Clam chowder, seasonal fish, live music and a whole lot of craft beer. Some come to bring their dogs, others come to enjoy a brew and the view, no matter what form, the Half Moon Bay Brewing Co. is a coastside favorite for all.
The craft beer industry took huge hits during the pandemic, but Half Moon Bay seems to be making a strong comeback. At the forefront of this effort is the first operating brewery on the San Mateo coast since 1875, the Half Moon Bay Brewing Co. This Half Moon Bay original opened in 2000 as a casual family restaurant where people could soak up the sun and enjoy live music with a great view. The addition of their popular craft beer came just a few years after opening from the inspiration of home brewing. Over the years, the brewing company has weathered many storms such as 9/11, the closure of Highway 1, the Great Recession and now a pandemic.