United States > California > San Diego
TylerGreenDC (45) , | March 22, 2015
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Super comfy place (though the benches are a bit low for tall people...). Nice selection of beer, with probably more than half the taps being locals. Upscale bar food that is slightly over-priced. Knowledgeable order-takers (there’s no traditional bar, more or less). What you want a neighborhood bar to be.
Marheb (205) San Diego, California | January 5, 2015| Updated January 14, 2015
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Premier moment glorieux à San Diego. Un endroit où je vais pouvoir inviter des amis qui ne tortillent pas devant une tap list vertigineuse, pas parce qu’il y en a pas une mais parce qu’il n’y a pas que ça. Ambiance idéale et service rigoureux avec une terrasse arrière qui servait de ipa bar. Toute une sélection de bouffe et alcool avec une intrigante sélection de vin en fût. La bière maison ’’Automatic’’ semble regorger de joyaux en plus de la taplist survoltante. Un classique instantané.
rejtable (148) Ontario | May 25, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great spot. Roughly 20 taps with lots of range in styles, friendly staff and solid food. Decor is woody and a bit dark, lots of big tables and a great back patio.
Schlenkerla (382) , Austria | May 4, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
We visited this pub on 3rd of May 2014. Located in the North Park, not far away from Hess Brewing and Toronado. Owner is the same as of Blind Lady / Automatic Brewing. They have two bars, one specialized only on IPA’s. Nice dark ambience. Good beer selection, although I am not a big fan of the Automatic beers, but plenty of guest beers. They served the Green Flash Pilsner in a 1 Liter Mass (Stein). Food was great, we had Bratwurst with Sauerkraut. Overall a really good beer bar and we will come back.
auerbrau (305) Peace Dale, Rhode Island | July 19, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
After my experiences at Toronado down the street, this place was much needed salve. While the draft list wasn’t quite as extensive or deep, the food was some of the best quality and best value in beer bar food I’ve ever had. They had killer sandwiches, including vegetarian and vegan options. The music was good, the overall crowd vibe was lively and friendly and the beer garden was a cool place to hang out. I think if they can get a few more quality drafts from some of the more obscure and time tested breweries in the area, they’ll really have something here. The Automatic beers weren’t worth pursuing, in my opinion.
t0rin0 (1471) Do Not Resuscitate, California | June 25, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited June 23, 2013.
Actually drove by the night before but there were half a dozen cop cars out front so we scrolled past. Really cool place as it turns out. You’ll find half a dozen Automatic beers mixed in with the guest beers. The Automatic beers were all hoppy and most of them were at least decent. Good guest taps as well. The food smelled and looked good but I didnt try any.
Service was very good and prices were reasonable. Will definitely go back in the future.
brokensail (1002) Orange County, California | June 23, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Nice bar/restaurant. Good tap list and some of the Automatic brewing beers available here. Service was excellent. The food looked and smelled great. You do have to go to the bar and place your orders, so I would guess if it was busy you might find it a little slow.
warheadjones (1) San Diego, California | February 17, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Service score is only because it is self service, but bar staff is nothing but friendly and knowledgable.
25 beers on tap. The best kept taps in town, so I know I’m tasting beer the way it was intended at the brewery.
badlizard (141) Berkeley , California | December 26, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Great ambiance. Average service. Good selection of beers on tap. I didn’t try the food. My biggest complaint about this place is the limited bar seating. The space is designed more with couples and groups in mind than solo drinkers, so I doubt I’ll ever spend much time here.
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