10 Places You’ll Love in Petaluma

Courtesy of Brooks Note Winery

There is nothing not to love about Petaluma — from the historic waterfront to its laid-back agricultural roots to the vibrant arts and entertainment scene. It’s the perfect place to spend a Saturday or Sunday during the spring, with live music, food trucks, river walks and so much more. While it is only a 30-minute drive from Central Marin, it feels like you have gone much, much farther. There is so much to discover — and not least of all the plethora of antique and vintage stores — you could return every weekend this summer and still find new favorites. Here are a couple of places you’ll want to be sure to add to your list.

Adobe Creek Brewing

140 Second Street, Suite 112

A recently opened outpost of the beloved Novato brewery, Adobe Creek Brewing is a local drinking and socializing destination. Its hop-forward brews are constantly rotating so don’t be afraid to try something new. Adobe also allows you to bring your own food, so grab your favorite takeout and stay awhile.

Adobe Road Winery

Tasting Room

6 Petaluma Boulevard N., Suite A1

Nestled in the Great Petaluma Mill, this tasting room is nothing if not welcoming. Inside bears the remnants of the building’s past industrial life, which mesh perfectly with the current incarnation as a community hub fueled by handcrafted wines from Sonoma and Napa.

Brooks Note Winery

426 Petaluma Boulevard N.

This small, family-owned winery has recently opened a stunning tasting room in Petaluma — and it’s a must-visit. Our favorite part? They use grapes grown in Marin County. Be sure and try the 2019 Marin County Pinot Noir and Petaluma Gap Pinot. Keep an eye out for the just-bottled 2020 North Coast Pinot, which also uses Marin grapes.

Easy Rider

190 Kentucky Street

If Southern cuisine is your comfort food, Easy Rider is going to be your new favorite brunch spot. Think fried chicken and waffles (with chile maple syrup, honey butter and jalapeño jam) and pork belly with grits (by way of Cali, of course — it comes with poached eggs, sauce creole, asparagus, fennel salad). Enjoy!


120 Petaluma Boulevard N.

At Estuary, luxury and sustainability go hand in hand. The spacious store offers luxe bedding and home goods as well as gardening essentials and fashionable finds for the family. The store’s selection is extensive (and irresistible) so plan to spend some time here — you won’t be sorry.

Griffo Distillery

1320 Scott Street, Suite A

With spirits tastings, distillery tours, craft cocktails and delicious bites from the nearb