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The Brewhouse

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229 W Montecito St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (Formerly Brewhouse)
(805) 884-4664
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 29
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  • 6
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Neighborhood Delight

A local hot spot with great music and fabulous staff. Try the tripel and the enchiladas. I always make time for the Brewhouse whenever I'm in SB. It can get a little loud but you can always do carryout if you prefer.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

A local hot spot with great music and fabulous staff. Try the tripel and the enchiladas. I always make time for the Brewhouse whenever I'm in SB. It can get a little loud but you can always do carryout if you prefer.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Their specialty "Mushroom Enchildas" the staff friendly and caring and knowledgeable of other places to visit.

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

As a local, I've been going to the Brewhouse for many years now and it's a Great casual place if you want a "Lively Beer and a Tasty Crowd" (or, the other way around...lol). Pete, the Brewmaster is very friendly and usually around close-by (and sometimes even sober hahaha), and he always loves to talk shop...ie: BEER! (ask him to... More 

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Fresno, California
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you are looking for a less touristy place to have a meal and a good beer, this is it. They had good food and great beer for a modest price, when compared to the typical places in a tourist mecca like Santa Barbara. Service was laid back, but good. This is certainly not 5 star dining. After all, it... More 

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Had the ribs all you could eat. I have never seen ribs that big before. The apricot beer, so good. There full size salads are huge. Great down to earth atmosphere.

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Esbjerg, Denmark
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This place was located very close to our hotel and it was one of the places our hotel concierge suggested. Typical American sports bar kind of place with something to eat for everyone. Food was pretty average, but it matched the price level OK. Place was quite noisy and that definitely influenced our general eating experience. Service was great and... More 

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Vacaville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Good value Happy Hour. Nice varieties of beers. Local feel. Near train station. Food options were available but were eating at the Wharf. Can be noises but part of the scene.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I loved this place. The title says it all... it's not on State St, but it's not far out of the way. It's definitely worth the short trip from State St. for this place.

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Santa Barbara, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The 30-somethings fill this place, but you'll see families in the early dinner hours. The food is pretty darned good. Nothing too fancy but in general, healthy and tasty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

If you want an authentic Santa Barbara restaurant experience with great beer and amazing food then you should visit the Brewhouse. Only place in town with free live music 4-5 nights per week. Huge menu; everything from basic pub grub to pistachio encrusted salmon, bacon wrapped fillet and signature dishes like the enchiladas that you will only find here. Relaxed... More 

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Additional Information about The Brewhouse

Address: 229 W Montecito St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (Formerly Brewhouse)
Phone Number: (805) 884-4664
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: American, Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 229 W Montecito St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (Formerly Brewhouse)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: (805) 884-4664

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Pub
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?