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Union Ale Brewing Company

214 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3834
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Ranked #217 of 438 restaurants in Santa Barbara
Cuisines: Contemporary
Most recent review
- Jun 15, 2014
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22 reviews from our community

59% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Anthem, Arizona
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91 reviews 91 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Lots of local brews, both Santa Barbara and surrounding areas. Good creative food; had a burger and cobb salad. Will definitely return.

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Ensenada, Mexico
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Went to the union ale house for happy hour and had a great time. Great beer and service. Could not have been better. Local clientele were very helpful as far as recommending other places to go while in Santa Barbara. We will definitely be back for more great beer but next time we will stay for dinner as the food... More

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Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Great bar on the main street with stainless steel vats with spirit measuring devices and good bar food

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San Diego
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205 reviews 205 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013 via mobile

This place has you order food at the bar and then it is delivered to your table. They bring their own brewed beer in from offsite. I liked their IPA because it was smooth and tasted of a traditional English style IPA. Didn't have their food but it didn't look too impressive coming out of the kitchen. Beer prices are... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Concept of ordering your food and drinks at the bar with the bartender is a good one (though I prefer a waiter/waitress when I go to a restaurant/bar). However there should be more than one person serving the food. It took at least 30 minutes for us to receive our food. And we only ordered nachos! I felt bad for... More

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Bakersfield, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

A good place to hang out during the day or if looking for a place to party on the weekend. lots of beer choices and good mac n' cheese

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Danville, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Had lunch here this week with about 20 friends and family. Lot's of room, food was good, good selection of beers too! Great location to spring out for some wine tasting as it is next to SB Winery and Cork and Bottle tasting rooms. I would definitely put this on my list next time I'm in SB!!

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Solana Beach, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Went here to eat lunch and it was ok. Had a burger and an IPA which was local. Went back later in the evening and it was loud and there were drunk people and the bar tender paid no attention to me, seemed he was too busy talking to his drunk friends. I was going to eat dinner but decided... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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195 reviews 195 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

The Union Ale Company is a sort of fast casual style place. I sat at the bar around 6 and ordered a burger and a beer from an overwhelmed bartender. They have a lot of beers on tap (mostly IPA) and solid food. Actually my burger and fries were better than solid, they were top notch. I would have orders... More

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Thousand Oaks, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

On business for a week and I went here for dinner 3 times. Basic bar fare. Sandwiches, burgers and pizza. Sports bar atmosphere. I caught three hockey games. They were very nice to change channel on the TVs for me to watch the games. The only downfall was you had to order everything at the bar. No waiters or waitresses.... More

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