Big brewpub, very crowded at our visit a sunday afternoon, big line out the door and up to a hour wait for a table. Found a small spot by the bar and had a flight. 20 or so beers on tap, IPA heavy but a few stouts to. Good quality of the beer. Service was even if the place stuffed, they worked hard to keep up. Fine prices.
Well ... what can one say. Terrific location on cool island (with parking in the back, so don't overlook that). Good looking facility with bar area on one side and restaurant on the other. Many of their taps (24? More?). The food was excellent, in a nice restaurant-y SoCal/island-y vibe. The beer was a bit of a disappointment. Many, many taps, but they were out of 3 or 4 of them, without replacements. And the existing ones were a lot of IPAs varietals, which was fine, but also is limited, and lighter brews. Was hoping for a couple of dark beer options, myself. (No brews over 9%? No stouts at all, of which I would posit is some of their best offerings??) Perhaps perfect for covering non beer snobs, and the family seemed fine, but thought there were some limitations that didn't need to be there. Great vibe. Enjoyed (almost) thoroughly. Oh, and the brews had on site all wound up rating somewhat mediocre. Possibly as I'd had 20 some already, so their base good stuff, so was hoping for specials ... which, interestingly, if looking at their website, there are on their taplist here. Just not that good, or were missing. Would say leans toward the tourist crowd.
A typical island bar and restaurant with huge plantation shutters on the windows, slightly open to allow the breeze through. This place was quite busy during our mid-afternoon visit but we scored a table quicker than the hostess hypothesized. Our server was a bit awkward and odd, but brought us our food and beverages nonetheless. The food is pretty good and beer good, though we stuck to the non-core beers.
Cool spot, spitting distance from the beach, so that means lots of people always, and the real estate is probably pretty expensive, so cramped is an understatement. Service was good at the bar, but one dude with a full bar means he is busy. Selection was good, varied and all decent. Food is like upscale bar food with a pizza added. A bit pricier than other places in town. Worth a stop if you’re heading to Coronado for something else, but otherwise there are better options in San Diego.