Best breweries in San Diego

Check out the top breweries in San Diego, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Karl Strauss Brewing Company
1. Karl Strauss Brewing Company
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5 local reviews
9675 Scranton Road, San Diego
Closed now
+1 858-587-2739
BarRestaurantFood
Aaron & Rachel
Restaurant and brewery. Awesome atmosphere.
Andrea
This brewery also features a beautiful Japanese garden and pond
Allison
A San Diego local brewery with great food, beer and atmosphere. This location has a beautiful Japanese garden…
1. Karl Strauss Brewing Company
1. Karl Strauss Brewing Company
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5 local reviews
9675 Scranton Road, San Diego
Closed now
+1 858-587-2739
Aaron & Rachel
Aaron & Rachel
Restaurant and brewery. Awesome atmosphere.
Andrea
Andrea
This brewery also features a beautiful Japanese garden and pond
Allison
Allison
A San Diego local brewery with great food, beer and atmosphere. This location has a beautiful Japanese garden.
2. Liberty Station
2. Liberty Station
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24 local reviews
Liberty Station, San Diego
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Denise and Charles
Liberty Station has everything! Vons, Trader Joes, Boutiques, Brewery's, Restaurants, Bars, Schools, Yoga, Nai…
Diana
This vibrant area has everything you could want within walking distance! Shops, eateries, museums, art galler…
Spencer
Wide array of local artisans and artists. Enjoy the converted Naval Training Barracks turned shopping center w…
2. Liberty Station
2. Liberty Station
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24 local reviews
Liberty Station, San Diego
Denise and Charles
Denise and Charles
Liberty Station has everything! Vons, Trader Joes, Boutiques, Brewery's, Restaurants, Bars, Schools, Yoga, Nail Salons, Coffee Shops, etc. I…
Diana
Diana
This vibrant area has everything you could want within walking distance! Shops, eateries, museums, art galleries, breweries, wine bars, res…
Spencer
Spencer
Wide array of local artisans and artists. Enjoy the converted Naval Training Barracks turned shopping center with awesome options including…
3. Pizza Port Ocean Beach
3. Pizza Port Ocean Beach
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28 local reviews
1956 Bacon Street, San Diego
Closed now
+1 619-224-4700
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Pedro
It's a Pizza place AND a Brewery. Amazing Pies. Great for groups.
Ronnie
Great Brewery and pizza. Kid friendly. Seating is on picnic tables in a sociable environment. Very casual.
Lori
Picknick table surf style environment. Laid back & social. Local brewery with tons of craft beer. Try the OB…
3. Pizza Port Ocean Beach
3. Pizza Port Ocean Beach
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28 local reviews
1956 Bacon Street, San Diego
Closed now
+1 619-224-4700
Pedro
Pedro
It's a Pizza place AND a Brewery. Amazing Pies. Great for groups.
Ronnie
Ronnie
Great Brewery and pizza. Kid friendly. Seating is on picnic tables in a sociable environment. Very casual.
Lori
Lori
Picknick table surf style environment. Laid back & social. Local brewery with tons of craft beer. Try the OB Pizza- my personal fav!
4. Monkey Paw
4. Monkey Paw
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13 local reviews
805 16th Street, San Diego
Closed now
+1 619-358-9901
BarRestaurantFood
Chris
Local brewery with great Philly cheese steaks and beers.
Jan
Great small craft beer Brewery within walking distance. Their smoked ale is incredible and tastes just like a…
Victoria
Great brewery with tasty beers and pub food
4. Monkey Paw
4. Monkey Paw
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13 local reviews
805 16th Street, San Diego
Closed now
+1 619-358-9901
Chris
Chris
Local brewery with great Philly cheese steaks and beers.
Jan
Jan
Great small craft beer Brewery within walking distance. Their smoked ale is incredible and tastes just like a campfire smells!
Victoria
Victoria
Great brewery with tasty beers and pub food
5. Hillcrest Brewing Company
5. Hillcrest Brewing Company
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10 local reviews
1458 University Avenue, San Diego
Closed now
+1 619-269-4323
BarFoodPoint of interest
Jeff
Hillcrest’s first and only brewery is very close and centrally located.
Lukas
Hillcrest Brewing Company brews it's own beers and root beer in house. They are the first gay owned and operat…
Jill
Great local Brewery. Has both their own beers as well as others. As great pizza. Out door patio, dog friendly …
5. Hillcrest Brewing Company
5. Hillcrest Brewing Company
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10 local reviews
1458 University Avenue, San Diego
Closed now
+1 619-269-4323
Jeff
Jeff
Hillcrest’s first and only brewery is very close and centrally located.
Lukas
Lukas
Hillcrest Brewing Company brews it's own beers and root beer in house. They are the first gay owned and operated brewery in the nation. Pop …
Jill
Jill
Great local Brewery. Has both their own beers as well as others. As great pizza. Out door patio, dog friendly and lots of fun.
6. Tiger!Tiger!
6. Tiger!Tiger!
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25 local reviews
3025 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego
Closed now
+1 619-487-0401
BarRestaurantFood
Rozzi and Scott
Popular Micro-brewery and yummy food
Thomas
Brewery for Blind Lady Alehouse (a great pizza joint and beer bar). They server some pretty tasty food here a…
Ryan
Tasty grub and huge selection of beers
6. Tiger!Tiger!
6. Tiger!Tiger!
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25 local reviews
3025 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego
Closed now
+1 619-487-0401
Rozzi and Scott
Rozzi and Scott
Popular Micro-brewery and yummy food
Thomas
Thomas
Brewery for Blind Lady Alehouse (a great pizza joint and beer bar). They server some pretty tasty food here as well.
Ryan
Ryan
Tasty grub and huge selection of beers
7. PB Ale House
7. PB Ale House
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12 local reviews
721 Grand Ave, San Diego
Closed now
+1 858-581-2337
BarRestaurantFood
Paul
Bar, brewery, good food and ocean view from the patio. Also one of our go-to's.
Rob
Bar, brewery, good food and ocean view from the patio. Also one of our go-to's.
Jared
Brewery and restaurant - great food!!!
7. PB Ale House
7. PB Ale House
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12 local reviews
721 Grand Ave, San Diego
Closed now
+1 858-581-2337
Paul
Paul
Bar, brewery, good food and ocean view from the patio. Also one of our go-to's.
Rob
Rob
Bar, brewery, good food and ocean view from the patio. Also one of our go-to's.
Jared
Jared
Brewery and restaurant - great food!!!
8. North Park
8. North Park
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21 local reviews
North Park, San Diego
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corinne
If you love Craft Beer, 30th Street (which runs through neighborhoods of North Park and South Park) offers vis…
Plemmie
Just a few minutes up the street on 30th where many other of our favorite restaurants are located. Fun shops …
Tony
Lots of great little shops, breweries, restaurants along 30th street here. Eclectic.
8. North Park
8. North Park
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21 local reviews
North Park, San Diego
corinne
corinne
If you love Craft Beer, 30th Street (which runs through neighborhoods of North Park and South Park) offers visitors an opportunity to try a …
Plemmie
Plemmie
Just a few minutes up the street on 30th where many other of our favorite restaurants are located. Fun shops and beer breweries galore!
Tony
Tony
Lots of great little shops, breweries, restaurants along 30th street here. Eclectic.
9. Alpine Beer Company
9. Alpine Beer Company
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5 local reviews
2363 Alpine Boulevard, Alpine
Closed now
+1 619-445-2337
Liquor storeFoodStore
Chuck
Stellar craft beers, with World-class IPA's and stouts, may be tasted at this micro-brewery, and bought in bot…
ryan
Great brewery in a run down building in a cool little town only 35 minutes up the road from the house. Alpine…
Ryan
Great brewery in a run down building in a cool little town only 35 minutes up the road from the house. Alpine…
9. Alpine Beer Company
9. Alpine Beer Company
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5 local reviews
2363 Alpine Boulevard, Alpine
Closed now
+1 619-445-2337
Chuck
Chuck
Stellar craft beers, with World-class IPA's and stouts, may be tasted at this micro-brewery, and bought in bottles and growlers to go. The …
ryan
ryan
Great brewery in a run down building in a cool little town only 35 minutes up the road from the house. Alpine has beer fans all over the wo…
Ryan
Ryan
Great brewery in a run down building in a cool little town only 35 minutes up the road from the house. Alpine has beer fans all over the wo…
10. Thorn St. Brewery
10. Thorn St. Brewery
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37 local reviews
3176 Thorn Street, San Diego
Closed now
+1 619-501-2739
BarFoodPoint of interest
Suzie
Thorn St. Brewery frequently hosts a rotating selection of food trucks curbside. Yummy. When you enter the bre…
Rebecca
This is a small brewery and if you're into trying out the local brews this is definitely a not to be missed pl…
Juli
Cool neighborhood brewery. Walking distance. Good beer,lots of locals and usually has a food truck out front. …
10. Thorn St. Brewery
10. Thorn St. Brewery
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37 local reviews
3176 Thorn Street, San Diego
Closed now
+1 619-501-2739
Suzie
Suzie
Thorn St. Brewery frequently hosts a rotating selection of food trucks curbside. Yummy. When you enter the brewery, it looks small. Don't be…
Rebecca
Rebecca
This is a small brewery and if you're into trying out the local brews this is definitely a not to be missed place. They always have differen…
Juli
Juli
Cool neighborhood brewery. Walking distance. Good beer,lots of locals and usually has a food truck out front. Different one each night "Gra…
11. AleSmith Brewing Company
11. AleSmith Brewing Company
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4 local reviews
9990 AleSmith Court, San Diego
Closed now
+1 858-549-9888
FoodPoint of interestEstablishment
Donna
AleSmith Brewery - San Diego fine craft brewery
Dolly
Our favorite San Diego brewery! Definitely worth a visit.
Pamela
If you're into microbreweries then this brewery is a MUST! My all time favorite! About 10 minutes from the hou…
11. AleSmith Brewing Company
11. AleSmith Brewing Company
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4 local reviews
9990 AleSmith Court, San Diego
Closed now
+1 858-549-9888
Donna
Donna
AleSmith Brewery - San Diego fine craft brewery
Dolly
Dolly
Our favorite San Diego brewery! Definitely worth a visit.
Pamela
Pamela
If you're into microbreweries then this brewery is a MUST! My all time favorite! About 10 minutes from the house by car.
12. Societe Brewing Company
12. Societe Brewing Company
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5 local reviews
8262 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, San Diego
Closed now
+1 858-598-5409
BarFoodPoint of interest
Donna
Craft Brewery and tasting room
Emily
One of our favorite breweries offering belgians and IPA's. During the day, this location is kid and pet frien…
Ryan
One of the newbies - very tasty
12. Societe Brewing Company
12. Societe Brewing Company
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5 local reviews
8262 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, San Diego
Closed now
+1 858-598-5409
Donna
Donna
Craft Brewery and tasting room
Emily
Emily
One of our favorite breweries offering belgians and IPA's. During the day, this location is kid and pet friendly. They often have food tru…
Ryan
Ryan
One of the newbies - very tasty