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Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

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1075 East 20th Street, Chico, CA
530.345.2739
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Today
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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  • 155
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food. Long wait

We probably should have expected it, but we waited a VERY long time to get seated for dinner here on a Saturday evening. It wasn't worth the wait. The atmosphere was very very noisy, so much so that it was hard to talk with the others sitting at our table. The menu doesn't have much variety... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Wildwoodatheart
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Santa Rosa
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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273 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Santa Rosa
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127 reviews 127 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We probably should have expected it, but we waited a VERY long time to get seated for dinner here on a Saturday evening. It wasn't worth the wait. The atmosphere was very very noisy, so much so that it was hard to talk with the others sitting at our table. The menu doesn't have much variety. This is basic bar... More 

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Oroville
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I've eaten there many times, and it's always good food and an upbeat atmosphere! In the summer, if you're lucky, you can snag one of the tables out on the patio.

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Chico, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I have been to two birthday parties here in the last month or so. Both times were big groups of 20 plus. Had a great time. Was amazed at how good the servers were at remembering drink and food orders. Did have to wait about an hour for tables to open up but spent the time at the bar area... More 

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Paradise,CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I love the food at Sierra Nevada, always fresh and tasty. I don't happen to drink, but my husband really enjoys the beer sampler. The only drawback is that it's very noisy in the dining room, in the nice weather there is outside seating but otherwise don't go there on a first date or when wanting to get to know... More 

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Chico, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

First begin with a tour of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Go onto their website and make your reservation before you get here because they get full. After the tour, the beer tasting is informative and free! Mosey on down to the dining room and get your name on the waiting list. The beer sampler is great if you didn't already... More 

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Chico, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is more than just a restaurant. It is common to have a 30+ minute wait, especially when Chico State is in session and students parents are in town. The solution to the wait is to take the free tour of the brewery. The tour guides are quite knowledgeable about the brewing process, and you will be amazed at how... More 

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Chico, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Sierra Nevada is Chico institution with an environmentally green, philanthropic way of doing business - they are very special in that way. The food, beer, service and ambience is good - not great compared to other restaurants and breweries in bigger cities - but you are always guaranteed a fine meal. My only complaint is they don't take reservations so... More 

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Chico, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I think the Sierra Nevada tap room is by far the best entertainment venue in northern California. Even if you skip tasting the finest beers in the world and pass on one of the most delightful pub menus anywhere, the Sierra Nevada Brewery is a must be visited destination for travelers and locals.

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Orland, CA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

The service is excellent and the food is high quality. We enjoy the atmosphere and especially enjoy the outdoor dining when the weather permits. This is a great date night restaurant or bring the whole family!

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Nortre Califonkneeonee
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109 reviews 109 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Always busy, lots of Beer Tourists. Food is very good but I never go there unless friends insist. Just too busy, loud for eating average to very good food. The dining room itself is laid out really nice and area clean despite the crowds. My staples are the sausage plate or the Fish and chips which are good. More complex... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1075 East 20th Street, Chico, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
  • Phone Number: 530.345.2739

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?