Santa Barbara Beer Garden

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020

Time: 1:00PM - 4:00PM

Instructor: Garden Staff

Location: Garden Grounds

Seventh Annual Santa Barbara Beer Garden

Grand Cru tickets are on sale now!

General Admission tickets have SOLD OUT! Email [email protected] to be added to the waitlist.

Now in its seventh season, the Santa Barbara Beer Garden is a wildly popular event hosted by the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden to support our environmental education, conservation and research, and native plant horticulture programs.

Join us for an afternoon of music, food, and one-of-a-kind beers uniquely paired with picturesque locations throughout our historic gardens. 

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Featuring beers from local breweries!

Unlimited complimentary tasting of exclusive libations brewed with or inspired by native California plants from right here in the Garden!

Featured at Grand Cru: The Good Lion | brewLAB The Apiary

Featured at the Beer Garden: Island Brewing Company | M. Special Brewing Company | Rincon Brewery | The Brewhouse | Topa Topa Brewing Co. | Captain Fatty's Brewery | Draughtsmen Aleworks | Night Lizard Brewing | Institution | Third Window Brewing

More to be announced!

And finger foods from hot area restaurants!

Featured at Grand Cru: Cuyama Buckhorn 

Featured at the Beer Garden: Barbareno | Bibi Ji | The Black Sheep | Adam Shoebridge | Rori's Ice Cream | Satellite | Santa Barbara Paella | Panza Baby | Yellow Belly | Firefly Pizza

More to be announced!

Event Features

  • Local breweries pouring custom beers designed exclusively for this event.
  • Local restaurants offer complimentary small bites.
  • Acoustic music performances in unexpected places.
  • Access to all of the Garden's beautiful trails and gardens.

Grand Cru Experience

Enhance your Beer Garden experience with exclusive access to a private pre-party that includes food by the highly-anticipated Cuyama Buckhorn and drinks by the Good Lion, Apiary Ciderworks and Meadery and brewLAB. Grand Cru opens at 11:30 AM.

Event FAQ


Q: Are tickets available at the event?

A: No, tickets will NOT be available at the event. Pre-registration is required for admittance onto Garden grounds. This event does sell out. Grand Cru tickets go on sale Tuesday, January 28 at 10 AM. General Admission tickets go on sale Tuesday, February 4 at 10 AM. 

Q: Do we need a paper or e-tickets for admissions?

A: No, we will have your name at the gate. Please provide the name you used for registration at check-in for admittance. All guest names are required to be provided to the Garden through our ticket website. NO physical tickets will be mailed or emailed.


Q: What does admission include?

A: Admission includes unlimited tastes of craft beer from our local beer vendors, foods of various shapes, sizes, tastes and dietary restrictions from local food purveyors and a commemorative glass for both General Admission and Grand Cru ticket-holders. DD's also get a glass but are only allowed to partake in our non-alcoholic beverage options.

Q: Can I bring my kids?

A: This is a 21 and over event. ID's will be checked at the entrance.


Q: Is event parking available at the Garden?

A: Parking at the Garden is only available for Grand Cru ticket holders and designated driver ticket holders. General Admission tickets do not include parking passes. We recommend you use one of these alternatives:

  • Use ridesharing such as Uber or Lyft
  • Park offsite at the designated lot: address to be announced
  • Buy a designated driver ticket which includes a parking pass
  • Buy a ticket for the Grand Cru Experience which includes a parking pass

Q: Will there be a shuttle to and from the event?

A: Yes!

  • Free shuttles will be available to return guests to the offsite parking location
  • More information on event transportation to come


Q: Can I volunteer to help? 

A: The Garden does have a limited number of volunteer ambassador positions available. Please contact Kathy Castaneda to apply.


Q: How can I apply to be a food or beer vendor? 

A: Please contact Heidi Whitman, Director of Development and Communications at (805) 682-4726 x. 103.


Q: How can my business sponsor the Santa Barbara Beer Garden?

A: Please contact Becky Curtis.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Montecito Bank and Trust | Granite Investment Partners | Bill and May Allison Foundation | Hutton Parker Foundation | Schipper Construction | Alan Noelle Engineering | Buddha Properties | Buynak, Fauver, Archbald & Spray, LLP | HUB International | Kelly Knight Real Estate | Flower and Associates, Inc. | Jeffrey Berkus Architects, Inc. | Jon and Erin Ohlgren | Mark Funk and Jim Owens | Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Foundation

Sponsorships still available.

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