United States > California > Ventura
Bacterial (81) Twin Cities, Minnesota | January 28, 2015
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty chill place. Elevator pop music playing, which cost them a point for ambiance. A few flat panel TVs. Beer is ok, nice that they also have guest taps (does that mean they know their beer is not awesome?). Happy hour 3-6 weekdays, $1 off house beers. I love seeing all the brewing equipment behind the bar. Worth a stop. Need to do food next time.
Theydon_Bois (841) Tourist Town (West), England | December 11, 2014
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited for lunch around 1.30pm on Thursday 01/05/14.
Located right in the centre of Ventura we manged to bag a metred parking space right outside.
Medium sized venue, long and thin, there’s a small patio area out front with 4 tables, one of which we managed to bag.
Brewing coppers visible behind the bar.
The place was moderately buys, service good, food was great - I had the Scorcher burger (on Brorino’s reccomendation!). Just 4 house beers on tap during my visit which I took in a 4x4oz taster for $6. There was also one guest.
Decent enough venue. Food beats the beer but no horrors amongst the 4 beers I tried averaging at about 3.2.
Svete (1) , | July 6, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer. Selection is slim, but they have all the classics and usually have a guest tap. This is an intimate place, not designed to handle masses of swillers.
bytemesis (471) Sunnyvale, California | February 7, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
First stop on a conference organized beer tour. Decent enough place in what appears to be downtown Ventura. Pretty small operation with no bottling and 6 of their beers running. Beers were by and large pretty average, but the service was good and the place had a decent vibe.
t0rin0 (1473) Do Not Resuscitate, California | November 11, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
I stopped here on a rainy Friday evening on my way to SF beer week a couple years ago. The building was clean and nice, quiet, and the brewing equipment is behind the bar. I sat at the bar and ordered a set of samples, which was 5 house beers. I tried the:
C Street Wheat Ale (3.3)
Mirage Rye Pale Ale (3.6)
Mission Nut Brown Ale (3.2)
Santa Rosa Red (3.75)
Two Trees Double IPA (3.6)
The food however was quite good. I ordered The Scorcher burger with chipotle mayo, pepper jack cheese, and fried/breaded jalapenos on top of a 1/2 lb(ish) patty. The mayo was so good I asked for a little on the side to dip my fries into. The bill came to about $15 after tax.
The service was very nice but despite the ratio of customers to servers I still ended up flagging the girl down a couple times. I think if I stop in again it would be for the food although it sounds like (according to their website) they have a lot of rotating beers but they only have 5 on at a time.
brokensail (1012) Orange County, California | August 14, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice little brewpub in downtown Ventura, just down the street from City Hall. Small patio, somewhat narrow, but long, inside with a very large bar area. The woman who served me at the bar was very friendly and helpful. The house beers were quite decent, and some local guest taps (Surf and Figueroa Mountain) were on as well. Decent prices. Didn’t eat.
IrishBoy (107) Bakersfield, California | April 8, 2012| Updated August 15, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice brewpub in Old Downtown Ventura with their own decent beers on draft as well as other local guest brews from Surf Brewery Food was excellent; my ahi sandwich was great! Service was excellent.
mcrowther (27) ATLANTA, Georgia | October 4, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Went here after a trip to Santa Cruz Island- had two beers, the IPA and Porter, both were pretty solid, especially the Porter. We only had the Thai Pizza to eat, it was quite good. Would come here again if in the area.
soul11man (54) Portland, Oregon | August 14, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
A little pricey but a fun place for a pint in Ventura. Great food and although the selection was a little small, the beers were decent. It’s been a while since I visited but my memories are good.
beermaker69 (12) Oceanside, | July 24, 2011
38 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 5/20
Went here after Surf Brew. This was not as good as Surf Brew. Beer watery.
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