Societe Brewing Co.

Societe Brewing Co.Societe Brewing Co.
Societe Brewing Co.Societe Brewing Co.
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

8262 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, California, 92111-1713
United States

(858) 598-5409 | map

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Ratings by Camjmorton:
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Rated by Camjmorton from Virginia

4.55/5  rDev +3.9%

Jul 17, 2014
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Rated: 4 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Jul 02, 2022
Rated: 4.2 by REVZEB from Illinois

Feb 24, 2020
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Reviewed by TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

4.65/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75
Big open taproom with ample seating, high ceilings, brewery/tanks just behind bar. Has an old west theme, with feel of a saloon at the bar; decor slightly rustic. Pretty good traffic for early on a Tuesday afternoon and dog friendly so some puppers were around which is always cool.
Great beers - our third visit here (from Canada) and yet to have a bad beer. The Roustabout was on tap and fantastic.
Order at the bar - friendly and helpful.
14 beers on tap with IPAS, couple of stouts, Belgian styles, and three wild/ferel ales.
A must visit in San Diego.
Feb 19, 2020
Rated: 4.65 by AnitaBrewski from Massachusetts

May 17, 2019
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Reviewed by deleted_user_1111368 from Delaware

4.08/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4
From our visit in May.
Stopped by for a few beers on a Saturday afternoon. Roomy, clean, and built like most brewpubs these days. No food at this point, but a food truck was just outside the door. Prices were standard, and the people behind the bar were very helpful. I had the Pugilist and Coachman.. both of which were very good. Because we were hitting up a couple of breweries, our time was short.
Nov 15, 2018
Rated: 4 by Aakash from California

Sep 08, 2018
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Reviewed by CJNAPS from California

4.81/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Loved this place. Beers were great and staff was really nice. Talked beer and sports with us for hours.
This place has to be on your list if you're hitting San Diego brewery hoping.
Aug 28, 2018
Rated: 4.45 by hughesm12 from Massachusetts

Aug 16, 2018
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Reviewed by QuakeAttack from California

4.03/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75
After a day at the hotel playing games and swimming, we took a mid-afternoon drive to Societe. Loved the place. Best vibe of all the places visit on our SD vcation. We played Monopoly, my son played with a dog, and we talked with locals. My wife had an excellent pilsner and I had a great IPA (Pupil) and Belgian Strong Dark. As a snack, we ordered some food from a food truck. I brought a bottle of one of their feral (wild) ales.
May 02, 2018
Rated: 4.3 by spointon from Illinois

Apr 16, 2018
Rated: 4.57 by grapeshops from California

Mar 29, 2018
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Reviewed by stuckt from Connecticut

4.23/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Visited Societe Tuesday 12/26/17. Arrived just before closing so I wasn't able to experience it as anticipated. Being so late I only had time for one brew. The Apprentice was my choice. An IPA which I enjoyed. I shared it with the others with me and we purchased a growler to take with us. Good tasting beer. The environment was comfortable with the vats in full view. Located in a somewhat industrial area with an understated entry, inside was what one would expect, wooden bar, long high top tables with bar stool and good music, not built for comfort. The two servers were friendly and talkative when engaged. Will return next time I visit SD.
Jan 02, 2018
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Rated by Daddihowl from Colorado

4.79/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5
If in San Diego - find this place
Oct 26, 2017
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Reviewed by BeanBump from California

3.93/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75
One of the pros to Societe's tasting room is that they make a point to feature different varieties of beers. One of the downsides is that, like many SD breweries, the menu is hop heavy but hoppy is popular and it sells, I get it. recently theyve added sour/feral beers to the menu which is a welcomed change because the overall palate leaned a but on the heavy side here.

Sizable tasting room and outdoor area, with friendly staff. Bottles and merch for sale but the 12oz sour bottles are a bit pricey for my tastes.
Sep 29, 2017
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Reviewed by caveman from Connecticut

3.41/5  rDev -22.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 1 | selection: 4.5
I just love arrogant bartenders at breweries. The current explosion of craft beer has fueled this arrogance. I just moved to the West from the East, been stopping by local breweries when I get the chance. Stopped by to Société, because I happened to be in the neighborhood. I have had several beers at beer bars and the bartenders raved about the beer. The few I tried were great! So I was excited to visit. Walked in at sat at L-shaped bar. Waited for service....never happened. I waited and observed. I'm guessing after 15minutes, that it was counter service. My problem was the bartender saw me. The bartender walked by me twice, never said a word to me. So I left. I don't get upset anymore. FYI bartenders it is your job to inform new guests of your policy. Not the guests job to figure it out.
Jul 24, 2017
Rated: 4.4 by Avatar113 from California

Jun 28, 2017
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Reviewed by captaincoffee from Virginia

4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
Typical San Diego setting of the back end of a strip mall / office park, but they've dressed it up a notch with the nice barrel room viewing and seating setup. Beers were really very good, especially the Pupil and the Butcher. They had about 15 beers on tap, which I thought was a great selection for the size of the brewery.
Apr 10, 2017
Rated: 4.26 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Mar 12, 2017
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Reviewed by mrcraft from California

4.25/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
Societe Brewing is located in an industrial business park. Once you enter inside you do feel different, in a good way, like a brewery. It was a nice vibe. The tap and bar area is near the entrance and they had tables and chairs around. The production area is visible from the tasting room which I think creates a nice environment to enjoy beers and talk with friends.

They had about 10 Societe beers on tap. The server was nice and welcoming. I had couple of their stouts, both of which were good. One wish I have is if they could serve some of their sours on tap.

Enjoyed my visit.
Jan 31, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by BeerMeCJS from California

Jan 02, 2017
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Reviewed by JohnKristan from Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75
Don't judge a book my its cover. Non-descript exterior hides a welcoming interior. Beer is exceptional and the beer-tenders are friendly and knowledgeable. Great selection...from west coast hoppy to roasty brews rarely associated with southern California.
Dec 11, 2016
Rated: 4.08 by PBRandJ from California

Jul 25, 2016
Rated: 4.34 by Drew_V_dt from California

Jul 15, 2016
Rated: 4.1 by Ryannotbryan from Texas

Jun 21, 2016
Rated: 5 by deniserat from California

Jun 15, 2016
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Reviewed by franz7061

3.08/5  rDev -29.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 1 | selection: 2.75
World class beer but the worst service of any brewery in SD. They love the word "no" so be prepared. There were two of us and we asked for 3 tasters and we were told "only two at at a time". So one per person? Then they tell us they'll fill "any" flip top growler. We head to the car and when we return they say "oh the neck's too narrow, We'll waste too much beer". It's pretty clear they don't need our business...
Jun 06, 2016
Rated: 3.93 by dexterk1 from Illinois

Jun 02, 2016
Rated: 4.3 by cryptichead from Illinois

May 23, 2016
Rated: 4.59 by BoredRocks275 from California

May 19, 2016
Rated: 4 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Apr 28, 2016
Rated: 4.36 by BootLeg_Pete from California

Mar 15, 2016
Rated: 4.15 by Blazer22 from Colorado

Mar 11, 2016
Rated: 4 by acurtis from New Jersey

Mar 04, 2016
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Reviewed by lloydboss from Illinois

3.52/5  rDev -19.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.75
Good time overall at Société, but got some unexpected attitude from the bartender for no apparent reason. He could use a few lessons in customer service. Enjoyed the beers very much.
Mar 03, 2016
Rated: 4.43 by Brown120 from Pennsylvania

Feb 22, 2016
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Reviewed by ONovoMexicano from New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
One of the standout breweries in the San Diego area for me.

Staff here was cool as hell and allowed for great conversation.

The beer selection was varied and there were a few real standouts. Prices are very fair. Definitely a nice stop in SD and one that can be made before continuing on to Alesmith, and other north SD breweries and spots.
Feb 20, 2016
Rated: 4.03 by MachIPA from New Jersey

Feb 14, 2016
Rated: 3.97 by kingpin1010 from California

Jan 31, 2016
Rated: 3.44 by Mike_Amps from California

Jan 18, 2016
Societe Brewing Co. in San Diego, CA
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