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Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company

Half Moon Bay Brewing Company Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hmbbrewingco.com
  • Email: marketing@hmbbrewingco.com
  • Phone: (650) 728-2739
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:30pm
    Dinner: Daily: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
    Breakfast: Saturday/Sunday 9am-11:30 am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Brewery
  • Executive Chef: Gaston Alfaro
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Parties to Go for groups of 25 or more.
  • Private Party Facilities: Both indoor and outdoor areas are available for larger parties.
  • Private Party Contact: Kevin Hubbert (650) 263-2017
  • Entertainment: Live Oceanfront Music & Dancing Friday-Sunday, No Cover!

    Additional music events added throughout the year. Music schedule posted on website www.hmbbrewingco.com.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please check our website for latest event schedule. www.hmbbrewingco.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hwy. 1
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Two large lots with room for 100 plus autos
A word from Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
Recently selected by Men's Fitness as one of America’s Top Ten Craft Breweries, and by Travel + Leisure Magazine as one of America's Best Beach Bars, the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company is an Oceanfront Restaurant and Micro Brewery offering California coastal cuisine, and handcrafted award winning Mavericks Beers&Ales. The 6,000-square-foot restaurant and bar is reminiscent of a typical California surf shack, a family-friendly, come-as-you-are atmosphere with live weekend music and an expansive, dog-friendly patio area with blazing fire pits to keep patrons warm on the waterfront. Behind the restaurant lie the 1,200 square-foot Mavericks Beer Garden and on-site brewery, where hand-crafted, award-winning Mavericks® Beers & Ales are piped directly to the bar. Located 4 miles north of Half Moon Bay at Pillar Point Harbor and ½ mile from Mavericks, the world-famous big wave surf spot. No bar or patio reservations. Please make reservations 2 hours prior to time requested.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "Had a wonderful meal with great service. We had quite a show across the street a pod of dolphins and birds were going crazy diving and feeding on something in the water! Some small sail boats and kayaks came to see what was going on. Beautiful sunny morning felt lucky to be there."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We come back again and again to this longtime neighborhood favorite near the Princeton Harbor. It gets crowded at meal times but is more placid in mid afternoon. This time they had the beer sampler plate with four local cheese and four taster beers, perfectly matched. Yum! It's a comfortable place to bring my in-laws, who at 90 have mobility issues but enjoy an afternoon out. Food is fresh, carefully prepared, and generous in portions. A relaxing place good for chilling out, having multi-generational groups, or hosting visitors. Our servers were good at handling special requests and questions."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We had a party of 13 and the service, food was fabulous."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Nice place, really good service and casual dining on the water. Just as expected. Good value."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "love this place for so many reasons, great ambiance, great food, always fun when the bands play...dancing, bar scene, outdoor dining...just love love it ...oh & great food too !! fresh seafood ..yumm"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Came here for my 30th bday with a party of 8. The food was amazing and they were kind enough to bring me a slice of chocolate fudge cake with a candle but couldn't lite it because of the wind. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars for service is because 4 of us paid for the bottomless mimosas and had to keep asking for refills. In my opinion if you're pay $15 for a bottomless beverage your server should be on top of that instead of us trying to flag her down for more. Other than that the food was amazing as always and the weather was perfect on the patio. Beautiful day with good food and great friends!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The Halibut (daily special) was outstanding, along with the Portuguese seafood stew. We arrived early and had drinks first in the bar, listening to the live band before dinner, and enjoyed it so much that we ended up back in the bar after dinner. The service was great, as was the view from our table overlooking the beautiful sunset on the coast. A good time was has by all."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Woke up and decided I wanted to have brunch with a view! From SF Peninsula to Half Moon Bay only took us 30 mins. Made the reservation before leaving the house. Great View! Great Food and Service! Loved the calamari, pasta, fish and chips. = ) Walked down to the small bay across the street to get our feet wet! Lovely half day at Half Moon Bay."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We have eaten at here a few times and find it easy with the kids and when we have a larger group. The food is good and the beer is tasty. nothing truly stands out as outstanding but we usually have a nice time with no complaints."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We had an out of town guest from London whom is a vegetarian. We sat outside which was gorgeous, Them menu consisted of wonderful vegetarian dishes of chocolate pancakes, French toast and fruit and a vegetarian omelet, All were delicious. Our guest was impressed."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "great nightly fresh catch specials; healthy salads and appetizers; get the steamed prawns appie with triple flavor combo"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The food was pretty good, but the service was not up to par. I booked my reservation on open table, however when I first got there to check in the outside hostess would not let me. I was sent inside where I waited for about 5 minutes for the hostess (who was busy talking and ignoring the customers). She then sent me back outside to the hostess because we wanted to sit outside. Additionally, there were more wait staff just standing around outside. At one point another customer had to get up and go get their own utensils after their meal was served. Overall, the food was decent, the beer was okay and the view was great. It is a dog friendly patio so if you are looking for a view and some drinks this is a good stopping place."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great place but unfortunately they're sticklers about not ordering lunch food while breakfast is still being served. Understandable but I think it wasn't until 11:30am where they finally shown us a lunch menu. The breakfast menu just didn't seem appealing with a Mavericks beer."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Came initially for the view and convenience for our visit to Mavericks. Service started off well, however, as time progressed towards the meal, the server was nowhere to be found. The fried calamari appetizer was so oily that it was soggy. Then the chicken sandwich which was dry and burnt on edges, was served on top of a burnt piece of bread. Very disappointing. Most likely, won't return."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We were impressed with the quality of the food but the service was not near as good. I ordered a sampler of beers. It was supposed to be 10 small samples of their beers. The tray came out with nine. I had to catch the waitress to ask why. She explained that one of the taps was not working at the moment. We never saw the 10th beer. We ordered appetizers which came out promptly but within 2 minutes after the appetizer our main course followed. We had just begun our appetizers but they squeezed everything aside to fit the main course plates. No concern or apologies on the service end. Seemed like maybe that was SOP. Food was very good but service was unacceptable."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Wanted to see the sunset. Was able to get a table at the last minute even though all the restaurants in the area were crowded. Thank you Open Table. The food was good, the service was prompt and attentive, but not obtrusive. The experience was just what we wanted."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Went with some friends for dinner, the service and the food was great!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The food was remarkably good and creative! The Brussels sprout salad was fantastic, and my husband said the best fish tacos he's ever had . Yummy beer options!"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Really enjoyed dinner. Steaks were great and cooked perfectly. Enjoyed the beer brat pops. Server was great and very attentive. Got a growler of blue velvet to go. Only negative was the apple crisp I got to go, the "crisp" part was all mushy only 20 minutes later. Overall great dinner."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Yummy beer! Yummy food! Great views! Just about perfect!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Ceviche, the shrimp appetizer is delicious. Beer pairing is fun, great beer. Puppy friendly. One of our favorite outdoor venues. Great views"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We chose Half Moon Bay Brewery for the beer and we're thrilled to discover they have great food too! The day before had been exceptionally busy, so they were out of a few brews, but there were still a lot to choose from. We had a great evening enjoying the quiet dinner with a lovely view of the harbor."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Went twice while in the area. Ate outside the first time, had nachos, seafood sampler and pepper jack bites, the guys had beers they enjoyed. Everything came in good time, waiter was very attentive, food was good for snack food. Came back to watch the football games.. Same good service at the bar and good food. We weren't rushed to leave. We will definitely be back when we are in the area."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "We were looking for a nice place to have dinner with a view of the ocean during sunset. We got a table where one of is had the back to the window. The table was barely big enough to hold two plates. My wife was looking forward to having crab that was displayed all over the web site and menu. Turned out they have lump crab shipped in. I ordered a cup of soup. But about 10 min later our main dish was bought out. No bread, no butter, no soup. The waiter apologized unconvincingly. I decided to skip the soup instead of keeping my main dish under a lamp. I did not expect them to prepare it fresh a second time. The food was average. Grilled salmon was okay, the sole was very rich in butter and salt. We should have gone with fish and chips."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "the food and service was great! their local crab cocktail was very good and generous portion as well, great "Wednesday happy hour", good prices!"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "We had a great time and they worked hard to accommodate our group of 24!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Consistently my favorite restaurant. Keep up the good work!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "HMB Brew Co. offers menus that sound very different than they taste. Unfortunately everything we ordered was just a bit off - either under-seasoned or misrepresented on the plate as opposed to print. Oh well, some of their beer is good and the view is magnificent. Go if you want to eat a few apps and not care about the quality of the grub."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "visit the HMB Brewing Co restaurant. We often visit this place. When we have visitors from out of state we take there for an excellent meal. We love it."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company is a great place to hang outside by a fire pit and watch the bay, especially on a nice day. The restaurant inside is dark and a bit dreary unless you can grab a seat by the window or one of the fireplaces. Went for breakfast and was not that impressed. Crab omelet with avocado, bacon, roasted potatoes and sour dough toast was good, but not anything to rave about. What was interesting was that breakfast items are paired with beer for an extra charge. I tried the amber ale and I must say it was fantastic. They offer unlimited Mimosas or Bloody Mary’s for $15.00. You’d need to stay all day if you partake in that option! I recommend coming for lunch, dinner, or just for the delicious beer."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "HMB has been my 'home away from home' for 30 of my 40 years. In fact I was married here. I have been going to the HMB Brewing Co. since the day it opened. Great place for friendly vibe, service, view and drinks. However the food, is basically a childs menu in adult sizes. Very bland boring food executed poorly. Why do I continue to go? It is a place I still enjoy for the friendly staff, inviting atmosphere, live music and of course the view. Last time I was there I ordered the wild salmon. It arrived cold and with a beef jerky texture. There is no imagination or freshness with the food and everything is overcooked. You can get the sense that the majority of their items are frozen and processed."
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "Delicious dinner. Great place to meet with a group of friends. Our waitress was wonderful!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "The Portugese fish stew and brussel sprout salad were superb. Dig into the ordinary menu to find small gems"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "I love Half Moon Bay Brewery! It never disappoints! We had 5 kids under 11 and 2 adults. Everyone was pleased with their meals. Service was outstanding by Ryan. We were seated in the best place to not disturb others but not completely isolated. The latest reservation that we could make was at 3:45 and it was perfect for an early dinner. We could hear the band as we were getting ready to leave and they were outstanding. Thanks for a perfect start to the new year!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The Half Moon Bay Brewing company is one of our favorite spots in Princeton by the Sea! They have great fish tacos (choice of grilled or fried; I prefer grilled cod), served with black beans and rice and pico de gallo; very good! My husband had the prawns and chips, which were also good (he liked that they removed the tails from the shrimp). Make a reservation for a window table; you can't reserve an outside table (get there early if you want to dine outside)."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Went for Sunday lunch, hoping to try the dungeness crab roll. The waiter informed us that they ran out of crab on Friday!!! He steered us away from the french dip sandwich, honestly assessing it as "really bad." We ordered Maverick ale and brown beer. Both were solid brews. I originally wanted to drink the chocolate porter, but they ran out of that as well!!! The tuna melt's richness was nicely offset by the daikon apple salad mixture in the sandwich. The bread was toasted with butter, but not heavily. The kobe beef burger was juicy and cooked to a perfect medium. The fries were really tasty, not an afterthought on the plate. Unfortunately, the restaurant charges extra for everything: a slice of cheese on sandwiches, garlic on fries, etc."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "The service was friendly & quick! Good was great too!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We had a long table in the back which was ideal cuz we Had a toddler. The service was great & attentive even though 4 people in our party of 12 were 1.5 hours late due to traffic. The appetizers arrived at our table hot off the fryer."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "we have visited the restaurant in the past but on this visit the service was exceptionally good and the music played by A C Myles really was world class so bring him back and we will be back. the food was average and I have had better calamari so I am not coming back because the food quality or quantity was superb. Also we had a group of 10 and there was some difficulty for the receptionist to accommodate us which is odd because the restaurant is large."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Nice dinner served at the bar - not too crowded so seats at the bar were available...always my favorite. Love the nachos!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013