Have you been to the impressive, year-old Central Coast Brewing taproom? I am partial to it, mainly because I can choose between 25 or so craft brews on tap. But the best part about CCB on Higuera is that the newest location has a full menu: gastropub quality burgers, sandwiches, salads ... and what everyone and their buddy wants with their beer: pizza! On Fridays, and actually every weekday, from 3 to 6 p.m., it's Happy Hour, when you can order swell appetizers—like sweet potato fries, chicken wings, pulled pork sliders, and crispy fried tater tots—for college-kid prices. My favorite pint, CCB's Nitro Peanut Butter Breakdown Coffee Stout, goes ridiculously well with the $5 Happy Hour pretzel on the appetizer menu, which is served with stone ground mustard, and you can add beer cheese for a couple quarters.
CCB's appetizer pretzel is $7 normally, and $5 during Happy Hour. Central Coast Brewing's kitchen is open daily 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 6 Higuera, SLO. Δ
New Times contributor Beth Giuffre says every hour is Happy Hour. Send pretzels and pints to firstname.lastname@example.org.