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Stone Brewing Tap Room

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Type: Bar, Eatery

795 J St
San Diego, California, 92101
United States

(619) 727-4452 | map

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Photo of RutgersBeerGuy
4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

I visited the Stone Brewing Tap Room within hours of arriving in San Diego this past Wednesday and visited again once more during my trip.

The bar is tucked down on J Street right next to Petco Park, the home of the Padres. It seems like an amazing place to pre-game a baseball game. The vibe is cool. There is a variety of seat options including the bar and an array of different furniture. All ordering is done at the bar, but otherwise you can sit where you like. Checkers and maybe Chess are available to play, and the place has a fantastic laid-back feel.

All of the beers are Stone's, whether they come from the production brewery or the brewpub. There were 20 beers on tap and a cask at the time of my visit.

All beers are available in 4 oz and 8 ounce pours. Beers that are under 8% ABV are also available as pints. I went the 8 oz route and had four beers: the Enjoy By 10.31.15 IPA, Ruination 2.0, a brown ale that was barrel-aged on sour cherries, and cask Cali-Belgique that was conditioned on mango, cardamom, and pistachios. The beers were great, as expected, with the barrel-aged brown standing out most.

While I didn't eat while I was there, there are salads and some very tasty looking flatbreads, along with a few small plates...hummus and pretzels, if I recall.

It was a great experience. The feel is cool. The beer is fantastic. The weather is San Diego. Highly recommend.

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Photo of Mikus
4.53/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Right near Petco, and about a 5 minute walk from the downtown hotels. We went several hours before a ball game for some early afternoon samplers. The joint was laid back, quiet, and decorated nicely with dark wood, cool fixtures, and lots of gargoyle shit. Stone. About 16-20 taps with everything from the basic Stone beers to some interesting one offs. Laid back vibe (which I love), and cool bartenders. Ready to roll when you needed them, more than willing to chat and suggest options, and out of your face when you're settled. I tried some pours like the Mutt Brown, as well as crazy stuff like a Sour Brown aged in oak with (insert name here) tart cherries, and a cool Imperial Stout variant. My buddies tried just about every IPA and light Belgian on the board. Really nice variety of styles, and lots of IPAs. They sell bottles as well, if that is what you're looking for. I really liked this place, and would suggest a visit when you're in town. Very chill a few hours before a game (but I think it might get a bit crazy closer to game time).

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Photo of MIrvine
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Great location, especially for baseball fans. Wen't during a game and were the only ones there, but I imagine the place gets crazy before/after a game.

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Photo of Gavage
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Located next to the ballpark overlooking the picnic area. The space itself is not too big. There is a long bar that can seat about 10 people. There are some bottle light fixtures and a few tables.

There were 16 Stone beers on draft and a refridgerator holding many different beers. There are some souvenirs available too.

Definitely worthy of a stop if you are around the stadium.

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Stone Brewing Tap Room in San Diego, CA
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