Not sure how I missed this one since Iíve been here multiple times. Actually we used to go here before it was a brewery and it was the seafood place. Nice place but I always hated going as a kid because I disliked (still dislike) seafood. Itís a bit different now in that itís more hippie. Seems like they should have a surf board hanging above the bar. Oh wait, they do. They also started experimenting with their beer a couple years ago which is nice. When I first went there wasnít much to be had beyond the standard red ale, pale ale, brown ale, etc. Now theyíve got barrel aged beers, double IPAs, and they use some of the newer experimental hops occasionally. All that said the beer isnít great, but that can be forgiven if youíre going to the brewery to drink since if you can sit out on the patio on a warm day itís beautiful.
Visited on a Sunday late afternoon with the family along with just about everyone else that was headed back to the city from the coast. Busy, busy. Wait was only about 30 minutes @ 3:00pm, and the outdoor seating overlooking the bay is fantastic. Believe there were 8-10 on-draft options, of which we sampled 4 (Hefe, íSquirrelí belgian pale, Rye Pale and Tunnel Vision). All were just íOKí, but placed in the atmosphere will get an extra point. Food and location are standouts and portions are ginormous. We didnít feel like eating for many hours afterwards. Fish tacos, for example, was essentially 1/2 a pound of halibut dwarfing the tortilla.
Nice sunny day, great atmosphere. Service a little slow after lunch, smiles and very friendly. Princeton by sea IPA, with Fish Tacoís, and wafting malt aromas from the brewhouse mashing tun! awesome!
bytemesis (754) Sunnyvale, California | March 17, 2013| Updated April 21, 2015
Visited with the family on St. Patricks day - doing a great business. Nice location right next to the ocean, quite large with a mix of indoor and outdoor seating. Small bar area. Running about 10 beers on tap, including a mix of regulars and seasonals. Service was pretty good given how busy they were. Food is pretty good actually, but tourist-pricey. Beers, unfortunately, are only so so. Return April 2015; I donít know if I was just thirstier or if things have improved, but I thought the beer quality was quite solid on this visit.
Itís a pleasant place to visit, especially sitting outside on a sunny day. The food is pricey but of good quality. Their beers vary in quality but they do have some good ones. Would visit again but more for the scenery and environment than the beer.
Visited here a while back while on a beach trip with the family. The place is obviously popular with this kind of crowd. It was full, but not overcrowded on a Saturday evening and the service was okay if a bit rushed. The location is awesome with a view of the ocean from the large patio. This is the place to be in my opinion as the inside is a bit run down. I thought both the beer and the food were average. The beer was particularly forgettable. This seems to be the kind of place that coasts on their incredible location, and Iím not a big fan of that. I will have to revisit soon though, because itís been a while since Iíve been here. It is worth a stop if you want the ticks and a decent place to relax after a day at the beach.