Karl Strauss Brewing Company - Downtown San Diego

Karl Strauss Brewing Company - Downtown San DiegoKarl Strauss Brewing Company - Downtown San Diego
Karl Strauss Brewing Company - Downtown San DiegoKarl Strauss Brewing Company - Downtown San Diego
Bar, Eatery

1157 Columbia St
San Diego, California, 92101
United States

(619) 234-2739 | map
karlstrauss.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
3.94
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
58
pDev:
10.41%
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wisegreensoul from Idaho

3.61/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Jan 20, 2017
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mdfb79 from New York

4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Oct 13, 2017
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Spaceman_Jer from Colorado

3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Jan 31, 2017
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chrisjws from California

4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Mar 27, 2016
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socon67 from New York

4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Location in the downtown area. Always have a Brewer's Choice and a barrel aged tap option. Also saw they do a cask on Thursdays. Went with a flight that had the peanut butter cup porter and the Oktoberfest. Food was good (I recommend the west coast carbonara).

Nov 14, 2015
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drummerdwzp from Connecticut

4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Bonnie was a great bartender

Oct 22, 2015
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Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Decent atmosphere, friendly bar tender and flights of beer. Food looked good. Not the most amazing beer selection as they had only Karl Strauss offerings.

Jul 27, 2015
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SkiBumbo from California

4.53/5  rDev +15%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Jul 17, 2015
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barflybastard from Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

May 14, 2015
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numbers from Nevada

3.66/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

This place was the first San Diego brewery we went to. Vibe was so-so the servers were pretty damn good. Worth the trip

Apr 25, 2015
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clager from Michigan

4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Apr 04, 2015
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qcghost from North Carolina

3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Mar 01, 2015
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kingpin1010 from California

4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Feb 09, 2015
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MikeyGCAP from California

4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

A must visit if you are in Gas Lamp area.

Feb 08, 2015
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GatorCoop from California

3.98/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Dec 24, 2014
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italianstallion from Wisconsin

3.86/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Dec 23, 2014
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mrcraft from California

3.95/5  rDev +0.3%

I forgot this place was only a few blocks from the Sante Fe Depot. It was perfect to grab a few tasters before jumping on the train back home.

It was a Friday evening, so it was packed, a good sign. The atmosphere was inviting. Bartenders and servers were all friendly. I sat at the bar to grab a series of tasters. I had a nice chat with a fellow from back East visiting San Diego to watch the Patriots/Chargers game with buddies he hasn't seen in over 20 years. That was cool.

I didn't order any food, but it looked pretty good. The beers were good, nothing earth-shattering but solid. My favorite of the night was Five Wee, a scotch ale. Very nice.

I'll surely return in the future, and make my rotation of places to hit before hopping on the train.

Dec 06, 2014
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myelo from Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Seems primarily a restaurant with good beer selection. Convenient to downtown. The food is better than a lot of brew pub places and atmosphere is upscale casual. Tried the chili, fish tacos, and the squid and ahi poke appetizers and they were all excellent. Service is very good and servers knew about the beer offering, which was about 10 beers on tap as well as some bottles. Also fill growlers. Tired the Belgian IPA, Octoberfest, Red Trolley ale and one other that I can't recall and they were all nice. Most main dishes were in the $15 range so figure $25-30 with a few beers.

Oct 25, 2014
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Bung from Michigan

3.65/5  rDev -7.4%

Oct 07, 2014
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Beer-Zombie from Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Sep 14, 2014
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Gavage from Nevada

3.9/5  rDev -1%

Upon entering you first notice the lighter shades of woods, yellow walls, and plenty of tables and 1/2 booths. There are a few tables outside too. The bar overlooks some of the brewing tanks. Big open wood ceiling give this a bit of an airy feel.

There were about 10 house beers on draft with some beers available in bombers. I had numerous beers over a few stops here and the ranged from OK to really good. One of the older places in San Diego, and it is worthy of a stop.

Sep 05, 2014
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anthony23cippy from Maine

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Aug 02, 2014
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cherche from Washington

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Jul 18, 2014
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anon from California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

Jul 13, 2014
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rocket182 from California

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Jul 05, 2014
Karl Strauss Brewing Company - Downtown San Diego in San Diego, CA
Place rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 58 ratings