Encinitas Ale House
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Reviews by JamLand:
3.95/5 rDev -4.6%
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
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4.76/5 rDev +15%
I walked in here randomly with my father about 2 weeks after it officially opened. I have since consistently been going back.
Draft list is impressive and updated daily (assuming a keg kicked in the meantime). Large bottle list and while some reviews state it is never in stock, I would pose the question if they thought that Alpine and RR would always be in stock once someone realized the bottles were there. High profile bottles will never last long. Specials change every day, usually 2 different types of burgers (the trio being one of my personal favorites).
The service is tough to beat. It may be due to going there so often but when the staff knows you by name and knows your beer palate it just feels good to be there.
It is a small location, which is unfortunate, but it allows for a more personal feeling/interaction.
I am a twice over 80in80 member and can say that the other beer drinkers are always friendly. They have 3 televisions in case you just need to watch a game and they will always try to find the game you are looking for.
07-25-2014 22:26:46 | More by SDReaper
4.35/5 rDev +5.1%
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
Encinitas Ale House in Encinitas, CA
92 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.