We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“what a shame”

Union Ale Brewing Company
Ranked #164 of 530 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Cuisines: Contemporary
Restaurant details
Ventura, CA
Level Contributor
25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“what a shame”
Reviewed May 21, 2012

Fabulous concept. Poor execution. So many craft beers on draft and bottles, but no menu.. or list that describes the beer, where it's from, style description, alc content, bitter units, etc... chalk board of drafts with absolutely no description. NO list of bottled beers, so bring your eye glasses to see what's on the wall. No table service so you have to wait in one looooong line for beer and food orders. I waited 15 mins in line, but then took up another 10 mins asking questions... not my fault! So that lead to poor service because bartender didn't know his beers and was rushed. Don't believe the happy hour signs if there's a 'playoff' game. Pulled pork sandwich was pretty good.

  • Visited May 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank cat008
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

54 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    15
    26
    9
    3
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Preston, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
822 reviews
418 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 340 helpful votes
“Beer great, service poor.”
Reviewed April 25, 2012 via mobile

The one chap behind the bar was struggling to keep up, but even so the service was haphazard with no regard to who was there first. There was a second person behind the bar who didn't seem to be serving (I.e. by avoiding eye contact) who then decided to start pouring a beer for someone behind us. The ale, however, was really good.

Helpful?
Thank NinaTom
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
foxboro, ma
Level Contributor
84 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great little neighborhood bar.”
Reviewed April 21, 2012

Noisy, friendly and fun. The waitstaff is great, even changing t.v. channels, or giving scores of games.
Food is pretty typical bar food. Good.

Visited April 2012
Helpful?
Thank shirleygFoxboro_Ma
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Alvarado, Texas
Level Contributor
61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great Pizza”
Reviewed December 16, 2011

My hamburger and onion pizza wasn't on the menu but they made it anyway. I didn't have time to sample their beers but they have a pretty good selection. Maybe next time.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Ron S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent beers, bones and brewmaster.”
Reviewed September 1, 2011

Ribs were awesome as were the wings. The beers were really good. Even met the brewmaster who was at a table designing a new imperial IPA. Great crown. Unique.

  • Visited July 2011
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Mike H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Union Ale Brewing Company also viewed

 

Been to Union Ale Brewing Company? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing