Rip Current Brewing

1325 Grand Ave, Ste 100
San Marcos, California United States 92078
brewery (Rip Current)  4.4/5.0 19 reviews
Mon – Tue Closed; Wed – Thu 5:00 – 8:00 PM; Fri 4:00 – 9:00 PM; Sat 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM; Sun 12:00 – 5:00 PM

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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
Schlenkerla  (653) Vienna, Austria | July 15, 2017
Came here 15.7.2017. Better than the other place I have been before. 20 beers on tap. Surpringly good beers - Liked the Mango Tart. Other than that, a pretty average location, no differentiation. Service was more dealing with themselves - no customer orientation.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
mcberko  (1084) Vancouver, British Columbia | February 16, 2017
Pretty standard-looking brewery in an industrial park, with an obvious surfer theme. Good variety of taps, available in tasting flights or single pours. Staff are very generous with samples and very friendly. Beer quality itself was quite good, with a few standouts. Worth a stop when in San Marcos.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan  (410) Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia | March 19, 2016
Somewhat typical industrial park brewery, but somehow this one was a bit more special. Mellow vibe, good music and very good beers.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
TommyTH  (18) Pennsylvania | February 17, 2016
Small place with a very friendly, funny staff. Locals were very welcoming and friendly. Few barrels as tables and a small bar with few seats. Fits 20 comfortably. Relaxed atmosphere. Beer was great with about 15 taps or so.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
BeerandBlues2  (1056) Escondido, California | August 1, 2015
So the beer here is good and there is a large selection and wide range of styles. However, the staff are kind of full of themselves, at least on the night I visited. They do have food trucks stop by and offer tasty morsels to the crowds, but my time here will be limited as long as they employ the same folks.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
svastuber  (58) , Italy | June 20, 2015
Kind of a smaller place, good beer. Hard to compare with the other breweries in the area. Friendly staff, only serve their beers. Nothing bad to say about the place, it’s just in an area with so many great places that kind of take away from Rip Current.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
50belair  (232) Florida | November 9, 2014
Another industrial park brewery. Good atmosphere with some really high octane beers on tap. Helpful and friendly staff.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
rlgk  (614) Göteborg, Sweden | October 26, 2014
One of my favorite places during our stay in the San Diego area. Loads of their own beers and you can have them all in small tasting glasses. Beers were held in very good condition and some of them were really small batches. Food from the truck outdoors was really nice. We were even given a brewery tour by Chris (stawn). Huge thanks for that!
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3  (353) Tempe, Arizona | August 29, 2014
Got here at a pretty busy time, 5pm on a Friday. There’s 30 people in here and the seating options might handle 20. So it isn’t cramped but there’s no place to go and relax and enjoy their offerings. There are a few barrels used as tables and the bar area for seating. Overall a pretty small space. The staff was friendly, funny and efficient. I see a 15 to 20BBL brew house off to the left along with the fermenter farm and bright tanks that are basically in the tasting area space (or the tasting area space is in the brew house area). On the opposite wall is a floor to ceiling vintage beer can display with lots and lots of interesting looking cans. There’s a nice atmosphere here, patrons are friendly and I love the tiny tulip shaped taster glasses. I tried two hoppy beer offerings and they were stellar. Wow! I need to come back.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
blipp  (212) La Mesa, California | July 6, 2014
Really chill warehouse brewery tasting room. About 20 taps of the house beer, most of them quite good and no real misses. Samplers available in 5 oz snifters. Of the handful of breweries I went to in the San Marcos/Vista area, this one was my favorite.

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