The hamburger, America’s national meal, has always been served during Independence Day cookouts and the competitive-eating portion of presidential debates. Engage in a meaty repartee with today’s Groupon to La Jolla Brew House. Choose between the following options:
- For $16, you get $34 worth of American comfort fare.
- For $12, you get $25 worth of brunch fare at Sunday brunch, served from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. on Sundays. <p>
La Jolla Brew House’s chef, Adam Griffin, buns up natural, fresh ground beef burgers and their chicken or veggie counterparts as brewmaster Brian Mitchell wets whistles with craft beers on tap. Accompanied by house or sweet-potato fries, the BH burger ($8.95) flaunts its grilled façade, whereas the hand-tossed mushroom supreme pizza modestly drapes itself with mozzarella, sausage, pepperoni, red onions, green peppers, and a bevy of mushrooms ($11.95). Local craft brews, like the Alesmith Horny Devil, and creative cocktails sidle up alongside salads and starters, such as the pub house cobb ($11.50) and creamy artichoke dip ($7.50).
Chef Griffin extends his ample breakfast menu, featuring locally sourced produce and farm-fresh beef, during Sunday brunch. Three scrambled eggs comingle with applewood smoked bacon, avocado, and pepper jack cheese in the California Scramble ($10.95), and the eggs benedict tops two english muffins with poached eggs, ham, steak, and hollandaise sauce. House-made buttermilk pancakes stack next to scrambled eggs and fresh fruit ($8), and stuffed french toast dons cream cheese, apricots, and a fresh fruit beret. All brunch items include a mimosa, bloody mary, or craft beer. Creative spirits-seekers can build their own bloody mary ($4) at the bloody mary bar, then enjoy their concoction on the spacious, pet-friendly patio in the warmth of the outdoor fire pit or in the football-tinted glow of the private party room with 25 high-definition TVs and two big-screen projectors.
La Jolla Brew House
La Jolla Brew House fills four to seven of its taps with its own craft beers, brewed in the 30-barrel microbrewery located on site. Within the spacious confines of the sports bar or outside on a patio, friends can gather to cheer their favorite teams, chow on pub food, and sip plenty of distinctive beers. In addition to rotating house brews—which have included IPAs and stouts—bartenders crack open bottles of specialty beers from Belgian breweries, where the machines are not made of waffles—they're made of crepes.
Twenty flat-screen TVs broadcast games of football throughout the interior of the bar, and the comfortable patio has one 55-inch widescreen TV as well as a fire pit. All of the eatery and drinkery's seating accommodates dining on burgers—including one topped with house-made guacamole and jalapeños—and slices of hand-tossed pizza. At select times, The Brew House offers tours of their brewery. The Brew House also prides itself on being pet friendly; in addition to a menu of "canine cuisine," which dogs can enjoy on the patio, the staff holds regular "yappy hours" that often promote local animal organizations.