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4646 Convoy St, Ste 117, San Diego, CA 92111-2315
+1 858-715-1745
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11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 11:30 - 18:00
Mon 11:00 - 22:30
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 23:30
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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North Vancouver, Canada
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99 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

San Diego's longest running craft beer bar still serves high quality pub food and an amazing selection of craft beers. Self billed as the hoppiest place on earth, they also offer a well curated list of rare and Belgian beers. Expect simple decor and a locals atmosphere in this unassuming strip mall location.

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Thank Birdwatcher_jpm
San Diego, California
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107 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Great local pub in an otherwise Asian strip mall. Good, budget prices on big burgers and sandwiches and lots of interesting craft brews. Sometimes on Sundays and Mondays they have fish and chips and chipotle fish tortas. A popular spot to watch soccer. The only negatives are parking and they close at 6pm on Sundays.

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Thank Carey G
San Diego, California
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305 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

This place is a VERY good beer pub in America's beer capital - San Diego. They have a fantastic tap selection and a robust kitchen. The garlic fries are excellent and the burgers well made. Standard pub grub is available. A great choice for a bit if you are brewery hopping in the Convoy Street area, on the way back... More 

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Thank TheAnvil
San Diego, California
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

Terrible parking but great food/drinks here. You order your drinks and food from one cashier. I think you can keep the tab open or close it out. If you order food, they bring it out to you once it’s made. Make sure you order the beer battered onion rings WITH garlic and parm! It's not on the menu but it's... More 

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Thank FayesFork
Fountain Valley, California
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114 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

The taps rotate so call ahead or just be surprised when you get there. The website can keep you updated on events and they serve the best Corned beef and swiss on the mesa.

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308 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

Not real big but a real bar with comfy chairs, good beer on tap and that inescapable smell of spilt beer. We were killing some time so this place was recommended as having good food. In a strip mall with parking issues this neighborhood spot was as advertised. The patty melt was nice a juicy with fries. It was the... More 

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Thank sck1
San Diego, California, United States
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652 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

**Cough** **Cough** **Cough** O'Brien's is the only craft beer bar within at least a 5 mile radius, has all the soccer games, a great craft beer selection with reasonable prices, and Friendly bartenders, except one gal who seemed cranky that day. **Cough** **Cough** **Cough** **Hack!** Over half the clientele are older, pot-bellied men with no hair, or bad hair; if... More 

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Thank John P
Clairton, Pennsylvania
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112 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

In a city where craft beer rules, the way to distinguish yourself as a craft beer bar is your service. This bar came up short. There was only one single server for lunch time, the bartender, so if you wanted food, you had to line up at one end of the bar and place an order, then go back up... More 

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Morehead City, NC
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2013

Stopped by a few times for a beer and dinner while staying in the area. If you love craft beers, this is the place for you. San Diego's craft beer scene is notorious and O'Brien's has a full array of all the great local favorites from Monkey Paw to Ballast Point. The bartenders are friendly and knowledgeable. They know beer... More 

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Thank MagicNC
Northern VA
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2012

All of my reviews are "5-Star" because simply because there's little time to write up anything less. . . O'Brien's is tucked away in a strip mall in the Kearny Mesa area, and parking can be problematic at peak hours. Still, this is the place to go if you're looking for a proper beer-focused pub that's not overrun with hipsters... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
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Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 18:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:30
Thursday
11:00 - 23:30
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4646 Convoy St, Ste 117, San Diego, CA 92111-2315
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-715-1745

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