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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
99
world-class

75 Ratings
Ratings: 75
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 7.05%
Taps: 40
Bottles: 100
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: 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

Notes:
None, yet.

(Place added by: DeanMoriarty on 05-27-2013)
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mactrail

Washington

3.64/5  rDev -19.8%

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.

07-16-2013 05:28:54 | More by mactrail
More User Reviews:
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SDRedDevil

California

4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

09-03-2014 03:40:37 | More by SDRedDevil
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aoampm

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

09-02-2014 22:00:57 | More by aoampm
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jose_alehouseSD

California

5/5  rDev +10.1%

09-01-2014 15:07:06 | More by jose_alehouseSD
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patklupe

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

08-28-2014 17:20:36 | More by patklupe
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

My first time to San Diego as an adult, I fly in to San Diego Airport, and get driven 9 minutes to this place. I couldn't have asked for a better first place to hit. It's in a cool area, with attractive architecture and decor. Tons of earth elements, sandy spots, coy ponds etc. Huge outdoor beer garden area for dining and drinking. The beer list was impressive, and included many local guest brews. You can create your own flight of (4) four ounce pours of any draft beer. The food selection was also wonderful, with eclectic ingredients and different takes on old favorites too. I had lamb belly Asian style pork buns. The wait staff was very friendly and knowledgable. They have a large merchandise shop too. I would strongly suggest anyone get to this place.

08-23-2014 05:39:14 | More by BeerForMuscle
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KingCobra686

Connecticut

4.56/5  rDev +0.4%

08-17-2014 06:06:54 | More by KingCobra686
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Lucnifter

California

4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

08-15-2014 19:33:18 | More by Lucnifter
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briang01

Maryland

3.72/5  rDev -18.1%

08-12-2014 03:29:40 | More by briang01
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Gavage

New Jersey

4.58/5  rDev +0.9%

First day in San Diego and a must on the itinerary is this place. A large spawling complex where there is several rooms, and a large oudoor area and just a great vibe here. Most folks are here for great beer. Unfortunately a long wait for an outdoor seat planted us just off the large bar by the gift shop area. The bar alone can seat 25+ comfortably.

The waiter explained the beer menu with some personalization on what he preferrerd and why which was nice. There are about 15 standard Stone brews here, with about 10 brewed here specifically for the restaurant, and about 15 or so guest beers (Alesmith, Green Flash, etc.). I ordered the single hop IPA which was phenominal, and I also ejoyed two other beers which were good.

Servive was prompt and friendly. The gift shop is a bit expensive but well stocked. Growlers to go which is nice.

Overall a must stop for any BA visiting San Diego.

08-10-2014 03:10:01 | More by Gavage
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Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens - Liberty Station in San Diego, CA
99 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.