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Henry's Pub

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Henry's PubHenry's Pub
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Henry's PubHenry's Pub

Type: Bar, Eatery

622 5th Avenue
San Diego, California, 92101
United States

(619) 557-0536 | map

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by nortmand:
Photo of nortmand
3.78/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

First stop in my three day whirlwind San Diego beer tour. The wifey and I stopped here for dinner and a couple of pints. I was initially excited to see Stone Pale Ale on tap, as we can't get any stone beers in MI, but came to find out that, although mighty tasty, SPA is pretty much ubiquitous throughout SD. They also had Henry's Pale ale on tap, which was obviously not BOP, and the waitress didn't know who made it.
Atmosphere- It's definitely a pub, which is cool, but there were several loud bud-swilling locals at the bar that took away from the experience.
Quality-All the micros were fresh tasting, although served awfully cold.
Service-Quick, but not too knowledgeable.
Selection-Pretty basic on tap-Stone Pale, Alaskan Amber, etc., but a pretty decent selection of bombers.
Food- The wife and I couldn't finish the BBQ chicken Pizza, very tasty, but alot of food. Some of the items seemed a bit pricey.
Value-Go for happy hour. Dollar off all drafts and $2.50 Henry's pale. Food can be a bit pricey for individual entrees.

Overall, not a bad place, and could be fun for a night out.

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Photo of Gavage
3.37/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3

This is a big airy old building that has high ceilings and is a bit dark. The bar was decent sized, and there were numerous tables and booths to have dinner in. We came here for some beers, and unfortunately they only had a few local CA beers on draft along with a bunch of macros.

Service was a bit slow but not too bad. We did not try any food, and we only stayed for one pint. This place can be skipped with so many other great places on the block.

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Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.2/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

This was my last stop on the tour of San Diego. I wish I had saved the best for last but I believe the opposite to be true; this was my least favorite of all the places I visited.

Kind of a small bar with a large bar feel. There was no real intimacy and everything just felt weird and like everyone was outsiders. If it werent for the magician and his girlfriend sitting beside me, this place would have been a complete bore.

The selection was less than impressive and the prices were high. I guess that's what I get for wondering through the touristy Gaslamp District.

There are plenty of better places to go in SD than here.

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Photo of BertSugar
3.16/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2

Walked in as our first stop in SD. This place is right in the middle of the party scene. Good to see Stone and Lost Abbey on tap, but that's about it. Sort of a corporate sheen, but an attractive place nonetheless. Did not try the food, but it looked good. The bartenders were attentive, but really did not seem too knowledgeable about craft beers. Seems like an acceptable option on the main party drag though. The best part was the accidental discovery that this is the Purdue Alum bar in SD, and the Boilermakers had just won the Big Ten Tourney.

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Photo of Redrover
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

First thing I noticed was their nice street side patio seating. What a great place to sit and watch the world go by!

The building appears old, but is has been redone in the not to distant past. It is an attractive place with flowers on the outside and good signage.

I would guess the capacity is about 125 or more. The place seems well laid out. I noticed they offer free music a couple of nights per week.

It had a nice crowd on a Tuesday afternoon that continued to build as the night progressed. I bet this a fun place on weekends or when the padres are in town.

They offer 5 domestic and 5 import taps. The pick of the litter is Stone, Alaskan Amber and Smithwicks. They also have about 35 bottle choices including 3 from Stone and a Lindemans, & Alaskan ipa. What's with the frosted glasses?

Friendly but slow service.

They have a fairly large and diverse menu. I only had some appetizers, so I wont rate the food.

Well worth a stop if you find yourself wandering the Gaslamp District.

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Photo of rousee
3.45/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Standard downtown bar--kind of has an irish feel to it. It is nice and roomy and looked pretty clean.

The draught beer selections were nothing special. They had one by Ballast point that is put under their own label,Fat Tire and Stone -some decent local craft selections in the bottle but nothing to really get excited about. Had some food which was decent (fish taco) and the service was quite friendly and attentive. Prices were downtownish -a little on the high side but nothing too out of control.

This is a worthwhile stop on the Gaslamp pub crawl or after a game at Petco but I wouldnt go out of my way for the place.

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Photo of Dukeofearl
3.64/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

A restaurant/bar/nightclub (bands on Tue/Wed/Thus and selected other nights with dancing on a small dance floor) located on the main Gaslamp District street (if you are at the San Diego Convention Center). I have stopped by for a couple of beers on several occasions. Small, kind of tight accomodations, but a beautiful big bar, with friendly help. They always have some interesting taps, things that are often available in bottles, but I don't see very often on tap. Not a lot of them, but some good ones. A Stone brew or two, Alaskan amber (which is excellent on tap), Paulaner, rotating other interesting taps actually outnumber the few macrobrews. Plus a decent bottle selection too (Chimay, several Samuel Smiths, several Sierra Nevada, etc.). A good choice for a quiet beer in the Gaslamp- I like to use this place as "one last nightcap" before bed, but it would be good if you like live music (quality groups of varying styles) and might want to dance. I hear the food is good, but have never tried it.

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Photo of RoyalT
3.23/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Atmosphere – This is in the heart of the Gaslamp District in San Diego. It is a great party place. I stopped here on an extremely hot midday to quench my thirst and cool down a bit.

The pub itself is typical for the area. It’s of a little higher caliber than the other “macro-only” places on 5th Avenue, though. You get a sense that you’re a tad bit “above the fray” at Henry’s Pub.

Quality – All the buildings here are a bit dated but well-kept. Henry’s looks like they’ve put a few dollars into it. It seems more up-to-date than some of the other bars and restaurants.

Service – They were actually pretty busy in the middle of the day, but we received prompt and courteous service. I don’t think any of the waitresses were too “beer savvy”, but everything came out in a timely manner and as ordered.

Selection – The beer selection here is limited in a numerical sense, but I was able to find some good local beers on the menu. The kicker though was the Paulaner Hefe Weizen that was served on-tap. It’s not every day you get a weizen out of a keg.

Food – I rarely review an eating establishment without actually eating anything, but it was just too hot to get any food down.

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Henry's Pub in San Diego, CA
Place rating: 3.42 out of 5 with 8 ratings
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