Hamiltonís Tavern

1521 30th St
San Diego, California United States 92102
bar  4.9/5.0 129 reviews
Mon - Fri 3:00 PM - 2:00 AM; Sat - Sun 1:00 PM - 2:00 AM

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Mayor: Marheb (2) | Taps: 28 | Bottles: 130
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80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
3fourths  (1537) Boulder, Colorado | July 20, 2012| Updated December 10, 2013
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.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
t0rin0  (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | June 25, 2013
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.
88
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
brokensail  (1347) Dublin, California | June 23, 2013
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.
74
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
WingmanWillis  (1104) , England | July 3, 2016
Visited on 12th November 2014. Got a cab from Toronado to here. Itís a large bar with lots of tables. It was very busy and we managed to squeeze into a table in the corner. A good range of beers on tap with a lot from Green Flash. Only available in pints which slows rating down a bit unless in group. Prices were decent and service good. Liked this place.
76
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois  (1006) Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, England | December 11, 2014
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.
86
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Leighton  (974) London, England | January 6, 2014
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.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2  (945) Escondido, California | January 24, 2015
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.
76
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
Beershine  (850) The Sunshine State, Florida | April 23, 2008
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.
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
mcberko  (821) Vancouver, British Columbia | November 13, 2013
One of the best bars in San Diego with an elite selection of craft beers, most of which are Californian. Service was very friendly and prices were good. Ambience is quite intimate, with a dark, almost English-like pub feel with a couple of pool tables. Not too far from Toronado, so worth hitting up both places if you have time / your liver can handle it. Must stop in San Diego.
78
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
Oakes  (805) Vancouver, British Columbia | April 27, 2008
Nice taverny sort of place with a solid draft list and helpful customers. Well worth a visit.

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