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Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill

££ - £££American, ,
426 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2711
+1 831-655-2337
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good42%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“flatbread” (40 reviews)
“burger” (27 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
426 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2711
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1 - 10 of 326 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to have lunch. We sat on the street side patio to people watch. The food was good and the drinks cold.

1  Thank need4sand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The burger was one of the best I've ever had (5 star) but the beer wasn't (2 star). I'm not a craft beer fanatic so I may not be the best one to listen to but I have been to my fair share of places...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Seems the best bar in the street great food and drinks brew their own beers and the staff is smiling and friendly

Thank shakungifts
Reviewed 7 January 2018

We opted to eat here based on its selection of craft beers. We waited 20minutes for a table which was clearly explained to us beforehand so not an issue, its obviously v popular. We enjoyed our beer selections but were unenthused by our food selections-...More

Thank fordwater
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

The portions are fairly small and pricey but they are overall very good. Service was good and atmosphere is superb.

Thank mrs L
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We sat outside on the sidewalk because the wait for the beer garden was 30 minutes at 1:00 on a Saturday. The place was packed and it is LOUD inside. The street side table was just fine. The service was outstanding as was the food...More

1  Thank Ronna R
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Not everything is delicious, but they try to be creative. Bar is small but has screens. Rebuild of an old movie theater, only downfall is it is really LOUD. They need clouds on the ceiling to absorb the sound. But they offer seating out front...More

Thank alldaytripper
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We were happy we found this place. It had a great kids menu and we felt very comfortable going here with our family. Beer sampler was great and we really enjoyed every food item we ordered. The dessert option was fun and creative too. Will...More

Thank peachygirl33
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Best pizza I've had in some time! The macaroni & cheese appetizer was terrific as was the ravioli. The beer flight was fun and affordable - good wine choices too.

Thank Grace S
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Came here with some friends for drinks/dessert. My husband and his friend did flights and thoroughly enjoyed them. I split a piece of the chocolate and peanut butter cake with my friend and it was quite good. Seems like this is a popular local spot...More

Thank Cryptic_Tourist
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17 September 2016|
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Response from John T | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about gluten free, best to call them
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 426 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2711
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-655-2337
The Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill, located in historic downtown Monterey, CA., is a brewery and New American restaurant offering locally sourced and thoughtfully created, approachable food and artisan craft beer. New chef Brandon Miller’s creative, free-wheeling culinary chops, developed on the Monterey Peninsula at the acclaimed Stokes Adobe and the popular Spanish tapas restaurant Mundaka, will be paired with Head Brewer J.C. Hill's hop-forward brewing style focused on bright, West Coast style ales, Belgian-inspired ales, and a variety of experimental batches across all styles, the Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill has quickly become one of the premier craft beer breweries in Northern California. Chef Miller cut his culinary teeth in the renowned Bay Area restaurant scene, first at Lulu Bis and Campton Place, then as executive sous chef with renowned chefs Michael Chiarello at the award-winning Tra Vigne in St. Helena and sous chef with Cindy Pawlcyn at Fog City Diner. Miller then spent 13 years as executive chef at Stokes Adobe in Monterey, then for nine years as executive chef at Mundaka in Carmel before it transitioned into a Mexican seafood place. Miller’s creative style draws from a number of influences, including Italian from his stint with Chiarello, Spanish from his years at Mundaka and from Pawlcyn, the use of local sustainable meats, seafood and produce. And he will definitely be incorporating the brewery’s beers into his dishes, including such touches as steamed beer gastrique and IPA mustard. Hill and Miller will be working closely together to marry the food and beer offerings at Alvarado Street, with the goal of giving guests the ultimate sensory experience. Miller recently resumed his passion for home-brewing beer, bringing his own take on the food-beer pairings at Alvarado Street. Our mission is to provide our guests, both local and visitor alike, a unique yet casual environment where they can enjoy cuisine that has been prepared with a nod toward the expert pairing of a specific beer. This educational mindset offers the customer an elevated, yet approachable meal in a relaxed atmosphere. As a family-owned and operated business, we are proud to be a part of the Monterey Peninsula community and will continually strive to provide exceptional service and quality fare at a reasonable price. We look forward to seeing you and inviting your family to become a part of ours at the Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill.
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