Hamiltonís Tavern | San Diego, California
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Hamiltonís Tavern
World Class based on 109 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: DiarmaidBHK (2) | Taps: 28 | Bottles: 130


Hamiltonís Tavern

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Beer Available At Hamiltonís Tavern (arranged by most recent)
Coronado Milk Stout , Coronado Mermaids Red Ale 74, 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 Sea (Crunchberry) , Ballast Point Victory at Sea (Cocoa, Ginger, Orange) , Ballast Point Victory at Sea (Coconut, Chili Peppers) , Ballast Point Victory at Sea (Peanut Butter) , Ballast Point Victory at Sea (Oak) , Ballast Point Victory at Sea (Rum Barrel) , Ballast Point Victory at Sea (Maple) , Ballast Point Victory at Candy Cane Cove 93, Sierra Nevada Ovila Saison (Mandarin Orange & Peppercorns) 94, Societe The Bachelor - Mosaic
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109 reviews for Hamiltonís Tavern
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  82%
 Selection  88%
 Food  80%
 Value  80%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  97%
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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.
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
claudeballs  (1) | May 11, 2007
Cool neighborhood bar vibe, but with an amazing beer selection. Some real rarities in their list for a beer bar, especially stuff like Hitachino Nest and Belgian stouts. Owner is a very enthusiasic beer fan and really knows his stuff. No food, though you can get some from next door. Definitely a great addition to the San Diego beer scene.
56
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 8/20
padrefan98  (38) (San Diego) Santee, California | April 16, 2007
This place is very neighborhoody. Its residential, with apartments and a few houses across the street and next door. If you want food you can go next door to the cafe and they will bring it to you in the bar. Lots of bottles on hand and they are on display in a cooler for you to look at. No long lists to try to figure out what you want, one was available for those who like to read.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
fordest  (62) Santee/San Diego, California | April 15, 2007
Pretty cool place. Lots of choices on draft and in bottle. It will be a long time before I can walk in here and NOT find something I havenít had. Hey, I can always have a draft of PBR if it comes down to it.

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