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Taps: 45 / Bottles: 64
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
1269 Garnet Ave
phone: (858) 274-1010
(Place added by: theSleeper on 02-22-2007)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 26 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
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 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
The TapRoom is located are Garnett Ave. in Pacific Beach which is happening area with a ton of bars, restaurants, and shops. The bar/restaurant front is open air and the area inside is spacious with bar seating and tables/booths. Nothing outstanding about the atmosphere but the open air front is nice. The great thing about the TapRoom is the beer selection and quality. If you want to check out what’s currently on tap, visit their website where you can find a current tap list which includes the percentage of beer remaining in each keg along with kegs on deck . They have a great selection of 50 tap beers which you can purchase flights of or pints. I enjoyed some Pliny the Elder, Alesmith Speedway, and Port Night Rider when I was there. If you can't find something you would like on tap (which would be hard to believe) they have an extensive bottle list. When I visited, their bottle list included 5 or 6 variations of Eclipse ranging from $40-$50/ bottle. They also have your basic bottles at a reasonable price. I had some garlic bite appetizers and they were above average for aps but nothing ground breaking. I enjoyed my visit to the TapRoom and would recommend checking it out if you're in the area.
05-15-2013 20:35:28 |
More by tourdot
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
35 or so taps of the best San Diego has to offer (which is impressive). The chalkboard has 3-5 ales not on the menu. Young owners are eager to please and the staff is very friendly. Also now have a few 22 oz. bottles such as 'Decadence'. Arrogant Bastard is always on the menu, as well as the popular Yellow Tail. They say it will be open early for the football package with breakfast served. Pizza some of the best at the beach, and salads too. Overall a great new place to add to the SD beer scene. www.pbtaproom.com gives more info.
07-24-2007 19:12:23 |
More by theSleeper
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Stopped in for alate lunch on a Wednesday afternoon. Pretty empty but you could tell it was because for the time of day. Still the place had a cool vibe to it with lots of tables and a spacious bar. About 45 beers on tap especially from the San Diego area which is not a bad thing at all. They have almost all of the Stone regulars as well as many of the Ballast Point beers. They had Pliny on the menu but the bartender said they had run out last night. Still great selections.
I enjoyed a couple of the local brews as well as a nice hearty burger that I couldn't finish. It was delicious though. Great start to my San Diego vacation.
03-30-2011 23:17:41 |
More by JoEBoBpr
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
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: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This place is great! The atmosphere is very nice; reminds me of a dressed-up Pizza Port. Very large, and usually draws a good-sized, upbeat crowd. Beer selection is very good, however could be a bit more adventurous. They have all the standard brews from locals like Stone, Ballast Point, Green Flash, Port, Alesmith, Coronado, etc. They also had some specialties on tap, like the Green Flash Le Freak (delicious), and a Port Double IPA I hadn't heard of. Staff is very friendly and helpful but some don't pour the best pint (too big of head or no head at all). The food was very good as well. Pizza is very tasty and the grilled chicken salad I had was huge and very good. If you want a more fun crowd while still enjoying a great tap selection, or simply want to take a break from Liars Club or O'Briens, then I definitely recommend the Tap Room.
05-23-2007 18:53:13 |
More by Nova
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $
Wow, what a cool new addition to the already impressive beer scene of San Diego. They have a pretty impressive lineup of beers four to six tap handles of each of the following breweries: Stone, Alesmith, Green Flash, Ballast Point, Pizza Port and Karl Strauss. Probably around 35 taps in all. Sadly, no Alpine, but that is a minor complaint as they have plenty of beer to please any palate I believe there were a couple of offerings from Firehouse and Coronado Brewing, and Guinness and a couple other macro brews.
I grabbed a pint of Green Flash Imperial IPA, Pizza Port Hop 15 DIPA, and an Alesmith Speedway Stout. All beers were served at a perfect temperature, and kegs looked well taken care of as can be seen through the glass coolers behind the bar.
An interesting note is that every beer is served in a pint glass and reasonably priced at $4 a piece. Yes, even Speedway Stout. Many beer purists might thinking drinking Speedway and others without proper glassware is blasphemy. I do agree to an extent, however I rather appreciated the amount of beer I got for the money that I spent.
Atmosphere was pretty cool. Beautiful murals of some of the local breweries and images of San Diego don the walls. Every brewery they feature has their own presentation on a faux keg with all the tap handles sticking out. It has a rather large bar counter that snakes around the place that can seat close to 30 people. Sitting right along the main stretch of bars in Pacific Beach, it is definitely an anomally to find a trendy looking place with such a great beer selection. This place seems to take a cue from Pizza Port and create a pleasant, quality-driven beer and pizza bar. Though I didn't eat the food, the pizzas that were coming out looked very delicious.
Service was excellent even on a busy Saturday night over Memorial Day weekend. No complaints.
Bottom line is that this is a great beer bar. Not quite in the elite circle of beer bars like Liar's Club and O'Briens, but worth the trek if you are in PB. Though some BAs might be put off by the overwhelming number of 20-somethings that frequent PB bars, this place is good compromise for someone who wants a great beer selection in a beach bar.
05-29-2007 08:14:53 |
More by paulyrimz
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Hit the Tap Room on a recent visit, in between bocce session on PB. Tap selection was just what I was looking for: Fresh San Diego ales! Stone, Ballast Point, Green Flash, Pizza Port, Alesmith, Coronado were all on separate beer engines which made for easy picking. My first Alesmith IPA on draft was enlightening, to say the least.
Nice friendly bartender named Betty. Great open front windows for watching the goings-on in PB.
Went back later for pizza, with a pitcher of Green Flash West Coast IPA. What else can I say?
09-19-2007 22:34:24 |
More by RustyDiamond
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Nestled amongst the various shops and trendy bars on Garnet is The Tap Room, with, well, a ton of taps! It's generally dark and peaceful in there (at least when I went there weren't many people), and though there's a few TVs I didn't find them to be intruding upon my peace. A sizable bar snakes through the place, but there's also tables and booths too. Very friendly and attentive service. The employees also seem knowledgeable on the beers they carry and are willing to make suggestions (but not in a pushy way!).
There's 36 taps, and all but 3-4 (Bud Light, Guinness, a cider, and ???) are all devoted to local craft brews from Coronado, Ballast Point, AleSmith, Green Flash, Stone, Port/Lost Abbey, Karl Strauss, and Firehouse. A great selection of the regulars from each of those, as well as a bunch of seasonals, one-offs, etc. as well. So.. the quality is in general quite excellent. Some may argue it's not the widest selection, but the focus of the bar is to show case local breweries: they do a fine job of that and of presenting a wide variety of the styles offered by those breweries.
Food is mostly pizza, appetizers, and subs. I had an appetizer (the "Beer Soakers" -- aka cheezy bread sticks) and they were really good, and it was a sizable portion too. The other food smelled & looked good as well.
The generously time-blocked daily [m-F] happy hour provides for really affordable beers and food! And the prices in general are quite reasonable as well, especially for such good quality beer.
Definitely a place to revisit; too bad I don't live closer!
05-23-2008 03:39:11 |
More by mithrascruor
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This place seems under the radar for many BA's but they have a taplist that is nearly as impressive as the more established and well-known beer bars.
Many good West Coast and East Coast offerings, and they lean towards the hoppy beer customer. Pizza and other traditional pub fare were on the menu, but we only sampled the homemade cookies (not bad!).
Our server was pleasant and prompt, prices were on par with other beer bars in the area (Gold and Silver categories with the more rare and often imported stuff costing a buck more). They open to the street for a nice breeze and it is more spacious in here than virtually all San Diego beer bars I visited on this trip. Parking was a chore though.
04-02-2010 02:46:52 |
More by yemenmocha
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