Karl Strauss Brewing Company - San Diego (Downtown) | San Diego, California
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Karl Strauss Brewing Company - San Diego (Downtown)
Good based on 46 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

1157 Columbia St
San Diego, California United States 92101 [ print map ]
619 234 2739

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Hours: Mon-Thu 11am-11pm; Fri 11am-12am; Sat 1130am-12am; Sun 1130am-10pm

Mayor: AdiBeer (1) | Taps: 10 | Bottles: 10+

Karl Strauss Brewing Company - San Diego (Downtown)

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Beer Available At Karl Strauss Brewing Company - San Diego (Downtown) (arranged by most recent)
Karl Strauss Mosaic Session Ale 97, Karl Strauss ĎHomeí Brew (2015 National Homebrewers Conference Bottle) , Karl Strauss Peanut Butter Cup Porter 75, Karl Strauss Gaslamp Gold , Karl Strauss Wreck Alley Imperial Stout 96, Karl Strauss Windansea Wheat 71, Karl Strauss Tower 20 Double IPA 94, Karl Strauss Tower 10 IPA 81, Karl Strauss Pintail Pale Ale 79, Karl Strauss Big Barrel Double IPA 97, Karl Strauss 24th Anniversary Ale 93
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46 reviews for Karl Strauss Brewing Company - San Diego (Downtown)
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  78%
 Selection  64%
 Food  75%
 Value  71%
 Overall  75%
 Rating  81%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
blipp  (170) San Diego, California | June 23, 2015
A relatively "commercial" brepub location, with the 8 Karl Strauss regular line-up beers and 2 rotating offerings. Average prices for the area. A fine place to come and tick some new beers if youíre in the area, but youíll fins a wider variety of Karl Strauss beers available at other locations.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
SoberDave  (18) Escondido, California | November 24, 2014
Stumbled on this spot by accident in downtown SD. Not too fancy like some breweries in the area. Good food, good beer, not too expensive. Will go back for sure.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer  (124) Arkansas | November 23, 2014
Had dinner here on a Friday. Pastrami sandwich was absolutely fantastic. Got seated right away at the bar. Helpful staff. The beer is what it is. But the sandwich was really, really good. Nice place for lunch with a few more ticks for new beers that ranged from good to very good.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983  (214) Florissant, Missouri | October 22, 2014
Our first stop, just happened to be driving downtown and saw the brewpub. Several beers were on tap, all were decent, nothing outstanding. The place was big and had plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. Worth the stop.Tried the flight and had a meal, both were good. Worth the stop.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer  (175) London, England | October 18, 2014
Nice place, a proper restaurant with a long bar, good number of own beers on tap.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock  (434) , England | June 3, 2014
Bumped into this place while ambling around San Diego and sat half outside in the entrance lobby. Inside looked neat, tidy and beery, my wife and i wanted the fresh air though. The young lady who served us was happy to bring us out just beers and even gave me two free samples when she saw I was taking notes. I like free beer! So overall a good place to rest your feet and try some of their beers, all seven I tried seemed in good order and tasted fine to me.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
ARH  (98) Chicago, Illinois | February 21, 2014
This brewpub has a cozy, inviting feel to it. Maybe a bit much on the wood panel theme, but the layout is beautiful and the staff is friendly. They keep a decent selection of Karl Strauss beers on tap, but nothing too exciting (maybe Iím just bitter that I missed out on the 25th anniversary doppel). Itís a shame that they only do tasters in the form of a fixed flight, but they are kind enough to provide a small sample of any beer they have on tap. The food was pretty darned good, too.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
TheHOFF43  (121) Robbinsdale, Minnesota | February 16, 2014
First stop off the flight. Walked in 2pm Wednesday and had 2 flights and a 2 pints between us. Service was excellent as was the atmosphere. Beautiful outdoor sitting area and a cool indoor area as well. Not cheap, but certainly a good stop.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton  (726) London, England | January 17, 2014
A good spot. Quite commercially-minded though they make pretty decent beers overall. Friendly staff, good value on the flights. They have a full food menu so this might be a good spot to for a full meal (many of the other downtown SD brewpubs donít have a lot of food) although I wasnít eating during my visit. The location is convenient as it is very near the main train station. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the downtown area.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
t0rin0  (1508) Do Not Resuscitate, California | November 18, 2013
What happened? I know I rated this once before. Hmm. Anyway, I stopped in here with some friends on a brewery hopping tour through SD. Actually we were mostly doing north county but a pilot friend was staying downtown over night between flights. This was my first time in down town in a number of years and I had forgotten how nice it is right on the water. Then you step inside and itís a dark bar with some bar flies. Actually itís not that bad but it would have been nice to sit outside. Of the flight the Downtown After Dark (DAD) was the most popular with the other two but I liked the barleywine the best. One of these days Iíll have to stop back when in the area to see whatís new but I wouldnít make the trip down from LA for this. Actually I wouldnít make an appreciable trip for this but it is in downtown so itís an easy stop if youíre already in the area. Prices are high on food, they have a number of beers on tap but many of them are the corporate recipes (with one or two unique ones), and the service was good.

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