Firehouse Grill and Brewery (CLOSED)

111 S. Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA, 94086, United States
(408) 773-9500
Latitude: 37.37744, Longitude: -122.03015


  • Monday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 10:30 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM – 10:30 PM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM – 10:30 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Sunday: 9:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 4.25 | Atmosphere: 3.83 | Service: 3.92 | Food: 3.00
out of 100
Overall Beer Mapping Score
Based on 3 reviews.
Score from Google Reviews:
out of 5
View Google reviews
If you were logged in, you could review or add photos. Or check-in to keep track of your visits.

Log in | Sign up

dWiGhT (5)
Saturday 14th of August 2010 02:06:31 AM
Steve is an awesome brewer but it seems that they are trying to convert FH into a Hooters. The limit of beers seem to be the amount of tanks that they have so at any one time there is maybe 1-2 great beers on tap and the rest (2-3) that pay the bills. Given this, I still make it a point to see what awesomeness that Steve has on tap. ": )

Recently I've eaten there (appetizers) and I have to say that the quality of the food has dropped SIGNIFICANTLY... eat somewhere else but come here for Steve's Brews!
Selection: 4.25 | Atmosphere: 3 | Service: 3.25 | Food: 2.0

usmakusma (30)
Friday 8th of January 2010 11:28:08 AM
This place seemed to be more of a regulars type of bar. The glass behind the bar looked into the brewing area, there was also an upstairs that we didn't go to.
The beers they had were:
Heff: it was my fav. nothing super special or anything though.
Pale Ale: A bit hoppy, seemed like an IPA more than a Pale ale.
Scotch ale: It was alright but served too cold
Dubbel: Good but again served too cold.
Imperial Stout: Hoppy bite at the end but not bad.

We then asked about another Pilsner that wasn't in the sampler, apparently it was a guest tap so it wasn't included but the bartender gave us a sample for free.

After drinking our sampler a little bit the brewer came out and gave us a sample of a new beer that they are working on, it was an Imperial red that wasn't done yet. It was a little sweet which makes sense since it wasn't done yet. But it was nice talking to the brewer, he knew about a lot of the brewerys in our area (we were there on vacation).

We did see a fruit fly there as well.
Selection: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 4.25 | Service: 4.75 | Food: N/A

BahHumBrew (555)
Monday 17th of September 2007 02:25:40 PM
EDIT: 01/09 Been back several times since original review. House brew taps seem to be better managed and there are several new styles appearing seasonally plus a cider and guest brews are also available. I've tried the Maibock, Irish Stout, Abbey Tripel and Imperial Stout and enjoyed them all. Table service was slow which has been the case on several visits but bar service is fine.
There is a medium size bar with an good size tall table area. The dining area is across from the bar and upstairs plus there is table seating out front on the sidewalk and on the back patio.
They usually have 5 or 6 house brews on tap but I've been there when several were tapped out. On past visits, I particularly liked the Red Ale which had a nice deep red color.
The menu includes a good range of salads, sandwiches, pizza and pasta plus several entrees (rotisserie items are a specialty). There is parking out back and the Sunnyvale CalTrain station is right across the street.
Selection: 4 | Atmosphere: 4.25 | Service: 3.75 | Food: 4.5

not_lance (1)
Thursday 12th of July 2007 10:08:49 PM

This person needs 3 or more reviews on the site for their scores to start counting.

In Sunnyvale on a business trip, I went looking for beer and food after work. I ended up at Firehouse. It was a Tuesday night and the place was dead. Firehouse is a "sports bar" I guess, becase they had around a dozen tv's tuned to espn all around the bar. Coulda done without that. I sat at the bar waited for the bartender to take my order. The bartender ignored me for awhile, even though I was sitting right in front of him. He finally asked what I wanted, and I ordered an IPA. He reached into the cooler for a glass, and was really annoyed when I asked him for a room temperature glass. The IPA was bland, flavorless, and served way too cold. Bittering hops were ok, but the beer lacked aroma and body. I order grilled salmon for dinner, and it was done very nicely. So... food ok, service, beer, and atmosphere bad.
Selection: 2 | Atmosphere: 2 | Service: 0.75 | Food: 4.0
Tap List - 01/09
Tap List - 01/09
Image credit: BahHumBrew
Uploaded: January 25, 2009 01:28 PM
Tanks and taps
Tanks and taps
Image credit: BahHumBrew
Uploaded: April 23, 2008 11:21 AM
Tap List - 04/08
Tap List - 04/08
Image credit: BahHumBrew
Uploaded: April 23, 2008 11:21 AM
Rear entry from parking lot
Rear entry from parking lot
Image credit: BahHumBrew
Uploaded: September 17, 2007 02:01 PM
Fire House entry
Fire House entry
Image credit: BahHumBrew
Uploaded: September 17, 2007 01:59 PM
LocationTypeBeer Mapping ScoreGoogle ScoreDistance
Off the Rails Brewing Co Brewpub 0.00 miles away)
Murphy's Law Beer Bar/Restaurant 0.03 miles away)
Fuego Sports Bar Club Beer Bar/Restaurant 0.04 miles away)
Fibbar MaGees Beer Bar/Restaurant 78.3 4.3 out of 5 0.05 miles away)
Scruffy Murphy's Beer Bar/Restaurant 76.7 0.08 miles away)
TAP'T Beer and Kitchen Beer Bar/Restaurant 0.13 miles away)
TL Beer Garden Beer Bar/Restaurant 3.7 out of 5 1.22 miles away)
Beverages and more! - Sunnyvale Beer Store 71.7 1.54 miles away)
St John's Bar and Grill Beer Bar/Restaurant 81.7 1.93 miles away)
Essential Spirits Brewery 5 out of 5 1.94 miles away)
Faultline Brewing Company Brewpub 82.2 4 out of 5 2.14 miles away)
Rabbit's Foot Meadery Brewery 83.3 2.81 miles away)
Steak Out Beer Bar/Restaurant 2.91 miles away)
Steins Beer Garden Beer Bar/Restaurant 90.0 4.2 out of 5 2.97 miles away)
Tied House Cafe and Brewery - Mountain View Brewpub 77.2 3.03 miles away)
BJ's Brewhouse - Cupertino Beer Bar/Restaurant 86.7 3.18 miles away)
Whole Foods Market - Cupertino Beer Store 75.0 3.77 miles away)
Bobby's Liquor Beer Store 3.93 miles away)
Francesea's Sports Bar Beer Bar/Restaurant 4.33 miles away)
Whole Foods Market - Los Altos Beer Store 4.65 miles away)
Beverages and more! - Mt View Beer Store 86.7 4.74 miles away)
Beverages and more! - Santa Clara Beer Store 4.80 miles away)
First and Main Sports Lounge Beer Bar/Restaurant 78.3 4.80 miles away)
More Flavor! Homebrew 4.8 out of 5 4.87 miles away)
Harry's Hofbrau - San Jose Beer Bar/Restaurant 5.11 miles away)
Boynton Liquors Beer Store 5.19 miles away)
Gordon Biersch - SJC airport Beer Bar/Restaurant 2.2 out of 5 5.54 miles away)
Wicked Chicken Beer Bar/Restaurant 4 out of 5 5.62 miles away)
Brit, The - SJC airport Beer Bar/Restaurant 5.67 miles away)
Yard House - San Jose Beer Bar/Restaurant 4.2 out of 5 5.89 miles away)