The Best Breweries and Craft Beer in Santa Ynez Valley

Santa Ynez Valley: More Than Just Wine

Santa Ynez Valley is well-known for its amazing wine. However, the craft beer scene in SYV is growing rapidly too. Three major players in California craft beer make their brews in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley wine country. In addition to outstanding breweries, a host of specialty tasting rooms, bars and restaurants offer international beer tastings. There is even a specialty brew shop in Solvang, which offers supplies and classes to burgeoning home brewers. The valley celebrates all things beer with SYV Craft Beer Month, a month-long celebration with special offerings and events throughout the area.

Interested In Planning A Trip?

We have recently updated our SYV Craft Beer Trail Map, making it easier than ever for you to start planning your trip to the Santa Ynez Valley. Grab a printed version at any valley brew stop or find a printable map here. With so much to do here, you’ll definitely want to spend more than just one day, so be sure to check out all our available lodgings. Happy travels!


Plan Your Trip


Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. Buellton Taproom

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. Buellton Taproom

45 Industrial Way, Buellton, CA 93427
805-694-2252

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. craft beer on tap and "to go." Core, specialty beers available. Coming soon: Enjoy gourmet pub fare from Beto's Place.

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The Good Life craft beer & wine cellar

The Good Life craft beer & wine cellar

1672 Mission Dr., Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 688-7111

The Good Life is a bottle shop & bar specializing in California craft beer and local, Artisan wines from Santa Barbara to Paso Robles.

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Wandering Dog Wine Bar

Wandering Dog Wine Bar

1539C Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 686-9126

Offering boutique local wines and interesting imports. Enjoy wine and beer by the glass, flight or bottle along with a variety of antipasto platters.

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Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. at

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. at “The Cottage”

2363 Alamo Pintado Ave., Los Olivos, CA 93441
(805) 694-2252

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. craft beer on tap and "to go." Core, specialty and cask beers available. Enjoy a select menu from Los Olivos Café.

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Solvang Brewing Company

Solvang Brewing Company

1547 Mission Dr., Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 688-2337

Welcome to Solvang Brewing Company. Where Danish Tradition, Craft Beer and delicious food, come together in the heart of Solvang's Historic Downtown.

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Firestone Walker Brewing Company

Firestone Walker Brewing Company

620 McMurray Ave, Buellton CA 93427

A Quiet Revolution out of California’s Central Coast, the Firestone Walker Brewing Company has grown to become an authentic regional craft brewery.

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Santa Ynez Billiards & Cafe

Santa Ynez Billiards & Cafe

1000 Edison St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 697-7109

Welcome to SY Billiards!
Hand crafted Mediterranean food, 16 beers on tap & over 100 craft beers for you to enjoy here or take for the road.

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Sante Wine Bar & Lounge

Sante Wine Bar & Lounge

433 Alisal Rd., Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 691-9641

A modern, contemporary inspired Wine & Beer lounge featuring a wide selection of central coast wines, local beers on tap or by the bottle.

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Naughty Oak Brewing Santa Ynez Taproom

Naughty Oak Brewing Santa Ynez Taproom

3569 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 591-9252

Craft beer brewed on the Central Coast. We offer twelve beers on tap. Wide variety and highest quality; all made in our Orcutt Brewery.

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