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Explore Santa Barbara's Ale Trail

By: Kristyn Huang / 15 May 2019
Explore santa barbara's ale trail

Within the past few years, the craft brewery scene in Santa Barbara has exploded. Take a trip and sip along the ale trail to taste one-of-a-kind local brews while supporting the artisan producers who are putting their heart and soul into the craft.

The Funk Zone

Topa Topa is located inside The Waterline, a shared use space, featuring a highly regarded restaurant, tap room, winery, and shops curated by local artists. Through combining the finest local ingredients and their passion for the glorious central coast they brew up something truly special.  120 Santa Barbara St. 

Brass Bear Brewery opened in 2016 and is a family owned business that brews beer just one block from the Santa Barbara waterfront. Ask the staff about where the Brass Bear name comes from for an incredible story. 28 Anacapa st.. Suite E

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Figueroa Mountain Since opening in 2010, Figueroa Mountain has grown to become one of the fastest growing craft breweries in America. Visit their taproom in the Funk Zone to taste their 20+ rotating, seasonal drafts. 137 Anacapa Street, Suite F

The Lagoon District

Pure Order A family business that is rooted deeply in the community and lifestyle of Santa Barbara, visit this fully operational brewery and taproom and play a game of bocci ball on their outdoor court while enjoying one of their craft brews. 410 N Quarantina St.

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Telegraph Brewery features rotating American style ales and lagers. Innovation within their beer production is an important part of their work while also respecting tradition. 418 N Salsipuedes St.

Third Window is housed within a restored barn and feed mill originally built in 1904 by the Boykin family. They carry on the 112 year legacy as they work to mill grain and create some of the greatest beer in the world. 406 E Haley St #3 

Downtown Santa Barbara

Draughtsman Ale Works' new Santa Barbara taproom recently opened inside Mosaic Locale a shared space featuring several small food and drink purveyors. Go for the good beer, stay for the donuts and empanadas. 1131 State St.

Night Lizard With a passion for the outdoors and beer, Night Lizard is committed to producing the highest quality craft beers while inspiring and educating the public on current environmental challenges facing the central coast.


Captain Fatty's is a local favorite for a chill evening with friends. Check out their event calendar for upcoming events and live music at their tap room. 6489 Calle Real Suite D

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Hollister Brewing opened in 2007 and is a locally owned and operated brewpub with an unpretentious environment that appeals to local clientele and beer and food aficionado's from around the country / 6980 Marketplace Dr. (Camino Real Marketplace) Goleta

M Special is a collection of family and friends from across the world of food and beer and offers a diverse portfolio of beers ranging from American Lagers, IPA, Brown Ales and much more. 6860 Cortona Drive Suite C – Goleta

For welcome beers and a printed copy of our Ale Trail, book our Brews & Buds package.