Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Escondido | Escondido, California
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Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Escondido
World Class based on 329 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

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


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 Delicious IPA 96, Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon Barrel 100, Stone Old Guardian - Kentucky Rye Barrel , Stone Coffee Milk Stout 94, Stone Just Shut Up and Drink it SíMores Stout , Stone Across the Pond British Style IPA , Stone 04.04.04 Vertical Epic Ale 95, Stone Enjoy By IPA 100, Stone Go To IPA - Cloudberries & Vanilla , Stone Stochasticity Project Hibiscusicity 88, Stone Pilot Batch - German Pale Ale , Maui Brewing CoCoNut PorTeR 97, Stone Stygian Descent 96, Stone Smoked Porter 99, Stone Old Guardian - Bourbon Barrel 99, Stone Ashy Stache 72, Stone Lifeblood 48, Stone The Lupulin Loop: Topaz , Stone Levitation Ale 94, Stone Pale Ale 96
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329 reviews for Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Escondido
 Ambiance  92%
 Service  80%
 Selection  87%
 Food  80%
 Value  71%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  98%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
beerguy101  (75) Newark, California | December 4, 2007
It seems amazing that after all the time Iíve been to Stone this is the first time I sat down to write a review. Of course this is the first time I ate in the Beer Garden so maybe Iíve had an excuse. WOW! What a nice place. The architecture of this place is amazing, light and airy and very modern looking. Wonder if its won any awards, it should. Sat just inside by the window so I was kind of outside as well. The food was amazing and they have an amazing beer list both on tap and bottles. Top end and eclectic menu, with items like wild duck tacos and buffalo burgers and the norm. That said its not cheap, but it is well within the price range for comparable food and dťcor elsewhere, perhaps even on the low end. Well worth the trip. I did go on the tour last time I was there, before the garden opened and it is also well worth the time.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
swoopjones  (310) Buffalo, New York | December 4, 2007
Beautiful place. 20 taps or so including 5 years of double bastrd. Was hoping for something special on tap from Stone but nothing. Nice bottle list. Decor & outside beer garden is top notch. Food was pretty good also. BBQ Duck tacos were great. Must stop when in San Diego
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
bkanderson3  (1) | November 9, 2007
I just returned from an unforgettable trip to the San Diego area. Our first stop was Stone which I was looking forward to for months. It is a bit hard to find but when you drive up, it looks amazing. Walking in itís truly a beautiful site. You can sit in the bar and look at the brewery through the glass. The atmosphere is A+. The tap selection was large but some of Stoneís truly arrogant beer was not available. The wait staff was somewhat knowledgeable but as a brewer not as knowledgeable as I hoped. The food was disappointing for the prices. We were waiting on an appetizer and missed the start of the brewery tour. We asked if we could join 5 minutes late and explained it was due to waiting for the appetizer but was denied. We saw some beers being offered at the tasting room that were not offered in the bar. We requested some samples but were told no. The beer was only for take out. We indicated, we donít have a fridge or a place to keep a growler but we were ignored. I love Stoneís beer but I donít think I will go back. I felt I was a burden instead of a child in a candy store which is the feeling Iím used to feeling when attending breweries.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
jarspag  (15) San Francisco, California | November 7, 2007| Updated April 29, 2011
Quite an amazing decor in this place...nice tap selection with many guest brews. Also a decent bottle list - we ordered a Speedway for our table. Food a bit pricey, I think the burger was about 17 bucks. Go for the beer and the scenery. Def worth a visit.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
daveco67  (6) Marion, Iowa | November 7, 2007
This place is beautiful. Loved the interior and the garden and landscaping in the back is something else. I have never been to a more spectacular brewery in my life. The tap selection was good though I had hoped they would have some Stone specialty brews on tap. The food was ok, I think we just happened to get a burnt plate of union rings, since most of the other reviews love them. Service was ok. I will say that it doesnít have a very warn feeling to it. They are getting bigger and with that the place doesnít have the personal touch.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
JasonG  (36) Salt Lake City, Utah | October 9, 2007
A fantastic place! Huge inside that is very spacious. Has these big garage-door looking things that open up one whole side of the restaruant to the outside, where they have a very nice, clean patio that overlooks this large, enclosed, park-like space with benches and walking path, all just for the restaruant. The food was interesting, definitely different from the standard brewpub fare but not scarry strange or anything. I had the macarroni and cheese, and it was great! The draft beer selection was very good, with both good stone selections and lots of nice regional and national selections. The list was solid, with some interesting limited brews as well. The bottle list, though somewhat small, was almost entirely eyebrow raising stuff, but I hardly looked past the draft list while I was there. The staff seemed friendly and fairly knowledgeable. Definitely worth a trip to this great place, although take note that it is rather hard to find, and not currently on mapquest, googlemaps, etc. Get the map off of the stone website before you go.
jeffc666  (93) Fairfax, Virginia | October 8, 2007
Wow. What an amazing place. The grounds and building are beautiful. The beer is of course good, though I was a bit disappointed in the selection. No XI on draft which was a big surprise considering everywhere else in town had it. The garden area is beautiful. Sitting in an Adirondack chair drinking excellent beer while watching hummingbirds (Annaís) and butterflies is hard to beat.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
kwoeltje  (86) Manchester, Missouri | October 3, 2007
Off the beaten path, and not well marked from the road. But once inside itís beautiful - large open space. Friendly and knowledgeable waitstaff. Wide selection of beers (Stone and others) on bottle and draught, as well as a cask selection. I didnít eat a full meal there, but what I had was delicious. Iíll be back next time Iím in the San Diego area.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
kmweaver  (116) Petaluma, California | October 1, 2007| Updated November 4, 2007
We went here for dinner on a last-minute whim (courtesy of wetherelís suggestion). We evidently just missed out on the Funky Bastard and Turbo Bastard made specially for the homebrewer event earlier that day the tap list was solid, with an emphasis on Stone beers (which I wouldnít usually order) and a patchy show of other stuff the bottle list was uninspiring. Nothing rare, and the Pizza Port Twerp that I ordered was the least satisfying Pizza Port I had all weekend. Still, great beer - just not as good as most of the other places we visited that weekend. But the food and the ambiance were phenomenal: the new facility is enormous (huge ceilings, outdoor seating with heatlamps, dark wooden and thoughtful Stone-ish design everywhere) the outdoor garden was gorgeous: small waterfalls, a central pond, wooden chairs and tables (if poorly lit). The food was absolutely wonderful: Aliís salad had great avocado and fresh vegetables, while my tofu stirfry (yep, weíre veggies) was probably the best Iíve ever had. The clientele was actually kind of odd for a beer-centric place: upscale, often older, Napa-winish, and (dare I say it) very republican. The dude next to me at the bar told me about his truck and made fun of our Prius rental car. I was unamused. Definitely an experience.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 3/10   VALUE 2/10   OVERALL 7/20
Ibrew2or3  (353) Tempe, Arizona | September 14, 2007| Updated December 9, 2009
Visited 08/27/07. Wow, gorgeous looking place with natural colors and materials everywhere with stone (obviously), concrete, wood and glass. The seats for the dining area were particularly plush with over stuffed leather padding. The draft beer selection nice but seemingly not on par with what others have reported here. I ended up with a ratebeer top 50 bomber of Yulesmith Summer Ale. The food selection looks very appealing. But since I was trying to stay below $20 there were only a couple of options. I chose the buffalo burger @ $17.50. Damn, thatís expensive for a burger. So with that price I was expecting something very tasty. First problem occurred when I was told they only serve it as un-done as medium. Well OK, I prefer buffalo more like medium rare. But medium isnít too bad. So the burger arrived charred on the outside and well done and bone dry on the inside. At the time I was a little too courteous to the help (even though it was dreadfully slow even though the staff out numbered the customers) considering I was served a $17.50 piece of cardboard to eat. After leaving what had happened finally started to sink in. Needless to say Iím very disappointed with the experience.

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