Karl Strauss Brewing Company - San Diego (Downtown) | San Diego, California
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Karl Strauss Brewing Company - San Diego (Downtown)
Exceptional based on 41 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: ARH (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 91, Karl Strauss Fullsuit Belgian-Style Brown Ale 87, Karl Strauss Amber 46, Karl Strauss Wreck Alley Imperial Stout 97, Karl Strauss Pintail Pale Ale 82, Karl Strauss Tower 20 Double IPA 92, Karl Strauss Tower 10 IPA 83, Karl Strauss Windansea Wheat 71, Karl Strauss 25th Anniversary Doppelbock 44, Karl Strauss Endless Summer Light 14
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41 reviews for Karl Strauss Brewing Company - San Diego (Downtown)
 Ambiance  76%
 Service  79%
 Selection  64%
 Food  75%
 Value  70%
 Overall  75%
 Rating  81%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
rumproasts  (140) Grand Rapids, Michigan | May 3, 2012
only 10 beers are available. i tried almost all of them and found everything to be above average or better. the red trolley was exceptional. food was also above average.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento  (147) La Crosse, Wisconsin | November 7, 2011
I came here based upon last year when I was out here and had a really tasty bottle a their brew. And that it was just off the trolley route which for a lazy fuck like me adds a lot of charisma. They have a smallish patio in front which had an employee enjoying whilst he did some sort of arcane paperwork. Got a spot at the far end of the bar by the tap tower and immediiate service. Easy going bartenders and customers. Bartenders went from very accomodating to work a day. Thereís a view of the brewery behind the back bar and a wide range of beers to look at from my spot. Great garlicy aromas in the air. Just got a very polite sniff an sample of an obscure tequila plata from the gracious bartender. Nice large oak bar, overhead is old school commercial, good lighting, sports on TV, growlers to go. I think my score should be better. But there you go.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
Terminus  (333) Las Cruces, New Mexico | July 12, 2011
A pretty decent place if your staying in downtown SD. Dont go out of your way for it, but if your in town for a conference or some other event, you may want to give it a shot. the beer is average to just above. Food is tasty and the service is very good. it didnt hurt that our watress was really cute and friendly and seemed to know quite a bit about the beer they had. Definate bonus!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
gsmitty80  (190) Washington DC | June 22, 2011
Buddy and I had a couple beers here and some good food. The service was very nice and attentive. Good experience.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
ghawener  (83) San Salvador, El Salvador | January 1, 2011
Serve only 10 Karl Strauss beers and 1 (the Saison) was out... Food is OK.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
hamilton23  (11) Alpine, California | October 17, 2010
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Brewman63  (39) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | September 24, 2010
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
daveshawley  (3) Doylestown, Pennsylvania | September 14, 2010
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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Pyobon  (40) Sydney, Australia | March 21, 2010
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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
trampdaddy  (43) California | March 14, 2010
Good place to stop for lunch or early dinner in downtown. Tower 10 IPA always a crowd pleaser! Friendly staff and cool atmossphere!

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