About Alvarado Street Brewery
We are committed first and foremost to quality. Food and beer is what we're most passionate about, and this drives us to put everything we have into creating a memorable dining and beer drinking experience. As a family owned and operated business, we are extremely proud to be a part of the Monterey Peninsula community and will continually strive to provide exceptional service and make everyone, locals and visitors alike, feel at home and part of the ASB family.
The building that now houses the Brewery & Grill was initially constructed in 1916 for the Monterey Elks Club that occupied the upper levels, with the Strand Theater and two retail stores on the ground floor. The Elks outgrew the location in 1964 and the upper floors were used by the Monterey Chess Club until 2003. The ground floor theater operation continued from 1916 as the Regency, Rio, and again the Regency Theater until 2005. The building was purchased by the Hill family in 2013 and underwent a significant conversion into upper level apartments and the Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill on the ground floor which opened in May 2014. The building has been designated as historically significant as representative of the Beaux Arts commercial architecture of the early twentieth century. It is also presumed to be the work of notable California architect, William H. Weeks.