Santa Monica Brew Works
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Great outdoor seating area that felt very safe. Staff was wonderful.
Jack and Lauren are fantastic! Had a great time... good vibez!
Great helpful & friendly staff. Reservation process easy. Ordering drinks and food was a breeze. Fantastic spot to grab a couple pints on a weekend and enjoy the Santa Monica sunshine!
The Brew Works is limited in serving as they share their parking lot with UCLA Health and thus can only be open after the close of business on Friday. They've done a great job of setting up seating in the lot and the system they use for ordering food and drink is a good one. We'll be back
Best outdoor patio in Santa Monica. Can't beat a local craft beer in the sunshine.
Compared to other beer “gardens” I’ve gone to, I was expecting a more scenic atmosphere, but the beers were fine and so were the food, not too crowded
Outside beer garden is awesome! Lots of seating, great beer, which is brewed onsite! Incredibly friendly and festive atmosphere!! Love this place!!
Great beer, good variety, food truck rotations are solid. First visit since covid and post vaccine, felt safe and spacious with their protocols and outdoor seating. Staff were as always, helpful, friendly and knowledgeable.
SMBW had a great outdoor beer garden set up. Everything was properly social distanced, the ordering was done safely, and everyone was respectful. Also, equally as important the beer was delicious.
With covid regulations in place we were nervous for outdoor dining. We felt very safe with distanced seating, masked and face shielded servers, contactless ordering, and temperature checks upon entering.
Super fun and informative! The owner came out and gave us a run through of the different beers. Great outdoor dining experience.
Super cute, safe and extremely friendly!! Highly recommend making a reservation. The brews are delish, customer service is the best and the vibes are incredible!! Will definitely be back.
Fantastic beers. Love sitting outside in the patio. I hope they keep it this way moving forward. Food trucks are great.
I love this place!
My wife and I met two good friends on a Friday evening. It was a bit chilly outside, but we all enjoyed the beer selection and the burgers from The Fix truck. Try the new hazy IPA and the Leitrim stout.
Need better food options. Great service
Easy system for ordering.
A very Covid-friendly set up. The absolute best beer!
Love this brewery in Santa Monica and what they’ve done over the pandemic. Mood lighting in the parking lot and excellent craft drinks—perfect Friday night after work!! We brought our dog to sit with us outside too!
Love coming here the crew is great!
Great place for outdoor dining! Tables are spaced out with lots of room, proper health and safety measures, great Covid safe experience! Highly recommend!
Always love Santa Monica Brew Works!!!
Awesome experience. We will be back soon, recommend to all.
Had a great experience here on a Sunday for afternoon drinks and food. We ordered a cucumber kolsh and a pink lady cider - great drinks. There were two food trucks there, and the asian/mexican fusion was delicious. We ordered teriyaki tacos and asada fries and enjoyed them both. Their outdoor dining set up is efficient and felt really safe. The staff is very friendly, and they sell canned beers to take home as well. It's not required to make a reservation but you should to ensure a table on a busy day. They genuinely thanked us for making one so I recommend it to help them out. Hoping to return soon to try more drinks.
The staff is always friendly, they were cranking some 80’s classic rock, food was good, the beer was cold and tasty, our 12 week old daughter snoozed in the stroller while our dog napped under the table, the sun was out, and overall it was a great experience per usual by the Santa Monica Brew Works team! -AW
It’s so great to have a local beer garden with food trucks! Best way to spend the weekend! The beers are delicious!!
The beer was fire and the owner of the bar was the one serving me and recommending drinks. Very safe for COVID purposes, outdoor only.
Went there for a first date was great
one of the best outdoor casual dining experiences in santa monica. in a parking area far from street traffic. thanks for being open.
Great place - great beer. Excellent Covid protocol & tables well-spaced. Rotating food truck s.
We booked a table for a Sunday afternoon (they have food trucks located onsite), and the entire process was great - and safe. Temp checks as you enter, masks walking to/from the table, ordering was easy, great selection of Food (check the website to see what trucks are there on which days) and beer. Tables are far apart to be safe and there seemed to be a dog-friendly section as well.
A stellar place to spend an hour or so (they max your reservation at 2 hours), on a weekend. The staff was wonderful as well.
Great beer and the food options are usually solid. Def recommended! Cheers!
Great beer and good peeps! Go visit! With the Covid restrictions, it’s nice to kick it outdoors with a solid beer. The staff is very friendly and helpful.
Unfortunately had to rate all categories to leave a review and didn’t have the food (food truck). The poor review is due to the business requirement of purchasing a meal to have drinks. This may or may not be the establishment’s decision, however it would be responsible of them to advise people of this (website, confirmation email, etc) before showing up and wasting our time. I don’t want to purchase an $18 burger to have a few beers and neither did anyone in my party.. Especially when We have dinner reservations. Maybe have a reasonable food option?? At the very least do the right thing and let people know in the confirmation email that they have to purchase a MEAL before wasting their time.
Great location. Very open and relaxing.
The staff here is fantastic. They keep the mood cool calm and collected and the outdoor seating was what was missing!
Great beer, atmosphere, and tasty food trucks
The ordering system isn’t great. Line can get super long and deters from ordering another round.
Just go... it is great! I wish I had the $ and time go go twice a week.
Great outdoor beer garden! Line for beer was LONG and moved slowly, so be prepared to stand around a lot once you're there.
They allow outdoor seating as I write this review. The ambiance is very similar to when indoor breweries were open, and I love how awesome and knowledgeable the staff is! We enjoyed a few beers and food from the food trucks, and are proud this is the brewery representing Santa Monica!
Santa Monica Brew Works is rated 4.9 stars by 80 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.