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Beer Available At Hamiltonís Tavern (arranged by most recent)
Coronado Milk Stout , Coronado Mermaids Red Ale 74, 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 Sea (Crunchberry) , Ballast Point Victory at Sea (Cocoa, Ginger, Orange) , Ballast Point Victory at Sea (Coconut, Chili Peppers) , Ballast Point Victory at Sea (Peanut Butter) , Ballast Point Victory at Sea (Oak) , Ballast Point Victory at Sea (Rum Barrel) , Ballast Point Victory at Sea (Maple) , Ballast Point Victory at Candy Cane Cove 93, Sierra Nevada Ovila Saison (Mandarin Orange & Peppercorns) 94, Societe The Bachelor - Mosaic , Monkey Paw Jerrys Farewell Robust Mocha Porter
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JoeMcPhee (502) Toronto, ON, Ontario | April 14, 2007| Updated July 28, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
This place was awesome. I always know that Iím going to enjoy a place based on whether or not my wife hates it. This place is dark and dank and seedy... with virtually no reason to go into unless you are looking for killer beer.
I had a quick session here of three west coast hop bombs from Green Flash brewing followed by a Speedway Stout. All that and the bill was less than 20 bones. I could have probably spent another four-five hours here easily. All the beer I had was very fresh and in great form. Lots of bottles as well, although I didnít get a chance to attack any of them. Maybe next time.
Ibrew2or3 (318) Tempe, Arizona | July 10, 2008
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
OK, First non bottle shop Iíve been to that carries Mikkeller Black Hole 375mL ($13 per). Looks like the seating is a bit limited with three wooden booths (wooden seats), six bar high tables and fifteen to twenty wobbly stools at the bar. Near 30 draft selection and 2 beer engines all being solid craft beer offerings biased toward San Diego selections. Big bottle list with loads of surprises. Very friendly and helpful people too. Awesome experience.
Schlenkerla (314) , Austria | January 1, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Very characterful dark beer bar. Guess Hamilton has best beer selection in San Diego with a strong focus on local brews.
DYCSoccer17 (297) Woodland, California | August 7, 2008
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
I visited this place at the end of our pub crawl at RBSG. I remember them having a great tap list and a great bottle list. I also remember them being a bit better than the impressive list over at OíBrienís. The owner was there and he was really cool. He bought us a drink. I guess I didnít realize how crowded this place gets. We got there early enough to grab a seat at the bar, so I was kind of oblivious to everything else. There were some pool tables and this place definitely had some soul and a bit of a dive bar feel. I really liked this place a lot.
illinismitty (279) Nashville, Tennessee | September 16, 2008
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
This is definitely has a neighborhood feel, and can be easy to miss. Inside is dark, with a local crowd and semi-dive bar appeal. The tap handle collection on the ceiling is a nice touch. The chalkboard behind the bar clearly shows the current tap list and prices, and stays current. There is also a bottle cooler behind the bar that is conducive to browsing from behind the bar. This is my type of place, great beer, locals, and nothing too fancy. If you are driving, be careful. Cops watch for patrons leaving and getting into their cars, and will find any excuse to pull you over.
sebletitje (271) Enghien, Belgium | May 20, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer tavern, with hundreds of tap handles hanging from the ceiling.
Place seemed a little too dim inside.
Lots of local beers to chose from and even the local beer happy hour, making many of them really cheap.
Food order is on the side, and the bbq wings were delicious as was the sandwich.
Place was busy and did not really get to chat with the staff.
Really worth a visit, nice laid back atmosphere and makes you forget you are in the middle of San Diego.
mcberko (205) 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.
MikeF (204) Cleveland, Ohio | May 8, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
English pub style bar with countless tap handles hanging from the ceiling. Numerous great taps with friendly, knowledgeable workers. A solid beer bar in a great beer city.
ajm (192) Los Angeles, California | February 10, 2009| Updated March 16, 2009
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Wicked tight. Itís a little too scene for me, people-wise, but you know what? THEY STAY OPEN TILL TWO AM ON THE WEEKENDS. Get a clue, San Diego. They had Pliny the Younger on tap and Redemption in the bottle, so I was totes impressed. Have been back twice and both times there was only one beer on the list that looked interesting. Bartenders the night I was in were just top notch - very calm, very helpful. A drive down thirtieth street, but North Park are posers anyway.
SamGamgee (182) down the whirlpool, California | February 13, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
One of West Coaster World Headquartersí home bars. Big tap selection and lots of cool events including the amazing second saturdays. A worthy San Diego beer bar and a jewel in the Blairís crowns. The kind of place to just hang out on a random night and drink some great beers with no bullshit.
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