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Surf Brewery

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4561 Market St, Suite A, Ventura, CA
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The first dedicated brewery in Ventura and Excellent

Surf Brewery opened over four years ago, I was a regular from the beginning and is another one of my regular spots. As this is a brewery, it does not serve food. There are food trucks that provide that service. When you arrive, peruse the main menu, look at the weekly hop rocket or ask John or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 28, 2015
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Ventura, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Surf Brewery opened over four years ago, I was a regular from the beginning and is another one of my regular spots. As this is a brewery, it does not serve food. There are food trucks that provide that service. When you arrive, peruse the main menu, look at the weekly hop rocket or ask John or Aaron for their... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Took a day trip to Ventura with family and friends and visited 4 breweries. Surf Brewery was the last one we visited and we are now heading home. The cool atmosphere set the bar high, but the slow, somber bartender quickly brought down the mood. We ordered a flight and enjoyed the beers. They had good, unique flavors. With a... More 

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Thank SusieQ625
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Great experience! Of course the beers are to die for. They had a food truck serving delicious affordable food parked by their front door. I can not wait to go back!

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Thank Carmen B
Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Very good beer creations, at least 10 varieties, and very nice staff! If you are a home brewer they sell supplies which is very cool!

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Thank AC19
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

A mixed bag, well established brewery on the craft scene, this place makes some very fine beers indeed, most especially the strawberry wheat, a lovely balanced bock and a clever assortment of IPAs, including an imperial IPA that should probably be illegal at 106 IBUs! Place is way too loud to enjoy conversation, especially when live music is happening but... More 

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Oak Park, California
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73 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

Surf Brewery is a tasting room and home brew supply store in one. Several tables and a bar to serve you some great microbrews. We tried a sampler. $2 for a 5 ounce pour. We tried the Mondo's Blonde Ale (Awesome), the Country Line Rye Pale Ale (also good, but Mondo's was better), Oil Piers Porter (soooo goood) and the... More 

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Rocklin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Craft beer tasting is one of my hobbies and I was not disappointed! In addition to the beer there was also a food truck on the premises that was serving Mexican food that was yummy as well.

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Thank Christopher L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I live this place so much. Tried their "short board" that included 4 samplers of your own choice. I liked the lemon wheat ale the most but all other beers were very good. Very relaxing and causal environment. They did not serve any foods here but they welcomed outside foods. It's is recommended you bought your foods from nearby restaurants... More 

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Thank Sunny S
Ventura, California
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is one of Ventura's first breweries. They have an awesome selection of beers from darks to IPA's. This has definitely become of the locals favorite after work spots. You also can't miss out on the delicious Mexican Food Truck that parks in front of the brewery nearly every night of the week. Made from scratch Mexican fare is a... More 

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Thank lindsaylauren2014
Oceanside, California
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410 reviews
289 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Decided to make a top at Surf Brewery on our way from Oceanside to the Santa Barbara area. The brewery was close to the freeway and easy to get to. The brewery was much larger than I expected and they have a mini home brew supply shop inside it as well. The decor was cool, the surf theme was well... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4561 Market St, Suite A, Ventura, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?