Four house beers, 20 local brews on tap, and over 100 different bottles are certainly the main draws at this temple to beer in the unfussy and laid-back Sonoma County town of Sebastopol. But a beer garden out back, with tables with umbrellas and twining grape vines hinting at surrounding wine country, makes an inviting retreat for families. Fire pits warm up chilly evenings. And you can warm up with a rich Cabernet Sauvignon or another Sonoma vintage by the glass.
A kids’ menu offers ubiquitous chicken tenders and mac-and-cheese, but adventurous youngsters can class it up pan-roasted salmon and a chock-full-of-fresh-stuff salad. HopMonk Tavern regularly books live music, so the little ones can show off their dance moves too.