Encinitas Ale House
Taps: 32 / Bottles: 350
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by JamLand:
3.95/5 rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
On a recent visit to San Diego, I went here to kill some time while my wife had an interview nearby. From a brief review of the area, appeared to have the best selection available. I thought they had a decent selection overall, but was hoping to try more local beers, as I am not from the area. In addition to their draft list, they had a pretty lengthy bottle list. However, upon inquiring about some of the stuff on the bottle list, they seemed to be out of everything I was interested in such as their Alpine and Russian River listings.
I was there right at open with not much of crowd, so I can't speak to the atmosphere much. The place was small, so I wouldn't think it would take too much to get a lively crowd in there. Service was very friendly and attentive.
Overall, a nice to place to stop for a couple of beers, but I wouldn't say there is any reason to seek this place out if your are in the area.
06-10-2013 13:41:49 | More by JamLand
More User Reviews:
4.35/5 rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75 | $$
They have a good, but not great beer selection that tends to be heavy on Belgian ales. So, if that's your thing, it's a great spot. They also have some good local beers on tap. Also, close to some great surf spots. Their Burgers are AWESOME. Seriously, some of the best, if not the best burgers I've had in San Diego County. Delicious french fries as well. It's pretty small and kind of dark. Pretty laid back atmosphere when I've been there.
02-26-2014 00:16:34 | More by hops_and_waves
3.84/5 rDev -7.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$
Came here for a Russian River Framboise for a Cure event, and since it took place on a Monday night, we were lucky to walk in and find a table right away. I suspect this place gets very crowded and the seating is fairly limited. It's a pretty cramped space, with some of our chairs impeding the walkway for the servers. It was also very loud.
The beer was good, and they update their tap list daily. However, they need to update their god damn bottle list. I tried to order 3 different beers. All out of stock. Don't even bother asking if they have the Alpine beers listed on the menu. They won't. They do have about 300 bottles, including some Cantillon and some rare Eclipse, so you're bound to find something that is actually in stock.
The food was pretty good. Not like, mind-blowing or anything, but my Wagyu burger was pretty damn delicious. I wasn't impressed with the service, though. Towards the end of our meal, I ordered another bottle, and by the time they came back 10 minutes later to tell me they didn't have anymore, we were done and ready for the check. But whatever, I got the Russian River beer that I came for.
It is pricey, though.. With 2 beers and 2 entrees coming to around $70 with tip. I'd be back, but only if we ended up walking past it by chance.
10-22-2013 15:30:27 | More by dwagner003
4.3/5 rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25 | $$
Small pub. 7-8 tables and maybe 15 seats at the long bar. This places is pretty full from Happy Hour to close. Last call is early (10pm?) Their tab list is one of the top 3 for North San Diego Coastal area. Food menu offers many options and above average quality. They always have around 30 taps going on with about 1/3 Belgium offerings. Both beer and food price are average or just a little higher than average. Service have been good and consistent. They get PtY during the annual release but they offer it to their 80-beer-in-80-days members first before opening to the public. Overall this place and the Carlsbad Pizza Port are the best craft beer options near I-5 in North County San Diego.
05-20-2013 18:51:38 | More by mookihouse
Encinitas Ale House in Encinitas, CA
92 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.