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Nickel Beer Company

1485 Hollow Glen Road, Julian, CA 92036
+1 760-765-2337
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Good beer, great prices, great service. Windy outside...

April weather was a bit cool, so we sat inside. The wait staff were very friendly and helpful, and... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
Michelle B
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Long Beach, California
Great beer a fun place to visit

I like beer and I like to visit breweries whenever I can so when we were in Julian I visited the... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2018
BobK729
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Los Angeles, California
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Nickel Beer Company is now open 7 days a week with beers brewed by longtime San Diego brewer and pub owner Tom Nickel. Located just a half mile east of historic downtown Julian in San Diego's beautiful back country. We serve 5, 9 and 16 oz beers in our tasting room and we have 32 oz and 64 oz jugs to go. The tasting room has a dart board, foosball table and a flatscreen TV. Our large outdoor beer garden is dog friendly.
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“anza borrego” (2 reviews)
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1485 Hollow Glen Road, Julian, CA 92036
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

April weather was a bit cool, so we sat inside. The wait staff were very friendly and helpful, and the beer was very good. There is no food, although it's OK to bring food inside. They sell jersey, nuts, and other bagged items if you...More

Thank Michelle B
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

I like beer and I like to visit breweries whenever I can so when we were in Julian I visited the Nickel Beer Company. The young lady who poured the beer was friendly and quite knowledgeable. The beer was very good. Actually one of the...More

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Reviewed 26 January 2018

Stopped in this brewery on our "way back" from a camping trip in Cuyamaca. The beer was great, the staff was friendly and we loved the ambiance. It's a converted sherrif's station and even has a holding cell. And they're homemade pickles were amazing!

Thank Stephen B
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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

As many times I have been to Julian or driven to Borrego Springs, I have never stopped by Nickel Beer. A shame. A wonderful spot. Nested in a an old Sheriff station, jail and all. A beautiful little wood stove to heat the space...and then...More

1  Thank John H
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

we were staying in a VRBO across the street. very convenient. The beer is great - and you get to meet some locals.....my kind of place.

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

My wife and I had spent most of the day in Anza Borrego and wanted to spend a couple of hours in Julian, we did the normal tourist things then stopped in for a hamburger and a beer, The hostess at the restaurant we were...More

1  Thank 10ringtraveler
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

Stopped for a couple of 5 ounce shots of beer after hiking in Anza Borrego. They brew their own craft beers which are very good. I sat outside on the patio and enjoyed my beers. I wish they served food, I suppose you could bring...More

1  Thank Roger92071
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Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

The bartender was very friendly and helpful. The beer was great, lots of choices and would like to go back to try more....but there were a couple of guys that made the atmosphere a little scary. Owners should really think about keeping these guys out...More

Thank Lynn C
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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I'm not much of a beer drinker, but my English husband is. He enjoyed a couple of pints while I tried my first beer because the apple cider intrigued me. The bar is small, but the bartender was knowledgable. There NO food here other than...More

Thank ChumsMum01
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

we made this our last stop...it was awesome , good beer , nice patio, good pickles,and the staff was very friendly ,,lots of locals..

Thank Kahleesi T
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