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Downtown Brewing Co.

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Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1108 Pine Street
Paso Robles, California, 93446
United States

(805) 227-8444

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Added by mickeymac on 02-22-2007

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3.38/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

SLO Brewing in downtown San Luis Obispo changed to Downtown Brewing in the past two years. After continuing operations in downtown SLO, DB recently opened a new spot in Downtown Paso Robles. It's an upstairs spot that has had several tenants, most recently a pizza place that didn't last long. It has a smallish patio dining area that overlooks the downtown park. It also has a nice airy feel indoors because of the windows facing the park. On the occasions I've been, the place has been relatively quiet. However, it's winter and Paso is a spring through fall tourist destination. I imagine it will be more lively come the car shows, wine festivals, and other downtown events.

The beer is more or less run of the mill brewpub stuff: amber ale, IPA, stout, wheat beer, etc. I've heard the IPA is brewed by Firestone, which would make sense because DB also serves Hemp Ale. Also, the IPA tastes very much like Firestone's IPA. I assume the others are brewed by DB in SLO. I haven't tried the full range of beers, but the winter warmer was pretty good.

The menu is also typical for a brewpub: appetizers including wings, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and a few pasta dishes. Nothing on the menu is really all that intriguing. The few dishes I've had were decent.

The service has been a bit hit and miss. Some service staff have experience at other local establishments and don't miss a beat. Others seem to be new to serving and are still working out the kinks.

On a positive note, the prices are entirely reasonable. On a recent night out, I had an ortega burger and fries and we went through 12 beers. The bill was a pawltry $45. However, I think we caught the tail-end of happy hour, so prices might have crept up a little later in the evening.

All in all, it's not a bad place to have a pint of IPA and a burger. It will be even nicer when the burger and beer can be consumed on the patio on a warm spring or summer evening.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of 4Star
4.13/5  rDev +20.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of VegasBill
3.14/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

This was a quick stop as I was moving on to SLO. It is located in a downtown area with a charming park across the street that is surrounded with shops, restaurants and pubs. The micro itself is upstairs and is sort of dirty and dumpy, not quite to the dive level but dumpy.If I remember correctly, and this was my first beer of the day so probable correct, the bar stools are really high so I had to climb up to them. I have never seen this before and lawsuits come to mind. For beer I tried the IPA and it was good but as the previous review said maybe not brewed by them.
Overall I did like this micro and if I were to pass through again I would stop and have more than one beer and maybe something to eat.

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Downtown Brewing Co. in Paso Robles, CA
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