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Hamiltonís Tavern
World Class based on 115 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 (9) | Taps: 28 | Bottles: 130


Hamiltonís Tavern

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Beer Available At Hamiltonís Tavern (arranged by most recent)
Green Flash Hop Odyssey Symposium IPA 98, Green Flash Jibe 74, Half Moon Bay Calf-iene , 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 , 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 - Thai Birds Eye Chilis , AleSmith Speedway Stout - Brewerís Blend 100
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115 reviews for Hamiltonís Tavern
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  82%
 Selection  88%
 Food  80%
 Value  80%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  97%
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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  (681) 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  (779) 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) San Diego (Hillcrest), 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.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
bsierra  (11) Vista, California | April 5, 2008
This is THE PLACE for serious beer fanatics. Scott Blair know his business inside and out. The selection of brews is second to none. On the second sat. events it gets a little too crowded, but itís all for a good reason. The shuffleboard table has alot of character and takes a few slides to get the interesting lay of the table. Always has tons of local brewers kicking back having beers and the newly added cafe next door has some of the best food youíll ever have the chance of tasting. Alot of the food from next door uses local brews to enhance the flavor of the dishes, a great call! All and all if youíre visiting San Diego get with someone who can bring you here and you will NOT be dissappointed. Try it youíll like it~
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
mjg74  (47) La Mesa, California | March 21, 2008
Nice place. Good selection of taps and bottles. Pretty empty when I arrived. Wouldnít mind have this place for my local bar.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
GaltScat  (18) Minneapolis, Minnesota | February 16, 2008
I have visited once and will be back soon. First, it is a bar, a bar with an excellent selection of beers. They play great music, the patrons and staff are fun, and you can be yourself (aka, you can drink too much). Ordering a pizza for delivery there was fun, but was also a hassle.Thanks to Bartzilla and Naven for introducing me to Hamiltons. If they had food, I would have rated a little higher.
84
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
papajohn  (25) San Diego (Mira Mesa), California | January 10, 2008| Updated February 5, 2009
Dark dingy neighborhood bar located in an old residential area of South Park. Smells like stale swill. 24 taps of nothing but good stuff with a cooler full of top notch bottles (I sighted a Mikkeler Black Hole in the cooler). I was the first customer at 3 oíclock, but the bar filled up fast by 3:30 with mostly local BMC drinkers. Three big TVs, two pool tables and a fooze ball table. Music today was blues. To hear the clientele talk it sounds like things get rocking and this is a fun place, but for me it was all about the beer. The bartender was cute and really knew her beers. $5.50 for a 12 oz bottle of Bud, $4.50 for a pint of Victory Hop Wallop...ya gotta love it!
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
badlizard  (141) Berkeley , California | December 28, 2007
Better than OíBriens hands down. Nice ambiance, good selection of bottles and a decent selection on tap. I think I still prefer Liars Club, because they have a better tap selection and good food, but Hamiltons has easy to find parking, unlike PB. All in all, itís worth a visit.

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