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Hamiltonís Tavern
World Class based on 120 ratings
Type: Bar

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

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Hours: Mon - Fri 3:00 PM - 2:00 AM; Sat - Sun 1:00 PM - 2:00 AM


Mayor: Theydon_Bois (10) | Taps: 28 | Bottles: 130


Hamiltonís Tavern

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Beer Available At Hamiltonís Tavern (arranged by most recent)
Double Mountain Aging Experiment #13 , Alpine Beer Company Koffee Sutra 92, Alpine Beer Company Bad Boy IPA 100, 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 95, 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 81, Half Moon Bay Calf-eine , Green Flash Soul Style IPA 96, Green Flash Sour Blond 60, Green Flash Super Freak 97, Green Flash Hamiltonís 8th Anniversary: Crazy Eight , Kern River Just Outstanding IPA 99
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120 reviews for Hamiltonís Tavern
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  82%
 Selection  88%
 Food  80%
 Value  80%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  98%
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74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
DaSilky1  (66) San Diego, California | August 7, 2008
This one, for me at least, is hard to evaluate. Iíve only beer here probably 6 or so times...and so, I donít know the owners and the locals, and the bartenders, and all that stupid fucking crap...so...I guess im unbiased. For one, its usually fucking crowded as hell, which is cool...to a point, but the space between the bar and the island wall behind it and the tables, etc. along the island wall..does NOT leave enough room to ever walk through. Beers selection...usually pretty decent, though i dont believe my mind was ever blown away by the selection...it certainly rivals anywhere in San Diego Though I could argue Obriens and Toronado have a better selection most of the time. Couple pool tables and that long shuffle board game thing...yeah, thatís all good. I think the real thing that bothers me is that itís in South Park and I fuckin HATE south park and I Hate south park locals and their dirty poor ass hippy ways...too many locals all over that shit with their indie rock bullshit... Other than that, nice place.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
AgentSteve  (83) SF Bay Area, California | August 5, 2008
Scott showed us the best time on Friday night, as me and aspidites went in for a few. Very nice tap list and a nice big fridge of lots of bottled stuff. Cool pub atmoshere and food that definitely fills you up! Thanks again Scott, Iíll be in every time I come to SD.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3  (353) Tempe, Arizona | July 10, 2008
OK, First non bottle shop Iíve been to that carries Mikkeller Black Hole 375mL ($13 per). Looks like the seating is a bit limited with three wooden booths (wooden seats), six bar high tables and fifteen to twenty wobbly stools at the bar. Near 30 draft selection and 2 beer engines all being solid craft beer offerings biased toward San Diego selections. Big bottle list with loads of surprises. Very friendly and helpful people too. Awesome experience.
94
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
WeeObese  (4) San Diego, California | July 3, 2008
I have been going to Hamiltonís since the second week they opened. Met the owner that first night and was made to feel extremely welcome. I go every week with a group of friends and always get to try two or three new beers (usually on draught). I always have great service and the staff has become very knowledgable, and at a minimum will give you a honest opinion and a tatser if on draught. The atmosphere is fun and there is lots to do for the non-beer geeks as well. The only knocks I have is the music is often too loud, and it gets crowded now, but that is just me being selfish. The selection is great, always a ton of local crafts, a few belgians, or other rares on tap. I rarely have to order the same beer. The bottle list is great as well, and always getting better. The price is pretty fair for what you get, and happy hour on locals is always nice. Second Saturday cellebrations to highlight a craft brewery with complemtary food/cheese pairings is a great monthly event. Have eaten probably 10 times at the cafe and the food is pretty good. I hope they change up the menu a little more often. The mussels were awesome, burger and chicken sandwich very good, and the beer cheese soup as well. I really love this place, a great beer bar and I am moving within three blocks of the bar. Lucky me.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
paytoplay  (10) , California | July 1, 2008
Havenít enjoyed the new food set up yet though friends have noted itís solid selection youíd expect from a beer bar. Having a solid and ever changing availability on bottled beers and draught make it a place you have to constatntly check out to see what they have. The website is A plus and a great way to time a special keg or cask as they note when things are on tap and on deck. I find the website to be very accurate, another plus. The patrons have always been nice. This is the type of place that is changing the beer landscape in San Diego. Once you get past the front door itís very inviting and can reward those looking to try out new beers. Iíve always been offered a free taste to see if I like whatís new. I see it as free education.
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!
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Snojerk321  (54) San Diego, California | May 7, 2008
Checked out this place on Cinco De Mayo. Pretty packed, a few seats at the bar available. It took us at least 10 minutes to get our first beer, after that it was no problem. Amazing tap selection including Pizza Port, Green Flash, Lightning....... Got to the bar around 8:30, was having such a good time we didnít leave till 2am. I like the crowd a little better here than OíBrienís ( a little younger). Looking forward to going back.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes  (724) Vancouver, British Columbia | April 27, 2008
Nice taverny sort of place with a solid draft list and helpful customers. Well worth a visit.
76
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine  (796) 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 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
WeeHeavySD  (111) Portland, Oregon | April 20, 2008
How I havenít rated Blairís awesome bar Iím really surprised, I was expecting to come back and edit my review. This place is super fun, has a great vibe, a great selection and now with the cafe great food. I cannot say one bad thing about Hams except I wish I lived closer or it was closer to me, but I shouldnít complain. Also the great thing about the cafe is that there are vegan and vegetarian options, my girlfriend is vegan and so its a nice sell.

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