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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
(805) 730-1040
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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Dublin, Ireland
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decent beers and $2 off drafts at happy hour. Friendly bar staff, clean toilets and a good atmosphere. A nice place to hang out for beers

Thank andrewDublin_Ireland
Halifax, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On-site brewery, producing some lovely, flavoursome, strong (!) ales. While still sober enough, I Googled the difference between an IPA and a DIPA, and can still remember it the day after!

Thank dredd123
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the town on a family holiday, whilst having a wander around we stumbled on this place - wow. I loved it. The service was excellent, the beer knowledge of the staff was excellent and the beer would be the reason I pack my UK bags and move to the states. We all had burgers and sampled a few... More 

Thank Adrian-Derbyshire
Santa Barbara, California
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I eat here or stop in for a beer most times I'm in downtown Santa Barbara. It's in a great location and sitting at a table by the front windows is good people-watching. The food is consistently good as is the service. They have a great selection of beer too. I would highly recommend this place.

Thank TheTraveler860
Los Gatos, California
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Good beer and food, service was friendly and fast. Overall a good experience. Plenty ov TVs to watch whatever game ia on at the time.

Thank JoeV83
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Always a fail safe when in town. The bar staff know their stuff and are happy to provide samples if requested. The food is predictable but plentiful and tasty. There are so many TV screens that you can watch about 6 different sports at the same time!

Thank JoSlo9534
Malvern, Pennsylvania, United States
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210 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

This place looks like a pretty big sports bar but it was pretty quiet while we were there. Food was really good and beer is good. Service was ok but the bartender seemed more interested in watching the waitresses than checking on his only customers.

Thank Heather G
Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

We visited the Santa Barbara Brewing Co. while visiting Santa Barbara. First reason was that it is right across from the Holiday Inn Express in Santa Barbara where we were staying. And secondly, because it looked really fresh and interesting. We were definitely not disappointed. They have a wide range of interesting drinks. We decided to try the Margarita and... More 

Thank Ashish K
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Pretty good quality fresh food here. We ordered a simple salad and a chicken burger both were good and served quickly. Service was ok.

Thank Dancing_Zorbas
Buffalo, New York
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Uncomplicated service, offers great beers and presents good choice burgers and pizza, at decent price. Will definitely come back.

Thank wlfmw

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
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
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: (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?