United States > California > San Diego
blipp (165) San Diego, California | June 29, 2015
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
This is a sports bar that happens to brew beer. 6 house offering were available when I visited, with relatively cheap flights of 4 x 4oz available. Beers were fine--nothing good and nothing horrible. Guest beers were also fine, nothing that is hard to find in the area, but solid offerings nonetheless. A fine stop for ticking, but not worth going out of your way for.
Capa (327) Kitsap, Washington | June 14, 2015
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Rather large space with a split level set up. I was here Sunday morning so very few people were around. Bartender was decent enough but the two girls at the other end if the bar got most of his attention- pretty sure they were friends. They had six house beers on when I was there. Nothing amazing but all solid. Not a destination but not a bad spot to stop if nearby.
Theydon_Bois (853) Tourist Town (West), England | December 8, 2014
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Visited on Monday 21/04/14 around 4pm.
Downtown location, sports bar kind of feel with an oval shaped bar, TV screens blasting out various sporting activities and pretty quiet on my vist aside for 4 or 5 other folks sat around the bar. 5 of their own beers on tap, sampler is 4 x 4oz so you miss one, no worries just grab a taster 4oz is more than enough! $6 + tax.
Guest beer list is ok, Lagunitas, Belching Beaver, Saint Archer, Coronoado, Allagash were noted amongst others, also a moderate bottle selection with a few Belgian offerings.
Service was fine but they werenít under perssure.
No destination venue by any means but you can pick up some cheap ticks you probably wonít see elsewhere.
BrewDad (451) Olympia, Washington | August 24, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Super place great food and terrific beer. This is a must for a beer geek
chinchill (136) South Carolina | July 5, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Nice selection of taps but only 6 beers brewed on location and one of these was out. Brewmaster recntly departed. Nice facility with large oval bar. Plenty of flatscreens for sprots viewing. Very good service.
Leighton (723) London, England | January 6, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
A large, commercially-minded brewpub in downtown San Diego. The four beers I tried ranged from mediocre to average. Fair price on the flight, though. Attentive service. Has the feel of a sportsbar. Not a must-visit but it is a convenient stop on a downtown crawl.
yngwie (320) Kristiansand, Norway | August 14, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
A pretty standard looking brewpub, canít complain about that, but the music was way too loud, and definitely not in sync with the guests. We had a nice meal here, large portions, and a set of beers that were ranging from boring to pretty nice. A nice place, but I think Iíd try other places if in SD again.
t0rin0 (1505) Do Not Resuscitate, California | June 25, 2013
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 10/20
Visited June 22, 2013.
Pretty busy but there was no problem finding seats at the bar. The bros were out in full force, probably because the UFC fight was on the tvs. Tried seven of the eight house beers (the Dark Passenger imperial stout was out) and a couple of them were ok but over all they need some work. The bartender was really nice though she had to deal with a bunch of really drunk people. Not sure Iíd come back here.
brokensail (1087) Orange County, California | June 23, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 10/20
Convenient location in downtown. Sort of a generic brewpub/bar feel to it. Kind of a bro atmosphere during on our visit thanks to the UFC fight being on. Beers were almost all mediocre, they normally have 8, but only 7 were available during the visit. Service was nice. Prices arenít so bad.
Pivoyager (88) Gaithersburg, Maryland | February 19, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
The Beer Company is a small capacity brewpub situated smack in the middle of Downtown, among the lost tourists, the seedy drifters, the psychotic homeless and commuters waiting for the No. 30 bus. It is also a few blocks from the Gaslight District and its many purveyors of depravity. The venue is of moderate size with a sports bar vibe to it: noisy, semi-crowded, with a U-shaped marble bar amid cushy booths lining the Broadway Street side.
As noted, Beer Company offers seven house beers, one of which is a pleasant stout, along with a few dozen guests. In addition to the stout, I quaffed their nice Elimination IPA and a Wyatt Earp Red Ale. (Earp lived in the Gaslight District at one point in his later life.) The food was the usual pub grub and was served by attractive and efficient, if indifferent, servers. That said, it was the second official stop during my recent SDBW 2012 trip. On to Number Three....
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