LAMA DOG TAP ROOM + BOTTLE SHOP in Santa Barbara, CA has 20 revolving craft beers on tap, 4 varieties of wine on tap and keeps the bottle shop full of craft beer from around the world.


With 20 revolving craft beers on tap, 4 varieties of wine on tap & a full Bottle Shop full of craft beer from around the world we are certain your taste buds will be more than pleased. We work hard at living up to our motto of serving Only Good Beer®. Lama Dog® always has one gluten free tap as well. We also have a selection of non-alcoholic beverages. 

bottle shop

Our Bottle Shop has approximately 350 different bottles of craft beer from around the US as well as an international selection. These bottles can be taken to go or consumed in house. With a selection like this you are sure to find a beer or wine that is pleasing to your taste buds. We carry a selection of small lot wines by the bottle. View our in house list here:



Want to take some Lama Dog with you? We have a selection of merchandise! We carry a variety of T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, Hats, Beer Koozies and glassware with our brand on them. We also sell Gift Cards for any amount. At this time we do not have an online shop or ship our merchandise which is all the more reason to visit us!

Welcome to Lama Dog Tap Room & Bottle Shop

At Lama Dog Tap Room & Bottle Shop we do craft beer a little differently in Santa Barbara. We offer a revolving tap that changes every day and we also offer local wines. Whether you are located in Goleta CA, Santa Barbara CA or the surrounding communities, Lama Dog Tap Room & Bottle Shop is the place to go for wine and beer. We are the craft beer bottle shop that actively seeks out the finest craft beer in California to serve in our beer bar. We have 20 different tap beers that change every day to ensure that you always have the best selections. We keep our bottle shop full of different craft beers from around the world!

What You Find at Lama Dog Tap Room & Bottle Shop

Within the Lama Dog you find the Nook where you can grab lunch, dinner or a snack to pair with your favorite (or new favorite) craft beer. You can find the wine and food that is simply delectable all in the same location. You can buy beer, start your beer bottle caps collection, find central coast wines, local wines and more. You also find:

  • Expert staff that want to help you understand beer & wine better

  • Beer education classes

  • Special hosted events

  • A space to book for your private event

What you really find at Lama Dog Tap Room & Bottle Shop is a great experience. Whether you are here for the alcoholic beverages or you are here to learn all you can about the best IPA, we are happy you are here and hope you enjoy the experience as much as we enjoy providing it! If you have questions or want to talk about a private event, give us a call!


Located in the Funk Zone District of Santa Barbara, CA

116 Santa Barbara St, Santa Barbara CA 93101  |  805.880.3364  |  |  |  @lamadogtaproom

Two bartenders behind the bar pouring beer and serving customers.

Lama, a tibetan mastiff sitting proud on the dog friendly patio.

Our outside patio with options for table seating or bar seating.


The idea for Lama Dog Tap Room + Bottle Shop developed while our owner, an assistant winemaker at the time, developed a love for craft beer during a grape harvest many years ago. Although we love wine, the craft beer scene really excited us and we saw a glaring unfilled niche in the Santa Barbara beer scene for a bottle shop/tap room. To keep our love of wine alive we carry a selection of small lot wine including our own label made by our owner. Are you wondering who Lama is? Lama is the owner's dog, a Tibetan Mastiff. If you're lucky, you might find him here! 

What Makes The Lama Dog Tap Room Different?

Our draft beer is revolving. Our list changes daily, and there is always something new to try.  Also, we don’t rely solely on the beer distributors, we actually make trips to breweries throughout CA to pick-up and build relationships.  By doing that, we are the only tap room/bottle shop in the area with access to those particular beers.  Our bottle selection focuses on hard to find beer and consists of roughly 350 different bottles.

What’s Our Vision?

To provide the largest variety and highest quality beer in the county.  I want us to continue to be the store that people think about when they are searching for an interesting beer. We actually won the “Best Beer Selection” in the Santa Barbara Independent "Best Of" awards in 2016 just after being open for a few months and we plan to keep rising above that title.

What Can You Expect When You Come?

You can expect a wide variety of beer being poured by highly knowledgeable beer experts.  Our staff can answer any questions in regards to what we have on tap and can point the customer in the right direction.  We also have four wine taps and plenty of wine bottles.  Any of our bottles can be had either in-house or can be taken home. Gluten free and non alcoholic options are available as well. 

What Kind Of Events Do We Have?

We offer Beer Education Classes throughout the year covering a variety of style and brewing techniques. We host tap takeovers from various breweries every month. Every two months we collaborate with Topa Topa Brewery, our neighbors, and host an Art Market that is full of local creators and makers. We also rent out our space for private events. Click here for more.

Where Do Folks Come From To Visit The Lama Dog Tap Room?

We get folks from all around the country that specifically come to visit us when in Santa Barbara but our primary clientele are folks from in and around the Santa Barbara area including Santa Barbara itself, Goleta, Carpinteria and Ventura. Our goal is to be an excellent Ventura brewery alternative and we're confident you'll love our place once you come! 


Master Chef Norbert Schulz brings elevated street food to Santa Barbara. Their food pairs wonderfully with beer & wine and they serve a variety of fish dishes, burgers, fries, and vegan/vegetarian options. Great for lunch, dinner, and small snacks. Click here for their website.


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