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Taps: 29 / Bottles: 37
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
777 G St
phone: (619) 446-0002
(Place added by: AmilcarCabral on 06-03-2008)
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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$$
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
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
I asked the bartender at the hotel bar where he goes for beer and he did me right. He recommended a few places in various areas of the city, and I decided to come to the Gaslamp for The Neighborhood. I thought that if it sucked or was too touristy, I could easily find another bar. I was not disappointed.
The Neighborhood is great.
The staff is knowledgeable about both food and beer. The beer selection is good with about 1/3 being local beers. The food menu is unusual, but very well prepared.
I'm only here three nights and plan in coming back.
04-12-2011 03:04:55 |
More by kazmanbrew
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
After seeing many recommendations for this place in the forums, this was our first stop after checking into our downtown hotel, and we were not disappointed. I wish I could've had a better idea of their day-to-day taplist, but was pleasantly surprised to see they had their own version of Stone Winter Storm going. 25 Stone taps, but one non-Stone tap caught my eye first, Sculpin! Can't think of a better way to start off the trip.
Dimly lit with a hip decor. The place is small, but we didn't have to wait long to get a table. The food was very good. The wife had a mushroom burger that was cooked perfectly and tasted great. I had some Stone Smoked Porter braised beef ribs with jalapeno mac-n-cheese, highly recommended.
If you're staying downtown, I think you'd be missing out if you didn't check this place out.
02-15-2010 04:17:50 |
More by redbird
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Heard about this place from a friend while I just happened to be in san diego for the day. So we decided to go there for lunch after after the padres game.
I really liked the look of this place. It was definitely nicer than I was expecting. A somewhat modern/artsy kind of vibe to it. I saw that one member of the wait staff was wearing a shirt that had on it, a picture of Jesus eating a hamburger. I thought it was the funniest thing ever! Then I came to learn that it was one of the shirts from the bar. You can buy them online. I think I'm going to.
So onto the beer... They really focused mostly on the San Diego breweries but I was surprised to see that they actually carried some of the better brews SD has to offer. Rather than just the usual Arrogant Bastard and Stone IPA... they had things like Old Numbskull, Speedway, Old Gaurdian, Double Bastard... etc. (I don't remember the whole list). The selection of beer isn't large but its good quality so I don't think I'd ever have a hard time finding something to enjoy at this place.
The food was also pretty good. The menu is a little different and nicer than your typical pub-grub. I got a grilled veggie sandwich that was very tasty! A friend of mine had a Black Bean burger and my other friend had a Chicken Wrap that was HUMONGOUS! Both of those were also very tasty and well priced. Pretty much everything is around ten bucks or less and definitely delicious.
I really liked this place and I know that next time Im in SD, I will be coming right back here for lunch again.
05-30-2010 18:24:27 |
More by Pehlman
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
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: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I've visited Neighborhood a couple of times now (I'm in San Diego about once a month.) I discovered this place walking by on my way to the cheese shop next door. When I walked in I noticed management likes local beers and Belgian beers :)
I've been in the early evening hours and today during the lunch hours. The bar tenders are great, nice, willing to become knowledgeable (if not already), and nice to look at! The atmosphere is pretty cool, and for the sports fan a nice flat screen tv for viewing pleasure. The music they have playing is perfect for just sitting there having a beer, or socializing with your buds!
The selection is great on the menu, and kind of mysterious! They seem to have some rotating taps, as well as some rotating bottles in the cooler that they won't tell you about. Last time I got my hands on a Pliny the elder bottle, and I've read on BA that it's been on tap. Lots of good Belgians that I love (Rochefort, Orval, Westmalle, St. Bernardus, etc.) Lots of good craft beers as well!
The food that I have had there is good. I won't say great, but I usually don't focus on the food part. ;)
Overall I recommend Neighborhood to anyone that likes Belgian style beers, good food, and great atmosphere!
01-29-2010 22:52:08 |
More by tph767
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
One of our favorite stops during our vacation in San Diego. They had a great lineup for SDBW, so we were there several times.
A cool urban feel to the place, though a bit dark and a bit cramped, due to the popularity of the events going on. We managed to find seats at the bar or in the dining room after a moderate wait.
Tap list was very cool, with a nice bottle list as well. Taps were heavily centered on Alesmith, or sours, or whatever brewery they were featuring that night. But still some nice locals, a broad selection of styles, something to please everyone.
Service was pleasant, if a bit flighty at times. Food was good on the whole, though the cutesy presentation at times took priority over the quality of the dish. A bit expensive too.
11-23-2011 19:16:41 |
More by sholland119
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
The atmosphere here is very chic and modern, which for fine dining or maybe a club is cool, but for a beer bar not sure it fits.
Beer selection is good. They always seem to have some Pliny on tap and many other interesting craft and belgian selections. The bottle selection isn't huge, but always has some good beers.
Service is pretty good here, there's just usually a wait and servers always seem a little too busy.
I love the bar food here. Especially the Neighborhood Burger. It always comes perfectly cooked and tastes delicious.
The value here is reasonable for being downtown. The food isn't expensive, nor is the beer on tap (some of the bottles can be quite pricey though).
11-19-2011 22:23:06 |
More by madpentzer
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75 | $$$
Neighborhood is one of those places that I usually go to with food in mind. Their food is pretty fantastic, even though they have an odd aversion to ketchup. I've gotten multiple burgers and sandwiches here and I have absolutely never been disappointed with their food. The sweet potato fries are an absolute must if you're just trying to have a quick snack. Definitely made for sharing, so go in on them with someone else.
Their tap list is certainly impressive, but it never really has that wow factor for me. I believe there are 27 taps with a fair number of locals and a good selection of things throughout the Western United States. The quality of their beer is always high. I'm not fond of the glassware they use.
They have a tendency to get very crowded, so I recommend going during a weekday for lunch or just be very willing to wait. If you sit out on the patio you'll be able to do a fair amount of people watching, and the service will be just as good as inside.
11-05-2013 17:31:41 |
More by radshoesbro
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$$
Definitely tries to be a hipper place. One bartender, a guy off duty, was the best one, the rest kind of wallowed around, but they were nice. It was maybe the best taplist I have seen in SD so far (haven't been to hamiltons or toranado yet) and def probably the best in the Gasslampish area. Lots of rarities, highly rated beers, solid locals. A good array. They also had a rarer bottle cellar that could be peered into. I was there on a busy Tuesday afternoon and the place was packed. The food menu for lunch was short and sweet but I got the tuna sandwich and it was good. Funny thing is a lot of stuff I have been ordering in SD has been what the staff has been eating too.
07-26-2012 15:17:58 |
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