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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

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Notes:
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(Place added by: HalfFull on 10-16-2010)
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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
Photo of jjboesen
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%

The Beer Company is a small capacity brewpub situated smack in the middle of Downtown, among the lost tourists, the seedy drifters, the psychotic homeless and commuters waiting for the No. 30 bus. It is also a few blocks from the Gaslight District and its many purveyors of depravity. The venue is of moderate size with a sports bar vibe to it: noisy, semi-crowded, with a U-shaped marble bar amid cushy booths lining the Broadway Street side.

As noted, Beer Company offers seven house beers, one of which is a pleasant stout, along with a few dozen guests. In addition to the stout, I quaffed their nice Elimination IPA and a Wyatt Earp Red Ale. (Earp lived in the Gaslight District at one point in his later life.) The food was the usual pub grub and was served by attractive and efficient, if indifferent, servers. That said, it was the second official stop during my recent SDBW 2012 trip. On to Number Three....

jjboesen, Nov 19, 2012
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The Beer Company in San Diego, CA
87 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.