If you love craft beer, then you’ll love San Diego. Frequently dubbed the “craft beer mecca,” it’s difficult to venture more than five miles without running into a craft brewery or bar. In fact, San Diego was chosen as one of the eight best beer towns in America. There’s truly a beer for everyone, even those who may not be convinced of craft beer yet! If you’re a San Diego local, or if you’re visiting, check out our list of craft beer breweries that can be found in, or very near, the lovely Gaslamp Quarter.
Mission Brewery – Originally established in 1913, but then shut down due to Prohibition. Re-established in 2007, and now considered one of San Diego’s top breweries. Tours are available as well. Learn more.
Karl Strauss – A fantastic restaurant paired with fantastic craft beer. Great for small or larger parties. Learn more.
Stone Brewery Company Store on Kettner - Stone Brewing is one of the most famous craft beer breweries in San Diego, and throughout the entire country. Stone has a lovely little company store where you can purchase goods and taste beer, in the neighboring Little Italy area. Learn more.
Ballast Point – Brewers who love fishing. Sculpin is one of the most famous and award-winning beers, but there are many more to taste, and there’s also food to pair with the beer. The closest location to the Gaslamp, is in neighboring Little Italy, and it happens to have a picturesque little patio outside! Learn more.
Monkey Paw – Nestled within delightful East Village, part of downtown San Diego, the Monkey Paw is a lively brewery and restaurant. Less well-known than Stone, Ballast Point, and the other big names in town, but definitely a must-see for craft beer lovers. Learn more.
Half Door Brewing – The new kid on the block. Literally. The jury’s out on this one, so it’s up to stroll through and tell us what you think! Location wise, it’s great – very close to Petco Park. So for those baseball and beer lovers, this might be the place to try out before a game! Learn more.
Craft beer can be found almost anywhere in the Gaslamp. Even if you don’t venture to one of the above breweries, nearly every restaurant has at least a few local craft beers on tap or bottled. It’s such a fun experience to try different types of craft beer, and you might even discover your new favorite! If you’re in need of a place to stay near all the fun, our hotel is within walking distance, or a short cab ride, to all of those breweries! Contact us today for more information about staying at the Horton Grand Hotel.
The Horton Grand Hotel is a historic retreat set in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, steps away from many of San Diego’s most famous attractions. Decorated and furnished in the style of the 1880s, the Horton Grand will take you back in time, while offering every modern amenity. Enjoy the tranquil, New Orleans styled courtyard, relax even further at the gorgeous Palace Bar, and indulge your taste buds at Ida Bailey’s. For further entertainment, see a show at the Horton Grand Theatre. Book your stay now at http://www.hortongrand.com.