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About 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.

3105 Ocean Front Walk
Suite B
San Diego, CA 92109
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Burgers, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 8 am- 11 am Breakfast / 11 am - 9 pm lunch/dinner (Same Menu) Friday 8 am - 11 am Breakfast / 11 am - 10 pm lunch/dinner Saturday 9 am - 3:30 Brunch / 3:30 - 10 pm dinner Sunday 9 am - 3:30 Brunch / 3:30 - 9 pm dinner

Cross Street:
Mission Blvd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(858) 228-9305

Website:
http://www.draftsandiego.com/

Parking Details:
Surrounding Belmont Park are a number of public lots, (4 total) that are available to guests and beach goers alike for free.

Public Transit:
The #30 bus and the #8 bus make stops along Mission Blvd, #8 will take you up to Belmont Park.

Executive Chef:
Brad Wise

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Draft Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

3.9

ambience

4.2

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (65)
Great for Outdoor Dining (54)
Good for Groups (48)
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Hot Spot (36)
Great for Lunch (36)
Vibrant Bar Scene (33)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Great for Brunch (24)
Kid-friendly (22)
Special Occasion (17)
Late-night Find (16)
Notable Wine List (7)
Romantic (7)
Bar Seating (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Fun (1)
Great Beer (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2016

Been here a few times - great food as always and a wonderful view of the Pacific Ocean. Garrett, our waiter, was efficient, kind & extremely helpful. Burgers & salads were OUR choice of lunch items, along with "draft" beers. Love this place - we have always had great luck here!!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 24, 2016

Draft is the perfect place to chill and enjoy the view!! Yummy food, brunch is the BEST. Try the Bloody Mary 👍

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 24, 2016

Went here for cheaper meal. Big selection of beers. Service good. Food limited - as well as inside seating. I chose the chopped salad ( very good) and my husband the ribeye. It was way undercooked for medium, fatty.
Beach sunset was awesome.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2015

The Draft is a local gem. Location couldn't be better - right on the boardwalk. Food and service are excellent, too.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2015

we were not able to see the bay, which is the big draw here, but the industrial big open bar with huge TVs and fun lighting, comfortable little tables, made it a great place to get a delicious hamburger. The menu seemed like it had a good variety for light suppers and bigger entrees.
Delicious array of beer. A good value

Tags: Kid-friendly, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 10, 2015

Great spot. Very good vibe. Bad seating process and attitude and bad service from waiters to bartenders with horrible attitude.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 9, 2015

Had a wonderful lunch with out of town friends who wanted a beach/ocean view. It was a weekday, so parking and availability was easier than I would expect for a weekend. Good selection of craft beers, and tasty food. I had the pistachio crusted salmon sandwich and found it very tasty. The aioli added a nice zing and provided a nice counter to the fries. Would definitely go again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 6, 2015

Huge screens to watch the NCAA championship! Awesome view, great beer, and lots of fans to enjoy the game with.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 1, 2015

I took my mom there for her birthday. It was a beautiful day. Our server was awesome. She was friendly and checked on us periodically to make sure everything was okay. I had the smoked chicken salad which was delicious, my mom had the braised short ribs and pasta, she loved it. we also ordered the churro bites, nice way to end the meal. I will definitely be back, next, I'll want to sit outside and people watch...GREAT PLACE!! :)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 27, 2015

Great food and beer selection right on the boardwalk in mission beach. Perfect spot to people watch or watch some sports. They also have an upstairs area for private parties. Will be going back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 25, 2015

I have dined here many times, both with and without my young children. The food is always delicious; fancy bar food and some inventive appetizers. The beer list is extensive, the wine list is decent, and the cocktails are tasty. The service is never very good; it's always polite, but never seems to be attentive enough. Maybe they are understaffed when it comes to servers or the servers don't have enough experience. The food and view are awesome enough to make up for the slightly lacking attention of the servers.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 25, 2015

Waitress wasn't that enthusiastic but overall the service was commendable and wouldn't mind returning in the near future.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 24, 2015

Awesome service, great view. Over all good experience!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 28, 2015

This was my second visit. First time was for lunch which was great. I think the food on the lunch menu was superior to the brunch offerings on my second visit. Was with a large group and no one was bowled over by their order. The build your own mimosa was great though, and reasonable priced. Servers were kind and attentive but dropped off a bit once it got busier. I really like the atmosphere/aesthetic and the beachfront view is unbeatable. Next time will just order off the lunch menu or dinner menu.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 23, 2015

A great place for happy hour sunset. So many beers to choose from and the view and decor are really special.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 20, 2015

The food was absolutely fabulous....the pork tacos on the small plate menu are to die for! The music was a bit loud; turning it down a notch would make this restaurant "Outstanding" on my overall rating. Big inside; large bar area; pool tables and a full size movie screen on one wall. Looks like there is going to be a rooftop area once the weather permits - would love to return to experience that. Right on the beach so the views are wonderful. Don't miss out on this one - will definitely return!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2015

All was great until dinner came. Burger was so salty I couldnt eat it. Server asked if I wanted something else but it was much too late for that, I ate too many fries instead. She acknowledged thenfood is super salty bc the chef is a chain smoker... Great. I literally took 3 bites and couldnt stomach it, it was horrible. I didn't want more food at that point, she should have taken it off the check. Pretty upset about that.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2014

Saw Draft in Sky Magazine on my flight to San Diego. Great pick. ignore the amusement park outside the restaurant, and order the salmon burger.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 2014

This is the place to get right into the Mission Beach vibe with a little up scale thrown in. Even thought you can come in from the beach (covered) of course, you will feel right at home. My last visit was a special occasion and the service, food & and watching the sunset with a glass of wine was the perfect night.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2014

This is a great restaurant with a wonderful view of the ocean. Great for groups of large sizes and intimate enough for parties of two. The food was excellent and the wine and beer list were notable.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 17, 2014

Awesome place for couples and groups! Good food, drinks and environment.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 18, 2014

One step above fast food. I expected a restaurant with service but instead was met with a loud crowded warehouse where you have to stand in line (separate ones) for your food and beverage and then fight for a table. The food was okay but the experience not so much.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 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!

Tags: 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
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 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

Tags: 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
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 10, 2014

We went there for my birthday and love the fact that when we walked in our table was ready.

Tags: 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
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 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!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on August 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.

Tags: Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 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.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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