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Big Sur Taphouse

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American, Bar, Pub
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47520 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9632
+1 831-667-2197
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Malmo, Sweden
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this cosy place in June. Great tacos. Reasonable prices, very good for the area. Unfortunately the girl working by the bar desk was not very nice both upon arrival and when I asked about the restroom she seemed very annoyed about this simple question. A man came out with our food and he was nice wishing us a pleasant... More 

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London, Canada
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has great food & drinks and at a perfect price! We stopped along our way down the coast and it was worth it!

Thank kaytravel82
Manhattan Beach
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

with everything being so expensive in the area, it was nice to be able to buy a $4 beer and $7 tacos. And they were good. Nothing gourmet here, but it hit the spot.

Thank DaveManhattanBeach
Agoura Hills, California
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645 reviews
366 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Stopped in for a cold one on a beautiful and warm Saturday afternoon. Loved the stout and Flying Dog Red. Cool place and really nice patio with benches, tables and comfortable wooden chairs. Also, some shade for a hot day. The also serve food which looked great but we had recently eaten so we didn't try any. I will definitely... More 

Thank Craig-World-Travelle
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Stopped here for lunch and was greatly surprised. It doesn't look like much and is small but the food was good and the service fast. It is right on Highway 1. They have a good variety of beers. It was a good value and attached is a deli if you want to buy sandwiches for the road.

Thank Steve063
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642 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We had decided while staying in Big Sur that we would give this place a try. The food was good basic bar food (e.g. burger and fries). There was an amazing choice of beer - all craft beers. The seating was interesting - rows of seats in tiers facing a TV screen so that all could watch the baseball game... More 

Thank GerMar60
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Tiny pub in Big Sur, right off the highway. Attached to a grocery store that has a deli. Good for souvenirs. Awesome selection on beers. Especially when it's the only pub/brewery. Great decor! Nice staff... It was hot inside, although it was a hot day. Great place to stop after visiting the beach!

Thank Sheree A
Fisherville, Kentucky
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Stopped here for dinner after seeing locals and firefighters getting morning coffee day before and saw sign for their fish sandwich - FANTASTIC! Also great selections of beers. Small place with indoor seating (2 tvs to get your fix for sports) and outdoor seating. We chose indoor - free wifi available too! Looked like their fish tacos would be good... More 

Thank Rufuscnm
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Was a welcome sight after a long drive. Food was average yet satisfying. Good location for organizing yourself after navigating the long and winding roads.

Thank Al A
Downham Market, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Passing through on our way to SanFrancisco we came across this deli which is situated next to the Tap House. Great hot and cold food to take away. Kids had hot lasagna and Mac and cheese, adults sandwiches which were made to order. Priced reasonably, large portions, one sandwich could have been shared between me and my friend with a... More 

Thank Frances R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 15
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47520 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9632
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Sur
  • Phone Number: +1 831-667-2197
The Taphouse is located right next to the Big Sur Deli and the Big Sur Post Office. We have a pet friendly, large outdoor patio with a beautiful view of the Santa Lucia Mountains. Stop by and try one of our 10 craft brewes on tap or a glass of wine. We also feature live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Come stop by and see us!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?