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Karl Strauss Brewing Company - Downtown San Diego

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89
very good

35 Ratings
Ratings: 35
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.99%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1157 Columbia St
San Diego, California, 92101
United States
phone: (619) 234-2739

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anon

California

4/5  rDev +2%

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rocket182

California

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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BubalooBrewMaster

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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Tarps68

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2%

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kristougher

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

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johnhkelm

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

01-06-2014 04:06:26 | More by johnhkelm
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California

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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Beer_Trotter

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

10-24-2013 01:25:25 | More by Beer_Trotter
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jjboesen

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25 | $$

Overwhelmed by choices during my recent San Diego Beer Week sojourn, I did not give much thought to Karl Strauss; however, an exhausting trip to the nearby Maritime Museum, as well as an overwhelming thirst, led me to this downtown venue. Located on a generic block, the building can be spotted immediately identified from the massive leaf drapery that festoons its’ façade. Thus began, my tenth stop of the trip.

Entering into the dimly lit interior, which has plenty of wood décor, can be found in any other restaurant in the city, I found a seat at the sparsely populated bar and was greeted by the cheerful and very exuberant 14-year old server (she was young, to say the least, but certainly not a pre-teen).

Karl Strauss offers a wide range of brews; during my lunchtime visit, I was proffered with their Red Trolley Ale, Tower 10 IPA, Pintail Ale, and yet-to-be-named amber taken directly from the fermenting tank. While the beers cannot be compared to many of the local hop bombs, the beers here were pleasing and good accompaniment to the big and juicy cheddar burger.

A pleasant experience nonetheless: decent beer, hearty chow, a friendly server who was liberal with samplers and another day in America’s favorite beer city.

03-25-2013 23:25:00 | More by jjboesen
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Karl Strauss Brewing Company - Downtown San Diego in San Diego, CA
89 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.