Sessions Public

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Type: Bar

4204 Voltaire St
San Diego, California, 92107
United States

(619) 756-7715 | map

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Added by sessionsPublic on 09-21-2010

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4.25/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I want to try this place again as I have not been there in about 6-7 months. I went about 4-5 times from right when they opened. They have had to cut back their hours a lot, I think due to poor location and not having the best customer service.

The service is slow and lacking. I have felt forgotten there numerous times.

The Beer:
Their tap list is nice, but I wish there was a little more diversity. They seem to almost do themes (I do not think on purpose). Example, once I went in and about 70% were belgian pales and dubbels. Another time I went in and about 80% were IPAs or DIPAs, which didn't work for me because I was there for dessert and was looking for something more hearty like a stout, porter, or quad.

The Service:
The service is slow and lacking. I have felt forgotten there numerous times.

The one time I sat at the bar I could tell the bartender knew nothing about craft. I had asked if they had any porters or stouts (as mentioned above). She said yes and pointed to Port Brewing. I politely told her it was an IPA, she "corrected" me saying "No, it says port right there". I overheard her talking to another customer, I got that she use to work at a dive bar, and is the extent of her knowledge.

The Food:
The food is hit or miss. It is nice that it is farm to table, but you can tell they are trying too hard on some of the dishes do not work. The portion size is really small on most things. The price seems a little high for what you get.

The wife and I have decided to stop going there, we just were not happy with the place. We really wanted to like it because it is one block from our house and has craft beer and locally grown food. I might try it out again to see how it has changed, they have a Thursday night cask and mussels night I might stop at some time.

Re-visited on Sept 11, 2011. Previous overall score was a B- (mainly due to service, which now appears to be solved).

I went back on a Sunday evening and watched the Sunday Night football game with the wife. This time was a very pleasant time. The Bar tender was very knowledgeable and friendly. The tap list was well rounded with a few Belgians (local and imports), a sour, IPAs, stout (Older Vis), plus many more.

The wife ordered a Bundaberg ginger beer (her favorite ginger beer you can get in the states). I got a Duchesse de Bourgogne and Ballast Points Fathom.

We split an order of the Cobb Salad (we had a big lunch). This salad was amazing and a very generous portion. I could see ordering this as a normal dish. I was tempted to get the orange beignets as I have had them before and they were great. Now, only if they would bring back the fruit cobbler, then my wife would want to go all the time.

cons: not much, it is fairly dark so i could barely see the salad. Also the TV needed to be adjusted, about 25% was cutoff on the right.

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Sessions Public in San Diego, CA
4.25 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.
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