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Downtown Taproom

Turlock, Ca

Downtown Taproom

Dust Bowl’s original location, the Downtown Taproom, offers a more intimate scene. Guests will find a friendly vibe at the bar featuring 17 taps. The full-service restaurant offers an assortment of handcrafted pub fare. Neighboring bars and restaurants make this location a popular stop along Turlock’s Main Street corridor.

Featured at this location

  • 17 Taps
  • Growlers to-go
  • Retail Sales of Packaged Beer
  • Full-Service Restaurant
  • Patio Seating
  • Merch…Tees, Hats & More

Beer Menu

The Downtown Taproom offers 14 taps, primarily our own local brews on rotation along with cider and occasional guest beers. Specialty bottled beers and growlers to-go are available in the cold box.

Tier 1

Hops of Wrath IPA
Hazy Hops of Wrath
Taco Truck Lager
Taco Truck Amber
Black Cherry Seltzer
Lo-Cal Lager
Hobo Pilsner
California Line Vanilla Blonde
Dirty '30s

Tier 2

Chocolate Raspberry Kettle Sour

Tier 3

Super Tramp
Supine Mega IPA
Therapist IPA
The Great Impression Stock Ale
Public Enemy Baltic Porter
Coconut Porter

Tier 4

Guest Tap - Hard Ciders


CUPCAKE - Chardonnay | WILLIAM HILL - Chardonnay | JUSTIN - Sauvignon Blanc | LAMARCA - Prosecco | BUBBLY PINK OR PEACH - Moscato | SANGRIA (served over ice) | APOTHIC RED - Winemaker's Blend | LOUIS M. MARTINI - Cabernet | COLUMBIA - Merlot | J - Pinot Noir | HOUSE CHAMPAGNE

Al Pastor Flatbread $12

Red salsa, mozzarella cheese, yellow onions, pineapple, cilantro with an avocado sauce.

Artichoke Hearts $6

Hops of Wrath beer battered artichoke quarters served with chipotle & ranch dressings.

Bacon on a Stick $8

Four skewers of thick-cut bacon, dredged in our sweet & spicy rub then baked.

Buffalo Chicken Flatbread $12

Crispy chicken tossed in Buffalo sauce & mozzarella cheese drizzled with house ranch.

Calamari $10

Lightly breaded tubes & tentacles served with cocktail sauce & roasted garlic aioli.

Carne Asada Fries $14.5

Layers of crispy French fries topped with juicy sirloin steak, Monterey Jack & cheddar cheeses, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo & house made green sauce.

Substitute French fries for tortilla chips

Dust Bowl Chips $5

Lightly tossed in Parmesan with a side of BBQ sauce.

Fifty-Fifty Sliders (3) $10

Freshly ground Angus beef & bacon, grilled & served on fresh white mini buns with your choice of sharp cheddar, Swiss, Monterey Jack, Pepper Jack or Bleu cheese crumbles. Comes with Dust Bowl’s house spread.

Fish Tacos $12

Spicy battered cod fillet deep fried & served in four grilled corn tortillas topped with spicy cabbage then drizzled with house made cilantro lime dressing.

French Fries $4.5

Garlic – $5.5

Sweet potato – $6

Greek Flatbread $12

Marinara, mozzarella, artichoke hearts, black olives, cherry tomatoes, Feta crumbles drizzled with lemon oil

Grilled Cod Tostadas $10

Three tostadas with grilled cod, avocado, corn & black bean salsa drizzled with cilantro lime sauce.

Vegetarian style – $8

Hot Wings $12

Traditional bone-in wings tossed in Buffalo sauce. Served with bleu cheese or ranch & carrot & celery sticks.

BBQ sauce available upon request

Lettuce Wraps $9

Three wraps filled with Asian-style chicken, cucumbers, shredded carrots, tomatoes, jicama & cilantro tossed in our house made peanut butter dressing.

Mac-N-Cheesy Sticks $7

Five sticks of house mac-n-cheese made using our flagship IPA, Hops of Wrath, sharp cheddar and Pepper Jack cheeses, coated in bread crumbs, Parmesan & parsley. Served with extra dipping cheese sauce.

Okie Nachos $13.5

Crispy house potato chips with grilled chicken drizzled with our house BBQ sauce, topped with melted Monterey Jack & cheddar cheeses, house made ranch & chives. Served with a side of sour cream.

Okie Style Flatbread $11

Grilled chicken, melted Monterey Jack & cheddar cheeses, house BBQ sauce and ranch dressing drizzle & chives.

Onion Rings $7

Lightly fried with our Hops of Wrath beer batter & served with chipotle & ranch dressings.

Pork Belly Sliders $10

Seasoned Pork Belly glazed with Fire Honey sauce. We add sliced pickles and apple cider slaw

Pulled Pork Quesadilla $10

Our house made tangy & smoky pulled pork with a blend of Monterey Jack & cheddar cheeses, grilled onions & bell peppers in a grilled flour tortilla served with guacamole, sour cream & pico de gallo on the side.

Soft Pretzel $4

House made daily, served with honey mustard & our Hops of Wrath cheese sauce.

Spicy Hawaiian Flatbread $12

Marinara, mozzarella, ham, pineapple, jalapeños and a spicy dressing.

Squeakers $7

Hilmar Cheese Company cheese curds, lightly fried with our Hops of Wrath beer batter & served with marinara.

Turkey Sliders (3) $10

Freshly ground turkey with feta, pesto & breadcrumbs, grilled & served on fresh wheat mini buns with pesto spread & your choice of sharp cheddar, Swiss, Monterey Jack, Pepper Jack or Bleu cheese crumbles.

Cobb $12

Fresh greens with diced chicken, bacon, hard-boiled eggs, avocado, tomatoes, bleu cheese crumbles & house made Italian dressing on the side.

Fiesta $11

Fresh greens, avocado, jicama, black beans, tomatoes, corn salsa, cilantro, tortilla strips, cheddar & Monterey Jack cheese served with a side of house made cilantro-lime dressing.

House $7

Fresh greens served with tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, house made croutons, shredded cheddar & Monterey Jack cheese.

House Made Dressings

Bleu Cheese, Honey Mustard, Buttermilk Ranch, Thousand Island, Balsamic, Italian, Cilantro-Lime, Vinaigrette, Orange Vinaigrette, Spicy Ranch, Poppy Seed, & Oil/Vinegar.

Add Crispy or Grilled Chicken for $4, Grilled Steak for $6 to any salad

Pear Gorgonzola $11

Spring greens, pear slices, gorgonzola crumbles, golden raisins and candied walnuts served with house made balsamic dressing on the side.

Soup $4

Cup with fresh sliced bread

Bowl with fresh sliced bread – $7

DAILY- Tomato & Bell Pepper, Classic Gazpacho
WED- Creamy Chicken Enchilada
THUR- Corn Chowder
FRI- Clam Chowder (Bread Bowl – $8.5)
SAT- Dust Bowl Chili
SUN- Baked Potato

Taco Salad $12

Lettuce, pinto & kidney beans, cheddar & Jack cheese, tortilla strips, diced avocado, pico de gallo & seasoned ground beef, topped with sour cream & a side of spicy ranch.

Wedge $9

Iceberg quarter with bacon, bleu cheese crumbles, cherry tomatoes, green onions & blue cheese dressing drizzled on top.

BBQ Pulled Pork Skillet Mac-N-Cheese $15

Dust Bowl’s house recipe pulled pork, then house made mac-n-cheese with Hops of Wrath gouda cheese, topped with garlic cracker crumbles.

Buffalo Chicken Sandwich $13

Three crispy strips tossed in buffalo sauce topped with Swiss, bacon & house made ranch with lettuce, onions, tomatoes & shaved pickles on the side. Served on a sweet bun.

Burger $14.5

Half-pound Angus beef grilled & served with Dust Bowl’s house spread & choice of sharp cheddar, Monterey Jack, Swiss, Pepper Jack, bleu cheese or pimento spread with lettuce, onions, tomatoes & shaved pickles on the side.

California Grilled Cheese $13

Cheddar and Monterey Jack on thick-cut white bread. We add our thick cut seasoned bacon, tomato and house made guacamole.

Caprese Sandwich $10.5

On herb bread with house made pesto, balsamic dressing, Roma tomatoes & mozzarella, served warm.

Add chicken – $3

Chicken Salad Sandwich $13

Chicken salad made with mayo, sour cream, red onion, celery, apricots and dried cranberries served on a fresh croissant.

Chicken Sandwich $12

Grilled boneless breast marinated in lemon, olive oil, oregano, salt & pepper, served on a wheat bun with your choice of sharp cheddar, Monterey Jack, Swiss, Pepper Jack, bleu cheese or pimento spread with lettuce, onions, tomatoes, shaved pickles & BBQ sauce on the side.

Chicken Strips $11

A basket full of crispy chicken strips served with a side of ranch.

Club Sandwich $12

Layers of turkey, bacon, lettuce & tomatoes with mayonnaise & our house made tomato jam served on toasted sourdough bread.

Cubano $14

Sliced pork shoulder, ham, Swiss cheese and pickles with honey mustard drizzle on a Ciabatta roll.

Fajita Steak Sandwich $14.5

Thin-sliced sirloin topped with grilled onions, bell peppers and pepper jack cheese. Served warm on a ciabatta roll.

Fifty-Fifty Burger $14.5

A big version of our fifty-fifty sliders. Freshly ground Angus beef & bacon grilled & served with Dust Bowl’s house spread & choice of sharp cheddar, Monterey Jack, Swiss, Pepper Jack, bleu cheese or pimento spread with lettuce, onions, tomatoes & shaved pickles on the side.

Fish-N-Chips $13

Alaskan cod battered in our Hops of Wrath beer batter served with house made tartar sauce.

French Dip $12.5

Loaded with our freshly roasted beef on a ciabatta roll served with house made au jus. Side of horseradish spread upon request.

Mac-N-Cheesy Burger $15

Freshly ground Angus beef with bacon, melted cheddar cheese, topped with our creamy fried mac-n-cheese & house made garlic mayonnaise spread.

Old-Fashioned Grilled Cheese $9

Sharp cheddar & Monterey Jack on fresh thick-cut white bread.

Patty Melt $15

Freshly ground Angus beef patty with caramelized onions, Swiss cheese and house made dressing on thick cut white bread.

PB&J Burger $14.5

Modern twist on two old-fashioned favorites. Freshly ground Angus beef, grilled & served on a wheat bun with creamy peanut butter, grape jelly, crispy bacon & cheddar cheese.

Pretzel Bun Burger $15

Freshly ground Angus beef with onion strings, fried jalapeños, honey mustard, Hops of Wrath cheese sauce on a fresh pretzel bun.

Reuben Sandwich $13

Thin-sliced pastrami served with grilled sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and topped with Dust Bowl’s house spread on marble rye bread.

Turkey Burger $13.5

A big version of our turkey sliders. Freshly ground turkey with feta, pesto & bread crumbs, grilled & served on a fresh wheat bun with pesto spread & choice of sharp cheddar, Swiss, Monterey Jack, Pepper Jack or bleu cheese.

50-50 Sliders (2) On White Buns $7

Chicken Strips (2) $7

Choice of Beverage

Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sierra Mist, Mountain Dew, Dr. Pepper, Mug Root Beer, Lemonade

White or Chocolate Milk +$1

Choice of Side

Classic Fries, House Chips or Carrot Sticks & Ranch

Fish-N-Chips (2) $7

Grilled Cheese On White Bread $7

Pasta | Marinara or Butter $7

Turkey Sliders (2) On Wheat Buns $7

Bar Cookie Jar $3

Extra-large, fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies at the bar.

Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie $7

Chocolate chip cookie served warm and topped with a scoop of French vanilla ice cream, finished with chocolate sauce, home made whipped cream & crushed Oreos. Perfect for two!

Classic Cheesecake $6

Rich, creamy house made classic cheesecake with a non-traditional white cake crust, topped with a caramel drizzle.

Double Rainbow® Ice Cream by the Scoop

French vanilla, chocolate or strawberry.

1 Scoop $3

2 Scoops $4.5

3 Scoops $6

Ice Cream Sandwich $5.5

Two classic favorites come together. Fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies surround a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a simply delicious treat.

Old-Fashioned Root Beer Float $5.5

Two scoops of French vanilla ice cream & root beer.

Warm Brownie À La Mode $6.5

Rich chocolate brownie served warm with a scoop of French vanilla ice cream & drizzled with caramel sauce.