Karl Strauss Brewing Company
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Reviews by mltobin:
3.4/5 rDev -10.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$$
The outside of Karl Strauss in La Jolla is very inviting with a beautiful fountain on the corner of the building. Tucked a few streets away from the busiest part of La Jolla, the crowd here is not oppressive.
I ordered the Stargazer IPA which was pretty good. It was a copper tone with a medium sized head. A fair amount of hops with a spicy after-taste. I had a burger along with it, lettuce, tomato, onions, nothing too far out. Solid food.
The male bartender on hand lacked any understanding of beer and the varieties that his employer had on hand What made up for that was two helpful and cute waitresses. They knew more about beer and also were helpful about giving information to me about the San Diego area.
01-12-2008 15:27:58 | More by mltobin
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3.88/5 rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped in here for dinner tonight. A nice corner location in the heart of downtown La Jolla, or what I can only assume is downtown at least. Atmosphere was hopping, tons of people at tables all over the place enjoying themselves. Quality was good across the board. Correct glasses and top notch food ingredients mixed with high quality fixes around the restaurant. Service was great, but also a bit overbearing. He never let my glass get empty before he was on top of us asking what I would like next. Selection was pretty good. All of their normal beers and two specialties on, a "sour" and their 25th Bourbon Barrel beer. I got a sampler of four and two were really good, the other two not so much. I went with the Piggy Bank, a triple meat mac n cheese, and it was really good. Prices were a little high on the food but my sampler was only $6. Overall a decent spot in La Jolla, glad we could finally check it out after talking about it for the last few nights.
02-19-2014 05:15:49 | More by orangesol
Karl Strauss Brewing Company in La Jolla, CA
87 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.