The Beer Company
The Beer Company

The Beer Company

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://thebeerco.net/
  • Phone: 6193980707
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm -12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Brewery
  • Executive Chef: Abel Zaragoza
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: City Parking Structure
A word from The Beer Company
The Beer Company is a locally owned restaurant and brewery. Our hand crafted brews have fresh ingredients and a great, rich taste. We brew just feet away from where you'll enjoy your quality beer and delicious meal. If you appreciate quality, you'll love The Beer Company.

Great Food. Great Beer. Great Atmosphere.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
The Beer Company reviews from OpenTable diners
20 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.6
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
71% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (11)late-night find (7)vibrant bar scene (7)fit for foodies (4)neighborhood gem (4)great for lunch (3)hot spot (2)Show More
  • great service but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great service, lots of tv's, just ok food. Beer was good suggestion from waiter.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot
    FantasyFootballDraft
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The place we had was perfect for our group. The service with Destiny was awesome as well. She took care of all out needs.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    avan
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    It was a Saturday night and I made reservations for 7pm for 11 people earlier in the week through opentable. Then when the day came, I needed to push the reservation to 8pm, and when I called it was no problem. When I got there I was greeted by a hostess and was immediately seated. Our server, Destiny, was great! She handled us with attention, personable service, and divided our bill into couples to make paying easy. I had the pork chops, which were amazing. Highly recommend. The sage and dijon mustard sauce was creamy and added great favor to the peppercorn marinated pork chops! I heard no complaints from any of the other 10 people I was with. There was also an extensive drink menu. I would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    ocnative
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We had a group of 20+ guys for a bachelor party. It was perfect. Food was really good and everything was reasonably priced including the drinks. They were able to split the bill per person which was great. We even went back a second night. Service was excellent. Definitely recommend Beer Co.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • could do better
    myfoodiedreams
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The waitresses were nice and attentive, but the food was not that great. love all the tvs in there. most importantly the beer was good.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyable dining experience for the entire family
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome service!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I went to here for my birthday celebration with a pretty large group and they were so accommodating. And our waiter was AWESOME!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Took Reservation But Closed?
    AnonVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    They allowed us to make a reservation on the evening of July 4th, after the fireworks. We showed up on time and the place was closed.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Messy but tasty
    EmilyVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    We went for lunch while visiting San Diego. The music was questionable (we had our daughter with us) but she wasn't paying too much attention to it. Food was good, but my sandwich kept falling apart when I tried to eat it by hand- ended up needing to knife and fork the rest. My husband left his Bluetooth behind and the hostess was kind enough to call us so we could come back and collect it... Very kind of her!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food & Fun
    outoftowner
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We had a large party (12 people) and mixed ages - 18 yrs to 85 yrs old. It was great food and we had a fun time, and experienced good service. It was a sports/bar scene, so we were expecting music and noise...but definitely too loud for the timing/environment - it was relatively early evening (9pm) before the crowds. The music was set intensely loud for the small number of people in the establishment. Would have been good to turn it down a bit and then pump it up when the bar scene got hoppin later in the evening. Still - we'd all go back - really liked being able to watch sports and drink good beer!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lots of TVs
    Foodeater88VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    There are lots of TVs. You can see them from every seat. Perhaps that will distract you for the lack of service and the incorrectly prepared and presented food. The beer was good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 41 reviews are from the The Beer Company reviews archive.
  • Good food and service
    seanc623VIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    The food and service are always good here. That's what keeps us coming back for more!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service
    seanc623VIP
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    The food and service were great here. Taco Tuesday rules!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It took like five minutes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    It took like five minutes for them to come take our order and once they did it took for ever to get my drink!!! Everything was slow and they weren't that busy yet...
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE LOVE LOVE THE BEER COMPANY!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I chose The Beer Company because it was locally owned, they had craft beers, & the menu was outstanding. Literally something for everyone!! The menu prices were very reasonable & the food & beer was excellent!! We were celebrating my son's graduation from Marine Corps boot camp & The Beer Company was the perfect place to do it. The staff were awesome!! This place was absolutely the highlight, besides the graduation, of our trip to San Diego.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kinda below average for San Diego
    shesdopeVIP
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    I thought I had never been before. But once inside I remembered that I had been. The food was just okay. The service was not awful, but not good either. There was a slight odor also. The time I went before, the bartender ignored us because we were girls, was busy flirting with guys at the other end if the bar. This time, we were watching NASCAR and the bartender changed the channel on us to basketball which was already playing on 4 other TV's. One if which was right next to the one we were watching. She never asked us if we were watching it, and the bar was nearly empty. I doubt I'll ever go back. The waiter who helped us was helpful though. He was a short blonde fella. I think this place needs to step their game up.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nothing fantastic about the
    Brudog
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Nothing fantastic about the food, service or location. Just another bar in the GasLamp area.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Visit
    TonyKVIP
    Dined on 1/21/2014
    Food here was better than anticipated. Enjoyed the beer selection and the service was fast and courteous. Great casual dining experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great casual dining!
    Luxer
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Fast service prior to seeing a play. Good food, reasonably priced! Quick service. Bread Sticks are fabulous! Big group easily accommodated. Also a great spot to watch sporting events. Definitely would go back again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Had a very good time. Service could have been a bit faster but it was a busy night. Good bus boy! He works hard! Food was great. Pretzels were awesome! Pizza is great as well! We enjoyed everything. Tasty beers as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and energetic atmosphere
    AKVisitor
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Had reservation and got right in. Great service with super menu choices. Had awesome enchiladas. Place was full of happy people!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great group spot
    Matt
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    This place was awesome. We only did happy hour good but the prices we're great and the food was great as well. The house brews are fantastic and prices on mixed drinks are very reasonable. The service was friendly but just a little but slow, almost not even enough to mention but if you're trying to catch a movie or something then you might want to give yourself about 20-30 minutes extra. Overall this place is great and we will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice sports bar atmosphere.
    TableForTwo
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Nice sports bar atmosphere. The decor of the restaurant is pretty cool! Food was good. Beer was pretty good. All in all, a fun spot and definitely worth the price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hot restaurant + Bad service
    Sarah
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    Our experience at this restaurant was horrible. The waitress was terrible. She took forever to collect our drink orders... it was nearly an hour before we were able to place a dinner order after asking several times. When the food did arrive it was served to the wrong people and we were told they were our orders. When she realized they were in fact the incorrect orders the plates were taken back and we had to wait even longer for our food to be remade. We were made to feel uncomfortable about being a large party even though we made reservations. To top it off it was extremely hot inside. After a while the waitress told us to place our drink orders at the bar. The bartender forgot to make 2 rounds of drinks as well. I will never go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food / Beer - Sports Bar style
    JasonCVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    This was my first time to San Diego and my friend and I were looking for a quick bite before heading to 5th Street in the Gaslamp District. Luckily we found The Beer Company. There were quite a few people here but seating was quick. Noise level was tolerable for a conversation but still energetic. Just what I was looking for before a night out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2013
    We went for a business lunch and we were on a time constraint of a normal hour lunch...after 45 mins of waiting for or lunch that consisted of a half sandwich/cup of soup and an order of street tacos our food had still not arrived!! When brought to the server's attention who we had not seen the entire time, she said they were "backed up" and it was coming. We asked for a manager and no manager came by. One of us had to leave to go back to work while the other still waited for the food. When the food did arrive, it was sub par. We will never go back and will never recommend it to anyone which is very sad because it is convenient for us for lunch and happy hour.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Second Review
    Disgruntled
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    I have sent in a formal complain regarding this restaurant not even knowing they use open table. I attempted to provide our confirmation number and not even the supervisor was aware of Open Table. The manager was called, however, nobody got back to us as to how we would be able to get our points for this reservation. The response from customer care essentially blamed us for not booking properly, not having firewalls set up, etc., however, I booked directly through open table and had a confirmation number of 1807756683.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went for my birthday it was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Went for my birthday it was really busy but our server was attentive and we didnt wait long for anything despite a party of 20. We spent a lot less then we expected to everything was well priced and the drinks were strong!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great pub to watch sporting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 2/27/2013
    Great pub to watch sporting events. Lots of big screens throughout. Staff was very helpful in making sure we had seats and nearby screen to watch what we wanted. I ordered the downtown hamburger and fries and a beer sampler of their own beer. Outstanding!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tried it out before the Bonnie
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    Tried it out before the Bonnie Raitt concert at Copley. Good food, friendly service, nice microbrew selection. A bit noisy, but it's more of a sports bar so what the heck. I'll go back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent beers. I had a couple
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/20/2013
    Excellent beers. I had a couple IPAs, an American style and a Black IPA. Both were fresh and unfiltered. The American IPA had a strong and complex hop nose, good body and finished bitter. The black IPA was also hoppy, finished bitter and and good malt flavor. My group had a couple pizzas that were also quite good. We were there on a Wednesday so had a pitcher of beer and pizza for $18. Great deal. Servers were also excellent.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food is a nice but above
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    The food is a nice but above bar food and the specials are offered by a chef who really thinks creatively about value and pricing. So good deals. The beer is why you are here, though, and it is terrific. In two trips I've tried most of the locally-made offerings and enjoyed each one. Good TVs showing sports, but no sound it that is important. I like to sit at the bar.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not as significant of a beer
    J2lovesbeer
    Dined on 2/12/2013
    Not as significant of a beer selection as I would've liked but it was still a great place
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First timer
    Erin
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    The beer selection was great. It was pretty loud even though we got there before the dinner rush. They also don't have a separate kids menu or anything for you kids to do while you wait. If you take your kids, bring your own entertainment for them.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Super fun for sports Sundays
    ahdiiiVIP
    Dined on 1/13/2013
    Super fun for sports Sundays and Saturdays. Beer selection was outstanding and the servers knowledgeable and pretty ! Food was excellent and came out promptly.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This place is loud! It is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    This place is loud! It is far more of a bar than a restaurant. Not a good place for kids and don't expect to have a conversation with all tv's at full volume. Beer was good and the food was as well just don't expect a dining experience. Go to watch a game with yor buddies but leave the family at home.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The flexibility for trying
    KateVIP
    Dined on 12/30/2012
    The flexibility for trying so many of the fabulous micro-brewed beers was a real treat! Not only delicious, but we were able to try them all, and repeat a custom tasting. The food was surprisingly good, an the staff was very accomodating to allow us to watch the Vikings game on one of the televisions while the rest of the bar watched San Diego beat the Raiders. Thank you for a wonderful celebration of my daughter's birthday.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Above average bar food. Great
    TheFoodRatVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2012
    Above average bar food. Great service and some good brews.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great burger. Quality beef
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    Great burger. Quality beef and exceptional bun. Wings were good, but blue cheese much more like a ranch with blue cheese crumbles. Plenty of TVs to watch the games - we went on a Saturday. Home beer ok, but not exceptional. Fun place, but a little dark -unnecessarily.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was decent but the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    The food was decent but the service was horrible. It was really slow and we got our appetizers after our entrees had arrived.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic