With summer winding down, we all need to savor these West Coast nights on a porch with a beer somewhere. Here are the Top 5 beer lists in our beautiful San Diego!
1 Hamilton's Tavern
Every Friday here is a "Frickin Friday" where a different beer is showcased in cask, bringing so many different brands and tastes to the city each week. Set up in the historic South Park area, Hamilton's is a self-proclaimed traditional alehouse, and the company couldn't be more fun. Their entire focus is to bring San Diegans the highest quality of ale and and craft beers, and create a great atmosphere of friends to share it all with. They have twenty-eight tap handles, and two cask beer engines, along with over 200 bottled beers from all over the world. If you're looking for beer, you're looking for Hamilton's.
2 Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens
Voted Best Beer Selection by 10news.com's A-list , Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens is a definite Top 5 list member. Located in Escondido, with over thirty specialty and craft beers both on tap and bottled, this is a place to find some great beer. Pulling beers from all kinds of world locations including Belgium, England, France and all over the United States, this beer selection has been carefully chosen and researched for the highest quality and greatest taste. Combine that with their delicious sustainable and always in-season dishes, not to mention the venue is gorgeous, this is a fantastic place to enjoy a beer and some company.
Located in North Park, Tornado is on everyone's list of best beer in town. Proudly boasting 14 GABF award-winning beers on draft, Tornado doesn't mess around when it comes to the best brews. Old-school jukebox and vintage beer stickers give this place a really cool vibe, but more importantly they stock a huge variety of both bottled and tap beers, covering everything from local Carlsbad brews to exotic imports. With a sister shop in San Francisco, this is a true California staple when it comes to offering up a pint, or a cab ride home. Good times, San Diego.
4 Clem's Bottle House and Deli
Clem's is such a great find in this city. Located in Kensington, this family owned and operated shop carries a massive selection of beers. Everything from domestic to ale to import to bottled, this is the place to find that great beer you tasted once on tap as a special somewhere, but just cannot find it bottled anywhere else. Proud to show off their huge array of beers, wines and delicious sandwiches, Clem's remains on the list for carrying some of the most unique, and hard-to-locate brews in the city.
5 The Linkery
Named one of the 50 best beer restaurants by Ratebeer.com, this restaurant is all about the beer...and some good food too. A popular place to visit if you're looking for a great beer pairing dinner, this restaurant focuses on the complimentary aspects of certain beers with their unique cuisine. Caring greatly for our planet and all things organic and green, they also keep an amazing beer selection and their staff can help you decide which brew is best with your meal.