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Liars' Club Alpine Tavern & Grill

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Liars' Club Alpine Tavern & GrillLiars' Club Alpine Tavern & Grill
BA SCORE
96
world-class

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 //



Notes:
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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Photo of Jason
3.45/5  rDev -21.1%

A- This place rocked ... punk all over. I was really digging the vibe and the selection in the juke box ... but is there really a need to have so many fucking TVs!

Q- All my pints were fresh, the glassware was the typical American tumbler bullshit but at least they were clean and I was not served a chipped glass.

Serv- The service, to be blunt ... it down right sucked. But in the defense of the staff on 9/08/06 they had no clue there was 20+ BAs coming. Seriously, they need to check their email. You guys ever think about updating your tab system? Who the hell still hand writes tabs ... lame, nothing like waiting 45 mins for you bill. The service was a little slow on 9/10/06 as well until they realized we were sitting with a well know beer industry icon.

Sel- Impressive selection of west coast beers ... I saw a few cases of Mexican beer in the back, that was the only crap they had I guess.

F- Food was hit and miss. Our first visit the burger and fries was awesome. The second visit the veggie fuego sandwich tasted like it had been cooked the day before and the fries were stale as well.

All in all a great beer bar to hit ... just order two rounds at a time and you will be all set. ;-)

Jason, Sep 12, 2006
Photo of Todd
4.56/5  rDev +4.3%

Hit this place with xlperro. Glad I did, even if briefly.

Liars Club reminds me of what Bukowski's (Boston) wanted to be: a kick-ass beer bar focused on great craft beer and awesome sounds! The theme is simply awesome. You'll see several "liar" quotes and the "fingers crossed" logo here and there. Interior and furniture is nearly all black, making for a comfortable dive-y feel. Clash DVD was on the tube and stereo. $3 full pints of Alesmith Speedway Stout, plus loads of other regional favs and seasonals - killer selection for the size of the place. Had a pint of Stone Pale Ale on their small outdoor area, facing The Clash on the tube, of course.

I was really impressed that on our way out the owner was pushing one of the local fests (which I was in town for). He didn't have to, so that's a sign of someone who gives a shit about their local craft beer scene. Major props there.

Not sure if I was in heaven or hell, but I'll be back!

"Bud Light is there #1 selling beer."

Todd, Apr 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
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Liars' Club Alpine Tavern & Grill in Alpine, CA
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