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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: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 42
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  • 7
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Two story brewery you eat in a "Must See" on State Street !

Perfect for a beer or two we did not eat here but just stopped on our way walking to the beach. Unique brews but needs some maturity in brewing styles. One of the beers seemed like it needed to be aged or lagered a little longer. The other was a Pomegranate flavored beer that was not very perry... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Alta Loma, California
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Needed to find screen to watch Manchester United with sons Found this on Main Street and staff found match and ensured on a screen and screens for all to watch from table Lovely food - great salmon salad and very decent pizza with endless refills on soft drinks Really interesting list of beers but had to refrain as driving Would... More 

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Alta Loma, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Perfect for a beer or two we did not eat here but just stopped on our way walking to the beach. Unique brews but needs some maturity in brewing styles. One of the beers seemed like it needed to be aged or lagered a little longer. The other was a Pomegranate flavored beer that was not very perry tasting needed... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Nice atmosphere - will be great to watch a game on the screens. Friendly waitresses (and I appreciate that she didn't just try to sell me anything she could - she was very honest - a very nice change). The clam chowder could have been hotter but the quality of the clams in the soup was outstanding. The pilsner I... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to the Santa Barbara Brewing Company! There is a variety of beer on tap and the menu has something delicious for everyone! The Rincon Red and blonde ale were good choices. We also enjoyed the Cobb and chicken Arugula salads. The location is convenient to shopping on State Street.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Everything you need for a pleasant evening. Fantastic selection of beers, lovely food and friendly staff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We visited twice during our stay in Santa Barbara. The beers are fabulous, such a wide range to chose from. They also serve great burgers!

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Food was excellent. Nice sport bar type atmosphere...Cruised the farmers market after dinner...Great

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Had fairly late dinner, restaurant was busy but not full. Service quick. Dishes around $15, well prepared large helpings. This is an active micro brewery, did not get a chance to taste the beer due to driving. They however have an interesting beer flight of five different beers in smallish glasses.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A great lunch. Not too many people but it wasn't a peak time. Early afternoon. Music was playing but not loudly. Lots of wait staff so were well looked after. Pork sliders and Pale Blonde Pilsner were a good combination. Yummo! Noticed a couple at another table having a 'tasting plate' of different beers. What a great idea. Have a... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Went looking to eat with our group about 9PM and most places on State Street close? I did not understand that since the area was hopping. We went over to Brewing Co and really enjoyed the service, drinks and food was good. I had the Tuna Wrap which i would do again, it was Ahi Tuna with veggies and a... More 

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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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?