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About Faultline Brewing Company

Whether you want to sit on our patio with an ice cold beer, have some great appetizers while watching your favorite sporting event, take your new client out to lunch with a lakeside view, or enjoy a night out with family & friends for a spectacular dinner, Faultline Brewing Company is what you are looking for. Our menu has a broad range of choices from traditional “comfort food” to unique dishes that tantalize the senses.

The beers we brew are traditional, with absolutely no candy, fruit or vegetable flavorings. Our brewer, Peter Catizone, has created a beer menu that offers something for every palate, from the black as coal Irish-style Stout to our light & refreshing Kolsch, a gold medal winner at the California State Fair. We even have a “cask conditioned" ale which is served at cellar temperature from a hand pump for a more pronounced flavor.

1235 Oakmead Pkwy
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Brewery, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Monday thru Friday 11:30am - 2:00pm,
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm Saturday 5:00pm - 9:30 pm

Cross Street:
Lakeside Drive

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(408) 736-2739

Website:
http://www.faultlinebrewing.com/

Entertainment:
We have live music on Friday nights from 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Parking Details:
We have a large parking lot, however we suggest getting here a bit early as our lot can fill up quickly.

Public Transit:
We are one mile east of the Lawrence Caltrain station. Bus routes 328 and 55 stop on Lawrence Expressway and Oakmead pkwy.

Executive Chef:
Charles Crossley

Private Party Facilities:
We have a private dining room that can be booked for lunch and dinner parties. It seats 40 to 50 guests. Please ask to speak to our Banquet Manager Donita Branson if you would like to know more.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Faultline Brewing Company Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.0

service

4.1

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4.0

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Had a brief delay in service and the manager was ALL OVER IT! Made it right, personally waited on us and comped a few drinks for the delay. She came back several times to be sure we were happy and well taken care of. EXCELLENT managerial skills. I would return again and again because of her attention.

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·Dined 4 days ago

This place is good for small groups. You can enjoy casual conversation and the food / price is decent and affordable.

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·Dined on December 6, 2017

This place was amazing. I would definitely recommend the beer flight. All of their food dishes that we tried were amazing. The service was great! All staff were so attentive and nice. It was much more upscale than we were anticipating, but the price was still great as well. I definitely plan on going back with all of my friends!

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Our server was very slow to show up at the table or even acknowledge our presence. We ordered the bagel bites and cheese dip appetizer which was delivered as thin cheese soup and very few bagel pieces, and took an exceptionally long time to get to the table. We had also ordered a flight of beer, which was delivered alongside the appetizer. The entre came put fairly quickly and the presentation was good. The meal itself was not. I had ordered the bbq brisket sandwich, which was surprisingly greasy. It was clearly not made that day. In order to hold the sandwich, I had to use a napkin to dry up the outside of the bread. The sandwich was barely edible. It is evident that the food is not the draw to this restaurant. The biggest disappointment was the beer. Of the ten beers on the flight, three were passable. The beer styles were mostly traditional, but the ones that were an attempt at originality were poorly executed. In my opinion, the dinner menu needs to be reworked significantly. If you are going to have a limited menu, it should be good quality. As a brewery, the brewmaster should look for other work.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food ok. Service poor even aside from forgetting our order and having to retake it. The drinks took 30+ minutes, this at a brewery mind you. One that was more empty than full while we were there. Cannot recommend.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We were visiting from out of state and found this for Octoberfest. Great German sausage. Our server had a very large party and several other tables, so he was slow to greet us and our food arrived before my husband's beer did. A little disappointed! Once the big table left he became more attentive, but by this time we were finished with our meal and ready to leave.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Casual
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food was good. The spatzel that my partner ordered was yummy and I was pretty jealous of his food. I got a grilled cheese with tomato soup. I think I’m just not used to grilled cheeses that deviate from the norm. It used Havarti which was great! But it had a really tart and tangy apple mustard that I wasn’t the biggest fan of. Also, I’m used to creamier tomato soups and this one wasn’t that. But these are my personal preferences - the food was still good outside of those. It was pretty quiet and sparse in the main dining room even though it was Saturday night. I guess people usually come here for lunch since it’s in the business district of Santa Clara. The beer sampler was really nice. Both my partner and I enjoyed it. We also liked the pretzel bread with beer cheese fondue and I wished I knew the recipe for it. It was very yummy. I think overall that their Oktoberfest special they have going on now is really good food. I’m not sure what they have there in place usually.

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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Expensive. Came for a lunch date and was over $90 with 1 glass Chardonnay and 3 beers. Would only come for business.

Tags: Great Beer, Business Meals
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Birthday dinner that was amazing

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Good beer, good salad. Servers are attentive. Was not busy before the 49niners vs broncos game which was nice because we were starving and short on time. They got us in and out for a quick beer and meal before the game.

Tags: Great Beer, Quick Bite
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Good food and service but very very noisy ... not good for conversing

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Very slow service and long waiting time, but good place to have beers and some snacks.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Our server Dave was amazing. The food was delicious, service on point, and the beer... oh the beer.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 16, 2017

It was noisy and service was slow. However, the ambience was comfortable. We chose to sit at the patio to get away from the noise.

Tags: Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Faultline featured an average menu with reasonable prices. The noise level was a bit too much for my taste, as building/room acoustics provided way too much interference from my ability to listen to normal table side conversation. It even made it difficult to hear our server. Please note the time of our reservation was at peak service. Parking can be difficult as well.

Tags: Hot Spot, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Great selection of beer, but the food menu has become smaller. My choice, the fish of the day (Halibut) was seriously overcooked and dried out. A disappointing lunch from a once popular Silicon Valley hangout.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Good selection of craft brews made right at the location. Good ambience for a vibrant gathering.

Tags: Live Sports, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 15, 2017

Some dishes hotter than others, Dirty Chips would have been better if served hot or warm instead of room temperature.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 19, 2017

First time I have gone here for lunch. I ordered a salad and my lunch partner ordered the burger. My salad was over dressed, but still edible. The food came out very quickly and we had great service. Overall, it was good, not great.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Casual, Great Beer
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Great service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 5, 2017

This restaurant is good for after work with co-worker pals. However, the food was just so-so. Not bad, just not great. Our table had the ribs - kind of fatty and mushy, sauce good. Someone had the 1/2 chicken it it was kind of "wet" looking. She said the flavor was fine, but it was just chicken. Someone else had French Dip and he said it was good. Lastly, one person had the sausage appetizer; she said not bad, but wasn't overly impressed. The wait staff was attentive and friendly. Would I go there again, yes. Would I go out-of-my-way to go back, probably not.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Louisville)·Dined on April 1, 2017

My mother's burger we sent back twice and still can't it raw.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 30, 2017

And the cocktails are awful
Such a shame as the place is really nice
They just went cheap on everything!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Very comfortable place, well laid out with a great bar area and cozy seated dining area. Nice view of the pond, ducks etc from the table where we were seated. The food was OK - the burgers were a little dry, as were the ribs. The calamari appetizer was great - definitely will order again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Casual, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on February 28, 2017

It's exactly what you think it is going to be: decent food and beer. There is plenty of seating too, so even if they are busy, turnover is pretty good.

Tags: Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 25, 2017

The food was meh. The burgers were burned, the fries were not as good as we were told. They did not give us more water or check in on us. They only checked on us when they gave us the check.

Tags: Live Sports, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 25, 2017

maaaaaaaaaaaan okay so just walking thru the parking lot i knew this was guna be my new saturday night spot! the smells were AMAZING! so theres a full bar in this restaurant and its classy! so much good stuff to say idk where to start ok the food omg so the faultline burger is amazing! the menu is kind of expensive so we decided to yknow go a lil cheaper and get the burger the first time there just to see if its worth getting a 31$ steak next time and YES it is worth it! they put so much care into the food you can taste it! the view out back is awesome theres a duck pond and an area to take a stroll after yur meal. the beer flight!... so good! great beers! i didnt get to visit the bar but you can tell they have a good selection just from the beer flight! everything was just so great i dont understand why this place doesnt get more run! i give it a solid 5 stars! the staff all pitch in to make it a great experience we even got a visit from one of the cooks! i will be spending a lot of $ here in the future, if youre on the fence about giving this place a shot i hope my review tilts you over the fence and you go because you will not be disappointed! open saturdays 5pm-10pm we went at about 6pm and there was maybe a dozen people in there so if your hungry and want to visit a place youre guna keep going back to try the fault line brewery it truly is a hidden gem in the sunnyvale/santa clara area!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 6, 2017

Fish and chips were best I've had in a long time, and the ability to build a flight of multiple beer flavors at a reasonable price ($1.50 / sample size) was a plus.

Tags: Great Beer
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2017

My wife had the fish and it was good. I had the cheese burger and was disappointed, certainly wasn't worth the price. Our waiter was great and the food arrived quickly. I think the beer was the only reason I would return and just for the beer.

Tags: Great Beer
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 12, 2017

Fault line is very good, but not great. Ambience is nice. It is a high-energy atmosphere. It looks like it would be good with a group.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2017

This is our new go to place for business lunches. The service is outstanding. The food is very tasty no matter what the dish. Kudos to the chefs! TV's everywhere if you want to catch a sporting event... but they are not overly large. So if you want to have conversation you can still hear the people at your table. They are very efficient at taking orders and serving you. Can't say enough about this place. Salads are wonderful!

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 22, 2015

This was our first time to Faultline Brewing Company. Thai chicken wings appetizer was delicious. All the entrees were delicious. We like that there is a unique variety of items on the menu to choose from. :D

This place is way above BJ's Brewhouse!

We will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 29, 2015

Great atmosphere, service was fabulous. Would definitely take a client again.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 20, 2015

The special occasion was a good friends birthday. I wanted to go somewhere where we could talk and enjoy good food. I had the crab cake sandwich - absolutely delicious! He had the fish and chips which were made perfectly. The view from the window seats made us feel like we were at a country club. I would recommend this for a special lunch, a business lunch and definitely to impress someone. The beer is made there and I tried the hefeweizen which was perfect with the crab.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 10, 2015

Particularly interested in the music venue; Diminished Blue; Excellent Trio. Jack Raymond

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 8, 2015

It was great to be able to get a table without much wait. We were there for beer and appetizers.
Awesome selection of beers, some in-house recipes, and appetizers are very yummy.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 17, 2015

so energetic, good atmosphere, great bear and food

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 28, 2015

excellent food, courteous personnel; strong band, Diminished Blue. wonderful atmosphere; good sports bar; strongly recommend this place to everyone. Many thanks. Jack Raymond

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 27, 2015

The beer was good but the service was horrible.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2015

Excellent for groups. All around solid choice for burgers and more. Jambalaya is really good. Beers are excellent.

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