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Hamiltons Tavern

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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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap 

Notes:
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(Place added by: stoner420 on 10-09-2006)
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Reviews by HalfFull:
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4.45/5  rDev +0.5%

Hamilton's is one of those places I can't 'not go' to if I'm in the neighborhood. And that's OK as I'm not in the hood too often. If I were this place might take my entire paycheck. But still, a round at Balboa or some disc golf at Morley Field and I'm there. I'll even adjust my midweek tee/start times to make sure they're open. Is that wrong? I don't think so, but then I don't golf very much.

Offers a nice dark and woody pub style feel nestled into a primarily residential neighborhood. Just a block away from a much more travelled road, it's 30th Street address can be a bit confusing as the street has a couple bypass sections within a mile or two.

Service is good, bartenders are knowledgable and they offer a very good selection. Website is kept up to date as well as for tap and bottle options. Nothing like travelling for a brew that isn't there, so that's not too likely to happen here.

Lots of foodie options next door; burgers, sandwiches, some salads and some comfort foods with a touch of pizazz. A little better intermingling of the food/bar areas would be beneficial though I assume there are some legal loopholes there. The bar could at least stock some utensils/napkins/condiments as I assume that is within their right. Hint, hint.

All in all a very good experience and likely the best beer bar in town as for my view. Not a harried sports bar, nor a pretentious wine bar. Just a bar, and one with some really good beer and a good mix of locals. Throw in a pool table and a shuffleboard table and draw me a pint.

HalfFull, Dec 17, 2008
More User Reviews:
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5/5  rDev +12.9%

AlexM, Sep 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Camjmorton, Sep 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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.

putonyourwalkingshoes, Sep 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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