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Pyramid Alehouse

97 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch

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Pyramid Alehouse in Walnut Creek is home to some of America’s most award-winning ales such as the apricot ale, which took home the gold at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival under the category of Fruit Wheat Beer. With delectable dishes and several select IPAs, Pyramid Alehouse allows you to kick back with a winning ale in hand while chowing down to satisfy your appetite.

Some select recipes you are sure to enjoy at Pyramid Alehouse include the grilled apple and radicchio salad with apricot ale vinaigrette, hefeweizen shrimp ceviche, hefeweizen jerk chicken and snow cap marinated flat iron steak. Make sure you also try one of the tasty IPA varieties such as the Thunderhead IPA, Outburst or the Ditto Session IPA.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Brewery, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Lunch and Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Thursday: 11:30am - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 11:30pm

The kitchen closes 30 minutes before the posted close time. The posted close time is for the bar.
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Phone number
(925) 946-1520
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Joe OLeary
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Private party facilities
We have multiple options available for private dining and comfortably serve up to 300 guests. We have a variety of private and semi-private spaces to suit your banquet needs. Contact us and we will make it happen.
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Private party contact
Katie Greig: (925) 946-1520 ext. 16
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Cross street
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Parking details
There is plenty of street parking as well as two large, city owned parking lots on Locust St.
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Public transit
Multiple bus stops within a 2 block radius.
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We have a variety of entertaining events here Pyramid including trivia, live music, and several nightly promotions. Contact us for details!
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Special events & promotions
Check out our webpage to view all the events going on here at the alehouse!
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 97 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
3.5  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 4, 2014

The bar was attended by Cade a great not good great job! Sorry he is leaving I hope his predisor is as friendly and efficent

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 28, 2013

iF you a fortunate enought to be there on a week-end enjoy he service and frendly maner of Cade! A very nice man who delivers with a smile

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 23, 2013

We were served by Cade he was friendly fast and made the experience great

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 9, 2013

Great attention and service in bar area

vipdolphanbob (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on October 11, 2013

Restuarants come and go in downtown WC. Food is decent here altgough beer menu is 3 months out of print according to the helpful yet unattentive server. No suggestions made. Poor follow for a por dining experience.

Brian (Atlanta)
2.0  Dined on October 6, 2013

Average food and service. Would be a good place just to grab a drink or watch a game.
Could have been a better dining experience for us.

vipLovetoeat (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on September 13, 2013

We had a reservation but got their early and they were able to seat us right away. Food was good. We ordered an appetizer and didn't like it so they gave us something else and took care if it for us which was not expected but very appreciated. Charming server very knowledgable.

JHDG (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on August 23, 2013

There is really nothing special to note about the Pyramid Alehouse. The menu is very limited and inflexible. The side dish was cold when it arrived and incomplete (part of it was missing). When I asked to food server to bring the rest of it out, he never came back. It took the waiter 10 minutes to correct the situation. They only serve beer, wine and overpriced sake drinks. No vodka or anything of that sort. Even if you make a reservation online, you still have to stand in a line of people in order to check in; a line that is crammed into a very small space right inside the front door. The hostesses are extremely slow and confused. Although our waiter was nice, he was not as attentive as he should be, and the food is mediocre at best.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 15, 2013

What a great place for all to enjoy family and friends. loved it!!!

MichaelH (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on August 10, 2013

Beer pub, was out of several menu beers (on a Sat night!), service was below average, food was just fair. Live music in the patio was very good.

Parking in the area was difficult.

vipGailD (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on July 26, 2013

My husband and I went to Pyramid on Saturday night with two other couples to hear the band, JamDaddy. We made a reservation and requested outdoor seating (the band plays on the patio). They don't take reservations for outdoor seating but we were lucky to get seated outdoors last time we went to hear the band. This time, we had to eat indoors as there were a few private parties outside.
I'm not sure why Pyramid can't reserve tables outside for the many many people who come there to hear the band play. The majority who come to hear the band order food and drinks. Those are folks who would likely otherwise not be there and Pyramid should appreciate that.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 13, 2013


OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on June 16, 2013

We enjoyed the food, good beer and service. Will definitely go back

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on June 16, 2013

I clicked on the open table reservation weary of the fact that it was Father's day and I'm not crazy about waiting. Pyramid Ale house looked wide open so I jumped on it for lunch. Great choice. They have very respectable burgers and sandwiches, a nice selection of beer, and the service and ambience was great. I'm don't recall my expectations but they were exceeded! Will go there again!
My part of 5 (including my vegetarian daughter) were all pleased!

Peretz (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on May 15, 2013

The Alehouse is the nearest microbrewery we have in the area and it was a great experience. We were looking for a brewery with publike food and found it. We strongly recommend this place to anyone wanting a lay-back, low-key, great beer and burger place.

Work2Survive (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on May 6, 2013

Go for the brew pub beer they brew on site. As long as you don't expect a 5 star dining experience you'll be fine. Had the chicken bbq pizza and it was good, typical pub food.

vipJockWu (Minneapolis)
2.0  Dined on April 27, 2013

With Alehouse in its name, one's expectations should not stray toward 5 star cuisine. Food is American, and fair, but one should come here for the various beers on offer. As one example, the Hefeweizen is a refreshing change from the Budweisers, Heinekens and Coronas one might see in a chain restaurant, and the better for it.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on April 21, 2013

I took two friends for dinner during Walnut Creek Restaurant week who are not beer drinkers. After tasting the beer we are going back for Drinko de Mayo on Sunday. One friend stated lets make this a regular stop anytime we are in W.C. and I agree. Attentive service and food is another factor on our returning.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2013

The waittress was great and attentive to our group!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2013

Delicious sandwiches and a great beer menu! Servers were attentive and made sure we had water for the duration of our stay. Met an old friend there and we talked for a couple of hours. They never made us feel like we were in the way or like we should leave. We will definitely return!