Hamiltonís Tavern | San Diego, California
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Hamiltonís Tavern
World Class based on 112 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


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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) 100, 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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112 reviews for Hamiltonís Tavern
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  82%
 Selection  88%
 Food  80%
 Value  80%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  98%
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76
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine  (746) 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.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
IEBAILI  (8) San Diego, California | December 3, 2007
A íbarí bar, a regular guysí place that has awesome beers on tap. Had my first taste of Port Hop 15 here, wonít forget it soon. Didnít look at the bottle list because I didnít have to - way too many great locals on tap, and they rotate. Nothing fancy, no food, no pretension, not much service and not much needed. Prices are very good - this is pretty much an everyday working manís bar with a world class beer list. The draft selection is comparable to Liarsí Club. Iíll be back.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
wetherel  (83) Encinitas, California | August 12, 2007
Excellent tap and bottle selection, including stuff sold out in stores. Comparable to Obriens, but I like Hamiltonís atmospher better. Best beer bar in San Diego?...probably. Went there for Dead by Dawn on tap, which ran out minutes before I got there. Service is a bit slow, but to be expected from a busy bar. Out of mestophiles and angelís share, but listed on menu.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
mds  (100) Toronto, Ontario | May 27, 2007
Enjoyed the walk down 30th St, through a fairly nice area, from The Linkery. A photograph that I took on that little journey.
This place seemed almost sketchy from the outside but once inside it immediately became more inviting. Lots of friendly folks striking up conversation. The beer list here was unreal and could quite easily compare to other quality establishments like The Liars Club. They had Speedway, RR Younger, and plenty of other awesome CA brews. The tap list on March 25, 2007:
I didn’t really look at the bottle list at all but I’m sure there was something good in there. Prices were awesome considering how insanely good the beers were. Definitely a place I’d come back to.

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