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Twin Oaks Tavern Celebrates Revamp

Earlier this year, Sonoma County pub worried a bit when they heard that Penngrove-favorite Twin Oaks Tavern had been sold, to HopMonk Tavern owner Dean Biersch. But as one of the area’s most popular roadhouses, the place is back after a tidy renovation, and better than ever.

With a stable of three HopMonks in Sonoma, Sebastopol and Novato, Biersch is a popular Sonoma County business owner, and well known for his first-class approach to live music, quality pub food and top-notch beers. But since opening in 1924, the Oaks has focused on neighborhood locals, wooing them with local music, cold beer, cowboy food like pan fried chicken, and relaxed roadhouse hospitality popular with farmers.

To bring in youngsters – and hipsters? Oh my.

Yet Biersch has brought in more love, overhauling the kitchen for a more extensive menu and better cooking, installing a new bar and draft system offering 18 craft taps alongside a broader array of boutique bottled beers, slapping on new paint inside and out, and adding a bigger deck for more live music, plus a new dance floor and vintage jukebox cranking Hank Williams, Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd and more.

In one significant change, the outdoor beer garden has been expanded, and the pub’s operating license has been changed to allow families with children to enjoy, too.

For eating, everyone can appreciate bite likes classic French onion soup, chili and corn bread with honey butter, Penngrove’s own Yanni's sausages, loaded potato skins, a burger with wedge fries, a fried chicken sandwich, and Caribbean pulled pork sandwich.

5745 Old Redwood Hwy., Penngrove, 707-795-5118, www.twinoaksroadhouse.com.

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