Peter B's Brewpub

3.8
71 reviews
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Experience a seasonal and locally sourced menu paired with craft beer at the original craft brewery in Monterey. Distinguished for its variety of award-winning locally-brewed beer, 18 high-definition televisions and pub menu stocked with innovative, comfort foods, Peter B’s Brewpub is a local and guest favorite among bars in Monterey, CA. Whether you’re looking to relax around a fire pit on our pet-friendly patio or watch the big game while visiting California’s Central Coast, there is no better destination.

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Did wells: waiter was excellent and the chef shared his secret to the tasty green beans

Suggestions: Location was hard to find; we were initially seated in a very open area that was open to all traffic. It was an odd location. They seated us elsewhere immediately.

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MB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday! Excellent waiters, food and service.

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, pizza, Cuban chicken sandwich, fish and chips, tortellini

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HJ
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch during our mini vacation in Monterey.

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F
Central Coast
39 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm a local - The BEST Nachos in town and great Happy Hour selection. Highly recommend!

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was packed because of the playoffs, but the service was fast and the food was great.

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h
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2014
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

My husband and I took a group of college students out for dinner and we all had something different. Everyone was happy with the food and it was a nice, relaxed atmosphere yet the service was great.

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M
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the great places where locals and tourists get to mingle...For us the outdoor patio which allows our dogs makes it a real gem...Try it...You'll love it...

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H
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

My family and I (wife, 5 year old daughter and 1 year old son), found this place the other night when we stayed one night in Monterey. All of us really enjoyed it. The food was really good. I am a fan of craft beers and I really enjoyed the beer flight. You get to sample five different beers. They have several large, high definition TVs with sports games on. They also have big glass mugs for sale for $15 with their cool logo on them. This is a little bit pricey in my opinion, but I purchased one anyway. The service was pretty good. The manager was extremely friendly and the man who delivered our food to our table was as well. Our waitress was friendly, but I think she was having an off night.

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B
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service was good. We were using a coupon we purchased online on TravelZoo. Coupon provided 2 apps, 2 entrees and 2 flights of beer. We took a couple of friends that ordered lower priced apps. Server deducted lower priced apps, not our more expensive apps. Server said higher priced items were deducted. After getting home we determined it was not so. Returned next day and complained. Manager made things right.

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BR
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2014
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious nachos! Almost everything on their menu is great and they have a great selection of beer. If you join their mug club, you get pints for $4.50, good deal if you enjoy drinking beer. Be careful if you are not a 49er fan though, patrons are not very welcoming of other teams' fans.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff at Peter B's are friendly and welcoming. The appetizers are delicious (fresh cod ceviche and crab cheese dip = yum) and the entrees come piled high. The patio has beckoning fire pits and the indoors are lined with televisions airing the popular games. Surprisingly, the place was not overbearingly loud for a sports bar, making it a nice spot for just about anyone.

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k
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Opentable saved me! FIFA USA Worldcup game of course they were packed! But handled it with ease, impressed.
they ran out of hefeweisen and my fav lighter beer! Soo... Perhaps that should be a very bad thing if they weren't so laid back.
beer brewing right in windows and smelled the mash-so yumm!

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San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2014
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Lots of TV's all over. Sports Bar atmosphere. The food was average. Got a good deal, would go back again if in the area.

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Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Peter B's offers such a varied menu which is sure to accomodate most Guests. It's also a sports bar offerring a lot of HDTV's to view all around the Pub. The food was all very good and enjoying the beer flights was a kick.

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M
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2014
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

When the weather is warm. Nothing beats the patio..Service is great...

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2014
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This place is godawful. The food was terrible, the beer was mediocre at best, and the waitstaff was a total mess. Definitely go here if you want to flag down waiters/hump a leg to have your order taken, eat overcooked food, and generally be treated like you don't exist.

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D
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2014
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The beer here is brewed by the restaurant which is always a nice touch. I enjoyed the flight I got, it wasn't amazing, but they presented a solid interpretation of the common beer types (IPA, amber, wit, stout, etc). None of the beers were bad or bland, which is often the case in a brewpub flight.

The food again was solid, but not amazing. It was mostly standard pub fair in terms of offerings and execution. I did appreciate the California twist (fried artichoke hearts, crab on pizza) and the food was fresh (my jalapeño poppers were made with really clean, fresh jalapeños, not frozen). Again, it's not gourmet, but the food is tasty, albeit a bit heavy.

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T
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This brew pub is just that. I have to say the beer they make was the highlight for me, order a flight and enjoy. The food was good as well. The service was excellent on both of our visits.

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OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We used our Travel Zoo coupon. Food was great as was the beer! Broad, but not overly huge menu selection. Ample portions. We'll be back!

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WS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2014
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Sports Bar/Restaurant
First time visit.
Great food.
Great server.
Hostess was clueless but friendly
Had to struggle to get sound on the TV for game watching....that was the point of going to a Sports Bar
No separate speakers.

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a very pleasant experience. Good food, good service!

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J
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

If you're looking for good beer & grub on the Monterey Peninsula, look no further than Peter B's. Welcoming staff, great beers, good food, and a laid back atmosphere.

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Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2014
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It is a brew pub and the food was pretty typical pub food, good but not great. Really enjoyed the beer!

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P
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2014
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

the staff are friendly and accomodating. One of my companions was being overly demanding and insisting on specials and the staff made galant efforst to help her.

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2014
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

My boyfriend and I had dinner here last week. It was obvious that we were from out of town because both of us were sporting our San Jose Sharks gear. The host noticed our black and teal, and he offered to sit us in a section with a tv and tuned in to the SHARKS HOCKEY game! We felt special and our host made our night.

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T
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2014
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

It's hard to give this place a fair review. I do think the food is probably good. However, as a vegetarian I had ordered something without prawns, they brought it with prawns, then took it back, removed the prawns and just gave me the same dish. Not only did it leave my dish tasting fishy, but I was concerned for those in the same position with shellfish allergies. So, my experience was admittedly biased. The servers/kitchen did seem notably overwhelmed that night, and I think my concern confused them but they didn't get defensive about it, which is more than I can say for some other places.

I would try it again if we lived closer (we were there on a trip), because I did like the friendly ambiance, and the menu had other good-sounding options I could try.

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B
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2014
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The fried artichoke heart appetizers were unique, and delicious. Also, they have a great beer selection, and the option to purchase your own growler.

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PD
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2014
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Okay food, okay ambience. It's a brew pub and that's exactly what it felt like. The real issue was the service. The waitress started out fine, brought drinks and a starter and then completely disappeared for at least 20-30 minutes. No one came to check on us until we flagged someone down to ask if we could finish placing our order. To their credit, once her co-workers realized what was going on they were apologetic and scrambled to cover for her, but they couldn't keep up and frankly they shouldn't have had to. Then she reappeared and acted like nothing had happened; no acknowledgement of the service lapse and no apology..

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g
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice Brewpub with great food. Have the fish tacos. Very fresh and yammyyyyyyyyy!

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m
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2013
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Service was lousy and I mean lousy. Wrong food and drinks as the waiter did not write down anything and it took forever to get food and then refills on drinks. I would say of better service, this may be a scent place to watch a game.

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NH
San Francisco
156 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to take a group for drinks and food.

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l
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2013
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, wonderful service, superb beer. Best beer I've had since Henri Fink in Luxembourg back in my Army days of the 1960s. Tasty, mellow, and just plain wonderful.

A bit on the noisy side, but we were seated in the far corner away from most of the hubub. Very nice.

The great puzzlement is the need to decipher the check. There is a blank line labeled "tip," as is usual these days when one pays by credit card. The implication, of course, is that an amount should be submitted on that line for a tip. But a quick verification of the amounts shows that there is a line already bespeaking of a service charge to the tune of 15% already added to the check! Not cool at all!

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h
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2013
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We loved the food. the sweet potato fries were burnt. The Jack Daniels beer was fabulous-and I don't like beer. The booths are big enough for the 4 of us to catch up and stay awhile. We love coming here.

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JF
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2013
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Food was pretty good, but the service/attitude was awful. Will never go back there again & have already mentioned this to several people.

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R
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Good beer. The sweet potato fries was delicious.

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JB
Detroit
48 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Decent Brew Pub with an excellent selection of in-house Beers. Try the six glass flight - a bargain at $6:50 and some very interesting in- house brews with their seasonal Pumpkin brew especially good. Food nothing special - its a bar not a gourmet restaurant so if you keep that in mind you will not be disappointed. Service was a bit indifferent - took 20 minutes for the waiter to even notice we were there, but once I hunted him down he was quite attentive. We would go again just for the Beers - their dark full body beers (e.g. Resistance Stout) were as good as we have tasted anywhere.

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C
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2013
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Service was awful the only good thing was the beer. We were ignored, not sure if it was because we have a Travelzoo voucher which should not matter. They were not busy and our server only came around once. Others came to drop off our appetizers and meal. The garlic fries were soggy and greasy, yuk. The wings were ok. I ordered the burger the entire top of the bun just peeled off, the taste was ok, but the presentation was not.

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LP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2013
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Crab cake was a little mushier texture than I like and it's always pretty noisy but otherwise a good happy hour!

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c
San Antonio
81 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2013
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

excellent BEER, food good not great

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