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The 14 Best Breweries In San Diego

Updated: May 2, 2022

Few things beat a great weissbier, stout, or lager after a long day at these great breweries in San Diego. Beer’s a serious business so we analyzed millions of reviews from top sites to find San Diego's top breweries. Enjoy beer tours, beer and food pairing, and sample award-winning beer at these local gems.

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Pure Project - Miramar

Brewery, $, MiramarBrewery, $San Diego, Miramar
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • San Diego Magazine, 2020

    18 Breweries in San Diego with a Patio

    San Diego Magazine, 2020

AleSmith Brewing Company

Brewery, $, MiramarBrewery, $San Diego, Miramar
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • San Diego Magazine, 2020

    18 Breweries in San Diego with a Patio

    San Diego Magazine, 2020

Ballast Point Miramar

Brewery, $$, MiramarBrewery, $$San Diego, Miramar
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • San Diego Tourism Authority

    San Diego's Best IPAs

    San Diego Tourism Authority
  • San Diego Magazine, 2020

    18 Breweries in San Diego with a Patio

    San Diego Magazine, 2020

Abnormal Beer Company

Brewery, Rancho BernardoBrewerySan Diego, Rancho Bernardo
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0
  • San Diego Magazine, 2020

    18 Breweries in San Diego with a Patio

    San Diego Magazine, 2020

Modern Times Beer

Brewery, $, Midway DistrictBrewery, $San Diego, Midway District
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • San Diego Magazine, 2020

    18 Breweries in San Diego with a Patio

    San Diego Magazine, 2020

Fall Brewing Company

Brewery, $, North ParkBrewery, $San Diego, North Park
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • San Diego Magazine, 2020

    18 Breweries in San Diego with a Patio

    San Diego Magazine, 2020

North Park Beer Company

Brewery, $$, North ParkBrewery, $$San Diego, North Park
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Zagat, 2017

    Hottest Bars in San Diego

    Zagat, 2017

Rip Current Brewing - North Park

Brewery, $$, North ParkBrewery, $$San Diego, North Park
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Citizen Brewers

Brewery, $, GrantvilleBrewery, $San Diego, Grantville
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 5.0

New Motion Beverages

Brewery, MiramarBrewerySan Diego, Miramar
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 5.0

Hopnonymous Brewing Company

Brewery, $, Kearny MesaBrewery, $San Diego, Kearny Mesa
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

Deft Brewing

Brewery, $, MorenaBrewery, $San Diego, Morena
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

California Wild Ales

Brewery, $, Sorrento ValleyBrewery, $San Diego, Sorrento Valley
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

Mujeres Brew House

Brewery, Logan HeightsBrewerySan Diego, Logan Heights
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

How did we curate these results?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in San Diego. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 10162 San Diego restaurants, 823905 reviews, and 624 top lists and articles from the likes of San Diego Magazine and San Diego Tourism Authority. These top contenders have appeared in San Diego Magazine - 18 Breweries in San Diego with a Patio and San Diego Tourism Authority - San Diego's Best IPAs. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. These ten options are sure to delight.

Common questions

Half Door Brewing, Gravity Heights, and Citizen Brewers are breweries that are dog-friendly in San Diego.

There are 77 breweries in San Diego.

The highest-rated breweries with outdoor seating in San Diego are Half Door Brewing, Gravity Heights and Citizen Brewers.

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