Draft
Draft

Draft

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.draftsandiego.com/
  • Phone: 8582289305x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Burgers, Gastro Pub, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Brad Wise
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mission Blvd
  • Public Transit: The #30 bus and the #8 bus make stops along Mission Blvd, #8 will take you up to Belmont Park.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Surrounding Belmont Park are a number of public lots, (4 total) that are available to guests and beach goers alike for free.
A word from Draft
Tapping into the surf and sand, views to the west, brews in your hand

Located directly on the Mission Beach boardwalk, Draft is serving up 69 beers on tap and 30+ bottles pairing the surf and sand with a wide variety of craft beers. But the appeal doesn't stop at the #brewsandviews; Come hungry and experience a fresh take on beachside dining featuring casual, handcrafted fare from Executive Chef Brad Wise.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Draft reviews from OpenTable diners
39 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (33)great for outdoor dining (26)hot spot (24)good for groups (23)great for lunch (22)vibrant bar scene (19)neighborhood gem (16)fit for foodies (13)great for brunch (12)kid-friendly (10)late-night find (10)special occasion (8)notable wine list (7)romantic (4)Show More
  • service
    JNixVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We have been here about 4 times. I decided to have my son's 27th birthday gathering with some of his friends. We had a patio table very nice. Had a reserved table which was very nice. Sunset was beautiful! But here it comes! Had HORRIBLE service outside. We were forgotten many times. Glasses empty for long periods of time. I went to manager to ask what the problem was, which didn't even help. Seems to me you need some undercover work to be done!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • analicia28
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The place was amazing nice view from our table great service really friendly food was amazing not to cold or to hot just right. Was good to see there was kids around enjoying the view too....first time we tried it and it was the best so far
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Views
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Out Door seating is the way to go, with great ocean views--[ inside seating is NOISEY] ==Service was fast and efficient == the bison burgers were cooked perfectly, with great flavors!-------J.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We went there for my birthday and love the fact that when we walked in our table was ready.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hot wings
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Wings were raw and had to be sent back. Next batch was good. Service was great and it is a nice spot to enjoy a beer and the beach scene or a sunset.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced and bad service
    TooSpicy4myKids
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    First the good: Nachos were great. Only reason for 2 stars instead of 1. Kids menu is WAYYY over priced. $8 for 2 chicken strips and some fries? my older kid would have needed at least 2 of those. And you really want my to spend $8 for you 2 year old? The service was also terrible. We have 2 different waitresses, neither that we saw very much. I had to flag her down once my beer was empty to get another one. BUT,,, here is the real problem: from when my wife asked for the check, it took use 25 mins to leave the restaurant. Unacceptable. It took her 10 mins to come back, and another 15 to run the card. Don't expect us back anytime soon. I had high hopes because this space has been empty for year. Should have waited longer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food is great! Tons of beers, wines, cocktails! Service is pretty slow though, so expect dinner to take a couple of hours!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view
    SD17
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Food - pretty good Service - our server was very friendly View - can't beat it! The draft was good - mostly for the view, and the food is a notch above what they provide at the wave house next door. $24 for a bottle of champagne for mimosas was a little extravagant for the ambience I think...but I'll be back! I'm excited to watch football on the big screens.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday brunch
    KrysSD1
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Then over I'll experience was great. I was a little disappointed in their brunch menu and the selection that they had. There was not a lot to choose from. They didn't have classic breakfast meal such as Belgium waffles, eggs Benedict, Ect. Made it a little hard to figure out what to eat, but I got the French toast BLT and is absolutely amazing!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, not for families
    Harris
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Good food, very few options for sides. Did accommodate kids' needs. Very loud. We made a reservation but we're disappointed that seaside reservations were different. Also out of several beers on the menu.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Cool place
    Ajbezz
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Absolutely love the set up of this bar/restaraunt. The food is good (not many options though) best for appetizers and drinks. The service was very slow last Friday night. But it's a really cool atmosphere and will be a great hangout to watch football!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Service
    Dinner
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The food was good but service was very poor. To start, had to ask for tableware and then refills of ice tea during meal.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Accidental Find and Good!
    Janet
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We decided to try Draft because it was on the Boardwalk at Mission Beach and were very pleased with the service, food and beer selection. It is a great place to stop in the evening for a beer and watch the sunset on the Pacific Ocean. Will definitely do this again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dinner just bring your voice
    Dinner
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My wife and I went for dinner. The food, wine and service were excellent. Here's the bad... Very loud. The "full" service bar has no blender for certain specialty drinks. Why.... We we told that blenders make too much noise. Ok that's a joke.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our first visit to Draft
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    First time there. We love the look of it. Amazing view of the ocean, and sunset. A bit loud for our taste, but still able to have a conversation. Fun for the younger crowd. The chairs are very hard. The food was very good and came in a timely manner. The waiters were very friendly. Great beer selection.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    FabulousPrincess
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    5 time here and love it! Food has always been good except for the fried green beans tonight. They don't have any flavor, very disappointed . I am a local and when friends or family come visit we always take them to Draft. I was not to happy with the service this time, but everyone has a bad day.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JPtrips
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My wife and I dined on a Saturday night and sat outside near the beach. We enjoyed the extensive list of beers and the food was excellent. We were late for our reservations and they called before releasing our table. I appreciated that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good beer, pretty people
    potter
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food was very good, much better than I expected for a tourist location. The beer variety and quality, excellent. The service was good, very friendly and the order came out in just the right amount of time. The noise level is a little loud for us, makes it difficult to talk, but it does give an excitment and happening atmosphere…maybe just a couple of decibels less?? We were there as the sun went down over the ocean, beautiful view! We will go back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great new place! Beautiful view!
    Melissa
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We went for a bday dinner. The food was great, the view was awesome. They did run out of a few beers we ordered, and our waitress kept getting pulled away to another table. Overall though she was great, helped with the bday celebration. Churro's were so good! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food bad service
    robstewazVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Good food bad service . Wrong order received. Wrong drink order received.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Server slacked
    thesherf
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Had to wait 20-30 minutes between refills and beers while the server continued to visit all her other tables. Other than that the place is great
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place! Great add to PB!!
    DebiP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We came here for Brunch Club#20 with a group of 8 on Sat@10:30am. The service was excellent! The Manager Steven is such a pro and he has trained the staff accordingly. We started the table off with the lemon cream pie pancakes, which were heavenly. We also ordered the breakfast BLT and that was enjoyed by all as well. The carnitas burrito served wet or dry was amazing. The only miss was the spinach omlette. It wasn't bad, just marginal. LL added hot sauce to it and said that improved the taste. The bloody with a "meal" was well received and we liked the creative juice choices for the make-your-own-mimosas with a bottle of reasonably priced cava or proseco. Overall a wonderful experience. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 0 reviews are from the Draft reviews archive.