Blind Lady Ale House & Automatic Brewing Co.
Active Beers: 21
Beer Ratings: 50
Beer Avg: 3.75
Taps: 20 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 52 | Reviews: 41 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by JupiterJesus:
4.5/5 rDev +7.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
From my Yelp review:
Heard about BLAH from The Brewing Network, so I stopped here for lunch while I was in SoCal. I'm glad I did - perhaps one of the best places in the city for food & beer.
I had a stout they brewed under the Automatic Brewing label (or was it a porter?), on nitro with cherry and vanilla. I thought it would turn out to be too sweet and girly, but the cherry and vanilla flavors were subtle and really improved the experience. Also, I love anything on nitro. I'd get it again... and again and again. The wife had an oak aged, smoked stout from Beachwood Brewing, also very very good.
The egg and bacon pizza was downright orgasmic. The egg was runny and the whole thing was doused in truffle oil. Best pizza I've had in ages. On the expensive side, but it is big enough for a couple to split, which makes the price reasonable.
They don't have table service, which makes it sound like a dive, but it really isn't. It's also nice to not have to tip a waiter. Sometimes you just don't feel like being waited on hand and foot.
Some people complain about parking, but we parked literally in front of the door. I guess we just got lucky.
They have TVs, if you care about that sort of thing.
Definite hipster style/vibe, if that bothers you.
Felt very family friendly - I'd bring my kids here if I had any.
I will be returning to BLAH as often as I can, whenever I'm in the area.
01-24-2013 00:28:21 | More by JupiterJesus
More User Reviews:
4.08/5 rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
Visited on 4th of July a/m/ when the BLAH nicely opened early to allow viewing of the World Cup match. About 24 beers on tap, including one cask from Stone. Good variety with the selection favoring Calif. beers (including Alesmith's Speedway and Horny Devil as well as RR Pliny [Elder]) but also including a number of internationals. Food has a very good reputation but the kitchen was closed due to the holiday.
07-04-2014 17:55:56 | More by chinchill
4.83/5 rDev +15%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75 | $$
This is my favorite beer-oriented place in San Diego. Automatic Brewing's revolving eclectic brews are featured, but they bring in some good stuff from other brewers and collaboration. The atmosphere reminds me of the best of what is offered in an English pub without trying to be British. The food is fantastic and my faves are the Belgian Frites and the Bacon and Egg Pizza. I never get bored of the beers or anything else here.
05-02-2014 06:14:14 | More by Shindoverse
Blind Lady Ale House & Automatic Brewing Co. in San Diego, CA
93 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.