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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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Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 107
    Excellent
  • 88
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
What a dump

Showed 4 stars on yelp out of 440 reviews but when we went in and saw the condition of the place and bathrooms I told my wife we are not eating at this dump. Disgusting and i wouldn't trust the food!

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Don R
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Showed 4 stars on yelp out of 440 reviews but when we went in and saw the condition of the place and bathrooms I told my wife we are not eating at this dump. Disgusting and i wouldn't trust the food!

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Sublime food, interesting entertainment, and delicious beer brewed in-house typify the experience at The Brewhouse. The jerked chicken was delicious, spicy and sweet. My experience at The Brewhouse was entirely positive. I also experienced the Brewhouse Enchiladas made with filet Mignon pieces, wild mushrooms, ancho-lime cream and pepper jack cheese served with black beans and a "Corn Cake". This was... More 

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Santa Barbara, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food was decent and the microbrews are interesting, including a spicy "Habanero Pilsener". The menu has standard fare at reasonable prices.

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Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The beer was excellent, our server was great to give us some good recommendations. I tried the IPA and Cherry Brown - both excellent while hubby tried the Golden Belgian. The food was very bland.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

If you're going for the beer alone, ignore this review. I spend half my free time at micro breweries and the beer at the Brewhouse was good. Just don't go for the service, which was probably the worst I've ever had, or the food, which was average. My husband and I stopped in on a slow Thursday night and were... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Had one night in Santa Barbara on a recent US trip. Was getting rather fed up of places with great trip advisor reviews not matching my experience, but with the Brewhouse it redeemed itself. Honey beer was a great first option, and the stout was some of the best I've tasted (and I've done a few UK real ale festivals... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I went here with my family since we were staying in a nearby hotel. I would not recommend going here after 4pm with family/kids. Looked like a great bar scene but not good for families. I had the bratwurst and it was so overcooked and dry, my wife had the Turkey Avocado and the sliced turkey was dryer than my... More 

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Sheffield
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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

great pub food, really high quality we were very impressed. friendly owner and great craft selection. they brew their own hear!! the food was excellent , dare you try the mega hot prawn!! i did and it was worth it!! definately recommend this place, the bar next door the neighbourhood seemed less welcoming.

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Milton, Massachusetts
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The seating is comfortable and service was attentive. We tried several beers and they were very good. We also had a good glass of local cabernet. The burger was very good. Value is excellent.

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Surrey
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Bustling, busy pub/restaurant. Extensive reasonably priced menu, with a huge choice of locally brewed beers. The live music was a bonus. We had a great evening.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
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?