SLO Brew Lofts are at the Center of San Luis Obispo's Vibrancy

SLO Brew Lofts

Photos Credit: Steve Mirsky

Thanks to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo's vibrant pedestrian friendly downtown, roughly a three by 10 block street grid, is lined with historic, brick storefronts filled with Mom & Pop shops, including no fewer than three locally-operated coffee roasters for your morning fix, dive bars and artisan restaurants, and record shops selling classic vinyl accompanied by vintage players lovingly on display.

SLO Brew Lofts

The town's 70-foot-long Bubble Gum Alley has walls plastered in chewed gum from passersby over the decades, while a block over, a decidedly more appetizing attraction awaits gourmands stocking up for their next wine tasting party. Fromagerie Sophie has an impressively mouthwatering selection of cheeses from across the globe ranging from blue Rogue River Blue to Colston Bassett Stilton. Unique and decadent accompaniments include unique charcuteries, oils, crackers and syrups.

SLO Brew Lofts

Right at the epicenter of it all, SLO Brew Lofts directly above SLO Brew Pub & Brewery in the historic 1905 Carissa Building, are essentially five dream apartments with fully outfitted kitchens, separate living and dining rooms, and an ambiance that embraces the rustic industrial aesthetic of exposed brick, beamed ceilings, and riveted sheet metal wall treatments. Natural touches include reclaimed wide planked Douglas fir wood flooring and copious paintings and sculpture on display everywhere. The three-bedroom Voyager and Drifter Suites each have their own private patio overlooking SLO Brew's beer garden, San Luis Obispo Creek and nearby Mission De Tolosa.

SLO Brew Lofts

Leading the west coast craft beer movement since 1988, SLO Brew is now one of nine other microbreweries that have opened across the Central Coast. SLO Brew's gastro pub menu features craft pizzas and quirky pub-favorites like Street Tacos, Nasty Nashville's Hot Chicken Thighs, and Bacon Fat Donuts. Steam punk influences abound like exposed pipe beer taps and wall sconces made from pipe and gauges lit with Edison bulbs. Their vibrant nightclub and stage spotlights local bands and an occasional big name like Jeff Bridges or Dick Dale.

Steve Mirsky

I firmly believe that distinctive cuisine and life-changing travel experiences are best savored by those driven by curiosity rather than solely on the recommendations of wine connoisseurs, gourmands, and jet setters. Classic hotels, signature boutique properties, and epic dining experiences provide some of the best opportunities for an authentic introduction to new cultures and cuisine. I shar...(Read More)

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