Half Door Brewing Co.

Half Door Brewing Co.Half Door Brewing Co.
Half Door Brewing Co.Half Door Brewing Co.
Brewery, Bar, Eatery

903 Island Ave
San Diego, California, 92101-7227
United States

(619) 232-9845 | map

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Ratings by jakecattleco:
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Rated by jakecattleco from California

4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Aug 23, 2019
More User Ratings:
Rated: 3.89 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Jul 10, 2022
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Reviewed by Gatch from Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5
What an incredible establishment! Great location, cool design and layout, amazing menu. Beer options are solid and the cocktails are delicious. Can’t beat the location.
Mar 07, 2022
Rated: 3.67 by Darren53 from Connecticut

Mar 03, 2022
Rated: 4.31 by craigbelly from Iowa

Jun 17, 2021
Rated: 4.58 by garthbrennan from Tennessee

May 28, 2020
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75
Nice old fashion building. I love the door knobs for beer taps. The beer selection offers over ten taps.

The bar was rented for the night for an association I belong to. There were a couple of hot banquet offerings. They were slightly different and pretty good flavor.

The service was good for the event.
Oct 29, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by bumchilly25 from Canada (BC)

Jul 17, 2019
Rated: 4.01 by GRG1313 from California

Jun 16, 2019
Rated: 4.18 by DrinkThemAll from California

Apr 08, 2019
Rated: 4.1 by cbcrunch from Wyoming

Mar 20, 2019
Rated: 4 by Brob245 from Missouri

Mar 10, 2019
Rated: 4.08 by NickThaFish from New Mexico

Mar 06, 2019
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Reviewed by Sprowt20 from New Jersey

3.34/5  rDev -19.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25
This place feels more like a bar than a restaurant, but they do pour their own and other it in flights. Located blocks from Petco Park with an inviting porch, it definitely caters to Padres fans and out-of-towners in for a visit. I can't say I loved the beers I had there, but the bartender was helpful an courteous and Half Door was a more than inviting place to kill a happy hour.
Mar 01, 2019
Rated: 3.82 by socon67 from New York

Feb 25, 2019
Rated: 4.04 by Noelito76 from New York

Feb 22, 2019
Rated: 3.51 by CreightonSM from New York

Jan 04, 2019
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Reviewed by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25
Old converted house in downtown with porch/ patio seating. L-shaped bar seats about 15... additional seat around. 16 beers on tap, half theirs, half local guests... nice mix. Friendly local vibe. Good service. Very tasty food.
Dec 14, 2018
Rated: 4.16 by morebeergood from Massachusetts

Oct 13, 2018
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Reviewed by CJNAPS from California

4.84/5  rDev +16.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Nice chill place, staff was really nice and helpful offered samples of their house stuff which was
really good, The house IPA was nice. Had a old hotel bar saloon feel. will revisit for sure.
Aug 28, 2018
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Reviewed by Fireboy from Maryland

4.64/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
Stopped by here last Monday night to try some beers. Very laid back place with upper and lower porches and bar, table and coach seating. Bar tender was very nice and offered samples right away. You can do a flight of 3-6 beers and they had everything from a wide range of styles. Everything I had was very good and most were pretty true to style. The food looked good, but as we had already eaten we did not get a chance to try it.
May 03, 2018
Rated: 4.08 by Genx from Georgia

Feb 27, 2018
Rated: 4.65 by mecmd from Tennessee

Feb 11, 2018
Rated: 4.09 by zimm421 from Ohio

Jan 28, 2018
Rated: 4.48 by rbkdata from Texas

Nov 11, 2017
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Reviewed by chrisjws from California

3.45/5  rDev -16.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25
Tucked away in an old house near Petco. Loved the food, the beer was average at best. Their NE IPA wasn't very good, but their dark beers were worth the pour. I might go back, it's not a bad choice but in San Diego there's a lot of better places.
Nov 07, 2017
Rated: 3.7 by putonyourwalkingshoes from California

Oct 15, 2017
Rated: 4.32 by mkyer from Connecticut

Jul 25, 2017
Rated: 4.69 by eawolff99 from Minnesota

Jun 10, 2017
Rated: 4.28 by SDRedDevil from California

Apr 28, 2017
Rated: 4.18 by John_Beeryman from Virginia

Apr 17, 2017
Rated: 4.3 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Mar 12, 2017
Rated: 4.18 by Red5StandingBy from Maryland

Feb 04, 2017
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Reviewed by Tinska from California

4.68/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
What a fantastic discovery on our first day in San Diego. Knowledgeable staff with put being snobby. Wonderful setting in a old Victorian house. Many of the beers were unfiltered yummy ness. Good selection of local Honda too.
Dec 29, 2016
Rated: 4.18 by Mebuzzard from Colorado

Aug 26, 2016
Rated: 3.94 by liamt07 from Canada (ON)

Apr 12, 2016
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Reviewed by mrcraft from California

4.44/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5
I'll start off by saying I really enjoyed my visit here. It's located in a former two story house near Gaslamp District and Petco Park. They have patio seating outside with a bar area inside and tables on two levels. The atmosphere here is unique. It has a nice inviting feel. For me, it's somewhat similar to the same vibe I get when visiting Queenstown Public House near Little Italy.

The house beers were solid. I had Imperial Stout, IPA, and a Berliner Weissbier. They also had several guest beers on tap. Beer and cocktail menu in a leather portfolio. Very nice.

I had their meat pie with braised short rib. Delicious!

This is a nice little place. I'll be back for sure.
Mar 02, 2016
Rated: 4.2 by HeyLady from New York

Feb 25, 2016
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Reviewed by Gavage from Nevada

4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75
During my San Diego visit, I hit this place up two times. Located in a house with a nice sized porch that has plenty of seats. The bar is just inside and it is full of old wood and is dark, and gives you a cool pub feel. Definitely a younger crowd here too. There were about 10-12 brews on tap, and they covered many styles including some sours. The Double IPA and high hopped pale ales were very good. Prices are reasonable and service was good. This is a must stop for anyone visiting the downtown area.
Feb 25, 2016
Rated: 3.32 by Brown120 from Pennsylvania

Feb 23, 2016
Half Door Brewing Co. in San Diego, CA
Brewery rating: 4 out of 5 with 207 ratings