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Union Ale Brewing Company

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214 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3834
805-845-2222
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good Times

The beer was great! The atmosphere was fun! We sat at the bar and I must say the bartender was totally slammed since right after we came in a group doing a pub crawl came in, but she handled things great. We had a wonderful time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Ulvgirl
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Alta Loma, California
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31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Alta Loma, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The beer was great! The atmosphere was fun! We sat at the bar and I must say the bartender was totally slammed since right after we came in a group doing a pub crawl came in, but she handled things great. We had a wonderful time.

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We sat down at the window, facing the people on State Strret. Enjoyed good brew, really classy burger and liked the athmosphere in the bar, mixing micro-brewery style with classic sportsbar. Good value, good fun

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Oceano
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We felt like the waitress would have preferred we ordered from the bar. Didn't tell us about any specials, even though it was happy hour. The food was ok, bottle of Bud Light was $5. All in all, as a couple from out of town, wish we had chosen somewhere else. Save your money...

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Saint John, NB
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Previous reviewer seemed a bit over the top. We were greeted by nice bartenders and were treated well. The wings and salad we enjoyed thoroughly. The place was referred to by a friend who steered us to many great places in Santa Barbara. Thanks for the nice night out Union Ale Brew House.

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Santa Barbara, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This place should only be experienced at night, when even ugly women look like 10's. In raw daylight, it's dirty in the corners, a smell of sanitizer hangs in the air, and the nearly empty bar/restaurant is half closed, like the eyes of the barman/waiter. Inappropriately loud music probably not turned down from the night before makes it hard to... More 

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victorville ca
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121 reviews 121 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Please, if you love a good burger, eat at Union Ale Brewing Company. No joke. Order the Baby Got Back Burger and I promise you will be loving life. Gorgonzola...yummm. Pig candy (aka brown sugar bacon) omgosh...fried onions, baby kale, garlic steak sauce.... I can't even continue without my mouth watering. While I didn't have any beer, it looked like... More 

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San Diego, California
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303 reviews 303 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
263 helpful votes 263 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A lot of local brews from around the region. We were just walking down State Street when we happened to come across this interesting brew house. The service is great, with a real local feel. Good hoppy IPAS! :)

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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

You can get a liter of beer in an awesome German stein...what more do you need? This place was always good for watching games (especially Lakers games) and the food's pretty good too.

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Anthem, Arizona
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151 reviews 151 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 214 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3834
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: 805-845-2222

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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