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Rock Bottom Brewery - La Jolla
  • Address:
    8980 Villa La Jolla Drive
    La Jolla, CA 92037
    Neighborhood:
    La Jolla / Golden Triangle
  • Cuisine:
    Brewery
    Price: $30 and under

Rock Bottom Brewery - La Jolla Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rockbottom.com/la-jolla
  • Phone: (858) 450-9277
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm -11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Brewery, American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Alberto Lucatero
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering events can be arranged through our Banquet Coordinator. Go to http://www.rockbottom.com/la-jolla/banquets to see our offerings.
  • Entertainment: Occasionally, we will have a live band or dj on one Saturday night a month, starting around 10pm. Please call us for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: La Jolla Village Drive
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We have a parking lot surrounding the restaurant and valet parking available as well.
A word from Rock Bottom Brewery - La Jolla
A lively and casual dining experience, we feature fresh, handcrafted beers brewed on premise and an innovative menu. Our beers range in style from Pale Ales and Light Lagers to Stouts, Belgian-styles and Amber Ales. We also brew many specialty and seasonal beers, all of which are handcrafted by our Brewmaster using his original recipes. The atmosphere is rich in woods and gleaming brewing vessels. Our service is friendly and upbeat. Our moderately priced menu features a medley of items ranging from Fish and Chips to Roasted Chicken and Filet Mignon, a variety of interesting salads, and our world famous White Cheddar mashed potatoes. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The service was horrible. The waiter never introduced himself just right away asked if we wanted something to drink. Then as the evening unfolded he rarely came by to check on drinks and when he did we were all empty and looking for him. The appetizers were brought out but no plates and he scurried off before we had a chance to ask for some. We waited but he never returned so had to use our napkins as plates. The food was dry and overcooked. Suspect to be left under the heat light to long. The night ended with this server getting an attitude with me because of splitting the bill and when asked for the manager, the manager sides with his "best server". I was shocked and will not be returning to rock bottom... EVER!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "My significant other and I dined at Rock Bottom on Saturday night. We had a great table and a very nice server. The food was fantastic. In fact, the manager paid for our meal because it took a long time to get to us due to a wedding party upstairs. She was the nicest manager I have ever met and we really enjoyed talking with her. We will definitely be back, as it is right down the street from our home."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The wait parson we had a lowest rating. She was chatting to the other wait parsons to take the place of service to us. We had called her many times before she came for order. In addition, We had to wait more than 20 min for our drinks to come and my Margarita had never came."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We were lucky to have had a wonderful waitress by the name of Jacquelyn wait on us. She took great care of us. She was so friendly and efficient. She made us feel like we were very special and that we were the only customers she was waiting on at that time. She made out night very special and we will go back again thanks to Jacquelyn's wonderful service. Food was great and we had a nice booth."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Great restaurant for kids with plenty of choices for adults. Always sports on the TV's and with the World Cup on, it is exciting. I had wonderful chicken & avocado sandwich and a fantastic wedge salad. My grandson is there for the make your own pizza and make your own sundae."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Enjoyed good crafted beer and food with good service with all of us. Thanks for caring us."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Some great brews and fine brew pub food. Good choices, too many in fact. We were tempted by the pretzel choices but bi-passed those for street tacos, fish and chips and salmon ceasar. Hmmm fish eaters in a brew burger place."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Top grade draft ales (from a connoisseur). Good or great appetizers. Perfect venue for day meeting w visitors from East Coast."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Good food with lots of options to choose from. Plenty of in house brews along with wine and cocktails. Convenient location."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "my grandson only wants to eat at Rock Bottom when he stays with me. He loves the make your own pizza and make your own Sunday"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "High quality restaurant. Great value, and delicious food."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Everything was fine. Only complaint is that I requested to have cake served to my husband at the end of our meal for his birthday and I had to remind them so I dont think my request was read. Also they gave all 3 of my children adult menus so my husband went to the hostess himself and got the right menus when my children questioned why they did not get crayons."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Appetizers were way too salty(aka Calamari). Also, I ordered for couple of burgers(turkey/veggie) to go, easily the worst I have ever had.. totally disappointed.. :("
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Food is not bad, but still no good options for appetizers/finger-food which is expected in the brewery."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We were in a bit of a rush, but our server was very accommodating. Drinks came out quickly and she took our order promptly. I ordered the meatloaf and my friend had the Cajun pasta. We waited 40 minutes for our food. So we asked for boxes when it arrived because we were now running late. I tried my friends pasta which was super salty and tasted like canned marinara sauce. She struggled to find the 3 pieces of shrimp she actually did find. My meatloaf was ok but dry. The lemon rice was just weird- and undercooked. I was very excited to try this place because from the outside it looked so best. From the moment we walked in to the moment we received our food, it felt like a glorified Applebee's. Gross! I will definitely not be returning."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Planned to go to Rock Bottom for dinner with a group to celebrate a friends bday. The food and service was good. They brought a yummy dessert on the house for the bday girl. Only complaint was it was a bit noisy because we were seated under the speaker. Had to ask twice for them to lower the sound so we could hear each other"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Food ok, good beer but overall too expensive for what it offered. A couple of beerd and an hamburger 40 $ it's too much"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Scheduled a reservation and arrived 10 minutes early. Place was less than 1/4 full due to it was a slow time of day. Hostess was on the phone taking a phone order and ignored us. After the hostess completed the call, she asked us to wait "while they get the table ready" and promptly seated the party that arrived after us who didn't have a reservation. I can understand waiting while she took the other order due to it was a slow time of day with less staffing but to seat a party that arrived after us without a reservation when there was plenty of space is unacceptable to me. We didn't ask for any special requests and there was plenty of space to seat us."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "I love coming to Rock Bottom in La Jolla. Every time I visit San Diego, I make it a point to come to this particular restaurant. Their beer selection is great, and their locally brewed beer tastes crisp and fresh every time. Their food is always great; the wings are particularly good because they are large, very flavorful, and juicy as opposed to the yucky crispy small ones typical of bar fare. The service is also outstanding. But I guess that can be said of any West Coast restuarant . We East Coast folk are used to rude service and are amazed when a waiter is actually attentive. At Rock Bottom, they are courteous, polite, and very knowledgeable! Great place! Highly recommended."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "Stopped in for a bite before a play down the street. A bit of confusion amongst the young hostesses but a great waiter with competence and poise. Amazing ahi appetizer. Quick drink service and reasonably priced. I found another comfortable place in La Jolla! Thanks!"
    Dined on 8/24/2013
  • "Belgium beer is awesome. Big enough to get place. Don't have to really wait long. Crowd is vibrant."
    Dined on 8/23/2013
  • "The great thing about the online reservation was the fact that we didn't have to wait to be seated. Our order was received in record time and the food was delicious."
    Dined on 7/25/2013
  • "We held a birthday dinner for my two sons whose birthdays are days apart. We were looking for an energetic place with a great variety of food. We also wanted a spot that could comfortably accommodate our group that had grown to 18. Everything was perfect and we had a great time."
    Dined on 7/24/2013
  • "Ideal for my son's 28th birthday celebraton while in La Jolla! The menu is extensive and the home brewed beers are outstanding. We will definitely return when in the area again!"
    Dined on 7/20/2013
  • "Deters from enjoying the meal. Could not even hear the person across the table from me, Left with a raspy throat because I had to yell to be heard by my table mates. Suggestions-- have separate, closed rooms for parties over 6. Expand the patio dining, if possible. Even much yonger people around us were complaining about the sound level and the fact that everyone had to yell to be heard. This is why we don't frequent your restaurnat for dinner and why I can't recommend you for other than for off-hours. All that being said--love the menu and the food, and the serving staff are great. Need to ask the front folks to be a bit more welcoming. Please take all of this as constructive--if I didn't like you I wouldn't bother answering this!"
    Dined on 7/20/2013
  • "The food is still very good. The only negative thing we were disappointed in is that recently Rock Bottom changed their wine list,and the new wine list is rather mediocre."
    Dined on 4/19/2013
  • "We went to Rock Bottom for my husband's birthday with some friends. We picked it mostly because they participate in the Passport discount card and they had a parking lot. The food was good with large portions. The beer was fairly well priced. Nothing too special about the place, but I would definitely go back."
    Dined on 4/19/2013
  • "Great food along with an excellent selection of micro- brew beer."
    Dined on 4/6/2013
  • "Honestly, worst Rock Bottom experience I'd had. My salad was a letdown and my fiance's burger looked sorry. Restaurant was 3/4 empty, yet service was extremely slow. Took an and hour and a half for a salad and a burger. Skip it...plenty of better places to have lunch in the area."
    Dined on 4/5/2013
  • "Rock Bottom is a great place to take kids. My 6 yr old grandson always asks to go there when he's staying with me. Kids can make their own pizza and their own sundae. I love their chicken with hazelnuts and cherries and they have an excellent caesar salad."
    Dined on 3/29/2013
  • "I've always had a good experience with this restaurant and this time was no exception. Friendly staff, good food selection, not too pricey. Will go back again."
    Dined on 3/2/2013
  • "Service was excellent from waiting for my table to waiting for my order to cone. The servers were gracious and attentive"
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "We did not have any beers even though there was a wide selection. We went for lunch and the chicken sandwich was delicious. The enchiladas were good too. We would go back with friends."
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "We came for a business happy hour and enjoyed broad selection of beers along with appetizers from a happy hour menu. The service was great, and it was not noisy, so we could have a nice conversation. Overall, it was just what we needed."
    Dined on 2/7/2013
  • "Unfortunately, the entree portions and side dishes were ridiculously small. While the atmosphere is friendly and vibrant, Rock Bottom Brewery works better as a pub than as a restaurant."
    Dined on 1/26/2013
  • "This restaurant is a favorite of my wife and I. We both order something different each time we visit and the food never disappoints. The wait staff is great, even when they're busy. I highly recommend going Rock Bottom Brewery a shot."
    Dined on 1/25/2013
  • "We booked a reservation for a large group online, which was very convenient. The table was ready on time and was able to be expanded, when we had 3 additional people show up. The lunch menu was pretty reasonable, though a little limited. Service could have been a little faster and there was a mistake on an order where the special lunch menu item was replaced by the more expensive full size order, but overall it was friendly and decent."
    Dined on 1/18/2013
  • "Rock Bottom works good for an after work get together to just relax and enjoy being together outside of work for an hour or so. Prices are good for this type of evening. Service is good and makes a quick get away after work possible."
    Dined on 1/10/2013
  • "This was my second trip to Rock Bottom. The food was great. The first time I visited, mt server suggested the Dragonfruit Mojito. I LOVED it. So this time when i went, i ordere4d it again. This second drink had virtually no alcohol in it. I very rarely drink, so I do know when alcohol is in a drink. that was my only complain about this trip, but it was still worth the visit. i would definitely return in the future."
    Dined on 1/4/2013
  • "We had our grandson, and our server was helpful and attentive. I enjoy the beer, Marty makes many great local brews."
    Dined on 12/20/2012