More breweries have set up shop in San
Diego’s urban scene. In North Park, Modern
Times has a fun tasting room—you have to see
the mural of Yoda made from old floppy disks.
Mike Hess has a tasting room inside its brewery with board games, whereas ChuckAlek
specializes in German-style brews and has
a cozy beer garden. Barn Brewery has funky
decor and seasonal farm ales, and you can
build your own beer flight at Thorn Street.
Just outside of downtown in Barrio Logan,
Border X is the only Latino-owned brewery in
San Diego. The beer flavors, like the horchata
ale, reflect the owners’ pride in their Mexican
heritage. In East Village, Mission Brewery is
housed in a historic 123-year-old building,
and Half Door is set in an old house that has a
spacious deck. In the seaside neighborhood of
Ocean Beach, Culture Brewing Co and Helm’s
Brewing Co. have charming tasting rooms,
while OB Brewery has a second-floor patio
with views of the pier.
NEW IN TOWN
Want to try up-and-coming breweries? Stop by
the new Craft by Brewery Igniter building in
North Park, an incubator housing startups like
Eppig Brewery and San Diego Beer Company.
Pure Project in Miramar is only a year old but
has already received acclaim for its orange and
vanilla cream ale. Voltaire Beach House just
opened in Ocean Beach and has ales from Santa
Clara–based Golden State Brewery. Oregonian
Ten Barrel Brewing recently opened a brewpub
in East Village.
78, the “Hops
can visit Mother
Earth in Vista,
Sake and Beer,
Rip Current and
Company in San
Marcos in one
trip. Just off the
78, you’ll find
and Iron Fist.
Brewery Tours of San Diego
Let a local beer aficionado take you on a curated tour of San Diego’s top
breweries. Select how many breweries you’d like to visit and book an
afternoon with Brewery Tours of San Diego, and they’ll do all the driving.