Pretty good beer bar - has 20 taps and offers good mexican food. Good place to start a night out and stumble down 5th ave to gaslamp. Also good for watching sports and will accommodate a request for a certain game as theres that many TVs
Date. . . . . . . . . . ..10.27.14 Type. . . . . . . . . . ..Sports Bar + Grill Location. . . . . . . .Downtown, Gaslamp-ish Prices. . . . . . . . . ..Normal Tap Selection. . . .Decent, Local Focused Bottle Selection. .Unknown Full Bar. . . . . . . . .Yes Samplers. . . . . . ..Perhaps Full Pours. . . . . . .Yes Beer Level. . . . . ..Decent Food Level. . . . ...Decent Staff. . . . . . . . . . ..On and off Growlers. . . . . . ...No Noise Level. . . . ..Loud Dťcor. . . . . . . . . ..Sports Bar Good for Kids. . ..Sure Parking. . . . . . . ...None, Enforced Street Cash Only. . . . . ..No Recommended. ..Not really Comments: Itís a sports bar, it has beer, well so does every bar in the county essentially. The Local isnít an exception and has an above average beer list, but it isnít good enough to write home about. Local taps from Ballast Point, Port, Coronado, Hess, etc. However, their paper menu, chalkboard menu, and what was really on tap did not match up; so it was hard to find a beer to choose. Served in shaker pints only. Food was okay, everyone ordered a gigantic burrito that was totally insane. Tasted pretty good too. Still, not a beer venue foremost.
Stopped in here on a Monday afternoon while in town. Nice little spot set a bit far away from the main Gaslamp area. 16 taps with interesting barrel aged stuff from Ballast Point and Coronado, some Societe and Stone on tap, and a decent bottle selection. All local of course. They'll do flights of their on tap brews so that was nice and I got to try some extra beers that way. Bartender was very friendly and had plenty to say about the beers they had. Nice place and seems to be doing this beer thing right. Did not get a chance to try food though. Definitely stop in here if you are downtown.
An odd pairing of ambiance and great local draft selection. The vibe is douchey, but they had both Societe and Modern Times on here, as well as at least three other local breweries I didnít see at any of the other downtown stops. The server was very friendly and quick. I love the custom sampler options and the price was good. Will be heading back during my stay.
This is a large place that could hold a lot of people and Iíd imagine that it does fill up on occasion but it was pretty quiet when I was there. Decent tap list but nothing speicial. Maybe next time Iíll eat next door at Yard House and come over here for a Mongo. Actually they had a good amount of local taps, which is neat and really only works well in a place like San Diego with a lot of good beer to pick from.
Just up the street from the Yard House. Large, open interior with maybe 12 taps. All local, San Diego breweries/beers. Nice service but kind of a weird night club vibe on a Saturday night with a DJ playing dance music, even though no one appeared to be interested in dancing. Lots of TVs with sports going.
Was there at daytime. Kind of a real sports bar - ok atmosphere wise but not very special. The normal pub food was average. The beer itself too.
ADfan (26) Orange County, California | October 14, 2012
Stopped by after dinner for a nightcap. Place was fairly crowded and service was good. Looked like a good selection of San Diego brews. I liked that they opened early for Sunday football and that our hotel was across the street.