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Stone Brewing Co.

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BEER AVG
3.95/5
Based on:
182 Beers
74,089 Hads
Place Score: 99
Reviews: 309
Visits: 894
Avg: 4.47
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1999 Citracado Parkway
Escondido, California, 92029
United States
phone: (760) 471-4999 | map
www.stonebrewing.com

Notes:
Place added by: BeerAdvocate

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens website & hours:

 http://www.stoneworldbistro.com 

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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Reviews: 309 | Visits: 894
Reviews by DefenCorps:
Photo of DefenCorps
4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

One of the best places to have a beer, really. An exceptional experience. I've been there thrice this year, and I'm due a review.

The Stone Bistro is by far the best looking bar(if you can call it that) I've been to. High vaulted ceiling, fantastic decors and a large, wooden bar that can seat about 20 anchors one corner of the room, while there are a lot of tables. What's sets this place apart are the outdoors. While some places have an outdoor bar, Stone takes that to a fabulous extreme. A large communal table (of stone, nonetheless), another bar with about 20 taps litter the outside, along with more tables. And then there's the gardens, an (artificial) rock garden with a smattering of picnic tables for you to enjoy your beer in the balmy Southern California weather.

The quality of the selection is excellent. A lot of Stone beers on tap (as expected), but a lot of guest taps as well. Pliny seems to be a permanent fixture here, and one thing I appreciate about Stone is the fact that even though they don't brew sours, they always have a couple on. Pours are usually in 16oz tulips or 8oz snifters OR tumblers. The tumblers do seem a strange choice, especially for stouts and such. Also, the last time I was there, I witnessed the most horrific cask pour I've seen, it was all yeast and dry hops, murky and horrendous, eclipsed by the fact that the person who ordered it chose to drink it. It really looked like a curdled Irish Carbomb (the drink). For these reasons, I'm docking a point on the quality.

Service has always been solid, reasonably quick, prompt and attentive, I can't say I can complain too much. The food is pretty solid too, I've enjoyed all that I've eaten here (Duck Tacos, Ruination cheddar soup and beer mac and cheese) and it's always been of very high quality. The portions tend to be large, so keep that in mind. Also, the food can be a little pricey. For my last meal there, a soup, tacos and a beer ran up to $30 incl tip, and while it's not cheap, it's a cut above regular bar food. The beer prices are excellent, though, usually $4-6, and thoroughly worth it.

In conclusion, this place is one of the do not miss places out in So Cal.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of philsunset
4.39/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of skeeterloveshops
4.24/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Kuzi_86
5/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of BeerTwigs
4.64/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Finally was able to visit during a trip to California and it was totally worth the wait. Its easy to find but there was no giant sign outside like I expected. Showed up for a lunch before a 2pm tour and it was a great decision.

I was able to sit outside and the gardens are absolutely beautiful. Nice stone tables through the eating area with a bar area off to the side. Nice and peaceful outside with a good mix of customers and great customer service.

The food was really good, check out the Crime and Punishment preztels

The bar area is nice with a lot of "other" beers on tap besides there own which is nice to see. They had a few special beers on brewed by the staff and since it was Monday they were all available. All of their beers were spot on. The GoTo IPA was obviously the freshest I have had and was simply off the charts.

The Tour was good, the guide talked about the process and showed us 2 areas of the main building. They bashed Ballast Point a little bit for being sellouts and answered a lot of questions. The tour ended with 4-5 tasters and was definitely worth the time.

I highly recommend visiting Stone Brewery and Gardens, check out everything you can there. Besides there beers being amazing the place is great. Cheers!

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Photo of Mike_Amps
3.93/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.25

Photo of Stevenw7474
5/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Rddayson
4.58/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Keeling
4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of SDBeerGere
4.76/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Davelucas88
4.91/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Stasch
3.94/5  rDev -11.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.25 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Sheldog
5/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of dmk82
4.68/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of NateDyk47
4.1/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Masonpp85
4.31/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.41/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

This is one of those holy grails, mecca spots.. Chico. This place. FW Invitational. Yeah, that pedigree. Some beer hipsters don't like Stone, but its more about their marketing than the substance of the beer from where I sit.

Great taplist, great guest taps, great bottle list, great guest bottles. Amazing place, the pond, the backyard if you will, everything. Gift shop has some cheesy shit in it for sure. Really popular on the weekends.

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Photo of theDuck
5/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of mkanne3616
4.41/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of sheenisgod
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Joeshungry
4.88/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Really fucking nice. SoCal must

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Photo of ddugan
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

I have visited the brewery 10-15 over the past few years. Beautiful grounds. Must take the brewery tour to get a peek inside of the operation and taste Stone's staple brews after the tour. You can sit at the bar inside the restaurant and enjoy your choice of beer from Stone as well as countless other local and national breweries. Restaurant has awesome food. You can sit outside in the garden or take your beer with you and wander the grounds. Full company store with t-shirts, glassware, hats, books, etc. Fridges with bottles to go and growler fills at the store's bar.

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Photo of StL_Rob
3.81/5  rDev -14.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of MilwaukeeBeerMaker
4.73/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Another top spot from my SD visit. Amazing grounds, good staff, awesome beers on tap (theirs and others) and fantastic food. It was so good I had to visit a second time. Could have spent the whole day there lounging around the grounds.

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Photo of drummerdwzp
4.58/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

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Stone Brewing Co. in Escondido, CA
99 out of 100 based on 309 ratings.