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Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens - Liberty Station

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Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens - Liberty StationStone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens - Liberty Station

109 Ratings
Ratings: 109
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: n/a
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

Place added by: DeanMoriarty on 05-27-2013

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4/5  rDev -12.3%

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4.71/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

This is an outstanding brew pub. Their beers are outstanding. The food is very good but the selection of dishes is a bit odd for a pub. I prefer the large beer garden for group conversation and dinning. The indoor bar is a bit cold and impersonal. Not a place to meet new people but great for meeting friends. The staff does a good job and I have gone here several times.

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4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of guityler83
4.49/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.25

This was my first stop on my trip to San Diego. It was barely noon when we started to head towards the airport in search of the legendary Stone World Bistro and Liberty Station and we got lost a few times, eventually going into a navy base and then navigating through the interesting gated community style location of the brewery.

We walked in and were immediately greeted by a server, instead of getting a table we went for the bar option. Sitting down and taking a look around the place was done up with rocks and water and the stone logo all over, there was a big court yard with fountains, tons of space.

Big tap list, I would say 30+ beers total, some raritys (an '06 Arrogant Bastard) and one offs from the brewery. The el dorrado IPA was my first pint and the thing was fresh and bright with hop aroma. The food menu was a bit pricey so I just went with a BBQ sandwich (which was ok). The next beer was a barrel aged smoked barley wine, which blew me away. There weren't many people there since it was so early so we got our drinks quickly and the bar tender was friendly. I got my AHA discount when the check came and left with some merch from the store.

In all, if you are in SD its worth a trip for sure, I would like to go back when its busier and get the full experience, but the beer was amazing from the source non-the less.

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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

This place had atmosphere to spare. It just feels like you are truly somewhere special (beervana,perhaps?). While I have been to many breweries (AB,Boulevard,Schlafly,Goose Island) and nice bars,I have yet to find a comparison. the decor,beer list,and menu were the products of a lot of thoughtful planning. This is the Willy Wonka Chocolate factory equivalent for beer lovers (though obviously the vast majority of production was in Escondido). My wife and I sat outside in a very elaborate outdoor setting with plenty of lights strung about. There was a fountain that I heard and never saw. Thankfully there were countless outdoor heaters as it was a bit cool. I like that they had a lot of aged offerings from Stone along with plenty of draft options. They even had a good assortments of locals,micros and imports. I ordered the Oude Tart by The Bruery (I knew it was in the top 250 and had yet to see it elsewhere. We started with the hummus which was great,but the crackers were just good. I had the pulled pork & wild boar sandwich. It was great,but the chicken schnitzel and the bacon mashed potatoes my wife had were superb. We finished the meal off with the Arrogant Bastard brownie sundae and it was phenomenal. Service was excellent. Gift shop had lots of glass wear,hats,shirts,soaps made with beers,bottles and growlers to go. Really the only drawback was the frequent low flying aircraft overhead which you had to learn to conversation around.

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4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.45/5  rDev -2.4%
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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4.85/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

I have been to the Stone brewery and this is like a mini version of their beer garden directly in downtown San Diego next to the train station. There is an outside area that has stones and nice chairs and benches in it. The chairs and benches are actually made out of wine barrel staves which I thought was a really nice touch.

What's amazing is that this was a Saturday night around 8:00 PM and this place was nearly empty. I think in total there were 10 people there. I bought a round of beers and then some 22 oz bottles to take back home with me. The cost was on the higher end which is the reason that they were empty I'm betting. Regardless, I would rather pay a little extra for their beautiful atmosphere in the middle of San Diego.

Great spot, go there if you are ever in the train station in San Diego. It is a great spot literally right next door.

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Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens - Liberty Station in San Diego, CA
100 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.