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Taps: 32 / Bottles: 12
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
2433 Ventura Blvd
phone: (805) 482-5249
// CLOSED //
(Place added by: HighOctane on 09-02-2006)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 13
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
To comment first on the value: this is California, I guess $6 for a pint shouldn't surprise me, especially since I had a 12 oz bottle of Oaked Arrogant Bastard the night before for $7 at a hotel.
Being a visitor to the area, it was a pleasant surprise to find this place. Other reviewers said not to go out of your way and perhaps I would agree with them if they were staying in Anaheim; however, it is apparent that they rotate seasonal beers, even if they are from some of the bigger craft breweries. For example, they had Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, but also had their Harvest Ale. Arrogant Bastard from Stone Brewing was on tap, but so was their Smoked Porter and XI Anniversary. I was also glad to see a couple of beers from Santa Barbara since driving there is over 45 minutes each way. There were also beers on tap from Carpinteria.
I had the Kobe burger; it was better than the one I had at Rogue in San Francisco. If you're within 30 minutes of this place, I highly recommend it.
11-09-2007 05:41:13 |
More by biergut
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
First time attending the establishment, and it was for their monthly Beer Dinner. The featured brewery was Firstone Walker out of Paso Robles, CA. The proprietor, Jeff Walker (no relation to Dave Walker of Firestone Walker) was ever so kind enough to make me his guest at the dinner for donating some of my great organically grown greenhouse tomatoes for the dinner.
Upon arriving you could tell this was a fun place, the bar was to the left wich was chock full of taps from local breweries (Mid Coastal and Southern California). The people were eating, drinking, and having fun.
I was greated by Jeff and he soon seated me at the table for the Beer Dinner. This was my first official beer dinner and boy let me tell you it was just awesome. It was a very delicious experience...the food, the beer, and it was made possible due to the great atmosphere that Jeff has made with his establishment. He is really making a grass roots movement and drawing in droves of pubilc folk and introducing them to great craft beer by using the avenue of great food pairings to do so. He is dedicated to craft beer and spreading the word about it and it shows. The man was a machine that night! I can not wait to sign up for the next Dinner in the series. For me, this night was perfect in every aspect, so I rated JJs very high as I had a blast.
Jeff was very personable and pleasent to talk to about beer. I recommend anyone visiting the Ventura, Oxnard, or Camarillo area to stop by and take a pint of some awesome California craft beer. And if you live in the area, make sure to join JJs in one of the monthly Beer Dinners... you will be glad you did.
04-25-2007 06:15:11 |
More by Solomon420
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
This is a great place...if you're in Camarillo. JJ's appears to have renovated a rather old building in the somewhat historic "old town" section of Camarillo. The exterior is not very attractive, but they've done a hell of a good job decorating the inside. There's nice red (cherry?) wood furnishings and trim, high ceilings with painted murals and skylights. A long, beautifully presented and well-stocked bar is the focal point, while there is plenty of booth seating on the other side of the room, partially divided to cut down on noise.
The beer selection is good for this neck of the woods, but it's not outstanding in the grand scheme of things. There's your stand Coors Light and such, mixed in with a few interesting brews like Stone's Arrogant Bastard and a couple local brews from Telegraph of Santa Barbara. There's obviously a genuine effort being made to bring good beer to the neighborhood and that should be applauded.
I do feel I should bring up one point. All three of the reviews prior to mine are overwhelmingly positive and come from reviewers whose only review to date is for JJ's. Now I will admit JJ's is a good place, but I would hate for someone to drive hours out of their way to come here with great expectations due to the reviews of overzealous fans and find it's only just as good as their own local pub. JJ Brewsky's is a great place for locals and well worth stopping by if you're traveling along the 101 through Camarillo.
(5/7/07) - Since my original review JJ's has been busy hosting numerous beer diners and showing an overall desire to bring craft beer to the area. Kudos!
12-09-2006 18:18:12 |
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J.J. Brewsky's in Camarillo, CA
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