Hamiltonís Tavern | San Diego, California
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Hamiltonís Tavern
World Class based on 111 ratings
Type: Bar

1521 30th St
San Diego, California United States 92102 [ print map ]
619 238 5460

hamiltonstavern.com

Hours: Mon-Fri 3pm-2am / Sat-Sun - 1pm-2am


Mayor: beerfest5 (2) | Taps: 28 | Bottles: 130


Hamiltonís Tavern

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Beer Available At Hamiltonís Tavern (arranged by most recent)
Coronado Milk Stout 53, Coronado Mermaids Red Ale 73, Coronado Idiot IPA 98, Russian River Pliny the Elder 100, Pizza Port El Camino IPA 94, AleSmith Speedway Stout (Birds Eye Thai Chili) , AleSmith Speedway Stout (Brewerís Blend) 99, Marin Eldridge Grade White Knuckle Double IPA 100, Monkey Paw / AleSmith Ashes from the Grave 88, Ballast Point Victory at Cereal , Ballast Point Victory at Sea - Cocoa, Ginger and Orange , Ballast Point Victory at Sea - Coconut and Chili Peppers , Ballast Point Victory at Sea - Peanut Butter , Ballast Point Victory at Sea - Oaked , Ballast Point Victory at Sea - Rum Barrel , Ballast Point Victory at Sea - Maple , Ballast Point Victory at Candy Cane Cove 93
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111 reviews for Hamiltonís Tavern
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  82%
 Selection  88%
 Food  80%
 Value  80%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  98%
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100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
bradbarnwell  (11) Maryland | June 28, 2011
When I visited my friend in San Diego he lived a couple blocks from Hamiltons. We went a night that BrewDog was doing flights. I ordered chilli cheese fries and a couple of Brewdogs Tokyo Roses. I was bummed when i got back home and brewdog wasnít available yet. I am looking forward to my next visit
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
mhwilk  (3) Alabama | August 1, 2012
The best place to be with 1-3 friends.
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
NYHarvey  (124) New York, New York | May 13, 2008
The fact that there is a higher rated beer in San Diego than this is amazing. The selection was massive and included at least 10 beers Iíd never even heard of much less had. The place was packed, and we were there late afternoon, and everyone was definitely into the good beer vibe. Despite the crowd I had no trouble getting a beer whenever I desired one and the staff was very friendly. It has that slightly run down ambiance that I actually enjoy. I canít wait to go back to San Diego and see the rest the city has to offer, but when I do Iíll definitely hit up Hamiltonís again. Great time!
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
iacopino_IpA  (111) , | October 12, 2012
NIce Place! Went there on a thursday night with my girlfriend, on tap selection AMAZING! Bottle list is huge, we shared a couple of italian sour ale i brought with the bartender and he replied me with a couple of russian river supplication! A MUST VISIT in San Diego
98
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
fiver29  (52) Cleveland, Ohio | September 1, 2011
This was the last place my brother and I visited this past week on Tuesday night. Iím glad we did. We almost didnít go as we were getting burnt out on everything beer.

Its a darkly lit bar tap handles hanging from the ceiling with christmas lights illuminating the place from above. Pretty cool. Selection was some of the best taps and bottle list in the area. Service was top notch. The bartenders were all very knowledgeable about beer and were happy to share some with you. Food was good. If you cook hops into your food how could it not be good?

Overall we had great conversation with the bartenders and locals at the bar, great food, top notch service, and a great time. I would come back here in an instant. This was one of my favorites while here.
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 20/20
Skubic448  (2) San Diego, California | August 5, 2009| Updated November 11, 2009
My favorite Beer bar in San Diego. They have two pool tables and a shuffle board. More importantly they have a constant rotation of GREAT beers. It does get crowded Thursday-Saturday nights so get there early. They have really good food next door as well, which you can order in the bar through a little hole in the wall. Oh, and bring the dog too.
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
chimay67  (60) hunt sta, New York | April 1, 2012
Hammyís is my SoCal home away from home. Both the crowd and staff here are hands down the friendliest craft beer fans Iíve met anywhere in my travels. Love the movies they always have playing here. Tap selection is eye popping, IPA heaven for certain, and plenty of variety of other styles are represented. Bottles cover the rest. A world class beer bar for certain. Hope to darken itís door again soon.
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
d0ggnate  (5) California | May 11, 2009
Hamiltonís is my go to beer destination in San Diego. I remember my first trip to Hamiltonís and how awestruck I was upon first glance at the chalkboard listing all the great beer offerings. I am always able to find something great to drink on draft. Next up you have the great bottle coolers with an every wider selection of great beer to choose from. Hamiltonís is, by far, my favorite place in San Diego to drink beer.
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
stoutpark  (58) , Italy | March 22, 2013
An amazing place, huge beer list and 28 taps with a fantastic selection. I loved it
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
jrallen34  (436) Chicago, Illinois | July 2, 2014| Updated July 3, 2014
You donít expect much when walking in, it looks old and beat up with cracked vinyl stools. After a couple minutes you feel right at home and glad you stayed. A chalk board with about 20 taps of mostly locals with a couple Beligumís adds to the charm. The focus is on local beers, but more renowned beers. There was roughly 4 beers that I would consider new, from a small brewery or not known. Iíd like to see a few more about 25% but I canít complain too much. They offer cheap full pours but will give you a couple tastes to find what you like. The bottle list is quite impressive with not only rarer beers like plenty of Cantillon, but vintage American beers like 2012 Parabola and Framboise de Amarosa among plenty others. They offer food, ignore the sticky gross menus and try some hush puppies. The service was top notch. Usually bartenders are a bit stand offish, but our server was not only nice but knew a ton about beer. This is a place Iíd frequent and call home. A must visit.

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