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Nickel Beer Company

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Lots of IPA's

Great way to sample the local beers. Unfortunately I don't care for IPA's. I did find 2 that I... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Carey Z
Manhattan, Kansas
Local craft beer

Great craft beer, great patio and dog friendly. We were able to relax with our dog on the patio. It... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2018
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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...more
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1485 Hollow Glen Road, Julian, CA 92036
+1 760-765-2337
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great way to sample the local beers. Unfortunately I don't care for IPA's. I did find 2 that I liked though. Beware of the jalepeno one.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Carey Z
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Great craft beer, great patio and dog friendly. We were able to relax with our dog on the patio. It was a nice cool spot. The beer is great and you really get that locals hang out feel.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Go here to get the local Julian vibe as few tourists visit this microbrewery located in the historic Julian jail. The lockup is a little game room and if you get ornery they will let you know they have the lock key. You will be...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Michelle B
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

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank BobK729
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!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Stephen B
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

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank John H
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.

Date of experience: March 2017
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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

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank 10ringtraveler
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

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Roger92071
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