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Beer Available At Hamiltonís Tavern (arranged by most recent)
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 91, 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 78, Half Moon Bay Calf-eine , Green Flash Soul Style IPA 96, 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
Dstructo (12) Hollywood, Florida | July 22, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Dark hole in the wall kinda place. Great beer on tap, and a pretty extensive bottle list. The bartender was friendly enough, but didnít seem to know a lot about his product. Iíd go back for the beer, but Iíd prefer to go to Hamiltonís sister bar: Small Bar...
chris2431 (11) Oregon | December 31, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Great little neighborhood establishment. Good beer selection. BEWARE the raspberry jam and pepper hamburger! I enjoy spicy food and this thing almost killed me. After an hour of trying to pull myself together I pulled back the bun to reveal a ridiculous amount of fully seeded serranos! Lessen here: Always check under the bun before inserting in mouth.
Schultsc (11) San Diego, California | January 20, 2011| Updated January 21, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
I consider myself incredibly lucky to call Hamiltonís my neighborhood bar. Itís within walking distance of my place, which is probably why I can be a little hard on it sometimes. The bartenders are all very friendly and knowledgeable and too busy. The place is always packed in the evenings, and therefore LOUD--the jukebox is set to 11. The beer selection is terrific, but I sometimes have trouble selecting something because I live in San Diego and am ridiculously spoiled with good beer everywhere. Excellent food. Very good prices. Very authentic.
bsierra (11) Vista, California | April 5, 2008
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
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~
bradbarnwell (11) Maryland | June 28, 2011
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
When I visited my friend in San Diego he lived a couple blocks from Hamiltons. We went a night that BrewDog was doing flights. I ordered chilli cheese fries and a couple of Brewdogs Tokyo Roses. I was bummed when i got back home and brewdog wasnít available yet. I am looking forward to my next visit
HonusWagner (11) Florida | April 3, 2010
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Hamiltonís is already a beer bar worthy of several long visits despite not being open all that long. The bar is pretty damn big, and has a shuffleboard table and two pool tables without being overcrowded. The prices are very solid, usually 4-6 bucks a pint for some world class SD beers, and the selection is awesome. On an average day, locals ranging from Alesmith and Stone to Lightning and Karl Strauss. Fair amount of imports. Always at least a few badass IPAs. When they do a special event, look out. I just pulled up the web page and they have Nelson, Expo, and Bad Boy coming up. Hohohoho. Bottle list is good but not the best Iíve ever seen.
KBS4242 (11) , | August 14, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
really physically stand out. It was busy on both of our visits (very busy for the Younger release, not surprisingly). The selection was awesome including nice offerings from Alesmith, RR, Green Flash, etc. We spent several hours here both times. The atmosphere was fun and crowd seemed friendly. We even played shuffleboard. The staff was great. I will be back.
blickta (10) California | January 11, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
0o9i (10) Reno, Nevada | November 12, 2006
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
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.
mjz (10) | December 7, 2009
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
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!)
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