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“What a little gem!”

Big Bear Mountain Brewery
Ranked #40 of 123 Restaurants in Big Bear Region
Cuisines: Brew Pub
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“What a little gem!”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

We decided to take the scenic route from LA to Vegas and we were NOT disappointed! We stopped at the brewery for a quick bit and to sample some brews. The bold flavors were delicious and the owners were on site and friendly. We enjoyed!!!

  • Visited May 2012
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Riverside, California
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Not open late”
Reviewed June 10, 2012

I was excited to try this brewery, and loved that the patio was pet-friendly. The guidebook I picked up listed the place as open until 10:00 p.m. on Saturdays. We called to confirm the hours before going. We got there at 8:15 p.m.and were told the kitchen was closed and last call was at 8:30. We told the employee (Matt) that we had called to confirm the hours. He was nice, but told us "the boss said to close early." Since we only had 15 minutes, we quickly got a sampler of everything. The tangerine wheat was delicious, but warm (I think they had just changed the keg). The grizzly bear porter was pretty good, too. Several groups of people came after us, then left when they were told last call was at 8:30.
I would have loved to have spent more time there and tried the food. If you plan on visiting, make sure you get there early!

  • Visited June 2012
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Sedona, Arizona
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Think Like a Local”
Reviewed June 2, 2012

My son and I stopped in a during Memorial Day weekend for some grub and were not disappointed. I had the fish and chips and got the chicken tenders for him. It's bar food but tasty. I also tried one of their lighter lagers - delicious! This is a great spot to relax after a day of adventures and feel like you belong. My son enjoyed all the wacky artwork and memorabilia on the walls and couldn't get enough of playing I-Spy! We had a great time and were served swiftly and courteously. My only complaint was they only had 1 pack of tartar sauce left for my fish. I am surprised they are not rated higher on Tripadvisor!

  • Visited May 2012
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Porterville, California
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79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Small brewery, big flavor”
Reviewed May 15, 2012

We stopped in this little brewery at the recommendation of one of the locals. We each tried the beer sampler that included 6 of their own brews in 4 oz cubs. They were all great but they are all high in alcohol levels with 2 of them over 8%. Oh, and I didn't even mention the live rock band that was playing Friday night. We sat on the front patio area so we could talk but this was definately a place I'd visit again next time I'm in Big Bear.

Visited May 2012
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Thank DGriz
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Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
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“Cozy spot with great micro brews.”
Reviewed May 11, 2012

Walking distance from our cabin, this place offers great food and even greater micro brews crafted right there on the premises. Very friendly staff and a comfortable place.

Visited May 2012
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