Alvarado Street Brewery

Alvarado Street BreweryAlvarado Street Brewery
Alvarado Street BreweryAlvarado Street Brewery
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

426 Alvarado Street
Monterey, California, 93940
United States

(831) 655-2337 | map

Notes: 10 barrel brewery restaurant (and future beer garden!) located in historic downtown Monterey, focusing on bright, aromatic hop-forward beers, and a variety of traditional and experimental ales & lagers. Chef Jeremiah Tydeman features New American classics and gastropub fare that are sourced with local, seasonal ingredients whenever possible.

Alvarado Street Brewery Production Facility & Tasting Room coming to Salinas in Spring of 2016.
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Ratings by Mneme1984:
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Rated by Mneme1984 from California

3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

Oct 30, 2014
More User Ratings:
Rated: 4.53 by CHail from California

Sep 04, 2019
Rated: 4.57 by Zach423 from Massachusetts

Aug 30, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by heydre from Oregon

Aug 27, 2019
Rated: 4.41 by jera1350 from Minnesota

Aug 07, 2019
Rated: 3.68 by Noah_Aimar from Oregon

Jul 29, 2019
Rated: 4.76 by Ice_Cream_And_IPAs from New York

Jun 29, 2019
Rated: 4.48 by TheBrewsky from California

Jun 22, 2019
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Reviewed by lucius10 from California

4.73/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4
Great place! Vibe and music was great! Good customer service and good food. The quality of brews was off the charts! Not the easiest to find parking, but a great time here!
Jun 10, 2019
Rated: 3.51 by Keananmichael5 from California

May 05, 2019
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Reviewed by stoumi from California

4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5
Spent the weekend diving in Monterey and while I had hoped to stop by Alvarado Street Brewery in Salinas, we ended up at the eatery, downtown Monterey. As expected it was crowded on the Saturday we arrived, about 2PM. We got luck with a parking spot just up the street from the brewery, as the anticipation built.

The establishment was jumping with activity, the bar was full, but there some room at the tall tables in the bar area. We took a seat and started looking at the line up being served. We waited no more than 3-4 minutes before our server stopped by dropping food menus and taking out drink order. My friend ordered a Rack It, while I decided on the Cryo Shake.

Wasn't impressed with my beer selection, a bit bitter for a milkshake IPA, but I drank it, while looking for round two. Our server took our orders; Calamari for me, and the Pork Belly Poutine for my buddy. The food was relatively quick, as I wasn't finished with my beer yet. The Calamari was lightly breaded, hot and served with a cocktail sauce and chipolte aioli. Tasty and filling, it hit the spot after diving.

Round two was up and I discussed options with the people next to me, as one of their party had ordered the Black Cherry Whip, which missed on the first round. Same goes for Bubble Bath, as those would have been my top choices. I opted for the Bubble Bath and this sour was perfect, light and fruity with a nice tartness. Hit the spot.

We also found out a bit too late that the tap takeover outside, on the patio was from Pure Project, not Pour, as we were told in the bar area. By the time we went outside, they were down to just two beers and nothing in cans or any collabs to purchase. I looked at their can selection and while impressive, I passed.

Overall, a great place to go! Good food and service and as expected high quality beer. When I return to Monterey to dive, rest assured this is going to be on my places to go to.
Apr 01, 2019
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Reviewed by sweetbrew82 from California

4.15/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
Really liked this place a lot. Biggie's Bon Bon Bonanza and Motor Oil were absolutely delicious but I was bummed that they don't sell their own growlers and won't fill other growlers with anything at or above 10% which is a huge miss for them if you ask me because their best beers are of course over 10%. Still worth a visit but it really was a bummer to leave without a growler because I really wanted one.
Feb 18, 2019
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Reviewed by elNopalero from California

4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25
Sweet and swanky, this place is bustling and busy. It feels far ‘nicer’ than most breweries, but fits in fine with the area. Unfortunately, but not unsurprisingly, prices match accordingly.
Jan 04, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by Original_Gravity from Washington

Dec 08, 2018
Rated: 4.13 by StanleysCup from Maryland

Dec 01, 2018
Rated: 4.23 by bmurph8941 from California

Oct 19, 2018
Rated: 4.28 by SFCraft from California

Aug 27, 2018
Rated: 4.83 by ChipChaight from New York

Apr 13, 2018
Rated: 4.4 by _DC_ from Massachusetts

Mar 29, 2018
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Reviewed by Hop_God from California

4.89/5  rDev +14.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5
one of the best places to go amazing food- best beer in the Bay- always new stuff every week almost everry day crazy collabs.. and close tothe beach
Feb 09, 2018
Rated: 4.69 by Rubenjr from California

Dec 14, 2017
Rated: 4.45 by Bewily from California

Oct 30, 2017
Rated: 3.91 by Tomesco from Canada (ON)

Sep 08, 2017
Rated: 4.33 by GaryColeman from California

Jul 31, 2017
Rated: 4.56 by BarrelAgedG from California

Jul 01, 2017
Rated: 4 by andyjeigh from Oklahoma

May 31, 2017
Rated: 4.45 by frasergrove from California

Apr 27, 2017
Rated: 4.66 by jeff1973 from California

Feb 23, 2017
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Reviewed by brewaddict from California

4.12/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4
This is a review of the Salinas tasting room. It is located in a metal building in an industrial section of town. The bar space is fairly spartan with a couple of refrigerated display cases and a row of taps. Surrounding the bar area are a few oak barrel racks. Behind them are a few rows of stainless steel fermentation tanks. They don't offer food on a regular basis, but I was told that they do have a rotating schedule of food trucks. The space is not heated and they keep the bay door open, so it can be chilly in there. Dress accordingly.
Jan 30, 2017
Rated: 4.16 by ThirstyHungryLife from California

Jan 14, 2017
Rated: 4.48 by gr8fulbeerhead from California

Dec 01, 2016
Rated: 4.44 by Kurmaraja from California

Oct 31, 2016
Rated: 4.75 by largadeer from California

Aug 05, 2016
Rated: 4.4 by Avatar113 from California

Jul 09, 2016
Rated: 4.24 by metter98 from New York

May 28, 2016
Rated: 3.85 by LXIXME from New Mexico

May 13, 2016
Rated: 3.93 by chrisjws from California

May 09, 2016
Rated: 4.4 by EdTheEdge from California

Apr 04, 2016
Rated: 4.21 by Cubro from California

Apr 02, 2016
Rated: 4.33 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

Mar 30, 2016
Alvarado Street Brewery in Monterey, CA
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