Rock Bottom Brewery - San Diego
Rock Bottom Brewery - San Diego
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Rock Bottom Brewery - San Diego

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rockbottom.com/san-diego
  • Phone: 6192317000
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open daily at 11:30am Dinner served until at least Midnight nightly!
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Rock Bottom San Diego - Two private rooms, Two semi-private rooms available for your special event! We can accommodate groups of 500+!
  • Private Party Contact: Heather Ryan 8883492912
  • Entertainment: We have occasional live bands and DJs for holiday events and private groups.
  • Special Events: We offer the best banquet space in the Gaslamp! Our private dining areas are available for your group of up to 518 people.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 4th ave
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Rock Bottom Brewery - San Diego
Rock Bottom is an exciting, lively restaurant and brewery featuring an eclectic menu at an affordable price. The service is friendly and energetic. Quality ingredients, talent, passion and innovation work hand in hand to bring fresh handcrafted beers with distinctive flavor from our on-site brewery.
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Rock Bottom Brewery - San Diego reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Rock Bottom Brewery - gaslamp
    Laura
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    I made reservations for a party of 7. A group of us ate here prior to attending A Salute to Teachers. It was a relaxing atmosphere and also upbeat. The food was very good too. A great time was enjoyed by all! I would definitely recommend this place to others and will go again when I am in the area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were down at Gaslamp, and
    jennyp
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    We were down at Gaslamp, and that one closes in a week. That is the only reason I wouldn't recommend it to a friend. However, we are very fond of Rock Bottom in La Jolla.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • After a ball game
    CAYanksFan
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    We decided to go after a Padres vs Dodgers game on the way back to our hotel. The place was busy with fans of both teams which certainly added to the energy and noise level. Our waitress was excellent and the food was good for bar fare. The highlight of Rock Bottom is their craft beer. My son and his wife were familiar with Rock Bottom from living in the D.C. area where they went often enough to have a name plate on the keg display there. Because I'd never been I would have liked to have seen the ability to order a flight or sampler of their craft beers. Perhaps you could and I missed it on the menu. Overall I would recommend Rock Bottom to friends.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Two thumbs up.
    SteveO
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    Outstanding food and great service. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NIce family atmosphere
    Rossi8
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    Looking for a casual place to take the family then look no further than Rock Bottom. Good menu with good pricing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, late-night find, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good bar food
    Jmillyo
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    Everyone at my table had a different type of burger. Everyone thought the burgers were tasty although they were huge patties. The dessert portions were huge as well but good. I would come back here again
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious late night meal
    FoodLuvR
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    My husband and I decided to stop in for a late night meal and we were not disappointed. The food was delicious. I had the chicken and avocado sandwich and my husband had the fish and chips. The chicken was perfect cooked, it was moist and juicy topped with cheese and avocado. The fish and chips were to die for; it was battered and fried with a crisp coating while still remaining moist and flaky. In not sure what type of white fish is was however it was firm and tender all at the same time. My favorite was the dipping sauce for the fish which I was more than willing to help my hubby sample. I always have really good meals at Rock Bottom Brewery although I must say this has been my favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place!!
    cece
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    Recently went to rock bottom for my birthday. Had a small group and never been there before, but absolutely loved it!! Everyone from the hostess to the servers were very nice, and the food was great!! Drinks were pretty good and the overall feel of the restaurant was wonderful. I highly recommend this restaurant to everyone!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food and service are OK,
    seanc623VIP
    Dined on 4/15/2013
    The food and service are OK, but one of my pet peeves is the beverage service. I've been here several times and this is the only restaurant I know that doesn't include a lemon wedge with the iced tea. I have to ask for it every time, and it's annoying.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for a group with a relaxed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    Great for a group with a relaxed atmosphere and good food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food! I had their Blackend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    Great food! I had their Blackend Mac & Cheese Shrimp, perfect! The beer sampler is also a great deal $6 for 6 samples. Our waiter also provided great service. I recommend this place over the Yard House just because of the service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food. Reasonable pricing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    food was good. Original location made beers were awesome.. Definately worth going
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/19/2013
    Service was great for our party of 7 witha 5 months old...waitress was awesome.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Energetic, fun place to eat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    We had a group of 10 during St. Patty's weekend, a busy night for the gaslamp but our server was energetic and accommodating when different couples in our group showed up late because of traffic and parking. It was our first time eating there and everyone seemed very pleased with their meals. The appetizer nachos are fabulous! As a vegetarian I was happy to see that there were plenty of options to choose from without asking for everything to be modified. All of the burgers and steaks that my friends had were cooked well, juicy and prepared as asked. We celebrated my husband's birthday with dinner before going out and the prices were reasonable, even the drinks. We will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food and service are always
    seanc623VIP
    Dined on 2/12/2013
    The food and service are always great here. I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our server, Brianna, was great.
    seanc623VIP
    Dined on 12/18/2012
    Our server, Brianna, was great. Very helpful and attentive. Give her a raise!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Should have been better
    HighamVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2012
    Our local Rock Bottom Brewery is well designed and serves great food. Unfortunately, this restaurant doesn't. The atmosphere is gloomy and old. My ribs were dry and dull. Nothing worked. Sorry...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place for groups
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/13/2012
    Our server was fantastic, food was served very quickly, and we even got free beer samples. A very friendly and relaxing environment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • My family and I were on vacation
    Raider65
    Dined on 8/2/2012
    My family and I were on vacation and this was a great place to eat.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It is what it is -- anyone
    IMuHVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2012
    It is what it is -- anyone going here for gourmet "fine dining" will be disappointed, but if you're after decent beer and adequate pub food at fair prices, with mostly enthusiastic and competent servers, Rock Bottoms are always a good bet.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Way too noisy. Room too hot.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/14/2012
    Way too noisy. Room too hot. We were seated in a small room with too many people and not enough ventilation. Server was very good, but overworked. We had trouble getting water glasses refilled. Appetizer arrived at same time as dinner, and it was cold. Too many other choices downtown, so I will not return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't go here during busy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/13/2012
    Don't go here during busy weekends or convention times - they won't honor a reservation time slot.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, great beer. I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/13/2012
    Great food, great beer. I keep going back to Rock Bottom to see what the brewers have on tap. The house beers never disappoint. The food is tasty comfort food. The only minus is the noise level in the evening. Happy people in the bar get pretty loud and it can be difficult to talk with your dinner partners.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was great, friendly
    tinkerv23
    Dined on 7/11/2012
    Service was great, friendly and responsive. Food was good and apps were perfect - great for sharing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bad service good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2012
    Waiter was too busy to pay attention to us but otherwise the food was great.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We reassured that all of the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/1/2012
    We reassured that all of the food was the best, regardless of what we selected. According to our waiter, everything was a "favorite."The food was subpar, but our waiter was friendly.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was good, but the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/14/2012
    The food was good, but the drinks were not particularly tasty. A bit pricey for what you get.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was my first time here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/14/2012
    This was my first time here and it was AMAZING. We had an awesome server that made sure our drinks never went empty. I had an issue with my food but they were very quick to fix it. Highly recommend!!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A pleasant bar/pub offering
    Chris53835
    Dined on 3/11/2012
    A pleasant bar/pub offering top self booze in the well, and decent food at a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Get your act together!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/17/2012
    Our waitress was attentive (at first) and friendly, but the food took an extremely long time to arrive. It was close to an hour. Our order was chicken fingers for our son, a chicken ceasar salad for my wife and I had ordered the fish tacos. They supposedly burned the fish and had to start the order over again, so the waitress brought us a plate of fries to munch on in the meantime. The sad part was, when the tacos arrived, they weren't very good. I felt terrible for the waitress, she was good, but really fell short when it came to keeping us in the loop. I can't tell you how many times we wondered what happened to our food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Beer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/30/2012
    Good spot for beer and a burger. Feels like a local brew pub even though it is a small chain. I was very happy with their hefeweizen, which always brings back memories of nights out in Munich.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really fun place. Food was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 1/26/2012
    Really fun place. Food was of high quality (especially for the price point). Service was friendly. A solid choice for a casual meal.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was great, staff was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/6/2012
    Service was great, staff was very friendly. Beer selection is good. Great place for 'Happy Hour'.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • took way too long for our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/19/2011
    took way too long for our food and my dinner slad didn't come until the rest of the meal. The food was very good though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was OK and slow to come
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/17/2011
    Food was OK and slow to come out. Waiter was friendly.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The beer was good, the food
    2weaselsVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2011
    The beer was good, the food was okay. The vibe was offbeat but probably a fun place if you go with a bunch of friends. The waiter recommended the lobster tacos which were good but the sides were not so good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This place was fantastic and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/22/2011
    This place was fantastic and the waiter that assisted us was great.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was a very good find
    dbdisok
    Dined on 10/21/2011
    This was a very good find in the Gas Lamp area of San Diego. The Octoberfest beer was very good. The food and service was great! When I visit San Diego again I will go to the Rock Bottom Brewery A hint, park at the Horton Plaza Mall. They give 3 hours validated parking without any purchase.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food...really enjoyed
    AndyVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2011
    Great food...really enjoyed the crab dip app! Our server was VERY good. I highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rock Bottom for Lunch
    TracyAWillis
    Dined on 8/5/2011
    If looking for a delicious meal at an affordable price and a moderate crowd, dine at Rock Bottom between 3pm and 5pm. It's great for unwinding before the hustle and bustle of Gaslamp night life.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate