Had dinner at The Linkery with Katie after we found out that Alesmith was sending over a CASK of Speedway! Nice location, settled off a side street in the heart of North Park, amidst all the other beer bar greats like Toronado, Hamiltons etc. Interesting setup inside, with a big wooden bar that faces the kitchen and tables behind. A projector screen was playing videos of organic farming or something of the sort. Very extensive and impressive bottle list, of which included Firestone XII and Lost Abbbey stuff. The rosemary-infused water they serve is interesting. Food is good, but way overpriced for sausages. I would go back just for the beer; come on, Speedway on cask is unbeatable.
Saw this from across the street while at Bottlecraft and decided to walk over. Nice atmosphere with a couple of very open walls and some patio seating. The tap list is pretty mediocre surprisingly. The bottle list is much better than the tap list but still not worth going to just for the beer. Probably should have eaten but I didnt. Next time
Nice open restaurant in North Park. Pretty basic tap list; lots of basic beers that would be available at every bottle shop. Food seemed to be good, but didnít eat. They donít accept tips but include a service charge on your bill.
Visited this place in August. Really nice ambience, with big roll-up windows looking out toward North Park. Lots of space. Tap list is good but not great; maybe 10-14 things to choose from. The food was fantastic.
We visited for a drink before heading to Toronado and were pleasantly surprised. The Linkery is a fairly small, modern restaurant with a focus of quality food and drink. There were approximately 10 taps of interesting craft beer including Bear Republic Tartare and Ballast Point Sour Wench. There is also a small, but well thought out bottle list. Food looked very good, but we did not partake. Perhaps a touch expensive, but not too bad. A very worthy stop before you hit Toronado.
Had one pint here before last call late last fall. Itís a kind of CA modern room but one with a focus on beer that would speak to most any beer nerd....big beer list front and center Great bartender from what i experienced. Beer list was not overwhelming but seemed lovingly and locally selected, I didnít lok at a bottle list
Small but good selection of craft beers on tap. One of the first farm to table restaurants in San Diego, I really like their bratwurst but sauerkraut not so much. Hate that they automatically add 18% tip, I should be able to decide if the service was worth that.
As far as beer goes, not a top spot on 30th St. Only a few taps and a couple casks that arenít kept well and are way overpriced. You might want to come here for the food, but donít bother for a good beer selection.
Went there last night for the beginning of San Diego Beer Week for beer and dinner. Had a great time! Had to stand at the bar for a few minutes waiting for a table enjoying a neat offer of 2 half pints of the same beer, one cask and the other regular draft. All the beers were great! We were soon seated, had a fabulous dinner and order some their own bacon and a couple each of all the sausage links they currently had (six) for take home. Service was friendly and good. Good vibe. But the cost kind of blew us away - $200! Iíd go again, but be very careful to pay closer attention and ask cost of each item.
Having Alesmith Decadence on Cask was amazing. Iíve asked around and no one else has said they have seen this on cask. Tap list isnít that extensive, but interesting bottles. Service was OK, nothing bad, but just felt the waitress was trying too hard/a bit fake, still she was helpful. Four of us went and the food was hit and miss. Hit - Smoked Octopus and bacon. Eggplant parmesan and definitely the Lardo (yes, lard) ice cream was a huge hit with everyone - that is a must try. Miss- the fish. OK - Fries, Stew and chocolate cake (?) like dessert. Given its location, I would say it is worth a stop on a crawl and dinner there can be an acceptable fare, but donít expect everything to be WOW.