Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery
Active Beers: 40
Beer Ratings: 225
Beer Avg: 3.78
Taps: 40 / Bottles: 50
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 21 | Reviews: 14 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by rikatine:
4.48/5 rDev +8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Our goal while visiting SD was to try as many local beers as possible. Of the many places we went to while visiting SD, Monkey Paw was one of our favorites. We couldn't get enough of the Cornelius DIPA and their Howler IPA was great as well. You know a place is good when you just stop in for one and end up staying a few hours.
Interestingly we went here towards the end of our trip partially because we had not gotten an opportunity to try their IPA elsewhere during the week. The bartender said that was because they couldn't really keep up with supply so they keep it in house.
We ended up ordering a cheese steak and fries from the menu, and it was delicious.
If your looking for a local SD beer experience, this should fit the bill. We would go back on a future trip.
11-03-2012 01:20:09 | More by rikatine
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3.56/5 rDev -14.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4 | $$
We walked here from the Mission Brewery (about 8 blocks) to get some food on our stomach after a two-hour tasting at Mission. It's not in the best part of SD but there are worse places to be in a big city. The place was welcoming and there was plenty of seating, both at the bar and the eating area.
Getting fast service here meant going up to the bar to order which was fine with me. The staff was friendly, helpful and the food arrived quickly. We had pulled pork sammiches and their piggyback fries, which are criss-cut and topped with shredded BBQ pork, cheese and something else I can't remember. All the food was very good, appealing to look at and good quantity. We a chose a few of their Monkey Paw brews to go with lunch and we were not disappointed. The Howler IPA was great as was the Chinook (APA) my wife had.
Overall a very good experience and we will definitely go back.
10-19-2013 21:01:48 | More by MoorBeerPlz
3.76/5 rDev -9.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | $
I wanted to like this place so bad because my GF and I love their Kong Barleywine and like the vibe we get overall from the brewery.
Sadly, this wasn't the case and we both left a little disappointed. Her and I may have had are expectations set high but I still think this could have potential. We walked from our hotel from Downtown and that was a treat! We were given the opportunity to dodge tweakers running by, weave around the homeless and navigate through closed streets. YAY, we won!
Inside was kind of like the outside; hot and nothing to get excited about. Selection of brew consisted of lots of pales and IPAs, a few guests taps that skewed to the "beginner" drinkers but nothing to even want to keep me to stay. I had their XPA and the Mint saison and actually really enjoyed the XPA! Good stuff. While the AMOUNT of beers available were good, the variety kind of sucked. Prices were great and that's about the best part, but they better be for all the work it took to get there!
Also, A for service! While the two bartenders were busy and it took a bit to grab their attention, they made time for light chatting and always had big smiles.
09-10-2013 22:16:55 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery in San Diego, CA
92 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.