Palooza Brewery & Gastropub

4.1
79 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We are open for covered PATIO DINING and CURB SIDE PICK UP. 150 outdoor socially distant seating available. To ensure your safety we have you order at the counter, we give you a buzzer then you can find a table. Same great food with care and safety.
For takeout, call: (707) 833-4000 Ext 1. We are offering a touch free curbside pick up option.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 79 people are saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.0
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Food was kind of bland.

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TahoeJohn
Tahoe
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great location for a casual lunch on a wine tasting weekend. Our group really enjoyed grilled chipotle chicken sandwich and lobster roll.

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vipJannine
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food relaxed dinning loves it will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great live music! A must when visiting Sonoma / Kenwood area!

KT
vipKathyT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great outdoor dining & love the live music! Easy, order at the counter pub food — but some healthier options too!

JM
JMUN
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Palooza is well organized for outdoor dining in the Covid era.

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StephanieW
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Meaty ribs, creamy lobster roll, great chicken wings!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The food, service and all around experience was disappointing but the music was good.

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cjoy
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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!

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vipNicoleB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

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.

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vipHollywood
Palm Springs
50 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always liked Palooza. What system they have for this Covid is amazing, ordering, etc. Everyone was delightful!

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

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.

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Sallysmom
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience1

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!

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RobynV
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, especially the poke nachos. Pizza was good but could have been cooked a little longer.

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MarnieG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Social distance get together with friends! This was just what we needed- good food, good drinks and good music!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good pub food. Super nice staff. Great neighbor place

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TracyR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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!

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vipLynwood
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent!
Always enjoy eating here.

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vipPattiS
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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!

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AmyS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

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.

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NickiN
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Pizza was undercooked and had no flavor. Salad was good.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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vipSteven
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

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.

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ShashankM
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Just a casual evening

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vipluxmeal
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Coleyboysnr
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment, TV and music but not intrusive. Fabulous food and service. Will be back!! Thx

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Avocado-toast and Mozzarella balls for an appetizer they were amazing and the Funguy pizza did not disappoint!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Pizza was good, but overall the rest of the food was just ok. Sounded interesting on menu but the taste just wasn’t there.

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Cinzia
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

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.

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HeatherD
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MichaelW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipLynwood
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our lunch. Going back tonight with the whole family for dinner.
Our server was excellent!!

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RichardS
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

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vipginos
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love this local place. Always great service, great food and a perfect wine country casual spot. A very fun place!!!

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vipHollywood
Palm Springs
50 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time visiting and definitely will be returning!!

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luv2dine
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

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.

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LeyburnS
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and great atmosphere. This is an awesome lunch spot, especially in the summer!

FAQs

Palooza Brewery & Gastropub offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 833-4000 ext. 1.

Palooza Brewery & Gastropub is rated 4.1 stars by 79 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.