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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88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
blickta  (10) California | January 11, 2010
Great beer selection. Did not eat so cannot say if the food is any good. Was after 10pm and place was packed. Not my favorite thing to be "sardined" into a bar but worth it.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
0o9i  (10) Reno, Nevada | November 12, 2006
I was surprised to see it nestled into a bunch of houses. There were a lot of local folk, old and young. The biggest down-side was how small the place was: itís tiny. I went for the free BBQ and the salmon was really good, the shrimp were nothing short of amazing, the fresh baked bread was sweet and crusty, and there was some sort of corn that was good as well. There are 6-8 tables to sit at inside, and maybe 20 seats at the bar. They had Victory and Avery beers in the cooler, which I was excited to see--less excited to find out that I had to drink them on premises. 3 Green Flash beers, including a cask of unreleased Double IPA, were present on tap and on $1 off. The cask ale was $2.50 for a 12oz, which was fantastic. The brewmaster for Green Flash was there as well. Seasonals are in with 2 Below and Sierra Nevada Celebration.
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
mjz  (10) | December 7, 2009
Easily one of the best beer places I have ever been to. They have a huge selection and a super knowledgeable staff. The only bad thing is youíll stare at the board for ten minutes till you can pick a brew (itís really a great thing!)
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeer86  (10) California | November 21, 2013
Great little establishment, Very nice tap list and a nice bottle list. Cool pub atmosphere and fun place to hang out
82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
borrachito  (10) | September 4, 2010
Have not left unhaappy once Awesome beer.
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.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
rastachick  (10) el cajon, California | December 2, 2012
Very good bar, many selections of great beers
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
HopHead811  (10) California | May 20, 2012
Very nice tap list and a nice bottle list. Cool pub atmosphere and fun place to hang out.
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
CaraCurtis  (10) Nevada | December 19, 2011
Loved this place! We were visiting from AZ. We went on 2nd Sat in December. They had many releases from Ale Smith. The selection and price for these beers were incredible!! Not only did we get to meet Blair/his wife and others that are ver involved, but they also made food for that day and it was free and delicious. The Ale Smith beer for this event was also ridiculously priced in a GOOD way.... more than enough of itís value and more. They were nice enough to spend time to chat with us and also welcome us to an event the next week, but we could not make it. Anyhow, I highly recommend this place to anyone and I will 100% be going again as soon as I get to CA.
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.

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