Liars' Club Alpine Tavern & Grill

Liars' Club Alpine Tavern & GrillLiars' Club Alpine Tavern & Grill
Liars' Club Alpine Tavern & GrillLiars' Club Alpine Tavern & Grill
Bar, Eatery

2806 Alpine Blvd
Alpine, California, 91901
United States

// CLOSED //

Notes: Note: The Liars' Club moved from Mission Beach to Alpine, and changed its name slightly. - Reported Closed 1/12/2009
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Goldorak from Canada

4.56/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

We made it to San Diego, well Mission Beach to be more precise. Our hotel was great, clean and right by the sand. The sun was out in all its fiery glory, so Mel was thrilled. After years of enduring my Beer-fueled vacations to not-very-tropical destinations like Belgium, Germany and France, not to mention the dozens upon dozens of road trips to visit bars, breweries and brewpubs all over the northeast, she finally got what she wanted. At last, at long last, she got her chance for some fun in the sun. I even got her a bottle of sparkling wine (I respect wineries like Mumm Napa who don’t use the term Champagne, they don’t need that ploy to sell, their product quality does it for them) to make it that much more enjoyable for her. She had a big shiny grin and her eyes twinkled like a kid at Christmas. Sure, she enjoyed her trip so far, but this was the money shot for her, the cherry on the sundae, the two-point conversion that wins the game.

She got huge sunburns and spent the rest of the trip in long sleeve clothes, even in the desert.

Yeah, I chose that hotel specifically for her, but I always keep an ace in the hole. It just happens it was only a few blocks away from Liar’s club. We stumbled across it while we went shopping for beach towels and stopped in for a quick pint.

To summarize the décor succinctly, it looks like a 50’s deli if it were owned and operated by the Ramones. Tin and vinyl booths and bar stools, a lot of them with big rips on them, with classic black, red and chrome colors. Laminated album covers and old publicity posters, the spoof ones in the bathroom were hilarious. Coors tap handles on the pig feeder urinal are a fun touch too. The bar section was more cluttered with trinkets than my old bedroom when I was 16. The grill is right there next to it, and smoked up the place. We sat outside on the elevated patio tables. Jukebox was blaring some Rocket from the crypt, Pixies and She Wants Revenge. It was early and pretty deserted, only a few craggy beach bums who seemed to be regulars were having a brew. The minute I walked in, I felt like home, as if I’ve been hanging out here my whole life, sat on every stool, ate every item on the menu, puked in both men’s and ladies’ toilets and lost my virginity in the back room. Like a rockaBeery Valhalla. Pretty ironic for a pasty French Canadian who lives 4000+ miles away and hates the sun and sand.

Of course, right on cue, Mel picked up on my vibe and immediately had an allergic reaction to it. “This place is a dive, it smells funny, it’s dirty and I don’t like it.” She would rather eat at the Hooters next to our hotel (that’s a whole other story). We left after a pint, but I came back 4 more times in two days, alone most often than not. No worries, I got to watch some football while she was zonked out on the bubbly. Once in the evening, a guy at the door asked for my ID, but a regular who was having a smoke outside recognized me and told him to forget about it, he’s seen me here all day!

Summer, the waitress that took care of me most of the time I was there, was an absolute sweetie, had great taste in Beer, was always around when I needed a refill, bought me a few rounds and was just a lot of fun.

Beer selection was awesome too, some leftover New Belgium La Folie from the Stone 10th anniversary brew-ha-ha was reason enough for me to come back here, along with plenty of great local beers. Pints were nice and fresh.

Could it be my favorite Beer bar in the US? Urgh, hard to say. Moan and Dove is still right up there. Honestly, I’d say it’s a toss up. Although M&D has an appeal and I felt right at home there too, I like the fact that Liar’s club isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. You’ll just have to go and find out for yourself.

Oct 06, 2006
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likestoswallow from California

4.55/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Visited the Liar's club with my other. The place was very nice with very helpful staff. The beer menu was awesome with stuff that it hard to find. Think Russian River, Alesmith, Alpine brewing and many others. The food was as good as the beer, had the fuego burger (very spicy hot) and fries (the fries struck me as some of the best fries that I've ever had anywhere). No Beer review attached here as the spicy hot fuego destroyed my palate. Never visited the old place at Pb so I can't compare, but I kinda liked this. This is a must visit for all beer geeks.

Nov 19, 2008
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OlieIPA from California

4.3/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Visited this place with a few friends right after consuming some tasters at the Alpine Brewery down the street. Great selection of beer on tap a (Pure Hoppiness, Pliny the Elder, etc.) and in bottles as well. Atomosphere was very pleasant (music was at a perfect volume-could actually enjoy a conversation without having to yell) and the waitresses there were extremely helpful...they even knew what they were talking about when it came to beer. I didn't have the pleasure of trying their food, so I can give too much detail about that. LOL. If your ever in these parts, I highly recommend visiting this place.

Sep 18, 2008
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Mauerhan from California

4.2/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5

this place is great. me and a few friends went down to the alpine brewery, after words were sent down the street to the liars club. nice place. good atmosphere. obviously owned by green day fans. real nice selection on draft. i had a damnation from avery. yum. smallish bottle selection. about 20+ varieties of beer a few avery brews, hair of the dog, and others all of them quality. Im sad that i didnt get a chance to try the food. if for any reason you find yourself in alpine stop by. you wont be disappointed. :)

Sep 16, 2008
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Deuane from Pennsylvania

4.71/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

The new place out in Alpine is very nice indeed. Large building with handy parking. We were treated great by the staff with Pete tending the bar training Heidi, who was just learning the craft beer ropes.

32 quality taps and an entire cooler full of awesome bottles this place has it all for the hard to please BA.

Interior was simple yet pleasant. Nothing overly fancy but had a simple laid back your here to drink beer and socialize feel.

Visited shortly after gorging ourselves at The Alpine Inn Sunday brunch down the street so we were far from hungry. Although the food that came out did look good.

Can't wait to get back to Alpine again to see the expanded Alpine Brewing and give this place another go around!

Sep 14, 2008
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bigbelcher from Arizona

3.9/5  rDev -10.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Great beer selection, excellent tasting food but horrible kitchen service. We ordered our food at the same time and it came out staggered between 30 minutes and 60 minutes after we ordered, so the kitchen was definetly having some problems. Lots of taps, no crap on it. A good number of local San Diego brews including the local Alpine Pure Hoppiness. Plenty of beer for the hop heads including Pliney the Elder and Blind Pig IPA. It is remote, about 30 or 40 miles from San Diego with no public transportation that I could see but well worth the drive if you have a designated driver.

Jul 06, 2008
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MiScusi from California

4.68/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

I've been here twice now on very slow days. I've sat at the bar both times and have had good service with friendly bartenders. The tap lineup is always amazing, it's hard to get a better lineup than what they usually have.

Overall it just kinda looks like a little cheap sit-down restaurant, but the main attraction are the taps behind the bar. There are a couple TV's in there to keep you occupied while at the bar.

They always have a couple Alpine beers on tap, along with Green Flash, Stone, Pizza Port, Lost Abbey, New Belgium, Craftsman, Deschutes, Russian River (Damnation and Elder) as well as a bunch of special releases from many other breweries.

The only food I've tried there is the Fuego Melt which everyone talks about. It's too hot for me and I can't taste my beer afterward but damn it is tasty.

If this place wasn't 2 hours away from me I would go there way more often.

May 17, 2008
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3frog from Arizona

4.68/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Stopped by on my way in from Arizona (told my family in SD that I'd left 2 hrs later than I did so that I could have a pressure-free visit here...).

As already said, it's a nice, clean, relatively large place, and I immediately gravitated to the front-and-center bar with the 32 taps and cooler.

Oh the humanity; 32 mostly wonderful selections. I'm a proud card-carrying beer snob with relatively frequent access to SD/its beer, and I thought the selection was truly awesome (7 I'd not had). Pliny-E had just blown, so I 'settled' for the GF Le Freak, Port Poor Man's IPA, and another Le Freak.
Serving temp was great. Nice attention to locals, along with ample room for quality stuff from elsewhere.

Greeted immediately by Ashley, who was quite attentive to me and the 5 or so others in the bar section. Later on, Louis, the owner stopped by and we chatted for awhile. Props for friendliness and accessibility.

Fish and chips at 10.95 were tasty, though the chips themselves didn't do much for me. Good coleslaw; I ain't a slaw fan but ate all of theirs.
Pricing for the food and beer was California quality beer place reasonable. Certainly not bud light prices, but I know that my hobby requires a certain level of investment.

Got a few Struise-Mikkeller Double IPA and the new Alesmith Decadence to go.

I have to say, this is has replaced my previous San Diego-favorite beer bar--you lucky SD bastards!

Apr 12, 2008
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srandycarter from California

4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

My first trip. I live only a few miles away from the new one. Went early on a Sunday afternoon, rainy and not very busy.

A - Big place, nothing fancy, but clean, nice big booths, barstools, bar tables, tv, etc. Tons of stuff on tap and bottle.

S - Easy going, quick with recommendations and samples.

S - Geez Louise, so many on tap. They had Pliney the Younger, but it had been tapped out. BUMMER. I tasted Pliney the Elder, went with Alesmith My Bloody Valentine, tasted the Majarishi too. The beauty is that they have all kinds of rare stuff in bottle that you can't easily get - AND ITS takeout! One small note, their wine list sucks, so my wife was a little let down. Hey, it's a beer mecca.

F - Bit beefy sandwich. Spicy, good, but got a little soggy.

V - Good beer is expensive, what can you do.

Best place in 10 square miles of my house, for sure!

Feb 24, 2008
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d0ggnate from California

4.5/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I finally got a chance to check out the "new" Liar's Club. I wasn't fortunate enough to have been to the old location, so I can't compare the two.

Awesome beer selection!! I think I counted 32 taps. Our trip was for their grand opening party and all 32 taps were pouring beer gems. They had a nice collection of bottles, too. I won't discount The Liar's Club for slow service, based on the bar being packed for this event, but it would have been nice to have more than two bartenders for such an overwhelming crowd (bar and restaurant patrons). A few beers I tried, or should I say that I can remember trying were:

RR Toronado 20th Anniversary
Moonlight Sour Puss
Alpine Brewing Co. Exponential Hoppiness
Avery Majaraja (2005)
and many more...

I've heard so many good things about their menu that I had to at least sample something. We tried the quesadilla, fried artichoke hearts and chicken wings. The artichoke hearts were amazing! Breaded with an IPA batter and seasoned with just the right spices. The chicken wings were prepared to perfection. Just everything you should expect from a chicken wing.

My only gripe would be the bathroom situation. Don't get me wrong, the bathrooms are clean and much nicer than many I've seen. The problem is that if the bar is crowded you're gonna have to be prepared to wait for your turn. I know girls are good at waiting for a bathroom, but us guys usually don't have to stand in line. The bathroom is just for one person at a time and thus cause quite a line for both genders.

Overall, The Liars Club is a great place to enjoy amazing beer and great food. I hope I'll be back soon, but driving 20+ miles to drink isn't something I usually like to do. However, I will bribe, trick and mislead as many people as I can to drive me there so I may enjoy myself again.

Jan 29, 2008
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m1ked from California

4.58/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

So we made it out to the grand opening this past weekend. Mostly due to John driving us(Brewery tours of San Diego rocks!), Blair setting it up (Hamiltons tavern rocks) and d0ggnate for saving us some spots on the bus. So having transportation, a hotel, or planning ahead is key to making it out to the sticks (aka Alpine). The place is all new, and I like the bar, restaurant lay out. They have an awesome selection of taps- which come out of the bricks. They had the Abyss pouring! They have a nice selection of bottles, which I didn't even touch due to the draft selection. Despite being packed, everyone was friendly, and worked as quick as they could to get you your next beer. Now I had never been to the "old" Liars Club so I don't have anything to compare it to, so I am judging it purely on its own. I heard alot of people griping that it wasn't like the old urine troughs, no sticky floors.... come on really? You're going to complain about that. This place is new, beautiful and has an awesome selection of beers! It is not a dive bar anymore, it is a top notch beer destination with a restaurant. I will definetly make it back here, swinging by Alpine Brewery of course!

Jan 28, 2008
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SierraGS from Pennsylvania

4.58/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Visited on first full day open - Dec. 30, 2007 - they were still installing televisions, tweaking the equipment and training staff.

For everyone who hated parking or size of the old location, you'll love the space available in Alpine. There are plenty of clean, well lit tables and spaces for many cars and bikes outside. Space is clean, attractive and welcoming.

There were 32 active taps, and a few in reserve, as well as a large bottle selection in a visible fridge. No cask. Beer served in 10-oz glasses and pints; goblets where appropriate. Tried: AleSmith Speedway Stout, San Diego Brewing Co. Chocolate Porter (on nitrogen with a Hershey Bar tap handle), Fox Barrel Cassis Cider, New Belgium La Folie and Rubicon Wheat Wine.

Staff and owners were friendly and knew plenty about the available drafts, proper glassware, etc. Beautiful bathroom - ladies room had a great selection of Bath & Bodyworks hand soaps and lotions and a classy decor.

Jan 15, 2008
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UncleJimbo from Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I am finally getting around to posting this review from a while back.

The Liars' Club is a fairly small place, somewhat dimly lit, with some seating on a small patio out front. There are about 4 booths and about 7 raised tables inside, and 3 or 4 tables out front. There are a few stools at the bar, which is to the right as you walk in. The ceiling is painted black, with ceiling fans, and the floor is wooden. There is a Golden Tee game in the back, and a jukebox with some cool new and old alternative tunes.

There are about 22 taps with some great local and regional beers, and about 22 bottles, mostly Belgians but also other craft beers. Overall, an excellent beer selection.

The food that I had was very good (I had some kind of very hot and spicy sandwich). The service was good. The prices were reasonable.

I liked this place, though parking was a pain in the butt. Cool pub.

Dec 21, 2007
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lifebeer from New Jersey

4.47/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Coming from New England, I was ecstatic to try some of the best California Brews including Russian River, Stone, and Ballast point. Not only was their selection of local, hop-infused beers extensive, so was their impressive array of some of the best Belgians, e.g. Trappistes Rochefort 10 and St. Bernardus Abt. 12.

Not to mention, this place had one of the best jukeboxes I've seen in years, with classics such as Chuck Berry to Devo to local acts Rocket from the Crypt and Hot Snakes.

The service was incredible: the waitress (Summer) was knowledgeable, gave us samples of anything, and quick to ask if we wanted another round. She was also incredibly tactful with our over-inebriated colleagues.

I was only slightly disappointed in two respects. First, they didn't have Pliny the Younger, but I understand that they get it every once in a while. Second, the food wasn't all that great. Honestly, though, the positives totally outweigh the negatives.

Highly, highly recommended.

Nov 07, 2007
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jgnatek from Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

last stop on my california beer vacation.

slight retro/dive vibe, came during the day, nice and dark. i enjoyed the atmosphere. punk rock etc playing, always okay with me.

the bartender, summer, was very sweet and very helpful. being a bartender myself i always watch what others do, and she did a great job. i've read about service problems but i doubt she has anything to do with that.

great selection, i had:
racer X, pliny the elder, speedway stout, port sticky stout (awesome!), damnation, the alesmith liars club esb, and a double ipa i can't remember.

bottlewise looked good too, nice selection.

got some food, it was fine. typical bar food, no complaints.

good value, i think i missed happy hour, but thats okay. tuesdays i believe they do local brews for 2 bucks a pint. never going to see that back in massachusetts.

overall i really enjoyed this place, it was the second time i had been and feel it suits my tastes quite well. i also visited o'briens and preferred this based on vibe and atmosphere. i walked by the tap room and i didn't go in because it was filled with bro's and loud terrible music. no thanks.

Sep 13, 2007
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Floydster from California

4.14/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Walked two miles from a friend's house to have some beers at this place and ended up having a sour ale from New Belgium called Le Terrior which was not bad and then Summer Saison from Green Flash, both around four bucks for a goblet

Had empty bottles of Russian River Temptation which was really disappointing when I found out they did not have any left

Had their own ESB brew

Only place I have ever seen Damnation on tap

Tap Room wins my vote for bar in San Diego, but I have not been to O'Briens yet, which I heard is hands down the best

I heard this place is cool on Friday nights because they have a cast of a local brew for 3 dollar pints all day

Sep 05, 2007
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Maerzen from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Had read great things about this place and must say that I wasn't disappointed. This is a great dive of a beer bar; and I love divey beer bars. Great selection of beer from around San Diego county as well as others from around the country. We tried the Green Flash Nut Brown and Alpine Irish Red. Both very good.

It's located right on Mission Blvd just a block from the beach in Mission Beach. The joint has a small patio in the front with a few tables. Inside can be found a handful of high top tables with stools and about 6-8 regular tables in the middle. The front of the building is actually painted red and black now and not the green shown in the picture.

Though I didn't try the food it looked wonderfully greasy and delicious. I'll have to go back.

Jun 04, 2007
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triggersd from California

5/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

If my name was Norm, then this would be my Cheers. The Liars' Club is the a destination for those seeking the difficult to find combination of fantastic beer and a creative menu with flavors that will have you driving from all over San Diego county to satiate your desires. Sure, you might have every intention of having only one beer. The bar staff is on their game and will likely have a suggestion that will meet your hoppiest go ahead and have another! My friends and I refer to TLC as our home base. We can expect to listen to a variety of carefully chosen tunes on the best jukebox in San Diego, sit on the deck, and let the evening slip away. Thank you Luis and staff for giving us all a reason to search for that golden parking spot in mission beach.

Apr 24, 2007
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tonistruth from Nevada

3.9/5  rDev -10.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

early sunday evening and this itty bitty placed in jam packed, music is way too loud as it attempts to be heard over the crowd, but its not happening

service was decently speedy considering the amount of people there, but kudos for the attention we got. Even more kudos for have BA magazine for reading available

20 or so taps, majority local (always nice to see local support), and and even longer bottle list, lot of imports on that bottle list. all brew micro or craft

only food i had was some of my girl's chessecake and it was cheesecake, good

Apr 03, 2007
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kleffman from California

4.08/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

This is one place not to miss if you come to San Diego. The selection is vast and will always include some amazing locals as well as out of town beers. Fridays they always have a great cask tapped at 5. They even have obscure bottles like the Brugge Zot which I thought couldn't even be found in the US after visiting the brewery in Brugges this summer. Make sure you try the Ahi Tuna sandwich it's out of this world if you're into seared tuna. Usually a stout or porter on Nitro too and all the prices are reasonable.

Apr 02, 2007
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stevelogan from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

On a recent business trip to SD I had time to visit one beer place and picked Liar's Club. Lucky I did! Being from the east coast it seemed to offer the best selection of "beers I can't get here", including the highly touted Alesmith Speedway Stout. Great selection of local beers, plus a smattering of non-locals and Belgians. Very (very) impressive tap lineup - both regulars and limited production brews.

All 3 of us had a different dinner and all of us were very happy with the price and food (and selection). Next time in SD hopefully I'll have more time - I could hit this place 2 or 3 nights in a row and be a very happy person!!

Mar 21, 2007
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rallison from California

4.83/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Also, a note about the glassware: If you order standard pints, they will come in standard pint glasses. But, you can always order 8 oz glasses of anything, and these are goblets. Not a bad way to do it, and you get to try more beers.

This is the best beer bar I've been to in the states.

A: Great place to hang out and enjoy a beer or two. Best if you go with a friend, as most people who come are with a group it seems. Great jukebox, always lively in the evening. Just a fun environment. Early day is nice too, more chill. Although earlier in the day it would be nice to have a nice big open patio or beer garden facing the beach. But I can't really complain.

Q: Can't fault this. Beers are all top-notch, food is top-notch, and both are cheap.

S: Service is usually quite good. Even when busy, the bartender was always there within a minute of me finishing my drink - more often than not she was there as I took the last swig. At the tables, it seems to vary a little more, but is usually good.

S: Selection is amazing. They will ALWAYS have something interesting to try, be it a barleywine from Mexico, and IPA from Belgian, or one of the many amazing San Diego brews. And it's all good stuff too. No BMC. Well, actually there are BMC taps. Over the urinal in the bathroom.

F: Delicious. It's always been full of flavor and just leaves you wanting more. Had the Fuego Steak Melt last time, and it was phenomenal. One of the best sandwiches I have ever had. Served with cajun fries. And only about $7 for what probably amounted to a pound of food. Simply amazing.

V: As is common with SD, things are cheap. And Friday night after 5PM is local beer night - pints of local brews for $2.50! Yes, that's right. Pints of Alesmith Speedway Stout for $2.50. That's about half what it would cost if you bought the bottles. This is one of the best values around.

In case you hadn't guessed, this place rocks. It's a must stop in San Diego. And hey, it's right off of Mission Beach area, so you can chill on the beach in the day time, and walk right over to Liars Club for the night.

Jan 29, 2007
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sleazo from New York

3.8/5  rDev -13%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

The Liars club is a great place. There are always great locals and a few Belgians on tap. The local part is the big thing as SD is home to so many interesting breweries. On Fridays you can get a local pint for $2.50. That cannot be beat. There are so many places where you have to pay over $5 for a Corona or something else crappy. The Liars Club is the antithesis of those places, so it is my type of joint. Its basically a dive with a nice local vibe, punk music on the jukebox and always an interwting tap selcetion most of the time with a cask offering.

Foodwise i would say this place is overated. The famous fuego melt really is just a grease bomb as are the fires. Still as far as bar food goes, it isnt bad.

i highly recommend this place to anyone in or visitng Sd.

Dec 23, 2006
MDBEERMAN from Maryland

4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Visited 10 December 2006 and tried 12 beers (2 taster sets of 6 each at about $12 total for all):
1. Alpine Pure Hoppiness
2. Alpine Bad Boy
3. Ballast Pt Dorado
4. Green Flash IPA
5. Green Flash Tripel
6. Gouden Caroulus Noel
7. Alpine Irish Red
8. Port Brewing Lil Guy
9. Russian River Damnation
10. Russian River Pliny the Elder
11. Chimay Cinq Cents
12. Port Brewing Old Viscocity

All the brews were on draft and local (San Diego area) except for 9,10 and 11. All brews were in excellent condition and the service by Chris Fischer was friendly, knowledgable and efficient. There were few patrons in the bar on this Sunday night, so your service may vary at busier times and they may not be as happy to serve so many tasters then. The reviews below seem accurate, but I wanted to emphasize the availability of the taster sets and the friendly service by Chris. Will definitely return to this place when I return to San Diego!

Dec 19, 2006
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LethargicAvenger from Florida

4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

I was out in SanDiego on business and decided to give this place a try...great choice. It's rare to find a dive punk rock bar with decent food and such a selection of beer. It reminded me of the old Rat in Boston except with better beer, better food and near the beach -- never mind it was nothing like the rat.
It was a quiet monday night but the place still fairly busy -- full of that stange west-coast sucidal tendancies type of punk-chico guys that really confuse me.
I don't really remember much about the food but Im positive there was lots of avacado cause I found some on my shirt the next day... the beer was excellent, though. Must have tried 8 or 9 local (west coast) beers dont remember much about them either other than that they were tasty -- go figure.

Oct 19, 2006
Liars' Club Alpine Tavern & Grill in Alpine, CA
Place rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 56 ratings