A brewery, like the beach, is a relaxing oasis that allows tired travelers to bask in golden hues, frolic in frothy spumes, and get in splash fights with siblings. Savor sudsy fun with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of pub fare and house-brewed beers at The Beer Company.
One of San Diego's newest downtown breweries and restaurants, The Beer Company matches house-brews and guest micro-drafts with a menu of hearty pub fare and relaxed, sports-friendly surroundings. From the hop-heavy environs of the in-house brewery, The Beer Company’s mash-tun maestros concoct luxurious lagers and agile, toast-inspiring ales. Begin your festive feasting session with a plate of sweet potato fries ($5.50) or a handful of sliders—mini Angus cheeseburgers on a joyride with caramelized onions in a Hawaiian sweet-bread boat ($8.95). A panoply of boisterous brews vie for a pairing with one of the oven-fired pizzas, such as the vine-ripened tomato basil ($9.95) or the peanut- and carrot-infused thai-chicken pizza, made from prized Muay Thai–trained poultry ($10.95). The Beer Company also dishes out savory burgers and sandwiches, such as the 8-ounce Kobe burger ($14.50) and the teriyaki mahi-mahi sandwich, which sports a fresh coat of sauce and a snazzy pineapple chapeau ($10.50).
Well-fed sports fans can take in The Beer Company’s armada of entertainment options with seven 55-inch and seven 65-inch high-definition LED TVs backed up by a rib-tickling sound system. Settle into a plush, moon-shaped booth with a sweet, singular martini in a bouquet of dessert-friendly options, including creamsicle, chocolate pudding, and apple crisp, which is accented by pineapple juice and a motherly pinch on the cheek.
- The guest selection was good with plenty of locals, some non-San Diego craft beers and a few imports. Prices were reasonable. – Jeff Hammett, San Diego Beer Blog
- Food wise [sic], the onion rings were good and the burger was one of the best I've had in San Diego. Highly recommended. – Rich H., 10/17/10, Yelp