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Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens - Liberty Station

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

30 Reviews
Reviews: 30
Visits: 136
Avg: 4.48
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 | map
www.stonelibertystation.com

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Place added by: DeanMoriarty on 05-27-2013

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Reviews: 30 | Visits: 136
Reviews by mactrail:
Photo of mactrail
3.64/5  rDev -18.8%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of wethorseblanket
4.53/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Keananmichael5
4.1/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of kmanjohnson
4.39/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.67/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

First off they have some classy bathrooms. Stopped in for some fresh beer and some late xmas gifts. Truly awesome selection. Bought some growlers and the gut helping me could not have been nicer. Will make this a regular stop on my trips to San Diego.

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Photo of azdback
4.66/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of edward_boumil
4.53/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Place overall was just really cool. Unfortunately I couldn't stay as long as I would have liked, had plans. But the atmosphere and deco were amazing, food was great and the beer selections were interesting. Things available I can't get back home so I got to try them.
The place is quite large though and a bit confusing, not something to deduct from the experience but just making note of it.

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Photo of Shasty
5/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of socon67
4.56/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

This is like Willy Wonka's factory for beer. Tons of awesome variations. Mocha IPA, golden stout, and other very unique brewpub only taps. Food was world class as well, though pricey. I consider this a must stop if in SD.

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Photo of Redgoatman
5/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Dirtinabottle
4.75/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of kdlsantos
4.4/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Kerrrie
4.57/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.58/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of indianabeerman
4.59/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.16/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of epyon396
4.18/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of jasonsolis
5/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Caesars0331
4.67/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of BeerZombies1
4.91/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of LittleDon
4.54/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

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Photo of Cold_1
4.1/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of barflybastard
4.58/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of JoelClark
4.39/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of JJFordick
5/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens - Liberty Station in San Diego, CA
97 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.