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Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens - Liberty Station

Not Rated.
Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens - Liberty StationStone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens - Liberty Station
BA SCORE
97
world-class

27 Reviews
Reviews: 27
Visits: 123
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: n/a
Taps: 40
Bottles: 100
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

2816 Historic Decatur Rd
Ste 116
San Diego, California, 92106-6164
United States
phone: (619) 269-2100

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @stonebistro

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Place added by: DeanMoriarty on 05-27-2013

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Reviews: 27 | Visits: 123
Reviews by mactrail:
Photo of mactrail
3.64/5  rDev -19.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3

There are actually 40 taps and an interesting variety of mostly worthwhile beers. Several Stone products, including three from the brewery just opened at this location, all hoppy. At the bar the servers where not very talkative but quite friendly, and happy to tell you what they know about the beers. No one offered to pour a sample, I noticed. Food seemed very over-priced with tiny portions. The $15 cheese, fruit, and crackers plate had a thin-sliced eighth of an apple and one strawberry carefully sliced in half. I'd eat at the Roseville Cuzhina around the corner, which has plentiful Portuguese food and ten taps.

Aside from the beers, the main attraction is the vast outdoor area with giant rocks, a variety of seating, and landscaping. It was thronged on a Sunday early evening. Indoors is a cavernous succession of rooms. I just wonder who designed this place, and who decided to spend so much money on it? It's just silly and and a strange combination of beat-up concrete and flue tiles, mixed with indoor watercourses and huge random slabs of rock. So swanky it's not what I would think of as a place to taste beer. At least it wasn't noisy, for all the people, with music that played softly most of the time.

I know people are big fans of Stone, but I prefer the many neighborhood bars and restaurants around the area that serve endlessly interesting beers, over this huge corporate place. Our server said they can seat over 600 people, making it the largest restaurant in San Diego, and something like 300 people are employed at this location. There is plenty of parking in the big lot under the giant American flag. The 28 bus goes along Rosecrans from Old Town trolley station. (1,695 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of indianabeerman
4.59/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.16/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of epyon396
4.18/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of jasonsolis
5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Caesars0331
4.67/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of BeerZombies1
4.91/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of LittleDon
4.54/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

A viable alternative to Escondido. Closer to downtown SD with all the amenities of Nowhere, North County. IMO, the best of both worlds.

Parking. Great beer and food. And, you don't have to drive 45 minutes to get back to civilization. I love the original location, but this offers a an attractive alternative. Same vibe as the first. Bring the kids, if you must. Wifi. When I'm in town, I stay at the Homewood Suites or Courtyard, drink and eat myself silly, then walk to my hotel. What more could I ask for? Except maybe a second liver. (538 characters)

Photo of Cold_1
4.1/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of barflybastard
4.58/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of JoelClark
4.39/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of JJFordick
5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of t2grogan
5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of cducap
4.71/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Lard_City
4.33/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Absolutely awesome and huge. No problem getting a table inside or outside. Beer selection is excellent including many from other breweries. Food is great but not typical brewery food. The setting is beyond belief. Go there. (223 characters)

Photo of Kylo76
4.3/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of ThePaleRider
4.38/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of oldsailor
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Definitely has a fancy designer's touch with all the stone and garden aspects. Love the solid stone table tops throughout and walking through the beer garden. The food here is absolutely amazing every time we go. My favorite is the pork belly a la plancha sandwich. Don't know how they do it, but it's great every time. (319 characters)

Photo of BeerOps
4.3/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of breadwinner
4.1/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of captaincoffee
4.51/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

The outside garden is one of a kind...the kind of place you dream about being while enjoying a beer that you can't get anywhere else. Classic and rare Stone offerings. Food wasn't anything I'd run back for, but the environment and beer is like no place I've ever been. (270 characters)

Photo of bonkers
4.49/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Sheen
5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Eriktheipaman
3.98/5  rDev -11.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Mike_Amps
4.61/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

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Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens - Liberty Station in San Diego, CA
97 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.