Huntington Beach, Calif. — March 15, 2023 — Visit Huntington Beach (VHB), the official destination marketing organization of Huntington Beach, Calif., announces the return of the Surf City USA® Barrel Trail, a self-guided tour featuring 16 craft breweries, distilleries, wine bars, taprooms, and eateries with exclusive offers and prizes in Huntington Beach.

“We’re excited to offer this culinary experience for residents and visitors and encourage everyone to ‘taste’ their way around Huntington Beach,” said Kelly Miller, president & CEO, VHB. “The Surf City USA Barrel Trail is a great way to explore our neighborhoods while experiencing local one-of-a-kind restaurants and taprooms.”

Back by popular demand, the trail returns for an improved season with four new locations – totaling to 16 participating partners:



Taprooms and Eateries

Wine Bars

“We're proud to be a part of the vibrant business community here in Huntington Beach and love the idea of a program like the Barrel Trail that encourages people to visit great places for beer, wine, and cocktails here in Surf City that they might not have visited before,” shared Jim Pilkington, director of beer operations, Matter of Craft.

Pilkington and his business partners Tom Briggs and Jim Perkins opened Matter of Craft three years ago, and it's quickly become a go-to spot for residents. “We're three Huntington Beach soccer dads who shared a love for craft beer and great pizza, so we decided to turn our passion into a business. What better place to do that than this beautiful beach community that we call home?”

Guests can participate by purchasing the printed passport online or in-person at the VHB office, located at 155 Fifth Street, Suite #111, Huntington Beach, CA 92648. Each passport costs $5 and offers exclusive discounts and a chance to win prizes. When visiting each participating location, users will bring their printed passport and acquire a unique 4-digit check-in code from a staff member. Once at least five check-in codes have been acquired, prizes can be redeemed in-person at the VHB office or Visitor Information Kiosk at the Huntington Beach Pier.

The 2023 Surf City USA Barrel Trail prizes are as follows:

  • Check in to five (5) participating locations to win a Surf City USA Barrel Trail bottle opener.

  • Check in to twelve (12) participating locations to win one (1) Surf City USA Barrel Trail pint glass.

  • Check in to all sixteen (16) stops on the trail to win a gift certificate to your choice of any participating Surf City USA Barrel Trail locations.

To purchase the Surf City USA Barrel Trail printed passport, visit For more information, contact Visit Huntington Beach at 714-969-3492 or email

For hi-res imagery of participating Surf City USA Barrel Trail locations, visit


About Visit Huntington Beach

Visit Huntington Beach is the official destination marketing organization of Huntington Beach, Surf City USA®. One of Southern California’s premier coastal destinations, Huntington Beach is the ideal location for a California family vacation, active outdoor adventure trip or relaxing weekend getaway. With 10 miles of wide-open beaches, Huntington Beach is a destination of choice for vacationers and business travelers alike. To plan your Surf City USA® vacation, or to learn more about Huntington Beach, see the Visit Huntington Beach website at or call 1-800-729-6232 for a free Visitors Guide.


Surf City USA® is a registered mark of Visit Huntington Beach