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Beer Available At Hamiltonís Tavern (arranged by most recent)
Russian River Pliny the Younger 100, Midnight Sun Moscow 99, 3 Fonteinen Intense Red Oude Kriek 100, Great Divide Grand Cru - Peach 82, Rip Current Impact Zone IPA 91, Allagash Farm to Face 99, Allagash Nancy 99, Monkey Paw / Drakes Stumble South , Green Flash Imperial IPA (Summit) , Green Flash Hop Odyssey Symposium IPA 98, Green Flash Jibe 76, Half Moon Bay Calf-eine , Green Flash Soul Style IPA 95, Green Flash Sour Blond , Green Flash Super Freak 97, Green Flash Hamiltonís 8th Anniversary: Crazy Eight , Kern River Just Outstanding IPA 99, Faction Negative Ghost Rider
t0rin0 (1462) Do Not Resuscitate, California | June 25, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
First time back in about 4 years. Forgot how laid back this place is. A couple of pool tables and some tables, not very full on a Saturday night, and some good taps to pick from. Tried some Ovila saison (with orange peel), Green Flash Park West Porter (terrible, should have gotten the Pliny instead), and Societe single hop Mosaic IPA (pretty good). Music is good and so is the service. Iíll make sure not to wait years to go back to 30th St.
3fourths (1380) Boulder, Colorado | July 20, 2012| Updated December 10, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
well-worn interior and ambiance with choice draft list and extensive bottle list. two Schlenkerla kegs on during my visit. everything to satisfy your tastes, from lambic to burly stouts to farmhouse ales.
brokensail (980) Orange County, California | June 23, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Unassuming appearance out front. Divey local bar feel on the inside. Really solid draft list with lots of local stuff available. Quick and helpful service, and pretty good service. Would be here regularly if I lived near by.
Theydon_Bois (807) Tourist Town (West), England | December 11, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited on Wednesday 12/11/14 around 5pm, the place was pretty busy. We took a cab from Toronado which was about $12.
Upscale dive bar feel, pretty dark, we just squeezed into a small table by the side of the bar. The roof was adorned with tap handles, there was a pool table and shuffle board also in the venue.
Tap list was solid if not necessarily blowing me away. Being SD beer week Iím guessing theyíd had some kind of Green Flash takeover event as almost half the beers on tap were Green Flash.
Unlike Toronoado and Coin Op we werenít treated to wall to wall shit loud music, think it was a juke box here.
Service was fine. Again, full pints only as per Toronado and Coin Op, whatís wrong with the fucken option for a 10 or 12 oz pour?
Decent place overall, I preffered this to Toronado.
Beershine (793) The Sunshine State, Florida | April 23, 2008
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
EXCELLENT beer bar in San Diego. A top-notch establishment with the right vibe: young, casual, friendly, and good service with a very good beer selection that includes many from local small breweries. The kind of place that you can spend hours in.
BeerandBlues2 (759) Hanover, Maryland | January 24, 2015
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
This is an unassuming place from the outside and even once inside, and then you peek at the bottle list and stumble backwards into a chair. It was a hard decision as to where I should start, but I made a first choice and stuck with it. The service is good and the food ordering is self ordering/pickup. A few pool tables segregate the two rooms in this small dive bar, but a dive bar that I highly recommend.
DiarmaidBHK (739) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | November 15, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Probably the definition of the craft beer dive bar, Hamiltonís has neighborhood bar written all over it. Itís located in a mostly residential area which means street parking. The interior is well worn and unglamorous with hundreds of tap handles suspended from the ceiling like tombstones. The taps were nearly all locals as weíre the clientele. It seemed fairly busy for a Tuesday night though I overheard several people comment that this was the least busy theyíd ever seen the place. The service was prompt and the people were incredibly friendly. I didnít want to leave. If we had places like this when I was in college I would have never graduated.
Oakes (700) Vancouver, British Columbia | April 27, 2008
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Nice taverny sort of place with a solid draft list and helpful customers. Well worth a visit.
Leighton (656) London, England | January 6, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Excellent bar. The tap list is long and loaded with rarities. The bottle list, too, is extensive. Prices arenít bad. Itís pretty dark inside. The barmen all seem to be cultivating the rugged biker aesthetic, what with all the facial hair and tattoos; also, I didnít find the staff to be particularly attentive or friendly. For the beer, though, this place is a must-visit on the San Diego bar circuit.
GT2 (623) San Diego County , California | July 19, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Similar ambiance to kickbacks in Jacksonville, FL. Major dive bar with almost a biker feel. Pool tables. Menís restroom has no lock and is a one person stall. So if you have to take a dump- have fun. Tap list when I was there was impressive with a focus on new local breweries with some Sculpin and Alesmith Yukesmith favorites. Nothing eye catching. Bottle list is huge with a lot of good stuff like many Avery sours, Cantillon Mamouche, Ruination 10th Anniversary, Dugges Idjit. Cool place. Iíd come back to raid the bottle list. A large bar food menu is available with sausages, burgers, etc. Didnít eat here. Iíd expect decent pub grub. Service is exceptionally attentive and nice.
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