Waypoint Public

Waypoint PublicWaypoint Public
5 Ratings
Waypoint PublicWaypoint Public

Type: Bar, Eatery

3794 30th St
San Diego, California, 92104-3632
United States

(619) 255-8778 | map

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Added by mactrail on 10-16-2013

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by mactrail:
Photo of mactrail
3.79/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.25

This is the place that took over the location of the Linkery on 30th St., a block south of University. The Bottlecraft people are behind it. Thirty taps of wide-ranging brews with a variety of southern California but not so much from San Diego, though it included Bruery, Lost Abbey. Others included Allagash, DeProef/Cigar City, DeDolle, and two nitros. Prices are average for the area, i.e., high.

The menu is interesting, though very similar to the old Linkery menu, and the several other beer and alleged local food places. Tasty dabs and bites like charred octopus, and salad with tiny romaine. Ham hock and apricot terrine with tiny toast. The big sausage looked like the thing if you're actually hungry or possibly the fried oyster tacos. On the fancy and expensive side, but again, typical of the more upscale places.

Service was fine, and samples were offered. I was not so taken with the atmosphere. The bar is larger than before, and they added a thicket of tables. Chairs are hard. Everything is hard, including the wood wall of art. It got unpleasantly noisy after a while. Sports on the TVs over the bar to distract you. The walls of roll-up garage doors let in the air, which is usually a great thing, but you also get the motorcycles and buses periodically.

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Photo of arlo19
4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Went there for Saturday brunch. Food was amazing and beer selection was pretty good. Also very family friendly since there is a play area with toys and books. The windows were open, so very comfortable on a breezy March afternoon. Only downside was that it was a little cramped.

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Photo of MilwaukeeBeerMaker
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

First stop on my trip to SD and it was a good break in. Very friendly place with some quality food (not a huge selection) and a nice selection of beer. Nothing wild or crazy but just a solid selection of styles from several breweries. A good start to the trip.

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Photo of MisterGone
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

The immediate impression is the big, open dining room when the garage door windows are open. It has more of a U-shape around the bar as opposed the the L of The Linkery. White is the dominant color here (paint, not a commentary on North Park's demographics). No AC, just fans.

Beer selection is decent, mainly So-Cal, but only a limited number of San Diego breweries. Food menu is the chef's take on pub fare. Menu has suggested pairings, almost all come with a Belgian in the mix of pairing reccomendations.

Tried the Craftsman (Pasedena) Ursa Minor Flanders Red, looked to be an 8-ounce pour (not really adept at the visual volume thing, a Waypoint employee can correct me). Wife had the Societe Bachelor. Both enjoyed.

I had the sausage. Power of suggestion since last time I was here it was The Linkery? Don't know, but it was very good. Wife had the roasted chicken. I know, roast chicken is not for eating out, it is for home. But his thing was perfect. I couldn't do that at home.

Unfortunately because of the open windows, the flies had the better part of the night.

Staff friendly, very knowledgable about both the taps and the food. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of _morandi_
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Waypoint Public in San Diego, CA
Place rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 5 ratings
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