Smallish brewpub in the middle of town. Kind of an odd vibe to the place... there's a few older locals at the bar and tourists in the dining area. Smallish selection of not-terribly good beer. Amber, pale ale, stout, IPA... really feels like a taste of the late 1990s.
Pretty chill place. Elevator pop music playing, which cost them a point for ambiance. A few flat panel TVs. Beer is ok, nice that they also have guest taps (does that mean they know their beer is not awesome?). Happy hour 3-6 weekdays, $1 off house beers. I love seeing all the brewing equipment behind the bar. Worth a stop. Need to do food next time.
Visited for lunch around 1.30pm on Thursday 01/05/14.
Located right in the centre of Ventura we manged to bag a metred parking space right outside.
Medium sized venue, long and thin, there’s a small patio area out front with 4 tables, one of which we managed to bag.
Brewing coppers visible behind the bar.
The place was moderately buys, service good, food was great - I had the Scorcher burger (on Brorino’s reccomendation!). Just 4 house beers on tap during my visit which I took in a 4x4oz taster for $6. There was also one guest.
Decent enough venue. Food beats the beer but no horrors amongst the 4 beers I tried averaging at about 3.2.
First stop on a conference organized beer tour. Decent enough place in what appears to be downtown Ventura. Pretty small operation with no bottling and 6 of their beers running. Beers were by and large pretty average, but the service was good and the place had a decent vibe.
I stopped here on a rainy Friday evening on my way to SF beer week a couple years ago. The building was clean and nice, quiet, and the brewing equipment is behind the bar. I sat at the bar and ordered a set of samples, which was 5 house beers. I tried the:
C Street Wheat Ale (3.3)
Mirage Rye Pale Ale (3.6)
Mission Nut Brown Ale (3.2)
Santa Rosa Red (3.75)
Two Trees Double IPA (3.6)
The food however was quite good. I ordered The Scorcher burger with chipotle mayo, pepper jack cheese, and fried/breaded jalapenos on top of a 1/2 lb(ish) patty. The mayo was so good I asked for a little on the side to dip my fries into. The bill came to about $15 after tax.
The service was very nice but despite the ratio of customers to servers I still ended up flagging the girl down a couple times. I think if I stop in again it would be for the food although it sounds like (according to their website) they have a lot of rotating beers but they only have 5 on at a time.
Nice little brewpub in downtown Ventura, just down the street from City Hall. Small patio, somewhat narrow, but long, inside with a very large bar area. The woman who served me at the bar was very friendly and helpful. The house beers were quite decent, and some local guest taps (Surf and Figueroa Mountain) were on as well. Decent prices. Didn’t eat.
IrishBoy (125) Bakersfield, California | April 8, 2012| Updated August 15, 2012
Nice brewpub in Old Downtown Ventura with their own decent beers on draft as well as other local guest brews from Surf Brewery Food was excellent; my ahi sandwich was great! Service was excellent.