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Reds Bar & Tapas

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Bar, American, Pub, Wine Bar
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211 Helena Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
+1 805-966-5906
15:00 - 01:00
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Ventura County, California
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81 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

'Reds Bin 211' is actually what it's called and a great place to grab a beer, wine AND is one of the only places in the Funk Zone where you can actually order an alcoholic cocktail. It is smaller yet less crowded than the Figueroa Mountan Brewing Company which is across the street from here but this is what makes... More 

Thank CART101
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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

The band that was playing, Blue Motel Room was too much fun! Great music, fun crowd and quick service from the bartenders. Ron at the door was a really cool dude. Had a couple of tasty Negra Modelos and an all around good time.

Thank dlslynn
Santa Barbara, California
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128 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

Great "artsy" hangout for a beer, wonderful wine, or cocktail. Tapas selection is delicious and affordable. Music on many nights makes this place hop amidst the "chic, expensive" local Funk Zone places

Thank queenbarb
Alta Loma, California
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232 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015

We were in SB for a few days and were waling to the beach on lower Sate Street heard loud "Bar Band" tunes and just had to see where it was coming from. Great music very different artwork on the walls, Imported beers and ciders like I've never heard of and lots of people having great Sunday funky fun w... More 

Thank ahdiii
Santa Barbara, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 August 2015

Killer bloody mary here! If you like your bloody a little spicy with snacks piled on top, this is the place for you! (and of course, me!) Just a heads up: they only do the bloody mary drinks on Sundays....but then, who doesn't love a Sunday Funday, amiright?

Thank Tara J
Goleta, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2015

I love the unique décor & comfortable seating. Service was quick and no patrons were strangers...whether new or a regular the warmth & friendliness oozed.

ventura, ca
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2015

Live music, interesting cocktail combinations. cozy spaces with couches to lounge. Reasonable drink prices.

Thank irrover
Santa Barbara, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2015

Love Dana, the owner from Wisconsin. We were walking around the Funk Zone on a Sunday afternoon. It was hard to find food. There was lots of wine and beer tasting places, but little food until 5:00 pm opening. We sat at the bar and Dana is very personable and a real entrepreneur.

Thank Rachel T
San Jose, California, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2015

My wife and I walked in here on our way to another wine-tasting room and boy are we glad that we did! The bar tenders were super friendly, energetic and made fantastic drinks. This is definitely a drinkers bar with a no-frills attitude, large, strong drinks and friendly locals. It had the perfect mix of comfortable-dive, modern-industrial-cool, and a bit... More 

Thank Erik A
Santa Barbara, California
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62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2014

Very good bartender, knowledgeable, cool joint 21 to 60. Worth a stop for sure. In the funk zone off State Street. A little more sophisticated than other places, but nice thoughtful bartenders.

Thank scott p

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$11
Bar, American, Pub, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
15:00 - 01:00
15:00 - 01:00
15:00 - 01:00
15:00 - 01:00
15:00 - 01:00
15:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 Helena Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-966-5906
Reds Bar & Tapas is Santa Barbara's Premier Eclectic Venue ~ Located in the aptly named 'Funk Zone' district, Reds offers a Full Bar, Fine Wines & Cervezas, and Small Bites or Tapas, as they are known in Spain. Reds has Live Entertainment & Eclectic Events Weekly, A Charming Al Fresco Patio & Main Room. Come by Soon & you can also visit us on Facebook....Cheers from Reds ~

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?