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Santa Barbara Brewing Co

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501 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 730-1040
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Drinks, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 124
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
great beer and food

We ordered those sample small glasses of different types of beer and we liked them all. The place is lively and casual, we enjoyed our lunch very much, we had hamburgers. Staff were friendly. It's on State Street, where there are many shops and things to see, so it's the perfect place to stop for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Maira C
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Ribeirao Preto, SP
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Ribeirao Preto, SP
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125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered those sample small glasses of different types of beer and we liked them all. The place is lively and casual, we enjoyed our lunch very much, we had hamburgers. Staff were friendly. It's on State Street, where there are many shops and things to see, so it's the perfect place to stop for meals.

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Thank Maira C
Burlington, Vermont
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200 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in while visiting the area for lunch on a Sunday. Had all the NFL games on and even though it was very busy figured out how to get us seated (family of 5) to watch our preferred game. Sophia took great care of us from the start. The food was good and the beer selections were nice. After eating,... More 

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Thank Jiberjab
United Kingdom
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546 reviews
410 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We called in for an appy and a couple of beers. The only thing that let it down was the service was very slow. The beer and in particular the potato skins were exellent

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Thank UkSil
London
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48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Had a simple supper here,decent food served quickly by young staff.Despite its name,it serves more than bee!

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1 Thank LondonChrisP
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Went here for dinner the other night because it was indoors and had the game on. The party of four had burgers, a pizza, and a wrap. A few thoughts from the short visit: Pros: -Whiteout pizza was tasty -clam chowder was great Cons: -they were"out" of 2 of the 3 IPAs that we tried to order -service was very... More 

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Thank Peter H
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

We spent our Sunday watching football and eating great bar food. There are a ton of televisions and the seating is spread out so that everyone can watch their own games. Service was great and the Seahawks won so it was a great Sunday.

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1 Thank Tom H
Phoenix, Arizona
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142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

I loved all the beers I tried and the location and building are fabulous! Sadly, we were too full to eat but it looked like a great place to watch a game and have some wonderful food! HH deals were terrific and service was friendly!

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Thank sparkysgrl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Busy place during football Sunday. Servers were very attentive and willing to do flights of beer even with the crowd and hard to keep track of who was coming and going. The sunshine turkey burger was outstanding, we've had our 'benchmark' turkey burger standard for years, and now we have to reconsider that bench:-). Also, I try Cobb salads everywhere... More 

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Thank Vicky M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

We shared the pulled pork sandwich, pork quesadilla and a flight of beer. The beer and service was good, the pork was great. State street was quiet on Monday night but this venue was a bit more lively.

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Thank Marino F
Newcastle, Australia
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41 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

We ate here a few times on our recent visit to Santa Barbara and was extremely impressed with the friendly service ,large meals and great menu. We enjoyed every dish we ate so Im sure everything is great. Nice cold beers also. Will miss hanging out at this place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 501 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: (805) 730-1040

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Pub, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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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?