Half Door Brewing Co.

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Half Door Brewing Co.Half Door Brewing Co.
BA SCORE
3.97/5
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175 Ratings
Half Door Brewing Co.Half Door Brewing Co.
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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

(619) 232-9845 | map
halfdoorbrewing.com

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Added by brywhite on 02-17-2015

BEER STATS
Beers:
31
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
175
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.2/5
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
33
pDev:
9.05%
 
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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by putonyourwalkingshoes:
Photo of putonyourwalkingshoes
3.7/5  rDev -11.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2

More User Reviews:
Photo of CJNAPS
4.84/5  rDev +15.2%
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.

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Photo of Fireboy
4.64/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

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Photo of Genx
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of mecmd
4.65/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of zimm421
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of rbkdata
4.48/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Photo of chrisjws
3.45/5  rDev -17.9%
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.

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Photo of mkyer
4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of eawolff99
4.69/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of John_Beeryman
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Red5StandingBy
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Tinska
4.68/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of liamt07
3.94/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of mrcraft
4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

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Photo of HeyLady
4.2/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Gavage
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

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Photo of Brown120
3.32/5  rDev -21%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of jjboesen
4.56/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Half Door is a recent entry to San Diego's magnificent beer scene. Located in a regular two-story clapboard house, a few blocks east of the touristy GasLight District, this place is a sheer delight. First, the building itself: an inviting house with a large terrace for outdoor dining and drinking and an upstairs balcony for the same. Inside, there is a well-polished bar amid a woody Victorian d├ęcor and bric-a-brac - and, of course, there is an actual half-door. There are about a dozen house beers along with a few guest, such as Monkey's Paw. The beers are very good (I heartily recommend the Coleman Dry Stout). Excellent service and a menu loaded with delicious food (I recommend the sausage mac-n-cheese.)

Half-Door should be included in any Gaslight/East Village crawl - it is a few blocks from Mission Brewery, another great venue that I have reviewed recently. Hey, check them both out!

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Photo of retry4z
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Leather-bound menues, great IPA's, rustic-urban atmosphere, Nina Simone - Feeling Good (Bassnectar Remix)? Yes, please.

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Photo of NateDyk47
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of MilwaukeeBeerMaker
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

One of my favorite stops of my San Diego trip. It was strongly recommended by others who visited and was not disappointed. Very friendly and prompt staff, solid beers and the few apps we had were amazing. Would have loved to spend more time there and would stop there again in a heartbeat.

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Half Door Brewing Co. in San Diego, CA
Brewery rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 175 ratings