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Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens - Liberty Station

YOUR RATING = None |
BA SCORE
96
world-class

31 Reviews
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
96
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
143
Avg:
4.44
pDev:
3.83%
 
 
Taps:
40
Bottles/Cans:
100
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens - Liberty StationStone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens - Liberty Station
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

2816 Historic Decatur Rd
Ste 116
San Diego, California, 92106-6164
United States

(619) 269-2100 | map
www.stonelibertystation.com

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Reviews: 31 | Ratings: 143
Reviews by orangesol:
Photo of orangesol
4.45/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Having visited the main location a few days ago I was intrigued to see if some of their other locations lived up to the main one. A bit hard to find, only a very small sign out front hints at what is inside the building. Once we found the entrance we checked out the small store right inside the door, some pretty nice swag and bottles in there. Once we got to the bar area it was pretty similar to the main location, with a bit more plane noise. Atmosphere was pretty laid back but it was mostly dead at lunch time so nothing to amazing. Service was awesome. Our bartender was great to talk to and never let my glass sit empty for more than a minute. Quality was pretty high all around. Beers in the correct glasses and the building itself was beautifully renovated to fit their needs. Selection was even better than the original location. I know they just had their winter storm event a week or so ago so I can only assume I encountered some of the leftovers. I was able to get a StoneWall, one of my long time wants, and a ’08 Old Guardian aged in red wine barrels. They also had a few other leftovers but we had other places to be. Food was excellent as usual. I got the pulled chicken and boar sandwich and it was awesome. Also got to try some of the BBQ ribs and they were excellent as well. Prices on beers were pretty good, food was again a little overpriced but it was quality so thats not a huge deal for me. Overall I think I might prefer this place in almost every way over the main location except the overall vibe. I will have to return for dinner next time I am in town and see if it is any better then. Still an awesome place to have a beer and avoid some of the usual crowds that frequent the main location.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of smartassboiler
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.36/5  rDev -24.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

I didn't try the food and only had one beer here, mostly because the selection really underwhelmed.

When I visit a brewery I look forward to finding brews that I couldn't pick up in a gas station or that are made especially for the brewery. I didn't find much of that at this location, with a gose---which was nice---being the one exception.

The space itself was massive and felt like visiting Jurassic Park's theme world. Big old gift shop, wide-open interior and theme park feel. Service was pretty impersonal.

Not a place I'd revisit, I don't think.

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Photo of Swig46
4.38/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of garyloveman
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of NJNYC732
3.65/5  rDev -17.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25

Photo of dwagner003
4.08/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Camillo
3.89/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.53/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Keananmichael5
4.1/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of kmanjohnson
4.39/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.67/5  rDev +5.2%
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 +5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of edward_boumil
4.53/5  rDev +2%
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 +12.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of socon67
4.56/5  rDev +2.7%
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 +12.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Dirtinabottle
4.75/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of kdlsantos
4.4/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Kerrrie
4.57/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.58/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of indianabeerman
4.59/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.16/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of epyon396
4.18/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of jasonsolis
5/5  rDev +12.6%
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
96 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.