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Downtown Johnny Brown's

Not Rated.
Downtown Johnny Brown'sDowntown Johnny Brown's
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

49 Ratings
Ratings: 49
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.07%
Taps: 16
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1220 3rd Ave
San Diego, California, 92101-4102
United States
phone: (619) 232-8414

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @dtjohnnybrowns

Notes:
None, yet.

(Place added by: xlperro on 04-07-2006)
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Loki

North Carolina

3.71/5  rDev -11.5%

Ok, I went in on a Wednesday night. Bad idea. I was literally the only person in the place that could hold probably 150-200+. In fact the bartender/manager was sending the other two people working home. It was 7:30 on a Wednesday, not late night. But in the middle of a City building and everybody had gone home, middle of the week. Place was D E A D, dead. Oh, and a little stagnant since it was a little hot/muggy that night and there wasn't much airflow in the place, and no A/C.

Quality was pretty good, but I didn't think it was that great for San Diego. Maybe I caught them at a bad time. I was on a hop bomb quest and there was only 1 to be found here. Some good craft beers, some mass produced beers. A pretty good quality

Service: Good, but again I was the ONLY one in the bar.

Selection: pretty good selection of draft and bottled beers

Value: good pricing.

11-12-2009 23:15:14 | More by Loki
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Bwagner1122

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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MickeyHops

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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werdnacross

California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

05-13-2014 15:36:13 | More by werdnacross
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skipxtracer

New York

4.33/5  rDev +3.3%

Great little bar in the atrium of the civic center. Really cool selection of local beers. They are doubling their taps very soon as well. I had a burger at the bar with really tasty fries and the bartender was incredibly friendly and gave me things to taste that I am really happy I tried. There is a pool table, shuffleboard, and a patio out front.

04-18-2014 16:05:53 | More by skipxtracer
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dwagner003

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

03-02-2014 19:21:25 | More by dwagner003
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -28.4%

12-29-2013 06:09:26 | More by jenray
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Sparky44

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

12-15-2013 03:04:10 | More by Sparky44
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

10-21-2013 14:20:19 | More by brandoman63
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jjboesen

Maryland

4.15/5  rDev -1%

Being somewhat hidden in the bland Civic Center, Downtown Johnny Brown's is not that hard to find when in downtown San Diego - once you are able to wend your way through the herds of street drifters psychos and myriad homeless, which seem to own the city. But I digress ...

Upon entry, Johnny's is a small, but humble venue with an excrutiatingly small bar, where the well-oiled locals trade banters with the tattoed servers. The rest of the room is devoted to an array of tables and hightops, the latter being along the windows that look out onto the roomy patio.

The beer selection consists of local brews - as it should be in this beer-centric city. These are scribbled on the chalkboard opposite the "Order Food Here" sign. The service was indifferent but efficient enough. (The table service is initiated after 4pm.) I hit the place during the $1.00 Fish Taco special - these were damn good and obviously reasonable in price.

This was No 4 of my recent SDBW 2012 sojourn - there were plenty of decent specials held here, including one that included Pliny - who gonna quibble bout that.

A worthy stop in the downtown area.

12-10-2012 01:15:13 | More by jjboesen
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Downtown Johnny Brown's in San Diego, CA
93 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.