United States > California > San Diego
brokensail (617) Orange County, California | August 3, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Cool little bar/restaurant. Good selection of beers on tap, good service. Didnít eat anything but Iíve been told the food is good. Pretty close to a bunch of other bars (such as Toronado). Parking can kind of suck, though.
daknole (350) Scottsdale, Arizona | November 6, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
What a cool place! Nice tap list. Great mussels and pizza. Very fun place.
Sledutah (243) Utah | December 4, 2010
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
First off, no parking anywhere. Drove around the block a few times and finally found one. A nice open area inside with plenty of seating and tables. No chairs at the bar! I stand in line to order beer and food. The young lady behind the cash register tells me they only have 1 of their beers on tap and itís a Hefeweizen (donít see one listed). I think it was the Automatic (Belgian Ale) that has good ratings, wish I would have ordered it. They have a nice guest tap list of mostly local beers. Had a pizza, it was either pretty tasty or I was very hungry. They have a nice display of old beer cans from beers past. Overall, not a bad place but I probably wonít go back.
SamGamgee (182) down the whirlpool, California | February 13, 2012
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
One of the top spots in SD. The beer selection is awesome, but the ambiance makes it. Lee Chase is also crafting some genius beers in the back under the Automatic label. This is one of the places that youíll tell your kids that you drank beer at when you were younger.
badlizard (141) Berkeley , California | December 26, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
I like this place. Good selection of beers, comfortable ambiance, service is friendly and helpful despite being constantly busy. Great pizzas. Overall a great spot.
WeeHeavySD (111) San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon | February 7, 2009| Updated November 24, 2009
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
This place is brand new and super exciting. Lee Chase of Stone Fame who has contributed so much to San Diegoís craft brewing culture has his own place. Right now this place serves a wide variety of excellent beer at excellent prices as well as pizzas that Iíve been told are excellent though I havenít had them yet. One day this place will serve Leeís beers, but for now it serves a wide range of great brew available in San Diego and around the Country. This place has a fantastic vibe and I canít wait as it evolves. Had the pizza today and its really damn excellent, vegan options are also a big plus.
jonno (108) , Japan | December 28, 2010
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Not bad but had a little bit of a prentioutious vibe to it after Hamiltons and Toronado. Good Pizza and decent selection. Lots of kids running around with lots of upwardly mobile parents. Big open space.
JohnnyJ (100) San Diego, California | May 7, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Nice interior, kind of hipster though. Friendly staff. The beer selection is good, but not great, mostly easily available locals. A good place to hang out and enjoy a good beer. Like everyone else has said, the parking situation here is terrible.
nickd717 (80) San Francisco, California | February 2, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Went here during SD Beer Week í09. Lots of great stuff on tap, although it was a bummer that a lot of the better kegs kicked before I got there (around 10pm). The place is also ridiculously small, but they keep it from getting too packed by not letting too many people in. The downside of that is that you might have to wait in line outside. I had to wait, and even my "Donít you know who I am???" trick didnít work on the guy at the door. Finally I got in and liked what I saw. Great beers on tap: AleSmith, Port/Lost Abbey, Alpine, Russian River, etc. I ordered an AleSmith Nautical Nut Brown and a Lost Abbey Devotion Ale, which were only about $4 apiece if I remember correctly. Also had a pizza, which was above average but not great. The crowd is a fun one. Next to us was a pack of cougs in their mid-30ís, who my buddy once removed (i.e. a buddy of my buddy who is not necessarily a buddy of mine) spent most of the night hitting on. Having a serious girlfriend myself, I wasnít able to partake in this cougar hunt. Oh yeah, and this is listed as "Blindy Lady," but Iím pretty sure "Blind Lady" is the real name.
DeadGirl (76) San Diego, California | March 3, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Iíve only had the chance to visit this place once so far, and itís a shame because I live relatively close by. Inside is an open and clean setup, so it doesnít feel crowded, until you order your beer and find that thereís not an open table in sight. We were lucky and found a group ready to leave just as got our beers (I had Allagash Curieux and Lost Abbey 10 Commandments that night). I canít comment on the pizza as it was too late to order any food, but their menu looks awesome. They also have the game "Apples to Apples" which is the funnest game ever and not many bars have so, props! Overall: Clean, friendly service, good beers on tap. Return: Yes. #49 on 03032010. DG.
View Proximity Map
Print Travel Map