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Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Escondido
World Class based on 334 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

1999 Citracado Pkwy
Escondido, California United States 92029 [ print map ]
760 471 4999

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Hours: Mon - Sun 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM


Mayor: Leighton (8) | Taps: 36 | Bottles: 120


Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Escondido

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Beer Available At Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Escondido (arranged by most recent)
Stone Pale Ale 2.0 87, Stone / Ecliptic / Wicked Weed Points Unknown IPA 96, Stone Old Guardian - Bourbon Barrel 99, Stone Winter Harvest 68, Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Chai Spiced 94, Arrogant Bastard Ale - Templeton Rye Barrel 94, Stone The Lupulin Loop: Dr. Rudi , Breakwater DMJ IPA 94, Stone Imperial Russian Stout 100, Stone Old Guardian - Extra Hoppy 99, Stone Old Guardian - Red Wine Barrel 98, Stone Sublimely Self Righteous Black IPA 100, Stone Smoked Porter 98, Stone Pale Ale 95, Arrogant Bastard Ale 99, Aftershock Richter Rauch Smoked Ale 50, Stone Old Guardian (Vintages 2004 and later) 99, Stone Enjoy After Brett IPA 97, Stone Mikhailís Odd 99, Stone Delicious IPA 96
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334 reviews for Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Escondido
 Ambiance  92%
 Service  81%
 Selection  87%
 Food  80%
 Value  71%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  99%
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94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
NachlamSie  (632) Denver, Colorado | July 6, 2012
The ambiance of this establishment is stunning. The gardens are vast with bamboo and assorted plantlife eoncompassing walkways and benches. Combine that with perfect 75 degree, sunny California weather and itís a fantastic environment for sipping a beer. The inside is gorgeous as well with its huge ceiling and stone construction. There is also a really cool retail shop inside. Beer is available to go in the form of bottles and growlers. The selection is very strong, aside from the obvious Stone lineup are plenty of high quality guest taps and bottles. The bartender was on the surly side, but still helpful and effecient. I didnít eat on my visit. This would qualify as a must stop if one is in the San Diego area.
94
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
theisti  (610) Leawood, Kansas | July 6, 2009| Updated September 8, 2014
Visited for dinner early Friday evening with the family. Really beautiful restaurant, despite being smack dab in a very ugly new industrial / warehouse district. After walking through the huge stone monuments, I felt transported elsewhere. We were seated outside, and the kids loved exploring the boulders, and the walking paths. The beer list during my visit was not blow your mind incredible, but was full of more beers than I could drink in one night. The food was well presented, well prepared and quite tasty. My wife had the fish special (Sea Bass, maybe?) and I had the Chicken Schnitzel. Both were good. The kids meals were also gourmet, and the kids enjoyed them. The service was friendly, and really engaged. I think we talked about every single beer on their list! The setting itself was the highlight, unique, beautiful and highly memorable. Also, thanks to my wife for driving!

94 = ★★★★Ĺ (World class)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy  (580) Toronto, Ontario | January 18, 2012
one of the 1% of places to go and have a beer, this place gets buzy come lunchtime. Come early if you want a tour. Beautifully designed, with lots of light coming in, incredible draught selection and bottle selection. Lots of classy stones in subtle places. Though we didnít eat, just about everybody came for the food as much as the drinks. Everything served at the right temperature, state of the art system. taps had changed dramatically from the weekend. Service was excellent, the guys knew their beer at the bar, the girls serving the tables asking them details on every beer. Too cold for anyone to eat outside, but the flame and the pond with japanese fish was a riot. I spent way too much time here, taking up the time I could have used for 3 more pubs, but it was worth it.
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT  (521) Montreal, Quebec | August 4, 2010
The gardens are absolutely amazing, the beer selection is awesome both on the house side and the guest tap side of things, the food menu is eclectic and flavorful, the place is beautifully decorated, etc. They have created a heavenly bistro for beer lovers in a most drab industrial neighborhood. Very impressive!
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
JoeMcPhee  (518) Toronto, ON, Ontario | October 31, 2008
Wow... just wow! This place was freaking fantastic. I had heard it was nice, but that just doesnít do justice to the actual location. As mentioned in all of the reviews, this place is very upscale. Gorgeous surroundings with a nicely landscaped garden, stone paths leading through them to a bunch of separate semi-private areas where you can lounge on recliners and Adirondack chairs while having a pint. The dining area is equally impressive, intimately lit with detail lighting, candles and space heaters by each table. Inside, the bar area is very nice, low lighting and some soft music that never rises to the point of being obnoxious. Servers were attentive and professional. The menu is impressive as well... upscale casual is how I would define it. I had the 40 clove garlic chicken served on a bed of roasted summer squash and chesse ravioli while my wife had some tempeh shepherds pie and both were awesome. They were certainly more pricey than typical brewpub fare, but they were priced very competitively for what they were. There were loads of great beers as well, and they were very reasonably priced. Pints were 4-5 each with about 30 taps being on offer. You shouldnít go here expecting the typical brewpub... it definitely isnít that, but if youíre looking for a special meal with great beer as well, this place would be very tough to beat.
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb  (505) Woodland, California | July 24, 2010
Great venue. Largely open to the outside. Nice list of tap and bottle beers. Menu is rather trendy. Food was quite delicious. No rare Stones on the list, but the guests were impressive.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Tmoney99  (491) Cincinnati, Ohio | December 1, 2014
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
bytemesis  (482) Sunnyvale, California | August 5, 2012
Wow. All I can say is wow. I had business in Burbank and made the drive to check it out, and I am very impressed by the brewery, the grounds, the beer list, the everything (except the food, which was good, not great). World class for sure.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
mcberko  (472) Vancouver, British Columbia | November 13, 2013
I had not done my research on how elaborate this place was before coming, but holy shit! This is the most extravagant "brewpub" / restaurant Iíve ever been to. The grounds are huge, with gardens, tons of seating, an inside and outside bar, etc. Beer selection is phenomenal, with many Stone rarities, and many guest taps. Didnít have food at this Stone location, but it looked great, though a bit on the pricier side. Service was excellent. Overall, for atmosphere, this place cannot be beat, and is easily worth the trek out here. What a place.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Scopey  (461) Croydon, England | March 15, 2012
We caught the incredibly slow "Sprinter" (how ironic) from Oceanside to Nordahl Road and had a pleasant 15-20 walk over to Stone. First off we almost walked past the place as it was not quite what we had anticipated. I expected to see Stone logos blazoned all over the place. In reality outside looked like a large office building. Inside it is very different - large and modern. We picked up some tickets for a tour at the gift shop, then headed to the bistro for lunch and drinks. There was also a nice patio area to enjoy the sun. There is a fairly large tap selection of core Stone brews, collaborations and world-wide guest beers. Bottle list included vintage Old Guardian and retired stone brews such as StoneWall and Anniversary/Vertical Epic beers. Food was very tasty, if a touch pricy - I opted for bbq duck tacos (yum). Then we went on an excellent tour of the brewery and tasted all the beers on tap in the shop. For me this is a must visit destination in California.

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