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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
+1 805-730-1040
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 Paso, Texas
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165 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

watched college football game here and it was exciting. theres parking in the back, the service thou packed was good. turned out patron tequila was half off so it made the game that much more exciting. had small bites and never felt rushed by the staff. the food was good, enjoyed the steak bites. want to watch ANY sporting event... More 

Thank mspatron
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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189 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

Stopped here for drinks which were good, food looked good too but nothing stood out to make it extraordinary.

Thank Elij51189
Alpharetta, Georgia
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for drinks and appetizers on a busy afternoon. The waitress had no concept of the drink specials nor if a Riesling was available from the bar (English as a second language challenges). The pork nachos came out late and cold which pretty much forced our hand to pay the bill and move on. The waitress spent 15... More 

Thank Milton316
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

I'm a little disappointed. The beer was fantastic as it always was, but the food was not what I remember. The carnitas taco was bland & dry, I couldn't eat it. The blonde beer & pineapple IPA were great!! Service was good.

Thank Hairup
San Luis Obispo County, California
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

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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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

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 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 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 November 6, 2016 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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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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134 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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

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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, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
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: +1 805-730-1040

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?