Craft Beer Guide : San Diego

Craft beer Guide san diego

Whether you want to toss back a few pints in the perfect weather, or you are in search of a rare bottle to take home, we have you covered. San Diego is a mecca of craft beer, bottle shops and breweries. Need directions? Here is a San Diego Beer Map.


Indicates there is food available at the location


On The Hunt : Bottle Shops

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South Bay Liquor

Best Damn Beer Shopknife_fork_spoon

Bine & Vine

Bottlecraft ( 2 locations) 

Holiday Wine Cellar

K’n’B Wine Cellarsknife_fork_spoon

Olive Tree Marketplaceknife_fork_spoon

Pizza Port Carlsbad Bottle Shop

Texas Liquor

The Perfect Pour : Bars 

32 north brewing


Blind Lady Ale Houseknife_fork_spoon

Monkey Pawknife_fork_spoon

The Hopping Pigknife_fork_spoon

Amplified Ale Worksknife_fork_spoon

Brabant Bar & Cafeknife_fork_spoon

Downtown Johnny Brown’sknife_fork_spoon

Encinitas Ale Houseknife_fork_spoon

Hamilton’s Tavernknife_fork_spoon


Newport Pizza & Ale Houseknife_fork_spoon


Regal Beagleknife_fork_spoon

Ritual Tavern

Slater’s 50/50knife_fork_spoon

Small Bar

Tap Roomknife_fork_spoon



Urge Gastropubknife_fork_spoon

Waypoint Publicknife_fork_spoon

From the Source: Breweries

green flash brewing

Balast Point ( 4 locations)knife_fork_spoon

Alpine Brewing

Toolbox Brewingknife_fork_spoon food trucks

Societe Brewingknife_fork_spoonfood trucks

Council Brewing

Stone Brewing ( 3 locations)knife_fork_spoon

Green Flash

Modern Times (2 locations)

Pizza Port (6 locations)knife_fork_spoon

Mike Hess

Monkey Pawknife_fork_spoon

Belching Beaver

Fall Brewing

Rip Current

Thorn Street Breweryknife_fork_spoon

Saint Archer

Lost Abbey (2 locations)knife_fork_spoon

Port Brewing

White Labs

32 North

AleSmith Brewing Company

Bagby Beer Companyknife_fork_spoon

New English Brewing

Go Big or Go Home : Beer Festivals

stone sour fest

Stone Sour Fest – 2016 dates not announced yet – check website for updates

San Diego Beer Festival – June 17th – 19th, 2016 – check website for updates

San Diego Festival of Beer – September 18th, 2015 – 6pm-10pm, Broadway Pier, Tickets $40-50

San Diego Beer Week – November 6th – 15th, 2015 – Tickets $40-100

Best Coast Beer Fest – 2016 dates not announced yet – check website for updates

Looking to grab some grub too? Check out our Best Bites: San Diego post (coming soon). We hope this helped you plan out your brew adventures. Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments below!

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