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Active Beers: 34
Beer Ratings: 3,767
Beer Avg: 3.55
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
617 4th Street
phone: (707) 445-4480
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2 | food: 1.5 | $$$
Charging for a sampler of beer? I still don't understand this. Why!!!! The beer was crappy and the food was just ok. I have to say, I was not impressed at all. Don't go here. I would have to say that the only reason to go here is to look at the hot bod on the bartender... I believe it's marlene or something. Wow. But the rest of the place can just shut down.
The fish and chips made me hit the bathroom a few times on my way to redding. The atmosphere was full of trashy people who couldn't even afford a damn beer.
My recommendation... stay away from this place!
05-06-2008 16:46:11 |
More by Vansmack
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
Atmosphere: Large front room with lots of lighting and spider that comes down to scare you in front of the door, that they've had up since october. Many tables with appropriate spacing, but nothing in here makes me feel comfortable. It's all kinda cold and impersonal.
Quality: The beers are all about average quality, with a couple being good and a couple being bad. Not much to say about that. The quality of the people that come here is about the same as the beer.
Service: The service has always been good, even when very crowded. The wait-staff aren't super knowledgeable about beer, but they will ask the bartender who has been able to answer all of my questions.
Selection: They have their standard offerings on tap, plus a couple bonus fruit-beers and a couple bonus seasonal offerings. The seasonals are always interesting and I tend to stick with them or the pale-ale.
Food: Not anything to write home about, except for maybe the seasoned fries. Everything else is standard pub-grub and not the best in the area.
05-05-2008 22:35:00 |
More by dbalsock
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $
Anytime i'm at the coast, I make the beautiful drive through the Redwoods down to Lost Coast Brewpub.
First of all, Eureka is an neat town. My first visit to Eureka was the more interesting, as we were passing through town around Humboldt county's 'holiday' on April 20th. A good blend of hippies and transients provides for an exciting walk downtown, complete with chanting and mumbling vagrants, sidewalk performers, and everything inbetween.
The brewpub is in an old historic building, cool atmosphere inside, though just a bit crowded even on weeknights. Bit noisy, but otherwise good. Food menu is above average pub fare. Drinks are ofcourse great. Get a sampler! I enjoy their Brown and the Indica IPA.
02-12-2008 23:44:22 |
More by SurlyDuff
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
I am lucky enough to live about 4 blocks away from this place. It is my go-to spot whenever folks want to go out with me. I am a huge fan of their beers. Their Downtown Brown is Halmark along with Great White, which seems to be the favorite of everyone except me. I don't like beers with fruits in them, but if you do, they have Tangerine Wheat, Apricot, and a Rasberry Brown which my girlfriend loves. Speaking of wheat, they have a tremendous Wheat Ale which tastes like a bowl of cereal in a beer glass (in a good way). I'm glad they don't pretend to be a Hefeweizen and go straight for the American Wheat flavor, which I really like. If you like dark brews, the porters and the 8-Ball stout will satisfy anyone.
Downside maybe the service is slow sometimes and it can feel cramped, even when sitting down. And the bathroom is right next to the pool table which makes it awkward coming in and out dodging cues.
All in all, I love this place and will be sad the day I move away.
12-16-2007 21:01:53 |
More by JohnMeinhardt
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $
I try to go to Lost Coast when ever I am in town. It is a cramp brewpub with lots of character. Look at the chalkboard for the daily selections of beers. The only foods I have had have been appetizers (wings, artichokes and nachos). All of these have been very good and well priced. I can not speak for the rest of the food because I have not had it. Eureka is a small town and Lost Coast has that small town feel. I go there with family that lives in town and they all seem to know my brother-in-law (dont now if that is a good thing or not). It has been a while since I have been there, bit I try to get the beers that I can not get locally in bottles. I have not been disappointed with anything I have had.
10-26-2007 16:11:06 |
More by monkeybeer
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
It's been a while since I was there but this was one of my walking distance hang outs for quite a few years.
The beers have always been good, my favs were always the Eight Ball Stout, Downtown Brown, and Indica IPA (when it came out...been a while).
The layout is a bit odd...cramped at times. There really isn't a good way for folks to flow through the place from back to front. No real easy way to get you beers away from a bar on a crowded Fri/Sat night. Good crowd there when I was there, twas my "Cheers" of sorts for a time back when.
The food was good, standard pub fare with some added touches here and there. I always went with a fried artichoke hearts/IPA combo.
If you make the trip make sure to stop here (in fact...start in Sonoma and work your way up...you'll have a blast)
09-26-2007 07:58:53 |
More by gwood
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
Neat pub in a neat old building in a neat old neighborhood on the edge of Eurekas historic and picturesque, albeit hippie and hobo infested downtown. The atmosphere is part old British pub, part new California pub, and 100% freaky voodoo gypsy Im a paper mache artist with way too much time and LSD on my hands. Staff are very friendly and seem to enjoy the product they serve. The food was decent but not great. I had a Navaho Chicken Sandwich. Had the fried bread been fried a touch more it would have been great. The beer sampler came with 12 beers. I really enjoyed the IIPA and was floored by their tangerine ale. It was straight up pure tangerine nectar. Very unique and delicious. The other fruit beers including Raspberry and Apricot ales were quite good as well but the Raspberry Brown was medicinal like cough syrup and pretty disgusting. The rest of the ales were all pleasing, mostly well hopped, clean, and refreshing. They were out of stout so I did not get to try that. Followed up the sampler with a pint of IIPA. Prices were very good for the quality and quantity. Overall impression is that lost coast is a fun place with some decent brews but nothing too extraordinary yet. I do see potential.
08-07-2007 20:07:05 |
More by DaPeculierDane
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I decided to make a Ca. north coast beer tour as I have not done this for a few years, This is my first review. First for those visiting this pub for the first time there is plenty of parking just behind the building. Lost Coast is located in an old restored building that, in my opinion, was poorly done but I still love old restored buildings.
The beer is as good as it gets, my favorites are the Indica IPA and the Alleycat Amber. The freshness from the tap vs. the bottle really shows here and it is a treat to be able to have the tap beer.
The food is pub fare but the daily specials seem to go a few notches above that.
As for the atmosphere during meal times this pub seems to turn into a family restaurant, with screaming kids and the whole family thing going on and not much beer is served. At other times it has the good small pub feel to it with locals in charge.
07-08-2007 06:17:29 |
More by VegasBill
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
BUSY place! There are always a bunch of people here, especially on a Friday afternoon.
Typical brewpub atmosphere, loud, a few TVs showing sports, and some games in the back of the pub.
Service was OK, a bit slow, but they sure were busy. Our server was friendly and pleasant though.
There were 8 or 9 beers on tap. I had a double IPA that was excellent, and a blend of 8 Ball Stout and Pale Ale called Yin & Yang. (so-so...)
Food is pretty good, and the prices are quite fair.
A very nice place to stop in Eureka to get good beer and food. You just need to be patient sometimes, because it is a popular place.
06-26-2007 02:33:44 |
More by flexabull
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
One of our favorite spots on our trip home from Portland. Stopped in around 4:30 in the afternoon and this place was already busy. Within thirty minutes it was packed. Everyone seemed to be having a great time. Large groups having their weekly get together. Couples. Travelers like us. One common theme was that everyone seemed to be very eager to get their beer, which was always greeted with a smile. We just kept thinking what a gold mine this place must be in Eureka. Almost had to give a lower rating on the service as we were seated and then there seemed to be some confusion as to who should be our server. However, once this was decided our service was great.
My wife and I had tasted Downtown Brown earlier in the trip at a pizza joint in Shasta City and were happy to find its source. Also tried the Dunkelweisse which was seasonal. Personally, I think they should have it year round. The food was quite good with generous portions.
If we are even near this part of the country again we will make our way back. Great place.
05-11-2007 22:45:04 |
More by Maerzen
Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe in Eureka, CA