Breweries in El Cajon


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BNS Brewing & Distilling Co. packs a lot of local flavor into its tasting room. A glance at the event calendar shows names like Sushi Bus, Pierogi Truck, and Inferno Pizza. These aren't burgeoning folk bands (although, the craft brewery does host performances from local musicians). The names refer to the ever-changing food vendors that the BNS team brings in to complement the beer fermenting inside their giant steel tanks. Of course, the central mission of BNS Brewing & Distilling Co. remains?in its own words?to "make the best damn beers and spirits in the West." The staff upholds this claim inside the tasting room, where they line up flights of beer for happy patrons. The taps flow with year-round favorites such as the Gunfighter Golden Ale, as well as seasonal varieties like the Jackyl Pumpkin Pale Ale. With good timing and luck, your visit might even align with the debut of a barrel-aged beer.
10960 Wheatlands Avenue
Santee,
CA
US
The early 20th century birthed the first incarnation of Mission Brewery, in which California newsboys and other pre?Jazz Era scallywags tossed back their sudsy concoctions before Prohibition closed its doors. Despite its short tenure since its reestablishment in 2007, Mission Brewery has already snatched medals from the Great American Beer Festival and other competitions for its pantheon of brews. In its tasting room, patrons claim bottles or sample draft beers that include the Bavarian-style hefeweizen with hints of banana, clove, and pear; a russian imperial stout; or the Shipwrecked Double IPA, a strong concoction that, like walking on hot coals, benefits from a liberal use of hops. Located just a few blocks from the San Diego Padre's Petco Park, guests can enjoy tours through the rows of gleaming vats in the brewing chambers, which are housed in the historic Wonder Bread Building, rumored to be haunted by multicolored polka dots.
1441 L St
San Diego,
CA
US
Quickly ease your appetite at this laid-back American eatery — The Beer Company serves sandwiches, salads and more. Dieters beware — The Beer Company does not offer low-fat cuisine. Toast your evening out at The Beer Company with a glass of beer or wine from their lengthy drink list. Bigger groups gravitate toward The Beer Company, which offers a private section for your next get-together or celebration. The Beer Company is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable). You can also grab your food to go. For drivers, a nearby lot is available for use. Expect your bill at The Beer Company to come in at around $30 per person.
602 Broadway
San Diego,
CA
US
For casual American-style cuisine, burger-loving diners head to Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery. Gluten-free and low-fat are not one in the same, but this place serves them both. Being a fan is serious business; don't miss a minute of your team's game. Got kids? No problem at Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery! The restaurant is a fantastic spot for families to dine together. Looking to host a party but don't have the space at home? You'll love the private room offered at Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery — just right for large and merry gatherings. Outdoor dining doesn't get much better than the beautiful patio at Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery. Enjoy wifi here free of cost. The restaurant's noise level can be somewhat straining on the vocal cords, so intimate get-togethers may be best enjoyed elsewhere. Weeknights are busy for Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery, so call ahead and make a reservation if you can. Casual dining at its best, Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery customers are free to enjoy themselves in jeans and a T-shirt. Or, take your grub to go. Catering from Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery will take your party to the next level. Pull into a parking space in the neighboring lot, or take advantage of the restaurant's valet service. If the lot is crowded, diners can search for street parking. Expect your bill at Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery to come in at around $30 per person. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.
8980 Villa La Jolla Dr
La Jolla,
CA
US
Oggi's Pizza and Brewing Co. serves up hot and delicious pizza in a casual dining environment. Pizza lovers and pasta fans will find more than enough to choose from on the pizzeria's menu. Low-fat and gluten-free options are featured on the menu as well. The bar at Oggi's Pizza and Brewing Co. is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer. Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to Oggi's Pizza and Brewing Co. — they'll love the menu and scene here as much as mom and dad. If dining outdoors is your idea of a good time, you'll love the gorgeous patio seating at Oggi's Pizza and Brewing Co. Bring your laptop here and tap into the complimentary wifi. With its spacious interior, Oggi's Pizza and Brewing Co. is a great choice for big groups and celebrations. Bring your favorite furball along to Oggi's Pizza and Brewing Co. — it has a dog-friendly policy and keeps its doors open to pooches. Planning a special night? Call ahead to reserve a table. Not a popular place for dress-up dining, most Oggi's Pizza and Brewing Co. patrons come in casual attire. The pizzeria also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Oggi's Pizza and Brewing Co. to your next party or event. null Your tab at Oggi's Pizza and Brewing Co. will generally run you about $30 per person. Morning, noon, or night, you can head on over to Oggi's Pizza and Brewing Co. since they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
2562 Laning Rd
San Diego,
CA
US
Grab a seat at San Diego Brewing Co. if you're hungry for an easy American meal — sandwiches and salads are popular options at this low-key establishment. Dieters beware — San Diego Brewing Co. does not offer low-fat cuisine. San Diego Brewing Co.'s fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal. You won't need to get a sitter before heading to San Diego Brewing Co. — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment. Wireless internet access is available for no charge at San Diego Brewing Co. Long guest list? Not a problem at San Diego Brewing Co., where big parties will find plenty of room to spread out in comfort. Planning a special night? Call ahead to reserve a table. Not a popular place for dress-up dining, most San Diego Brewing Co. patrons come in casual attire. Can't get enough of San Diego Brewing Co.'s tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events. Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy San Diego Brewing Co.'s cooking from the comfort of their own home. Find a space on the street or park in the lot not far from the restaurant. You can take it easy on your wallet at San Diego Brewing Co. — prices are generally less than $30 per person. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at San Diego Brewing Co.
10450 Friars Rd
San Diego,
CA
US
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