Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery

Monkey Paw Pub & BreweryMonkey Paw Pub & Brewery
BA SCORE
3.85/5
299 Ratings
Monkey Paw Pub & BreweryMonkey Paw Pub & Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

805 16th St
San Diego, California, 92101
United States

(619) 358-9901 | map
monkeypawbrewing.com

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Added by laxboy3496 on 08-28-2011

BEER STATS
Beers:
47
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
299
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.24/5
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
72
pDev:
9.2%
 
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Photo of RLM15
4.68/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

One of my favorite places in San Diego to drink a beer. Super dark, divey vibes which are right up my alley. They will usually have about 5-10 of their own beers on tap along with another 20 or so beers from all over. Every time I come to Monkey Paw I see at least 5 beers on the tap list I am super stoked to try. Of the Monkey Paw beers I would recommend the i-5 with coconut and pink salt and the big smoke. great bar tenders as well. If you are visiting san diego this is a must hit, local spot.

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Photo of Alpha309
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of nesarebad
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of Pawoto
4.78/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Stopped here during a 14-brewery San Diego visit after getting a tip from a local. The Taplist was incredible - Vietnamese Speedway, two versions of Angel's Share, Cuvee de Tomme, Red Poppy, lots of other great stuff. The Monkey Paw beers I tried were solid - Cornelius (the DIPA) the most memorable.

The Bartender had a shirt that said "Eat Pussy. Chug Whiskey. Hail Satan!" So I was a little worried, but he was super polite and attentive. So I probably shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but that was a pretty aggressive shirt!

Great spot - really glad we stopped!

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4.03/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of jaydoc
4.11/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of dcbobcat
4/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Buck89
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of Ucsbrandon
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of kingpin1010
4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of BoozyCollins21
4.67/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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3/5  rDev -29.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.04/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of gaborcsupity
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Lucnifter
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of sholbert
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of Afroman
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Gavage
4.85/5  rDev +14.4%

This is a definite dive bar with a cool vibe. 30 beers on draft, with about 10 or so Monkey Paw beers. Big wooden bar, dark walls, several TVs, and a bunch of tables are surrounded with nic nacs and creative blackboard art.

I only had a few Monkey Paw beers, and each one was very good and represented the styles well. Service was friendly with a bit of attitude which fit the place. If you are here, have the cheesesteaks - they actually have Amoroso bread from Philly to add to the authenticity, along with the cheeze wiz. The cheesesteak was the best I ever had outside of Philly - and they could rival some of Philly's best.

Bottom line - a must stop for any serious beer and cheesesteak lover.

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Photo of ThePaleRider
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery in San Diego, CA
Brewery rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 299 ratings
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