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Karl Strauss Brewing Company - Downtown San Diego

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Karl Strauss Brewing Company - Downtown San DiegoKarl Strauss Brewing Company - Downtown San Diego
BA SCORE
88
very good

39 Ratings
Ratings: 39
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.83%
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

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

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Reviews by Fabric8r:
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4.72/5  rDev +21.3%

Stopped in here while on vacation because it was on this beer fly list of brew-pubs. While trying to navigate downtown San Diego (one of the hardest cities to get around in) we finally found this place and parked OK. A little bit uneasy walking up to the place, wondering if the car would be the same when we came out, etc, but once we got inside we were pleasently suprised. The waiter was very friendly and I ordered the 6-taster, to get a feel for the different brews. Each beer was true to the style and I enjoyed each one. The Red Trolley was my least favorite as I had a hard time considering it as an ale, but it went down just fine. Their beers are wonderful, although not anything to write a rave review about.
The food, wow, that was the best meal we had during our week visit to southern Cal. The three of us each really enjoyed our meal and we got to taste each other's.

This place is a must-visit for anyone interested in good beer and good food. I wish they would open up one here in Bozeman, we sure need a quality place like this!

Oh, the car was just fine when we left.

Fabric8r, Sep 02, 2003
More User Reviews:
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

stumac, Yesterday at 10:44 PM
Photo of Gavage
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%

Upon entering you first notice the lighter shades of woods, yellow walls, and plenty of tables and 1/2 booths. There are a few tables outside too. The bar overlooks some of the brewing tanks. Big open wood ceiling give this a bit of an airy feel.

There were about 10 house beers on draft with some beers available in bombers. I had numerous beers over a few stops here and the ranged from OK to really good. One of the older places in San Diego, and it is worthy of a stop.

Gavage, Sep 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

anthony23cippy, Aug 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

cherche, Jul 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

anon, Jul 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

rocket182, Jul 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

BubalooBrewMaster, Apr 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Tarps68, Feb 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

kristougher, Jan 31, 2014
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Karl Strauss Brewing Company - Downtown San Diego in San Diego, CA
88 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.