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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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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 124
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  • 105
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 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
Beer and sun, what a combination.

Excellent selection of craft beers and awesome grilled artichokes. The seating is hit and miss if you want to sit outside. Dog friendly for sure and you have to try the grilled artichokes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Marc H
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English first
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Excellent selection of craft beers and awesome grilled artichokes. The seating is hit and miss if you want to sit outside. Dog friendly for sure and you have to try the grilled artichokes.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Went here for dinner during an overnight stay in Santa Barbara. Food was great - I had the jerk chicken and it was very tasty. You have to accept that other patrons are there for a few drinks (at least if you sit outside) so it's not your usual dinner atmosphere but food is definitely good.

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Berkeley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We had a great meal at the Brewhouse in Santa Barbara and loved that they welcomed our dogs with open arms (and an excellent, generous doggie menu). The patio seating is especially good for dogs and people, since it is fenced off from the street. The service, once we were seated, was excellent, and the food was delicious. The only... More 

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Somers, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We had the prime rib and the ribs. My son said the ribs were the best he ever had! The prime rib was tender with good accompaniments.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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Restaurant Details

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