Palooza Brewery & Gastropub
For takeout, call: (707) 833-4000 Ext 1. We are offering a touch free curbside pick up option.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Garlic Toasted Brioche Bun, Lobster Claw and Knuckle
House Made Mozzarella with Smokey Ranch
Blue Cheese & Bacon
Carmelized Onions, Bacon
Food was kind of bland.
Great location for a casual lunch on a wine tasting weekend. Our group really enjoyed grilled chipotle chicken sandwich and lobster roll.
Palooza made a GREAT first impression on us! Food was delicious, fresh and served HOT. Outside patio was very nicely spaced out and completely Covid compliant.
Great food relaxed dinning loves it will be back.
Amazing food and great live music! A must when visiting Sonoma / Kenwood area!
Great outdoor dining & love the live music! Easy, order at the counter pub food — but some healthier options too!
Palooza is well organized for outdoor dining in the Covid era.
I went with my 2 daughters and my grandson on a Saturday night. It was very busy but they handled it well so no one was waiting for longer than normal. We had 3 pizzas as everyone wanted a different flavor - margarita, hawaiian and plain cheese. They were all very good ! I would like to suggest that maybe they could also have a smaller size pizza for kids as we had to order a full size pizza for a 6 year old.
Meaty ribs, creamy lobster roll, great chicken wings!
The food, service and all around experience was disappointing but the music was good.
Met friends for dinner on a cold, rainy Friday night. The outdoor (covid) seating was warm & comfortable. We all ordered pizzas and salads and they were terrific! Cocktails were very good, too. We brought a bottle of wine and were pleasantly surprised that the corkage was $10. We didn't know it was Karaoke night, which was fun, but a pretty loud. We'll go back!
No table service. Had to go to bar to get each of our drinks, our food, even ketchup. Little better than a food cart, with prices much higher than food cart.
We have always liked Palooza. What system they have for this Covid is amazing, ordering, etc. Everyone was delightful!
Very disappointing experience overall. We made a reservation for dinner for 2ppl, when we arrived we were told there were no patio tables available that were in the main heated/well lit section the only tables available were in the dark cold part of the patio where no one else was sitting. We said, okay no problem we’ll wait for a table in the heated/ well lit area. We were told we would be waiting a very long time because people were watching the live music and no one will leave. I asked if I can peek at the tables, low and behold there were multiple tables available, and a few people had just left another table. not sure why this restaurant was even accepting reservations if they weren’t willing to keep tables moving along for incoming reservations. Not only did we have very poor service the food was incredibly mediocre, the burger was poor quality and the lobster Mac n cheese was really gross, overpriced frozen lobster pasta reheated. When we left the restaurant after spending a good amount of money and tipping generously even after poor service we didn’t get anyone in the whole restaurant to say “thank you for coming in” as all other restaurants we’ve been too have been incredibly grateful for any service during these hard times. I do not recommend giving this place your business.
We were there in the early evening, there were very few other diners. It was chilly even with the heater, the food was ok...nothing special. It could have been menu choices and we will give it another try but personally, I don’t like eating of of tin plates.
The staff was friendly, pleasant and helpful.
We love this place. Unfortunately they’ve changed up their ordering and you order as soon as you walk in the door. Then you get buzzed to get your drinks, appetizers, main course. Not really what I was looking for when deciding to go out to dinner. But totally understand they are adapting to the pandemic!
Good food, especially the poke nachos. Pizza was good but could have been cooked a little longer.
Social distance get together with friends! This was just what we needed- good food, good drinks and good music!
Always good pub food. Super nice staff. Great neighbor place
We always enjoy eating at Palooza. one thing that continually happens is we get all of our food at the same time even if we ordered an appetizer first. Not a big deal but when you order a starter, that’s the point, it’s a starter. It was also a Dad at the beer was very cold on this visit.
The above will not stop us from coming back!
The food and service was excellent!
Always enjoy eating here.
The Fish and chips were terrific! We were a little disappointed as this was Restaurant week and they advertised a $15.00 special for lunch. Once we arrived, they said oh sorry we aren’t doing the restaurant wee special for lunch😏we drove up from the town of Sonoma to Kenwood😳very dissapointing!
For restaurant week I ordered the lobster mac & cheese, it should have been called lobster pasta. It was not creamy at all, and for a little lobster and some pasta, ti was over priced. My husband had the ribs and it came with coleslaw and fired and it was really delicious. The deviled eggs were exceptional. I would go back but not for the lobster mac, they need to rethink that dish.
Pizza was undercooked and had no flavor. Salad was good.
The lobster roll and fried mozzarella balls were great and my son really liked the kids burger. Unfortunately the ribs were a bit tough although they had good flavor. The Palooza IPA was a really good. Deserts were excellent and they had plenty of staff to keep everything moving. We will definitely be back.
I so want to give more stars.
- Service was great
- loved the beer
- the place has a good feel
- value and portions were good
The food taste was solid for a Gastropub and although i did not have one, the pizzas looked super.
The big downside for me and there is no excuse for this, the half rack of ribs and fries arrived and although tasty, were close on cold. I don't know if they just say out too long before being brought to us or what, but cold is cold.
We will go back again for sure, to try again, but this was disappointing.
Just a casual evening
Great casual local spot for fabulous burgers and pulled pork. Deviled eggs were delish. Lots of custom options like home made pickles. Yum! Fun for ping pong, pool etc. Too
Great environment, TV and music but not intrusive. Fabulous food and service. Will be back!! Thx
We had the Avocado-toast and Mozzarella balls for an appetizer they were amazing and the Funguy pizza did not disappoint!
Pizza was good, but overall the rest of the food was just ok. Sounded interesting on menu but the taste just wasn’t there.
We love Palooza for their lunch menu, but found our dinners to be very bland and we're annoyed by the flies swarming around our food. On a hot day it is better to be seated under ceiling fans. Fans help drive away the flies. We will stick to eating at Palooza for lunch.
Went for drinks and apps. Everything was delicious. We we’re obsessed with the deviled eggs and shrimp corn dogs. Waitress was great and the live music was fun. We left before open mic started though.
A very pleasant staff who are very attentive. The bacon blue cheese burger is mouth-watering good. The house-made chips are outstanding. The Palooza Blonde Ale is light, flavorful and a perfect accompaniment the bacon, blue cheese burger. You can't go wrong here.
We enjoyed our lunch. Going back tonight with the whole family for dinner.
Our server was excellent!!
A local gem in Kenwood CA . Excellent value - good food , beer, wine and very good service
good inside and outside dining available Friendly and comfortable
I love this local place. Always great service, great food and a perfect wine country casual spot. A very fun place!!!
First time visiting and definitely will be returning!!
This is now the third time we have eaten at Palooza. The first time the food was mediocre. The second and third times the food has been much better but the service was TERRIBLE! The last two visits they have had two, yes only two, waitresses for the entire place. Waiting over an hour for our food to be served is unacceptable. I thought perhaps the first time of incomplete wait staff was a fluke, but after this evening having the same experience it’s clear that this is a management issue in terms of inadequate staffing. Sadly, we won’t be returning. Dinner shouldn’t take 2.5 hours from start to finish at a pub in Kenwood.
Good food and great atmosphere. This is an awesome lunch spot, especially in the summer!
Palooza Brewery & Gastropub offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 833-4000 ext. 1.
Palooza Brewery & Gastropub is rated 4 stars by 75 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.