My girlfriend and I were held up in SLO for a while, waiting for a bus out of there when walking around town, we found Downtown Brewing Co. Once we went inside, we were greeted by friendly bartenders who assisted us with everythign we needed even giving us a couple free beers because we were from out of town.
The food was absolutely excellent and the prices were fantastic. After eating, we played a round of a pool, where you pay by the hour. When we headed to the bar to pay for our 1 1/2 of pool time, he told us not to worry about it.
There was even an area with glass walls, so you could watch the brewer at work not far from your table. It’s rare to find this kind of treatment. So I definately recommend checking it out. Finally, the hemp beer that they brewed was fantastic!! Not one bad beer was tasted.
This was a VERY pleasant surprise for me on a trip to the Bay area last week. I looked for a place to stop half way for beer and sleep. I stopped in during happy hour and beers were 2 Dollars!!!! I had 3 IPA’s and wanted more but had to find a hotel. I went and found a hotel in walking distance, walked back and after 9pm the pints were 1 dollar!! (yes, 1 dollar!!). So I had a few more. (no stouts on while I was there, all I had was their IPA). All in all I had (i think) 6 pints a good sandwich and salad and it was less than 20$! The gal at the bar was one of the coolest bartenders I have encountered in a long time. I like this place.
Paso Robles location. Solid beer selection with okay food as well. Nice location right on the downtown square...although at night it can be overrun with little punks. Waitress was solid and enjoyable. Service as good as well. Go in the day to avoid the crowds, unless you like crowds, in which case you should go at night.
This is the type of brewpub my girlfriend loves, I find okay, if a bit cookie-cutter in design. Upstairs in what seemed to have been some factory building, wide-open space, dark red brick, brewing equipment closed off with a garage door, pool tables, lots of widescreen TVs gives it a very sports bar/restaurant theme. We were there around 5pm and the place was pretty quiet, so a friendly waitress that had basic knowledge of what was on tap served us pretty quickly.
5 or 6 regular brews were on, with a seasonal or two and I think they had a guest brew from Firestone-Walker. Selection was pretty conservative. I went for the IPA if memory serves, and it was quite good. I also had a few samplers, nothing bad to say about any of them. Prices were dirt-cheap during happy hour. Food menu is standard brewpub fare that we enjoyed. Pretty solid brewpub experience from top to bottom, nothing blew me away but all my expectations were met and I had a good time.
Also known as Downtown Brewing Co. in downtown San Luis. Came here on a Friday night for dinner and drinks to kick off my brother’s bachelor party. Spacious area, smoke free of course, with a variety of seating options (bar, tables, couches, etc.) We took a high rise table and had about 6 pitchers, several appetizers, and the tuna melt to myself. Tasty stuff. Some of the beers are the standard brewpub stuff, but the oatmeal stout and abbey ale were particularly enjoyable. Happy hour goes until 6:30 p.m. and gets you half-price beer!
Its a great place to hang out and have a pitcher or two. Some of their seasonals are really good. Especially the SapHead and the porter. They’ve got great burgers and daily specials. Great college pub/grill.
Odeed (15) Bakersfield , California | December 5, 2004
not a bad brewery at all.if you show up on the weekends they have a dj playing really bad radio hip hop,but besides that,its pretty dope.the food is good and all of the stouts they offer are excellent.