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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 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 , 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
Leighton (638) London, England | January 6, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Excellent bar. The tap list is long and loaded with rarities. The bottle list, too, is extensive. Prices arenít bad. Itís pretty dark inside. The barmen all seem to be cultivating the rugged biker aesthetic, what with all the facial hair and tattoos; also, I didnít find the staff to be particularly attentive or friendly. For the beer, though, this place is a must-visit on the San Diego bar circuit.
craftbeer86 (10) California | November 21, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great little establishment, Very nice tap list and a nice bottle list. Cool pub atmosphere and fun place to hang out
DiarmaidBHK (737) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | November 15, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Probably the definition of the craft beer dive bar, Hamiltonís has neighborhood bar written all over it. Itís located in a mostly residential area which means street parking. The interior is well worn and unglamorous with hundreds of tap handles suspended from the ceiling like tombstones. The taps were nearly all locals as weíre the clientele. It seemed fairly busy for a Tuesday night though I overheard several people comment that this was the least busy theyíd ever seen the place. The service was prompt and the people were incredibly friendly. I didnít want to leave. If we had places like this when I was in college I would have never graduated.
mcberko (302) Vancouver, British Columbia | November 13, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best bars in San Diego with an elite selection of craft beers, most of which are Californian. Service was very friendly and prices were good. Ambience is quite intimate, with a dark, almost English-like pub feel with a couple of pool tables. Not too far from Toronado, so worth hitting up both places if you have time / your liver can handle it. Must stop in San Diego.
pushkinwow (123) Ottawa, Ontario | September 25, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Stopped in for an IP trade and enjoyed a pint. Tap list was pretty impressive and the bottle list was nothing to knock either and although it was fairly empty I liked the somewhat divey atmosphere. Staff seemed pretty cool and wish I could have spent more time there.
joshklein069 (15) Vermont | September 17, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
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.
NateSeats (17) Barlborough (nr Sheffield), England | September 8, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Hamiltons really is a great bar. Itís dark, divey and totally unpretentious with a great tap list. The only issue is that they have become a victim of their own success. I visited twice whilst in SD and couldnít find anywhere to put my beer. One visit was only at about 18:00.
This place is a must visit in San Diego but get there very early or be prepared to stand.
PaulUnwin (117) Pinellas Park, Florida | September 3, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Went to SD for the DDG release from Lost Abbey, went into Hamiltonís as it was on my list of places to try, have to say this is a great pub, a dark pub, a bit like the old British pubs are, although they had a far better selection, Cantillon St. Lamvinus, Oude Kriek Vieille, and a Bear Republic Tartare Sour set me back a few dollars, but well worth it, Sam the bartender was not only knowledgeable but very friendly and I could tell by the people coming in and out that it was a real neighborhood pub, one of which I would certainly frequent if I lived in San Diego, cheers to Hamiltonís!!
t0rin0 (1439) Do Not Resuscitate, California | June 25, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
First time back in about 4 years. Forgot how laid back this place is. A couple of pool tables and some tables, not very full on a Saturday night, and some good taps to pick from. Tried some Ovila saison (with orange peel), Green Flash Park West Porter (terrible, should have gotten the Pliny instead), and Societe single hop Mosaic IPA (pretty good). Music is good and so is the service. Iíll make sure not to wait years to go back to 30th St.
brokensail (900) Orange County, California | June 23, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Unassuming appearance out front. Divey local bar feel on the inside. Really solid draft list with lots of local stuff available. Quick and helpful service, and pretty good service. Would be here regularly if I lived near by.
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