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Creekside Brewing Company
Active Beers: 29
Beer Ratings: 56
Beer Avg: 3.59
Taps: 8 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1040 Broad Street
San Luis Obispo
phone: (805) 542-9804
(Place added by: ThreeWiseMen on 01-21-2009)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 15
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
My first stop in here was for the Cali Cen Coast BA gathering. Parking along the streets and very well located downtown, by the creek but off the main streets keeps it low key as well. Walking in is plenty of seating, some of it overlooking the creek outside. There is a bar area downstairs with about 10-12 seats at the bar, some tables in case the bar is full. Crowd ranges from Beer Advocates, homebrewers to the college student who just appreciates beer. The servers are all nice and pretty savy on the beer and pretty too. Selection ranges from Pales, Stouts, IPAs and theyhave guest beer from Einhorn on tap plus a pretty good bottle selection. We did have the pretzel and it was good. Next time more food over beer. Had a great time and this place has been a long time coming! We needed this and thanks Creekside for delivering. You've got an advocate here. Cheers!
10-19-2009 01:58:52 |
More by barleywinefiend
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Probably my favorite place from my recent trip up north, located right along the creek near the mission and across the street from Natural Cafe, it was really hot that day or we would have sat outside on the patio next to the water, instead we chose the air conditioned basement area which was awesome by the way, I walked to the bar and opened their house IPA which happened to fantastic and it was served in an imperial pint glass for five dollars, we sat down at a table and noticed a slew of board games, so next thing I knew we were playing Battleship at a brewpub while enjoying a fantastic hoppy beer, not much more to ask for, I went on and had two more beers which were Sierra Nevada Belgian Trippel and Einhorn Hefeweizen which were both served in their appropriate glassware and were also only five dollars, would have been even cheaper if we did not just miss happy hour by twenty minutes or so, they had a few other taps inlcuding their Blonde, Stout, and Vienna Amber, their IPA was worth going back for itself and I did the following night before heading over to the Palm Theater a couple blocks away, the atmosphere in here was very laid back and the people were super friendly, both servers and customers, service was very good, selection was quite good for only seven taps, will try the food next time I am there, this will be a must stop while I am in San Luis Obispo in the future
09-17-2009 05:07:03 |
More by Floydster
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $
I visited Creekside over Labor Day weekend. I headed straight downstairs to the bar area, which is sort of a dungeon atmosphere in my opinion. A bit cramped and dingy and claustrophobic really. I was able to try the 5 Creekside beers on tap straight from the source. They came out pretty good but one of the beers seemed to have a slight infection to it. Service was good but I was down there with only one other person. Selection was good for what this place was about - 5 of their own beers on tap with a few guest taps and some bottled offerings. The price was right at $5 for 5 tasters of all their beers. Worth checking out if you don't expect too much from your visit.
09-07-2012 08:36:00 |
More by UCLABrewN84
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
Wiseman Zach and I went in here tonight to see what was up. I had been in several times before, but this was the first time I had actually sat down for a drink.
Atmosphere: So far, Creekside has been pretty empty. They had a soft opening about two weeks ago, and the lack of publicity is probably the culprit. We hung out in the bar downstairs and conversed with one of the bartenders and the owner. Both of them were fairly nice, but neither Zach nor myself felt very welcomed. This place seems to be geared toward an older, more well-to-do crowd; not college students like ourselves.
EDIT: Came in here on St. Patick's Day morning with Jorge, and Eric and crew were very friendly. Business seems to be picking up a bit as well. Still pretty empty, but hopefully this place continues to improve.
EDIT: This place gets better and better each time I go in. I should also add that Eric was kind enough to host the 1st Annual Central Coast BA Bacchanal a week ago. He's been extremely kind to us BAs and has offered to host future gatherings whenever we please. I should really rewrite this review; Creekside is quickly becoming my favorite place to enjoy a brew.
Quality: Everything in Creekside is very nice. All of shiny equipment is out for the public to see (behind glass walls), the tables are comfy, and the bar is very nice. There's even balcony seating that hangs over the creek. Glassware includes pint glasses, weizen glasses, wine glasses, and snifters.
Service: As stated above, our bartender (Chris) was very nice. Eric was quite nice as well. They were both willing to talk and were quick to get us whatever we ordered. With that said, we were the only two people in the bar at the time.
Selection: There are only eight taps at Creekside: seven CO2 taps and one nitro-tap. There are roughly twenty beers available in bottle. While the overall selection isn't the largest, it does have some pretty options. The tap selection included Union Jack, Old Rasputin, and the tasty Creekside Opening Pale. The bottle list was quite good as well, and included Delirium Tremens, Anchor Steam, SN Bigfoot, and others.
EDIT: Eric has added a few taps (or so it appears) and has been offering a great tap selection.
Overall, this place is a bit on the pricey side: $5-6.50 for tap beers and >$6.00 for most of the bottles. Hopefully some discounts are established soon, otherwise I won't be stopping in here too often. Creekside is very nice, but definitely not geared toward college students like myself.
01-26-2009 04:43:37 |
More by ThreeWiseMen
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
The setup here is an upstairs restaurant with a deck overlooking the creek and a small pub downstairs. Upstairs is the brewing area and I only took a quick look downstairs but I think there was more brewing equipment down there too. The weather had been rainy but the sun came out and it turned out to be a nice day and they were not busy so I sat on the deck. For beer I had the IPA , it was good but that is all. I felt so comfortable sitting on the deck I ordered a second beer, the Red Ale and a sandwich, the Live Oak Sandwich. The sandwich was superb way way above pub fare.
I was talking with some local people sitting a few tables away and the said the menu is small but every item is done to perfection. They also said that in the summer Creekside is packed and there can be a hour wait for a table.
12-23-2012 23:39:36 |
More by VegasBill
vibe: 5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
Interesting spot, as far as writing a review for a place.
The location is outstanding. Right over the creek, and the outside tables are the place to be. Super nice on a sunny afternoon, which is when I was there.
Beer leaves a lot to be desired, unfortunately. Had their sour wheat and IPA (pints) along with tasters of the other 2 beers they had on tap. Nothing special, and nothing to go out of your way for. As I said, the location is great and a nice spot to get lunch or dinner, but there are better places to get beer in downtown SLO.
Service was OK, not great, but not too bad. If they stepped up the quality of their beers by just a little bit, they would be onto something with their location.
Worth checking out, but don't expect too much from the beer.
07-28-2011 05:58:05 |
More by colonelforbin
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
This review is based off multiple visits to Creekside and each time I've had a great time. The place is located off the main street that goes down SLO so I've never been in when it's been really crowded. The restaurant portion of Creekside is street level and also has seating over outside that over looks SLO Creek. I haven't been up here for longer then a couple minutes just to look around. Looks like plenty of seating for all who want to go and eat there. I have only had food here twice and both times were snacks and not full meals. Both were very good and enjoyable but I can't comment too deeply into the food offered here.
OK now to the bar and the beer. The bar is set downstairs of the place, stairway is close to the main door. There is about eight seats at the bar (maybe up to 10) and three or four smaller tables (seats 3-4). There is also a back room, assuming for bigger gatherings and banquets, that has some couches, coffee table and some other tables that probably seat around 12 each. I've been in the banquet room once during a BA Gathering for the Central CA Coast BA's and it was very nice to be able to relax and drink good beer.
The selection for Creekside is mostly bottled beer. They have seven taps at the bar. Of the seven, five are in house beers and the other two are guest taps. The tap list for Creekside beers are listed on a chalkboard to the left of the bar. The bar itself is very clean and the bartenders are always nice to talk to. I've never ordered a bottle from the bottle list but the list is fairly good, maybe even rivals Spike's but I'd have to go back and compare the two. The brewing equipment is also set down in the bar area behind plexi-glass walls for all to see. The service here is very friendly and speedy. As I just mentioned the bartenders are very friendly and I've talked to them many times.
A final few thoughts. First I have to say that Eric and John the owners are super friendly and great guys. I've had the pleasure of drinking with them at a few gatherings held at Creekside. Second, this place isn't geared too much toward the college aged but I enjoy coming here because I like the more relaxed feeling offered. I will be coming back here many times before my college career is over for sure. A good place to stop and drink some good beer with some friendly people.
05-12-2009 22:14:22 |
More by Swimsum
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Went to a tasting here that the owners graciously let us use a banquet room for. Tried some food after. Overall a decent brewpub. Only about 5 or so brews but all decent and solid styles. A few guest taps as well as bottles. Food is very good and reasonably priced. You can go for decent pub fare or classier choices.
The highlights for me were the service and layout. There is a restaurant upstairs w/standard seating, then downstairs a banquet room and bar area. Live music later at night as well. Owner and staff were super nice, and owner even recommended other beer bars in the area (which most bar owners wouldn't do). Overall a pretty fun spot that is fairly new and is worth checking out.
01-24-2010 23:05:10 |
More by bret27
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
I recently visited this place with my wife and we were both quite impressed. We sat on a little balcony overlooking a beautiful creek. Just inside is the huge fermenters, which I must say are beautiful as well. I had their pale ale and my wife had their wheat beer. The pale ale was great and the wheat beer was average. When we finished those beers we decided to share a stout, which we both liked. Their food selection was mostly sandwiches, but the ones that we ordered were exceptional. Overall our experience at this place was positive and we would recommend it to anyone in the area.
12-11-2009 17:55:02 |
More by californiakulak
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Stopped in here on a Wednesday afternoon with my father and took a seat at the bar which is a nice room with a subterranean feel to it, very cosy. The quality of the beers I had were rather good, with the Stout being a standout of their beers. Einhorn was on tap and quite tasty. Service was great, my father and I were served by the owner not only of Creekside but of Einhorn. I managed to be given a free pint of Einhorn Doppelbock and a free sample of their Wisenbock. Keep in mind, this may bias my rating a bit. The owner was a very interesting man, as was the owner of Einhorn. Selection was good, with 7 beers on tap and a good menu filled with bottled beers ranging from DFH to Duvel.
I'll certainly be stopping in again the next time I'm in town.
11-13-2009 01:22:09 |
More by nerow
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