GT (672) San Diego, California | June 8, 2013| Updated January 3, 2014
Wow, how refreshing it was to visit Ladyface. This establishment has everything down to a perfect science: beautiful scenery, gorgeous ambiance inside and on the patio, a vast assortment of their high quality house beers, good selection of guest taps, quick/efficient/friendly/knowledgeable staff, and high end gastropub level food. Their own house beers are excellent, way above average quality with an affinity for saisons. Our food was incredible: the olive medley, pretzel, jalapeno mac n cheese, fries, pork belly BLT. Even the cole slaw with the BLT was boss, some of the best I’ve ever had. Prices were decent, but for the quality of food and beer the prices are excellent. Really deserving of its 5-star status here. Can’t wait to see this brewery hone its saisons and sours down. My only qualm here is that their house yeast is extremely attenuating and gets all of their beers bone dry to the point on the hoppy stuff that it was overpowering.
First stop of the tour. No issues with parking in the large lot. Place was fairly empty on a Tuesday afternoon. Service was friendly, but really slow overall. Beers available in taster sizes, so I ended up trying several. I was in general impressed with the beers that I tried. Prices reasonable. Did not try the food.
Stopped by while heading back up the 101, second time here. Cool place right off the freeway. Service was excellent, food was good. Had the session IPA which was average, but then sampled a porter and the 6th Anniversary, both very good. Friendly attentive staff!
Difficile de fournir un compte rendu honnête mais des 6 échantillons de leurs bières maison, seul la scotch ale m’a impressionné. Le reste était au mieux acceptable, disons que la table est resté garnie à notre départ. L’assiette d’humus était excellente et les assiettes avaient l’air très solide, probablement une force de la place cette cuisine. Le choix de décor médiévo-industriel et le visuel ésotérique me laisse perplexe dès le départ....Ça n’a sûrement pas aidé. À revisiter.
Visited my brother who was staying just up the street from this place at a nice Sheraton. What a nice surprise to find! Lots of interesting beer and two guest taps (typically they have three I think). Food was very good. Only complaint is that the place did not actually open until 11:30 (this was on a Tuesday, so maybe 11:00 on the weekends?). I’ll see if I can fix that up.
I’m not sure what all the fuss is about the beer at Ladyface. I tried three beers and all were good, not great. I might just not love the yeast they use or something like that. Lori was left equally happy but equally not excited to trek back out this way. It’s in a strip center which was a little odd, but once inside it’s a nice place with a cool veranda if you can get over the freeway murmur in the background.
The ambiance is middle-aged strip mall, but who cares when Ladyface can crank out killer food and beer? Great beer. Surprisingly good food. The bar is comfy and everyone at it seemed to be beer-smart. The bartenders were helpful. The prices were reasonable. Everything you could want in a brewpub... in a kind of weird location.