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Beer Available At Hamiltonís Tavern (arranged by most recent)
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 , Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop Ale 99, St Feuillien / Green Flash BiŤre De LíAmitiť 97, AleSmith Speedway Stout 100, Russian River Pliny the Elder 100, AleSmith Barrel Aged Old Numbskull 100
DYCSoccer17 (288) 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 (264) 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.
Schlenkerla (259) , 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.
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.
mcberko (173) 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.
jredmond (163) Manhattan, New York | July 13, 2012| Updated September 26, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
The last stop on our San Diego beer journey 2012. Extremely dark bar with a very dive bar vibe. Hundreds of taps line the ceiling and thereís ski ball in the back. Lots of local / California stuff on draft and a very impressive bottle list (think cantillon mamouche, lost abbey, RR, jolly pumpkin collabs, etc)
JohnC (151) Mission Viejo, California | August 18, 2008
78 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Went here for the Beer & Boobies 2008 being put on by Vac, zug4abby, sick_boy282 & sick_girl282.
Very nice tap list. friendly folks, a little dark and dingy & dive-bar-ish.
Since I live 70+ miles away, I wonít be going here often, but if I lived near it, I might given the tap list.
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