United States > California > San Diego
jc1762 (41) Tokyo, Japan | September 13, 2015
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
A little bit noisy on the inside but the al fresco dining is great. Service is a little bit slow, the servers could be slightly more knowledgeable, and the tables could be cleaned waaay better.
But the beer in my opinion, really makes up for it. A pleasant surprise during my trip - perfect temperature, carbonated, and balanced beers.
The signature dish is the macaroni and cheese. It takes the reputation deservedly. Iíd recommend the plain mac and cheese, then anything else if youíre feeling hungry.
blipp (176) San Diego, California | June 23, 2015
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
A relatively "commercial" brepub location, with the 8 Karl Strauss regular line-up beers and 2 rotating offerings. Average prices for the area. A fine place to come and tick some new beers if youíre in the area, but youíll fins a wider variety of Karl Strauss beers available at other locations.
SoberDave (18) Escondido, California | November 24, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Stumbled on this spot by accident in downtown SD. Not too fancy like some breweries in the area. Good food, good beer, not too expensive. Will go back for sure.
BOSSbrewer (124) Arkansas | November 23, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Had dinner here on a Friday. Pastrami sandwich was absolutely fantastic. Got seated right away at the bar. Helpful staff. The beer is what it is. But the sandwich was really, really good. Nice place for lunch with a few more ticks for new beers that ranged from good to very good.
jandd1983 (218) Wentzville, Missouri | October 22, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Our first stop, just happened to be driving downtown and saw the brewpub. Several beers were on tap, all were decent, nothing outstanding. The place was big and had plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. Worth the stop.Tried the flight and had a meal, both were good. Worth the stop.
AdiBeer (188) London, England | October 18, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice place, a proper restaurant with a long bar, good number of own beers on tap.
BlackHaddock (437) , England | June 3, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Bumped into this place while ambling around San Diego and sat half outside in the entrance lobby. Inside looked neat, tidy and beery, my wife and i wanted the fresh air though. The young lady who served us was happy to bring us out just beers and even gave me two free samples when she saw I was taking notes. I like free beer! So overall a good place to rest your feet and try some of their beers, all seven I tried seemed in good order and tasted fine to me.
ARH (98) Chicago, Illinois | February 21, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
This brewpub has a cozy, inviting feel to it. Maybe a bit much on the wood panel theme, but the layout is beautiful and the staff is friendly. They keep a decent selection of Karl Strauss beers on tap, but nothing too exciting (maybe Iím just bitter that I missed out on the 25th anniversary doppel). Itís a shame that they only do tasters in the form of a fixed flight, but they are kind enough to provide a small sample of any beer they have on tap. The food was pretty darned good, too.
TheHOFF43 (143) Robbinsdale, Minnesota | February 16, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
First stop off the flight. Walked in 2pm Wednesday and had 2 flights and a 2 pints between us. Service was excellent as was the atmosphere. Beautiful outdoor sitting area and a cool indoor area as well. Not cheap, but certainly a good stop.
Leighton (798) London, England | January 17, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
A good spot. Quite commercially-minded though they make pretty decent beers overall. Friendly staff, good value on the flights. They have a full food menu so this might be a good spot to for a full meal (many of the other downtown SD brewpubs donít have a lot of food) although I wasnít eating during my visit. The location is convenient as it is very near the main train station. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the downtown area.
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