Locked in a bout for fermented supremacy, beer and wine only cease their senseless struggle when their referee, food, chooses a victor by kissing it square on the lips. Knock out culinary cravings with your first round with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of drinks, sandwiches, and more at Ojai Beverage Company, located in Ojai. Ojai Beverage Company’s retail store boasts one of the largest selections of wine, beer, and spirits in Ventura County, as well as a walk-in humidor. Although this Groupon can’t be used at the retail store, it is valid at Ojai’s café, where diners can peruse an extensive menu, including 12 rotating beers on tap, wine by the glass, and food prepared fresh daily. Unleash your tooth troops on one of seven different sandwiches paired with a side salad ($10–$12), full-grown salads ($7–$9), and appetizers such as the truffle fries, pan-fried fingerling potatoes with truffle essence and parmesan cheese ($8). Settle in at the bar or outdoor patio area and enjoy the relaxing backdrop as you push Ojai’s palatables to the forefront of your face.
- Not only do they have absolutely everything one could dream of for a beer & wine selection... craft beers from ALL over the world and a wine selection to please ANY palate... This place has some of the best food in the area! – Christine H., Yelp
- We had a great time and ended up spending hours here and walked out with some awesome bottles of local wine and beer. – LAWiner, TripAdvisor
Ojai Beverage Company
Everything at Ojai Beverage Company revolves around their drinks. That's because cousins and owners Jorge Alem and Joby Yobe grew up in the liquor business, and wanted to create a space for fellow aficionados to sample, purchase, and pair their wide selection of wines and beers. Their guests sample glasses of wine from local vineyards, cleanse palates between sips with bites of the kitchen's pulled pork sliders, olive tapenade, or burgers blended with a cabernet and rosemary reduction. Bartenders pour out 20 local and international beers such as Ninkasi's Sasquath Legacy WheatWine or Rodenbach Grand Cru's sour red ale. Once guests have found a vintage or beer they like, they can purchase it in the shop. To keep up to date on the shop's newest and most unique flavors, guests can also sign up for their monthly beer club which sends bottles of beers picked for their flavor or ability to christen a ship.