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Half Moon Bay Brewing Company

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390 Capistrano Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-4061 (Hwy. 1)
10:00 am - 10:00 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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Arroyo Grande, California
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Disappointing Skunky beer. Terrible waitress. Will never go back. Second time we were there. Same story. Beer glass tasted like sanitizer!

Thank Diane Y
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Not sure what we were interested in for dinner we wandered into the HMB Brew Co. Full swing IPA was excellent. Taylor handled the bar expertly catering to her customers and the side bar orders. Fried artichokes were a great app -- huge portion but blue cheese dip sauce could have had more flavor. Smoked tacos were excellent. Lotsa flavor... More 

Thank kpdelawrence
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Half Moon Bay Brewing Company was recommended by our Hotel for Lunch the day we arrived. Sat at the bar and enjoyed the food and service... We went back for carryout on Saturday night and they were busy.... The carry out was much later than promised because they were so busy... Worth the visit and the staff was very helpful... More 

Thank Bill H
Newcastle, Australia
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Looked for somewhere for a late lunch for a party of 11 but everywhere with views was packed and long waits. But this place were very accommodating with finding us seating and gave us a great service. Even allowed multiple credit cards for the payment. Their fries with parmesan and truffle oil were fantastic. Soup, burgers, salad, fajitas were all... More 

Thank cwsnaps
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an early dinner on a rare sunny afternoon on Sept 20. Their outdoor patio offers a scenic view of Princeton Harbor across the street. Service was prompt and efficient. Their IPA and Ale beers were very good. We enjoyed an appetizer of beer battered fried artichoke hearts which were delucious. For dinner we enjoyed their signature crab sandwich... More 

Thank Basinman
San Mateo, California, United States
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86 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This brewery is all about atmosphere and a view of ocean. Came for an early lunch on a gorgeous Indian summer day coinciding with the Half Moon Bay Marathon. The Kolsch is your best bet for the warmer temperatures, and the food is average (ordered a combination Dungeness crab and bay shrimp Louie salad which a chef can't mess up... More 

Thank Anna L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great beer! Beautiful view in bar or on patio. We hope for good fishing tomorrow. Definitely a spot we will visit again.....................

Thank JD-GD--ca
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got our appetizers at the same time as our entrees. It made the table very full. But the food was decent.

Thank Amy Q
San Francisco, California
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lucked out on a sunny afternoon. Not bad. 2 bucks off signature drinks, $4.00 off fun bites. Sat at bar. Finally got attention when group next to me told Batista that I was sitting before them. Thank you guest! Other than slow service, food ok, they have grilled artichokes, potato skins, & buffalo wings just to name a few. Food... More 

Thank Chich68
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hubs and I stopped for dinner and a good beer. We enjoyed the flight of their standard brews, which were good and true to style. I really enjoyed the seasonal brown ale and brandywine also. Hubs loved the coffee stout seasonal as a solid 4.5/5. And surprise...it was trivia night! We had yummy dinner of (Portuguese fish stew) and portobello... More 

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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, 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
Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?