san lois obispo, CA
San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
SLO Brew Lofts at the Center of San Luis Obispo's VibrancyHeading inland a bit, your next destination should be San Luis Obispo. Thanks to Cal Poly, SLO's vibrant pedestrian friendly downtown, roughly a 3x10 block street grid, is lined with historic brick storefronts filled with Mom & Pop shops like no fewer than 3 locally operated coffee roasters for your morning fix, dive bars & artisan restaurants, and record shops selling classic vinyl accompanied by vintage players lovingly on display.
70 foot long Bubble Gum Alley has walls plastered in chewed gum from passersby over the decades while a block over, a decidedly more appetizing attraction awaits gourmands stocking up for their next wine tasting party. Fromagerie Sophie has an impressively mouthwatering selection of cheeses from across the globe ranging from blue Rogue River Blue to Colston Bassett Stilton. Unique and decadent accompaniments include unique charcuteries, oils, crackers, and syrups.
Right at the epicenter of it all, SLO Brew Lofts directly above SLO Brew Pub & Brewery in the historic 1905 Carissa Building are essentially 5 dream apartments with fully outfitted kitchens, separate living & dining rooms, and an ambiance that embraces the rustic industrial aesthetic of exposed brick, beamed ceilings, and riveted sheet metal wall treatments. Natural touches include reclaimed wide planked Douglas fir wood flooring and copious paintings & sculpture on display everywhere. The 3-bedroom Voyager and Drifter Suites each have their own private patio overlooking SLO Brew's beer garden, San Luis Obispo Creek, and nearby Mission De Tolosa.
Leading the west coast craft beer movement since 1988, SLO Brew is now one of 9 other microbreweries that have opened across the Central Coast. SLO Brew's gastro pub menu features craft pizzas and quirky pub-favorites like Street Tacos, Nasty Nashville's Hot Chicken Thighs, and Bacon Fat Donuts. Steam punk influences abound like exposed pipe beer taps and wall sconces made from pipe and gauges lit with Edison bulbs. Their vibrant nightclub and stage spotlights local bands and an occasional big name like Jeff Bridges or Dick Dale.