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Santa Barbara Brewing Co

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American, Bar, Pub
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501 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
+1 805-730-1040
11:30 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sun 11:30 - 00:00
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Lethbridge, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
El Dorado Hills, California
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Got into SB kind of late. Checked into the Holiday Inn Express and decided I needed some food. Wandered across the street for a beer to help me decide on the food. Adam was the bartender that night. It wasn't very busy as it was a Monday night. Football crowd in house but that was about it. Sat at the... More 

Thank riostaraussies
Loveland, Colorado, United States
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Here to watch college football and drink beer. Beers are good, although the Red is more of a porter taste. If you like amber ales, your best choice might be the IPA. The red apple cider is good. Food was average. Service was marginal.

Thank Susan A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

On our first night in Santa Barbara we started at the Santa Barbara brewing co were they brew their own beers onsite. Great tasting beer, great choice and reasonably priced. Will definitely be making a second visit

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Sat at our table, instantly moved as dead bugs were all over window sill and floor (over 10) ordered our starter which went to another table, tasted frozen then ordered 2 pizzas for main course which we noticed were being aimlessly carried around by 2 members of staff who didn't have a clue who they were for. One slice was... More 

Thank Dave H
Los Angeles, California
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

pretty cool place. friendly staff. average prices. decent selections. came in on a whim, not planned and had a good time.

Thank teambr0wn4
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

After a week of fine dining in Carmel and the big sur a little comfort eating required. Wings starter recommends by all with a blonde beer was just what was needed. The Diablo burger worth a go for those with a spiced palate. The sauce was very hot but worth it.

Thank 623hughh
El Dorado Hills, California
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Stopped in for a late lunch. I had the veggie burger and splurged on fries. My friend had fish and chips. Everything was very tasty. Staff was friendly and the brewhouse atmosphere was really nice. Only negative from my perspective were a few flies buzzing about. I would stop in again and try the brews next time.

Thank riostaraussies

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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, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
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?