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Best Brewery Eats in San Diego

These breweries pack a one-two punch: they represent San Diego’s stacked craft beer scene while also serving delicious food

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Finding a place to drink good beer in San Diego is a piece of cake, but finding a brewery that serves food is a much harder task. Many take a popular and easier route and feature a rotating cast of food trucks, but some go the extra mile and open a full service kitchen, essentially operating as a restaurant in addition to a brewing facility. Here are San Diego’s best breweries with food.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Bagby Beer Co.

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601 S Coast Hwy
Oceanside, CA 92054
(760) 512-3372
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Brewer Jeff Bagby and his wife, Dande, own this sprawling complex that houses a brewery and full kitchen. Bagby’s last stint before striking out on his own was at Pizza Port, and he carries with him a long career brewing beer in San Diego county. The kitchen bills itself as full-scratch, making everything in-house except for bread and tortillas, which are sourced locally. The kitchen also features a plant-based section of their menu.

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2. Viewpoint Brewing Company

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2201 San Dieguito Dr
Del Mar, CA 92014
(858) 356-9346
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Some of the best brewery dining can be had at Viewpoint in Del Mar, whose kitchen is run by Gunnar Planter, a chef that spent many years at Mille Fleurs in addition to Rancho Bernardo Inn and the University Club.

3. Absolution By the Sea

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7536 Fay Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
(619) 202-4152
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Torrance brewery Absolution Brewing Company has a La Jolla outpost called Absolution By the Sea, which serves everything from a charcuterie plate to steak frites, including a separate burger section and salad for those who are plant-based or want lighter fare.

4. Alpine Beer Company Pub

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1347 Tavern Rd
Alpine, CA 91901
(619) 445-2337
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Gone are the days of Alpine’s cozy dining room, which also doubled as its tasting room, but right down the road is its newer, larger gastropub serving the same kind of gut-busting treats—like their well-loved brisket sandwich—that could be found at the original.

5. Amplified Ale Works Kitchen + Beer Garden

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4150 Mission Blvd #208
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 270-5222
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Amplified Ale Works’ Pacific Beach location has a sprawling menu of tasty gastropub treats, though one in particular stands out: the doner kebab fries, a riff on carne asada fries with Europe’s most popular late night drunken snack.

6. Barn Brewery

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2850 El Cajon Blvd #3
San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 230-5714
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North Park’s Barn Brewery has a full kitchen that serves pretzels, hot dogs, a barbecue sandwich, burgers, pastrami, pork fries and much more—though the best bets are the burger, in particular the bacon bleu cheese option.

7. Rip Current Brewing North Park

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4101 30th St
San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 793-4777
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North Park’s Rip Current Brewing location is not only the San Diego headquarters for the Jacksonville Jaguars, it also has a counter service food operation in the back from Craft House North Park. On the menu are burgers, tacos and various seafood dishes, which were originally borne out of its food truck operation.

8. North Park Beer Company

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3038 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 255-2994
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Mastiff Sausage Co. has a window and kitchen set up in the back of North Park Beer Company. As the name implies, sausages and their various accoutrements are top of mind, though brunch is also served, as is a variety of salads, fries and sandwiches.

9. Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station

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2816 Historic Decatur Rd
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 269-2100
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Liberty Station’s Stone Brewing outpost is a sprawling, indoor-outdoor garden compound serving updated gastropub food, like burgers and full entrees. They also have ample space to host private gatherings, combining restaurant service with brewery conviviality.

10. Duck Foot Brewing Co. | East Village

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550 Park Blvd Suite #2104
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 550-1970
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Brand new Duck Food Brewing Co.’s East Village location has a full gluten-free menu developed by chef Stevan Novoa. On the menu are items that should contain gluten but, thanks to his prowess, taste just as good as the original, like a basket of Brazilian pão de queijo. The rest of the menu is comprised of small plates, desserts, salads and other snacks.

11. Coronado Brewing Company | Coronado Brew Pub

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170 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118
(619) 437-4452
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Coronado Brewing Company’s Coronado Island brew pub has a varied menu but top of the list are its pizzas, the artichoke dip and a fried chicken sandwich.

1. Bagby Beer Co.

601 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054
Lauren DiMatteo

Brewer Jeff Bagby and his wife, Dande, own this sprawling complex that houses a brewery and full kitchen. Bagby’s last stint before striking out on his own was at Pizza Port, and he carries with him a long career brewing beer in San Diego county. The kitchen bills itself as full-scratch, making everything in-house except for bread and tortillas, which are sourced locally. The kitchen also features a plant-based section of their menu.

601 S Coast Hwy
Oceanside, CA 92054

2. Viewpoint Brewing Company

2201 San Dieguito Dr, Del Mar, CA 92014

Some of the best brewery dining can be had at Viewpoint in Del Mar, whose kitchen is run by Gunnar Planter, a chef that spent many years at Mille Fleurs in addition to Rancho Bernardo Inn and the University Club.

2201 San Dieguito Dr
Del Mar, CA 92014

3. Absolution By the Sea

7536 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037

Torrance brewery Absolution Brewing Company has a La Jolla outpost called Absolution By the Sea, which serves everything from a charcuterie plate to steak frites, including a separate burger section and salad for those who are plant-based or want lighter fare.

7536 Fay Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037

4. Alpine Beer Company Pub

1347 Tavern Rd, Alpine, CA 91901

Gone are the days of Alpine’s cozy dining room, which also doubled as its tasting room, but right down the road is its newer, larger gastropub serving the same kind of gut-busting treats—like their well-loved brisket sandwich—that could be found at the original.

1347 Tavern Rd
Alpine, CA 91901

5. Amplified Ale Works Kitchen + Beer Garden

4150 Mission Blvd #208, San Diego, CA 92109

Amplified Ale Works’ Pacific Beach location has a sprawling menu of tasty gastropub treats, though one in particular stands out: the doner kebab fries, a riff on carne asada fries with Europe’s most popular late night drunken snack.

4150 Mission Blvd #208
San Diego, CA 92109

6. Barn Brewery

2850 El Cajon Blvd #3, San Diego, CA 92104

North Park’s Barn Brewery has a full kitchen that serves pretzels, hot dogs, a barbecue sandwich, burgers, pastrami, pork fries and much more—though the best bets are the burger, in particular the bacon bleu cheese option.

2850 El Cajon Blvd #3
San Diego, CA 92104

7. Rip Current Brewing North Park

4101 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

North Park’s Rip Current Brewing location is not only the San Diego headquarters for the Jacksonville Jaguars, it also has a counter service food operation in the back from Craft House North Park. On the menu are burgers, tacos and various seafood dishes, which were originally borne out of its food truck operation.

4101 30th St
San Diego, CA 92104

8. North Park Beer Company

3038 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104

Mastiff Sausage Co. has a window and kitchen set up in the back of North Park Beer Company. As the name implies, sausages and their various accoutrements are top of mind, though brunch is also served, as is a variety of salads, fries and sandwiches.

3038 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92104

9. Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station

2816 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, CA 92106

Liberty Station’s Stone Brewing outpost is a sprawling, indoor-outdoor garden compound serving updated gastropub food, like burgers and full entrees. They also have ample space to host private gatherings, combining restaurant service with brewery conviviality.

2816 Historic Decatur Rd
San Diego, CA 92106

10. Duck Foot Brewing Co. | East Village

550 Park Blvd Suite #2104, San Diego, CA 92101

Brand new Duck Food Brewing Co.’s East Village location has a full gluten-free menu developed by chef Stevan Novoa. On the menu are items that should contain gluten but, thanks to his prowess, taste just as good as the original, like a basket of Brazilian pão de queijo. The rest of the menu is comprised of small plates, desserts, salads and other snacks.

550 Park Blvd Suite #2104
San Diego, CA 92101

11. Coronado Brewing Company | Coronado Brew Pub

170 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118

Coronado Brewing Company’s Coronado Island brew pub has a varied menu but top of the list are its pizzas, the artichoke dip and a fried chicken sandwich.

170 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118

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