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Half Moon Bay Brewing Company

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$$ - $$$
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390 Capistrano Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-4061 (Hwy. 1)
+1 650-728-2739
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Grapevine, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Friday nights here is fun, had the fried artichokes which were very good! Great atmosphere always a favorite when we visit. Great beer if you like small batch.

Thank bnbyoung
Braunston, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We managed to find a table for three adults and one toddler in the packed bar, during Happy Hour. This was not a first visit, but it was a first time eating in the bar. The atmosphere was great: lively, and relaxed. The food was excellent: in particular the Kobi burger, and the seafood fajitas.

Thank Lyndsay2020
Pacifica, California
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When we find ourselves in half moon bay the brewery is a great place to stop in for lunch or dinner. They often have live music on the weekends and they have a wide selection of beer. It's very family friendly and we've always enjoyed our food here.

Thank mb95
Newman, California
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made reservations for a party of 10. Ranging in ages 12 - 63. We were having a girl weekend and celebrating my niece's 23rd birthday. This place was very busy, yet we were seated immediately. Our server was Matt. He did a wonderful job. I ordered the crispy fish taco, 1/2 size. It was plenty to fill me up.... More 

Thank Teri051
Sacramento, California
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157 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The brewery packs a wealth of beers. Ten were available the day we visited. The have a nice variety from kolsch, red ale, pale ale, a variety of IPAs and an interesting coffee brewed ale. The food menu looks great as well. They have offerings for vegetarians as well.

Thank danielKeiran
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great lunch, Sat before New Years. It was a beautiful day and every place with a patio was an hour+ wait. Stopped here and the same story but the host offered we could check out the back patio, as it is open seating. There were four open tables. We had our dog which was no problem. It is... More 

Thank lkeefer
Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last year I found out that I had 2 sisters and a brother I never knew I had. One sister found me on Facebook and she came to visit from Virginia. I took my new sister and her husband to this restaurant for lunch and they really liked it. We ordered the deep fried artichokes with blue cheese dressing (it... More 

Thank Carmenmimi611
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by this restaurant with my boyfriend for his birthday and had a great time sitting out by the fire pit enjoying our stew and beer. Yum!

Thank Manda B
Middletown, Maryland
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We sat outside even though it was chilly - we had a great view just next to the road so we could watch the sunset over the bay. My husband and I shared the 10 beer sampler - I think not bad beer probably, but none of them particularly appealed to our tastes. I wish I had read reviews before... More 

Thank Peach_412
Punta Gorda, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on New Year's Eve with no reservations and I, at least, had significant doubt that we would ever be served. But this is a huge place -- wtih lots of seating indoors and out. We weren't able to snag anything close to the firepits but we did find four seats at the bar. I had a yeasty ale... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $25
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 390 Capistrano Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-4061
    (Hwy. 1)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 650-728-2739
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company is a warm oceanfront restaurant and brew pub at Pillar Point Harbor in Princeton-by-the-Sea Calif., four miles north of Half Moon Bay and 30 miles south of San Francisco.

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