Hamiltons Tavern

Hamiltons TavernHamiltons Tavern
BA SCORE
95.6%
Liked This Place
4.46 w/ 136 ratings
Hamiltons TavernHamiltons Tavern
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

1521 30th St
San Diego, California, 92102-1503
United States

(619) 238-5460 | map
hamiltonstavern.com

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Added by stoner420 on 10-09-2006

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
87
Ratings:
136
Liked:
130
Avg:
4.46/5
pDev:
7.85%
 
 
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Ratings: 136 |  Reviews: 87
Reviews by midaszero:
Photo of midaszero
4.33/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

One of the many places that claimed to have La Folie was I was in town but ran out before I got there :(

Anyways.

Built in the middle of neighborhood this place is great. It reminds me a lot of the Draughthouse in Austin minus everyone chill outside vibe but with a good kitchen and pool.

The staff was friendly and attentive.

Pretty awesome tap list and they had bottles of older viscosity and temptation in the cooler (sadly you can't buy them to take home).

They serve up a pretty good burger and the fries aren't half bad either.

If I lived in San Diego I think this would be my bar.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.62/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.3/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Agentveba
4.55/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of deniserat
5/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.04/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Dark space and total dive bar feel, but the selection on tap and in bottles is pretty phenomenal. Lots of goodies on tap including some beers brewed just for the bar.

Reading through the bottle selection made me salivate and wish I had company to share a bottle. Very impressive.

Prices for pours weren't bad and the server was happy to let me taste a few before choosing a pour.

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Photo of Intlpostman
4.44/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of biergeliebter
4.83/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Fortunate enough that Hammies is my neighborhood bar, a top-10 beer mecca, and within walking distance. Friendliest bunch of hop heads anywhere. A destination beer bar with nary a competitor in sight. Nice that Cosimo Sorrentino, brewer extraordinaire, is Brewing immediately nextdoor at South Park Brewing Co. Lucky me!

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Photo of Brown120
4.46/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Brian29
4.22/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of IWannaEatFood
4.9/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of mrcraft
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

South Park was an interesting neighborhood. Some older quaint homes, restaurants, shops, and a tavern. This place had a grungy feel which probably added to a unique vibe of this place. They had tables, games, I think a few booths, and a long bar. They had lots of tap handles hanging from the ceiling.

The tap list was nice. Alpine, Pliny and the usual suspects. The server was friendly and quick to serve even though they were busy. I appreciated that.

It was crowded today, so I just ordered a goblet of flanders red and left.

I may try again when I'm in the neighborhood.

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Photo of MilwaukeeBeerMaker
4.58/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Yet another stop on my San Diego visit. Very friendly place with a pretty nice set of taps and a pretty robust bottle list. Ended up doing more bottles than taps since I found stuff that is hard to get in WI.

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Photo of brycevolk
4.82/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.24/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Hipster, dive bar atmosphere with a large selection of quality craft beers. Little food window in the back cranks out AWESOME tater tots, good grilled cheeses and delicious burgers. Also, if you love dogs, this is the place to go.

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Photo of JohnCassillo
4.44/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of jaydoc
4.28/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of blockdude
4.2/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Avoid this place like the plague on friday/saturday unless you like standing with your beer awkwardly with no place to sit or move around.. Seriously no room to move at all during one of these peak nights and my other complaint is their diversity of beers. One any given night, 80% of their beers are IPA or IIPA's, with very few saisons, sours, or stouts. Other than that, lighting could be better but the service is very good and the pours are legit. In terms of wings, they are definitely hit and miss and sometimes have the consistency of microwaved wings. Do yourself a favor and get one of the burgers if you want a well prepared meal. From my experience, weekdays are a much more enjoyable time to hit up Hamiltons.

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Photo of Thepleasantimbiber
4.66/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of jooler
4.63/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of Wowcoolman
4.43/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Relaxed neighborhood hangout in South Park. Pool tables, tap handles hanging from ceiling, and you can order burgers and wings from the back. Extensive bottle selection and choice taps. Don't expect to have a conversation here, the music is pretty loud. Fortunately the music is pretty good. This is the sort of place you can bring your dog if he/she likes noise and crowds.

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Photo of double2chin
5/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of ChrisISO_SJ
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Drink_LocalSD
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of atrocity
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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Hamiltons Tavern in San Diego, CA
Place rating: 95.6% out of 100 with 136 ratings
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