Draft names 7 San Diego Beer Bars Best in America

Craft Beer at Tiger!Tiger! - A San Diego Beer Bar

Tiger!Tiger! is a great San Diego Beer Bar for enjoying local brews. Just ask Draft Magazine. Plus, on Sundays mornings, you can order your beer with a side of doughnuts.

The secret is out: not only does San Diego produce some of the country’s best beer, we also have some of the best bars in America for enjoying a pint with friends. Every year, Draft Magazine publishes their editors’ picks for the 100 best beer bars across the nation, and it’s no surprise that San Diego beer bars make up a large part of that list.

Draft Magazine’s 7 San Diego Beer Bars

Perennial favorites the Blind Lady Ale House in Normal Heights, Hamiliton’s Tavern in South Park, and O’Brien’s Pub in Clairemont made repeat appearances on the 2013 list. Plus, for the first time, Churchill’s Pub & Grille in San Marcos, Encinitas Ale House, Tiger!Tiger! in North Park, and Small Bar in University Heights made the cut as well.

With 7 local bars on the list, San Diego ties with Chicago for the destination with the most appearance. You can check out the complete list of America’s 100 Best Beer Bars: 2013 online, or pick up a copy of January’s Draft Magazine.

Have a favorite spot that didn’t make the list? Share it below!

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About Candice

Foodie, craft beer nerd, shopaholic, music geek, photographer and contemporary art fan could all be used to describe me. I’m a big proponent of highlighting San Diego’s hidden gems and local businesses and breaking stereotypes about our city. We’re more than just sunshine and beaches (though those are nice, too!).

What would you do on your ideal San Diego Day?

Eating and shopping around my favorite neighborhoods: Golden Hill, South Park, North Park, Little Italy and Hillcrest. Then popping into one of our great art museums and capping off the night with some live music and a a local beer at The Casbah.

What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?

Does shopping count as an outdoor activity? Or checking out the public art around town, like at Chicano Park? I do love visiting the La Jolla tide pools in the summer and ice skating at the outdoor rinks that go up each winter.

Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?

Let's get one thing straight here: San Diego craft beer goes with everything, not just burgers. Though it is really good with a burger.

Latest music purchases for my iPod player are…

I’m lucky to be married to a music journalist, so advance copies of the newest albums are constantly available to me for free. But I can’t seem to stop playing the new album by CHVRCHES, and San Diego band Rocket from the Crypt have been on repeat a lot lately.

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2 thoughts on “Draft names 7 San Diego Beer Bars Best in America

  1. Try the Green Pig in Salt Lake City. The people in the neighborhood that are patrons contribute to the entertainment because it’s open-mic 4 nights a week with a different genre each of those nights!

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