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Feb 20, 2010 11:01 AM

Birthday weekend and beer enjoyment suggestions

Hello all I'm going to be visiting San Diego with a group or 12 to enjoy a weekend of amazing beers. My plans so far have me touring Stone Brewery at 1pm, drinking at Hamilton's tavern, untill diner time, after dinner heading to Toranado.

I would like to get suggestions for more beer drinking, tourism, and especialy dinner suggestions. It would be nice to eat at a place that has a focus on beer, but quality food is a more important factor.

We are a group of 25-30 year olds. We're in to pubs/taverns, folk, punk, booze, and fine dining.

thanks for the suggestions,

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  1. After Toranado you could hit Small Bar on Park.

    1. Try the Blind Lady Ale House in Normal Heights.

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      1. re: cstr

        Love the food at Blind Lady.

        In the 30th Street Corridor between Hamiltons and Toronado are:
        Ritual Tavern (almost across the street from Toronado): has good pub style food with an emphasis on local ingredients and an excellent beer list. The Stone Porter Milkshake is amazing.

        Sea Rocket Bistro is a seafood restaurant on 30th near upas that has very strong beer selections as well.

        The Linkery is on 30th and North Park Way and is a farm-to-table restaurant that has great beer selections but is expensive. (Also has many detractors).

        All have been discussed previously on the board.

        3794 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

        Ritual Tavern
        4095 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

        Sea Rocket Bistro
        3382 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

        1. re: JRSD

          2nd the Ritual, Stacey has excellent knowledge of beer, they have a great 'on tap' and massive bottle selection and offer interesting beer flights. I also like the laid back pub atmosphere.

      2. You should also try small bar. It is owned by the folks at Hamiltons. They have great food, we like the fish and chips. I would avoid the Mac N Cheese.