PierFront Wine & Brew

It’s not just a clever name: PierFront Wine & Brew Bar really does face directly out onto the Avila Beach Pier. Located on the charming pedestrian-only Promenade since 2014, PierFront Wine & Brew has offered a quiet, cozy spot in which to sip something delicious. On the menu, find a selection of over 30 beers in bottle, as well as six beers on draft, in constant rotation. Most are local producers like Firestone-Walker, Central Coast Brewing, SLO Brew, Liquid Gravity and Figueroa Mountain — all respected labels, near and far. Other producers include Anchor Steam, Rogue, Lagunitas, Ballast Point Brewing Co, Stone, Belching Beaver, and Dude’s. Beers on tap are often a series of brews from a specific producer (e.g. a Blonde, Amber, and IPA from Manrock Brewing in Pismo Beach). The bar also offers international wines and local labels, including at least one wine on tap at any given moment. Uniquely, PierFront Wine & Brew offers more than one cider for cider fans — they actually offer four different bottles. Varieties include Crispin Cider, Sam Smith Cider, Tieton Nectar Blossom, and Rambling Pear Cider. Designated drivers, kids, and teetotalers will be happy to find options like artisanally made root beer, cream soda, sparkling waters and more. The bar prepares snacks to pair with their drinks, with easy options like charcuterie plates, flatbreads, tacos, nuts, dips and olives. Sit on high stools on the patio and look out onto the beach and waves, or snuggle up inside on one of the comfy couches. PierFront’s facade also opens up with a rolling door that brings the outdoors in, on hot days. Settle in with one of the card or board games on offer, or enjoy the sounds of live music on weekends. Whatever your taste or fancy, PierFront can be a great spot to hang.