Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery

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Monkey Paw Pub & BreweryMonkey Paw Pub & Brewery
BEER AVG
3.78/5
Based on:
58 Beers
72 Reviews
Place Score: 93
Reviews: 17
Visits: 51
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: n/a
Taps: 40
Bottles: 50
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

805 16th St
San Diego, California, 92101
United States
phone: (619) 358-9901

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @monkeypawpub

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Place added by: laxboy3496 on 08-28-2011

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Reviews: 17 | Visits: 51
Reviews by rikatine:
Photo of rikatine
4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
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. (778 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Alpha309
4.43/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of nesarebad
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of Pawoto
4.78/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Stopped here during a 14-brewery San Diego visit after getting a tip from a local. The Taplist was incredible - Vietnamese Speedway, two versions of Angel's Share, Cuvee de Tomme, Red Poppy, lots of other great stuff. The Monkey Paw beers I tried were solid - Cornelius (the DIPA) the most memorable.

The Bartender had a shirt that said "Eat Pussy. Chug Whiskey. Hail Satan!" So I was a little worried, but he was super polite and attentive. So I probably shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but that was a pretty aggressive shirt!

Great spot - really glad we stopped! (576 characters)

Photo of smb
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of jaydoc
4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of dcbobcat
4/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Buck89
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of Ucsbrandon
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of kingpin1010
4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of BoozyCollins21
4.67/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of double2chin
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of meehandennis
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of kmanjohnson
3/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of Drink_LocalSD
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of fureousangel
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of gaborcsupity
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Lucnifter
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of sholbert
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of Afroman
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of MonkeyKnfeFight
4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of largadeer
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Gavage
4.85/5  rDev +13.8%

This is a definite dive bar with a cool vibe. 30 beers on draft, with about 10 or so Monkey Paw beers. Big wooden bar, dark walls, several TVs, and a bunch of tables are surrounded with nic nacs and creative blackboard art.

I only had a few Monkey Paw beers, and each one was very good and represented the styles well. Service was friendly with a bit of attitude which fit the place. If you are here, have the cheesesteaks - they actually have Amoroso bread from Philly to add to the authenticity, along with the cheeze wiz. The cheesesteak was the best I ever had outside of Philly - and they could rival some of Philly's best.

Bottom line - a must stop for any serious beer and cheesesteak lover. (702 characters)

Photo of ThePaleRider
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery in San Diego, CA
93 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.