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Taps: 45 / Bottles: 64
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
1269 Garnet Ave
phone: (858) 274-1010
(Place added by: theSleeper on 02-22-2007)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 26 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Floydster:
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $
This place just opened a couple months back and have seen it a few times when visiting friends in Pacific Beach
About 30 taps total including Ruination IPA, Stone Imperial Russian Stout, and Lost Abbey Ten Commandments on tap as the standouts
Also had Alesmith Decadence and Old Numskull
Located on Garnet Street a block away from Fred's Mexican Cafe and Typhoon Saloon
Had to finally check it out, also next to my favorite CD store in the area, Music Trader
Where can you get a 16 ounce Alesmith Speedway Stout for $3.50?
Only one place I have ever seen and that is here, that alone would get me back here repeatedly, usually like 12 dollars a bottle
Had an amazing Lost Abbey Devotion Ale the second time around for the same price, usually like 9 or 10 dollars a bottle
Then, an Alesmith Lil' Devil which really good as well
Finally, closed out the night with a large Port Brewing Sticky Stout that had been tapped that day for only 5 bucks
Will be going to this place everytime I am in the area now
Also had pretty much all of Stone's offerings as well as Green Flash, Firehouse, Karl Strauss, Ballast Point (including some of the rare Robust series), and some ciders
Pizza was good with ricotta cheese, called the white cloud
Cool down to earth bartender that helped me with my selections
The 7 or 8 friends I went with loved it as well
Hopefully this place goes unknown for a while longer and it stays not too busy, this review is not going to help that cause but the coolest bar I have been to, so I have to be loyal to it
Best 20 dollars spent in a long time
Does not get much better in my book
Exceeded every expectation I had going into this place, cannot wait to back here and try more fantastic beers!
09-05-2007 18:44:04 |
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More User Reviews:
12-04-2013 11:15:42 |
More by chippo33
10-09-2013 05:51:47 |
More by bcerv-ca
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
The TapRoom is located are Garnett Ave. in Pacific Beach which is happening area with a ton of bars, restaurants, and shops. The bar/restaurant front is open air and the area inside is spacious with bar seating and tables/booths. Nothing outstanding about the atmosphere but the open air front is nice. The great thing about the TapRoom is the beer selection and quality. If you want to check out what’s currently on tap, visit their website where you can find a current tap list which includes the percentage of beer remaining in each keg along with kegs on deck . They have a great selection of 50 tap beers which you can purchase flights of or pints. I enjoyed some Pliny the Elder, Alesmith Speedway, and Port Night Rider when I was there. If you can't find something you would like on tap (which would be hard to believe) they have an extensive bottle list. When I visited, their bottle list included 5 or 6 variations of Eclipse ranging from $40-$50/ bottle. They also have your basic bottles at a reasonable price. I had some garlic bite appetizers and they were above average for aps but nothing ground breaking. I enjoyed my visit to the TapRoom and would recommend checking it out if you're in the area.
05-15-2013 20:35:28 |
More by tourdot
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $
I'm not a local and do not know the overall quality of beer places in SD but this place has the right ingredients from my perspective. I really like that they have the local breweries well covered and that the staff knows a decent amount about what they pour. The vibe is a bit more sports bar than i like but its open air and there is music playing not sportscast soundtrack. I just had appetisers but they were above average.
If you are in the pacific beach area and are looking for a place with some local selection you shoyld not be disappointed.
10-10-2012 02:05:14 |
More by jakengle
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
This place rocks all the great brews from Pliny to sours. Hot babes work their that know the beer they sell. I love the owners and staff. Great beer and food. Thats why i go their almost daily. With 45 taps of craft beer how could you go wrong. their beer events are super bomb and they get the rearest beers on the market. They also have a very nice happy hour that rocks.
they also Do an event called L.A.B. which stands for local artist and beer. so they support the local arts as well. They have been around for 5 years now and really got this down.
01-19-2012 06:23:15 |
More by pperrecone
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
About a 5 block walk from the beach I got there about 7:30 on a Friday night. The bar was open and spacious and very welcoming. Had my choice between a table and sitting at the bar and chose the bar.
Loved the atmosphere, friendly staff, lots of tvs, no problem for a party of one to fit in. Chose to sit at the bar and perused their menu of over 25 taps and bottle list.
When traveling I stick to draft beer and the menu did nor disapoint. Plenty of local and imports to choose from. Staff was friendly and informative. In fact, happened to sit next to the owner and manager and enjoyed myself imensly.
Had several local beers and loved them.
Food selection was very good and moderately priced. I had the beer battered shrinp and they were excellant. The menu had many excellant choices.
I was very satisified with visiting this bar. Great beer, great food, and good company. What more could you ask for?
In previous visits to Pacific Beach i made the drive to O'Brians, a nice bar. If you are staying anywhere around Pacific Beach go here and save the drive. The beer and atmosphere her cannot be beat,
10-02-2011 05:34:00 |
More by Schultz
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Generally they have several beers from many of the local breweries, like Karl Strauss, Green Flash, Stone (including 15th Ann.), Alesmith, and Ballast Point (including Sculpin). A few Belgians on tap, including Dupont Saison. Being August, there don't seem to be as many interesting seasonals around. Big, readable chalkboards PLUS printed list with proper statistics are a hit with me.
Food was quite decent, we had a stuffed red pepper with very good red sauce, and a Greek salad. Daily specials, lots of pasta and lasagna.
Noticed that first Wednesdays they have "Local Art and Beer," but I have not checked it out. Prices are not bad, lots of room, not very noisy, and the street-facing wall rolls up for the sea air. We'll be back, it's a better atmosphere for tasting especially in this neighborhood of stumbling partygoers. While it doesn't have the oddities of the SD Toronado, it's about eight times more pleasant a place.
08-23-2011 05:57:55 |
More by mactrail
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $
Summary: Your standard laid back, multi-tap, SD County beer joint and eatery. Hugh food.
Not too busy on my when I walked in. Beach bar/sports pub hybrid feel. The front of the place was open on this beautiful Tuesday night. Decent selection of many locals. Unfortunately, I was off by one night for the cask. Excellent service. I like a server who knows what beer they like and why. Humongous portions. In fact, too big. Why would I go here rather than someplace else? If I wanted to watch the game, drink great beer, and be served more food than I can eat.
04-21-2011 00:30:50 |
More by LittleDon
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Stopped in for alate lunch on a Wednesday afternoon. Pretty empty but you could tell it was because for the time of day. Still the place had a cool vibe to it with lots of tables and a spacious bar. About 45 beers on tap especially from the San Diego area which is not a bad thing at all. They have almost all of the Stone regulars as well as many of the Ballast Point beers. They had Pliny on the menu but the bartender said they had run out last night. Still great selections.
I enjoyed a couple of the local brews as well as a nice hearty burger that I couldn't finish. It was delicious though. Great start to my San Diego vacation.
03-30-2011 23:17:41 |
More by JoEBoBpr
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