North Park Beer Company

North Park Beer CompanyNorth Park Beer Company
North Park Beer CompanyNorth Park Beer Company
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

3038 University Ave
San Diego, California, 92104-3002
United States

(619) 880-6722 | map
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Visited on a Friday afternoon with my wife, had a couple beers after lunch. IPAs I had were great. Kind of busy, didn't get much attention from staff -- but it was bar service, so it's not like I was expecting to be waited on.

Brewing space is right there, central to the building and next to the seating, and they were actively brewing when I visited -- big tubs of spent grain sitting around, smelled great.

Space is interesting -- some outdoor seating along the street, a fair amount on the main floor, and an upstairs with some games (like video games) that looks like it might also double as an event space.
May 21, 2023
Rated: 4 by acurtis from New Jersey

Feb 24, 2023
Rated: 4.48 by MJSFS from Florida

Nov 23, 2022
Rated: 4.2 by wisegreensoul from Idaho

Sep 28, 2022
Rated: 4 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Jul 04, 2022
Rated: 3.01 by Darren53 from Connecticut

Mar 03, 2022
Rated: 4.03 by Gobzilla from California

Jun 26, 2021
Rated: 4.4 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

May 17, 2021
Rated: 3.86 by jt_thomas18 from Tennessee

Nov 26, 2019
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Reviewed by wvbeerdad from Georgia

4.46/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4
While visiting San Diego, beer lovers need to make a point to go to the North Park neighborhood. Numerous breweries within walking distance -Modern Times, Belching Beaver, etc. North Park Beer has an unassuming appearance on the outside but the inside has a great open feel, with a long bar and brewery section right in the room. Second floor overlooks the main floor and includes dart board, shuffle board and other games. Separate food vendor works inside the location and looked great but I didnt eat. NP's beer list was short but good and included some of the other local breweries which I thought was cool. Bartenders were very good and I would go back frequently if I lived in the area.
Mar 16, 2019
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Reviewed by yellowrabbit66 from California

4.71/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4
This place had plenty of seating downstairs. There was a mezzanine area with a bar and pool tables as well. It's self service for beer and drinks. You go to the counter to order your beer. The food vendor is inside the building, but appears to be a separate company. I had Art is Hard Hazy IPA and enjoyed it so much I got a crowler to go. I thought the crowler was a bit overpriced though. I wonder why price value is not part of the ranking.
Oct 03, 2018
Rated: 4.11 by chrisjws from California

Jul 28, 2018
Rated: 4.28 by cryptichead from Illinois

May 18, 2018
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Reviewed by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
Spacious trendy tap room. Long bar along the left side of the room seats about 20. Another 20 or so tables in the center of the room and along the perimeter. Solid assortment of beers on tap. Great service and very tasty bar food.
Jan 05, 2018
Rated: 4 by Danielr26 from Michigan

Aug 03, 2017
Rated: 4.57 by brycevolk from Ohio

Jul 24, 2017
Rated: 4.2 by SDRedDevil from California

May 30, 2017
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Reviewed by mrcraft from California

4.03/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
North Park Beer Company was a nice surprise. I visited this brewery after work, and since it wasn't one of the more known breweries in San Diego, I didn't know what to expect. From the exterior it may look like a corner store but once you enter inside it was a large and very nice space. They had an upper floor. Lots of wood on the inside.

You see their brewing equipment to the right side, the bar area is across the floor, and in the back is where they make and sell food. I usually like to order house beers when visiting a new brewery, so I had a flight of various styles. They were good beers. I also had a sausage and that was tasty.

I normally don't comment on the restroom, but that was super clean and nicely done.

Cool place; will like to return when in the area again.
Apr 22, 2017
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Reviewed by jjboesen from Maryland

4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
Located off 30th Street, which itself makes a great crawl, North Park is a recent entry to this scene: it is a large venue with a long bar situated among a sleek and woody interior. Enjoyed several quality brews, such as the Ride the Tiger Double IPA, Burlingame Black Lager and three others, all served as full pours or tasters. Great food and service are a plus. Swanky padded bar stools - really chairs make for a comfortable place to hang out - but there are so many other places to hit.
Feb 21, 2017
Rated: 4.65 by MickeyHops from California

Dec 04, 2016
Rated: 4 by kingpin1010 from California

Dec 03, 2016
Rated: 4.47 by StoutSnob40 from California

Nov 05, 2016
Rated: 4.66 by Agentveba from North Carolina

Sep 02, 2016
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Reviewed by lowgear from California

4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.5
Newly opened with 7 taps flowing at the moment. Nice decor with a craftsman style to the interior.Plenty of space with a lot of tables on the main floor. A mezzanine that was not open yet will add a lot more space. Beers were pretty good, not quite sure about the Scottish ale-it is a 3% session ale. all the other taps were good. They have a large amount of future taps. Food looks to be coming soon. A sign inside said Mastiff's sausage company would open there.
Jul 30, 2016
North Park Beer Company in San Diego, CA
Brewery rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 806 ratings