HOME > Chowhound > San Diego >

Discussion

Tap Rooms in San Diego

  • 6

Going to be down in San Diego next month for a visit. Does anyone have some thoughts on good tap rooms in the area? Not looking for breweries... looking for somewhere that has a large and unique set up on draft.

Thanks!

Cheshire_Cat

-----
Tap Room
1269 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. What part of town are you looking at? In Clairemont/Kearny Mesa there's O'Brien's. South Park has Hamilton's, North Park has Toronado, there's the Regal Beagle in Mission Hills, etc.

    1 Reply
    1. re: jmtreg

      Haven't made hotel plans yet so its pretty open... need to know where the best place to be is first. :)

    2. Interestingly enough, you found one in PB by random - just because you said "tap room". :)

      If you are downtown/Gaslamp, there is Downtown Johnny Brown's. Some people might point you at the Yardhouse, but it's a chain and although it has a far more interesting beer selection than it did when it first opened, it plays it somewhat safe.

      The various Pizza Ports are worth a visit, in my opinion.

      -----
      Downtown Johnny Brown's
      1220 3rd Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

      1. Here are my top spots for beer in SD:

        Hamiltons Tavern - http://hamiltonstavern.com
        Small Bar - http://smallbarsd.com
        Blind Lady Ale House - http://blindladyalehouse.com
        Toronado - http://toronadosd.com
        Pizza Port OB - http://www.pizzaport.com/locations/oc...
        Downtown Johnny Browns - http://downtownjohnnybrowns.com

        If you're willing to venture further afield into North County, add:
        Stone Bistro - http://stonebistro.com
        Churchill's Pub - http://churchillspub.com
        Pizza Port Carlsbad - http://www.pizzaport.com/locations/ca...

        Some of the other places mentioned here are good, but not necessarily front-runners. The places I listed above always have a very diverse selection of beers on hand, with well-maintained tap lines.

        -----
        Hamiltons Tavern
        1521 30th St, San Diego, CA 92102

        Blind Lady Ale House
        3416 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA

        Downtown Johnny Brown's
        1220 3rd Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

        2 Replies
        1. re: Josh

          Aye, what Josh said. I would add O'Brien's to the list too. http://obrienspub.net/

          1. re: DougOLis

            Yes to what Josh said. To narrow it down even further, 30th Streeet in North Park/Uni Hghts is considered beer alley. Best tap rooms in the city. Blind Lady, Auld Sod for best Guinness, Tornados, Small Bar, Hamiltons. Have fun.