées including panko-crusted ahi and pork ribs slathered in house barbecue sauce. For dessert, you'll find options like cheesecake, a gelato sandwich, or, our favorite… Mud Pie!

Andrew Firestone was catapulted to national fame when the third generation winemaker starred in "The Bachelor," and the family name is still a good draw. The Taproom has an onsite brewery and is a good pit stop for those who have spent the day at the Ranch surfing, or diving or hiking or otherwise enjoying life along the uncrowded coastline. Try the beer tasting sampler featuring a number of different Firestone brews in small snifters.