One of the premier craft breweries in San Diego. Mike Hess Brewing has three locations in San Diego, the original “nano” in the Miramar area of San Diego, the showcase, production brewery in North Park and the satellite tasting room near the water in Ocean Beach.
Mike Hess is recognized as the national expert on nanos and has spoken at the 2016 and 2015 Craft Brewer’s Conference, the 2016 Draft Brewery Accelerator, The NHC (Going Pro Panel), at Beer Con 2011, and is widely sought by nanos across the country each day.
Craft brewery with eleven brewpub locations across Southern California and an onsite tasting room and beer garden at their main brewery in the Pacific Beach neighborhood of San Diego. The multi award-winning Red Trolley Ale is a favorite among locals. It’s brewed with a half-ton of caramelized malts for a deep copper color and toffee flavor and warm-fermented to bring out hints of raisins and currants. Hold on to your tastebuds.
Helix Brewing Company in La Mesa, CA is dedicated to adventure and community. They use a 10BBL brewhouse from Portland Kettle Works to create their craft brews.
Craft brewery that’s developed an award-winning assortment of specialty craft ales including the popular Soul Style IPA (featuring flavorful citrus and floral notes). Also have experimental, limited-edition and seasonal offerings.
Crafting some of the best cocktails in San Diego in far out digs. The ’70s styled bar feels like a mountain lodge with an open beam ceiling, wood and lava stone accent walls, a massive fireplace, framed rifles and large orange vinyl booths for taking it all in. As for the drinks, Sycamore Den does not disappoint with an extensive selection of custom drinks. Bonus: free popcorn and weekly live music and trivia nights.
Award Winning North Park brewery including the Plenty for All Pilsner and Apocalypse Pony Imperial Stout.
Under-the-sea-themed dive bar which opened its doors the day before Pearl Harbor was bombed. Patrons love the extremely cheap drinks, kitschy decor, and old school jukebox which plays all the classics from country to punk.