San Diego: Hamiltonís Tavern
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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 | beer menu

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 73, 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%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Schultsc  (11) San Diego, California | January 20, 2011| Updated January 21, 2011
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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
HonusWagner  (11) Florida | April 3, 2010
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
KBS4242  (11) , | August 14, 2012
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.
  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.
  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.
  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!)
  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
  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.
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.
  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

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