We walked in here after a wonderful dinner at Belching Beaver and pre-dinner drinks at Wavelength. So two years ago downtown Vista was sleepy. Now, there are three breweries across the street from one another along with several other booming establishments, making for a lively Saturday night. The tap room is long and open with over a dozen options on tap, to include Nitro and Cask selections. This dog friendly establishment was full with pups all around and an eclectic clientele sipping good beer.
Stopped in here on an epic SD beer trip and was glad I did. Downtown Vista has an old school, small town feel (in the middle of SD urban sprawl), and this cavernous space somehow pulls off the feel of a neighborhood bar. It was PACKED early on Valentine’s Day, which you gotta take as a positive sign ... and it felt like everyone was a regular. You have to wait in line at the bar, but the single beer I was able to sample was very good, another indicator. I’d put this close to the top of my list whenever I can get back to SD. Brewery #733.
You just have to love a place where one of the waitresses suddenly climbs a ladder and starts playing bingo with the visitors. A nice relaxed place with wooden seatings. Kinda crowded but really friendly. 10 of their own beers on tap and about as many guest taps.
They lucked out and got one of the best street corners in Vista. Parking can be a challenge, but it’s an easy and nice walk if you park anywhere along Main Street. My recommendation is to head across the street to URBN Coal Fired Pizza and order up one of their awesome pizzas (be careful - they’re HUGE) and salads. To go. Tell them you’re going across the street to Mother Earth and they’ll hand deliver you your pizza there. Slick. The selection of beers at Mother Earth is huge, and the staff is extremely quick. The second we walked up to the bar, I think three bartenders asked us immediately if we could be helped. They pour your beer rapidly. I watched them take care of huge groups, with the same result. Some tasty beers - even for my wife who is not the biggest beer aficionado. And if you’re a home brewer (like me), they even have a home brewing supply store adjacent to the brew pub.
Visited on a Saturday. Very busy place but much better than the old location. Here, while it was really busy, the beer was better (more of a function of the brewing skill improving than the location) and I didnt mind the flight that I got. Service was surprisingly good considering how busy they were. The parking lot in the back was pretty full but we still managed to get something without too much trouble.
Large, brick and mortar type set-up with open air seating toward the street. Prices are very reasonable on the beers and I enjoyed much of what I had. Looks like pizza is available from across the street as they bring it to you in the brewpub. Home brew shop is adjacent. Low key, friendly feel. Worth a visit.
Nice place, big warehousey kind of space. Seating outside in a covered patio. Very relaxed vibe, well at least on 2PM on a Tuesday. Beers were all decent, nice home brew shop attached to the Tap House.