San Diego: Hamiltonís Tavern
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Hamiltonís Tavern
World Class based on 121 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 (10) | Taps: 28 | Bottles: 130

Hamiltonís Tavern

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Beer Available At Hamiltonís Tavern (arranged by most recent)
Double Mountain Aging Experiment #13 , Alpine Beer Company Koffee Sutra 92, Alpine Beer Company Bad Boy IPA 100, 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 95, 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 81, Half Moon Bay Calf-eine , Green Flash Soul Style IPA 96, Green Flash Sour Blond 64, Green Flash Super Freak 97, Green Flash Hamiltonís 8th Anniversary: Crazy Eight , Kern River Just Outstanding IPA 99
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121 reviews for Hamiltonís Tavern
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  82%
 Selection  88%
 Food  80%
 Value  80%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  98%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
joshklein069  (15) Vermont | September 17, 2013
Maybe a bit too divey for my taste. Pretty good tap list, the bartenders make this place great. Way too many people when I was there so a bit sweaty and stinky. Ill go back on an off night.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Bartzilla  (15) La Mesa, California | December 9, 2006| Updated May 14, 2008
A welcome addition to the neighborhood. Nice selection of taps and bottles and an owner eager to satisfy the customer. Kicked down a bottle of Delirium Noel to us so we could taste it against the kegged version that he was in the midst of getting tapped. Lots of bar games and plenty of televised sports round out the deal. Been there a few times and look forward to going back several more times.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Dstructo  (12) Hollywood, Florida | July 22, 2010
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...
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
chris2431  (11) Oregon | December 31, 2011
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.
  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 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~
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
bradbarnwell  (11) Maryland | June 28, 2011
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
  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.

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