Bang the Drum Brewery  

We are a small-batch craft brewery in San Luis Obispo is aimed at creating a unique and feel-good experience for each customer. We serve everything from a no-fuss Blonde to a Yerba Mate infused IPA. With a cast of reliable flagships, alongside an ever-changing lineup of adventurous brews, Bang the Drum works toward providing each and every person a beer that will keep their taste buds entertained and satisfied. 

Always Celebrating Unique

Complete with weekly live music, trivia, games, a relaxing outdoor patio and a welcoming staff, we hope that you will leave feeling like you are a part of the BTD family. 

You can visit us the next time you are in town at 950 Orcutt Road in San Luis Obispo.


Beers on Tap
Drumming session - live music
hops and barley
hops in hand
hops and drums

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BTD's Kelly Edward

What the BTD Family is saying...

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Lina B.

Such a fun place to hang out! I really enjoyed the beer flight and sitting outside. Highly recommend going to hear live music, staying awhile and enjoying...

Aug 14, 2017
Meghan Rewards Member
Morro Bay, CA

My favorite atmosphere, playlists, and beer on a Sunday afternoon. I keep craving the "Surprise Me" strawberry milk stout. So delicious!

Aug 13, 2017
Benjamin Rewards Member

Great chill place with amazing beer!

Aug 8, 2017
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Aug 7, 2017
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This was another stop on our grand brewery tour of life. We stopped in on a Monday before the 4th of July and it wasn't too crowded, but that's the way we like it. The bartender was super nice, wish I could remember her name....More

Jul 22, 2017
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Ben N.

An awesome place to relax, sit in the sun and have a good beer. The layout of the place is very cool, with an indie seating area and a much larger outside...

Jul 5, 2017
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Kayla G.
San Luis Obispo, CA

This place is super chill! Good beer and an awesome atmosphere. I like really bold, hoppy IPAs and they have a different style of beer that really doesn't offer that. But all in all a solid brewery.

Jul 4, 2017
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It's Trivia Night tonight! Try our Strawberry White Milk Stout while you're here. Now through the 4th of July we are giving all our Strawberry Surprise Me fans a chance to win $100. Take and post a picture of your best #StrawberryStoutStache and tag @bangthedrumbrewery on or before July 4th and ...

Jun 28, 2017
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Happy yeast = happy beer

Jun 26, 2017
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Summer Sunday afternoons with @souldustpro and their Vinyl Potluck! Sunday Line Up: Vinyl Potluck 3-7 pm

Jun 25, 2017

Brewing Responsibly.

Located in San Luis Obispo, California... one of the "happiest places in America" (Oprah, 2011). 

We are pleased to be the Smallest Brewery on the Central Coast with a humble batch size of 1/2 BBL (barrel). Of course this means we have a lot of work to do every day, but we hope this shows you how much we love what we do.


Bang The Drum...

"what began as a fun idea has become a great passion to create something that others can truly enjoy"

At our tasting room we enjoy:

  • weekly events  
  • performances by local musicians
  • charity fundraisers & craft fairs

...We have a collection of drums for our daily patrons to bang on! 


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All of our beers are Hand-Crafted.

We utilize our small batch size by making as many different styles as we can so that we can get a better idea of what our community truly enjoys.   Come enjoy one of our brews. We know that you'll love it!