Santa Monica Brew Works

4.8
37 reviews
$30 and under
Brewery

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OUTDOOR WEEKEND BEER GARDEN IS NOW OPEN.

As we move forward with our phased reopening of the brewery for dine-in service, we pledge to continue to operate with the health and safety of our staff and patrons as the top priority. Thanks for your cooperation adhering to all posted signage, and for your patience as we work out the best ways to serve you safely.

Purchase of food is required with consumption of alcohol.

- Credit/Debit Only (No Cash Accepted)
- Please wear a mask at all times unless eating/drinking.
- Temperature checked upon entry.
- Parties limited to 6 or fewer.
- No congregating between tables.
- Dogs welcome outside.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 37 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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AlexA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've always loved SMBW, and I really appreciate all their efforts made to keep guests distanced, safe, and well-hydrated (plus fed)!

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SuzWebb
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best outdoor garden area to hang and enjoy!! Do not miss out!

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RobertG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the outdoor Biergarten. Having two food trucks is a plus. Choices.

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eaters
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful day to sit outside and the brew works observed the covid protocol so we could enjoy our outing. nice change of pace. fix burger hit the spot!

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vipLisam
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Love the beer, staff is great, good music, food trucks are ok. Festive, safe atmosphere.
5 stars when they get HEAT LAMPS! Drinking cold brews on a cold night=Brrrr!!!

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Delicioso
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Hard to gush about beers in a parking lot, but we applaud SM BW effort to create a fun, safe environment to gather and have fun. Their beers are outstanding the food truck options were great on the night we were there. Plus we're happy to support the local business. Fun for a group...and you can bring your dog. What's not to love.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We enjoyed our time at brew works, the staff all take precautions. The set up feels safe, comfortable, and clean.

The only small down fall is the food options- I understand the state/county are mandating food purchase with alcohol; I have some dietary restrictions so depending on the food truck there aren’t always a lot of options for me. But, brew works is trying & we are in a pandemic.

I’ll for sure be back!

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CarlosW
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome. Great service with great beer. We are definitely going back. I can't wait until Covid is over so we can enjoy indoors as well.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

A greater effort needs to be put in place to enforce COVID procedures with parties of more than four at a high top table. A large group of eight was behind my party of three and they did not adhere to policies to physically distance with their two tables and they often bumped into my table and people in my party. It made us leave earlier than anticipated.

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tonif
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Excellent beer, very safe outdoor seating and customer service was great.

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WillH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FIVE STARS

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great outdoor area, safe, good music in the background and excellent beer! Looking forward to the pizza truck coming back, the food was ok.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Watched the dodgers Win!

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vipLauraL
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish Santa Monica Brew Works could be setup like this in non COVID times too. It was great!

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ZoeM
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can’t beat having it 1/2 a block from your home. Stoked to have them in our city.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Needs to do better job of communicating their new policies.

Made a reservation on Saturday for dodger game.

Hour before I learned via their IG that the game would be audio only until sunsets.

Get their for my 5pm reso (game starts at 510) and
Told would only have 90 minutes to watch game.

I GET ITS CA LAW. Doesn't excuse them from not disclosing these two things BEFORE or immediately after making the reservation.

#Recallnewsom

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ZachR
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thanks for calling audibles and making arrangements to stay open!

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AlexA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor setup was great and felt very safe and accommodating. I am so happy to be back at one of our favorite local spots!

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Caroline
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

great stuff, fantastic beers, need twinkly lights and food was a little expensive

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AmyL
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time watching the Dodgers and drinking some great tasting IPA!

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GabeG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time here as always. Felt very safe and thought the overall experience was wonderful. Will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Beer, Great food, Excellent Covid pro cautions and friendly staff.

JA
JulieA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great to have a brewery to enjoy in these challenging COVID times. The Brewery has set up socially distanced tables where they helped us celebrate my son's 21st birthday. Great beer selection and friendly staff. Do wear sunscreen if you are there in the afternoon as the parking lot does lack shade.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Need unbrellas outside for sunny days! Hopefully heat lamps in winter? Otherwise great experience!

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RobbieK
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very pleasant Sunday afternoon lunch, despite all the covid restrictions. Lots of open tables and outside pace. Food and drinks were both excellent and came quickly - you order both like in a sushi bar by checking boxes on a menu, and then taking it up to the cashier. Food came in take out boxes from the food trucks, so basic presentation, but quality ingredients (we ordered poke bowls and wraps). Friendly service, great beer.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Only negative was the food truck that day wasn’t really very good, but not reflective on the brewery.

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DanielF
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

happy to seem them open again and making use of that great outdoor space. nothing better than enjoying a great craft beer and food with santa monica's blue sky and ocean breeze!

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Jimmy
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Santa Monica Brew Works, which was very diligent in following COVID-19 protocols.

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NatashaL
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Overpriced and complicated with reservations for no reason. No flights available a

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Betty
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thrilled that Santa Monica Brew Works is back open! Fantastic Covid protocols. We made a reservation for 1 pm and secured a table in the shade. Two food trucks to choose from. I got a Beyond Burger from The Fix truck. My husband got fish tacos from the Go Fusion Grill truck. I believe they will rotate various food trucks each weekend. You order the food and beer from a menu you write on and deliver that to the beertender when you get your beer. Our food came out right away. And the beer, yay! The reason for coming here. Lots of delicious choices, especially refreshing on a warm sunny Sunday afternoon. All of the employees at Santa Monica Brew Works are awesome. Can't wait to go back.

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SteveS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Wonderful place with smart, nice people running it. Exceptional beer. More variety with food trucks would improve the experience. I’m delighted they reopened.

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Juliette
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SMBW is the absolute best! Their new outdoor setup is very spacious and chill, COVID precautions are in check and are done very well. Felt very safe and secure!

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NickG
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Plenty of space for safe distancing. Great beer. The food will depend on which food trucks are there.

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Jeremy
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great outdoor socially-distanced set-up, great to have the foodtrucks there and a smooth ordering operation (though you have to get up for each round and there's occasionally a ~5 minute line for a drink). Bring a pup, enjoy the sun!

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7tiger
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I've enjoyed SMBW for a long time, they have always had great bike parking, great staff, and room to gather with friends. I just stopped for lunch, October 2020, on a Saturday afternoon. Their Covid-era outdoor seating is what it is, a parking lot beer garden, with social distancing carefully regulated by county rules. Day drinkers note there's not much shade. Their IPA, mid-ride, was fantastic as always. The falafel truck is fairly good, and there was a burger truck too.

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SamanthaK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a good time at SM Brew- so happy they are back open. They had a burger truck there and got some great IPA's and a little buzz on.

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Kate
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, innovative beers, conscientious staff and setting. Highly recommend!

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Santa Monica Brew Works is rated 4.8 stars by 37 OpenTable diners.

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