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The 10 Best Breweries Near San Marcos

Updated: May 2, 2022

Thirsting for a crisp Blond Ale, a malty lager, or a hoppy IPA? We recommend a visit to these San Marcos breweries. After careful analysis of top articles and review sites, we have found the best breweries in San Marcos. Head to these taprooms for award-winning beer, beer tours, and an all-round good time!

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Wild Barrel Brewing

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Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Dos Desperados Brewery

Brewery, $, San MarcosBrewery, $San Marcos
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Rip Current Brewing

Brewery, $, San MarcosBrewery, $San Marcos
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Double Peak Brewing

Brewery, San MarcosBrewerySan Marcos
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

If you travel further

Eppig Brewing

Brewery, VistaBreweryVista
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • San Diego Magazine, 2020

    18 Breweries in San Diego with a Patio

    San Diego Magazine, 2020

BattleMage Brewing Company

Brewery, $, VistaBrewery, $Vista
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0
  • Eater, 2020

    Where to Drink Beer in North County

    Eater, 2020

WestBrew

Brewery, VistaBreweryVista
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

Booze Brothers Brewing

Brewery, $, VistaBrewery, $Vista
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Belching Beaver Pub 980

Brewery, $$, VistaBrewery, $$Vista
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Prohibition Brewing

Brewery, $$, VistaBrewery, $$Vista
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2020

    Where to Drink Beer in North County

    Eater, 2020

How does it work?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in San Marcos. For these results, 823905 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 10162 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 624 lists and articles from Eater and San Diego Magazine and others were carefully reviewed by boam. These spots have been featured in Eater - Where to Drink Beer in North County and San Diego Magazine - 18 Breweries in San Diego with a Patio. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Common questions

Wild Barrel Brewing, Dos Desperados Brewery, and Rip Current Brewing are breweries that are dog-friendly in San Marcos.

The highest-rated breweries with outdoor seating in San Marcos are Wild Barrel Brewing, Dos Desperados Brewery and Rip Current Brewing.

There are 7 breweries in San Marcos.

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