Taps: 29 / Bottles: 37
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 32 | Reviews: 25 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by TheSevenDuffs:
4.15/5 rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Visited a couple of times on a recent trip to San Diego.
This is the place to go in the heart of downtown as most of the other highly rated beer bars are north of downtown.
The atmosphere is typical of a good craft beer bar: friendly, fun, trendy, etc. The tap list seemed to be about 30 strong with a lot of really good local and other US craft beer. Bottle list was also very stellar (although I did not order from it). My only complaint is that they didn't really have anything all that rare on tap over the 3 days that I was there. Also, very heavily focused on AleSmith. Didn't see any Alpine on tap while I was there, which was disappointing as well. More Bruery and Lost Abbey would have been nice as well. Selection also included some Belgians and covered all styles in general.
Food was good as well. Had a couple of different items over my three visits which were all good.
Service was friendly and knowledgeable but a touch slow at times.
07-07-2011 01:03:36 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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3.97/5 rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | $$$
Visited 17 Nov 2013, 2:00-3:00pm.
After a couple hours strolling around the surrounding blocks, I stopped in at the welcoming Neighborhood. I'd read about the place here on BA and had meandered my way around the Gaslamp Quarter (enjoying architectural gems, new and old), before a pause for beer.
Located right at the corner of 8th & G, it's a fairly non-descript storefront. Inside is a pleasant indoor/outdoor space with concrete floors, wood and black tiles. On one wall, there's a nice mosaic in monochrome of San Diego's downtown skyline. Above, there's taxidermied wildlife and some simply stunning "artwork" of both Jimi Hendrix and Jesus Christ enjoying their hamburgers... wow! Otherwise, its a zig-zagging wooden bar wrapped around thick I-beam columns. To the right, it's polished stainless taps, unmarked; to the center, it's 25-30 brewery handles and a friendly bartenderess (Bree on this afternoon). A tiny walk-in cooler behind the bar holds dozens of bottles.
Beer selection is REALLY good, an array of local/regional taps well over 30 deep. From the lengthy chalkboard list above the bar I picked a Craftsman "Heavenly Hefeweizen" (super refreshing!) and then several generously-poured tastings of Stone Sublimely Self Conscious, Great Bowman's Beard AND Witty moron Dark Wheat. Ultimately I picked none of the above: Green Flash Treasure Chest was what I picked; I liked the sample but wished for something else about halfway through the pour. Lots of variety overall on the menu, many styles. Prices are generally $6 and up for pours, so certainly not the cheapest bar in town.
Biggest disappointment? Not getting food. I read (later) about the terrific burger/sandwiches, starters, etc and, frankly, wasn't hungry when visiting. Apparently, they have something against traditional ketchup, so they've crafted a dozen or so special sauces to make up for their lack of Heinz or Hunt's.
Dining in will be rectified whenever I get to return - and I will return!
11-30-2013 00:19:10 | More by msubulldog25
4.33/5 rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75 | $$$
Neighborhood is one of those places that I usually go to with food in mind. Their food is pretty fantastic, even though they have an odd aversion to ketchup. I've gotten multiple burgers and sandwiches here and I have absolutely never been disappointed with their food. The sweet potato fries are an absolute must if you're just trying to have a quick snack. Definitely made for sharing, so go in on them with someone else.
Their tap list is certainly impressive, but it never really has that wow factor for me. I believe there are 27 taps with a fair number of locals and a good selection of things throughout the Western United States. The quality of their beer is always high. I'm not fond of the glassware they use.
They have a tendency to get very crowded, so I recommend going during a weekday for lunch or just be very willing to wait. If you sit out on the patio you'll be able to do a fair amount of people watching, and the service will be just as good as inside.
11-05-2013 17:31:41 | More by radshoesbro
4/5 rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
My GF and I always have to stop by here at least once when we're in SD. Great beers and scotch. They have a wine tap for all you wine connoisseur's.
Beer: I always have a beer that I'm happy with everytime I visit. I believe I had my first Enjoy By or Vertical Epic from Stone here at Neighborhood. I'm pretty sure I've had PtE here as well.
Food: The food here has always been fantastic. There are times where I did get soggy fries, but aside from that, food has always arrived hot with tons of flavor.
Service: I've been fortunate enough to have always received the best service from the staff here at Neighborhood. Very attentive and genuine staff.
Definitely a place worth checking out if you're visiting Gas Lamp District in San Diego. Or you can go to Karl Strauss across the street..if you're into that stuff I guess.
10-18-2013 16:35:15 | More by 9uns
Neighborhood in San Diego, CA
92 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.