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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 - 11:00 pm
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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, Reservations

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  • 40
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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
Great place to catch a beer

Right across street from the hotel we were staying at so it was convenient to catch a beer. Large place, so ample seating. Staff was pleasant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Right across street from the hotel we were staying at so it was convenient to catch a beer. Large place, so ample seating. Staff was pleasant.

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Landenberg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

First stop on our trip north out of LA to Sonoma Valley. Looking to relax for a late lunch. Arrived on a Friday afternoon around 3:30. On a corner easy to find. As expected for late afternoon, plenty of tables. Seated and serviced promptly, Nice variety of cold beer. Food was good, not great, typical bar food. Fit the bill... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

3 words for you if you do decide to dine at the Santa Barbara Brewing Co it's all about their: pulled pork nachos My husband and I were staying at a nearby hotel and decided to try some local brews. We decidedly to order a flight which included a blonde, Oktoberfest, saison, pale ale, and an IPA. At the end... More 

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southern california
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

After seeing all the great reviews, we had to try it! This place was PACKED since it was the NCAA final game. We were lucky to get a table! It was a lot of fun. Kids even enjoyed it. Food and service was really good. We had the pulled pork nachos, Ahi salad and garlic fries. Tried a beer sampler... More 

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Orange County,California,United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a great stop for a bite to eat along the 101. I sat at the bar and enjoyed happy hour on a Tuesday afternoon. The staff was attentive and the fare was just as good. The happy hour wings were better than most places and the beers were solid. I recommend the Saison de Finale if they have... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

These are the "in" places to eat now. There is definitely something for everyone, but I don't think the quality is great. I was told their pizza was fabulous but was only ok. The restaurant was nice.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The beer was good. I would personally recommend the Pacific Pale Ale and the Stout. For meals, I won't order the Diablo Burger and especially the Chili Cheese Fries as a side again. Price-for-value was still ok.

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I put bar first because my friends and I mainly come here to have some drinks, watch sports and eat some food. Haven't really been here solely to eat...Needless to say, I enjoy the energy and fun crowd that typically fill this place! Definitely my favorite place to watch sports and have a good time. It doesn't hurt that the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Great service, excellent food and really good price - what else can anyone ask for? Oh, I forgot to mention the really good beer on tap. I highly recommend the IPA

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

It's good to seek out local beers in the US and avoid the horror that is Bud Light, Michelob etc..... This place has a good selection, you can order a sampler to try a range of what's on offer. We didn't eat but there was a good atmosphere - music, people watching sport, friendly staff. Definitely worth a look.

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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 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?