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Hamiltons Tavern

Not Rated.
Hamiltons TavernHamiltons Tavern
BA SCORE
98
world-class

105 Ratings
Ratings: 105
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 8.13%
Taps: 30
Bottles: 200
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1521 30th St
San Diego, California, 92102-1503
United States
phone: (619) 238-5460

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(Place added by: stoner420 on 10-09-2006)
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Reviews by Eriktheipaman:
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4.2/5  rDev -5.2%

Living in North County I was glad to finally make it out to Hamiltons. We figured wed get there right about 1 to try to beat any crowds and it was already pretty busy once we got there just one table left. Before we left the place was packed.

The beer selection is great and reading online It always seems to be changing.

The food was very good and well priced. The potato burgers were way good. Ordering is kinda strange with a side window looking into the next door Hamiltons Cafe but at least it frees up the bar staff.

Will be back again but I dont like having to stand while I drink so Ill prob stick to this place during the day or during the week.

Eriktheipaman, Nov 22, 2010
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Without a doubt my favorite bar in San Diego. Just great vibes all around. Respectful and attentive bartenders. The food choices/prices are reasonable being this is ass deep in hipsterville. The drink prices could be better and often times the beer selection is over the top IPAs or beers that are just plain St. Archer quality. Love the shuffleboard and pool tables. Bar is kind of small but cozy. Can get packed and for that matter real difficult to find a place to sit. Music quality is top notch and often times late at night the bartenders will throw cool movies on the tube. Kind of a pain to get to but worth it. Thumbs up also for doing a good job listing the tap lists online.

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4.48/5  rDev +1.1%

Don't even read my review. If you are close enough to Hamilton's and wondering whether you should go, then get your ass over there. You will not be disappointed. After you go and get drunk and eat some tot with beer cheese soup dipping sauce, then come back and read my review.

Atmosphere- Very good. Scot Blair did a great job organizing the bar. A long bar, booths, belly bars, a pool table, shuffle-puck table, jukebox... and it all fits. Tap handles on the ceiling, dog-friendly.

Quality- This place is all about the beer. Or at least it was until they opened Hamilton's Cafe next door. Now, it's all about the beer & food. You won't find a bad beer in the place. The food is occasionally greasy (this ain't health food) and belly-ache inducing. Other than one questionable bbq sandwich late on the 4th of July, everything has been good quality.

Service- Bartenders are friendly here, just be respectful of them. They'll pour tasters, but if the place is packed (as it is most nights after 8) know what you want to order before you step up to the bar. Food service is good. Before 5, you order next door and pick it up when its done. After 5, order from the little window and they'll buzz you when it's done.

Selection- One of the best beer bars in the country. Taps, bottles, you can't go wrong here. Food selection ranges from meaty to vegetarian, but few vegan options. Sandwiches/sausages/chili type place. No salads that I remember.

Food- Comfort bar food taken to the next level.

Value- One of the best values in San Diego. Food and beer are affordable, especially given the quality.

sisterthelonious, Nov 06, 2013
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Hamiltons Tavern in San Diego, CA
98 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.