Mission Brewery

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Mission BreweryMission Brewery

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

1441 L Street
San Diego, California, 92101
United States

(619) 628-0500 | map

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Added by Stoneman78 on 11-02-2007

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Ratings: 80 |  Reviews: 18
Reviews by myelo:
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Large, open space with high ceiling and working brewery atmosphere. Long bar along one side and windows on the other side to see the brewery, with some table in between. Pretty loud and busy on this Saturday afternoon. Only had time for one beer, a porter, which was very good. Service was quick and servers were helpful with questions. Not sure about the food, since I didn't try any. Great place to try if you like beer and are downtown.

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Photo of chrisjws
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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Photo of Kurzman
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of BeanBump
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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Photo of mkyer
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of Dmezzy
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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Photo of bkbuell1
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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Photo of Gagnonsux
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Red5StandingBy
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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Photo of Avatar113
4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.39/5  rDev -15.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of DrinkThemAll
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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Photo of krbrevard
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of deniserat
5/5  rDev +24.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Junichi
3.57/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Gavage
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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Photo of Brown120
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Lucnifter
4.23/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jjboesen
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......

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Photo of NateDyk47
3.83/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of mrcraft
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.

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Photo of Gobzilla
3.44/5  rDev -14.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of IndianaAndy25
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.

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Photo of EdrickCS
3.83/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

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Mission Brewery in San Diego, CA
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