Sonoma County Gastropubs: Belly Left Coast Kitchen, Heritage Public House
May17

Sonoma County Gastropubs: Belly Left Coast Kitchen, Heritage Public House

Raise a glass to the final days of American Craft Beer Week by heading to one of Sonoma County’s newest gastropubs: Belly Left Coast Kitchen & Taproom (523 Fourth St. at Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa) or Heritage Public House (1901 Mendocino Ave. at Steele Lane, Santa Rosa, 707-540-0395). The food’s been getting better and better with each visit to Belly (one of the original chefs has been replaced) with happy-belly...

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New Albion Ale at Russian River Brewing with Koch, McAuliffe
Jan08

New Albion Ale at Russian River Brewing with Koch, McAuliffe

As if the news of the forthcoming release of Pliny the Younger (and this surprising news) weren’t enough to get local beer fans frothing, Russian River Brewing has announced a meet-up with legendary brewing pioneer Jack McAuliffe and Sam Adam’s Jim Koch Thursday, Jan. 10 from 6-8p.m. at the Santa Rosa pub (725 Fourth St., Santa Rosa). But hold onto your pint glasses because there’s more. On tap will be a revival of...

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Heritage Public House moving to Mendocino Ave.
Dec11

Heritage Public House moving to Mendocino Ave.

The relocation of Video Droid — a popular JC campus hangout — to its new (smaller) nearby digs begged the question: What’s going into the high-profile 1901 Mendocino Avenue space? The answer, which has been brewing in beer circles for a while, is Heritage Public House. Moving from its Cleveland Avenue location, partner Dino D’Argenzio says the expanded public house and gastropub is a better fit location-wise...

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Pub Republic Opens
Nov21

Pub Republic Opens

New brewpub and eatery, Pub Republic has opened off Lakeville Hwy. in a space that’s revolved several times, most recently as Zocolos Mexican Grill. It’s an airy-open space with about a dozen brews on tap including Hop Stoopid double IPA from Lagunitas, a smoked porter from Stone Brewing and Honey Saison from Almanac. The menu’s standard pub fare that includes fish and chips, burgers and plenty of fried appetizers...

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Hopmonk Novato opens
Nov21

Hopmonk Novato opens

The massive space briefly occupied by Southern Pacific Smokehouse in Novato has re-opened as the third Hopmonk Tavern in the North Bay.  The location, at 224 Vintage Way inside the Vintage Oaks Shopping Center is extra-large, seating 145 inside and an additional 80 in the outdoor beer garden. The Novato location will also be home to “The Session Room”, a stage for live music and open mic nights. Sonoma County’s Pete...

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