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Social Tap

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1105 S Seaward Ave, Ventura, CA 93001-3848
+1 805-667-8485
09:00 - 00:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good Very nice dog friendly patio Good menu, fresh great food and good value. I don't do mimosas or Bloody Mary but seamed popular Super location starting or ending the beach walk Highly recommend!

Thank Linda C
Visalia, California
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to this place for drinks, dinner and breakfast and I've been impressed with the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff each time. I would gladly return and likely will when I'm next in Ventura.

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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102 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We accompanied friends (who are locals) to Social Tap for an informal meal together. We were happy to find out that it was still happy hour when we arrived. We enjoyed the good food, good beer selection and the overall vibe of the place. Our friends said it was their "go-to" local place (within walking distance of their home), and... More 

Thank 590jvoss1
Ventura, California
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The food is always good here. The staff is knowledgeable about the different beer selections. It would be nice if they had some more healthier food choices. Personally, I love the burgers and the filet mignon tacos! This is a very casual restaurant, but not super kid friendly. I have brought my kids here, but I usually prefer to go... More 

Thank HolleeKW
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Food is great, bar is quick, yet the kitchen is very, very, very slow. We had to wait over an hour for our food and then it was not right. The service is the best they can be knowing the slow kitchen truth. Everyone is kind, helpful and its a great place to hang out, drink and watch the game... More 

Thank HealingHabit
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

First time at Social Tap. Was absolutely impressed with the attentive service great food and relaxing atmosphere. Food was amazing and it was in a convenient location from the beach. Check it out if you are close to the beach in Ventura!

Thank Tracie W
Rancho Mirage, California, United States
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65 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

This is the place to drink and eat at the beach. Very clean with a fun menu. Daily specials are good deals. We had Thursday's wings special. Large wings/legs with just right Buffalo sauce. Other sauces are available if you don't want heat. Good bartenders and beer selection. Drafts are reasonably priced. The crowd is mixed and everyone behaves. Short... More 

Thank Andrew T
Washington, Utah
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113 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Social Tap is a lively pub located just down the street from the beach in Ventura. The atmosphere is casual and fun, like a neighborhood pub should be. There are numerous beers on tap, some are local. The food is pretty good too. My husband and I had the halibut fish and chips and we were not disappointed. The crust... More 

Thank AJUC
Santa Monica, CA
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219 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Pretty good food & drink, good service, not an extensive menu. Good drink selection and specials. Good place for locals and tourists.

Thank ferdferd
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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309 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Discovered Social Tap by accident, just looking for a new place to eat in Ventura Beach. My waiter (Chris) was outstanding. He recommended a local draft beer that was excellent and I also took his recommendation of an entrée selecting the Teriyaki Stir-Fry Chicken. It was very good. The only grip I had was that it was not a large... More 

Thank Dave G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1105 S Seaward Ave, Ventura, CA 93001-3848
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: +1 805-667-8485
Focusing on fresh, house made food along with specialty craft cocktails and beer. Casual atmosphere with friendly staff. Family friendly.

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