World-class wines and craft beers from SLO Wine and Beer Co.

Thursday, June 8th, 2023

SLO wine and beer

Central Coast locals with a passion for all things good

—SLO Wine & Beer Co is a popular venue for wine and beer enthusiasts. Owners Scott and Kolleen Harrison showcase many of the things they are passionate about with the storefront, lounge, and Wicked Garden Cuisine.

Wandering through the store customers find a wide selection of bottles from both local and international producers. The talented staff seeks out several hard-to-find items from boutique and single vineyard producers. One of the perks of visiting the shop is taking advantage of the knowledge of the staff sommeliers that can help you find the perfect bottle for any occasion. As an added perk, the store offers a buyer’s club with members receiving a 10% discount on all items purchased in addition to a highly discounted, curated three-bottle collection twice per year, in April and October.

For those who want to sit and enjoy food and beverages, both the patio and recently remodeled chic lounge offer table service with wines by the tasting flight, half glass, glass, or bottle. To complement the beverage service, Chef Stan offers a fabulous menu from the Wicked Garden Cuisine Food Truck. The menu is offered daily with additional dinners and pairing events throughout the year. You’ll find items such as jerk chicken tacos, farmer’s market salad, beef sliders, crispy potato salad, and hummus plates. The menu changes seasonally based on what Chef Stan sources from the local farmers.

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Chef Stan’s passion for food shines through in his menu. “I like to create food that’s a reflection of the many interactions I’ve experienced with other people and their cultures. As a kid, I loved visiting relatives in South Carolina and knew from a young age that I’d grow up to be a chef and share my love of ‘low country’ foods. What’s not to love about sitting at a table with friends and family, enjoying flavors our world has to offer?”

The owners’ vision creates a space where guests can experience the local creative community. “We are a family-owned business that truly enjoys supporting our creative community and we strive for our place to be one where everyone feels welcome and has a great time.”

The events calendar is packed with live music, comedy nights, wine education, wine dinners, art workshops and all featuring local talent. One of the highlights is a monthly tasting exploring wine regions or varietals in depth through wine tasting and food pairings. Visit the event calendar on the website to see what is happening each month.

The venue is also the perfect place for private events. The staff creates a customized experience based on the guests’ desires. The staff works with individuals to come up with the perfect event plan including beverage and food selections.

If you already have a venue and want to enjoy Wicked Garden Cuisine, the food truck can be booked for events within SLO County. Chef Stan is always happy to cook for a crowd!

SLO Wine & Beer Co. is located at 3536 S Higuera St in San Luis Obispo. Open Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. For more information visit or call (805) 544-9463.

— Lisa Pretty


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