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O'Brien's

Not Rated.
O'Brien'sO'Brien's
BA SCORE
97
world-class

140 Ratings
Ratings: 140
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.9%
Taps: 20
Bottles: 85
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ 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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(Place added by: xlperro)
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2.5/5  rDev -42.9%

chippo33, Dec 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

belgbeerdrinker, Nov 06, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev -6.4%

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.

radshoesbro, Nov 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

mecmd, Oct 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

Drink_LocalSD, Oct 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

BillRoth, Oct 16, 2013
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4.15/5  rDev -5.3%

This little place has a special place in many a Beer Geek's heart in San Diego. This is the first place I tried Pliny the Younger, This is the place that was the hangout for a birthday party or two, This is the place you go for amazing selections and sweet taps from local breweries. I love the food, the service rocks and theres so much diversity you are guaranteed to meet a person with a crazy story to tell. Keep it up!

JDJTEXAS, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of SSEngelbrecht
4.41/5  rDev +0.7%

Looking at the plastic chairs and tables outside, or the 70's lounge vibe inside, you might think that this is some crappy dive bar....You would be very, very wrong.

One look at the tap or bottle list immediately lets you know that this place is something special. They have great brewery features, they get some of the rarest beers (PtY anyone?)

The food is unbelievable, and I'm constantly amazed at what comes out of the kitchen. I haven't been there for a brewer's dinner, but they often do those to.

The employees all love working there and it shows in the quality of service and the knowledge of the servers.

I cannot complete this review without mentioning the proprietor, Tom. He is the driving force behind the awesomeness that is O'Brien's. He is connected with the brewing community, he puts bus trips together for beer events, he even organizes a group tour of breweries in Belgium annually.

This is a special place, and if you happen to be a soccer fan, they usually have a game on.

SSEngelbrecht, May 16, 2013
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4.65/5  rDev +6.2%

Love this place. The Girls and Tyson treat me like family' the beer selection is always yummy and the food is always to my liking. Especially the Lava cake during a stout event. They always seem to get beers that you don't see elsewhere but above all is the service. You take care of them and they take care of you and its nice to sit outside and have a nice cigar with you beer and beer chili..

abcentfishing, Feb 19, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev -9.1%

I made my way to O'Brien's for the Russian River -tion night with some other BAs. The place was super packed so we sat on the patio and had to fight for chairs from other tables one by one. The beers are listed on a whiteboard right near the register as well as a printed bottle list that is quite extensive. Service was pretty average but due to the event it made sense. The selection of beers was great, especially for the Russian River event. They also had O'Brien's anniversary beers on tap from Alpine and Societe. I got a burger to soak up some of the beer and that was quite good. Prices are pretty reasonable in my opinion. Worth a stop for sure.

UCLABrewN84, Jan 27, 2013
O'Brien's in San Diego, CA
97 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.