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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 a casual environment and scrumptious American food, stop by Rock Bottom Brewery. Rock Bottom Brewery is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu. Drinks are also on the menu here, so diners can start the night off right. Perfect for after-work outings, Rock Bottom Brewery's happy hour is hard to beat. At Rock Bottom Brewery, easily plan a night out with family, friends, coworkers and more — large parties are always welcome, and a private room is available for use. Rock Bottom Brewery's outdoor seating is available during the warmer months. Live music is common at Rock Bottom Brewery, as is a DJ. Rock Bottom Brewery draws a crowd with performances from live DJs. Rock Bottom Brewery visitors enjoy a taste of live music with their food as well.

The crowds come out in force on Fridays and Saturdays, so don't neglect to make a reservation ahead of time. No need to dress up for a trip to Rock Bottom Brewery — the casual restaurant encourages laid-back attire. Getting your food to go is also an option. Can't get enough of Rock Bottom Brewery's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.

Parallel-parking experts can find room on the street, though patrons also have access to the restaurant's adjoining lot.

Most items on the menu are reasonably priced, so expect to spend around $30 per person at Rock Bottom Brewery. Rock Bottom Brewery accepts all major credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.

401 G St
San Diego,
CA
US

Northern California may be known for its wine, but it's safe to say Southern California has made a name for itself on the craft-beer scene. In San Diego alone, dozens of microbreweries and nanobreweries turn out brews to taste, from Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits' gold-medal-winning Sculpin IPA to Breakwater Brewing Company's Beach Honey Ale, brewed with local grapefruit honey. That's where San Diego Brewery & Beer Tours comes in. The company has been in operation since 1972 under the name Five Star Tours and began offering brewery tours in 2011. To quench the thirst and feed the brains of beer lovers, the company provides tours of local breweries and local wineries so gues can enjoy and learn in a fun and safe way.

Guests can choose from various walking and driving group tours geared toward craft-beer novices and connoisseurs alike. Or they can design their own private tour by picking from more than 20 area breweries, such as Green Flash Brewing Co. and Belgian-inspired spot The Lost Abbey, whose co-founder talked to the Groupon Guide about Avant Garde, its "Saturday-afternoon beer." Each tour includes transportation, a tour guide, tidbits of beer trivia, and samples of brews, as well as the opportunity to find out whether the shape of the froth at the bottom of your empty beer glass can really tell you your future.

1050 Kettner Blvd.
San Diego,
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

Sure it’s a brewery, and it may get a little foamy on Fridays. But Tuesdays belong to the kids. Balloon artists wrangle shapes from their inflated canvases while kids eat for free, and parents sip signature and seasonal brews such as the Mermaid’s Red American Amber Ale.

170 Orange Ave
Coronado,
CA
US