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American Ale

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14 E Cota St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1617
+1 805-845-6226
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good60%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“burger” (9 reviews)
“metal chairs” (2 reviews)
“full bar” (2 reviews)
Opens in 3 min
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American, Bar, Mexican, Pub
$$ - $$$
14 E Cota St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1617
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Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

Yes PB&J and I had the Firehouse with bacon. It's really dark in here. Once your eyes adjust you feel like your in an old mine room with metal chairs and bar stools. Long wooden tables and full bar makes this a fun place for...More

Thank Rocky J
Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Came here with my family, we got beer and burgers. Beer was good (Ale is in the name). The atmosphere is really cool at night and feels cozy. The service and the burgers were not great... The burgers were overcooked and they took about an...More

Thank Jon H
Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

I recently became a vegetarian and I have been looking for the best veggie patty, and American Ale might just have it. I got the NorCal burger with a veggie patty and it was so delicious. In addition to the party it had great, fresh...More

Thank Deanna G
Reviewed March 24, 2016

Mighty mixologists stir up the beverages at a blinding pace for the hord of thirsty customers. Surrounded by rustica supreme, one feels taken back in time to a simpler time when you your mates and a well mixed drink where all you needed to enjoy...More

Thank oldfresno
Reviewed December 5, 2015

This place welcomes groups and invites you to savor their flavor. I find that the better beers are the more rich. But, lighter beers are easy drinking. Can't lose.

Thank David J
Reviewed September 6, 2015

Fantastic burgers in a fun setting. Plenty of night life. My wife and I are in are early sixties and are always seeking out fun places that people our age might tend to avoid. And that's too bad. Had a good time and will return.

Thank Mpclaw
Reviewed May 19, 2015

Went recently after not having been in probably a year. The burgers were just as good (really good and creative) but they were also trying something new to have more craft cocktails at the bar. They've always had a good beer selection but I'm very...More

Thank SBBrian
Reviewed April 22, 2015

I most recently visited American Ale for a friend's birthday. The whiskey I had was very good. The workers were friendly and the place was packed. Although I did not order food this time, the burgers are very good as is the grilled cheese and...More

Thank Kelly A
Reviewed December 12, 2014

I reviewed this place a month or so ago and was impressed with the decor, rough sawn lumber and galvanized steel. The food, great burgers of various types, and a FULL bar with a fine beer offering. For some reason Tripadvisor couldn't publish my review???...More

Thank OLDFirefighter
Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

Dig it; one of those 'finds'. Good beer selection, real care taken with cocktails made with quality ingredients. Great blue cheese burger. This is a place where you can go with friends, or alone if you find yourself in the area, and not be disappointed....More

Thank Jkwusa
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Restaurant Details

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American, Bar, Mexican, Pub
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Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 E Cota St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1617
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-845-6226
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