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Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery

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Monkey Paw Pub & BreweryMonkey Paw Pub & Brewery

37 Ratings
Ratings: 37
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.73%
Active Beers: 47
Beer Ratings: 306
Beer Avg: 3.84
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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4.04/5  rDev -4.7%

fureousangel, Monday at 06:20 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

gaborcsupity, Nov 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Lucnifter, Nov 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

sholbert, Oct 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Afroman, Oct 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

MonkeyKnfeFight, Oct 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

SDRedDevil, Oct 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

largadeer, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of Gavage
4.85/5  rDev +14.4%

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.

Gavage, Sep 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

ThePaleRider, Aug 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

cdog707yo, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of sillyhed8
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Looks more like a rock n roll bar than a brewery, but staff was very helpful and knowledgeable on the beers available. Great collaborations and tasty food as well.

sillyhed8, Jul 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

HarleyCorps, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

notchucknorris, Jun 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Deaner1308, May 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

dwagner003, Apr 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

jwalden, Mar 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

suprturing, Mar 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

aquazr1, Feb 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

kristougher, Jan 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

mmulebarn, Jan 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

jenray, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of MoorBeerPlz
3.56/5  rDev -16%

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.


MoorBeerPlz, Oct 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

bcerv-ca, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
3.76/5  rDev -11.3%

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.

EyePeeAyBryan, Sep 10, 2013
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Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery in San Diego, CA
94 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.