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Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill

42 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
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The Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill, located in historic downtown Monterey, CA., is a brewery and New American restaurant offering locally sourced and thoughtfully created, approachable food and artisan craft beer.

Chef Brandon Miller’s creative, free-wheeling culinary chops, developed on the Monterey Peninsula at the acclaimed Stokes Adobe and the popular Spanish tapas restaurant Mundaka, will be paired with Head Brewer J.C. Hill's hop-forward brewing style focused on bright, West Coast style ales, Belgian-inspired ales, and a variety of experimental . Hill and Miller will be working closely together to marry the food and beer offerings at Alvarado Street, with the goal of giving guests the ultimate sensory experience.

Our mission is to provide our guests, both local and visitor alike, a unique yet casual environment. We look forward to seeing you and inviting your family to become a part of ours at the Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Gastro Pub, Brewery
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am-2:30pm

Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm-10:00pm
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Phone number
(831) 655-2337
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Brandon Miller
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Cross street
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Parking details
We are located in down town Monterey. There are multiple areas to park in.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 42 People Are Saying
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4.1  based on all time ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBella (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on March 10, 2016

Vietnamese burger and Smoke & Fire cocktail...fabulous!!

Msharbin (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on March 10, 2016

Great brewery and food!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2016

We had a great meal tonight! Steak Frites and Pasta Bolognese were both delicious. Did a flight of beers. The coffee milk stout was exceptional. I was disappointed that it was not available as a growler.

vipSouthBayGirl (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

Good overall experience including the wait staff but the hostess needs to be more welcoming with a smile!

vipeatdrinkandbemarried (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2016

I had no idea Alvarado street existed, but I needed a late dinner and it was at the top of the list on OT. What a pleasant surprise! Crowded, fun ambiance, great food. The chicken pot pie was delicious, if a little different than expected. The cocktails outshone the beers on the menu.

BrokerShaverLake (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2016

Very nice, energetic bar/grill with great customer service, great food and good selection of beers. We made rez online and were seated quickly. I'd go back again...

vipWinengoodjunkies (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined on January 29, 2016

Excellent flat breads. I had the bacon and egg flatbread which was outstanding. I enjoyed the beer selection as well. Very noisy. Not recommended for a romantic meal but a great vibe.

OhioCraftBeerFans (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on December 12, 2015

We saw this as we headed ro the wharf for dinner. Stopped in on our way back. Bartenders are friendly and knowledgeable. Sampled several of their beers. The next night we came back and had dinner. Awesome sausage board with pickled veggies! Butternut squash soup had great curry flavor and was topped with pumpkin seeds. Sweet and sour roasted cauliflower was also excellent. Seems to be the "go to" bar in the area.

FrequentDiner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 11, 2015

We dined at Alverado Street Brewery prior to attending a concert at Golden State Theatre. The service was wonderful and the menu selection was extensive enough to satisfy most appetites and diets. We highly recommend this restaurant and will return.

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
3.0  Dined on November 13, 2015

Average food and service. I would recommend as such

Saket (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 7, 2015

Nice service, cool space but can get a bit loud (in a good way though). Great if you want to go to a place with energy. Beer selection very good, food was spot on for a gastropub too.

Pils (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on November 6, 2015

The calamari was very greasy when it came to the table. It needed to rest on paper towel before being brought out.

AZJan (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on October 27, 2015

We wanted to have dinner at a brew pub in Monterey. I saw good reviews for ASB and made reservations based on the reviews. It was a good choice; both to eat there and to have reservations! There was a street fair happening, so parking was hard to find on a Wednesday evening. We had a short walk to the restaurant and were seated right away. The server recommended a brew, which we enjoyed and we found the dinner menu to have several enticing options. We enjoyed our calamari appetizer a lot. I would definitely choose Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill again if we are in Monterey.

vipJoeG (Denver)
4.0  Dined on October 26, 2015

Really enjoyed their sarsaparilla brown beer--creative and easy to drink. Decent food menu, and the salads and flatbreads were particularly good. Lots of fun beers here.

stophmaster (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on October 25, 2015

The food is very good. We had some friends as an app and they were hot, salty and crispy...just right. We both had the chicken pot pie and it was excellent. Could've used a little more chicken, but the flavor was spot on. Service was excellent and friendly. We had the Mai Tai IPA, which is freaking AMAZING!

Prissfaerie (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 14, 2015

I normally go for dinner but was bored with my regular lunch options. The chicken parmesan sandwich is tasty and the leftovers made for a good lunch the following day.

Foodiewife (Central Coast)
3.0  Dined on September 19, 2015

This was our first time eating lunch here, though we've had dinner here twice. The lunch menu was a disappointment. We ordered the fish tacos ($13) and the pork tacos ($12). The fish was dry and "fishy" tasting...not pleasant. The pork was smoky and good, but they were three very small tapas style. We wish we had ordered the burger $13, which is always good. On the good side, the beer was excellent. I'm a Pilsner girl, and my Buzz Lite was exactly what I wanted-- cold and refreshing for a hot day, sitting out on the patio. My husband's IPA was also really good and we liked the Happy Hour price of $4 each. Our waitress was lovely and very knowledgeable about the beer, which we appreciated. The dinner menu is far more interesting and has more variety, so we'll skip lunch and opt for dinner in the future. Make reservations, though, as this place gets really busy. The outside patio is a great place for people watching, too.

vipJDfoodie (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on September 18, 2015

Excellent service & a vibrant crowd created a fun evening. Had the fish tacos & wished for fresh flaky fish rather than breaded piece so was a little disappointed. Beer was great as was dessert. Sausage board 2 out of the 3 sausages were excellent but barely warm. Maybe that's they way they are meant to be but we expected hot sausages?

Jojo6 (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on September 14, 2015

I am a very picky eater (from Europe) and very critical on the quality that I get served, but this exceeded all my expectations: top quality burger and the french fries were the best I ever ate in USA (and beyond). They must have just renewed their oil or they must do it regularly (as it is supposed to, but almost never happens)

Seamus (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 28, 2015

Good menu selection, food prepared well and quickly, very good range of craft beers.