Stone Brewing

Stone BrewingStone Brewing
Stone BrewingStone Brewing
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
Average:
4.13
Beers:
190
Reviews:
16,937
Ratings:
71,644
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.59
Reviews:
334
Ratings:
985
pDev:
9.15%
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Reviews by joeyjoey104:
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4/5  rDev -12.9%

joeyjoey104 from California, Aug 26, 2014
More User Reviews:
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4.6/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Visited with my wife on a recent trip to San Diego and Los Angeles.

Tried the following:
Stone Escondido - Moxee Gold IPA (draft)
Stone Pilot Series: Sanctimonious IPA (draft)
Stone Liberty Station - Berubade IPA (sample)

Beers ranged from very good to outstanding. Also had a tasty lunch here. Service was quick and attentive, as we never had an empty glass and our food arrived in reasonable time. Great atmosphere at the bar, and we enjoyed our tour of the gardens. Bought some nice schwag and a sixer of Tangerine Express for our Airbnb, which was drinking lovely. Our overall experience was fantastic, and we would definitely come back.

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cratez from Ontario (Canada), Mar 29, 2020
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4.4/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

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4.09/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Gregory88 from California, Jan 05, 2020
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4.69/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Kolb from Montana, Dec 29, 2019
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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Wow, this place is massive, and I only saw a small portion of it. Huge industrial building with large entrance in the middle of the building that leads into the merch sales area, which meanders into the tour registration area which leads into a gigantic dining room/ tap room. Lots of glass, revealing the spacious patio on one side and the brewery on the other. The vaulted ceiling, the massive blocks of stone jutting out of the floor, and the wall art give the place a cathedral-esque feel. There is a rectangular bar towards the back of the room that seats about 25 and is partitioned off from the much larger dining area by a half wall. I did not go out into the patio area, but it looked a bit like a tropical oasis and my guess is there would be another bar out there also. 20 plus well assorted beers on tap, I had the Ghost Hammer IPA which was very nice. Friendly bartender, although she seemed to have a bit of a blind spot when it comes to old dudes. This place is a must visit for any craft beer enthusiast, even the restrooms are interesting. I can't help feeling like I missed a lot in this description. And, I did not try their food, but that's just another reason to make it back soon.

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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut, Dec 20, 2019
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4.49/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Blcookies from Nevada, Oct 06, 2019
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4.23/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I’ve been to Stone a decent amount of times now, so it’s fair that I should write a small review. Stone has always impressed me with their brewery, the first time I went I had a hard time figuring out what building it was. It’s subtle, but a beautiful location inside. Very spacious and usually get my table (if I having to wait for one), quickly or sooner than my wait time is supposed to be.
Food is always great, and it offers a good selection for beer and food pairings.
Service has been great, have only ever had bad service once out of the two handfulls of times I’ve been there. It’s definitely a must stop for anyone in San Diego for the first time.

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4.61/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

The main Stone location in Escondido is, I suppose, like a Disneyland of craft beers. It's a very large and well funded establishment. If you are not careful, it's easy to miss. There was a small sign directing you to the parking lot. Also, most of the brewery is obscured from the street.

From the parking lot, you walk through a tunnel of vegetation (I think bamboo stalks). Once you get to the entrance you check in with the hostess. There's a gift shop right there. It also seems to be the ending place for their brewery tour. There's a large bar area with lots of tables and seating inside. Also, lots of space outside too, with a garden and water features.

It was very crowded and lively. I had a glass of Berliner Weisse and walked the grounds. I had a nice time. Next time, when in the area, I'll visit again and have a meal.

If you like craft beers, Stone in Escondido, is probably a must visit destination if you are in or near San Diego.

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mrcraft from California, Jun 16, 2019
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4.86/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

clager from Michigan, May 11, 2019
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4.31/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

NickThaFish from New Mexico, Mar 06, 2019
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3.75/5  rDev -18.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

swierczt from Connecticut, Feb 02, 2019
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3.38/5  rDev -26.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

CreightonSM from New York, Jan 04, 2019
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4.28/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

BeerMe8 from Florida, Dec 05, 2018
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4.28/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

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4.8/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

rpw from New York, Sep 21, 2018
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5/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Very good beers

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Shfbwudbfhdj from Pennsylvania, Aug 24, 2018
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5/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Thanp4 from California, Aug 05, 2018
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4.65/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

TylerKing from California, Jul 19, 2018
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5/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

JonBoy23 from California, May 31, 2018
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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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BeanBump from California, May 30, 2018
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4.2/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Argento from Rhode Island, Apr 29, 2018
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4/5  rDev -12.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Corburk from Pennsylvania, Apr 26, 2018
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4.38/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

brewnme from Maine, Mar 30, 2018
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4.6/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Stone Brewing in Escondido, CA
Brewery rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 71644 ratings