Hamiltons Tavern

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Hamiltons TavernHamiltons Tavern
BA SCORE
97
world-class

83 Reviews
Reviews: 83
Visits: 123
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: n/a
Taps: 30
Bottles: 200
Cask: Y
[ 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: 83 | Visits: 123
Reviews by botham:
Photo of botham
4.16/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Hamilton's is very worn in and towny with a wonderful beer lineup and great barkeeps. the place contains two spaces; you enter into one where the bar and seating are, and to the right there is a side space with pool, and a couple other games along with some more seating. the bar area ceiling is full of tap handles hanging from the rafters. the beer list is not printed; there is a chalk written lineup above the bar because the taps change so often.

quality and service are both great. correct glassware, great pours and friendly bar staff that are easy to talk to. the bar staff knows beer to some extent, but the friendly aura more than makes up for it.

selection is great. twenty to thirty taps with a great variety and fresh lines. this BA had two Cuvees, an IPA, a Black Lager, and a Russian Imperial Stout.

overall, this is a great beer bar in San Diego with a good variety of taps and a good atmosphere. fresh lines and friendly barkeeps; cheers! (958 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Davepoolesque
4.24/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Hipster, dive bar atmosphere with a large selection of quality craft beers. Little food window in the back cranks out AWESOME tater tots, good grilled cheeses and delicious burgers. Also, if you love dogs, this is the place to go. (232 characters)

Photo of JohnCassillo
4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of jaydoc
4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of blockdude
4.2/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Avoid this place like the plague on friday/saturday unless you like standing with your beer awkwardly with no place to sit or move around.. Seriously no room to move at all during one of these peak nights and my other complaint is their diversity of beers. One any given night, 80% of their beers are IPA or IIPA's, with very few saisons, sours, or stouts. Other than that, lighting could be better but the service is very good and the pours are legit. In terms of wings, they are definitely hit and miss and sometimes have the consistency of microwaved wings. Do yourself a favor and get one of the burgers if you want a well prepared meal. From my experience, weekdays are a much more enjoyable time to hit up Hamiltons. (722 characters)

Photo of Thepleasantimbiber
4.66/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of jooler
4.63/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of Wowcoolman
4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Relaxed neighborhood hangout in South Park. Pool tables, tap handles hanging from ceiling, and you can order burgers and wings from the back. Extensive bottle selection and choice taps. Don't expect to have a conversation here, the music is pretty loud. Fortunately the music is pretty good. This is the sort of place you can bring your dog if he/she likes noise and crowds. (374 characters)

Photo of double2chin
5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of ChrisISO_SJ
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Drink_LocalSD
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of atrocity
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Soloveitchik
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Taybeh
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Fairly small, dingy/divy, and when I was there on a Saturday night, it was a surprisingly mixed crowd by age, gender, ethnicity, level of hipster quality, etc. Good to very good tap lists...but they had Pliny, so.... (218 characters)

Photo of Kalenm
5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of HopHead84
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of JackNip
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Halloran33
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Everything is great, except seating. My favorite place to indulge. (66 characters)

Photo of fito1212
5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of AlexM
5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of Camjmorton
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of putonyourwalkingshoes
4.5/5  rDev +2%

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. (686 characters)

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.66/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of robear
5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of ThePaleRider
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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Hamiltons Tavern in San Diego, CA
97 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.