The Hopping Pig

748 Fifth Ave
San Diego, California United States 92101
bar  4.2/5.0 21 reviews
Sun-Thur 11:30 AM - 1AM Fri & Sat 11:30 AM -2AM

Mayor: maekchu (1) | Taps: 32 | Bottles: 35
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
JonMoore  (36) Loughborough, England | April 18, 2016
A favourite in the Gas lamp area. I counted 32 beers on draft including Stone Enjoy By 4/2016 and Ballast Point Coconut Victory at Sea and Pineapple Sculpin, all of which were excellent. Food was also very good.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
maekchu  (132) Hirakata, Japan | February 6, 2016
Pleasant little pub in Gaslamp district. Stopped in for dinner, and found that they had a pretty good beer list. A bit noisy, with rock on the sound system and sports TVs going. Mixed crowd of locals and tourists, 20s-40s. 32 beers on tap, almost exclusively US craft. Flights of four 5-oz. glasses come in four varieties. The bartender selects the beers in the first three: Locals Only for $8; Hop Lovers for $9; and Belgian Strong for $10. The Create Your Own flight costs $10. Very passable pub grub menu.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
italarican  (109) Winston-Salem, North Carolina | August 10, 2015
Definitely a good option if you’re downtown with no transportation. Nice selection that is heavy on local drafts. Food was solid too.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
blipp  (192) La Mesa, California | June 29, 2015
A decent spot in the Gaslamp with a good (but not great) selection of draft offerings and prices that are just a tad high. Tasters are available at $10 for a set of 4 x 4oz pours, which is a bit higher than you’ll usually find around San Diego. Although, this is in a relatively touristy area, so the prices should be expected. Draft selection focuses on SD County beers, with a handful of other egional selections. Visitors should have no problem finding new things to try, whereas locals would probably only find one or two new ones. Not a bad place to stop if you’re sightseeing downtown, but not worth going out of your way for.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
Capa  (386) Kitsap, Washington | June 15, 2015
A pretty solid beer bar in the touristy area of town. Fairly polished but not over the top refined. A good and wide range of styles available on tap. From golden ales, to stouts, to sours. there weren’t many others there when I stopped by on a Sunday night and they were training a new bartender, but service was still very nice. A good option in the area.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
sir__v  (246) Lille, France | February 15, 2015
Visited the 8th February 2015 - A cool place in downtown. Good selection on tap for reasonable price. The atmosphere is nice and not so noisy. The food is ok also with reasonable price. A nice place but not at the best.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Marheb  (376) San Diego, California | January 3, 2015
Je me souviendrai à jamais de cet endroit comme le premier ’’watering hole’’ en tant que résident de SD. Rien de spectaculaire sauf quelques luminosité locales et/ou des surprises occasionnelles. Un des bons arrêts du centre-ville qui ne regorgent pas de taproom excitants.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer  (124) Arkansas | November 23, 2014
Stopped here for lunch on a Wednesday. Place was mostly empty. Had a decent burger and a flight or two. Beer selection was good, but not great. Food was the same. Worth a visit if you are in the area and need lunch.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple  (213) London, England | October 30, 2014
Decent selection on tap, nice pub, small outside area.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock  (517) , England | June 3, 2014
18th March 2014, walked here from The Monkey Paw Brewpub. Modern and minimalistic interior with the bar all along the left wall as you enter. Wood used a lot in the design. We sat just inside with the window wide open so we could feel the evening air cooling. Two flights for me, the wife drinking wine. Beers were diverse and interesting with some heavy hitters (alcohol wise) within the selection on offer. Mostly local stuff, but of course all new to me, being a Brit on tour. Service seemed fine, we were left alone and didn’t have any food. All in all a pleasant place to watch the world walk by while sipping a beer or three, it was eight actually! At $10.00 a flight I though a bit expensive, but when you factor in the strength of some (4 at 10% ABV) I suppose it was OK.

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