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
missionbrewery.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.76
Beers:
74
Reviews:
935
Ratings:
3,684
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.03
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
86
pDev:
12.66%
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Reviews by ajcormier:
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

ajcormier from New Hampshire, Oct 31, 2013
More User Reviews:
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4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

REVZEB from Illinois, Feb 24, 2020
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3.95/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

bumchilly25 from British Columbia (Canada), Jul 17, 2019
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3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

cbcrunch from Wyoming, Mar 18, 2019
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4.03/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Djon1rpt from Pennsylvania, Feb 06, 2019
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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.

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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut, Dec 14, 2018
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3.57/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

morebeergood from Massachusetts, Oct 13, 2018
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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.

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chrisjws from California, Feb 12, 2018
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4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Kurzman from Rhode Island, Dec 12, 2017
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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.

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BeanBump from California, Sep 22, 2017
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3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

mkyer from Connecticut, Jul 25, 2017
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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

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Dmezzy from New Jersey, Jul 19, 2017
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4.8/5  rDev +19.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Nice root beer w a kick

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bkbuell1 from California, Jun 14, 2017
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4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

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3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of 50wolves
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.

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50wolves from Australia, Jan 04, 2017
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4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Avatar113 from California, Sep 10, 2016
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3.39/5  rDev -15.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Mebuzzard from Colorado, Aug 31, 2016
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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.

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DrinkThemAll from California, Aug 24, 2016
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4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

krbrevard from Virginia, Jul 30, 2016
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5/5  rDev +24.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

deniserat from California, Jun 16, 2016
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3.57/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Junichi from Texas, May 30, 2016
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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.

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Gavage from New Jersey, Feb 25, 2016
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4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Brown120 from Pennsylvania, Feb 23, 2016
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4.23/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Lucnifter from California, Jan 10, 2016
Mission Brewery in San Diego, CA
Brewery rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 3684 ratings