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Yard House

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BA SCORE
87
very good

63 Ratings
Ratings: 63
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Taps: 120
Bottles: 5
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1023 4th Ave
San Diego, California, 92101-4815
United States
phone: (619) 233-9273

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @yardhouse

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(Place added by: xlperro)
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Reviews by stangelj:
Photo of stangelj
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%

Was in the Gaslamp district of San Diego so had a chance to visit for dinner. We arrived at about 5 pm on a Thursday, so was not busy at all, although it got very busy as the evening went on. As previously mentioned there are lots of beers on tap, I counted 115 on the beer menu. Most are indeed local west cost beers so the only downside is not a great selection of international beers. Also, I could not find one example of a Belgian style strong ale on the menu with all those beers. We sampled 8 different beers for a dollar each for a 4 oz glass, and then finally ordered a pint of the favorite of the lot. The service was great, with a very chatty waitress who knew most of the beers and had tried many of them. The music was a bit loud for conversation, but not too bad. Given we were there during happy hour (between 4-6) we found the prices very reasonable. Pints of beer were $3 and most appitizers were half price. A very good experience, I'd go again when in town.

stangelj, Mar 13, 2006
More User Reviews:
Photo of Gavage
3.9/5  rDev +1%

If you have been to any Yard House, it is basically the same. A large bar that can seat a boat load of people, 100+ taps, and decent food. The layout here was a bit different since the dining space is a bit different from other Yard House restuarants. Loads of TVs through the place showing sports. The beer offering were typical for a Yard House with a few more local San Diego beers. Overall, this place is consistent to other YH restaurants and is worthy of a stop.

Gavage, Friday at 11:08 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Bubbawilly88, Sep 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

bigred89, Aug 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

sharkboy, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of stevoj
4.33/5  rDev +12.2%

Something for everybody, beer menu organized by taste/style, making it easier to locate what you want. 100 taps...enough said. Take the trip to the restrooms and look in on the Keg room. Enough for everybody, even particular people like me.... Good selection of local, regional, and international

stevoj, Aug 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

sunny289, Nov 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

djaeon, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of sholland119
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%

We stopped in to this location a couple of times during our week in San Diego since it was across the street from our hotel.

The place is big, with a huge oval bar, counter space and high tops behind, a good sized dining room. Downstairs is the "barrel room" which is open on weekend nights but which we did not get to. Sports bar like feel in general but a bit darker, which gave it more charm than the Yard House I visited in Las Vegas.

This is a mega tap place, 120+ beers, heavily concentrated in local and regional craft taps. To fill this number of taps with craft and keep it fresh, you have to have lots of the standard products and few seasonals. So the choice can be oddly unexciting for a craft drinker who has done a reasonable amount of traveling and/or trading and is looking for something new. We lucked out here as our visit was during beer week and there were some special kegs (GF 9th Anniversary, Hamilton's 5th Anniversary Black Ale, DDH Ruination with oak). But even on a non Beer Week visit, it's nice to have fresh Deschutes (even if it's *just* Mirror Pond), FW (even if it's *just* Union Jack), etc.

Service was really good, prompt, friendly and more knowledgeable than I would have expected. Food was decent, nothing memorable.

On the whole, if I lived in a town with a Yard House, I'd probably never go. But for an out of towner the experience can be quite nice.

HV

sholland119, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of berley31
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Dropped by here a couple of times over our trip to SD, as it was quite close to our hotel.

A: Very "cool" atmosphere, or at least trying to be. Dark, lots of booths, pretty people to sit you. A large wrap around bar in the center of it all.

Q+Selection: Well... in terms of numbers it's obviously high (what, 120 taps I think?). But really, in the grand scheme of things, other than a few beers there's nothing here that's going to jump out at you... and I'm from New Brunswick, for crying out loud. A lot of the beers I've had on more basic U.S. beer trips. But, it was nice to be able to try a couple of beers that I've tried to clone since and can't get. I don't know about freshness though... the Mirror Pond I had seemed a little off.

Service: Served fast, asked if we wanted another when we were empty, but that's it. They WERE very busy both times, though.

O: I wouldn't seek it out, but if you're crawling in the area... you'll easily find something there that you'd like to drink.

berley31, Sep 30, 2011
Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.29/5  rDev -14.8%

This may have been my least favorite place in SD. The atmoshpere was purely sports bar with no real ambiance or feel to the place. They had a shit load of selections but none of them were really any good. I think I had Green Flash IPA or something really mundane.

This may be a cool place for a large group of people to watch college football or an NFL game but the lack of beer atmosphere and beer selection would keep my away from this place, especially considering what else is out there.

The service was pretty non existent. I was served my beer and then forgotten about. I guess that is what you get at the big chains.

SaCkErZ9, Sep 13, 2011
Photo of AdamBear
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%

Atmosphere: this was my favorite part. it was just so big inside. of course, its a typical model of a chain restaurant, but it was nice being able to find a secluded booth in which just my girl and i could enjoy some good beer on a busy night for the city.

Service: since it is a chain restaurant, the staff are more than likely required to be as nice and chipper as possible. the bartender was fairly knowledgeable and willing to help as well.

Quality/Selection: very large, but not very great. it did have some great locals, but nothing rare. It really would be a great place to go and enjoy a great beer...if it were not in the area that its in. San Diego just has so many great treats to offer...so don't waster your time here!

AdamBear, Aug 20, 2011
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Yard House in San Diego, CA
87 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.