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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
100
world-class

87 Ratings
Ratings: 87
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 7.22%
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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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

heffIPAlover, Jan 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

johnhkelm, Jan 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Sicem99, Dec 28, 2013
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

dlindsay79, Dec 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Boone757, Dec 07, 2013
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

Joker1138, Nov 22, 2013
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4.6/5  rDev +0.7%

Stopped by with the wife. Incredible setup, huge, indoor and outdoor. Nothing like it, just beautiful. Massive selection, it was a sour beer day, but I got a Brunch Weasel and Heirloom Pumpkin Barleywine. Had some heavy hitting bottles from Stone and beyond but way on the pricey side. $14 for Brunch Weasel 13 oz. and ) $16 for the Heirloom. The $26 for a 3F Oude Geuze Golden Blend 375 ml was crazy and I didn’t pay that, but decided on a $22 bottle (250 ml) of Cognac George! for $22--I was buzzed at that point. Come to bottle share things with others and maybe the hit isn’t so bad. They have a retail store and I grabbed a Southern Charred and some Stone Dog Bones here as well for my pup back home. Food was awesome, got the crispy Brussels sprouts and duck tacos. Fantastic. Knocks: Service was slightly slow and a low flying airplane came by every couple minutes sitting outside. The planes really, really hurt what is otherwise an incredible atmosphere. Also way pricey. Overall this is a must visit, just get your wallet ready.

BMMillsy, Nov 22, 2013
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4.88/5  rDev +6.8%

Stone Brewing World bistro and Gardens in Liberty Station is a gemstone!
The atmosphere is flawless (although the garden in Escondido is superior). The garden area is built on flat terrain and there’s nowhere to lie out like in Escondido. However, the ponds and water fountains are a very nice touch. The fire-pits are very nice as well.
Service is perfect, the waiters, bar-tenders and hosts are all great! My first visit was in October when friends and family of the female breed celebrated my wife and our baby (baby shower). The bartender was awesome! My father was a Bud man and now a Corona man, but the bartender offered him beer that accommodated his palate (no IPA’s).
That brings me to selection. Stone brews some of the best beer in the world and they also host some of the best. The only problem I had was the food. The food was not bad, but it was not great. This place is great and I was expecting great food to accompany my beer.
Overall this place is awesome.

Victor, Nov 19, 2013
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

I rate Stone so highly because I love their beer so much and I was so surprised how awesome this new location was. Everything was great, the beers were amazing as always and the food was just as good. My boyfriend and I loved our dinner so much that we went back the next day for lunch.

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Alex_Mraz, Nov 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

DeanMoriarty, Oct 30, 2013
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4.05/5  rDev -11.4%

Was on a beer-centric trip down to San Diego, and had to stop by here for dinner before heading back up to LA. Upon arrival, you just don't realize how massive of a place this is. We were told it seats up to 950 people. Just an awesome area for a huge number of people. The requisite gargoyle decor is around just about everywhere. Very cool spot. Good tap list on hand, all of the popular Stone brews, plus a couple one-offs from the Liberty Station brewpub. Also probably 15 guest taps, which are of good quality. Not an outrageous selection, but very good. Finally, the food was on point. I had the chicken schnitzel which was awesome, and the wife had a steak. Very good quality, and nice presentation. Overall, I would call this a must stop on any San Diego beer trip. I have not been to the location in Escondido, but this one was a good stop.

zhanson88, Oct 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

bcerv-ca, Oct 09, 2013
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4.36/5  rDev -4.6%

I am a huge Stone fan and have been to the Escondido location, I really liked this location from a restaurant, architectural perspective. There were many places to hang out and enjoy the great weather while basking in the glow of (as always) an amazing beer selection.

However, if you want that real brewery experience, I would take the trip to Escondido, Liberty Station is a great dinner date, business lunch, or out of town guest hang out. Beautiful place, great beer, and if their food is anything like the brewery in Escondido, I am sure it is outstanding. I just prefer to be around fermenting beer, bottling lines, and the aroma of fresh hops and malt when I drink my favorite craft beer.

DRTBrewster, Sep 24, 2013
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4.53/5  rDev -0.9%

A fantastic place to visit. If you're not a beer fan and are just looking for a very nice place to eat this is still a good place.

Food was very good and portions were not lacking. The price is on par for a restaurant of this calibre.

A nice selection of beer, not the most I have ever seen, but it is a Stone restaurant and brewery so lots of Stone.

I wouldn't say it's a textbook "bistro" considering this is a very large establishment. Maybe view it as several bistros in one place. Nice outdoor seating with fountains, fire pits, and lounging areas.

On my trip we had very nice and friendly service.

As one reviewer stated there was no Stone sign on the building, making it a little hard to find. The main brewery didn't have one either.

kevrice88, Aug 19, 2013
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4.61/5  rDev +0.9%

So Stone builds an 8 million dollar facility but does not put a sign on the building. My GPS told me I had arrived but I didn't see it. With the help of two nice ladies I managed to locate it anyways.

This place is huge! Several rooms with bars and a enermous outside patio. Sun chairs are available in case you want to lounge...

Tons of Stone beers on tap including some that were only brewed there and not bottled. besides Stone there were also other beers on tap and a extensive bottle list.

Once I started talking to the bartender he gave us all kinds of samples of beers he thought we should try as well. Very nive and it put me in just the right mood to buy an expensive T-Shirt and some (reasonbly priced) bottles from the gift shop.

It's sits right under the take off path from San Diego airport and when a plane flies over it does get very, very loud on the patio.

Not a bad place to hang out and have some beers!

doopiedoopiedoo, Aug 19, 2013
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4.45/5  rDev -2.6%

Just visited with Da Boss earlier today.

Atmosphere was very good, a very large restaurant with several different seating areas indoors and a ginourmous outdoor patio that can seat maybe a couple of hundred. One of the servers mentioned this was the largest seating capacity restaurant in San Diego. It even tops Pelican Brewing up in Oregon which was the biggest brewpub i had been too until today.

Quality was excellent as there are not too many places that serve the grog Stone has (30 listed taps and a bottle list of 100 or so).

Selection of beer mentioned above was pretty awesome. There was the usual Stone lineup mixed in with local San Diego and smaller California brewers. And beyond that there were some wonderful European brews in the mix.

Food was excellent. Da Boss had the Chicken Tiki Masala and i had the Yokisaba noodles. Both dishes were from the hands of professional chefs...well worth the price of admission.

Overall value was a bit pricey...but as the old adage says you get what you pay for. Definitely check this place out!

arizcards, Jul 28, 2013
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3.64/5  rDev -20.4%

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.

mactrail, Jul 16, 2013
Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens - Liberty Station in San Diego, CA
100 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.