OíBrienís | San Diego, California
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Excellent based on 130 ratings
Type: Bar

4646 Convoy St
San Diego, California United States 92111 [ print map ]
858 715 1745


Hours: Mon - Wed 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM; Thu - Fri 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM; Sat 12:00 - 11:00 PM; Sun 12:00 - 6:00 PM

Mayor: Marheb (17) | Taps: 20+ | Bottles: 100+


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Beer Available At OíBrienís (arranged by most recent)
Pizza Port Wet Lamborghini , Stone wet hop IPA - Crazy Horse , Bear Republic Grandpaís Homegrown 2014 , ChuckAlek Wet Hop Red , Nickel/Ballast Point Lemon Drop Pepper Saludos Saison , Monkey Paw I-5 Black IPA With Coconut & Himalayan Pink Salt , Firestone Walker Oaktoberfest 71, New Belgium Long Table 69, Drakes Oaklander Weisse 85, Nickel Green Truck , Nickel Star B Ranch Fresh Hop Pale , Bagby Dinkus , Societe The Heiress , Border X Nopalito Pale , Benchmark Beaten Path , OíSullivan Brothers Sweet Nellieís Howling Brown , Green Flash Fresco Sauvage , Green Flash Oculus Sauvage 96, Green Flash Blanc Tarte Barrique , Benchmark Brown Ale 73
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130 reviews for OíBrienís
 Ambiance  69%
 Service  75%
 Selection  88%
 Food  70%
 Value  76%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  94%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
Schlenkerla  (413) , Austria | December 31, 2012
The owner is a real beer expert. I was in this beer pub 8 years ago and have to come back. I am still reading regularly the newsletters, impressive initiatives.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
gvmdw7  (42) California | December 19, 2012
Great cozy atmosphere with a good selection of beers. Typical pub fare. The outdoor seating had some great heaters, so you can be outside all year; it was also nice because I could have my dog sit in the patio area.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
rastachick  (10) el cajon, California | December 2, 2012
First let me start off by saying the burgers here are finominal. And they are soccer fans. But it is very worth visiting. The service here is also excellent
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
GT2  (662) Oceanside, California | November 8, 2012
Hard to rate OíBrienís normally as I was there for Million Zillion Speedway night- and well, if that doesnít get a 15/15 for selection I donít know what would. Ambiance is cozy, relaxed sports bar. Decent amount of patio seating. TVs abounding. Long wooden bar to sit at or grab some small, snug tables. Tap list is updated regularly on a dry-erase board. Staff were quick and efficient. Location is a bit out there in a suburban strip mall. Plus side is lots of free parking and a ton, like 20, Asian restaurants around like Korean, Chinese, Taiwanese, Japanese, hot pot specialties, Ramen specialties. Really good stuff. Food at OíBrienís is upgraded bar food: Parmesan garlic fries, loaded nachos. Everything was good, but more snacking type stuff. Staff handled the chaos of the event very well. Everyone there got to try all 16 Speedways, which seems impossible to me. Even allowed full 10oz pours of the varieties after the line died down to nothing. Really impressed with the logistics here. Like for the rest of San Diego, the beer community is closely knit so strike up a conversation with someone if you are by yourself. Youíll learn a lot and have more fun. Value, I mean $8 for a 10oz pour of Coconut Vanilla Speedway? Good lord.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
OldGrowth  (190) the Containment Area, North Carolina | April 23, 2012
Visited 4/ 23. J shape bar, dozen seats. 10 inside tables. 20.plus outside, covered outside. Food good. I had fish torta, wife had jalapeno chicken salad. Both were specials . Draft list good, heavy west coast slant. Impressive bottle list. Itís in a strip.mall so ambience is mixed. Certainly worth visit when in San Diego.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
bmerz  (122) Brooklyn, New York | March 22, 2012
It was a while back that I went but remember it very fondly and would most definitely make stop there through on my next trip. Itís an odd location and ambience....normally the strip mall dive bar thing wouldnít work, at least not outside of CA. But this totally does, in part because it is imbued with spirit of the crazy quantity of amazing beer that has been poured here. The beer list is their own and sits in the excellent classic and only-in-SD-local variety that doesnít seem to care too much about trends. High marks in overall for this. The bartenders were great. I donít remember much about the food but it certainly wasnít bad.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey  (517) Croydon, England | March 20, 2012
We stopped past here after visiting Alesmith and Hess. The location is a bit unusual - itís surrounded by Asian eateries. The exterior/Interior is "Irish themed" dive bar. The tap list was solid, but not outstanding when I visited. It was however full of interesting Californian microbrews I hadnít heard of before. The bottle list was pretty extensive and I managed to get a Framboise de Amorosa . They even had BA Speedway Stout on the list.....but unsurprisingly it was out of stock -damn! Food was so-so. All round itís a good place for beer, but not outstanding given some of the other places in the SD area.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
Tycho52  (4) California | February 11, 2012
Great place for beer and camaraderie. A sensational bottle list, and friendly people all around. The place is a corner in a strip mall surrounded by noodle houses and a car dealership, but really, what are you there for?
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
BOLTZ7555  (88) Phoenix, Arizona | January 1, 2012
Great place! Very low-key vibe...nothing to look at. Not at all pretentious. Literally in a strip mall but the tap and bottle list is consistently world class. Didnít try the food but probably should have. Letís just say hitting Hamiltonís, then OíBrienís isnít the best of ideas on an empty stomach...but they put up with me. Had bottles of Older Viscosity and Isabelle Proximus (visited back when it was originally released). Looking at their website makes me salivate and I so wish place like this was down the street! Oh, to live in San Diego!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
foamyhead  (17) California | December 3, 2011
My kind of place. Dive bar all the way with a superb tap list and a cool vibe. Very chill. Reminds me of bars I grew up in back east but with a distinct SD feel.

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