Summer is officially here! You know what that means; it’s time to crack open some cold brewskies. Beat the heat on the Central Coast while kicking back and sipping beer from some of the best craft breweries you’ll ever try. These breweries range from Paso Robles to San Luis Obispo; try one or five – the world is a hoppier place with a cold beer in hand! (Interested in a Brewery Tour? We can help!)
Located within the heart of the tasting room mecca, Tin City, Paso Robles, you’ll find BarrelHouse Brewing! You may hear them before you see them as they often are jammin’ away with live music on their outdoor stage. You may also smell their food truck, by Deilz & Family, cooking up some mouth-watering pub-style food.
They pride themselves in creating small-batch, taproom-only beers. They do still make a few beers that go outside of their brewery. You may know them from their Sunny Daze, BarrelHouse IPA, or Big Sur Double IPA. All great beers! Just wait until you try what they have brewing at their taproom. Their motto is “Good People, Good Times, and Great Beers!”
Did we mention that they have 4 locations? You can find them in:
– Tin City, Paso Robles,
– San Luis Obispo
- Often Has Live Music
- Has An Onsite Food Truck
California Coast Beer Company
When the mantra is “Life is good out here,” you know that a great experience is waiting for you! This Paso Robles craft brewery was created by a group of dreamers who believed that anything is possible through hard work and dedication. They worked hard to transform the former Tozzi’s Auto into a brewery for two years. Now they’re serving up classic American ales and lagers and Belgian-style beers.
Right in the hub of downtown Paso Robles, this craft brewery is always hoppin’! They regularly have live music on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. With one of the largest outdoor spaces in downtown Paso Robles, you’ll find plenty of room to kick back and enjoy a cold one this weekend. On-site on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, you’ll find La Reyna Market. They’ve also partnered with Roots on Railroad to provide lunch and dinner deliveries to your table.
- Food Is On-Site On The Weekends
- Regularly Hosts Live Music
- Lots Of Great Outdoor Space
Firestone Walker Brewing Company
Home to the 805 pale ale, Firestone Walker Brewing Co. was founded back in 1996 in Paso Robles. It’s become a regional brewery well-known far beyond the Central Coast. Despite its growth, their purpose is still the same – to craft the perfect beer. They offer a wide array of beers ranging from tropical to classic ales to limited-release IPAs, and more! There’s something for every beer enthusiast to enjoy.
While you’re visiting, you can take a tour of their impressive facility. They offer a Brewhouse Tour that showcases their 65bbl and 300bbl brewhouses, fermentation cellar, and an overview of their packaging lines, focusing primarily on bottling. A Firestone Walker Beer Educator will pour you something delicious as they walk you through their history. Not interested in a tour? Well, you might want to stop by their Brewery Emporium & Visitor Center instead to take home a couple of beers or merch! Then, grab a bite to eat in their restaurant once you’ve worked up an appetite. Their Paso Robles Taproom Restaurant offers spacious indoor or outdoor eating areas. You can dig into a menu geared to go with their beers.
- On-Site Restaurant
- Option To Tour Facility
Wild Fields Brewhouse
If you’re looking for a family-friendly brewery that serves award-winning craft beer, you’ll definitely want to visit Wild Fields Brewhouse in Atascadero! This local favorite is perfect for families with kids. Their brewery includes mini-bowling lanes, arcade games, and a toddler corner. Grab a sandwich from their fun homestyle pub-grub restaurant, and enjoy a cold one from their extensive menu of beers as your kids compete, playing some foosball or air hockey.
If you happen to be in the area on Monday nights, you’ll want to swing by the brewhouse. They offer free trivia night! So grab a beer and some friends and test your knowledge. They also host fun events like glass art, painting, “Mommy” meetups, and more! View their entire lineup of events by clicking here.
Did we mention they won 4 golds from the World Beer Cup? You gotta try these award winners, Atascadero Beach, Pine Mountain Monolith, Magic Swirling Sip, and Three Bridges Brown.
- Kid-Friendly With Games (Arcade)
- Monday Trivia Nights
- On-Site Restaurant
The Rock – SLO Brew
Home to a 30-barrel brewhouse, tasting room, restaurant, catering kitchen, and event space, there’s always something going on at The Rock in San Luis Obispo! Known for its giant rock outside the tasting room, this SLO favorite is on the edges of the city, close to the San Luis Obispo Regional Airport. Here you’ll find a wide variety of great craft beer, including stouts, IPAs, sours, ales, lagers, and more! There’s something for every beer enthusiast.
Take a tour of their brewhouse or their neighboring distillery, Rod & Hammer’s SLO Stills. (One of our favorite places for whiskey!) Did we mention that they have plenty of upcoming concerts at their event space? Check out their lineup of bands here. Before you get ready to rock out, don’t forget to fuel on their large food menu ranging from burgers to pizza, salads, and more! There’s always a good time to be had at The Rock.
- Live Music
- On-Site Restaurant
Liquid Gravity Brewing Company
Get ready for some incredible, out-of-this-world craft beer at Liquid Gravity Brewing Company! You’ll find this family-owned and operated brewery in beautiful San Luis Obispo, just a little away from The Rock. Their taproom menu changes daily, but they usually offer pilsners, IPAs, ales, and sours. They also serve two specialty beer drinks: the Coffee Porter (a beer brewed with coffee beans) and the Twist And Stout (an Imperial Stoud with cacao, vanilla, and milk sugar).
They offer fun Friday night shows starting at 6 PM, which you won’t want to miss! Check out their lineup of shows, music, deals, and food by clicking here.
- Dog-Friendly (If Dogs Are Outside On A Leash)
- Food Vendor Is On-Site Occasionally
- Offer Friday Night Shows
Beer Tour Transportation
What are you waiting for? Kick off your summer by visiting some of the best craft breweries on the Central Coast! Beat the heat and relax with a cold one. You won’t even have to sweat driving, we’ll take care of that. If you’re looking for safe, and reliable transportation for your group, friends, or family for your next brewery visit(s) anywhere else along the Central Coast, we can help! Our brewery tours include customizable itineraries, professional transportation, and visits to three breweries. Choose from a wide array of comfortable to luxury vehicles to cruise in, from our Limo Bus to our Mercedes Sprinter LandJet. Email Info@SLOSafeRide.com, or fill out the form below for a free transportation quote. (Our summer availability is booking up fast! We’d encourage you to book soon.)