Tiger! Tiger!

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BA SCORE
92
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12 Reviews
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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

3025 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, California, 92104-1315
United States

(619) 487-0401 | map
tigertigertavern.com

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Added by mactrail on 11-20-2011

PLACE STATS
Score:
92
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
44
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
4.33%
 
 
Taps:
24
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 44
Reviews by mactrail:
Photo of mactrail
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Anchoring the 30th St. beer corridor at busy El Cajon Blvd. It's yet another hip beer joint with upscale hip food. I counted 22 taps with a few Belgians (Rodenbach, Lucifer, St. Louis) and national oddities like DFH Theobroma, but mostly California beers. Two from Craftsman, Hangar 24, Bear Republic, Lost Abbey, Alesmith, Mongo from Port, Firestone, Sierra Nevada, etc. Emphasis seems to be on change. Service, even at the bar, is like Blind Lady: stand in line and pick your brew while they ring it up. Nice glassware in different, appropriate sizes. Many beers are 0.25 liter, a few in 0.5. The "happy hour" special is a full liter for $8.

Food is interesting though pricey. Unusual pizzas. Oysters in various ways are a feature. The fried oyster Po Boy was ok, but I didn't care much for the soft roll. Clam chowder had actual bivalves but was way salty with bacon. Salads and bread sampler plate looked great, I'll try that next time.

Spacious place with no TVs in the concrete floor old garage style. Take your choice-- uncomfortable metal drafting stools at the small bar or uncomfortable wood benches at the picnic tables. A few sidewalk tables for smokin' and mopin'. At a recent visit they were talking about an actual garden patio in the back, which would be great. Supposed to be the only restaurant with a parking lot on 30th St.

The place was started just this fall by Lee Chase, who spent 10 years brewing for Stone and is a co-owner of Blind Lady. The hope is for Tiger Tiger to get a license to move Automatic brewing to this location. They also talk about an in-house bakery.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Agentveba
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Photo of deniserat
5/5  rDev +20.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of mrcraft
4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Tiger! Tiger! is located in the North Park area near other bars. It's got a very cool vibe, somewhat similar to Small Bar nearby. Once you enter there's plenty of seating inside and out along with more area in the back.

The day I went they had a lot of Automatic Brewing beers, so I tried a glass of that. I received good service from the guy behind the counter. I didn't order any food but looking at what was coming out of the kitchen it looked tasty. Maybe next time.

I came here after work during a business trip. I'm glad I did. It wasn't crazy busy and loud, so it was a nice time to wind down and enjoy my beer.

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Photo of MilwaukeeBeerMaker
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Stopped in this place while in SD and did not regret it. Super chill vibe and the people working there made it a fun environment. Tap list was solid and though I didn't eat there, I heard from other patrons it is very good.

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Photo of EdrickCS
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of saemick
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of JohnCassillo
4.56/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Among the best spots in San Diego, and probably the U.S. too. It's small, but that doesn't take away from the cool people that work there and the welcoming vibe they cultivate. The tap list fluctuates in quality (from pretty good to excellent), but it's obviously never tough to find a great brew at the bar. If you haven't been, time to get yourself there.

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Photo of billab914
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of jaydoc
4.41/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of ThirstyHungryLife
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Thepleasantimbiber
4.58/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of bonkers
4.45/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of jooler
4.8/5  rDev +15.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Mike_Amps
4.45/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Drink_LocalSD
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Kalenm
4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of anteater
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Halloran33
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Dig the food and the atmosphere. Wish the IPA bar would be open all day every day, but maybe it's for the best. Great spot to unwind solo or with a group.

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Photo of fito1212
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of dwoolley1
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of AlexM
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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Tiger! Tiger! in San Diego, CA
4.16 out of 5 based on 44 ratings.
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