Food & Drink

7 SD Brewery Satellite Tasting Rooms You Need to Visit

Published On 02/12/2015 Published On 02/12/2015
Courtesy of Stone Brewing Co.
Courtesy of Stone Brewing Co.
Courtesy of Modern Times
Sara Norris/Thrillist
Rip Current Brewing in North Park
Courtesy of Twisted Manzanita
Border X Brewing
Sara Norris/Thrillist
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1. Stone Brewing Tap Room 795 J St, San Diego, CA 92101 (East Village)

The empire has expanded to include a site adjacent to Petco Park, with 16 Stone brews on tap plus tasters, flights, pints, bottles, and growlers. Sip and and savor all your Stone Brewing favorites before, during, and after games, or just head here for a pie straight out the pizza oven.

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2. Modern Times Flavordome 3000 Upas St, San Diego, CA 92104 (North Park)

Modern Times' tasting room, the Flavordome, is located in North Park, and like the Point Loma location, this spot has some interesting design elements -- think upside down lampshades covering the ceiling and an epic mosaic mural covering one of the walls. There are 16 Modern Times brews on tap at this location, so hang on the patio and try them all, or get a growler full of your favorite to take home. Modern Times doesn't serve food, but you can bring your own or have snacks delivered straight to your table from Tacos Perla, and if you plan on tasting all 16 beers, that’s probably a good idea.

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3. Belching Beaver Brewery 4223 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104 (North Park)

With its main brewery all the way in Vista, Belching Beaver decided to post-up its tasting room further South, on 30th St in North Park. Happy hour specials are going on Mon-Fri, and if you don’t want to drink alone, Fido is more than welcome to keep you company. Crazee Burger will deliver, but do yourself a favor and try one of the Beaver Floats to wash down said burger.

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4. Rip Current Brewing North Park 4101 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104 (North Park)

Coming all the way from San Marcos, Rip Current Brewing has 19 of its own beers on tap, and will eventually be serving bottled beers, mead, cider, and wine as well. It also has North County-fave Sublime Ale House running the kitchen, so you can order food (like mac & cheese, pizza, and unique small plates) on-site.

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5. Twisted Manzanita Ales and Spirits 4652 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109 (Pacific Beach)

Twisted Manzanita has more than 20 beers on draft and deals going on every day of the week. If you stop by on a Monday, all pints and tasters are half-off all day long.

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6. Border X Brewing Tasting Room 2181 Logan Ave, San Diego, CA 92113

Located in Barrio Logan, the Border X Brewing tasting room infuses its selection of brews with traditional Mexican flavors. This nanobrewery’s Blood Saison is a cult favorite, brewed with hibiscus, agave, and crystal malts, while the beloved Horchata Golden Stout is made with vanilla bean and whole cinnamon sticks. With multiple food trucks on rotation curated to pair perfectly with Border X’s brews, you’ll come thirsty and hungry and leave happy.

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7. Culture Brewing Co 111 South Cedros Ave Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92075 (Ocean Beach)

OB gained a second destination for suds lovers with the addition of the Culture Brewing Co tasting room. The second location followed the main brewery in Solana Beach. Be sure to start your Sunday Funday off right with Hoppy Yoga on Sunday mornings at the tasting room, followed by beer-drinking, of course.