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Alpine Beer Company Pub
Taps: 12 / Bottles: 10
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
2363 Alpine Blvd
phone: (619) 445-2337
(Place added by: womencantsail on 01-12-2011)
Ratings & Reviews
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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$
My friend's fiance was having a bridal shower so we took him for a day out to alpine. It’s quite the hike to get out to Alpine so any good reason to go I take it.
Its a small place in a small town but when we went in we were surprised to see an over packed restaurant that was booming with customers. Sat at the bar for quicker service and watched as keg after keg blew out and was quickly replaced by the bartender. The beer was fantastic, Odin's Raven was my fave. The food took a while to get, most likely because the huge crowd but worth the wait. Would go back again
06-17-2011 13:40:25 |
More by buzbuzzer
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5 | $$
The beer is fantastic, but Alpine has grown too large for its britches. The only reason for the low marks is because of the high traffic volume in such a small place. Alpine was too crowded, too loud, and the service was mediocre at best. The latter, of course was due to the crowds, not to the servers, as they were all quite personable and nice, and food was good local pub fare. What matters at Alpine is the beer though, and it clearly shows. Definitely recommend the Token for porter lovers, and Nelson for those hopheads in the group.
01-27-2013 21:16:04 |
More by ALBuff
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This is a small place at the opposite end of the building from the brewery itself. It's a fairly standard bar/pub with mainly chairs and tables with a few booths as well. The service was mediocre: the waitress came to our table about 5 minutes after we sat down, but we hadn't decided what to order yet. We figured it out, and about 10 or 15 minutes went by and she hadn't come back, meaning we had to order from the bar. The beer selection was outstanding with an assortment of IPA's and non-IPA's, including Great. We didn't have any food, but it looked really good. You have to exit the building and go down to the brewery in order to get bottles/growlers.
06-17-2011 00:21:25 |
More by mrkun
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $
What an awesome, pleasing experience. I may be grading this a bit harshly, but let me tell you that on the whole I was greatly impressed with my experience at the pub. Crowded environment, but servers maintained their cool, were friendly and helpful and accommodating. I had the wife, newborn, AND elderly grandfather in tow and we were given attentive treatment (and towards the end of my meal when the place had slowed down one of the servers even took the baby off our hands so we could finish the meal with both hands), the Alpine brews were super fresh, the BBQ was delicious, the brisket just melt in your mouth tender without being mushy. Prices were extremely fair.
I've been wanting to go for a long time simply for love of Alpine's beer, but the customer service experience and quality of the food have me excited to return to the pub every opportunity I get.
08-04-2011 06:10:42 |
More by errantnight
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25 | $$
Stopped in here on a trip to San Diego and split a buffalo chicken sandwich with a friend. The sandwich was excellent and the waitstaff was very helpful despite the large crowd. The outside of the building is unassuming and if my friend hadn't pointed it out, I would have missed it. I had a flight of their 4 beers on tap (Hoppy Birthday, Pure hopiness, Duet, and Nelson). All of them were outstanding but the Nelson was the best in my opinion. They could stand to expand their cafe to accommodate more people since they were overcrowded on the day I visited but for a small town, it's to be expected. Overall, worth the stop.
09-03-2013 04:14:23 |
More by AZBeerDude
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Stopped in on a weekday around noon while visiting my folks in Southern California back in July. Naturally, Alpine was high on my list.
After dealing with the construction outside and finally finding a parking lot, we wandered into the pub. Definitely a small-town diner feel to it, and the smell of barbecue was very strong and wonderful...except we had just eaten, sadly.
The place was pretty packed, being lunchtime and all... a healthy combination of locals who were on a first-name basis with the bartenders/servers, as well as some obvious first-timers such as ourselves. Lots of random brewerania on the wall...nothing fancy, but definitely a friendly, comfortable place.
Service was excellent despite how packed the place was, and everyone was very friendly as well as helpful.
Selection...well, basically anything Alpine had out at the time was on tap, as well as a couple of guest brews. Frankly, I ignored the guest brews... I was surrounded by Nelson and Exponential Hoppiness, so what more could I ask for? Aside from a flight, that is. It was reasonably priced and you could select a half dozen of any of the beers on tap. At the time Expo was an extra $3, a little much for just the sample, but no biggie.
Overall, Alpine's beer speaks for itself. The fact that there's a pretty cool bar they run too only helps.
Note that the brewery (which is also the only place you can buy their beer/gear) is in the same little quasi-strip-mall area right on the other side of an old book store.
10-07-2011 19:07:19 |
More by Phocion
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Went first to the brewery which is located almost next door in a little strip right by the road. Note that the MAP LINK given above is no longer correct and will put you at the Alpine Inn -- the landmark building in this little town -- but not the brewery or the pub, which are a couple blocks further east. On a recent beercation to SD I made an extra point of getting way out here from the beer mecca that north and mid-county represent. This place is an odd little roadhouse, last chance before the desert to stock up on a couple growlers of Pure Hoppiness and Duet, two of America's truly memorable IPAs. At the brewery, you can squeeze into a tiny area with other pilgrims for a taste (brewer too busy to chat up) and a t-shirt (got me mine), then head to the pub for a burger or some onion rings, the latter of which provided me with the soakage to do a duet of Duets. I imagine this small diner gets pretty full during peak times, but at 4 PM on a Friday we about had the place to ourselves. Nothing unusual about the scene, nice little bar, a dozen tables -- just plain, comfortable, and friendly. If I lived in Alpine I'd be here 5 times a week.
07-31-2011 21:25:55 |
More by easong
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $
Visited their earlier today on our way to San Diego for the week.
Atmoshpere was good, very small place with a capacity of 45. Very homey, with signs attached to the bar wall and different pictures on the back wall.
Quality of the beer is excellent and the food was pretty good.
Service was very good with the bartender and a server covering a full house. They were both friendly and efficient.
Selection was very good as there were i believe 9 taps available and i believe they were all Alpine brews.
Food was pretty good, i had the pulled pork and Da Boss had the pulled chicken. Onion rings were good.
Overall it was very inexpensive, costing $25 for 2 pints and sandwiches.
02-21-2011 01:44:18 |
More by arizcards
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $
Standing in line for Exponential Hoppiness sucked, but one of the few upsides of waiting in line is the potential to bond with the people standing around you. After an hour of waiting, I convinced them to hold my spot in line while I walked into the pub for a refreshment.
It's small. So small. There must be 8 tables in the place, a small bar that holds half a dozen people, and despite all the seats in the house gone, it didn't feel crowded. It felt like a small town bar.
I was able to walk up to the bar and ask for a beer. 12 different Alpine beer were pouring from the taps, including Pure Hoppiness, Captain Stout, Willy Vanilly, Hoppy Birthday, Melonhead, and of course Exponential Hoppiness. A handful of bottles are available too. Because the place was full, it took some waiting to finally be helped. However, the wait didn't bug me as much when I got my Hoppy Birthday at just $4.50 for the pint. The food smelled really good too, but that will have to wait for another day.
Fun place to be at, regardless of the occasion.
01-28-2012 17:22:40 |
More by DoubleJ
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
Tiny little place. Packed with locals during 2-3pm off hours. We were the only ones at the bar though. Me and my friend sat at the bar and were treated to 2 bartenders who knew their stuff. The place can only feasibly carry max about 10 taps at a time. I think there were maybe 9 to choose form. I got a 6 beer sampler which was pricey at 10$ and they short poured on the "rare" beers. W/e the beer was good enough that i stomached it. I also bought a few to-go which were much more reasonably priced. Unfortunately I ate before coming. My friend had a pork sandwich that looked pretty damn impressive. They had almost everything on tap to go in bottles which was nice.
07-26-2012 15:24:48 |
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