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The Beer Company
The Beer Company

The Beer Company Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://thebeerco.net
  • Phone: (619) 398-0707
  • 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: Comfort Food, Brewery, American
  • 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food and service are always good here. That's what keeps us coming back for more!"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Nothing fantastic about the food, service or location. Just another bar in the GasLamp area."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The food and service were great here. Taco Tuesday rules!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "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."
    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..."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Food here was better than anticipated. Enjoyed the beer selection and the service was fast and courteous. Great casual dining experience."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Had reservation and got right in. Great service with super menu choices. Had awesome enchiladas. Place was full of happy people!"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/1/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/30/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/24/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/31/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/2/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/27/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/23/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/20/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "Not as significant of a beer selection as I would've liked but it was still a great place"
    Dined on 2/12/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/1/2013
  • "Super fun for sports Sundays and Saturdays. Beer selection was outstanding and the servers knowledgeable and pretty ! Food was excellent and came out promptly."
    Dined on 1/13/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/5/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/30/2012
  • "Above average bar food. Great service and some good brews."
    Dined on 11/18/2012
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/13/2012
  • "The food was decent but the service was horrible. It was really slow and we got our appetizers after our entrees had arrived."
    Dined on 10/5/2012
  • "We went for a work lunch, was not overly crowded. The waitress while polite was lacking in service skils, however, the rest of the staff stepped up the service 100% so the overall service was really great. The food was awesome, generous portions great presentation and taste."
    Dined on 9/27/2012
  • "Went to the Beer Company before San Diego beer fest and it was a great choice. Loved their brews and the food was good. I recommend the cheddar and bacon tots to start."
    Dined on 9/21/2012
  • "We had a group of 18 or so and they were great. They originally had our long table smashed up next to another table. They realized that wasn't going to work so moved the other table before the next group arrived. Their A/C must have been broken because it was at least 1,000 degrees there. The temperature was the reason we left the second we finished our food. I am not sure if I would come back, nobody likes to be uncomfortably hot. Maybe in the winter. Granted it was the hottest day of the year, no excuse though."
    Dined on 9/15/2012
  • "You have to ask them to confirm your reservation on Open Table and double check that they actually did! I was there last week and checked in to my reservation and they never confirmed that I was there so I didn't get the points for dining. This week I was more careful to make sure I was checked in."
    Dined on 9/11/2012
  • "A co-worker recommended going to The Beer Company when I was searching for a place to watch the Cowboys/Giants game. Needed a place with good beer, plenty of TVs, and didn't mind the occasional yell at the TV. Had a great time! Definitely would go back again."
    Dined on 9/5/2012
  • "I wish I could remember the waitress's name because she was excellent. Made the experience better overall. The food was merely fair. The look of place was very nice with many screens for watching the sport of the night but the music was to loud. Made it hard to have a conversation with the rest of your party. Overall a adequate experience."
    Dined on 9/4/2012
  • "This is the "Cheers" of Downtown! The beers are wonderful (and cold) and the food is tasty (and reasonably priced). IF you can get a parking spot downtown (or park in Horton Plaza), do not miss this place!"
    Dined on 7/27/2012