This place is tucked in here next to Costco. Overall this is a pretty typical Oggis space with tv’s all around and San Diego centric sports paraphernalia dotting the walls. Opposite the front door is their brewhouse, small fermenter farm and bright tanks. It looks to be in the 7 too 10BBLvolume range. Brew on premise, how cool is that. I had the Dirt Bag IPA and the Presidio IPA that were both pretty tasty. The food was typical Oggis food. I tried the Calzone and it was pretty nice (or maybe it was also that I hadn’t had a Calzone in a couple of years). I’d come back here to re-fuel on a day long tour of the area’s brewerys.
First off, I loved the pizza, but the rest of this place was a bit odd. The beer was good enough, but the service was pretty spotty (even though they did put a game on that I asked to watch on one of the TV’s closest to our table). I would think this is a good place to go to on a slower weeknight or to get a pizza delivered from, but I’m not sure about going back on a Friday night. They don’t seem all that well equipped to handle the rush that a place like this almost always seems to get in this neighborhood.
Beer here is really hit or miss. Sometime’s it’s great, othertimes it’s not. It’s in the WORST parking lot with (B)Lowes, Ikea (iKrappa) and Costco all wrapped into a trifects of parking nightmare. Watch out for the scoccer mom’s driving tanks and yappin’ on their cellphones while screaming at their brats.
I do like the food, stopped in for lunch one day and had their pulled pork sammich, pretty damn tasty and the staff was attenative, but they know jack shat about beer.
How people give this place a good rating for ambiance is beyond me. Almost empty on a June early Sunday evening (9pm), you cannot sit anywhere without having 5 ugly TV screens in your face. Otherwise, we’re talking of an average pizza joint in an undesirable shopping mall area (but close enough to a Trolley stop). The beers were okay, if quite below my memories of 2005 GABF, but then again, Bagby used to be the brewer then. Service seemed pretty much uninterested, awaiting the end of their shift most likely. Not recommended.
(Visited 04/2008): Stumbled across the Mission Valley location of Oggi’s as I was in the same shopping plaza to stop at the Sprint store. Decided not to pass up an opportunity to visit. This location is off the Friars Rd exit of the 805. Plenty of parking in the large strip mall lot, although the are does get busy during the lunch hour.
The interior is pretty much a sports bar atmosphere. The space is open with TVs all around. The bar is on the left side with the restaurant seating taking up the rest. There is a small patio as well.
Oggi’s has 10 taps plus a cask beer. The beers run the gamut from Light to Oatmeal Stout with a couple interesting brews mixed in like a Double IPA and Steam Beer. Overall the beers were about average.
Service here was pretty good on a weekday lunch hour. The bartender was quick in serving beer and bringing the food and appeared pretty knowledgeable about their beers.
I had a salad at the bar for lunch and it was pretty good. I have had the pizza at a different location and you cannot go wrong with that.
Overall I would not make it a point to stop at Oggi’s in San Diego with all the other world class brewpubs nearby but it is worth a visit if you find yourself passing one like I did
Oakes (816) Vancouver, British Columbia | April 27, 2008
If it’s before 10pm and you’re not open to serve me dinner and a beer, you FAIL. You’re a brewpub, not a bank. Have enough respect for your customers to be open until a decent hour or convert to a production brewery.
trokini (56) San Diego, California | September 17, 2007| Updated July 22, 2008
Probably the best one in San Diego. Good pizza, good regulars beers on tap. They have 3-4 seasonals that rotate every month, with a strong IIPA as one of them. Most of the wait staff is good, though there is one guy that is awful.
This is an average brewpub. The pizza is pretty decent, but not the best. I haven’t tried anything else on the menu. This location does have it’s own brewery, but they didn’t have anything out of the ordinary on tap the couple of times I visited. I would recommend visiting this location only if you can’t get up to the Vista location.