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Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 40
Beer Ratings: 4,718
Beer Avg: 3.56

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BA SCORE
85
very good

33 Ratings
Ratings: 33
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.75%
$$ - reasonable


[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

617 4th Street
Eureka, California, 95482
United States
phone: (707) 445-4480

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @lostcoastbrewer

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Reviews by Jayli:
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Jayli

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +18.1%
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
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TaborTime

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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Maryland

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Beerswag

California

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MISSALMA_XO

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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FightingEntropy

Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75 | $$

7/1/13

After driving through the Avenue of Giants and up to Redwood National Forest, we headed down to Eureka to spend the night. We stayed at the historic Eureka Inn, a disappointment except that it was an easy walk home from the downtown breweries.

First stop of the evening was for dinner at Lost Coast Brewery. Order of lemon pepper parmesan fries were very tasty to tide us while trying a sampler tray of brews. The fruit beers like Raspberry Brown and Tangerine Wheat were all adequate but not very inspiring. The standard line up of beers were a level better, especially the hoppy ales. 8 Ball Stout and AlleyCat Amber were a step up from the fruit ales, but better were the Lost Coast Pale Ale with a soft hop nose over a sweet caramel back bone and the Indica IPA with a bold hop bite and a grassy, dry finish.

Lost Coast Tacos for dinner. Mine had a crisp, crunchy battered outside with a delicate white fish inside surrounded with a flour tortilla, shredded cabbage, lime sour cream and fresh pico de gallo. Ordered a draft of Great White Beer with my taco: spice on the tongue is complex and stimulating to drink; secret blend of Humboldt County herbs, according to the menu; light and refreshing with a lot of flavor. One of only two LC beers I've had before, it's light and refreshing with a light of flavor. Understated spiciness of the beer blends well with the bready and slightly fishy tacos. Gloria had the tofu version of the taco and liked it as well. A nice range of veggie options on the menu for being so far north, and we appreciated the choice.

Lost Coast is a family friendly restaurant, even on a Saturday night visit. Feels like a bar in my small hometown in Iowa but with a lot better beer. The slightly slow but friendly service with quick, honest recommendations. The rustic atmosphere that was loud but still pleasant to talk in. Overall, it's a place in which the beer is about what I expected and has a warm, welcoming feel that many locals seem to call home.

Pictures at http://pintsizedrevelations.blogspot.com/2013/09/lost-coast-brewery-eureka-ca.html.

09-08-2013 17:59:05 | More by FightingEntropy
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DrunkenMonk

California

2.95/5  rDev -20.5%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$

While I love Tangerine Wheat, Lost Coast is a lot like Eureka. I WANT to love the place, but the atmospere drives me away. It has so much potential, yet is stuck in its mediocrity.

The fish tacos weren't that good. The beer batter was awful; acting as grease mops. I had the sample paddle of 10 beers. I really liked the apricot wheat. It was lighter flavored than Pyramid's and I liked it. The paddle was confusing though as the beers were placed haphazardly rather than light to dark or sweet to bitter. So the pallet was given a work out.

The place was cramped and dark with various junk on the walls. They really need a decorator to give this place some life, as the atmosphere is grungy. It looks like someone had ten bucks to decorate with and went to a yard sale to find things.

Like Eureka I want to love this place. But the surrounding homeless and transient population tarnish it. Sadly, many of the locals contribute to the grunge element as well. Yet, the surrounding communities don't appear to have this problem.

Recommendations:
Redecorate, hiring a professional.
Hire a chef, not a cook- and make better food.
Get a bigger place, or remodel to create a gift shop area for the shirts and drinkware, etc.

07-22-2012 07:16:30 | More by DrunkenMonk
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

3.43/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$

The location is good coming south on 101 through the downtown. We always parked on the side street and it seems like parking shouldn't be an issue in the back.

They had cute Halloween decor and while I don't like their beer's graphic design, the bar has a nice assortment of brewing decor.

Service was great, not too busy.

10 regular beers for sampler and 3 seasonal, not bad!

Food is a little above average.

Decent prices.

Overall, I don't really like their beer that much to frequent often, but if you are in town, it is not a bad place to check out.

02-02-2012 21:35:21 | More by williamjbauer
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tjensen3618

California

2.83/5  rDev -23.7%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$

After a long but beautiful drive down from OR we planned on staying in Eureka for a night to get some rest and check out the area.
The brewery is in the downtown area, the vibe of the whole are seemed strange, the buildings had great architecture and had so much potential to be a great little town but we seemed to be outnumbered by homeless folks by about 5:1. We were there on a Thurs. and I am going to be generous and assume this isn't the case over the weekends.

The inside of Lost Coast was dated, the whole place felt a bit grimy. I was happy with their beer selection as there were several more interesting styles available than what we can get in bottles down in So. CA. I got the Barleywine which was very nice, they should start bottling that one!

There menu was standard brewpub fare, burgers, sandwiches, wings, maybe a pizza or pasta dish, etc. The food was decent nothing great nothing bad.

Overall it was an ok experience, however next time I'm in the area to enjoy the beauty up there, I'll probably steer clear of Eureka as a whole.

12-06-2011 20:11:06 | More by tjensen3618
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Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe in Eureka, CA
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