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Beer Available At Hamiltonís Tavern (arranged by most recent)
Logsdon Kleine Stouterd , 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 80, 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 67, Green Flash Le Freak Barrique 96, Green Flash Hamiltonís 8th Anniversary: Crazy Eight
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hapjydeuce (22) Carlsbad, California | February 9, 2009
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
This is a nice little place nestled away in the South Park area of San Diego. Went there with Katie to get Pliny the Younger after OBriens had tapped out. Ambiance inside is quite a dive, with a little ghetto cafe next door that serves up pretty damn good burgers and grilled cheese sandwiches through a window linked to the bar room. Pretty small inside, with a good sized bar and just a few tables. The entire back area is taken up by pool tables and shuffleboard. Awesome bottle selection with plenty of Belgians and hard-to-find American brews too. We had some vintage Old Stock. Also available was RR Temptation, Beatification and others. Gets quite crowded during later hours, so reserve your seat at the bar early!
reggiedunlop (178) The dub c, Pennsylvania | July 13, 2015
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
A little let down on my visit. Very divey, overcrowded, smelly. I was passed over by the bartender a few times before getting my first beer. And though they have about 30 taps, they had a Green flash tap takeover and nearly every tap was beer that I get back on the east coast. I might try it again but not this trip.
Lothore (71) California | July 12, 2015
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Dark and grungy pub with tons of taps and very friendly service. Two pool tables and a shuffleboard table. Great selection. Inside was very divey and "metal" feeling. Packed on a Thursday night but it was easy to get some beer and space to hang out. Well curated tap list.
SinH4 (45) Garching, Germany | July 5, 2015
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
A very dark pub, but nice interieur because they have all their old tap handles hung up on the ceiling. The bottle list is crazy. 3 Fonteinen Intense Red, Golden Blend and stuff like that. Service is meh-I-donít-care-like, but fast enough. Food is okay, right what you need when youíre hungry. Taps are quite cheaply priced sometimes. Dive bar yes, but a fun place.
Capa (329) Kitsap, Washington | June 15, 2015
58 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Iíll preface this by saying I am not trying to be a hater but damn, this place was not worth my adventure to get there. Very dark (to save money on energy?), definitely a dive bar (I love dive bars, btw) but had that annoying "we are also so fucking high end you should feel honored to be here" attitude. Ugh. The bartender couldnít have cared less about my presence- barely listening to my order. My pint of beer was promptly delivered, though. But, what? Ice cubes? The fuck? I get you are trying to cool the glass- but with your shitty beer bro attitude, get the ice outta the glass, dip wad. I originally gave them a pass because the place was packed but the bartender was more than enough after being there a while. I was going to try a burger but I didnít feel like supporting that dude any more.
After a deep breath I decided to give them a second chance next time I am in town. RB is usually pretty good when recommending a place this highly so it must have been a one off occurrence. It does have a lot of potential; I just didnít get to see it on my visit. Will re-rate.
fluffheady (109) Chicago, Illinois | April 20, 2015
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
We visited Hamiltonís on a recent beer-focused visit to San Diego. We had been to about 12 different breweries and several different bars, and everywhere we went people told us to make sure we visited Hamiltonís. We were extremely happy we ended our last night in town here.
There are hundreds if not a couple thousand tap handles adorning the ceiling. They have a perfectly curated beer list that is 95% comprised of beer from San Diego, the Bay area, and Oregon. Itís a bit dive-y with pool tables, and they were literally playing Sharknado 2 on the televisions. We ordered a couple of local rarities to start, but after getting completely sucked into Sharknado 2, me and my SO split a 750 of Cascade. Besides the great atmosphere and beer, the staff was spot on. They were laid back, not pretentious, and very knowledgable about the beer.
slowrunner77 (306) Reno, Nevada | March 25, 2015
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Not as big a fan of this place as some, though it definitely has an eclectic beer list and merits a visit. Just didnít wow me.
BeerandBlues2 (821) San Diego, California | January 24, 2015
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
This is an unassuming place from the outside and even once inside, and then you peek at the bottle list and stumble backwards into a chair. It was a hard decision as to where I should start, but I made a first choice and stuck with it. The service is good and the food ordering is self ordering/pickup. A few pool tables segregate the two rooms in this small dive bar, but a dive bar that I highly recommend.
Marheb (290) San Diego, California | January 14, 2015
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Une taverne avec tout ce que Áa comporte, les tables de billards sont encore en place. La liste de fŻt est massive et celle des bouteilles tout aussi ťtourdissante. Difficile d"aller ailleurs quand on consulte la taplist en ligne avant de partir. Pour la bouffe de pub plus quíadťquate, on commande dans une petite fenÍtre ŗ líopposť du bar. Une lťgende bien huilťe.
spycow (56) Illinois | January 11, 2015
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Visited Hamiltonís a few times on my trips to San Diego. Great beer bar with rotating beer selection and decent selection of bottles. Carry primarily San Diego locals (how can you go wrong). Will some more limited items at times. Great place to visit for the beer geek.
gad905 (8) London, England | December 17, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited Sep 18, 2014. Dark, dingy dive bar vibes, quite a rocker/biker crowd, forest of taphandles from the ceiling. Music not too loud. Service was ok, was pretty busy so didnít really get much attention. Good draft selection, some treats from Alpine, Societe, DFH and some others I wasnít so familiar with, plus amazing bottle list - pretty pricey bottles though. Have to reiterate a complaint made by others, whatís with only serving pints?! Nice enough, but didnít blow me away, think this place might be better for locals/regulars.
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