United States > California > San Diego
ghawener (81) San Salvador, El Salvador | January 1, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Serve only 10 Karl Strauss beers and 1 (the Saison) was out... Food is OK.
hamilton23 (11) Alpine, California | October 17, 2010
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
If you like Karl Strauss Beer, this is the place to go, but be warned...they have no guest taps. So you have your choice of ten taps, all pouring various varieties of Karl Strauss.
They have a cask night each Thursday night. Some have been better than others.
The food is pretty good. My favorite is the pulled pork sandwich. Their turkey burger is also pretty tasty.
Brewman63 (39) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | September 24, 2010
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Stopped in for a few drinks after spending all day at the zoo. Service was great. Asked the bartender if they had any of their 20 yr aniversary ale on tap to sample. They didnít but he opened a bottle for us and everyone at the bar to try. Was good for a wine/grape-flavored brew. The Oktoberfest was very drinkable as is the Red Trolley Ale. Only had an appetizer (garlic fries, which were good) so I canít comment too much on the food. Definitely worth checking out.
daveshawley (3) Doylestown, Pennsylvania | September 14, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
I went here both nights that we were in downtown San Diego. The lure of Coronado wasnít strong enough to pull me away. The food is great, the service is amazing, and the beer is very good. The only things that I can ding this on are that it can be a little loud inside and the selection is limited to their brews - not a bad thing, but it is hard to justify a high "Selection" score. There is no mention of their "Belgian Trippel" here... a shame... this is an amazing brew. Not a typical trippel, but truly a wonder.
Pyobon (30) Sydney, Australia | March 21, 2010
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Brewpub and family restaurant. Serve their own beers including a couple which are very good (eg Tower 10). The food was good and the service friendly and helpful.
trampdaddy (43) California | March 14, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Good place to stop for lunch or early dinner in downtown. Tower 10 IPA always a crowd pleaser! Friendly staff and cool atmossphere!
chicagodri (58) Chicago, Illinois | February 15, 2010
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Decent place, I ended up going here twice when I was in San Diego. Solid food, decent price and good service from what I experienced. Good beer and a decent crowd. I was here when the Chargers lost to the Jets - and I was impressed no one seriously injured the old loud obnoxious Jets fan. Iím a Bears fan and even I was starting to get annoyed. Nice brewpub though, worth a stop in.
theisti (410) Leawood, Kansas | July 6, 2009| Updated June 28, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Visited with the family, the first night of my vacation to San Diego. They had about 8-10 beers on tap, nice broad menu that included good options for the kids. The layout of the restaurant is a little cramped, with the bar area taking one half of the space, and the dining area the other. I can imagine when full, this place is quite hard to get around in. Service was good, offered some opinions, was attentive. My food and beer were both good, but not great. This reminds me of Wynkoop in Denver, or 75th Street in Kansas City - places that are more or less local institutions that have faded or been eclipsed.
Rastacouere (651) Montreal, Quebec | June 30, 2009
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
The black and pale wood interior of this brewpub gives it a rather dark, fitting atmosphere. I felt comfortable for a meal, but would not necessarily want to spend the evening there. Patrons are a mix of professionals finishing their day and sports fan. The staff is active, friendly and reacts quickly when youíre out of fuel. I focused on their 2 IPAs, which were good, if a bit below this area of the worldís standards. I had a more than fair burger while Catherine loved her Mací and Cheesse.
padrefan98 (38) (San Diego) Santee, California | October 2, 2008
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Very business like during lunch. The brews are ok. Not my favorite. The food is decent but pricey. Not very much parking available so other then lunch during work which is walking distance I wonít be able to visti at dinner.
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