The Hopping Pig | San Diego, California
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The Hopping Pig
Good based on 16 ratings
Type: Bar

748 Fifth Ave
San Diego, California United States 92101 [ print map ]
619 544 6456 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Sun-Thur 11:30 AM - 1AM Fri & Sat 11:30 AM -2AM

Mayor: AdiBeer (2) | Taps: 32 | Bottles: 35

The Hopping Pig

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Beer Available At The Hopping Pig (arranged by most recent)
Green Flash Le Freak 98, Rough Draft Eraser IPA 73, Rough Draft Weekday IPA 90, Hangar 24 Betty IPA 98, Societe The Apprentice 98, New English Zumbar Chocolate Coffee Imperial Stout 97, Ironfire Vicious Disposition Imperial Porter 96, Latitude 33 Vanilla’s Porter 70
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16 reviews for The Hopping Pig
 Ambiance  74%
 Service  76%
 Selection  74%
 Food  67%
 Value  71%
 Overall  75%
 Rating  81%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
auerbrau  (305) Peace Dale, Rhode Island | July 9, 2013
This place is decent. What I like: custom samplers, half-interesting draft list, good sweet potato fries. What I don’t like: the crowd, the indifferent servers, the half-interesting draft list. On the worldwide spectrum, this feels like a beer bar that isn’t trying that hard. For this particular neighborhood, it’s above average, but I’d probably direct oneself to the The Local for a better selection of interesting local beer.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
sir__v  (111) Lille, France | February 15, 2015
Visited the 8th February 2015 - A cool place in downtown. Good selection on tap for reasonable price. The atmosphere is nice and not so noisy. The food is ok also with reasonable price. A nice place but not at the best.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb  (205) San Diego, California | January 3, 2015
Je me souviendrai à jamais de cet endroit comme le premier ’’watering hole’’ en tant que résident de SD. Rien de spectaculaire sauf quelques luminosité locales et/ou des surprises occasionnelles. Un des bons arrêts du centre-ville qui ne regorgent pas de taproom excitants.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer  (109) Arkansas | November 23, 2014
Stopped here for lunch on a Wednesday. Place was mostly empty. Had a decent burger and a flight or two. Beer selection was good, but not great. Food was the same. Worth a visit if you are in the area and need lunch.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer  (157) London, England | October 30, 2014
Decent selection on tap, nice pub, small outside area.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock  (394) , England | June 3, 2014
18th March 2014, walked here from The Monkey Paw Brewpub. Modern and minimalistic interior with the bar all along the left wall as you enter. Wood used a lot in the design. We sat just inside with the window wide open so we could feel the evening air cooling. Two flights for me, the wife drinking wine. Beers were diverse and interesting with some heavy hitters (alcohol wise) within the selection on offer. Mostly local stuff, but of course all new to me, being a Brit on tour. Service seemed fine, we were left alone and didn’t have any food. All in all a pleasant place to watch the world walk by while sipping a beer or three, it was eight actually! At $10.00 a flight I though a bit expensive, but when you factor in the strength of some (4 at 10% ABV) I suppose it was OK.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton  (674) London, England | December 20, 2013
Good beer bar in a convenient location. Clean, up-to-date. Medium-sized. Nice range of local breweries and general CA stuff. A guy can buy a flight here, which is great. Average prices, fair service. A good option for this part of town.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
GT2  (629) San Diego County , California | September 3, 2013
Fun, crowded gastropub in the middle of the gaslamp district in downtown SD. Nice decor, friendly staff. Great place to get out of the rowdy mayhem outside. Larger, solid craft beer tap list with a focus on local southern CA stuff: Mission, Stone, Alesmith, Ballast Point. Tap list I don’t think is updated online. Food looked great but we didn’t eat here. Craft cocktails were solid. They do sampler flights which is nice. Good place to drop by if going out in the gaslamp district but Neighborhood is a better beer bar.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer  (207) Knoxville, Tennessee | May 23, 2013| Updated August 4, 2013
Standard but nice re-use of an old downtown building for a bar. Friendly and knowledgeable bartenders provided just the right amount of attention on two separate nights. Selection was not the best in the area, but still had very good local representation. They also let the customer select the beers for flights and mark them well; while some other nearby places with more choices have pre-selected flights only! Food (only had appetizers) was surprisingly good for being in the heart of a tourist area.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Pivoyager  (86) Gaithersburg, Maryland | February 19, 2013
Located amid the uber-touristed Gaslamp District, the Hopping Pig is a recent entry to the San Diego beer scene – not that it really needed another place – and was Stop 5 on my SDBW 2012 visit. It is a single room with a high ceiling and dimmed lighting; on the left, there is a long bar on that takes up nearly the entire space. Opposite is the requisite row of high-top tables. The tap selection is made up of about 30 local drafts, which included Ballast Point Sculpin, Greenflash Friendship, Mission Dark Seas and several other smaller brewers. (Decent flights are available.) Service was excellently provided by an affable and generously tattooed server, who was knowledgeable about the beers and the famous craft scene. While I would not make it a point to spend too much time in the area – although many of the 19th Century buildings were pretty cool, I did make it a point to stop by twice (Stop 5A?). Another decent place to grab some great San Diego beer.

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