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Active Beers: 35
Beer Ratings: 3,872
Beer Avg: 3.54
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
617 4th Street
phone: (707) 445-4480
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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
I rarely give high marks to a place as I am giving Lost Coast Brewery. I cannot say enough how much pleasure I get from coming to this place time and time again. The food is great, the beer is top notch and consistent, the ambience is super.
The brewery is locatedin Old Town Eureka, which is the old part of Eureka. The building which houses Lost Coast was built in 1892 and delivers a wonderful atmosphere. The drawback to this location is that there is no patio for enjoying the fresh air.
The food is excellent. Chicken wing lovers are going to love the wing sauce. What is truly great about this place is that great care is placed on providing vegetarian dishes and they are well marked on the menu. The price range for the food is typical of any pub. Take a look at the menu on their Web site and you can immediately see there is great potential in pairing food and beer.
The beers are superb. The one thing about Lost Coast is that you can count on their beers being consistent, meaning that subsequent revisits of the same beer will be similar to the prior ones. They produce seasonal beers which are always worth trying out.
All in all, this is the pub I will recommend if you're passing through and can only afford one brewpub visit in town.
03-15-2010 20:55:58 |
More by rayzorwit
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4
One of my favorite places to hang out.
Writing this on a Friday, live and in person at the brewery, dinner hour crowd hustling and bustling around.
Warm dark wood interior, tall ceiling (this place used to be a Masonic lodge of some sort), various brewery paraphernalia (t-shirts, posters, bottles) strewn over the walls, and wacky plush objects (cartoonish palm trees, anthropomorphic tree trunks, four leaf clovers); and big screen television over the bar and a smaller television toward the back of the bar, both usually tuned to sports.
Bar is big and in the center of the bottom floor (there's an upstairs, usually closed off, for large parties, etc.), all of their standard beers (all 9 of them) are on tap, but tonight there are no seasonals. Usually they have at least two seasonals available and they're always good if not at least interesting. Their imperial stout is incredible, if you're lucky enough to be here when it's on tap. Guiness is also available.
I should mention that their beers are fantastic. I love them all except the fruit beers -- just not my thing. Their Indica IPA is, in my humble opinion, one of the best versions of the style in all of the west coast.
Service is always quick and genuinely friendly. I've never had bad service here, and I've been here many times.
Menu has standard pub fair (buffalo wings, fish and chips, fries, nachos) and higher priced dishes like steaks and pastas. There are always a lot of choices on their daily special board, as well.
In the back there are a few video games and a rather cramped pool table.
Great place to spend time in if you find yourself in the Redwood Nation. I'm lucky enough to live only a few block away. I never get tired of it!
02-28-2004 04:01:26 |
More by RootedFool
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $
Headed up here on a recent trip to No. Cal. on 11/29
Nice little brewpub that is pretty damn busy for about 2pm on a Sunday afternoon (and that wasn't just at the bar stools to watch the Sunday games). Walked in the back entrance that leads right in to three of four tables on the right, a few arcade games and a pool table is located on the left. Then you come upon the bar - relatively small bar area, like your typical restaurant, and then there is an open area of seating with little tables dispersed throughout. Laid back vibe, lots of locals there (always a good sign IMO). Great music and vibe. As mentioned, busy for 2pm on a Sunday, but wait staff was is nice and friendly. Roughly 14 beers on draft (5 seasonals). Food is outstanding! Got the stuffed pretzel with jalepeno and cheese for an app. For lunch, I got the Famous Brown with parmesan lemon fries and my girlfriend got the sliders.
Overall, I wish this place was freaking east coast! Good beer, good food, good wait staff, good vibe and CHEAP as hell!
12-11-2009 02:08:27 |
More by Jayli
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
Over the weekend my girlfriend and I drove all the way from Grants Pass to Eureka (not horribly far away I guess, about three hours) just to go to this brewery, and we were not disapointed. The place was pretty loud and crowded when we got there but that was expected for a Saturday night. The inside reminded me a bit of Applebee's, lots of random stuff on the wall's, most of it beer related. The service was extremely friendly, and not in a fake/forced kind of way. The waitress, hostess, bartender, everyone was extremly laid back and fun to talk to. I didn't know where to start for beer, so I went with the sampler. It was heaven on earth having all those different beers in front of me tasting each one. A lot of them we don't get in Grants Pass, so it was an added bonus tasting beers I've never had before. I was especially impressed with the 8 ball stout, and Pale ale. Not only was there great beer, but great food as well. I highly recommend the Navajo Chicken Sandwhich. We were so happy with our visit, we came back the next day for lunch. Overall, It was a very fun place to go. Not really a sit down for a quiet dinner place, more of a go out and have a good time place. I will definatly be coming back for more.
06-26-2006 06:33:15 |
More by MLegendre
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
The food was pretty good. They actually have 2 beers there that I do like which are Great White and Downtown Brown. It was good. Service was alright. My favorite part was the beer. It was pretty reasonable when it comes to price. I did love the atmosphere there. I haven't tried the other beers they have there yet but I do intend on doing that soon. If you like any of their beers it is a great place to go or if you live in the Eureka or Arcata area you have to at least try it. I went there for my birthday when I went and it was a good birthday.
06-07-2009 03:23:31 |
More by jeffjeff1
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
This is in my home town, so I go here every so often. I go for the beer, not the food, though there is nothing wrong with it. More on that later.
They have Wi-Fi so I could be writing this in person, but instead am home working from my notes from a trip there a couple nights ago. It was a Thursday night and it was packed. All tables were full, people were waiting, the bar was jammed, and people were even standing around drinking.
That is probably the major problem with the place. The building is historic, and actually very nice, but just a little crowded. They cram the tables together, cases of overs and under (seconds) are stacked in the middle of the floor and along the wall, and there just is not much room to move around.
However the dark wood panels, high ceilings, and stuff on the walls make for a funky atmosphere. There are two large televisions usually showing sports.
The food is overall average with the usual pub foods of burgers and sandwiches, fries, chips, salads, soups, and pasta. Also a great beef stew, which is my personal favorite. But it is the beer you come here for. They have twelve handles, good bar service, and seven of the handles pour all their mainline brews. The very best of these are among the top rated craftbrews in the world (8 Ball Stout, and Indica IPA), and some others like Great White, Downtown Brown, Alleycat Amber, Wheat and Pale Ale are highly rated and major award winners. There is something for every taste, and not a bad brew in the lot. They also have seasonals available (Octoberfest and Winterbraun were there this time) and a couple of fruit beers, with Raspberry Brown their best. Finally the last two taps are Guinness (you can get a Black and Tan if you want), and their Imperial Stout (called Bourbon Stout). This last one is really expensive compared to the rest (about twice the price per ounce) but amazingly good if you like rich stouts.
This would a great place for tourists, but as mentioned it is often crowded. And finally they have a beer sampler for those that want to try one of everything and might not have a second chance. All in all this is a great brewpub, with top of the line beers and decent food. Just another reason why I feel lucky to live up here in Eureka behind the Redwood Curtain.
12-02-2006 22:04:42 |
More by rkuhnel
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
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
A pretty standard American brewpub in California. Had some pretty good bar grub and around 7-8 beers prominently displayed on a chalk board. I had their double IPA, while my friends tried everything else. Service was quick and attentive. The place was pretty busy for lunch on a Sunday. There's a good size bar where you can watch the game. Meals were sizeable and filling. Beer was fresh and tasty. A good local hangout if you're in the Eureka area. I wasn't expecting to stop here, but drove by on a weekend road trip. Recommended.
08-11-2006 21:16:26 |
More by baiser
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
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: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
On the recent brewery road trip in Norcal I got to hit up Lost Coast. Right on highway 101 or whatever they call it in town you can't miss it. Although the one way streets around there are a pain. Immediately found out they had 3 seasonals on tap...chocolate porter, scotch ale, and imperial pilsner so I was excited. Sat down with a glass of the chocolate porter and via a sampler platter got to try every other beer they had on tap as well. Not too into wheat beers but the tangerine wheat smelled amazing. Food was nice, I shared some fries and a philly cheese steak and it was definitely enjoyable. I would love to visit again but I'm never in the area.
06-20-2008 22:57:24 |
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Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe in Eureka, CA