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Santa Barbara Brewing Co

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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501 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1601
(805) 730-1040
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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El Dorado Hills, California
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Got into SB kind of late. Checked into the Holiday Inn Express and decided I needed some food. Wandered across the street for a beer to help me decide on the food. Adam was the bartender that night. It wasn't very busy as it was a Monday night. Football crowd in house but that was about it. Sat at the... More 

Thank riostaraussies
Loveland, Colorado, United States
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Here to watch college football and drink beer. Beers are good, although the Red is more of a porter taste. If you like amber ales, your best choice might be the IPA. The red apple cider is good. Food was average. Service was marginal.

Thank Susan A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our first night in Santa Barbara we started at the Santa Barbara brewing co were they brew their own beers onsite. Great tasting beer, great choice and reasonably priced. Will definitely be making a second visit

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Sat at our table, instantly moved as dead bugs were all over window sill and floor (over 10) ordered our starter which went to another table, tasted frozen then ordered 2 pizzas for main course which we noticed were being aimlessly carried around by 2 members of staff who didn't have a clue who they were for. One slice was... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

pretty cool place. friendly staff. average prices. decent selections. came in on a whim, not planned and had a good time.

Thank teambr0wn4
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

After a week of fine dining in Carmel and the big sur a little comfort eating required. Wings starter recommends by all with a blonde beer was just what was needed. The Diablo burger worth a go for those with a spiced palate. The sauce was very hot but worth it.

Thank 623hughh
El Dorado Hills, California
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Stopped in for a late lunch. I had the veggie burger and splurged on fries. My friend had fish and chips. Everything was very tasty. Staff was friendly and the brewhouse atmosphere was really nice. Only negative from my perspective were a few flies buzzing about. I would stop in again and try the brews next time.

Thank riostaraussies
Santa Barbara, California
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

The beer is great! The food is great! And the people are wonderful! Definitely worth visiting if you live there or if you are in town for a couple of days. I have been traveling and I miss it a lot.

Thank johnyoungbloodsbac
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Good choice of Brews. Tried and enjoyed the state street stout. Creamy and smooth. Highly recommended if you like stouts. Food was presented as high end pub grub and priced for the local. Will stop in again next time

Thank Mitchel O
Brisbane, Australia
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Lots of choices of beer, as the name suggests, also some local and imported beers. We also had some great bar food. Lovely wait and bar staff.

Thank PD777Aus

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1601
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: (805) 730-1040

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?