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Ruth McGowan's Brew Pub

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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131 E 1st St, Cloverdale, CA 95425-3701
+1 707-894-9610
15:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 15:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Woodland, California
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Beer was tasty. My husband enjoyed the crowd favorite Cloverdale Pale Ale while I enjoyed the Pine Mountain Pale Ale with its cascade hops. While the beer was tasty and provided the "very good" rating, the food needs similar attentiveness. My husband was happy with his burger, the chicken salad I ordered while a good attempt had over cooked and... More 

Thank Carol H
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent brew pub with craft beers, good bar food. The fish tacos were very good and the home made salsa was exceptional.

Thank Marty C
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Gopd beer and the standard pub fare. I've been there a few times and it's got a nice laid back atmosphere

Thank Karen H
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped by after a movie. Had typical pub food - wings and a hamburger. The BBQ wings were dripping nicely with sauce and cooked perfectly. The hamburger with bacon was juicy and hubby said it was very good. Great meal.

Thank LJVC
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

This is truly the best place to eat in Cloverdale. I just had their fish and chips and it was the best flakiest-& tastiest fish I've ever had. Way to go Brewpub!

2 Thank James F
Ukiah, California, United States
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

The beer is local and excellent. I ate fish and chips which were very good. What I like most is meeting the bar staff and locals in the community. I've only eaten here a handful of times, but each time I've met some very friendly and interesting people ... many who have been in Cloverdale for years. I really like... More 

1 Thank Jim A
Tacoma, Washington
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86 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

After a day that started at 3 am, featured flight delays getting to SFO, thick traffic on 101 and getting to my original hotel only to learn they'd given my room away, I needed beer badly. My hotel story ended positively, as they both found me a new room and drove me to the place, but That beer still called.... More 

1 Thank targhee42
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

My husband loves craft beer. We were in Sonoma for the wine during the day but went to this brewery at night. The beer is very good! The food is Ok. Honestly we didn't eat much as we were stuffed from the huge 3 course breakfast at our B&b and 3pm lunch. On Saturday night they have a live band.... More 

1 Thank Gabriela Z
Ukiah, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

Ate here in January for the first time. Ordered an appetizer and promptly broke a tooth biting down on something hard. Kind of ruined my meal and I ended up loosing the tooth. So, chew carefully. The food and beer were so-so. I will choose another place the next time I'm in Cloverdale.

Thank Dennis T
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

We stopped in before a movie and had their fish taco's. Excellent! Had a couple of their beers, and we liked the Cloverdale Ale the best. Great crew as well!

Thank renoboyd

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 E 1st St, Cloverdale, CA 95425-3701
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Cloverdale
  • Phone Number: +1 707-894-9610

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