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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 - 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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Walworth, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A fun stop on the way up the coast. Good beer and munchies, casual atmosphere. Possible to enjoy the beautiful weather.

Thank Kathy S
Roseville, California
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a lovely dinner with a beautiful view of the harbor. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and efficient. They have a full bar and both indoor and outdoor dining.

Thank Judy D
Half Moon Bay, California
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22 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a good place for tourists. It is full of them. You can get better, food, beer, whatever many other places. The nice things here are the outdoor fires and the harbor view. They have a good sunset view. When you leave, you will probably say, "Yeah, that was OK." Nobody ever clammers to go back. Their business is... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful location with a nice view and next to a beach. We did not have any reservations and the restaurant was crowded, and they were able to immediately accommodate a table of 5 with a tiny dog. We sat on the back deck with live entertainment. I really loved that the restaurant was pet friendly. All the staff were friendly,... More 

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East Bernard, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Their IPA was good as were the pumpkin specialty beers. The Crab Louie salad was very good. The chowder underwhelming

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

Had both dinner and lunch here on separate days. Dinner was lovely, staff were pleasant and accomadating. Our waitress was lovely and we tipped her accordingly. We returned for lunch on Saturday and as it was very busy we ate indoors (there was a queue for outdoor seating). Indoors wasn't very busy and there were lots of staff working. However... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn't have much time to spend there but I was able to sample the 4 IPA's that they made and they were good. Next time I'm in the area, I will stop there again and have a few pints.

Mill Valley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there for lunch on a crowded Monday in September. It's a good place with relaxed atmosphere and service. Food was very good.

Thank Judy B
Columbia, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been here several times over the years. My husband loves the fish and chips here while I go for whatever is fresh. Today he had prawns steamed in beer and I had fish tacos. Both were great. Service is fast. Live music in the bar and a fire pit outside. Lots of families and people of all ages.... More 

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Redwood City, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been coming here for many years and I now feel the food quality is slipping. The blackened rock cod sandwich used to come on a french roll which held the sandwich. It now comes on a soft bun and the bun gets really soggy and the cod just falls out. The cod wasn't seasoned enough for me. The fried calamari... 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, Gluten Free Options
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
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?