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Palooza Brewery & Gastropub

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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My wife and I have spent eight days "discovering" Sonoma County. It has been a delightful journey. After a wine tasting today, we asked our wine host where she would recommend for lunch. She recommended Palooza Brewery and Gastropub. It was very easy to find....The place is more of a neighborhood bar than it is a restaurant. Our waitress was extremely friendly and very thorough in explaining the menu to us. I chose a French dip, and "homemade" potato chips. My wife chose the mushroom risotto with shrimp. Our food was very good. The French dip sandwich was mammoth, and the roast beef had a wonderful flavor! Everything was going really great until we received our bill. My wife noticed a charge that didn't seem to say what it was for. She inquired. Our waitress explained it was a "service charge" for the cooks and back of house staff. Come on...my wife and I are in favor of tipping...but, not receiving a surcharge for staff...and adding a tip on top of that. We really liked our food, but not the "money grab surcharge."More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed July 15, 2022 via mobile

We ordered Cheese and Magherita pizzas for pickup. All 5 pizzas were burnt. As we lived at a distance we were unable to go back and return them. Also the kids were hungry. The pizzas left a bad taste in the mouth and we all...had black finger. That tells you how burnt they wereMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Palooza Caterin... I, Owner at Palooza Brewery & Gastropub, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2022

hello Anusha, We do appologize for the pizza's. We are definitely looking into this to ensure the pizza's are not burnt on the edges again. We sent you a $40.00 gift via text. We can only ask you try us again.

Reviewed June 24, 2022 via mobile

This was an incredibly dirty restaurant with a terrible fly problem in the outdoor sitting area. The service was substandard. We had a party of 8 and received only 1 drink during the meal. I would not recommend this restaurant at all.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Suzette T, Owner at Palooza Brewery & Gastropub, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2022

Hello Jimmy, I want to ensure you my restaurant is very clean, inside and out. You are in the wine country and flies are present when you sit outside. We take every action available to limit the amount of flies. We do have inside seating...More

Reviewed October 4, 2021

Coming to California on a getaway, Palooza was a great dinner to start things off. The food was delicious, the facility quaint and laid back. We got in quickly, got our food and beverages and spent the rest of the time in conversation with our...friends. It was a really, really nice start to a fantastic tripMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed June 28, 2021

We were at St Francis winery enjoying a couple of bottles of wine and asked our host who had the best pizza in the area. She immediately said PALOOZA! We called and ordered three pizzas for pickup on the way back to our AirBNB. We...got the Mahalo, FunGuy and MeatLovers. YUM!! I cannot recommend Palooza enough!!! See my review of Seamus Winery next door to Palooza for more details on our visit!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 23, 2021

Dunno if it's because of COVID or not, but this is a counter-driven, open-seating place and not a sit-down restaurant, though if you keep your tab open and are seated, the wait staff is very pleasant and helpful. Food was excellent, beer was also very...good, would do this again for lunch or a quick bite for sure.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 19, 2021 via mobile

We loved this pub. The food was great and the outdoor patio lovely. My husband appreciated watching the baseball game while we ate margarita pizza and salmon and risotto. We’ll definitely be back.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 10, 2021

Five years ago I visited Palooza for a family celebration dinner and it was a disaster! I am so happy to say I visited again yesterday with a friend and we both enjoyed a perfectly delicious Asian Chicken Salad! I enjoyed it so much my...husband and I are planning to have lunch there today. You can't have too much of a good thing. I am sorry I waited so long.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed October 30, 2020 via mobile

Live in the area and have been to the restaurant many times. We made a reservation expecting that we would be seated. When we got there we had to stand in a line for 15 minutes. When we finally got to the front, we were...told it was first come, first serve seating and had to order immediately. Not a problem if properly informed. We placed our order and went to patio area. 4 or 5 lamps were available for the entire area so many of us were without extra heat. Waited 30 minutes for the order to come out wrong. So disappointed. You lost some locals. And the food was cold . Good luck. If you valued your customers, we would become patrons.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed August 15, 2020 via mobile

What a fun environment! The waitstaff was delightful from the minute we walked in to the minute we left. A great selection of brews and food. They had a live “band” playing a selection of Stevie Nicks and other great old school jams. We’re thinking...about heading back one more time before heading back East. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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773suzettet, Owner at Palooza Brewery & Gastropub, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2020

We are so glad you enjoyed yourself! Thank you for the review!

Reviewed August 11, 2020

We were tasting nearby and enjoyed the variety of the menu and the freshness of the salads. Solid french fries too!

Date of visit: August 2020
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773suzettet, Owner at Palooza Brewery & Gastropub, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2020

I am so glad you enjoy Palooza, see you again soon!

Reviewed July 24, 2020 via mobile

We had the all meat pizza. Brick oven cooked, the crust was crispy, really good flavor. The service was good. Outdoor dining was lovely. They said the have music Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed May 4, 2020

We were staying with friends nearby. This is their favourite restaurant so we didn’t have a choice. Wouldn’t have been my tip to go to, but I was proven wrong on the 3 separate occasions we went. All meals were good, especially the pizza.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed March 8, 2020

Our return visit to Palooza showcased a couple of changes, but the food remains consistently good. Ordering is done at the counter now, and there is a self serve water station. The pub still offers indoor and outdoor seating, and prepared food is brought to...the table. This visit I had the caesar salad, to which they gladly added grilled chickren. It was a very large portion, but tasted great. Can't wait for my next visit.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 6, 2019

A friendly casual place with hug reat food and beer.Great chicken wrap with a. Little spicy kick. Great outside patio with very friendly service.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Thank you for your question. Our happy hour is Monday thru Friday 4PM to 6PM. Suzette
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Palooza Brewery & Gastropub is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4