Sudsy Summer: Best Places to Grab a Brew In and Around Sonoma

By: Cecily G

What beverage comes to mind when you hear Sonoma? BEER. Ha, you thought I was going to say wine, didn't you? Sometimes a glass of brewed bubbles is just what you need on a hot Sonoma day, and we are here with 7 stops to fuel your summer of suds.

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1. Sonoma Springs Brewing Co

Stop in to the only brewery in Sonoma proper, for over 20 beers on tap; from California Ales, to German Style Beers, to Barrel Aged Brews.

19449 Riverside Drive St. 101, Sonoma

2. Brewsters Beer Garden and Restaurant

Taste beers from several local breweries at this Petaluma Southern-style beer garden. Don’t forget to try Brewsters’ own IPA!

229 Water Street North, Petaluma

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3. Lagunitas

Head to Lagunitas for their popular patio, where you can sip beer lover favorites, listen to music, and mingle with both locals and tourists.

1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma

4. Hopmonk Tavern

This rustic tavern right off the Sonoma Square rotates their draft beers seasonally, and are open for lunch, dinner, and late night. Hang out in the beer garden, and make sure to catch live music!

691 Broadway, Sonoma

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5. Russian River Brewing

This award winning brewery is a must stop for beer lovers when in Sonoma County. Visit the downtown Santa Rosa location for a hip gastropub feel, or venture north to Windsor to visit their newly opened location, complete with a 1 acre pet-friendly beer garden.

725 4th Street, Santa Rosa

700 Mitchell Ln, Windsor

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6. HenHouse Brewing Company

Popular among beer aficionados, HenHouse is a stand out in the Sonoma County craft beer scene. Stop in to either their Petaluma Brewery or their Santa Rosa Taproom.

1333 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma

322 Bellevue Ave, Santa Rosa

7. Stone Brewing

Heading toward Napa? Try Stone Brewing, picturesquely situated on the Napa River in the historic Borreo building.

930 3rd St, Napa

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