San Diego Brewing Co.

San Diego Brewing Co.San Diego Brewing Co.

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

10450 Friars Road #L
San Diego, California, 92120
United States

(619) 284-2739 | map

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Reviews by tjkinate:
Photo of tjkinate
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I used to go here with my buddy who lived just down the street. Very good beer selection accompanied with pretty tasty food. You have to have their nachos, I know nachos aren't usually that crazy, but here they're AMAZING! My only complaint, which I admit isn't the establishments fault, is I hate half pints on high ABV beers! I just feel they are a waste. Back to the beer, they're personal brews are very good and always have a revolving stock of other great craft beers. Now that I'm not in California anymore, I really miss this place.

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Photo of anthony23cippy
3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of WillDavis707
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Wing Wednesdays! cheap wings and pretty good beer. Used to go when i was attending San Diego State. Go Aztecs

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Photo of jaydoc
4.03/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of 31Sam13
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.55/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of Ucsbrandon
3.38/5  rDev -14.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Great beer selection, prices a bit high. Decent, but not great food, and decent service. In a strip mall and usually parking available.

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Photo of italianstallion
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Drink_LocalSD
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of HopHead84
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Tjcarter
5/5  rDev +26.6%

Photo of aoampm
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Boone757
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of GatorCoop
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of MickeyHops
3/5  rDev -24.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of spbennett13
4.46/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

San Diego BrewCo is one of my favorite places to go to grab a good beer and some good food. I haven't ran into anything on the menu that I haven't liked. The beer selection is pretty good, the occasionally have Pliny on tap. They have a good selection of house beers, nothing spectacular but good. Would be nice if the servers knew a little more about the beers, but if they don't have the answer they're more than happy to get it for you, very friendly staff though. Great place to go on a Saturday or Sunday to catch the game. Highly recommended!

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Photo of wooddogg922
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of NickMunford
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of mactrail
3.43/5  rDev -13.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Apparently this place is the reincarnation of Shakey's Pizza from the 60s with a 21st century beer list. Brick walls, little curtains on the street side, big and roomy. Reasonably quiet in the "family dining" side, and booming rock in the bar side.

A standard southern California selection of locals with no particular standouts. Four from Sierra Nevada that are less common. Belgians included Rodenbach Grand Cru, Delerium Tremens, and a Liefmann's. A few other Europeans-- who would have thought of this place for Marston's of Wolverhampton, Oyster Stout on nitro? Big beer board in the bar had all the facts, styles, and abvs. Only $4.50 for their own pints.

Menu looked slightly more interesting than some, but the Brewman's plate was kind of icky, aside from a good spicy sausage. Should have had the nachos. Barmaids were unfazed, our waitress was quite attentive. Not exactly beer fanatics, but tried to be helpful.

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Photo of coolparrot
4.65/5  rDev +17.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Great selection of Beer here! The house Beers are very Tasty and Dean the brew-master's Hopnotic is one of my Favorite beers! The Service is excellent as the girls who work the Bar are Awesome and are very knowledgeable about their beer! I love that they post their current beers on tap on their website! The menu is decent but a little narrow on the selection but I really don't care. This is still one of my watering holes and will be for a long time to come! Great place for breakfast too before a game! Fun spot to tip some pints, hang with friends and watch some sports!

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

We rolled into this place on a Sunday during the early football games. The layout is decent, and there is a dividing wall between the table/booth seating and the bar area. The bar is a giant L-shape, and there is some open seating in the bar area, also. Great atmosphere. Kind of dark, but decent vibe.

Their own beers were pretty damn tasty, and they had a monster guest tap list. I actually had PtE on draft for the first time there. Impressive list. The bartender was very helpful, despite being busy with the NFL crowd. He took time out to answer questions my wife and I had about their beers (ABV, hop types, spent grain uses, etc.). Great service.

The food was pretty decent, too. My wife and I had sandwiches, and a pretty decent dessert, too. With everything included, the price was cheaper than most places in the San Diego area where we ordered much less. We definitely plan returning when in the area again.

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Photo of armock
3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Atmosphere - it looks and feel like an old sports bar. Lots of tvs around the bar area and it just looks and feels like its been there for some time without being changed or cleaned very much.

Quality/Selection- they had five of their house beers on tap that were mostly average their Monster Mash was pretty damn good though. The rest of their forty or so taps seamed to be pretty good quality beers.

Service - I sat at the bar during my visit and the bartender was kind and helpful with my questions. She was also quick with getting my beer and food so I have no complaints there.

Food - I got the Jalapeno cheese soup in a bread bowl and I must say that it was pretty bad ass. Nice and thick with some spice to it definitely worth trying.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

T0rin0 and I stopped in here on the way back up to North County just to check it out and see what they had in terms of house beers.

The brewpub is your average sports bar type of place with TVs on the walls, dim lighting, and some arcade-type games. There were regular tables as well as some small tables in the bar area (where we chose to sit).

The waitress was very attentive, friendly, and quick. As usual, we simply ordered a sampler of all the house beers (and a couple of others). They had eight house beers on tap and probably about 40 other guest beers.

We ordered some appetizers as well, which were pretty standard pub food--nice and greasy, and came out quickly.

The beers themselves had some good offerings, some mediocre offerings, and a couple terrible offerings (I'm looking at you, Love Potion #9 and Oaked Black Eye Imperial Stout).

Overall, this place was alright. There house beers were okay, nothing to get too excited about, but they did have a nice selection of guest beers.

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San Diego Brewing Co. in San Diego, CA
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