Churchill's Pub & Grille

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

47 Reviews
Churchill's Pub & GrilleChurchill's Pub & Grille
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

887 W San Marcos Blvd
San Marcos, California, 92078-1107
United States

(760) 471-8773 | map
churchillspub.us

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PLACE STATS
Score:
96
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
101
Avg:
4.4
pDev:
5%
 
 
Taps:
50
Bottles/Cans:
200
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 47 | Ratings: 101
Reviews by Beerandraiderfan:
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4.15/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Located in San Marcos amidst lots of good breweries, this place is a natural fit for the clientele that make the area the best beer city in the world. The usual stuffy English bar layout, lots of wood, I think when you enter, its bar to the left, dining area to the right, patio area even further to the right.

I really like the ambience on the patio, there's some fire pits, very nice, where I'm from there'd be some BMC douches getting wasted and falling into the fire pit, suing the establishment and voila!, no more fire pits, but thankfully, this place doesn't seem to enable such people, so instead, we just had a nice cozy night by the fire with pleasant people around us. Its true, good people do drink good beer.

Quality of the beers was awesome, almost everything I drink there are things I've never had before. And most of those turn out to be pretty damn good too. Drank a lot of Societe and Iron Fist taps while we were there. Disappointed by the lack of Alpine, also disappointed that they never, NEVER have Churchills Finest Hour bottles available when I'm there, despite some BA's claiming they always have it, its been my exact opposite experience. Who knows, maybe I'm not local or cool enough to get a bottle, or maybe the waitress I get is always the clueless one, because the last one I had acted like she didn't even know what I was talking about, then when I informed her a little more, she kind of guessed that it was only available one day a year. Who knows, disappointing in the end, regardless of the reason.

Did enjoy a Cascade Figaro out of the bottle. $40 for something I couldn't order online, that was $25 I believe before shipping, seemed like a good deal. Was quite enjoyable. Food was decent, typical pub stuff, I think we had some irish nachos or something, was like potato skins with bacon and cheese on it. They offer smaller pours, but really kill you on the price per oz when you do it that way.

Really hate the slanted driveway out front, I only had about a gallon of gas in my truck, and because of the incline, I had to walk to a gas station, buy a gas can, fill up the truck. Nobody from the bar, not even the doorman who watched the entire time, offered any help. Not a big deal, but damn, last time I park in that spot again, we missed our reservation at Stone because of it!

In the end, I can see how Churchills could be a big favorite, especially if you have access to their unique offerings.

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More User Reviews:
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4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of deniserat
5/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of BDeibs
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of t2grogan
4.65/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of MickeyHops
4.36/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of TNeedles
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of MjBrewhouse
5/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Tap and Bottle list are off the hook. Great vibe! if you are in the area and enjoy really good beer you need to check this place out.

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Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.59/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Love stopping by here when I come down to check out some North SD Breweries or when I have an engagement at Lost Abbey or Stone. The special events have insanely delicious beers and usually really good food to compliment said beers. However, on any given day the tap list and food are solid.

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Photo of mabermud
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

I finally got around to rating this joint. I grew up 15 minutes away, and it has always been a rad place to drink. Great vibe, quality place, good service, and world class selection.

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Photo of Suds_With_Buds
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of ShanePB
4.19/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of ClavisAurea
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Had my first Pliney here so that says something. The beer selection is world class. When The Lost Abbey makes an exclusive beer for your bar you know this is a great place. I ordered some appetizers and they were pretty good. You really go here for the amazing craft beer.

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4.51/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Steffano
4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of smb
4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Photo of dfhhead25
4.71/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of BoozyCollins21
4.56/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of ac24
4.58/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Rado
4.8/5  rDev +9.1%

Photo of NathanielCush
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Great place, and those Guinness BBQ chicken wings?? The best. Enjoy desert with the Highwater Campfire Stout.... mmmm s'mores

(would be nice if there was better parking)

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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Churchill's Pub & Grille in San Marcos, CA
96 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.
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