The Libertine: Temple to Craft Brews on the Shores of Morro Bay
801 Embarcadero
Morro Bay, CA 93442-2147

Visit this waterfront pub to sample the best in artisan suds.

Twenty brews on tap and countless other types in cans and bottles in the fridge—waterfront Libertine Pub in friendly Morro Bay stands out even in the midst of the microbrew boom.

The down-to-earth, locals-love-it gathering place pays rich homage to the state’s overflowing selection of craft beers—and then some. An ever-changing lineup includes intriguing sour ales, plus beers with decidedly gnarly names, like Old Rasputin and Figueroa’s Hurricane Deck. These and other finds are written on a big blackboard—scan it and you’re bound to find something that sounds like sampling just for the heck of it. Green Flash Grand Cru Belgian Dark Strong, anyone?

While beer is the sudsy star here, Libertine also serves wine and mixed drinks. Live music fills the place on weekends; on weekdays, vinyl (yes, vinyl) records provide the sound. And there’s no need to leave your barstool if you get peckish. Fresh and fast grill food like fish tacos and burgers is available from adjoining Embarcadero Grill.