The Brewhouse | Santa Barbara, California
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The Brewhouse
Good based on 24 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

229 W Montecito St
Santa Barbara, California United States 93101 [ print map ]
805 884 4664 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 11 to 11; Fri & Sat. 11-12

Mayor: DedicatedToFun (1) | Taps: 13+ | Bottles: 20

The Brewhouse

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Beer Available At The Brewhouse (arranged by most recent)
The Brewhouse Rocket Science Red , The Brewhouse Doppel Dunkel Weizen Bock , The Brewhouse Condor Pilsner 46, The Brewhouse Gulliverís Coconut Porter , The Brewhouse Nirvana Pale Ale 49, The Brewhouse Apricot Wheat , The Brewhouse El Citra Session IPA , The Brewhouse West Beach IPA 57, The Brewhouse Moreís Landing Strawberry Blonde , The Brewhouse Habanero Pilsner , The Brewhouse Donovanís Dry Stout , The Brewhouse Elephant Seal XX IPA , The Brewhouse Belgian Lace Honey Blonde , The Brewhouse Montecito Street Wheat 23, The Brewhouse Summer Solstice Ale
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24 reviews for The Brewhouse
 Ambiance  67%
 Service  70%
 Selection  68%
 Food  71%
 Value  72%
 Overall  68%
 Rating  74%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
tomciccateri  (133) Santa Barbara, California | March 3, 2012
An easy walk from Amtrak rail station or city marina. Two small sidewalk patios on east side with gas heaters and some midday sun, always crowded. 13 place copper-topped bar in south half of building. View into brewhouse with its copper clad brew vessles and stainless steel unitanks. 16 decorated tap handles behind bar under chalkboard house beer menu, showing ABV. Three sklent TVs all showing basket all all of March. Small stage for live music Fridays and Saturdays (better listened to in north half of building where more seating and small oval bar is uiet enough for conversation. Friendly sfaff seems overwhelmed by large late-night crowds. Variety of tasty sandwiches along with above average selection of meat and vegie dishes. Crowd is mostly 20-somethings whose volume raises to top that of the 70s classic rock and roll tunes. A great neighborhood hangout with an exceptional selectoon of god beers, even the guest beers include Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and Bitburger Pils draught.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
GT2  (666) Oceanside, California | May 9, 2015
Date. . . . . . . . . . ...5.2.15
Type. . . . . . . . . . ..Brewpub
Location. . . . . . . ..Downtown SB
Prices. . . . . . . . . ..Normal
Tap Selection. . . .15+ House Beers
Bottle Selection. .Unknown
Full Bar. . . . . . . . .No
Samplers. . . . . . ..Yes
Full Pours. . . . . . .Yes
Beer Level. . . . . ..Average to Below Average
Food Level. . . . ...Okay
Staff. . . . . . . . . . ..Friendly
Growlers. . . . . . ..Unknown
Noise Level. . . . ..Lively
Dťcor. . . . . . . . . ..Awkward Wide Spaces, Concrete Floor, Open Brewhouse, Wooden Rafters
Kid Friendly. . . . .Yes
Dog Friendly. . . ..Yes
Parking. . . . . . . ...Street Only
Cash Only. . . . . ..No
Recommended. ..Sure
Comments: Fun brewpub with a full menu, lots of options, our appetizers were quite good. Good variety of house beers on tap, served in shooter glasses as samplers. Quick service, amiable. Would return definitely for the vibe and for some interesting ticking. These beers are probably on tap nowhere else.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois  (874) Tourist Town (West), England | December 11, 2014
Visited on Wednesday 30/04/14 around 10.20pm. Twin roomed venue about a 10 minute walk from downtown SB. The place was starting to thin out when I arrived. Service was prompt and friendly, they about 10 of their own beers on tap, $1.50 for a 4oz sample. The food menu looked good but Iíd already eaten. I had 3 beers on my visit, no world beaters, but nothing bad, 3.36 average but I was picking the styles I prefer. In all an OK place to pick up some ticks but wouldnít be my first port of call on a visit to SB.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
roundhouse  (16) , | August 13, 2014
There are now a few brew pubs in town but this is our long time favourite place. No fancy decor but the beers range is superb. The food is good too. Very close to Santa Barbara Amtrak station so you can sit outside drinking waiting for your train to arrive if you have already paid the bar staff.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Thrillhouse35  (37) California | August 6, 2013
Nice little brewpub thatís a favorite of the locals. There are usually around 12 house beers on that range from eh to pretty good. Service is solid. The food menu is amusing to say the least. You can get a hot dog, spaghetti and meatballs or prime rib on any given night. That being said I usually get the burger which is really good.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
DocJitsu  (120) Pensacola , Florida | July 13, 2013
Quaint street side brewpub with a friendly, neighborhood feel. Appealing asthetics if youíre into that weathered, years of foot traffic appearance. The dining area, the bar area, and patio make up three distinct parts of the brewpub. The brewery can be seen from the bar. The service is average to just above. Beer selection is pretty amazing for Santa Barbara. Decent food selection too. If I lived in Santa Barbara thisíd be my local spot.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
t0rin0  (1511) Do Not Resuscitate, California | June 26, 2013
Visited 3 times over the past couple years. Always enjoy stopping in to try the new ticks. They have something like 15 taps going all the time.

The place is divided into a couple rooms, one with just tables and one large room with the bar and on Saturdays a stage for a live band.

The place can get loud and busy but is still roomy enough to be comfortable. Itís kind of hidden off the side of the freeway on a dark street that seems to have a number of popular bars.

The beer is all over the place. Some decent some not. To date Iíve tried 24 different beers from them and those cover about 15 different styles. Definitely an interesting place to visit.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
b727trijet  (404) Isleworth, England | February 27, 2013
Initially the atmosphere in here felt a little hostile (particularly after the welcome we had in the SB Brewery) but after our second pint the staff and some local customers began to chill out! Probably a better selection and I enjoyed the Smoked Porter.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 17/20
Schlenkerla  (414) , Austria | January 1, 2013
Although not the best beers in the world, I like this place. Close to the beach, a lot of crazy (nice) people, very good food (mussels!!!) and a quite good selection of own beers - all of them ok. Sometimes live music. I try to be here once a year.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
iacopino_IpA  (118) , | October 18, 2012
A big place with a nice patio right in front of the brewery, we tried lots of their beers and i liked almost every one. The food was good and the night i went there it was all u can eat ribs night!!! i went out after eating all and i was very satisfied!
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail  (1171) San Leandro, California | August 14, 2012
Nice outdoor patio area which is split into a couple areas. Large indoor dining room and bar area which is also split. Dim lighting and a huge bar. I took a seat next to the taps at the end of the bar. Place was sort of empty, but it was a Monday night. Bartender was more than happy to oblige my request to try all 15 house beers. She was also able to answer all my questions without problem. The beers were actually pretty good and for 15 four ounce tasters, $22 isnít bad at all. I didnít eat anything, but the guy next to me ordered what looked like a pretty good steak. I really liked this place, actually.

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