Local Craft Breweries
San Diego has officially been dubbed "the craft beer capital of America" and for good reason; we are home to tons of local breweries, all entirely unique to one another. Sometimes it feels like there are too many options to choose from, but follow our top brewery recommendations below to find our favorites and discover something new along the way!
Bunz: A Burger Joint
Kick off your brewery adventure at our very own on-site restaurant, Bunz! With a rotating beer menu, the variety is always fresh and up to date based on the seasonality. Bunz serves beers on tap from local breweries like: AleSmith Brewing Co., Bitter Brothers Brewing Co., Stone Brewing Co., Black Plague Brewing, Thorn Brewing Co., and more! Ask your server what brews are on the menu next time you stop by!
Groundswell Brewing Company
Located just down the road from us and one of our personal favorites, Groundswell boasts brews that are often lower in alcohol content to highlight the individual flavors - a notion not often found in breweries these days. Their philosophy is "beer is social" and we can get behind that. Stop by soon and check out their rotating selection!
A long time pioneer of the local craft brew scene, Ballast Point started out in 1996 and have since expanded their locations not only across the city but across the country as well. Stop by their Home Brew Mart, located about 2.5 miles from us; to learn the craft, pick up supplies, and peruse their tasting room to find your new favorite brew!
Another long time purveyor of local craft beer, Coronado Brewing is one of the more well-known breweries in town and feature classics like Orange Ave. Wit, Mermaid's Red, Guava Islander and more! Hit up their tasting room, located just down the road from us to try their classics as well as limited edition flavors.
Modern Times Beer
Named for a utopian community founded in 1850, Modern Times features experimental brews that are sometimes not for the faint of heart. If you are looking to expand your horizons and truly try something new, be sure to stop in to their tasting room and check whats on draft for the week.
A sprawling metropolis located in Liberty Station, in addition to a 40 tap bar; Stone Brewing features an indoor/outdoor dining restaurant, bocce ball court, outdoor cinema space, garden, growler fill bar, and company store. Stop by for fun for the whole family!
Latchkey Brewing Company
A smaller scale brewery, Latchkey is an upcoming company located in Midtown. With a wide variety of tasty brews and a relaxed atmosphere, Latchkey Brewing Company has rightfully earned a spot on our list.