Taps: 20 / Bottles: 85
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 126 | Reviews: 115 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by drewbage:
4.9/5 rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5
Visited during the July 24th BA Gathering
Located in a neighbhorhood of automalls and chinese herbalist shops, O'Briens stands in the corner of a strip mall as "O'Briens: An American Pub"
Armed with 20 taps full of all the best beers you can hope for. A bottle list of around 100 sits off to the side tempting the least virtuous ends of your nature. Combine this with a simple and effective menu of pub grubs and panini's and a hard working Tom Nickel behind the bar and you've got a great place to sit and have a brew.
This is a place worth a hunt out if you're around Miramar or heck anywhere in the San Diego area.
Tom's got a great place on his hands, but someone needs to get the man some time to take a nap!
07-26-2004 06:24:01 | More by drewbage
More User Reviews:
4.1/5 rDev -6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
O'Brien's is a staple of the San Diego beer community. If you haven't experienced a night here you really haven't experienced what it means to drink craft beer in San Diego. It's got a divey semi-sports bar kind of vibe, with an awesome beer selection. There are big comfortable chairs sitting at tables, a bar and a ton of plastic tables on the patio. They've got a few TV's inside and one on the outside. If you want to watch Monday Night Football, this is a great place to do it. The beer selection is always good, and they have the ability to get the harder to attain special releases. Unfortunately their service is never top notch. I can't count the number of times I've been there for a big to semi-big event and they've only got two people working the bar. That seems pretty ridiculous if you've got a line of 20+ people spilling out towards the parking lot. So, if you're there for a special event just order two pints and you'll be good. On a normal night it's nowhere near as bad.
11-05-2013 17:17:24 | More by radshoesbro
O'Brien's in San Diego, CA
96 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.