O’Brien’s | San Diego, California
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O’Brien’s
Excellent based on 129 ratings
Type: Bar

4646 Convoy St
San Diego, California United States 92111 [ print map ]
858 715 1745

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Hours: Mon - Wed 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM; Thu - Fri 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM; Sat 12:00 - 11:00 PM; Sun 12:00 - 6:00 PM


Mayor: Marheb (3) | Taps: 20+ | Bottles: 100+


O’Brien’s

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Beer Available At O’Brien’s (arranged by most recent)
Russian River Pliny the Younger 100, Coronado Punk’In Drublic - Barrel Aged , Russian River Aud Blonde 75, Russian River Erudition 93, Russian River STS Pils 89, Nickel Filthy Paws Porter , Russian River Benediction 93, Russian River Dribble Belt 91, Knee Deep / Kern River Deep River Double IPA 97, Latitude 33 Murder By Death 41, Coronado Second Chance Sour , Monkey Paw / Nickel Wrathchild Smoked Weizenbock , El Segundo Blue House Pale Ale - Citra 92, Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin 100, Alpine Beer Company Red Card Ale 92
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129 reviews for O’Brien’s
 Ambiance  68%
 Service  75%
 Selection  88%
 Food  70%
 Value  76%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  93%
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  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb  (205) San Diego, California | January 4, 2015
Basé simplement sur la sélection, la note serait presque parfaite. Mais avec la longue liste d’options bières à San Diego, ça prendrait du oumph supplémentaire pour appuyer ça. C’est un bar sportif assez crasseux à notre passage, les tables libres étaient tous souillées et collantes et le service se faisait au bar. Par contre, ils connaissent leur liste et savent la défendre. Je vais pas en faire un arrêt régulier mais c’est le genre d’endroit qui peut faire de la magie avec ses fûts.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Jimmythespoon  (164) , | August 17, 2014
Way out of town and actually in a strip mall, i wasn’t very sure what to expect as we approached. We visited at lunchtime during the week so it wasn’t very busy. The beer selection is pretty solid with some interesting stuff. The place looks more like an irish dive bar that has seen better days. The whole place could use bit of a tidy up, but maybe thats how the owners like it. IF you are nearby it’s worth checking out, but there are so many other amazing beer bars in SD that iff you are short on time don’t bother trekking out here.
82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
TheHOFF43  (112) Robbinsdale, Minnesota | February 17, 2014
Tucked away into a strip mall on the corner. Outdoor seating and indoor seating. Very solid tap list and excellent service. Talked to the bartender for about 45 minutes about other places to go, he wrote down recommendations and was very helpful. Pricing seemed fair, TVs were available and they had some stuff on tap I didn’t see much of elsewhere.
64
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy  (577) Toronto, Ontario | January 17, 2014
Big tatood person’s bar with lots of people swearing and the like. So we sat outside, although some intoxicated people thought we could talk to them there. Some different and decent micro taps.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko  (374) Vancouver, British Columbia | November 13, 2013
Stopped here for a San Diego Beer Week event where they tapped 20 barrel aged beers, mostly impie stouts. It was ridiculously crowded and almost impossible to find a table, but there was standing room. Sadly, they were serving all sample pours out of plastic cups - shame on them - which probably obscured my ability to enjoy the beers to the full extent. Service was pretty good despite the crowds and the prices were very reasonably given the rarity of many of the beers served.Not sure I’d say this is a must stop, but if in the area and need some good quality beers, this is a good place to go.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
TapHunter  (12) , | March 24, 2013
Nice place to have few drinks, great selection of beers.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181  (77) Newark , Delaware | January 24, 2013
Showed up on a random Friday night which turns out to be Russian River night. F yea! 20+ Russian River beers on tap.... and vinnie opens up a 2007 supplication (9 litre)... I am sure this is not the normal but this was the icing on the cake of a great day/night. Overall the place seems pretty chill for such an event and well worth the trip!
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail  (1002) Orange County, California | January 20, 2013
You wouldn’t expect to find this place in its particular shopping center. Surrounded by Korean shops and restaurants, it’s located in a small shopping center. Parking is tight and limited, so you’re better off just parking around the corner on the street. Small interior with a patio space out front. Service was quick and the place was packed. Nice selection on this visit as it was Russian River weekend and also their anniversary. Nice prices, too. Definitely worth a stop. Didn’t eat anything, but the food looked and smelled great.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
t0rin0  (1470) Do Not Resuscitate, California | January 19, 2013| Updated January 20, 2013
Visited Jan 19, 2013.

Busy place with no parking to be found. Despite the lines I got my beers pretty quickly. Sat outside and enjoyed some 10/19 and 19/10 along with some Compunction. Cool place and good prices. Not really near anything I want to visit but I think I will be returning.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
Schlenkerla  (382) , Austria | December 31, 2012
The owner is a real beer expert. I was in this beer pub 8 years ago and have to come back. I am still reading regularly the newsletters, impressive initiatives.

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