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O'Brien's

O'Brien'sO'Brien's

Taps: 20 / Bottles: 85
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
96
world-class

127 Ratings
Ratings: 127
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.74%
$$ - reasonable


[ Bar, Eatery ]

4646 Convoy St
San Diego, California, 92111-2315
United States
phone: (858) 715-1745

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @obrienspubsd

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Boilermaker88

California

4.78/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$

I finally made down to O'Brien's for the 24 July BA Gathering. Known locally as "the hoppiest place on Earth", O'Brien's is situated on the corner of a strip mall populated with Asian restaurants, vitamin stores and hair salons.
The interior is real laid back, with a good number of tables to the right and a nice long bar with seats for a dozen to the left. TV's are located in each corner with various sports events showing. Very comfortable. Then I noticed the taplist...wow! Yulesmith (2003), Russian River's IPA, Little White Lie and Pliny the Elder, Alesmith Speedway Stout, Anchor 2003 X-Mas Ale, Ballast Point's Bourbon Barrel Stout, Monk's Cafe Sour Brown, SN Harvest Ale, Ommegang Witte, Cantillon Lou Pepe Framboise, the list went on. THEN I saw the bottle list...jeeesus! Almost 100 beers including Stone Symposium Ale, a massive number of Belgian ales, and rare and/or obscure domestic brews.
Tom Nickle was a fine host for our BA event and graciously dipped into his stash of bottles and growlers to produce some Alesmith 2001 Old Numbskull, Oggi's Old Viscosity and a couple others that managed to elude me as the evening grew more hazy. Tom was easy to talk with and came over often to chat with the BA's. He also gave us a show on the fine art of packing and setting up Randall the Enamel Animal which was in turn hooked up to some Arrogant Bastard. Randallized Arrogant Bastard, anyone?
The food was quite good and the servings were plentiful. the nachos and garlic fries were excellent. The menu was pretty diverse and the prices were very good.
O'Brien's is a must-stop for anyone passing through San Diego. With the incredible selection of stellar brews available, O'Brien's is a BA heaven.

07-26-2004 17:07:10 | More by Boilermaker88
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O'Brien's in San Diego, CA
96 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.