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Welcome to our Taproom. A tech-forward space designed to make your visit as seamless and enjoyable as possible, with on-table QR codes allowing you to order, top-up and pay all at your own leisure.

Our modern industrial space is family-friendly, with live sports, a broad menu catering to many tastes and community events each month.

We'll have a constantly evolving series of Validated beers ready for you to try, along with their challengers that you have the power to take to the top step of the podium.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Validation Ale taproom and menu screen

Visit Us


102 E. Yanonali St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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1 (805) 500-3111
[email protected]

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11:30am – 8:30pm
11:30am – 8:30pm
11:30am – 8:30pm
11:30am – 10:00pm
11:30am – 10:00pm
11:30am – 10:00pm
10:00am – 8:30pm

Where to Find Us

Taproom FAQs

Validation is a casual “seat yourself” kinda place so we don’t take reservations in the traditional sense.  If you’re looking to snag one of our communal tables for a small gathering however, we’re happy to be your honorary table vulture and throw a reserved sign on when a table clears up near your desired party time.

Saturday and holidays: all table vultures are busy helping out the masses, so no reserved signs on those days.


Kidding.  We have hard Seltzer & Kombucha on draft as well as Santa Ynez white and red wine on tap from our friends at Star Pine (a Draghtsman Ale Works brand), and Margerum’s Rosé. Also available are plenty of canned alcohol and non-alcoholic options available.

Yes and Yes!  We have 5 TVs and a monster video wall. Let us know what you want to watch and we will be happy to put it on.

PS: Come September we will be rocking NFL RedZone and Sunday Ticket

Same rules as humans. No peeing on the floor and don’t disrupt other’s experience.

Totally welcome! Ask our staff about current kid options on our menu. Unsupervised kids will be given a free puppy and train ticket.

Joking aside, we’re a working brewery so there is dangerous equipment around. Keep your littles close.

There is very limited parking in our lot, street parking, and a huge public parking lot nearby at 1 Garden St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

PS: Near the back of the lot is a passthrough into the Funk Zone.