Mission Brewery

Mission BreweryMission Brewery
Mission BreweryMission Brewery
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

1441 L Street
San Diego, California, 92101
United States

(619) 628-0500 | map

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Ratings by Mneme1984:
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Rated by Mneme1984 from California

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Dec 10, 2014
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Rated: 4.06 by REVZEB from Illinois

Feb 24, 2020
Rated: 3.95 by bumchilly25 from Canada (BC)

Jul 17, 2019
Rated: 3.96 by cbcrunch from Wyoming

Mar 18, 2019
Rated: 4.03 by Djon1rpt from Pennsylvania

Feb 06, 2019
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Reviewed by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

4.36/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25
Large industrial brewery with large tasting room partitioned off brewhouse floor. Long bar on right of entry seats about 40, with tables on floor, and another long bar opposite the main bar. 24 beers on tap, nice assortment with plenty of brewery-only options. Fun bartender... good time vibe... didn't try the food.
Dec 14, 2018
Rated: 3.57 by morebeergood from Massachusetts

Oct 13, 2018
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Reviewed by chrisjws from California

3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5
Big warehouse with brick walls, high ceilings and wood. Definitely dig the "mission" vibe it has.

The beer itself, it's okay. Honestly, it's a decent drink but it's definitely nothing you haven't had before. I had a few of their IPAs and a stout during my last visit and it tasted exactly like the same beer I've had a hundred other times. The service is solid.

Worth a quick visit if you're in the area, but no need to go out of your way.
Feb 12, 2018
Rated: 4.14 by Kurzman from Rhode Island

Dec 12, 2017
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Reviewed by BeanBump from California

3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4
Located in an old Wonder Bread factory, this tasting room definitely boasts some classic charm. Its walking distance from Petco park so it can get insanely crowded on a game day, during Comic-Con or any other big event. If youre looking for a leisurely drink, then I'd recommend going when its not baseball season or (God help you) Comic-Con.

The bar itself is huge and leaves a lot of real estate for the beertenders to cover. If its crowded, it might take a while to get a beer and they typically only have two people serving. The menu consists of about 20 beers but their most popular drink is by far the hard root beer, which is delicious. They also offer a couple boozy slushie drinks that lean on the sweet side but if its a warm day, the 8% pseudo-Slurpee is a good choice. Friendly staff, full store with bottles on-site and daily food trucks.
Sep 22, 2017
Rated: 3.96 by mkyer from Connecticut

Jul 25, 2017
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Rated by Dmezzy from New Jersey

4.74/5  rDev +17.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75
Good deals on Groupon, Shipwreck will get you twisted
Jul 19, 2017
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Rated by bkbuell1 from California

4.8/5  rDev +19.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5
Nice root beer w a kick
Jun 14, 2017
Rated: 4.04 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Mar 12, 2017
Rated: 3.74 by Red5StandingBy from Maryland

Feb 24, 2017
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Reviewed by 50wolves from Australia

4.19/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5
Visited Mission in September 2015 with my little brother, did a bit of a testing session with 4oz glasses and 16 beers.

Vibe - visited during the middle of the day on a weekday, was quite however there was patronage. Bar tender was talkative and accommodated our questions and banter.

Quality - Place had an industrial feel to it, quality would be medium / medium-high.

service - Top notch, granted we were Aussies (foreign- may gave helped) and it was quiet, nevertheless, top place

Selection - isolated to Mission brewings product range (understandably), had some 30 beers on, which by Aussie standards would be somewhat high.

Food - did a pizza there that was ok

Overall - probably the best place of the whole trip around the San Diego metro craft beer scene, would recommend.
Jan 04, 2017
Rated: 4.46 by Avatar113 from California

Sep 10, 2016
Rated: 3.39 by Mebuzzard from Colorado

Aug 31, 2016
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Reviewed by DrinkThemAll from California

3.99/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
The outside isn't much to look at, but the inside is pretty cool. Old building with deep history. Love the wood and Bricks. Decent selection on tap and nice vibe. Would come back to hang out before the baseball games.
Aug 24, 2016
Rated: 4.09 by krbrevard from Virginia

Jul 30, 2016
Rated: 5 by deniserat from California

Jun 16, 2016
Rated: 3.57 by Junichi from Texas

May 30, 2016
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Reviewed by Gavage from Nevada

3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25
Located on the warehouse side of the large parking area off Petco Park. This is an old factory, so when you enter you see a large bar on the right side and all the brewing equipment in the back off to the left. Shuffleboard table is also here. Bags of grains and boxes are all over the place making the interior look a bit messy. There is a large beer list above the bar, and the few beers we had were very fresh and tasty. More locals here than tourists. Personally I preferred visits to some of the other San Diego breweries over this one, but is convenient for those staying in downtown area.
Feb 25, 2016
Rated: 4.28 by Brown120 from Pennsylvania

Feb 23, 2016
Rated: 4.23 by Lucnifter from California

Jan 10, 2016
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Reviewed by jjboesen from Maryland

4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
Located in a massive warehouse (once storing Wonder Bread) in the East Village district, Mission is a wonderful place to quaff some great crafts. Step up to the huge and well-worn bar and try 20 taps. You can get a full pint ($6.00), a half-pint ($4.00) or a taster ($2.00) of a wide variety of styles: light or dark, hoppy or malty, low abv or high. Great selection that satisfies all. You can check out the brewing tanks on your way to the bathroom. I would definitely call Mission Brewery, a MUST visit. I enjoyed the following: Mission IPA, Citra Session, Shipwrecked IPA (and a Grapefruit Shipwrecked), a yummy porter and their Dark Seas RIS.

Your mission, if you choose to accept it......
Jan 03, 2016
Rated: 3.83 by NateDyk47 from Michigan

Dec 12, 2015
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Reviewed by mrcraft from California

3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75
This brewery is located across from Petco Park and in a brick building formerly a bakery (Wonder Bread?). Once you enter, it's a typical brewery with a bar and monitors. You can see their staff at work brewing beer which is kinda cool. There are games along with tables and seats. They have a few coolers with bottles to go and some merchandise.

It's probably a good place to have some pre-game beers. They don't have a kitchen, but had a BBQ or something at the entrance.
Sep 24, 2015
Rated: 3.44 by Gobzilla from California

Aug 29, 2015
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Reviewed by IndianaAndy25 from Indiana

2.74/5  rDev -32%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 1.75
I stopped in on a Sunday after a baseball game. The first 4 beers I asked for they did not have. Why not take them off the list? The bartender told me that they they did not have anything good. So I ordered a hard cream soda. The bartender tells me "we dont have that but you are not missing anything. The place was very dirty, floor was sticky, they only had a quarter of their taps in use and the bartender did not seem to care. Whith so many good places around that area like Monkeys Paw or Stone I dont think I would waist my time again.
Aug 11, 2015
Rated: 3.83 by EdrickCS from California

Jul 15, 2015
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Reviewed by Pawoto from New Hampshire

4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
Went to mission as part of a 14-brewery San Diego trip. Went on the day of a Padre's game so it was bumpin pretty good. We walked to Mission from Monkey Paw - which was terrifying. Homeless people everywhere - I'm sensitive to their plight, but the volume was scary!

I loved the branding of the place and the history of the building (old wonder bread factory) were cool, but the beer wasn't very good. All passable, but nothing I considered taking home.

Out of the 14 breweries we visited this was probably in the bottom 3. I'd skip it unless it's really convenient to visit based on the rest of your trip.
Jun 16, 2015
Rated: 3.86 by jaydoc from Kansas

May 17, 2015
Rated: 3.39 by Drift from California

Apr 20, 2015
Rated: 3.78 by dcbobcat from Ohio

Mar 29, 2015
Rated: 3.63 by italianstallion from Wisconsin

Mar 15, 2015
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Reviewed by Buck89 from Tennessee

3.83/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3
Went to the brewery. They were out of Shipwrecked- the one beer I wanted to taste. Beautiful building but overall disappointed. Could be much better.
Mar 14, 2015
Rated: 3.7 by benzalman from California

Feb 23, 2015
Rated: 4.75 by koakley from California

Feb 19, 2015
Rated: 4.06 by kingpin1010 from California

Feb 09, 2015
Mission Brewery in San Diego, CA
Brewery rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 3705 ratings