1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

The Beer Company

Not Rated.
The Beer CompanyThe Beer Company
BA SCORE
87
very good

16 Ratings
Ratings: 16
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 8.22%
Active Beers: 31
Beer Ratings: 112
Beer Avg: 3.78
Taps: 28
Bottles: 75
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

602 Broadway
Ste 101
San Diego, California, 92101-5449
United States
phone: (619) 398-0707

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap 

Notes:
None, yet.

(Place added by: HalfFull on 10-16-2010)
Place: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-10 | 11-20  | next › last »
Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by berley31:
Photo of berley31
4.14/5  rDev +9.8%

Kicked off our SD trip here on Monday... their happy hour had just started and we were walking by...

A: Nice spot... big, wrap-around bar in the center, with lots of tables. We sat at the bar.. it wasn't too busy this afternoon. Good lighting (neither too dark or light), a few TVs scattered about.

Q+Selection: 8 or so of their beers, plus about the same number in guest taps. I had two of theirs, both of which were actually pretty darn good. Tasted fresh to me.

Service: The bartender was extremely friendly and willing to chat about beer, local breweries, whatever.

O: A nice little underrated spot... I'd definitely go back. Happy hour prices were great (3 bucks/pint).

berley31, Sep 30, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of Gavage
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

When entering the first thing you notice is the large granite topped bar that can seat about 40 patrons. There are a ton of tables here too, and the whole dining area overlooks the brew tanks that are behind a window. Off to the side is an open kitchen and wood burning stove. Loads of TVs around the pklace with everyone showing sports.

A bunch of house beers on draft, but I only had 1 which was the IPA and it was good. Service was a bit slow and for dinner time the place was somewhat empty.

Gavage, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of Bwagner1122
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Bwagner1122, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of cdog707yo
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

cdog707yo, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of johnhkelm
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

johnhkelm, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of jenray
3/5  rDev -20.4%

jenray, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of sunny289
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

sunny289, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of DRTBrewster
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Ran across this place while looking for retail craft beer stores in downtown SD, sat down and was pleasantly surprised. Large place with a contemporary feel in an old building which was very cool. The beer and food were good, however, with so many more wonderful breweries to visit in SD, I wouldn't put this on the top of list of brewery must visits if in SD.

DRTBrewster, Sep 24, 2013
Photo of fox227
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%

First I'll talk about the bad. The guest beer list is very small, and is unfortunately crowded by a number of "crafty" options for the regular Joe and Jane who don't want anything too interesting (read: good). However, the house beers are anywhere from decent to excellent, and include happy hour prices and are always cheaper than the guest options; these beers make the brewpub well worth your time.

The food is good but not consistently great across the board. I have loved some dishes and was overwhelmed by others. The selection is nice, but I'm not blown away, either.

I love the service, however. I haven't been to the bar counter, the wait staff is very friendly and attentive. I'm a huge customer service person, and I always feel very welcome.

fox227, May 27, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%

I visited The Beer Company recently for the Best Damn Night Of The Barrels. It's a fairly large place inside that reminds me of an independent BJ's type establishment down to a number of TVs playing sports. There was a bar area with seating and tables around the rest of the space. They had 8 of their own beers on tap with a handful of guest beers. I didn't see if they had a bottle list. All the beers I tried seemed to be a bit warm but otherwise OK. Service was pretty good but it took a while to get the attention of the staff at the bar. I found their house beers to be decent but nothing too special. I would probably make a quick stop in again just to see if they have anything new on tap, but it wouldn't be a first choice destination for me.

UCLABrewN84, Mar 12, 2013
« first ‹ prev | 1-10 | 11-20  | next › last »
The Beer Company in San Diego, CA
87 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.