Taps: 24 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 8 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by mactrail:
3.88/5 rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
Anchoring the 30th St. beer corridor at busy El Cajon Blvd. It's yet another hip beer joint with upscale hip food. I counted 22 taps with a few Belgians (Rodenbach, Lucifer, St. Louis) and national oddities like DFH Theobroma, but mostly California beers. Two from Craftsman, Hangar 24, Bear Republic, Lost Abbey, Alesmith, Mongo from Port, Firestone, Sierra Nevada, etc. Emphasis seems to be on change. Service, even at the bar, is like Blind Lady: stand in line and pick your brew while they ring it up. Nice glassware in different, appropriate sizes. Many beers are 0.25 liter, a few in 0.5. The "happy hour" special is a full liter for $8.
Food is interesting though pricey. Unusual pizzas. Oysters in various ways are a feature. The fried oyster Po Boy was ok, but I didn't care much for the soft roll. Clam chowder had actual bivalves but was way salty with bacon. Salads and bread sampler plate looked great, I'll try that next time.
Spacious place with no TVs in the concrete floor old garage style. Take your choice-- uncomfortable metal drafting stools at the small bar or uncomfortable wood benches at the picnic tables. A few sidewalk tables for smokin' and mopin'. At a recent visit they were talking about an actual garden patio in the back, which would be great. Supposed to be the only restaurant with a parking lot on 30th St.
The place was started just this fall by Lee Chase, who spent 10 years brewing for Stone and is a co-owner of Blind Lady. The hope is for Tiger Tiger to get a license to move Automatic brewing to this location. They also talk about an in-house bakery.
12-04-2011 07:17:11 | More by mactrail
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4.53/5 rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5 | $$
What Tiger! Tiger! does so well (as does Lee Chase's flagship spot, Blind Lady Alehouse) is blend a tavern with a restaurant. Tiger is well organized, with a long bar to the left and several long, picnic style tables to the right. There are a few high, long tables- every spot encourages a social experience, but you can certainly still have a private, romantic dinner if you wish.
The beer list is always solid (one of the best SD Dogfish Head locations) and occasionally superb (especially during beer week and anniversary week). New IPA only 4-tap bar out back only helps with this.
The food is among the best in San Diego. Wood-fired oven used to create awesome dishes ranging from meaty to vegan. We have tried most of the menu (and specials, which change often) and have never been disappointed. Sunday brunch is among the top 2 or 3 in SD.
11-06-2013 20:12:18 | More by sisterthelonious
4.4/5 rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Tiger! Tiger! is one of the better beer bars in San Diego. They've got outdoor seating if it interests you, a small bar and a plethora of picnic tables. I've been here many times and each time their beer selection is very nice and different enough from Blind Lady (their sister location) that it's worth checking Tap Hunter if you're not sure of which one you want to go to.
The food here, in my opinion, is better than Blind Lady's by a long shot. The sandwiches are absolutely insane! Delicious! Their bread has a tendency to be really hard though, so definitely try to cut the sandwich into smaller pieces if at all possible. Makes it much easier to handle.
This is practically the perfect place to start a 30th St pub crawl. Hit up Coffee & Tea Collective for an espresso beforehand so you can just stay up all night and hit all of the 30th St locations.
10-24-2013 15:32:52 | More by radshoesbro
3.27/5 rDev -21.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.25 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
Medium-large inside bar area with a smallish outside area out back.
Selection was a little disappointing as was the service. Guy tried to rush me to order when there was no one there and I really hadn't taken a long time.
Inside was too dark and the bar setup was lackluster.
Was such a disappointment after I enjoyed my time at the Blind Lady so much. Really shows regardless if a place is owned by the same people that your staff really makes a place worthwhile to comeback to.
Also the food and beer selections were sub-par compared to the sister location.
06-20-2013 22:50:11 | More by claspada
Tiger! Tiger! in San Diego, CA
92 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.