Tehachapi Beer Guide: Your Tehachapi guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

Latest reviews from Tehachapi

80 /100 365 ENTERPRISE WAY, STE G
“1st Review for this location! Awesome! Convenient location just off the freeway on the way to Vegas from Bakersfield. 20 taps, including a nitro stout. Mostly IPAs, and a few stouts. Lots of single cans. Very good. Beers are pretty good too.“
wetherel 101 days ago
76 /100
TK Pizza & Pasta (Restaurant)
640 WEST TEHACHAPI
“Made a pit stop here on my way to Las Vegas from SFO. It was a nice pizza restaurant, with arcade machines, communal long tables, and amazing 19 local craft beers on tap! In the middle of nowhere! Or at least it felt like that to me. Anyway must visit if you're around. Wifi is also available.“
trapped 1261 days ago
58 /100 125 W TEHACHAPI BLVD, STE D
“Beer-wise, just a few German bottles and mini kegs. Otherwise, a great bakery! Really good bread, pastries, coffee, soups, sandwiches, and salads. We got some pastries and coffee to-go on our way out of town but you can eat inside or on their nice patio that looks out on the main street. Worth a stop when in Tehachapi.“
jollyraider 2135 days ago
68 /100
Tehachapi Liquor (Beer Store)
840 TUCKER RD
“This indeed is the former Howard’s Market. I was just there and Google Maps still had the name as Howard’s Market. I submitted a correction. I think they have more beer now than when the other reviewers wrote their reviews. Coolers along 2 walls. Decent selection featuring local beers. Surely the best in town. I only went once and didn’t have much to say to the guy there but he was friendly.“
jollyraider 2135 days ago
80 /100
Red House BBQ (Restaurant)
426 E TEHACHAPI BLVD
“(Visited 02/2013): Red House BBQ is a destination barbecue joint in Tehachapi downtown. There is a small lot next to the building and street parking.

The interior is cozy with eclectic decor. Walk up ordering then grab a number and a free table if you can find one. There is a patio out back too along with their smoker.

The beer is located in a cooler by the registers. There are over 25 with CA selections like Kern River, Stone and Mission. Some imports and other domestic craft breweries as well.

Service at Red House is good. We actually met the owner the day before our visit at Kern River for the Citra release and the guy knows his beer and hosts after-hours tastings. The staff is friendly and efficient too.

As far as the BBQ, very good stuff. The "Rib Of The Beast" is excellent and the macaroni and cheese is as good as advertised, among the best I have ever had.

Overall this is a must stop in Tehachapi. They don’t have 100s of beers but the ones they do have are worthwhile, and you can get some great barbecue to boot.“
Dogbrick 3471 days ago
76 /100
Red House BBQ (Restaurant)
426 E TEHACHAPI BLVD
“Visited Feb 16, 2013 on my way back from SF Beer Week.

This was half way through a long day and I was definitely ready for a good meal. Good food but typical high priced BBQ prices. Turns out the sandwiches (which come with a side) have a half pound of meat in them so it’s cheaper to get the small sandwich ($7.99) than to get a 1/2 lb and side seperately ($7.99 + $3). They charge $1.25 for ice water... and they were out of at least 3 of the 7 sides. All that said my brisket sandwich was excellent and the side of mac and cheese was also good (they were somehow out of their house chili, cornbread, and a third one that had already been erased from the board).

Beer wise it’s a case of less is more. There is one small fridge full of bottles including Unibroue 17, various Stone seasonals, a Uinta or two, and good ole Indian wells. While I assume that you can ask for a glass most people were drinking straight from the bottle. I did however spot what I thought was a Tripel Karmeliet glass with a very dark beer in it. Turns out the guy was drinking wine out of it. So I guess they do have some "proper" glassware, if you ask for it.

The service was helpful and friendly but a bit slow. We were about 8 people back in line but it took 20 minutes before we even placed an order. Food came out maybe 10 minutes later.

I do love some BBQ so I wouldnt hesitate to eat here again and maybe have a beer with it.“
t0rin0 3516 days ago
22 /100 775 S TUCKER RD
“Visited Feb 16, 2013 on my way back from SF Beer Week.

Yeah...“
t0rin0 3516 days ago
70 /100
Tehachapi Liquor (Beer Store)
840 TUCKER RD
“Visited Feb 16, 2013 on my way back from SF Beer Week.

All three liquor stores listed here for this town are at the same intersection. Two of them are questionable but this one was worth listing here. He’s got probably five doors of decent beers including a couple that you wont see outside of the mountains (Indian Wells and Mamoth).

Prices were about on par with other places, service was quiet and didnt say much but friendly enough when I did talk to him, and there is plenty of parking.

If you live in the area I guess there isnt much else for beer, except the "brewery" down the way and maybe the BBQ joint on the other side of town.

This is a liquor store crossed with a convenience store like most liquor stores these days. Not sure if food is rateable but they do have lots and lots of snacks. Might have to rate their selection of beef jerky and chips.“
t0rin0 3516 days ago
70 /100
Tehachapi Liquor (Beer Store)
840 TUCKER RD
“(Visited 12/2011): It is my understanding that this beer store used to be Howard’s Market. It is located in a shopping plaza on the corner of Tucker and 202. There is a decent size private lot. The interior is pretty cramped and the beer is in the back both in coolers and on shelves. Decent selection of regional breweries like Kern River, Bootleggers, Alaskan, Stone and Lagunitas. Some gems like Stone VE from years ago and Deschutes Abyss(!). Some imports as well. Service is a little better than the convenience store look would have led me to expect. The guy behind the counter has always been friendly and willing and able to talk beer. Overall this is a solid stop to grab some regional goodies.“
Dogbrick 3759 days ago
80 /100
Red House BBQ (Restaurant)
426 E TEHACHAPI BLVD
“A cool little joint out in the middle of the mountains. I’d read a bunch of reviews about how good the BBQ was so I went up there for that. I was happily surprised to find a decent craft local beer selection too. Had a Kern Just Outstanding IPA bomber on special for 4.50. Yep that’s not a misprint. I can’t even get it that cheap at the Kern river brewery. Also had lagunitas, stone, bear republic, paulaner, uinta, mission and others. Service was insanely friendly. Pulled pork sandwich with mac and cheese, and potato salad was great. Pull up and you can smell the goodness. I’ll be back.“
dukeredhair 3811 days ago
90 /100
Red House BBQ (Restaurant)
426 E TEHACHAPI BLVD
“Great little BBQ joint in downtown Tehachapi. Food was excellent and the portions are large. The pulled pork and brisket were both outstanding. Very good selection of beer for a small place. They had multiple styles from Stone, Lagunitas, Mission, among others. There was also a small selection of bombers from Kern River and Telegraph. Prices were adequate with most of the 12 oz. being $3.00. The staff was top notch, the menu was explained to us as soon as we walked in and the serving staff was attentive and courteous. Overall I would definitely recommend Red House if you are looking to enjoy a great craft beer with some outstanding BBQ.“
lozo130 3848 days ago
50 /100 775 S TUCKER RD
“(Visited 12/2007): Albertsons is located at the intersection of Tucker and Valley road near downtown Tehachapi. There is a large store front parking area. The interior is like any other grocery store. The beer section is to the immediate right of the entrance and most of it is in coolers. The beer selection at Albertsons is pretty good for a grocery store, and very good for a grocery store in the mountains. Domestic craft beers from Kona, Wingwalker, New Belgium, Sierra Nevada etc are all available. There are also some imports but it is mostly the stuff you can get anywhere. Albertsons also allows customers to take singles of any of the brews. Service here is standard for a grocery store. In other words good luck finding a beer expert. Overall I was pleasantly surprised to find the selection I did, and ended up stocking up on some new beers and some that I hadn’t had for awhile. Definitely worth a peek on future visits. “
Dogbrick 5107 days ago
62 /100 125 W TEHACHAPI BLVD, STE D
“(Visited 12/2007): Kohnen’s Bakery is located in a small strip mall just outside of downtown Tehachapi on Rte 58. There is street parking in front and a lot to the side. They share a space with a gift shop next door. This place specializes in German baked goods but they have a small and exclusively German beer selection as well. The beers are located in a shelf on the left side of the shop. They carry about 8 different varieties ranging from Ayinger, Hofbräu, Spaten, Warsteiner & Köstritzer to a few others. The bottles are available to go or to drink there. They also sell a couple different 5L mini kegs. Some glassware and steins are available as well. Service here is good. While the focus is on food, the staff is happy to help out with beer questions. Kohnen’s does an Oktoberfest annually too. The bakery here is phenomenal. Outside of muffins, cookies and the like they also serve sandwiches that are excellent. Overall this small shop is definitely worth visiting when visiting or passing by Tehachapi.“
Dogbrick 5107 days ago
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