The Libertine Pub

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BEER AVG
4.04/5
The Libertine PubThe Libertine Pub
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Homebrew Store

801 Embarcadero
Morro Bay, California, 93442-2147
United States

(805) 772-0700 | map

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Added by tylerclark on 07-31-2012

BEER STATS
Beers:
49
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
309
PLACE STATS
Score:
-
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
30
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
5.21%
 
 
Taps:
48
Bottles/Cans:
80
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 30
Reviews by mactrail:
Photo of mactrail
3.68/5  rDev -12.8%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

This place is worth a stop if you're heading up the coast, or doing a tour around San Luis Obispo. Twenty taps and mostly quite interesting. Two barrel aged Figueroa Mountain brews plus four or five others from them. A variety of California breweries like Firestone plus a German. A few bottles, also well selected including Stone's Götterdämmerung IPA at a very reasonable price. They also brew their own, and the one Farmhouse Ale on tap was excellent.

Everyone seemed to be having a good time. Barmaid was nice and seemed to know the beers. Lots of TVs to watch. Looks like fish and chips for eats, but kitchen closed when we were there. The only trouble with this place-- or maybe what you go for-- is they will play your vinyl records on the stereo. It's just so unholy loud. And then it's off. You heave a sigh of relief, and then it's on again. Bands play upstairs sometimes.

Nice location on the waterfront in Morro Bay, which is one of the most interesting little harbor towns. We stayed at the Beach Bungalow Inn, which I also recommend.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Gottiline559
4.98/5  rDev +18%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

The ultimate spot for good vibes and some of the best wild ales in California. Try the framboise if available.

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Photo of dbannister
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

This is a pretty old-school place in Morro Bay. Its been around for a while and the beer selection is pretty good. The music is a bit loud for my taste at night, but other than that, can't complain.

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Photo of RedZin
4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Hidden gem on the water with great view of Morro Rock. 28 taps, wide variety. Did not eat but food looked good

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Photo of Martin_carvalho
5/5  rDev +18.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of dagubna
4.61/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of Gobzilla
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of crob3888
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of BeerBucks
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of chinkala
4.91/5  rDev +16.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of notchucknorris
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Made it up to this area yesterday, so I had to check this place out. Just to get this out of the way, there were only a couple knocks on the place. The restaurant was a little understaffed, so they take a while to get to you. Once they do, the service is fantastic. The place is also right on a dock and there are a lot of flies in the place. I don't know if the flies are dock-related. That was my explanation. Anyways...moving on. Food was pretty solid, but the highlight was the beer. The Summer Breeze with Mango was one of the best beers I've had all year. Just amazing. And their Framboise is top 5 I've probably ever had. They had a couple other interesting house experiments, a chocolate gose and a chocolate pomegranate sour porter, that weren't mindblowing, but really cool experiments. A good case of bottles as well. I don't know that I'd go specifically for the food or the atmosphere, but the beer is more than worth it. Get over there.

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Photo of wallbj
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
4.63/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Sam-VW
4.53/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of Marco_Gtz
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of IggyWH
5/5  rDev +18.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I don't make it up to The Libertine Pub often, but when I do, I'm greeted by great people with great beer. Definitely check them out if you're ever in SLO as they are really doing fantastic things with beer.

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Photo of LakerLeith
4.84/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Had a great time at Libertine! Got a flight of their beers, and then another flight of some killer guest taps. Grabbed the sampler plate and a few beers out of the fridge, as well as some of their own beer in bottles to go! Highly recommend this place!
Can't even tell you about the view from the back bar area... whoa.

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Photo of Namtracxtra
4.6/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of SeeingMeansMore
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of ChrisISO_SJ
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of BG24
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of sankykid
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of BeerHewitt
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of JayPeso
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of MichaelinFishers
3.88/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 2.75

This place could be awesome. This weekend, it probably will be. But today (yesterday, actually), they are getting ready for their 2nd Anniversary party on Saturday night. As kegs blow, they aren't putting anything else on, because they're holding back a bunch of good stuff for the party. That means that out of 48 draft lines, there is only beer on 28 of them right now and that's as good as it will get until the weekend. I'm leaving town early Saturday morning, so yeah, I'm dinging them for that.

That said, the 28 lines that are running are pretty damn good. A good variety, from hoppy (Mach Ten, RuinTen, a couple of other IPAs) to funky (a couple of saisons and Belgian-style) to sour. The sours deserve a mention of their own. They brew on premises and that's all they do is sours. The two they had on today were pretty damn good. Black Ruby Slipper was a blend of their soured porter and Flemish Red. The other (can't remember the name, Turkey something-or-other) was mostly the porter, but had some serious chocolate notes with a nice puckering finish.

All in all, I will go back the next time I'm in town, and I recommend you do the same. The staff was very knowledgeable and helpful (although that was partially because business was slow). I'm just pissed about the selection being half of what it should have been.

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The Libertine Pub in Morro Bay, CA
4.04 out of 5 based on 309 ratings.
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