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Cannery Row Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

18 Ratings
Ratings: 18
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.18%
Taps: 73
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

95 Prescott Avenue
Monterey, California, 93940
United States
phone: (831) 643-2722

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Notes:
Please note that despite its name, Cannery Row Brewing Company is neither a brewery or a brewpub. It's a restaurant.

(Place added by: jeffjeff1 on 08-15-2010)
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Reviews by augustgarage:
Photo of augustgarage
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%

Cannery Row is such a strange grotesque place, the pace of new mall-like outrages is so precipitous that one wonders if the city's power isn't derived entirely from Steinbeck spinning ever-faster in his grave. Tourism absurdities aside, I'm pleased to find a watering hole in town where one can find such a wide selection of draft offerings (even if everything with their name on it is contract brewed). In addition to a good number of craft brews, there are a large number of superior imports as well (including quite a few from Belgium that I would never expect to see in a bar catering towards the Bud-Light and car-bomb-chugging crowd).

Crowded on a weekend, the service is still rapid and friendly. The lines are meticulous and the beer is fresh and served in appropriate glassware. Prices range from decent ($5.75 for a Bigfoot) to the outlandish ($10 and up for most Belgian beers). The bottle selection isn't terrible, though the mark-up is such that it makes much more sense to pick up what you want at Bottles n' Bins then head back to your hotel to enjoy it.

I did not have the food so will withhold comment there.

A noisy cavernous place and something of a meat-market despite being primarily a restaurant. There is also a room downstairs for sad private parties. Most of my fellow patrons appeared quite soused. I managed to find a tiny table outside near one of the gas fire-pits which provided some respite while still allowing for amusing people-watching.

Despite the downsides, you'll be hard pressed to find a better selection anywhere near by.

augustgarage, Oct 20, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of trimtab
3.76/5  rDev -4.3%

trimtab, Yesterday at 11:09 PM
Photo of ChipChaight
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

ChipChaight, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of LakerLeith
4/5  rDev +1.8%

LakerLeith, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of Ar_Ritch
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

I stayed in Carmel. This is a little outside the area. It had the best selection I have seen all week. The service was good, but the bottle prices were a little high. The had brews from The Bruery, Lost Abbey, and Oskar Blues. I did pay $29 for a 12oz Lost Abbey Cuvée de Tomme. It wasn't worth $29, but it was tasty.

Ar_Ritch, May 04, 2014
Photo of bumchilly25
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

bumchilly25, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of Offa
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%

Despite its name, this is apparently only a pub serving others' beer and not actually a brewery/brewpub with its own beers. They had no beer of their own on tap, but the server was not clear if they ever brewed any of their own.

That said, it's pretty good, although more of a general eating place for families or for loud groups wanting a party time, rather than a serious beer mecca. I

It has a large selection of beers, including some good ones and harder-to-find local ones. Food was good, but nothing special. Salads were nice but dressing was a bit sharp and vinegary.

It's pretty family friendly with good kids' menu.
Decor is pretty nice and interesting with brick walls, good an pleasant seating areas, not cramped or cavernous, and neat railings of beer bottles.

Offa, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of fitius5150
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%

Awesome location in an awesome building. Something like 75 beers on tap. Server was knowledgeable and very nice, allowing you to sample a couple for free. I was giddy with excitement but my spirit was quickly crushed when I ordered an Allagash White that was horribly skunked when I got it. Too bad, that is one of my favorite beers. The server was kind enough to replace it with something else for free, but the damage was already done to my psyche. The food was mediocre like you'd expect in a tourist place on Cannery Row. Average prices.

fitius5150, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of spartanlaker
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

spartanlaker, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of BeerisUber
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

BeerisUber, Oct 21, 2013
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Cannery Row Brewing Company in Monterey, CA
89 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.