This guide to Central Coast breweries makes it easy to find good beer. You’ll find an ever increasing number of breweries to choose from along California’s Central Coast. Learn about breweries in and around San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Monterey, and Santa Cruz. Discover a new favorite soon!
While exploring the breweries along the Central Coast, you might want to also stop at some wineries.Just in case, here’s the Guide to Central Coast Wineries.
San Luis Obispo County Breweries
Address: 3055 Limestone Way, Paso Robles
Telephone: (805) 296-1128
Open Fridays and Saturdays 11-9; Sundays 11-8; and Monday-Thursday 2-8
Enjoy their great beer which is all brewed on the premises. Their beer garden is a fun place to hang out. They have a large variety of beer available year round as well as some season beers that you must try.
Central Coast Brewing
Address: 1422 Monterey St., Su.B100, San Luis Obispo, CA
Telephone: (805) 783-2739
Open daily noon to 9PM; Sunday noon-5PM
Enjoy fabulous craft beer in a fun atmosphere. Food is available as well at this Central Coast Brewery.
Address: 1040 Broad St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Telephone: (805) 542-9804
Creekside Brewing produces beer in small batches with an emphasis on quality. Restaurant features fresh locally grown ingredients.
Address: 2200 El Camino Real, Santa Margarita, CA
Telephone: (805) 704-9050
Open Mon.-Thurs. 3PM – 10PM; Fri.-Sat. 3PM – 10PM; Sun. 1PM-9PM
Drink fine crafted beer in a relaxing atmosphere.
Firestone Walker Brewing Company
Address: 1400 Ramada Dr., Paso Robles, CA
Telephone: (805) 225-5911
Open daily 11AM – 9PM serving both lunch and dinner.
Taste exceptional beer at Firestone Walker Brewing. Tours of the this Central Coast brewery are available.
The Libertine Pub
Address: 801 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA
Telephone: (805) 772-0700
Open Mon.-Thurs. 3PM – 10PM; Fri.-Sun. Noon-10PM
Laid back, relaxing establishment with great beer. They have an amazing collection of old school vinyl records that they play.
Address: 191 S Oak Park Blvd. Ste 3, Grover Beach, CA 93433
Telephone: (805) 270-3089
Open Mon.-Thurs. 4PM – 10PM; Fri.-Sat. Noon-Midnight; Sun. Midnight – 7PM
Relax at this small family owned craft brewery. A friendly place to hang out and watch games on their large screen television while sipping great brew. They don’t serve food, but you can bring over food from the restaurant next door.
Pismo Brewing Company
Address: 361 Pomeroy Ave., Pismo Beach, CA 93449
Telephone: (805) 295-6200
Open Mon.-Wed. 2PM – 8PM; Thurs.-Sat. 11AM – 10PM; Sun. 11AM – 6PM
Paso Robles Brewing Company
Address: 525 Pine St., Paso Robles, CA
Telephone: (805) 239-1000
Open Mon. – Wed. 2PM – 9PM; Thurs. 2PM – 10PM; Fri. 2PM – Midnight; Sat. Noon-Midnight; Sun. Noon-9PM
Great handcrafted brews. Check their event schedule for live music. A fun place!
San Luis Obispo Brewing
Address: 1119 Garden St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Telephone: (805) 543-1843
Open Mon. 4PM – 2AM; Tues. – Sun. 11:30AM – 2AM
Enjoy locally brewed beers, food, and live music. See online schedule for upcoming performances.
Tap It Brewing
Address: 675 Clarion Ct., San Luis Obispo, CA
Telephone: (805) 545-7702
Open Wed, Sat-Sun 12PM – 6PM; Thurs.& Fri. 12PM – 8PM
They serve paninis as well their award-winning brews.
Santa Barbara Area Breweries
Address: 229 W. Montecito, Santa Barbara, CA
Telephone: (805) 884-4664
Open Sun. – Thurs. 11AM – 11PM; Fri. – Sun 11AM – Midnight
Enjoy fresh beer produced in small lots, food, and live music Wednesday through Saturday. Special Happy Hour prices daily from 4 – 6PM. The Brewhouse is dog friendly; dogs are allowed on the patio.
Firestone Walker Brewing Company
Address: 620 McMurray Road, Buellton, CA
Telephone: (805) 225-5911
Open for lunch Fri.-Sun. 11AM – 4:30; open for dinner daily 5PM – 9PM
This is one of the Central Coast breweries that offers tours. Tours are available at their Paso Robles location.
Hollister Brewing Company
Address: 6980 Marketplace Dr., Goleta, CA 93117
Telephone: (805) 968-2810
This brewpub offers both locally produced beer and food. Happy Hour specials from 2 PM – 6PM
Island Brewing Company
Address: 5049 Sixth St., Carpinteria, CA
Telephone: (805) 745-8272
Open Mon.-Fri. 2PM – 9PM; weekends 11AM- 9PM
This small family owned Central Coast Brewery produces award-winning brews. Sip on the a flavorful ale at their tasting room with views of the Pacific Ocean.
Santa Barbara Brewing Company
Address: 501 State St., Santa Barbara, CA
Telephone: (805) 730-1040
Enjoy fresh beer at this Central Coast Brewery. The back lounge has pool tables and darts. Lots of large flat screen televisions.
Solvang Brewing Company
Address: 1547 Mission Dr., Solvang, CA
Telephone: (805) 688-2337
Open daily 11AM – 2AM
Located in the heart of downtown Solvang, this establishment offers craft beer and food as well.
Telegraph Brewing Company
Address: 416 Salsipuedes St, Santa Barbara, CA
Telephone: (805) 963-5018
Open Thurs.4PM – 6PM; Fri. 4PM – 8PM; Sat. 2PM – 6PM
Handcrafted brews produced in small batches. Awesome beers in a fun setting!
Union Ale Brewing Company
Address: 214 State St., Santa Barbara, CA
Telephone: (805) 845-8243
Open daily 11AM – Midnight
Serving lunch and dinner.
Cannery Row Brewing Company
Address: 95 Prescott Ave., Monterey, CA
Telephone: (831) 643-2722
Open Mon. – Thurs. 11AM – Midnight; Fri. 11AM – 2AM; Sat. 10AM – 2AM; Sun. 10AM-Midnight
This is one of the Central Coast Breweries that serves lunch and dinner.
English Ales Brewery
Address: 223 Reindollar Ave
Ste A, Marina, CA
Telephone: (831) 883-3000
Open daily Noon – Midnight.
English Ales produces English style beers. Along with the beers this one of the Central Coast Breweries that offers British pub style food (i.e. fish and chips, Banger sandwich).
Monterey Coast Brewing Company
Address: 165 Main St., Salinas, CA
Telephone: (831) 758-2337
Open Monday 11-4PM; Tues-Sun 11-11pm
Enjoy 8 premium craft beers as well as the restaurant serving both lunch and dinner.
Santa Cruz Breweries
Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery
Address: 402 Ingalls St.Ste 27, Santa Cruz
Telephone: (831) 425-4900
Open daily noon-10PM
Enjoy organic microbrewed ales and beers from the tap. This is a “cash only” establishment, but there is an ATM in the taproom. They serve food from Kellys French Bakery.
Address: 519 Seabright Ave. Ste 107, Santa Cruz, CA
Telephone: (831) 426-2739
Open daily 11:30AM – 11:30PM
Creating handcrafted brews. Dogs are allowed on the patio at this Central Coast Brewery.
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