Union Ale Brewing Company (CLOSED)

214 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101, United States
(805) 845-8243
Latitude: 34.41443, Longitude: -119.69195

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  • Monday: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:30 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Saturday: 11:30 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Sunday: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 5.00 | Atmosphere: 4.25 | Service: 4.50
91.7
out of 100
Overall Beer Mapping Score
Based on 1 reviews.
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4.9
out of 5
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dorandbob (272)
Tuesday 3rd of April 2012 01:57:43 PM
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Union Ale is in an intriguing rusted steel building with a glassed-in patio in front. It’s located where State Street starts to pass under Highway 101, not far from the main beach area in Santa Barbara.

The front is the patio area with windows all around, a quarry tile floor, and mostly open to the sky. Further back is a beautiful and unique white marble bar with a handful of tall chairs. The ceiling is quite high and it is quite dark. Seating is provided by various tall round polished stone tables with tall chairs. Continuing back, a raised platform with five more tables has windows on two sides.

Another bar section with more tables is off the greenhouse area, and there are two dark cave-like rooms in back with low tables and black leather couches.

Flat screen TVs with sports (sound off) are ubiquitous, leading to the impression of a slightly upscale sports bar.

There were 20 taps on our visit - seven house brews (actually contract brewed by Central Coast Brewing?), one major, and the rest a selection of mostly California craft beers.

There is no table service - order at the bar. Food is fairly typical pub fare - ribs, wings, burgers, salad/wraps, sandwiches, pizza, fries, and a few appetizers.

There is some limited parking at the back.
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 4.25 | Service: 4.5 | Food: N/A
91.7
Overall
The second bar area
The second bar area
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The main bar area
The main bar area
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The front patio
The front patio
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The building and entrance from the sidewalk
The building and entrance from the sidewalk
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