Trip Planner:   USA  /  California  /  Mendocino County  /  Fort Bragg  /  Breweries  /  North Coast Brewing Company

North Coast Brewing Company, Fort Bragg

(90+ reviews on the web)
Brewery
A pioneer in the craft beer movement, opened in 1988 as a local brewpub in the historic town of Fort Bragg, located on California’s Mendocino Coast.

Under the leadership of brew master Mark Ruedrich, the brewery has developed a strong reputation for quality having won more than 70 awards in national and international competitions.

In addition to Red Seal Ale, Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout, Scrimshaw Pilsner, and other fine North Coast brands, the brewery has resurrected the old Acme label with a heritage dating back to the San Francisco of the 1860’s.
North Coast Brewing Company is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Fort Bragg Edition.
Source
Create a full Fort Bragg itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Fort Bragg

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Fort Bragg by other users

17 days in West Coast BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Mendocino County BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Grass Valley & Fort Bragg BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Fort Bragg BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: July, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 17 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Mendocino County BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Mendocino County BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Fort Bragg BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 33 days in New York City & California BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Fort Bragg & Redwood National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in California BY A USER FROM CANADA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We scored by arriving just as a band was about to start playing. We got to hear free jazz from a pretty good group called Tenor Madness. At 6pm we ordered a beer, green salad and a margarite pizza. At...  more »
  • It was literally a handful of leafs with some lukewarm fish dumped on top of it from a can. Clam chowder was sub-par. Too many children. There were children. A crying baby. I don't like babies. Denny'...  more »
  • Everyone told us to go to the North Coast Brewing Company - we were confused by the sign, it actually said TAP HOUSE and across the street it said North Coast Brewery, where they make the beer. I had ...  more »
Google
  • We got there right when they opened on a Sunday and we were seated promptly with great service. By the time we left there was already a 45 minute wait for a table. The beer sampler placemats​ are very creative and make it easy to keep track of what you are trying. The food was very delicious but also a bit overpriced. The beer is definitely the reason to come here and there is a high likelihood that you have already tried one of their beers before if you live in California.
  • Good service, good food, Menu could be a lot more creative. I expected more. It left me wanting. Recommend a glass of Brother Thelonious Belgian Style Abbey Ale. Very tasty. I took a 4 pack to go! Also the Clam Chowder - very good, but I expect that from a coastal restaurant/bar.
  • Good beer but terrible service. They either need a better Manager to manage their waiters or chefs managing their orders. We waited for over half an hour until our meal was brought over and our waiter didn't apologize nor checked back with us at any time. We noticed other tables had the same issues.
  • I went here during the rainy president's day weekend. The place is old fashioned, but has a restaurant side, bar side, and a small gift shop in the middle(images attached). We waited about 5 min for our table and were seated in the appropriate time. I had a beer flight to sample what they had and everything was delicious. We did have to wait a while for our food (~30-40 min) but once we got it, everything was delicious. The food was paired well with the beer and I enjoyed it thoroughly. If I find myself in the Fort Bragg area again, I would definitely stop in for a bite and a pint!
  • As a disclaimer, I love their beer. Old Rasputin is my absolute favorite. So we finally get a chance to go to Fort Bragg and stay for a weekend. I always wanted to visit the taproom and enjoy eats and drinks. It didn't disappoint. The service was good on a crowded Friday night and on a busy Saturday afternoon. Food was excellent and a good variety of choices too. For a relatively small town, they could use a bigger facility, but it's a comfortable space and has the right atmosphere for a brewpub-restaurant. They have the typical pub fare in addition to some really good restaurant entrees. And of course, the best beer found anywhere!