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Stone Brewing Co.

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Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 172
Beer Ratings: 89,457
Beer Avg: 3.91

Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y

415 Ratings
Ratings: 415
Reviews: 271
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 8.35%
$$$ - a bit pricey

[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1999 Citracado Parkway
Escondido, California, 92029
United States
phone: (760) 471-4999

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @stonebrewingco

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens website & hours:


Sunday-Thursday: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Kitchen closes every night at 10:00 pm

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Photo of djbreezy


4.7/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

This place is a castle. Well staffed. It's amazing. You have to visit it to see it for yourself. Images will not do it justice.

Food is from Stone Farms. Very tasty.

All Stone brews on tap as well as many other world class brews if you want to switch it up. Such a cool experience to visit this spot.

03-16-2014 05:40:32 | More by djbreezy
Photo of Jeffreytmoore


4.4/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$

Great place. Beer was amazing..of course. Food was a little foofy for me but quite good for pairings. It's hard to find as its not well signed and is pretty much in the middle of no where. 100% worth the trip. Why does ba make me write such a long review wtf

02-23-2014 03:24:03 | More by Jeffreytmoore
Photo of orangesol


4.46/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$

Even tho I am not the biggest fan of their beers I have always wanted to check this place out, glad I could finally make it. Atmosphere is simply killer all around. Inside has tables all over the place with people enjoying themselves, outside has even more tables, not to mention the gardens which are just spectacular. Quality is high across the board. Space has amazing furnishings inside and out as the food and beer are top notch. Service was a bit up and down. Initial service at the outside bar was a bit slow for my liking, after that it was more than adequate. Selection was great but nothing overly amazing. Plenty of their beers and guest taps to choose from, only a few I hadn't had before tho. I opted for the pretzels and mac n cheese for food and both were really solid. Also tried the caesar salad, it was ok. Prices were kinda high on some of the beers and nearly all of the food. Overall a great showcase for one of the biggest breweries around. Glad I could finally check it out.

02-20-2014 05:25:35 | More by orangesol
Photo of carmike813


4.81/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$$

Great atmosphere and scenery. The tap selection is spectacular as well as the vintage bottle list.

Food- Duck tacos were awesome... Highly recommend them. Daughter had the grilled cheese, I finished it for her and loved it. Wife got a giant salad that was great... The food was great

Service- spot on, on top of things and knowledgable

Beer- had a few beers... Vallantines Day IPA was terrific, 13th Anniversary on tap and a bottle of 2008 Imperial Russian Stout

Only drawback... There is no sign, and was weird not seeing that as we walked up... Wasn't sure where we where at at first... I mean FFF is 1/10th the size and has a sign

02-18-2014 06:10:50 | More by carmike813
Photo of ScottieD


4.8/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25 | $$

Wow, what is not to like about Stone. Went there with my family. First impression was one of surprise--it's located in an industrial park and in large commercial building. However, first impressions are not always what they seem. Upon entry, you first go through their apparel store so the encouragement to purchase something Stone is there. Next, you enter into the restaurant with a view of the brewery tanks through large windows. It's a wonderful sight at wets the appetite. Food is quite good, but the highlight it is the beer. Beyond the obligatory Stone offerings, there are tons of quality San Diego brewers on draft there too. Plus, other great California brewers including Russian River (yes Pliny is on draft). Retire outside to the beer gardens and you find outdoor tables, as well as chairs set throughout the garden area. I could spend days outside sitting on those chairs sampling all the great offerings on draft. A truly must see brewery when in the San Diego area!

01-25-2014 20:50:37 | More by ScottieD
Photo of Fusebuddy


4.38/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75 | $$$

Great place to visit. Open air restaurant and bar area overlooking large garden like area, simply delightful place. This is more than a brewery experience, its all that plus a top notch eatery, with very original and hearty foods, wonderful for beer pairing. Also, the beer list is excellent with a very very long guest list, more than I've seen at any other brewery. If you have to pick one place to visit, which I did, because I was travelling with my family and kids, pick Stone. Additionally, the service in the restaurant was very attentive, very good. Lastly, do the tour as well as a meal & beers. The tour staff did a great job and helped me out a ton. Had an Enjoy By which was so fresh, one of the best beers I've had.

01-23-2014 21:05:28 | More by Fusebuddy
Photo of blindtiger24


4.88/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$

I'd be hard-pressed to find a brewery as breath-taking and beautiful as Stone. Whether it's the gothic gargoyle style of the bar area or the breezy, aromatic gardens, you are enjoying great beer and great food in a relaxing and stimulating environment.

Food is truly incredible. The beer selection is amazing, even includes some non Stone, San Diego area beers.

It's worth the drive from the San Diego area. Once you arrive, you feel like you can relax. The hardest part is leaving after you've had a hearty, filling meal and several brews.

Of course, Stone has thought of everything and is in the process of building a hotel across the street because the brewery is the #1 tourist destination in the area!


The slightest complaint I have is flagging down a bartender for a beer can be challenging at times, but it's understandable given the high volume of visitors.

01-13-2014 18:22:20 | More by blindtiger24
Photo of Jodi215


4.18/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25 | $$$

Stone Bistro and Brewery is one of our regular stops when we're in San Diego County. The restaurant is very upscale and comfortable and they have a wonderful beer garden you can sit in and walk around while waiting for a table. Service is always very good and friendly. The quality of the restaurant is excellent and it's really hard to find anything to complain about. They have a great beer selection and always seem to have something interesting and new to try. Food is amazing, I had the Yakisoba and others in our party had the Wild Boar BBQ and Mushroom Penne Pasta. Everyone loved what they had and the quantities were more than enough. We also had a Quail starter that was yummy but maybe a little too spicy. Was that a complaint? Barely. Can hardly wait to go back.

01-04-2014 17:32:20 | More by Jodi215
Photo of levineju


4.6/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

Living in coastal North County San Diego comes with many preternatural blessings: near-perfect year-round weather, cooling breezes off the sea, easy living, and of course San Diego craft beer culture. So it's only fitting that, being a local, one make a pilgrimage to Stone Brewing Company in Escondido. Suffice to say, I was surprised upon arrival at how tucked away and unassuming the Stone properties are. Sheltered behind the newly constructed Palomar Medical Center near I-15, the grounds are completely inconspicuous and integrated with the land. Large, open spacing blend indoor and outdoor facilities seamlessly, utilizing natural stone (of course) and wood tones toward an elemental yet sophisticated aesthetic. The grounds are neatly and meticulously landscaped in sand, stone and indigenous plant life, with plenty of casual, reclining seating to accommodate the teaming masses pining for a pint. The staff, both on tour, in the smallish tasting room, and in the main open air restaurant are kind and attentive, laid back without pretense, and casual without smugness or snobbery. Surely attendant of the brewery's fame, tours sell out fast and are on a first come first serve basis. Those lucky enough to arrive early are brought along on a comprehensive tour of the facilities, from hops to pint. The adjacent restaurant is a destination in and of itself - standard american and euro-centric pub fare are given unique and modern interpretations; a roasted pulled boar sandwich, spicy garlic/IPA soup, and soft house pretzels with mustard and fondue were some of the stand outs. Standard flights at the tasting room included the flagship IPA, Levitation, signature Cali-Belgique IPA, Smoked Porter, and (of course) Arrogant Bastard. A must for any fan, and a proud local tradition. And it's right in my backyard!

12-19-2013 06:23:49 | More by levineju
Photo of Bonzo531


4.61/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75 | $$$

Probably my favorite restaurant in Southern California. Amazing organic, locally grown food. Extraordinary beer selection. Service was very good, my only complaint is this: my wife and I had a reservation for 7 pm, and arrived at 6:55. Instead of being seated early, they made us wait five minutes to be seated. Not a big deal I know, but come on...its five minutes, and they had tables available. Everything else is excellent about this place. I've been there three times, and will definitely be going back.

12-16-2013 05:45:12 | More by Bonzo531
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Stone Brewing Co. in Escondido, CA
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