Santa Monica Brew Works

4.9
80 Reviews
$30 and under
Brewery
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 & Sanitizing
  • 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 80 people are saying
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vipDave
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating area that felt very safe. Staff was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack and Lauren are fantastic! Had a great time... good vibez!

KJ
KyleJ
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

JM
vipJMann
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

JD
JDub
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best outdoor patio in Santa Monica. Can't beat a local craft beer in the sunshine.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside beer garden is awesome! Lots of seating, great beer, which is brewed onsite! Incredibly friendly and festive atmosphere!! Love this place!!

JR
JessicaR
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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DDDD
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fun and informative! The owner came out and gave us a run through of the different beers. Great outdoor dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

DM
vipDesertMonkey
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic beers. Love sitting outside in the patio. I hope they keep it this way moving forward. Food trucks are great.

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CoralL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place!

JC
JohnC
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

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.

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Elle
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Need better food options. Great service
Easy system for ordering.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very Covid-friendly set up. The absolute best beer!

JW
JessicaW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming here the crew is great!

KH
KimH
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for outdoor dining! Tables are spaced out with lots of room, proper health and safety measures, great Covid safe experience! Highly recommend!

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vipStephanieC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Always love Santa Monica Brew Works!!!

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LiaR
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. We will be back soon, recommend to all.

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AlyL
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

AW
ArthurW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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SuzWebb
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s so great to have a local beer garden with food trucks! Best way to spend the weekend! The beers are delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for a first date was great

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DanielF
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of the best outdoor casual dining experiences in santa monica. in a parking area far from street traffic. thanks for being open.

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vipIleneW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Great place - great beer. Excellent Covid protocol & tables well-spaced. Rotating food truck s.

JB
vipJoesBarAndGrill
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Brian
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great beer and the food options are usually solid. Def recommended! Cheers!

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SteveS
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

BS
BlaineS
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

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.

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DeanL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location. Very open and relaxing.
Great beers!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff here is fantastic. They keep the mood cool calm and collected and the outdoor seating was what was missing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great beer, atmosphere, and tasty food trucks

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

The ordering system isn’t great. Line can get super long and deters from ordering another round.

JB
JByrd
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just go... it is great! I wish I had the $ and time go go twice a week.

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Kelsey
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food1service2ambience4

Great outdoor beer garden! Line for beer was LONG and moved slowly, so be prepared to stand around a lot once you're there.

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AlexaS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

FAQs

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.