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Loki Feb 20, 2010 11:01 AM

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,
-Loki

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    mmjgam Feb 20, 2010 11:40 AM

    After Toranado you could hit Small Bar on Park.

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      cstr Feb 20, 2010 01:31 PM

      Try the Blind Lady Ale House in Normal Heights.

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        JRSD Feb 20, 2010 02:53 PM

        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.

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        Linkery
        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

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          cstr Feb 21, 2010 05:30 AM

          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. n
        normalheightsfoodie Feb 22, 2010 01:37 PM

        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.

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