Monkey Paw Pub and Brewery | San Diego, California
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Monkey Paw Pub and Brewery
Excellent based on 24 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

805 16th St
San Diego, California United States 92101 [ print map ]
619 358 9901

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Hours: Mon-Wed 12 pm - 12 am Thu-Sun 12 pm - 2 am


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Beer Available At Monkey Paw Pub and Brewery (arranged by most recent)
Monkey Paw Meaty Beety Big N Bouncy , Monkey Paw / New Belgium Buzzed Monkey , Monkey Paw Satanic Chimp , Monkey Paw Bonobos IPA/SD pale ale 88, Monkey Paw Low & Slow Rauchbier 85, Monkey Paw Free Ken Allen Robust Rye , Monkey Paw 16th & F Saison , Monkey Paw Wrathchild Smoked Weizenbock , Monkey Paw Kong Barleywine 71, Monkey Paw Oatmeal Pale Ale 76, Monkey Paw The Downs Family Irish Stout , Societe The Bachelor - Rakau , Monkey Paw Cornelius 85, Monkey Paw I-5 Black IPA With Coconut & Himalayan Pink Salt , Monkey Paw Lab Monkey , Monkey Paw Great Ape Nectar 89, Monkey Paw Sweet Georgia Brown 85, Monkey Paw Pineapple X-Press 78, Monkey Paw I-5 Black IPA , Sierra Nevada Stout 95
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24 reviews for Monkey Paw Pub and Brewery
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  81%
 Selection  84%
 Food  82%
 Value  80%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  91%
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88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
Jimmythespoon  (129) , Cyprus | August 6, 2014
Pretty cool dive style bar, only with friendly service and really nice people. Their beers are ok but they have a ton of other beers too. Food is basic and helps soak up the booze. Very fun, unpretentious place and makes a nice change to the bars near gas lamp!
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock  (334) , England | June 3, 2014
Taxi to here from our hotel and we start the night drinking (18th March 2014). One roomed dive joint with the bar to your left on entering, a food hatch towards the rear on the right. Basic table and chairs/benches for furniture, bit noisy for me and the wife to be honest, but we sat down to acclimatize before I wandered over and ordered a flight of their own beers: they donít do flights of anyone elses brews by the way, which I didnít know when trying to order. The beers were fine, as was the service. Food was ísloppyí but good and filling, the lady in her ícabiní coming out to deliver it before returning to her safe area! Different to what I expected, but overall not a bad place.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
skmikeg  (3) Poway, California | May 10, 2014| Updated May 12, 2014
A very hip dive bar located on the edge of downtown that has a pretty good selection of their house beers and other local breweries. Definitely a good place to stop before or after Padresís game.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun  (48) Santa Monica, California | April 17, 2014
Overall pretty great dive bar with a ton of taps, cheap flights, and an overall good experience.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier  (263) Clevelandish, Ohio | April 10, 2014
Despite that fact that I arrived thirty minutes before the place opened the staff were friendly enough to let me take a seat and peruse the extensive draft list. Once they officially opened I was able to enjoy a diverse range of beers from many locals breweries. In addition to about eight house taps there were also an equal number of guest drafts. I did not get a close look at the bottle list but based on the contents of the fridge behind the bar this place has brought its íAí game.

Walking here from downtown is a bit of trek so it is recommended to either drive or catch a cab. The neighborhood lacks the character of Little Italy or the Gaslamp District but more than makes up for it with the friendliness of the attentive staff. Food is typical bar fare and reasonably priced.

If youíve got time or canít go much beyond downtown I would recommend coming by here. A nice diamond in the rough about halfway between Liberty Station and North Park it is a brewery which everyone will probably be hearing from in the future.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Lagunitasfan  (66) San Diego, California | March 7, 2014
Iím a bit skewed on this place, because we often end up here after a long day at the ballpark. This is a great stop after the Padres game, or a concert downtown. Their own beers are fine to great, with the great being not as frequent. Good jukebox, but yes, loud. Fun, loud place.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton  (575) London, England | January 6, 2014
A funky little bar/ brewpub in a rather rough part of downtown San Diego. (By that I mean the homeless population is adequate.) The ambiance in here is pure dive bar. The four beers I tried were all average or slightly better. The service is attentive and friendly. There is also a wide range of other breweries on tap, including lots of local SD shops. Good value. I would recommend a visit here if you are in this part of town.
56
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 10/20
Schlenkerla  (332) , Austria | December 24, 2013| Updated December 30, 2013
We visited this place on the 24th of December 2013 after a round of Golf at Balboa Park, only 5 minutes drive from there, hence located very centrally. Looks more like a brew bar with an attached small brewery. Like the atmosphere of the pub, dark wooden interior, long bar with many guest beers (also quite impressive bottle selection: Schlenkerla, Samichlaus, ...).Has an own character. Beers are not my taste, a bit watery. We had an Oatmeal Pale Ale and a Brown Ale, both below San Diego average. Service was a bit unfriendly. I recommend coming to the Pub, but would drink great beers from other breweries in the Sand Diego area.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
MoorBeerPlz  (1) Corona, California | October 22, 2013
Dive bar feel outside but a friendly pub atmosphere inside. If you Google the history of that building, looks like itís always been a dive bar (formerly the Jewel Box). Their location may creep out some, but itís worth it to at least visit, try one of their brews and maybe have a bite to eat. Staff and service were very good, the food was pretty good (pulled pork sandwich) and their house beers are very drinkable (I had their Howler IPA).
86
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 15/20
jlulensk  (27) san jose, California | September 5, 2013
Great beer selection. But a bit of a dive bar feel. A bit dark inside. But cool wait staff and again, great beer. Which is all you need!

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