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Hamiltons Tavern

Hamiltons TavernHamiltons Tavern

Taps: 30 / Bottles: 200
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
97
world-class

92 Ratings
Ratings: 92
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 8.37%
$$ - reasonable


[ 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 glid02:
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glid02

Georgia

4.2/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Stopped by here after having dinner at Toronado.

Atmosphere is very nice. A surly looking bouncer checked my ID at the door however while stepping outside for a cigarette it turned out he was a lot less surly than he looked. The inside is dimly lit but the selection behind the bar is really all that needs a lot of light. The ceiling above the bar on the left side is covered with hundreds of tap handles. On the right side of the place there are a few tables and a shuffleboard table.

Quality is par for the course - proper temperature, head, and glassware.

Service is good. I never had to wait terribly long to order a drink and it also never took terribly long to get it to me. A friend and I also spoke to one of the bartenders on his way off his shift and he knew his beer.

Selection is very good. I remember there being a few standards along with a few beers that were a bit more on the rare side. All told I'd say it was somewhere between 18-24 taps.

Value is good, about average for what I saw during my stay.

Overall this was one of the more interesting places I visited while in SD and I'm sorry to say I didn't get to see it when less people were present. Be careful if you venture over here on a weekend night and don't like crowds, but if that's not a problem be sure to stop in.

06-28-2010 19:57:07 | More by glid02
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Hamiltons Tavern in San Diego, CA
97 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.