Stone Brewing

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3.95/5
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83,226 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

1999 Citracado Parkway
Escondido, California, 92029
United States

(760) 294-7899 | map
stonebrewing.com

Notes:
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens website & hours:

http://www.stoneworldbistro.com

Sunday-Thursday: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Kitchen closes every night at 10:00 pm

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BEER STATS
Beers:
196
Reviews:
19,592
Ratings:
83,226
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.59/5
Reviews:
330
Ratings:
967
pDev:
9.15%
 
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Reviews by Yetiman420:
Photo of Yetiman420
4.83/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Upscale beer at its finest.

I did a three day brewery, brewpub, beer bar tour of San Diego and made two stops at Stone - one on Saturday night for a night cap and one on Sunday AM for the brewery tour.

This was my 195th brewery/brewpub visit and I will say Stone is the most spectacular, high-quality, well-run, and busiest stop I've made. It's great beer for the masses and I really enjoyed it although I can't say it's my favorite (prefer Russian River and Pizza Port Carlsbad for a more grounded experience).

I sat at the inside bar on both visits. Saturday night was a mad house and I felt lucky to get a seat at the bar. The bar on Saturday night was mixed company while the bar on Sunday around 11:30 AM waiting for the noon tour was mostly beer aficionados and some who just liked to drink lots of beer...on Sunday morning before a brewery tour.

All food is local and artisanal and they go as far as to not serve Sprite but rather a similar type soda with real sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup. I could see how someone with basic tastes and a limited budget may not think highly of a place like this. The only food I had was the sausage sampler and it was very good.

The only crisiticism I have is the well-structured tour had a guide who was a bit long winded and 40 minutes turned into an hour with a bit too much of a rambling history of beer. I'm of the school that if you've seen one brewery tour, you've seen them all. I still felt the Stone brewery tour was worth it - get there early to reserve your spot (up to 2 hours in advance I think). You can see most of the brewery from the inside bar which it is adjacent to.

The gift shop/tap room is entirely too small and by 1:40 on Sunday as our tour was sampling and another was tee'ing up, there was no room to move. I still found a way to drop $80 on a cycling jersey and a couple of tasting glasses. Plenty of very nice merchandise.

Overall it's a world-class beer destination that you owe it to yourself to visit.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of JonBoy23
5/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of BeanBump
3.95/5  rDev -13.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Its pretty much what you'd expect: super modern and well-kept, HUGE, picturesque, giant gift shop/store, extensive menu with seasonal and farm-to-table offerings. Very "Stone," and very well funded. The downsides here are that it can get VERY crowded which leads to long wait times, its pricey (especially for food) and service isnt always the greatest.

Your mileage may vary but overall, I enjoy the place...Ive just walked in to turn around and walk right back out (because of crowds) more than once.

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Photo of Tukiluka
4.2/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Corburk
4/5  rDev -12.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of brewnme
4.38/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.6/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of sokol_1993
5/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

An excellent place. Beautiful zen garden with a spring running through. A lot of beers on tap too. I went on a tour, and they show you all the working mechanism of the brewery. Great smell of the wort too!

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Photo of Brutalbeersquid
3.9/5  rDev -15%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of bohara77
4.55/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of chrisjws
4.05/5  rDev -11.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of AlexCarls
4.8/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Ale_Lover
4.33/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of chicagobeerguy
4.18/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Stone Escondido was an awesome place. I loved the food and garden. My biggest complaint was the vibe. Unlike other breweries it didn't have that laid back, community feel that I love when I visit other establishments. Either way its 100% worth visiting if you're nearby. The peruvian chicken was so good and the beer is well above average.

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Photo of tazzman
4.18/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of wonizm
3.9/5  rDev -15%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.25

Photo of Murph106157
4.41/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of ummswimmin
4.95/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Luckydog91
4.06/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Took the 6pm tour while traveling for business. Tour was pretty basic but it's worth it just to see the awesome facilities. Was a little dissapointed in the tasting glass as opposed to the full size pint glass offered with many tours elsewhere.

Didn't have time to stay and eat but the menu looked good (if a bit pricey). Garden area looks awesome and would definitely go again and make time for lunch/dinner if I'm ever in the area again.

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Photo of Danielr26
4.15/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of mkyer
4.36/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of jbarry3000
5/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of abagri
4.56/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Bush33186
4.58/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Stone was first favorite brewery. I loved Stone so much I made a trip out to San Diego just to visit a few of their locations. I thoroughly enjoyed being out in San Diego and checking out their spots. The only thing I didn't like was the beer selection. That part seems so unfortunate. They definitely had good beers at each spot, but were also missing some great ones that I was eager to try. I figured what better place to get their beers than the actual source. With that being said I would still not hesitate to go back to any Stone location in the future.

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Photo of sohearn
4.44/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

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Stone Brewing in Escondido, CA
Brewery rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 83,226 ratings