Taps is Moving: Where Should the Pub Go?

Taps has been without hot food service for nearly a week and is in a dispute with its landlord.

A screenshot of Taps' Facebook page.
A screenshot of Taps' Facebook page.
It hasn't been able to serve hot food for almost a week, and now local bar Taps is looking for a new location.

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports the pub's kitchen exhaust hood failed after a busy lunch and now the owner of the bar and the owner of the hotel where it's located disagree about who should pay to fix it.

“He [Terry Andrews, the owner of Hotel Petaluma since last year] is basically forcing us to look for a new space,” Taps owner Eric Lafranchi told the Press Democrat. “We feel comfortable going somewhere else. With the awesome customer base we have, we feel like we can set up shop anywhere and people will trust our vision.”

Andrews said he's also comfortable with the pub packing up and leaving, and may convert the space back into an entrance to the hotel, as it was originally, according to the Press Democrat.

Taps is currently located at 205 Kentucky St., in the first floor of the Hotel Petaluma.


So where should Taps go? Would you follow it to the ends of the Earth, or should the bar make sure to stay in a certain area? Tell us in the comments section below.
Maggie Hohle September 05, 2013 at 08:21 PM
I heard Taps was moving in near Dempsey's... Hope they stay within walking distance of downtown! We love TAPS!
Katherine Diego September 06, 2013 at 12:02 AM
Love Taps. Good luck!
ibiskoren September 06, 2013 at 10:58 AM
the riverside bistro , or old wells fargo office or the hair salon location next to 24 hour on the blvd.
renatacb September 06, 2013 at 12:16 PM
Stay downtown! Sad to see you move - loved the feel of the current spot. Riverside Bistro? Good luck.
Brett Sklove September 06, 2013 at 01:58 PM
We'd love to have Taps on the Eastside!
mickid13 September 06, 2013 at 05:18 PM
keep it downtown. We love that bar
Bill Fishman September 06, 2013 at 05:43 PM
There is the warehouse with a big covered veranda on Copeland Street, right over the fence from the CVS Pharmacy and Mary's Pizza and across from the Dairyman's Feed mill. The place cries out to be a brew pub or public house of some sort; but somebody would have to do something about the deplorable condition of Copeland Street.
Lynn Friedrichsen Cunningham September 07, 2013 at 10:17 AM
You have what it takes to make this situation work to your advantage! I love TAPS! Good Luck!
Justin Bullock September 23, 2013 at 04:15 PM
I LOVE Taps! Favorite place in Petaluma. I hate to see them go. That location was super cool. But I will definitely follow TAPS!!
Karina Ioffee October 09, 2013 at 12:39 AM
It's an end of an era for Taps. So many fun memories at the old spot on Kentucky and Washington Street.


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