United States > California > San Diego
Beer Available At O’Brien’s (arranged by most recent)
Russian River Pliny the Younger 100, Coronado Punk’In Drublic - Barrel Aged , Russian River Aud Blonde 75, Russian River Erudition 93, Russian River STS Pils 89, Nickel Filthy Paws Porter , Russian River Benediction 93, Russian River Dribble Belt 91, Knee Deep / Kern River Deep River Double IPA 97, Latitude 33 Murder By Death 41, Coronado Second Chance Sour , Monkey Paw / Nickel Wrathchild Smoked Weizenbock , El Segundo Blue House Pale Ale - Citra 92, Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin 100, Alpine Beer Company Red Card Ale 92
hapjydeuce (22) San Diego, California | January 21, 2008| Updated November 14, 2010
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Can’t count my number of visits to this place. Definitely has the Irish-style pub feeling, but the beer and bottle selection is pretty damn diverse for such. Weird location amidst the Vietnamese-Korean community along Convoy St. Always a dependable tap list with lots of local stuff from the likes of Alpine Brewing Co, Alesmith and Lost Abbey; and the bottle list is killer. Plenty of import bottles available for take-away (including Westvleterens occasionally). Definitely an essential stop. Awesome burgers, salads and chicken tenders as well.
Marheb (189) San Diego, California | January 4, 2015
76 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Basé simplement sur la sélection, la note serait presque parfaite. Mais avec la longue liste d’options bières à San Diego, ça prendrait du oumph supplémentaire pour appuyer ça. C’est un bar sportif assez crasseux à notre passage, les tables libres étaient tous souillées et collantes et le service se faisait au bar. Par contre, ils connaissent leur liste et savent la défendre. Je vais pas en faire un arrêt régulier mais c’est le genre d’endroit qui peut faire de la magie avec ses fûts.
Jimmythespoon (157) , | August 17, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Way out of town and actually in a strip mall, i wasn’t very sure what to expect as we approached. We visited at lunchtime during the week so it wasn’t very busy. The beer selection is pretty solid with some interesting stuff. The place looks more like an irish dive bar that has seen better days. The whole place could use bit of a tidy up, but maybe thats how the owners like it. IF you are nearby it’s worth checking out, but there are so many other amazing beer bars in SD that iff you are short on time don’t bother trekking out here.
TheHOFF43 (111) Robbinsdale, Minnesota | February 17, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Tucked away into a strip mall on the corner. Outdoor seating and indoor seating. Very solid tap list and excellent service. Talked to the bartender for about 45 minutes about other places to go, he wrote down recommendations and was very helpful. Pricing seemed fair, TVs were available and they had some stuff on tap I didn’t see much of elsewhere.
Sammy (574) Toronto, Ontario | January 17, 2014
64 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Big tatood person’s bar with lots of people swearing and the like. So we sat outside, although some intoxicated people thought we could talk to them there. Some different and decent micro taps.
mcberko (362) Vancouver, British Columbia | November 13, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Stopped here for a San Diego Beer Week event where they tapped 20 barrel aged beers, mostly impie stouts. It was ridiculously crowded and almost impossible to find a table, but there was standing room. Sadly, they were serving all sample pours out of plastic cups - shame on them - which probably obscured my ability to enjoy the beers to the full extent. Service was pretty good despite the crowds and the prices were very reasonably given the rarity of many of the beers served.Not sure I’d say this is a must stop, but if in the area and need some good quality beers, this is a good place to go.
TapHunter (12) , | March 24, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Nice place to have few drinks, great selection of beers.
GMCC2181 (76) Newark , Delaware | January 24, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Showed up on a random Friday night which turns out to be Russian River night. F yea! 20+ Russian River beers on tap.... and vinnie opens up a 2007 supplication (9 litre)... I am sure this is not the normal but this was the icing on the cake of a great day/night. Overall the place seems pretty chill for such an event and well worth the trip!
brokensail (970) Orange County, California | January 20, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
You wouldn’t expect to find this place in its particular shopping center. Surrounded by Korean shops and restaurants, it’s located in a small shopping center. Parking is tight and limited, so you’re better off just parking around the corner on the street. Small interior with a patio space out front. Service was quick and the place was packed. Nice selection on this visit as it was Russian River weekend and also their anniversary. Nice prices, too. Definitely worth a stop. Didn’t eat anything, but the food looked and smelled great.
t0rin0 (1461) Do Not Resuscitate, California | January 19, 2013| Updated January 20, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited Jan 19, 2013.
Busy place with no parking to be found. Despite the lines I got my beers pretty quickly. Sat outside and enjoyed some 10/19 and 19/10 along with some Compunction. Cool place and good prices. Not really near anything I want to visit but I think I will be returning.
Schlenkerla (375) , Austria | December 31, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
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.
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