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Liars' Club Alpine Tavern & Grill

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Liars' Club Alpine Tavern & GrillLiars' Club Alpine Tavern & Grill

56 Ratings
Ratings: 56
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 7.32%
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

2806 Alpine Blvd
Alpine, California, 91901
United States
phone: (858) 488-2340
// CLOSED //

Note: The Liars' Club moved from Mission Beach to Alpine, and changed its name slightly. - Reported Closed 1/12/2009

(Place added by: xlperro)
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Reviews by ChappyCubsFan:
Photo of ChappyCubsFan
4.16/5  rDev -4.8%

Trying to find a place to park in Mission Beach will be your biggest challenge. Then, deciding what will be your first beer from an incredible menu will be your 2nd challenge.

It's a small place situated right on the bustling Mission Boulevard. Don't blink or you may miss it. There is a small front patio that runs right along the street, offering a great opportunbity to relax and enjoy a few pints and the parade of cars and foot traffic, including some great bikinis. It's a real beach town atmosphere.

Their taps include some of the best San Diego beers, including AleSmith, Alpine, Ballast Point, Oggis's, Stone and and Pizza Port. But you can also find some outstanding CA brews, such as Russian River. There are Belgian styles as well, something to suit everyone's taste. There must have been 15-20 different taps when I visited this place. Again, it's very small. I did not try the food, but those around me who did seemed to have good portion, and it sure looked good.

After O'Brien's, this place is very likely the next best beer bar in the San Diego area for really decent beer.

ChappyCubsFan, Aug 12, 2005
More User Reviews:
Photo of likestoswallow
4.55/5  rDev +4.1%

Visited the Liar's club with my other. The place was very nice with very helpful staff. The beer menu was awesome with stuff that it hard to find. Think Russian River, Alesmith, Alpine brewing and many others. The food was as good as the beer, had the fuego burger (very spicy hot) and fries (the fries struck me as some of the best fries that I've ever had anywhere). No Beer review attached here as the spicy hot fuego destroyed my palate. Never visited the old place at Pb so I can't compare, but I kinda liked this. This is a must visit for all beer geeks.

likestoswallow, Nov 19, 2008
Photo of OlieIPA
4.3/5  rDev -1.6%

Visited this place with a few friends right after consuming some tasters at the Alpine Brewery down the street. Great selection of beer on tap a (Pure Hoppiness, Pliny the Elder, etc.) and in bottles as well. Atomosphere was very pleasant (music was at a perfect volume-could actually enjoy a conversation without having to yell) and the waitresses there were extremely helpful...they even knew what they were talking about when it came to beer. I didn't have the pleasure of trying their food, so I can give too much detail about that. LOL. If your ever in these parts, I highly recommend visiting this place.

OlieIPA, Sep 18, 2008
Photo of Mauerhan
4.2/5  rDev -3.9%

this place is great. me and a few friends went down to the alpine brewery, after words were sent down the street to the liars club. nice place. good atmosphere. obviously owned by green day fans. real nice selection on draft. i had a damnation from avery. yum. smallish bottle selection. about 20+ varieties of beer a few avery brews, hair of the dog, and others all of them quality. Im sad that i didnt get a chance to try the food. if for any reason you find yourself in alpine stop by. you wont be disappointed. :)

Mauerhan, Sep 16, 2008
Photo of Deuane
4.71/5  rDev +7.8%

The new place out in Alpine is very nice indeed. Large building with handy parking. We were treated great by the staff with Pete tending the bar training Heidi, who was just learning the craft beer ropes.

32 quality taps and an entire cooler full of awesome bottles this place has it all for the hard to please BA.

Interior was simple yet pleasant. Nothing overly fancy but had a simple laid back your here to drink beer and socialize feel.

Visited shortly after gorging ourselves at The Alpine Inn Sunday brunch down the street so we were far from hungry. Although the food that came out did look good.

Can't wait to get back to Alpine again to see the expanded Alpine Brewing and give this place another go around!

Deuane, Sep 14, 2008
Photo of bigbelcher
3.9/5  rDev -10.8%

Great beer selection, excellent tasting food but horrible kitchen service. We ordered our food at the same time and it came out staggered between 30 minutes and 60 minutes after we ordered, so the kitchen was definetly having some problems. Lots of taps, no crap on it. A good number of local San Diego brews including the local Alpine Pure Hoppiness. Plenty of beer for the hop heads including Pliney the Elder and Blind Pig IPA. It is remote, about 30 or 40 miles from San Diego with no public transportation that I could see but well worth the drive if you have a designated driver.

bigbelcher, Jul 06, 2008
Photo of MiScusi
4.68/5  rDev +7.1%

I've been here twice now on very slow days. I've sat at the bar both times and have had good service with friendly bartenders. The tap lineup is always amazing, it's hard to get a better lineup than what they usually have.

Overall it just kinda looks like a little cheap sit-down restaurant, but the main attraction are the taps behind the bar. There are a couple TV's in there to keep you occupied while at the bar.

They always have a couple Alpine beers on tap, along with Green Flash, Stone, Pizza Port, Lost Abbey, New Belgium, Craftsman, Deschutes, Russian River (Damnation and Elder) as well as a bunch of special releases from many other breweries.

The only food I've tried there is the Fuego Melt which everyone talks about. It's too hot for me and I can't taste my beer afterward but damn it is tasty.

If this place wasn't 2 hours away from me I would go there way more often.

MiScusi, May 17, 2008
Photo of 3frog
4.68/5  rDev +7.1%

Stopped by on my way in from Arizona (told my family in SD that I'd left 2 hrs later than I did so that I could have a pressure-free visit here...).

As already said, it's a nice, clean, relatively large place, and I immediately gravitated to the front-and-center bar with the 32 taps and cooler.

Oh the humanity; 32 mostly wonderful selections. I'm a proud card-carrying beer snob with relatively frequent access to SD/its beer, and I thought the selection was truly awesome (7 I'd not had). Pliny-E had just blown, so I 'settled' for the GF Le Freak, Port Poor Man's IPA, and another Le Freak.
Serving temp was great. Nice attention to locals, along with ample room for quality stuff from elsewhere.

Greeted immediately by Ashley, who was quite attentive to me and the 5 or so others in the bar section. Later on, Louis, the owner stopped by and we chatted for awhile. Props for friendliness and accessibility.

Fish and chips at 10.95 were tasty, though the chips themselves didn't do much for me. Good coleslaw; I ain't a slaw fan but ate all of theirs.
Pricing for the food and beer was California quality beer place reasonable. Certainly not bud light prices, but I know that my hobby requires a certain level of investment.

Got a few Struise-Mikkeller Double IPA and the new Alesmith Decadence to go.

I have to say, this is has replaced my previous San Diego-favorite beer bar--you lucky SD bastards!

3frog, Apr 12, 2008
Photo of srandycarter
4.33/5  rDev -0.9%

My first trip. I live only a few miles away from the new one. Went early on a Sunday afternoon, rainy and not very busy.

A - Big place, nothing fancy, but clean, nice big booths, barstools, bar tables, tv, etc. Tons of stuff on tap and bottle.

S - Easy going, quick with recommendations and samples.

S - Geez Louise, so many on tap. They had Pliney the Younger, but it had been tapped out. BUMMER. I tasted Pliney the Elder, went with Alesmith My Bloody Valentine, tasted the Majarishi too. The beauty is that they have all kinds of rare stuff in bottle that you can't easily get - AND ITS takeout! One small note, their wine list sucks, so my wife was a little let down. Hey, it's a beer mecca.

F - Bit beefy sandwich. Spicy, good, but got a little soggy.

V - Good beer is expensive, what can you do.

Best place in 10 square miles of my house, for sure!

srandycarter, Feb 24, 2008
Photo of d0ggnate
4.5/5  rDev +3%

I finally got a chance to check out the "new" Liar's Club. I wasn't fortunate enough to have been to the old location, so I can't compare the two.

Awesome beer selection!! I think I counted 32 taps. Our trip was for their grand opening party and all 32 taps were pouring beer gems. They had a nice collection of bottles, too. I won't discount The Liar's Club for slow service, based on the bar being packed for this event, but it would have been nice to have more than two bartenders for such an overwhelming crowd (bar and restaurant patrons). A few beers I tried, or should I say that I can remember trying were:

RR Toronado 20th Anniversary
Moonlight Sour Puss
Alpine Brewing Co. Exponential Hoppiness
Avery Majaraja (2005)
and many more...

I've heard so many good things about their menu that I had to at least sample something. We tried the quesadilla, fried artichoke hearts and chicken wings. The artichoke hearts were amazing! Breaded with an IPA batter and seasoned with just the right spices. The chicken wings were prepared to perfection. Just everything you should expect from a chicken wing.

My only gripe would be the bathroom situation. Don't get me wrong, the bathrooms are clean and much nicer than many I've seen. The problem is that if the bar is crowded you're gonna have to be prepared to wait for your turn. I know girls are good at waiting for a bathroom, but us guys usually don't have to stand in line. The bathroom is just for one person at a time and thus cause quite a line for both genders.

Overall, The Liars Club is a great place to enjoy amazing beer and great food. I hope I'll be back soon, but driving 20+ miles to drink isn't something I usually like to do. However, I will bribe, trick and mislead as many people as I can to drive me there so I may enjoy myself again.

d0ggnate, Jan 29, 2008
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Liars' Club Alpine Tavern & Grill in Alpine, CA
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