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Stone Brewing Co.

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BEER AVG
3.9/5
Based on:
219 Beers
110,479 Ratings
Place Score: 100
Ratings: 804
Reviews: 302
rAvg: 4.62
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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @stonebrewingco

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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 by DefenCorps:
Photo of DefenCorps
4.4/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of psweendogg
4.89/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of HobbNobber
5/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of larryarms847
3/5  rDev -35.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Your arrogance does not exempt the fact that you cannot put out a decent brew other than IPAs without stealing the recipe from a homebrewer or collab.

Photo of ms333
4.39/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of NateF90
4.94/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of derizotis
5/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of jooler
4.36/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

it a really fancy place. i always feel obligated to dress up nice in order to go there. food is alright.

Photo of Jakkusu90
5/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Their garden is the highlight of the brewery.

Photo of derise
5/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Stone was prob the best brewery I have been to. This one should be on everyones bucket list. amazing food, list of beer, and the brewery itself was outstanding.

Photo of mschantz
4.45/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

The Stone tasting room is nothing short of the apex of the convergence of beer and culinary culture. The place is massive and gorgeous. The garden area is very kid friendly while the more formal dining area is swanky enough for the nicest occasion. While there were 12 or so Stone beers and a similar number of guest beers on tap, the Stone beers are all widely available. I would love to see some of their more limited beers available for those who have made the pilgrimage. While the beer offering may not impress serious beer folks, the food should - it is creative and fantastic. All-in- all, Stone should not be missed.

Photo of NathanMilesLund
4.52/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of kingston213
4.88/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of Bhulfeld
4.89/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of jimjim123
4.36/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Photo of Joshmistake
4.83/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of T_Hass
4.76/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of italianstallion
4.43/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of ItsPhipps
4.91/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Ohniel
4.9/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of HippieDave56
4/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of Stevedore
4.43/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Would definitely recommend the IPA soup. Really nice outdoor garden, great vibe and service. The tour is also worth the time.

Photo of double2chin
4.25/5  rDev -8%

Photo of JeremyScott
4.25/5  rDev -8%

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Stone Brewing Co. in Escondido, CA
100 out of 100 based on 804 ratings.