Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens - Liberty Station
Ratings: 72 | Reviews: 19 | Display Reviews Only:
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
3.95/5 rDev -13%
The place is beautiful, really done nicely. The bar room is dope and the outside has a great ambiance. The staff was friendly and accommodating.
There were 40 taps, although over half of them were IPA's. I was looking for something dark or maybe stout, didn't find what I wanted. I chose something else and wasn't disappointed.
The food was pricey and a bit uninspired in my opinion. I thought that the value for money wasn't really there. Not that I was really there for the food but it was a lunch/beer visit.
Overall I love Stone beers. I might go back for another visit but it's not really one of my go-to places when I just want to grab a beer and relax.
07-19-2014 08:28:39 | More by LaneMeyer
4.05/5 rDev -10.8%
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.
10-19-2013 04:17:11 | More by zhanson88
Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens - Liberty Station in San Diego, CA
99 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.