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Tap Rooms in San Diego

Cheshire_Cat May 18, 2011 03:27 PM

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

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Tap Room
1269 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

  1. Josh May 18, 2011 05:31 PM

    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/ocean-beach/
    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.

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    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

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      DougOLis May 19, 2011 09:59 AM

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

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        globalsurf May 23, 2011 04:30 PM

        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.

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      RB Hound May 18, 2011 04:42 PM

      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.

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

      1. jmtreg May 18, 2011 04:01 PM

        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.

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        1. re: jmtreg
          Cheshire_Cat May 18, 2011 04:08 PM

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

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