O’Brien’s

4646 Convoy St
San Diego, California United States 92111
bar  4.7/5.0 133 reviews
Mon - Wed 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM; Thu - Fri 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM; Sat 12:00 - 11:00 PM; Sun 12:00 - 6:00 PM

Mayor: Marheb (14) | Taps: 20+ | Bottles: 100+
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Beers At O’Brien’s

NameABVEntered
Eppig The Wolf9%8/11/2017
Knee Deep GAS, BRAKE, DIPa8%8/9/2017
Beachwood Blendery Propagation Series No. 1285.7%8/9/2017
South Park (CA) Gibbon Back9.5%8/9/2017
Hollister Hippie Kicker IPA7.2%8/9/2017
Fieldwork Finer Things4.2%7/24/2017
Monkey Paw / Nickel Wrathchild Smoked Weizenbock8%7/17/2017
Intergalactic Breakfast Before Impact of Giant Hurtling Space Rock of Doom8.5%5/9/2017
Karl Strauss Percussive Echo6.1%5/9/2017
Karl Strauss / O’Brien’s / Nickel Beer Double Mosaic7.8%5/9/2017
Pizza Port Gonna Finish That?9%4/23/2017
Council Hazeas Corpus 6.4%4/23/2017
Joseph James Berliner Weize Guy3.6%4/23/2017
El Segundo Geoi’s IPA6.6%2/7/2017
Bagby Cascade Hopped IPA6.9%2/7/2017
Rodenbach Foederbier6%2/7/2017
Thorn Street Father Larry8%2/7/2017
Thorn Street Tropic Daze6.6%2/7/2017
Nickel Larry’s Place 7%2/7/2017
Bagby / Nickel Lion’s Pride9.5%11/11/2016
Bagby / Nickel Lion’s Pride (Rum Barrels)9.5%11/11/2016
Bagby / Nickel Lion’s Pride (Bourbon Barrel)10.7%11/11/2016
Lost Abbey O’Brien’s 20th Anniversary13.5%11/11/2016
Pure Project Tenmile11.5%11/11/2016
Nickel / Kern River Nick Rivers6.8%11/11/2016
Beachwood Parts & Parcel12%11/2/2016
Monkey Paw Lab Monkey - Simcoe6.5%11/2/2016
Beachwood Breaker Pale Ale5.5%11/2/2016
Pizza Port / Artifex / Left Coast South County IPA7%10/28/2016
Allagash Yakuza9%10/25/2016
Beachwood Pride of cHops7.1%10/25/2016
Highland Park Daze5.5%10/17/2016
Monkey Paw Fan Belt8.5%10/15/2016
Mother Earth Wet Hop Dreams V7.1%10/15/2016
Pizza Port Get To The Hopper9%10/15/2016
El Segundo Wet-Hop Simcoe Pale Ale5.5%10/15/2016
Kinetic Citrafuge Fresh Hop XPA5.5%10/15/2016
Nickel Buffalo Paw Fresh Hop Brown Ale4%10/15/2016
Artifex Stack Me Greens6.4%10/15/2016
Artifex Let’s Get Wet6%10/15/2016
Beachwood Hop Ninja DIPA8.9%10/6/2016
Beachwood Dank Helmet9.3%10/6/2016
Lost Abbey Red Barn Ale6.7%10/6/2016
Council Quorum IPA: Lemon Drop7.2%10/6/2016
Mikkeller San Diego #Overtime IPA7.2%10/6/2016
Monkey Paw / Pizza Port Fear the Underdog IPA7.1%10/6/2016
Societe The Scrapper7.5%10/6/2016
Bitter Brothers Bill’s Pils5.5%10/6/2016
Societe The Bachelor - African Queen6.5%10/6/2016
Nickel Kupfernickel Barleywine (Rum Barrel)11%9/9/2016
Abnormal New Money7%9/9/2016
Russian River Happy Hops5.46%9/9/2016
Lost Abbey Veritas 0166.5%8/31/2016
Mike Hess Solis Occasus - Grapefruit7.5%8/23/2016
Hollister 543 Haight St. IPA6.8%8/17/2016
Abnormal Boss Pour IPA7%8/17/2016
Knee Deep / Pizza Port Deep Dish6.5%8/17/2016
Beachwood Alpha Galactic5.5%8/17/2016


84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
TapHunter  (12) , | March 24, 2013
Nice place to have few drinks, great selection of beers.
84
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181  (81) Newark , Delaware | January 24, 2013
Showed up on a random Friday night which turns out to be Russian River night. F yea! 20+ Russian River beers on tap.... and vinnie opens up a 2007 supplication (9 litre)... I am sure this is not the normal but this was the icing on the cake of a great day/night. Overall the place seems pretty chill for such an event and well worth the trip!
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
brokensail  (1362) Dublin, California | January 20, 2013
You wouldn’t expect to find this place in its particular shopping center. Surrounded by Korean shops and restaurants, it’s located in a small shopping center. Parking is tight and limited, so you’re better off just parking around the corner on the street. Small interior with a patio space out front. Service was quick and the place was packed. Nice selection on this visit as it was Russian River weekend and also their anniversary. Nice prices, too. Definitely worth a stop. Didn’t eat anything, but the food looked and smelled great.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
t0rin0  (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | January 19, 2013| Updated January 20, 2013
Visited Jan 19, 2013.

Busy place with no parking to be found. Despite the lines I got my beers pretty quickly. Sat outside and enjoyed some 10/19 and 19/10 along with some Compunction. Cool place and good prices. Not really near anything I want to visit but I think I will be returning.
84
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Schlenkerla  (617) , Austria | December 31, 2012
The owner is a real beer expert. I was in this beer pub 8 years ago and have to come back. I am still reading regularly the newsletters, impressive initiatives.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
gvmdw7  (42) California | December 19, 2012
Great cozy atmosphere with a good selection of beers. Typical pub fare. The outdoor seating had some great heaters, so you can be outside all year; it was also nice because I could have my dog sit in the patio area.
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
rastachick  (10) el cajon, California | December 2, 2012
First let me start off by saying the burgers here are finominal. And they are soccer fans. But it is very worth visiting. The service here is also excellent
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
GT  (672) San Diego, California | November 8, 2012
Hard to rate O’Brien’s normally as I was there for Million Zillion Speedway night- and well, if that doesn’t get a 15/15 for selection I don’t know what would. Ambiance is cozy, relaxed sports bar. Decent amount of patio seating. TVs abounding. Long wooden bar to sit at or grab some small, snug tables. Tap list is updated regularly on a dry-erase board. Staff were quick and efficient. Location is a bit out there in a suburban strip mall. Plus side is lots of free parking and a ton, like 20, Asian restaurants around like Korean, Chinese, Taiwanese, Japanese, hot pot specialties, Ramen specialties. Really good stuff. Food at O’Brien’s is upgraded bar food: Parmesan garlic fries, loaded nachos. Everything was good, but more snacking type stuff. Staff handled the chaos of the event very well. Everyone there got to try all 16 Speedways, which seems impossible to me. Even allowed full 10oz pours of the varieties after the line died down to nothing. Really impressed with the logistics here. Like for the rest of San Diego, the beer community is closely knit so strike up a conversation with someone if you are by yourself. You’ll learn a lot and have more fun. Value, I mean $8 for a 10oz pour of Coconut Vanilla Speedway? Good lord.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
OldGrowth  (204) the Containment Area, North Carolina | April 23, 2012
Visited 4/ 23. J shape bar, dozen seats. 10 inside tables. 20.plus outside, covered outside. Food good. I had fish torta, wife had jalapeno chicken salad. Both were specials . Draft list good, heavy west coast slant. Impressive bottle list. It’s in a strip.mall so ambience is mixed. Certainly worth visit when in San Diego.
84
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
bmerz  (122) Brooklyn, New York | March 22, 2012
It was a while back that I went but remember it very fondly and would most definitely make stop there through on my next trip. It’s an odd location and ambience....normally the strip mall dive bar thing wouldn’t work, at least not outside of CA. But this totally does, in part because it is imbued with spirit of the crazy quantity of amazing beer that has been poured here. The beer list is their own and sits in the excellent classic and only-in-SD-local variety that doesn’t seem to care too much about trends. High marks in overall for this. The bartenders were great. I don’t remember much about the food but it certainly wasn’t bad.
78
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Scopey  (685) Croydon, England | March 20, 2012
We stopped past here after visiting Alesmith and Hess. The location is a bit unusual - it’s surrounded by Asian eateries. The exterior/Interior is "Irish themed" dive bar. The tap list was solid, but not outstanding when I visited. It was however full of interesting Californian microbrews I hadn’t heard of before. The bottle list was pretty extensive and I managed to get a Framboise de Amorosa . They even had BA Speedway Stout on the list.....but unsurprisingly it was out of stock -damn! Food was so-so. All round it’s a good place for beer, but not outstanding given some of the other places in the SD area.

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