10 tapped-up spots where the
grub is as good as the suds
1 Tiger! Tiger! Tavern 3025 El Cajon Boulevard, North Park
Pork lovers, oyster shuckers, and vegans alike
can get something great from the wood-burning
2 Toronado 4026 30th Street, North Park
This laid-back take on a San Francisco institution has rare beers and a recently revamped
menu with everything from sausage sandwiches
to maple-glazed beet skewers.
3 Local Habit 3827 Fifth Avenue, Hillcrest
The winning combo of razor-thin pizzas and
craft brews makes this cozy spot a neighborhood favorite.
4 O’Brien’s 4646 Convoy Street, Kearny Mesa
This homey pub has been a standout in San
Diego’s beer scene for nearly two decades.
5 Blind Lady Ale House 3416 Adams Avenue, Normal Heights
A direct draw tap system delivers lesser-seen
ale and lager styles into certified “honest pint”
glasses. Pair them with a thin-crust pizza or
6 OB Noodle House 2218 Cable Street, Ocean Beach
Savor some pho while drinking in a half-priced array of 30 killer craft brews from
3 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
7 Tap Room 1269 Garnet Avenue, Pacific Beach
This party pad is the antidote to Pacific Beach’s
craft-starved coastal expanses. On Wednesdays, they tap a new cask-conditioned ale by a
different local brewery starting at 3 p.m. Try the
carne asada or the lobster mac and cheese.
8 Sessions Public 4204 Voltaire Street, Point Loma
This neighborhood hideaway is worthy for its
highly local selection, especially during Beer
and a Brat Mondays.
9 Leroy’s Kitchen + Lounge 1015 Orange Avenue, Coronado
Craft drafts are discounted to $4 during the
twice-daily social hour ( 3 p.m.– 6 p.m. and
10 p.m.–midnight) at this popular
10 Urge Gastropub 16761 Bernardo Center Drive,
This sleekly outfitted den with decadent dishes
has a bottle list more than 100 strong.