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Santa Barbara Brewing Co

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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501 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1601
+1 805-730-1040
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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San Luis Obispo County, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a table at the window with an excellent view of farmers market. The meal was very good, we had the taco special of the day, $2.50 a piece and a blackened salmon salad. Most excellent Rob Roy cocktail. Service was very good, greeted immediately. Great experience

Thank Oyamear
Surrey, UK
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spent our last evening in Santa Barbara here. Good beer, excellent Margaritas, tasty food. Blake made us very welcome and gave excellent service. Recommend the Tri tips- delicious steak strips & Caesar salad.

Thank Julie F
Livermore, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great place to stop for lunch and watch some Saturday football! Fresh food and great beer! Not many option on kids menu

Thank laymon2015
Lethbridge, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Service was horrible. Our waitress barely came around and was not friendly. There were tons of kids there on a Saturday night as well. Not what we were expecting.

Thank Kaitlyn V
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for a few drinks with friends. Nice bar with a good selection of beers, I particularly liked the IPAs. Chicken wings with blue cheese dip was delicious. Service was friendly too.

Thank willie_corcoran6
Ripon, California
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130 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch while traveling from LA to Pismo Beach. The restaurant is very laid back and is nice. We ordered lunch from a very friendly waitress. Overall, the beer is better than the food. The atmosphere is friendly and was a much needed respite from the hectic traffic of SoCal. Would recommend coming in for a beer... More 

Thank Cindy S
El Dorado Hills, California
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 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
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 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 October 16, 2016 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 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 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 

Thank Dave H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget, 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: +1 805-730-1040

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?