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About Rock Bottom Brewery Restaurant - 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 her own original recipes.

8980 Villa La Jolla Drive
San Diego, CA 92037
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Brewery, American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
SUN 11am - 12am
MON 11am - 12am
TUES 11am - 12am
WED 11am - 12am
THUR 11am - 12am
FRI 11am - 1am
SAT 11am - 1am

Cross Street:
La Jolla Village Drive

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(858) 450-9277

Website:
http://www.rockbottom.com/la-jolla

Entertainment:
Join us on the patio for live entertainment every saturday night at 7 PM

Catering:
Catering events can be arranged through our Banquet Coordinator. Go to http://www.rockbottom.com/la-jolla/banquets to see our offerings.

Parking Details:
We have a parking lot surrounding the restaurant and valet parking available as well.

Executive Chef:
Alberto Lucatero

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

Come check out the Pinnacle Room, our private upstairs space that"s perfect for large & small functions alike.

Rock Bottom Brewery Restaurant - La Jolla Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.2

service

4.4

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4.1

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4.1

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Moderate

77% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (10)
Fun (7)
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Great for Lunch (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Great Beer (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Live Sports (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Business Meals (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Authentic (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (Greensboro)·Dined 4 days ago

Fun place to go as a group.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Service was a little poor. I sat a while before I was approach by another waitress asking if I had been seen. She brought me water and it still took a while before my waitress arrived, then on 2 occasions food that we didn't order came to the table. Everything seemed a little disorganized. We enjoyed the food but service could definately use some improvement.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Terrific food and beer. Great to dine before performance at LA Jolla Playhouse.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The reviews are true! This is a great place. They were very accommodating when I needed my motorized scooter plugged in, when I wanted the Cowboys game on and when I asked for more jalapeños. Our server was happy and accommodating and we were very comfortable. I loved the vibe and the people. The food was solid too!

Tags: Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Authentic, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Groups, Fun, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

The food choices were great and everyone loved their selection.

Our waiter was very attentive, courteous and fun.

Tags: Bar Seating, Live Sports, Casual, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

very good service. prices are decent. the food is typical bar and grill fare but tasty. overall a good place to hang out.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We went for lunch. I had the pulled pork and upgraded to the Mac n cheese side dish. By far the worst Mac n cheese I have ever had in a restaurant. The pulled pork was dry!!! My wife and niece both had the lobster and shrimp enchiladas. They were very happy with their meals. The service was excellent. The waitress took my meal off the bill, and since we were celebrating birthdays, she comped us dessert. The carrot cake is sooooo delicious. Of course, that could have been just because I was starving since my meal wasn't edible.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Rock Bottom is always great. It's quiet at lunchtime so good for a business meeting and it's fun in the evening especially in the bar - which is noisy in the evening. The food is very good value and the beer is good. Most of the servers are young and have worked there for a long time -- they care about getting to know the customers and giving great service.

Tags: Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Late-night Find
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Love the pretzel bread & Mac n cheese!! Our server, Megan (from TX) was fantastic!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Fun, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 4, 2017

There are better places to eat. Every thing was just ok.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We went here based on the reviewed of others online but we were not please. The Asiago Artichoke & Crab Dip hardly has any crab and came very loose not as a thick dip to use on the toasted crostinis and not tasty either. The classic buffalo wings do not have much taste and came a bite dry. The steak is tender but again no taste. The batter on the onion rings did not came crispy. Their famous Bacon Chicken Mac 'N Cheese was a very big disappointment. It is so loose in the cream sauce, bacon wasn't even crispy and chicken has no taste. The Lobster & Shrimp Enchiladas I did not even tasted any lobster and it has ways too much green chile cream on top. We were very disappointed with the meals and regardless to say we left a lot of food behind uneaten with paying over $100.00. This place is probably good for the bar and watching games. However the service was very good.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Always good!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Slow and loud

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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Food was delicious and the beer was good also! Service was awesome and we had a great time!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Casual, Fun
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Where's our points?

Poor server, was super nice and polite but seemed to be on his own and very busy. Food was very good

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 2, 2017

I made a reservation for a group of coworkers at 8:15. When we showed up, the restaurant was over half empty, yet they didn't have a table ready for us. It took them until 8:45 to finally seat us. The hostess ignored us and barely looked up from her tablet.

Our server was very nice, but new, and he messed up several of our drink and food orders. He did correct them.

It took over two hours to get our drinks, food and bills. It was a very long dinner.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Were seated right away, earlier than our reservation. Loud, crowded and waiters were overloaded. Food came out wrong the first time and when it finally came out right, it just wasn't good at all. Bill was wrong and we were overcharged. Waiters seemed to be doing their best but the kitchen just isn't up to par. I'd only go for drinks but it's not a place we will ever go to again.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 5, 2017

I ordered the jambalaya and the chicken/sausage was over cooked. Didn't taste like jambalaya either, it was like they just dumped a Cajun sauce on it and that was all. I could have made it much better myself at home. I went here several years ago and had great lobster tacos. Where did all the sea food on the menu go? Also, it was very loud. All the TVs were obnoxious. Service was friendly though. Gave us samples of beer just because.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 14, 2017

I always enjoy coming over there now and then for a delicious lunch or dinner and it never disappoints.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Fun place, good food, dependable neighborhood spot.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Live Sports, Casual, Comfort Food, Great Beer
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Good value. A great place to meet befor going to the La Jolla Play House.

Tags: Tapas, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Place was LOUD and wouldn't recommend if you want to have conversation during your meal. Service was just like most of the reviews stated: poor. Beer selection is very good. Food is meh.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Beer is clearly their reason for being. Since we don't drink, it was just an okay dining experience. Good food but nothing to rave about.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Overall good venue, but service was marginal... had a group of 14 and clearly the bar staff and table staff don't share tips because we we constantly hounded about closing our bar tab... and it didn't help that our table wasn't ready at our reserved time. I've had better experiences at a Rock Bottom Brewery in the past. This was pretty disappointing. I don't expect to recommend this venue again for a larger group of friends to get together.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Great food, good service. I would definitely go back again if in San Diego.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Great food, drinks and excellent service. They brew their own beer.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Fun, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Service was excellent and we all enjoyed their hamburgers.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Waiter was off, totally overwhelmed of he just straight ignored us. He would help parties of two but waited for his team to pick up his slack with our table of six. Very disappointing. Worst waiter at location ever encountered. Pony tail guy, I don't know what was up with him. Luckily the other waiters noticed and helped us out.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Great burgers. Fabulous service. Absolutely love Rock Bottom.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on April 8, 2017

The food tasted great and with the OpenTable app we got a table right away. Unfortunately due to the service I'll never return to this Rock Bottom.

Tags: Fun, Great Beer, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Food was good. Service was very good. I will definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 18, 2017

We had a long lunch with a group of us friends/former co-workers who we haven't seen for a long time. We were there quite a long time and was never rushed. Kaelin was our server and she was outstanding, friendly, knowledgeable on the menu and drinks, and was there to check in w/us for any wants/needs.

Food was good, however, a couple friends who ordered the chicken tortilla soup said it was really salty.

Will be back again soon.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Live Sports
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Our go to place for good food and drinks. Casual dress/atmosphere. Good for kids too.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 3, 2017

This is a good place with a good value. One of my best places in town.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 1, 2017

We had an excellent lunch on the patio and would recommend. Atmosphere is very casual and dining with children would be fine.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Outstanding Value, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Foors was delicious, great beer selection, and service was great!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 24, 2017

I had the new Brewery Appetizer Combo and it was not as good as the one they don't have any more. A lot of little bread balls and French fries. Not worth the money. Of course the beer is always refreshing. I also had the Chicken Fried Chicken. I didn't like the coating on the outside of the chicken. Didn't taste good to me. The potatoes and gravy were very good, but not the apple coleslaw. It was very dry. I won't get either again. They do have some very good food though.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 20, 2017

Good food and friendly service. Dinner portions are large enough for 2 to share. Great value.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Late-night Find
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 20, 2017

A good service by waiters and a bathroom was clean.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 18, 2017

The food was delicious. Our server was attentive and made sure my daughter (who we were there to celebrate) felt special for an achievement by doing a magic trick for her!
I used to go to another Rock Bottom before it was closed and I was very excited to find this one in San Diego. I will go back next time I am in town.

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Casual
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