Half Moon Bay Brewing Company | Half Moon Bay, California
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Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
Exceptional based on 25 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

390 Capistrano Ave
Half Moon Bay, California United States 94019 [ print map ]
650 728 BREW

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Hours: open daily @ 11:30am


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Half Moon Bay Brewing Company

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Beer Available At Half Moon Bay Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Half Moon Bay Mavericks Pace Setter Belgian Style Wit 38, Half Moon Bay Cream Stout , Half Moon Bay Pillar Point Pale Ale 48, Half Moon Bay Mavericks Pit Stop Chocolate Porter 57, Half Moon Bay Mavericks Amber Ale 50, Half Moon Bay Not For Sale Saison , Half Moon Bay Mavericks Big Wave Ale , Half Moon Bay Bootleggers Brown Ale 46, Half Moon Bay Princeton-by-the-Sea IPA 62, Half Moon Bay Blue Missile , Half Moon Bay Rye Pale Ale , Half Moon Bay Tunnel Vision IPA 66, Half Moon Bay Mavericks Back In The Saddle Rye Pale Ale 68
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25 reviews for Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
 Ambiance  86%
 Service  70%
 Selection  66%
 Food  76%
 Value  67%
 Overall  70%
 Rating  81%
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76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
csaso  (156) Missouri | September 22, 2012
Great little place right on the coast. About 6-8 of their own beers on tap. the 2 I had were both pretty good. Food was outstanding!
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
t0rin0  (1380) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 22, 2014
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.
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
alagnak  (73) Littleton, Colorado | June 30, 2014
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.
76
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni  (159) Swedesboro, New Jersey | November 2, 2013
Some decent beers in a great setting.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
richie747  (44) Sydney , Australia | October 26, 2013
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!
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis  (387) Sunnyvale, California | March 17, 2013
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.
64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77  (91) , Netherlands | November 29, 2012
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.
68
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
joeneugs  (148) Livermore, California | July 4, 2012
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.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
MPalecek  (22) Racine, Wisconsin | May 6, 2012
No wonder why Travel and Lesiure Magazine named this one of the best beach bars in America. I visited here after kayaking in Half Moon Bay. Quick walk from the pier to this brewpub. Busy all Saturday afternoon. Sat inside for 30 minutes and had a 20 oz. IPA while waiting for an outside table. They had wind-shields around the patio area to keep the chill off, and allow you to view the ocean. Very good beer, excellent seafood, salads and sandwiches. A little pricy. One of the locals said thereís an interesting local speaker series on Thursday evenings, if you like intellectual conversation.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah  (370) Utah | April 9, 2012
A nice place on the bay. Good sized bar area with a fireplace. Big patio and plenty of inside eating. Decent beers and good food. The service was OK, but seemed to be rushed whenever I asked a question.

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