Santa Barbara Brewing Company | Santa Barbara, California
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Santa Barbara Brewing Company
Good based on 28 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

501 State St
Santa Barbara, California United States 93101 [ print map ]
805 730 1040

Hours: Mon - Sun 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Taps: 8 |

Santa Barbara Brewing Company

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28 reviews for Santa Barbara Brewing Company
 Ambiance  71%
 Service  69%
 Selection  56%
 Food  65%
 Value  66%
 Overall  62%
 Rating  67%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois  (874) Tourist Town (West), England | December 11, 2014
Visited on Thursday 1st May 2014 around 1230 lunchtime. Located in the centre of town SBBC is in a fairly non depscript building the brewkit is visible at the end of the bar. Medium sized venue that probably seats around 100 or so people. Service was prompt and the place wasnít particulary busy for lunchtime. 8 beers on tap. the tasting flight was one of those annoying set ones, where you donít get to choose the beer. 5 x 4oz, the DIPA and the 2 seasonals not included. Beers were OK, couple od duds, couple I rated at 3.4. Old school brewpub kind of place, no go to destination but if you have 30 minutes to kill you can pick up some ticks.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus  (103) California | July 28, 2013
28 July 2013. Kind if a sports bar. Lots of tvs, music playing. Open air atmosphere even inside (big doors and windows). There are 8 of their own beers on and two guest taps. Their beers are mediocre (only had two) staff is friendly. Kind of best to be slightly surrounded by the brewing kit.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
t0rin0  (1511) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 19, 2013
Located right on the main drag this could be a popular hang out and they have a dozen house taps as well. However, when I was there it was the middle of the day so there about 4 customers in the place. The bartender spent most of his time talking to some friends further down the bar (an entertaining conversation to listen in on since they were reciting Simpsons quotes) and didnít pay much attention to me. Not that big of a deal to me since Iím pretty low maintenance and just need a flight and a glass of water, but I could see this bothering other people.

The beers were all pretty sweet and kind of meh. From what Iíve been told they have been through several brewers since then so itís probably time to stop back in.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
b727trijet  (404) Isleworth, England | February 27, 2013
Came here on a Tuesday lunchtime in 2010 so was not very busy so we got good service and got to speak to the brewer. The IPA was superb as were the Halibut goujons. A pleasant environment to be in!
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 11/20
Schlenkerla  (414) , Austria | January 1, 2013
Below average brew pub, well located on State street, good food and below average beers. You can go there but do not expect a great beer experience
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77  (114) Breda, Netherlands | November 20, 2012
I found this by accident in Santa Barbara, a pleasant surprise. Itís geared up as a Sports bar with many TVís scattered around. Their beer is quite good. Service was friendly and they were happy to chat about their beers.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail  (1171) San Leandro, California | August 14, 2012
Located in downtown Santa Barbara, this is a pretty ideal location. The ambiance is nice. All wood with sort of a weathered look. The guy working the bar wasnít super friendly, but got the job done. Food looked a little better than standard pub food. The beers were pretty subpar for the most part. There were 8 on tap. Some nice eye candy inside, but itís Santa Barbara, so thatís pretty much how it goes.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 4/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 8/20
beermaker69  (12) Oceanside, | July 24, 2011
Went here 10 years ago. Beers were subpar. Went hear a week ago since I hear they had a new brewer. Beer maybe a bit better but I think they need to focus on improving lineup. Service and location are great. But not a true brewery.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeerdesign  (120) Fort Collins, Colorado | July 12, 2011
brewpub right in downtown Santa Barbara on State St. their beer has had some problems in the past with high brewer turnover, but they have a new brewer who is getting things right. the food is good - great pizza. lots of tvs, bar type atmosphere with the brewing equipment right on display.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
BeerloverEJ21  (12) Georgia | February 23, 2011
I really enjoyed this place. The food is excellent, the beer is fresh and tastes great, and they have a front and back room(basically two places in one) that make it a prime hotspot in Santa Barbara. They only serve their beer, but thatís fine with me. Try their Rincon Red or their wheatbeer.

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