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Blind Lady Ale House & Automatic Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Blind Lady Ale House & Automatic Brewing Co.Blind Lady Ale House & Automatic Brewing Co.
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

54 Ratings
Ratings: 54
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 7.62%
Active Beers: 22
Beer Ratings: 51
Beer Avg: 3.78
Taps: 20
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

3416 Adams Ave.
San Diego, California, 92116
United States
phone: (619) 555-1234

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap 

Notes:
Automatic Brewing Co. is a nano-brewery of sorts brewing in the back of Blind Lady Ale House.  http://automaticbrewingco.com 

(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-30-2009)
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Reviews by nickd717:
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nickd717

California

3.98/5  rDev -5.2%

Went here during SD Beer Week '09. Lots of great stuff on tap, although it was a bummer that a lot of the better kegs kicked before I got there (around 10pm). The place is also ridiculously small, but they keep it from getting too packed by not letting too many people in. The downside of that is that you might have to wait in line outside. I had to wait, and even my "Don't you know who I am???" trick didn't work on the guy at the door.

Finally I got in and liked what I saw. Solid atmosphere and decor. Great beers on tap: AleSmith, Port/Lost Abbey, Alpine, Russian River, etc. I ordered an AleSmith Nautical Nut Brown and a Lost Abbey Devotion Ale, which were only about $4 apiece if I remember correctly. Also had a pizza, which was above average but not great. Service is decent, but be prepared to wait in fairly long lines sometimes to order.

The crowd is a fun one. Next to us was a pack of cougs in their mid-30's, who my buddy once removed (i.e. a buddy of my buddy who is not necessarily a buddy of mine) spent most of the night hitting on. Having a serious girlfriend myself, I wasn't able to partake in this cougar hunt. Bummer.

I see now that this place is brewing their own beer, and the one listed has an A-. Nice. I'll have to come back sometime and try it.

02-03-2010 01:45:41 | More by nickd717
More User Reviews:
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ThePaleRider

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

08-10-2014 02:44:51 | More by ThePaleRider
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sharkboy

California

4.19/5  rDev -0.2%

A different kind of place than I'm used to.
It kind of has the feel of a German beer hall. You walk to the front counter, where the beer menu is listed, order food/beer, and have a seat at community style tables. You may be forced to interact with others (gasp!).
The food menu isn't very large, mainly focusing on snackage and pizza. The quality is nothing to baulk at though! The Breakfast pizza is a stand out.
The selection isn't as large as some places like Hamilton's and only focuses on taps and no bottles. Not to say they don't have a few gems always rotating, including the occasional cask!
Overall it's a fun little place ideal for stopping in for a weekday dinner or to begin a pub crawl.

08-08-2014 18:11:54 | More by sharkboy
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EJosesA

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

07-22-2014 19:30:44 | More by EJosesA
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_morandi_

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-15-2014 03:46:50 | More by _morandi_
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chinchill

South Carolina

4.08/5  rDev -2.9%

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
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the_encinitan

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-04-2014 14:32:28 | More by the_encinitan
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antoines15

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

05-30-2014 21:16:10 | More by antoines15
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Shindoverse

California

4.83/5  rDev +15%

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
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CapnTrav

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

03-06-2014 07:05:40 | More by CapnTrav
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Blind Lady Ale House & Automatic Brewing Co. in San Diego, CA
93 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.