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The Brewhouse

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Brew Pub, Bar, Steakhouse
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229 W Montecito St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (Formerly Brewhouse)
+1 805-884-4664
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Wilmington, NC
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94 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Brewhouse isn't much to look at from the outside, and it is really casual, but the food and beer make up for the looks. It is near the beach, so I imagine it gets really busy in the summer. The food was really tasty, and you can get sample pours of all the beers. A great, laid-back restaurant.

Thank PL28401
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Brewhouse makes arguably the best beers in California with the West Beach IPA at the top of the heap. The food is solid and the flavor of the place is unpretentious. Mainly locals eat and drink here.

Thank David M
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Near the train station, but a bit of a trek from any hotels. Menu Waaay too extensive (trying to cater to every taste, meaning everything is mediocre). Pretty loud, so would(?) attract a younger crowd. Outdoor seating both in front and in back.

Thank JScott30240
Prince George, Canada
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate twice as this was just a block away from hotel and was recommended by hotel front desk. The walk was a little dark and we passed a couple of sketchy residents on the way. The food was pretty good and the beer/cider was excellent. This is a locals place so lots of normal residents. Fairly noisy and not... More 

Thank rogersviv
Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped in to see the band that had been advertised and decided to eat while we were there. The male server was very friendly and really informative about the beers on offer. The food was fantastic, the desert although unusual we loved it , must try the goats cheese /cheese cake with chipotle ! All in all a cool... More 

Thank Tracie J
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were staying in Santa Barbara and went to the Brewhouse for our evening meal. Great atmosphere,our meal was delicious and my husband was delighted they had Stella on Draught!! Staff were very friendly,polite and helpful which I like very much....makes for a happier time!?

Thank Jill W
Southport, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by a guest at our hotel- eagle inn on trip adviser we found this place. Yes it was exceedingly noisy and packed but it was great! We both had steak in bacon- each cooked perfectly to choice. The menu is extensive so thanks to a very patient and very attentive server! Wish we could revisit to try more meals!... More 

Thank Karen M
Columbus, Ohio
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

Nice variety of food and beer options. Very friendly staff. Indoor and outdoor seating. Comfortable and inviting for a relaxing evening with friends or just a couple. Dog friendly too.

Thank Wendy-S2J
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

We had 2 dinners there. The food was good and well cooked. Brewhouse did not have 1000 Island dressing for the burgers though. Also my husband asked for a booth and the hostess said they were for 5 or more guests. This was odd as they had seated the 2 of us in the booth the previous night.

Thank Nancy D
Santa Barbara, California
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151 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

Any meal is good especially if you get the enchiladas or nachos or the salmon salad or anything really. definitely stop by on the weekends and enjoy brunch with bottomless mimosas and a full buffet brunch. Grab a seat on the patio and bring your furry friends because pets are welcomed.

Thank TheTravelingDuckie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Average prices
$10 - $20
American, Brew Pub, Bar, Steakhouse
Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 229 W Montecito St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (Formerly Brewhouse)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-884-4664

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