Artist rendering of the proposed Brewster's Beer Garden in Petaluma. Courtesy of Michael Goebel.

Artist rendering of the proposed Brewster’s Beer Garden in Petaluma. Courtesy of Michael Goebel.

Permits have been signed and work is set to get started on Brewster’s Beer Garden in downtown P-town. We’ve just gotten word from owner Mike Goebel that he’s planning a pretty ambitious space that will include a large restaurant with a beer garden (natch), bocce ball court, kids playground area and bar. “The site was phenomenal,” said Goebel by phone.

Artist rendering of the proposed Brewster's Beer Garden in Petaluma. Courtesy of Michael Goebel.

Artist rendering of the proposed Brewster’s Beer Garden in Petaluma. Courtesy of Michael Goebel.

“I like the people and the culture of Petaluma, and it’s nestled in with cool historic buildings right on the river,” he said of the now-parking lot near Buffalo Billiards on Petaluma Blvd North. Goebel is the owner of several bars in San Francisco and the restaurant, Mamacita.

Artist rendering of the proposed Brewster's Beer Garden in Petaluma. Courtesy of Michael Goebel.

Artist rendering of the proposed Brewster’s Beer Garden in Petaluma. Courtesy of Michael Goebel.

He’s tapped Chef Chris Beerman of the popular SF comfort food restaurant Citizens Band (also Boulevard, Conduit) to head the kitchen, which will focus on “barbecue influenced” food and local craft brews.

Goebel hopes to create a family-friendly space that includes the possibility of bringing in dessert food trucks or coffee carts to add to the experience. “I want something cool and  different, we think this is a really sweet opportunity,” Goebel said.

Expect between nine months and a year to opening.