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Big Bear Lake Brewery

In addition to homegrown brews and popular craft beer, Big Bear Lake Brewery in California serves pasta, burgers, sandwiches, NY prime steak, and cedar plank salmon. The outside patio is dog friendly. Visit Website

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Big Bear Lake Brewery has received a rating of 3.6 out of 5 bones by 9 canine critics on BringFido and 4.0 out of 5 by 429 guests on TripAdvisor.

Visitors generally find the service at Big Bear Lake Brewery to be friendly, and they appreciate the dog-friendly patio with water bowls and occasional treats for their furry companions. Some travelers, however, report slow service and limited food options, though the beer is often praised.

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  • Renee D.
    Jul 15, 2023
    Dog Friendly

    This was our first time coming to Big Bear Lake Brewery and both the guy that seated us and our waitress were super friendly. Brought our dog Rocket and bowl of water and they kept it filled for him and the other dogs on the patio. Food was good also. Only complaint was I wish the beer was a little bit colder, but all in all a great experience!

  • Victoria
    Jul 24, 2022
    Very friendly service

    Great service, got seated right away but only 4 outdoor tables so may be a small wait. Food was typically pub fare, but they did have a pretty limited. selection considering it was a a brewery and they were out of a flavor we wanted. The host immediately gave us a water bowl for our pup and later came back with a small serving of bacon for her, so sweet!

  • Tawny
    Jul 16, 2022
    Wish my fur babies were here!

    Saw some dogs on the patio. After walking around The Village we stumbled upon the brewery, I’m lying I’ve been here before…. I want to say for Octoberfest many years ago. At the time I was pretty toasted, during my visit I was sober. Lol

    It was a nice day out so we decided on the patio, the waitress was fast and friendly. Nice enough to give us small samples.

    What we got
    The flight
    Honey Blonde – 3/5 light honey taste
    Blueberry Raspberry Blonde – 5/5 Best one
    Mosaic Wheat – 4/5 second favorite
    Pineapple Wheat – 1/5 Did someone spill sanitizer in here? It was terrible.
    Porter- 3/5 it wasn’t as bold as other places
    Citrus Wheat – 3/5 didn’t leave an impression
    Overall – 3/5

    Weekly Special- 3 way pretzel – Regular, Pepperoni and cheese, Dessert style with cinnamon and sugar. I have to give kudos to the chef in finding a way to use day old pretzels. I thought we would’ve gotten fresh pretzels when it came to the regular but it didn’t taste that way. The pepperoni and cheese could’ve been better, no flavor add Italian seasoning to the tomato sauce, the “Churro” style was the saver here.. 2/5

    Santa Fe chicken Salad - Spicy chicken, spring mix, tomatoes, roasted corn, olives, bell peppers, black beans, avocado, cilantro, tortilla chips with lime cilantro dressing. This was delicious I would have it again. 4/5

    Prosciutto Apple Pesto Pizza - Pesto, mozzarella cheese, prosciutto, apple, basil, caramelized onion, balsamic drizzle. This was also very good but such a small portion. I get it the cost of prosciutto, pesto and basil is high. 5/5

    I really enjoy supporting small business after skimming through their website and reading the brewing process, I just had to share ..

    At Big Bear Lake Brewing Company, our brewing process combines old world traditional methods with state-of-the-art modern equipment, and utilizes only the finest raw materials obtainable. Mix all of that with our brewers’ history in the craft and conscientious attention to detail and you get beer that is not only delicious, but consistently delicious.

    The deep aquifers surrounding the Big Bear Valley, supplied by natural snow fall and rain, provide natural spring water to the town and Big Bear Lake Brewing Company with excellent naturally sourced brewing water.

  • Kerily
    Dec 30, 2019
    Amazing and welcoming!

    I think maybe they have new ownership. The front porch is small but dogs are welcome inside (handy in winter!). And got a little treat for free.
    Small human menu but tasty food. Great beer.

  • Natalie
    Oct 16, 2019
    Patio Heaters, Friendly Service

    We stopped here on a slow Wednesday afternoon, they have a small patio section in the front with maybe 4-6 tables, which is sufficient. They all have heaters, and when we sat down, our server came out immediately to bring us a bowl of water and turn on the heaters. I had a flight of the beers, which were all pretty good. Husband had the red ale which he didn’t care for. Great service, although we were the only patrons at the time.

  • Joy
    Jul 6, 2019
    This Place Is The Worst

    They get no bone. Waited 30 mins for a table, which sat open the whole time we waited, then after they seat us one one would wait on your table! Very pour management! I must give them a bone to post

  • Ron
    Dec 12, 2018
    Very Happy

    Had snowed a few days prior so it was very busy. Patio had heaters. Food was great, waitress was very kind and offered our dog a plate of bacon after asking first. will definitively return

  • Carrie
    More than a year ago
    slowest service ever!

    Patio was dog friendly, staff was friendly enough, beer was good. Food was average bar food, but we were the only table and our food, beer, everything took forever. Won't be going back.

  • Gin
    More than a year ago
    very poor service

    The patio is very small but that was ok because I just wanted a quick beer and some water for my dogs. Water bowls were dirty and five inured after I ordered I still didn't have my beer so I left and went to 572. Got my beer and FRESH water right away!!!!

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