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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.


Standard Beers

Change Order
Cucumber Saison
Black Cherry Twister
California Line Vanilla Blonde
Taco Truck Amber
Taco Truck Lager
Dirty '30s
Hops of Wrath IPA

Big Beers

PB&J Kettle Sour
10 Lizzy Scotch Ale
Mouthful of Miracles
Citrus Fruit Tramp
Belgian Blonde with Blueberries
Black Soul Crusher
Therapist IPA

Guest Tap - Hard Ciders

Ace Pineapple Cider
Extra Crisp Apple Cider

Wine

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 $11

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 $10

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 $13.5

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 $11

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.

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