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Half Moon Bay Brewing Company

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390 Capistrano Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-4061 (Hwy. 1)
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Shingle Springs, California
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great food, one of the more reasonably priced! Fun to sit outside and enjoy the ocean. Staff was attentive and personable.

Thank SharonS1953
Ventura, California
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Being near the coast and able to see the ocean while having a coupe of brews, priceless. But....the beer was rather flat, all of them. Maybe the pours were the problem. The waiter was excellent and the food was better than average. An ok place to hang out maybe with friends and family but this place could do better.

Thank Dez13
Chino Hills, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I were driving around and csme upon an area on the marina with restaurants. I quickly checked the menu and it fit the bill. It was chilly out but people were sitting around the outdoor firepit drinking craft beers. Large patio with outdoor heaters provided sesting on a cold day. We felt like having a good hamburger... More 

Thank Kathleen C
Turlock, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went for the beer and the music and had a good time. Went for brunch on Sunday and was pleasantly surprised at how good the food was. I look forward to visiting there again.

1 Thank Susan S
Half Moon Bay, California
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place to sit outside -- even in the fog with space heaters--and enjoy a hamburger and fries, seafood or even pasta! Very casual with a bar funky bar and dancing some nights. Good food, good people, good views.

Thank Robertag60
San Francisco, California
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I liked the beer (strawberry rhubarb) and the menu but prices are high, as they are throughout the area, I think! I had a great salad and husband had fish tacos. It's a nice place, seating inside and out. We were in the bar.

Thank arober
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74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This pub was quite a good place for people watching. Great selection of local beers and in spite of the fact that it's clearly a beer joint, they had a nice wine selection as well. There was a local band that was very good and got people up dancing. However, the music was so loud that it was difficult to... More 

Thank Betsy D
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here with friends before leaving for a flight at SFO, and only waited a short time for a nice table outside. It was slightly overcast but warm enough because of the heaters and fire pit. very nice crispy calamari and amazing N.E.clam chowder to start. for entrees we ordered the beer battered Fish & Chips and Prawn Scampi Linguine... More 

Thank Marco M
Northern Arizona
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This bayside eatery offers the usual pub grub...there is an outside patio with firepits, and indoors had live music on the Sunday we visited. This place is a little grimy....bits of food on the carpeted floor, sticky menus, even my wine glass was sticky. The clam chowder was OK and the Hubs had a ribeye steak, again just OK.

1 Thank ArizonaTravelGal
Chico, California
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we stopped for a beer and took some to go. There are heaters outside and its location next to the water is nice. There was a very friendly, accommodating crew working and we appreciated the discussion over which beer would be best for which person.

Thank BLL1301

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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
Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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: 16507282739
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?