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Hamiltons Tavern

Not Rated.
Hamiltons TavernHamiltons Tavern

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

99 Ratings
Ratings: 99
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 8.14%
$$ - 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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drewone

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

02-02-2014 09:10:33 | More by drewone
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kristougher

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

01-31-2014 15:16:42 | More by kristougher
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heffIPAlover

California

5/5  rDev +13.1%

01-22-2014 20:33:39 | More by heffIPAlover
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

01-16-2014 20:43:37 | More by Sammy
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md655321

Michigan

5/5  rDev +13.1%

01-03-2014 17:42:16 | More by md655321
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DreTheProphet

California

5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-12-2013 12:20:27 | More by DreTheProphet
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FlakyBiscuit

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

12-08-2013 17:30:22 | More by FlakyBiscuit
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sisterthelonious

Wisconsin

4.48/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $

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.

11-06-2013 20:42:20 | More by sisterthelonious
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mecmd

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

10-25-2013 03:55:23 | More by mecmd
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jonbonfon

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

10-09-2013 07:01:29 | More by jonbonfon
Hamiltons Tavern in San Diego, CA
97 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.