United States > California > San Diego
satmansd (5) Spring Valley, California | April 27, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
You wouldn’t think that a little "tavern" would sling such awsome food but this is a foodies’paradise. I am not a foodie - I’m a beer afficianoado or something to that effect. I like good beer. OK? This place carries Alpine on tap on a regular basis. They also have an assortment of fine craft brews. If they are not San Diego beers,they are nonetheless excellent beers you would not be embarrassed to serve to your mother. But the food is a real treat. This stuff is gormet quality throughout (even if my spelling is not gormet quality), and I’m talking about the snacks at the bar or the plates in the restaurant in the back,. Good stuff from a source you would not expect. Well, expect. Check this place out if you can find a place to park. If you are tempted try Toronado across the street, at least eat at Ritual, the food is much better.
jhogan4 (36) El Cajon, California | March 4, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Had lunch here on a Sunday afternoon. Neighborhood restaurant and bar in a mixed neighborhood. Outdoor and indoor seating spaces. Friendly service. About 10 local craft beers on tap. Food was good but portions were small. Maybe better for dinner.
Pivoyager (72) Gaithersburg, Maryland | February 19, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Following a lunchtime visit to the wondrous Toronado, and to snatch some pizza in the interim, I wandered a few steps to the Ritual Tavern (I guess coming here from Toronado must be the ritual), where I made my way to a dark and claustrophobic bar area for my final evening quaff. That said, there were offered a great choice of draft specials from which to choose. I went for a Left Coast Voodoo Stout ($4.00!) The service was decent despite the clusterf--- atmosphere. So, I enjoyed my stout immensely and made my departure. All in all, this was another great day in San Diego. So, boarding the No. 2 Bus for my return trip to downtown and bed, I anticipated tomorrow, because after all, “Tomorrow is another beer.” (My sincere apologies must go to Scarlett O’Hara.)
3fourths (1082) Boulder, Colorado | July 20, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
shepard’s pie, mussels, Duet and Lightning Pilsner and a comfy back patio covered in hops and passion fruit. fun place with a solid bottle list, interesting dishes and small but well-selected draft list.
chris2431 (11) Oregon | December 31, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Nice neighborhood bar. Maybe not in the best neighborhood but whatever....kind of a tweener area. Great place to have a beer and better place to eat. The spicy gumbo is phenomenal!
JJSuds (26) Illinois | March 2, 2011
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderfully charming bar with tidy selection of taps. Restaurant also a very nice experience.
Travlr (999) Washington, Washington DC | January 17, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Small place, very nice food. 11 taps, but 4 had kicked and were not replaced (why not?). Bottle list was small but decent. With Toronado just down the street, I would choose that.
mkade8883 (28) Chicago, Illinois | July 19, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Came around 11 just before close on a Friday night. Weren’t too many people there, but it was a pretty chill vibe. Decent beer selection, though I wish the beer fridges they had would have been proper temperature so my Consecration bottle wouldn’t have come out practically frozen. Overall seemed like a good place.
DeadGirl (76) San Diego, California | March 2, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Went on an early Sunday evening and had an excellent time. We sat at the bar, and the male bartender that day was one of the friendliest I’ve come across. There aren’t many beers on tap, but when I was there all were new to me. But take that with a grain of salt because I’m relatively new to the west coast. Anyway, I had a Bruery Melange No. Sechs, and a Green Flash 30th Street - both of which have less than 35 ratings! For that I say the selection is fantastic! And the food menu looks awesome, though I didn’t have any. A little pricey, but that’s okay. Many vegetarian options in a simple one page menu. I’ll definitely come back to try their Vegan Shepherd’s Pie. We sat next to a couple that also loved beer and had some really great conversations about San Diego and Stone Brewery. I had a great time. Overall: The people are nice (servers and customers), the beer selection is solid, the place is clean, and the food looks good. Return: Yes. #47 on 02032010, DG.
kwoeltje (81) Manchester, Missouri | March 28, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Not too busy when we went. Ambiance of a nice restaurant. Not a huge beer selection but they had a nice diversity, and a cask ale available. Very helpful and friendly waiter. Food was good. Prices in line with SoCal. I’d go there again.
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