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Taps: 29 / Bottles: 37
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
777 G St
phone: (619) 446-0002
(Place added by: AmilcarCabral on 06-03-2008)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 25 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$$
Atmosphere: ultra modern and "chic". very small inside with lots of modern art. the average patron here appeared to be more of a martini type than craft beer type...at least that is how they appeared. very crowded. it might be difficult to find a seat. loud as well.
Quality/Selection: I was very impressed with the selection. there was a large number of beers that i really wanted to get here. I ended up getting a Stone Green Tea IPA which is very rare on the East coast, so i was excited about that. my girlfriend found a really tasty hefe for herself.
Service: its a busy place, so getting the bartender's attention might get difficult.
Overall, its definitely a place I would want to go to again as long as the crowd was smaller.
08-20-2011 21:47:28 |
More by AdamBear
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped in here for some food and beer prior to the Giants-Padres game yesterday afternoon. We sat at both the bar (initially), and then at the window table (if you've visited, you know what I'm talking about).
I cannot imagine a better place for afternoon beer drinking. The Neighborhood is a small bar that offers both indoor and outdoor seating, but regardless of where sit, you'll be able to enjoy the fine San Diego weather; all of the windows and doors open wide and welcome in the cool, ocean breezes. The interior boasts a modern-industrial-artsy theme, with exposed ducts and rafters; ancient, incandescent light bulbs; a giant wall mosaic; ceiling murals, and more! Cheerful conversations filled the air. I couldn't ask for more.
But what about the beer? While the tap selection wasn't as deep as other San Diego hotspots, it was still impressive, and the bottle menu filled in any gaps. I went with a Maharaja, followed by a cask version of Sublimely Self-Righteous dry-hopped with Simcoes, and then a couple of Sculpins. Lots of IPAs on the tap menu (as you could probably gather from my choices), with a few darker beers and Belgian ales. The bottle list included several rare(r) offerings from breweries like Alpine, The Lost Abbey, Firestone Walker, Russian River, etc.
The food was also quite tasty: gourmet pub grub done right. We ordered several different burgers and wraps, along with onion rings (fantastic!), and spicy mac n' cheese (decent). Each entrée comes with hand-made potato chips, with were also good.
Our service was friendly and attentive, and the prices were pretty reasonable, though you may want to ask about the size of each beer before ordering. All in all, we had an excellent time!
07-18-2011 00:15:00 |
More by ThreeWiseMen
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Visited a couple of times on a recent trip to San Diego.
This is the place to go in the heart of downtown as most of the other highly rated beer bars are north of downtown.
The atmosphere is typical of a good craft beer bar: friendly, fun, trendy, etc. The tap list seemed to be about 30 strong with a lot of really good local and other US craft beer. Bottle list was also very stellar (although I did not order from it). My only complaint is that they didn't really have anything all that rare on tap over the 3 days that I was there. Also, very heavily focused on AleSmith. Didn't see any Alpine on tap while I was there, which was disappointing as well. More Bruery and Lost Abbey would have been nice as well. Selection also included some Belgians and covered all styles in general.
Food was good as well. Had a couple of different items over my three visits which were all good.
Service was friendly and knowledgeable but a touch slow at times.
07-07-2011 01:03:36 |
More by TheSevenDuffs
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
I asked the bartender at the hotel bar where he goes for beer and he did me right. He recommended a few places in various areas of the city, and I decided to come to the Gaslamp for The Neighborhood. I thought that if it sucked or was too touristy, I could easily find another bar. I was not disappointed.
The Neighborhood is great.
The staff is knowledgeable about both food and beer. The beer selection is good with about 1/3 being local beers. The food menu is unusual, but very well prepared.
I'm only here three nights and plan in coming back.
04-12-2011 03:04:55 |
More by kazmanbrew
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
Nice local and national selection with 27 taps plus bottles.
Just a little corner spot but pleasant outdoor area to scope out the comings and goings on the street. Doors and the big garage door windows are usually open. Oddball but intriguing food. Chorizo corn dogs. steamed pork buns, beet burger, many salads, and great sweet potato fries.
Taps included Port Mongo DIPA, Ballast Point Sculpin, Victory Whirlwind, AleSmith Speedway Stout and Nautical Nut Brown, Green Flash Trippel, Avery Maharaja, Craftsman spring pilsener, couple from Dogfish Head, Allagash, and a few Belgians.
Waitress was great, responsive, cheerful, and efficient. Enjoyed the place on a rainy spring evening but it does get jammed and it's dark inside. Nice big chalkboard for the beer list.
04-08-2011 04:29:53 |
More by mactrail
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Went to the PtY tapping yesterday, glad I did. One note, I was the first one there, almost an hour and a half before, yet was not served first when the keg game out. Definitely lowered their
quality and service score for me.
Its a nice bar atmosphere, very clean and very nice.
Quality was good, clean classes, yet were frosted. Not a big deal, but still kind of annoying that I had to sit and warm the beers up. Wasn't in a rush as you can see from my note.
Service was great. Prior to the tapping my glass was not empty for more than a minute. The tapping was shitty cause I did not get the first, but I understand that they have regulars to please before me.
Selection was nice, had a few session beers (Bruery Berliner weiss and Port Dawn Patrol) but only cause I wanted to be totally sober getting Pliny.
Good place, need to work on their special events.
03-16-2011 21:14:31 |
More by bs870621345
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $
My wife and I planned to eat here during our visit to San Diego, but the menu didn't appeal to us, so went went to a nice asian restaurant, J.Wok, around the block and came back.
Very contemporary design. It was a bit crowded for a Thursday night, but they were showing the NBA finals.
Our server was prompt and knew the beers: I was looking for something really hoppy and bitter and she made a great suggestion of Port Mongo.
The beer selection was pretty good, and the beer I had was inexpensive at about $5.
07-02-2010 18:13:17 |
More by Shaw
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
Stopped in here a few times - once late night and once for lunch - during a recent trip to SD.
Atmosphere is nice. It's certainly on the quiet side with loads of drink-related quotes above the bar in addition to a chalkboard listing the beers currently available. If you're having trouble reading the chalkboard like I did ask for a menu, they're identical. Outside is a small stoop with astro-turf - classy. One large TV sits behind the bar.
Quality is good. The beers are all served in standard glasses but the glassware is always appropriate. Good temperature and head is also served.
The service is good. We placed our orders and never had to wait long for drinks however our food took a bit longer than it should have. Other than that the servers were all friendly.
Selection is good. It's a nice combination of local, domestic craft, and international craft. I saw two beer engines but apparently neither of them were working.
Food was good, if not quite timely. I remember quite a few burgers along with a good deal of other alternatives.
Value is OK. It's a bit on the expensive side when compared with other quality beer bars but nothing over the top.
Overall this is a nice place that's more on the quiet side as far as good SD bars are concerned. Worth a shot, and if you're into mixed drinks at all ask about the Noble Experiment.
06-28-2010 20:07:07 |
More by glid02
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Heard about this place from a friend while I just happened to be in san diego for the day. So we decided to go there for lunch after after the padres game.
I really liked the look of this place. It was definitely nicer than I was expecting. A somewhat modern/artsy kind of vibe to it. I saw that one member of the wait staff was wearing a shirt that had on it, a picture of Jesus eating a hamburger. I thought it was the funniest thing ever! Then I came to learn that it was one of the shirts from the bar. You can buy them online. I think I'm going to.
So onto the beer... They really focused mostly on the San Diego breweries but I was surprised to see that they actually carried some of the better brews SD has to offer. Rather than just the usual Arrogant Bastard and Stone IPA... they had things like Old Numbskull, Speedway, Old Gaurdian, Double Bastard... etc. (I don't remember the whole list). The selection of beer isn't large but its good quality so I don't think I'd ever have a hard time finding something to enjoy at this place.
The food was also pretty good. The menu is a little different and nicer than your typical pub-grub. I got a grilled veggie sandwich that was very tasty! A friend of mine had a Black Bean burger and my other friend had a Chicken Wrap that was HUMONGOUS! Both of those were also very tasty and well priced. Pretty much everything is around ten bucks or less and definitely delicious.
I really liked this place and I know that next time Im in SD, I will be coming right back here for lunch again.
05-30-2010 18:24:27 |
More by Pehlman
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$$
IPA mashed potatoes - breaded and fried, with cheesy sauce dip... Sweet potato fries sprinkled with blue cheese crumbles... Super spicy jalapeno macaroni and cheese... oh it just goes on and on with the great pub food that pairs so well with beer!
Extremely small bar though with limited seating, and at near full capacity on a Sunday evening. Server had an attitude, but I still managed to get my glass refilled and food on the table.
Many West Coast offerings as well as imports with a Belgian emphasis. A few German styles were noted as well. Parking can be difficult. Would only come here on a slow evening because of the small size.
04-02-2010 03:01:29 |
More by yemenmocha
Neighborhood in San Diego, CA
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